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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Recommended fluids and lubricants

Nissan Sentra Service Manual / Maintenance / Periodic maintenance / Recommended fluids and lubricants

Fluids and lubricants

*1: For additional information, see “engine oil recommendation”.


*1: For additional information, see “engine oil recommendation”.

*2: As an alternative to this recommended oil, sae 5w-30 conventional petroleum based oil may be used and meet all specifications and requirements necessary to maintain the new vehicle limited warranty.

*3: Use only genuine nissan cvt fluid ns-3, using automatic transmission fluid other than genuine nissan cvt fluid ns-3 will damage the cvt, which is not covered by the nissan new vehicle limited warranty.

*4 If genuine nissan manual transmission fluid (mtf) tl/jr type is not available, api gl-4+, viscosity sae 75w-80 may be used as a temporary replacement. However, use genuine nissan manual transmission fluid (mtf) tl/jr type as soon as it is available.

*5: Available in mainland u.S.A. Through a nissan dealer.

*6: For additional information, see "air conditioner specification label".

Engine oil recommendation

Nissan recommends the use of an energy conserving oil in order to improve fuel economy. Select only engine oils that meet the american petroleum institute (api) certification and international lubricant standardization and approval committee (ilsac) certification and sae viscosity standard. These oils have the api certification mark on the front of the container. Oils which do not have the specified quality label should not be used as they could cause engine damage.


  1. Api certification mark
  2. Api service symbol

Engine coolant mixture ratio

The engine cooling system is filled at the factory with a pre-diluted mixture of 50% genuine nissan long life antifreeze/coolant (blue) and 50% water to provide year-round anti-freeze and coolant protection. The antifreeze solution contains rust and corrosion inhibitors. Additional engine cooling system additives are not necessary.

Warning:

Caution:

Periodic maintenance
Introduction of periodic maintenance The following tables show the normal maintenance schedule. Depending upon weather and atmospheric conditions, varying road surfaces, individual driving habits ...

Engine maintenance
Drive belt Drive belt : inspection Alternator Drive belt auto-tensioner Crankshaft pulley A/c compressor Water pump Drive belt Possible use range New drive belt range Ndica ...

Other materials:

Diagnosis system (bcm) (without intelligent key system)
Common item COMMON ITEM : CONSULT Function (BCM - COMMON ITEM) APPLICATION ITEM CONSULT performs the following functions via CAN communication with BCM. Direct Diagnostic Mode Description ECU identification The BCM part number is displayed. Self Diagnostic Result ...

Clutch fluid
Inspection FLUID LEAKAGE Check clutch line for cracks, deterioration or other damage. Replace any damaged parts. Check for fluid leakage by fully depressing clutch pedal while engine is running. CAUTION: If leakage occurs around connections, reinstall the lines or replace damaged ...

Audio operation precautions
Compact disc (CD) player CAUTION Do not force a compact disc into the CD insert slot. This could damage the CD and/or CD player. Trying to load a CD with the CD door closed could damage the CD and/or CD player. Only one CD can be loaded into the CD player at a time. Only ...

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