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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.

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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:

Headlamp
Aiming adjustment Preparation before adjusting Before performing aiming adjustment, check the following: Ensure all tires are inflated to correct pressure. Place vehicle and screen on level surface. Ensure there is no load in vehicle other than the driver (or equivalent weight placed in ...

Normal operating condition
Description Symptom Result Slight vibrations are felt on the brake pedal and operation noises occur when VDC, TCS or ABS is activated. This is a normal condition due to the VDC, TCS or ABS activation. Stopping distance is longer than that of vehicles without ...

Brake master cylinder
Inspection Check for brake fluid leakage at the following areas: Master cylinder mounting face Reservoir tank mounting face Brake tube and brake tube connections Brake hose and brake hose connections If any brake fluid leakage is found, repair as necessary. On Board Inspection LEAK ...

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