Nissan Rogue 2.5L Engine Oil Change Guide
How to change the motor oil and replace the filter on the QR25DE engine in a 2nd generation 2014-2018 Nissan Rogue.
Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Murano, Altima, Titan, Versa, Sentra, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Juke, Pathfinder, Armada, Patrol, Skyline, Cube, X-Trail, Xterra, Qashqai, Rogue Sport, NV200, NV400, Teana, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.
A few compatible replacement oil filters with their part numbers are as follows: Mobil 1 M1-108, Fram XG6607, K&N PS-1008, Royal Purple 10-2876, Wix 51358, Pennzoil HPZ-37, ACDelco PF1237,Nissan 15208-65F0E & Purolator L14612.
The tools and other items needed to complete this procedure include a 14mm socket, a 3/8" drive ratchet, a used oil catch basin, a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench (optional), an automotive funnel, a new oil filter and 4 7/8 U.S. quarts (4.6L) of new SAE 0W-20 or 5W-30 oil.
Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and also allow it to drain out more quickly.
Engage the emergency / parking brake and place wheel chocks on both sides of the front and/or rear wheels to prevent the SUV from moving.
Open the hood to access the engine bay.
Twist off the oil filler cap in the counterclockwise direction and lift up the dipstick an inch or two.
Set the oil filler cap aside in a safe place.
Removing the oil filler cap and lifting the dipstick out a bit will help prevent a vacuum from forming and allow the old oil to dran out more quickly.
The oil filter is located on the passenger side of the engine bay behind the black plastic wheel well liner near the front passenger side tire.
Rotate the steering wheel all the way to the right in order to make more room in the wheel well.
Slide under the front passenger side of the engine bay with the 14mm socket, a 3/8" drive ratchet and the used oil catch basin.
The black metal oil drain bolt is situated on the rear edge of the oil pan with the bolt head facing towards the back of the SUV.
Slide the used oil catch container to just below the oil drain bolt.
Loosen the oil drain bolt in the counterclockwise direction with the 14mm socket and the 3/8" drive ratchet.
Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt. The old oil might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.
If the oil drain bolt is equipped with a washer, inspect it and replace it if necessary.
Re-insert the oil drain bolt and spin it in a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded.
Tighten the oil drain bolt to just past hand tight or about 25 lb-ft of torque.
Double check that the oil drain bolt is tight before moving on to the next steps.
Move to the front passenger wheel well.
To remove the pop rivets, first pry up the center of the fastener before pulling out the base.
I chose to just gently lift up the splash guard to access the oil filter.
An optional tool that I highly recommend is the Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench. It makes removing stubborn old oil filters much easier.
Twist off the old oil filter in the counterclockwise direction.
If you have trouble loosening the old oil filter, use the oil filter wrench attached to a short extension bar and a 3/8" drive ratchet.
Allow the old oil to drain out of the oil filter receptacle for at least a few minutes.
I recommend buying the Mobil 1 M1-108 oil filter since it has excellent reviews on Amazon.
Dip your pinky finger in to some new SAE 0W-20 or 5W-30 oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring gasket on the new oil filter.
Lubricating the new oil filter gasket will help it form a better seal, prevent oil leaks and also make the filter easier to take off during the next oil change.
Twist on the new oil filter in the clockwise direction until it is snug or about 1/4 to 1/2 turn past hand tight (approximately 11 to 15 lb-ft of torque).
Lower the wheel well liner back in to place or re-install it with the pop rivet fasteners.
Insert the automotive funnel in to the oil filler hole.
Running an engine that has been overfilled with oil can lead to sluggish performance and even damage to seals, gaskets or other components.
So I recommend only pouring in about 4 to 4/12 quarts of new oil in to the engine at first.
Then temporarily replace the oil filler cap by twisting it on in the clockwise direction and push down the dipstick.
Start the engine and allow it to warm up for a few minutes, turn off the ignition and allow the new oil to drain down to the oil pan for at least 5 to 10 minutes.
Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean with a paper towel, fully re-insert it and then pull it out again to check the oil level.
If necessary, slowly pour in more oil and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick until it reaches just at or below the upper hole in the dipstick that indicates the "Full" or "Max" (maximum) line.
Once the oil level is correct, re-insert the oil dipstick and tighten the oil filler cap.
Don't forget to record the oil change in your SUV's service records. It's also a good idea to check your driveway, garage or parking spot for drops of oil and check the oil level on the dipstick during the next couple of days.
It's also a good idea to check your driveway, garage or parking spot for drops of oil and check the oil level on the dipstick during the next couple of days.
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