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    Micra Oil Change (easy DIY / How to / oil filter part numbers)

    Good news for DIY's, an oil change is real easy on the Micra.

    At stock height, a regular floor jack slides under the central cross member easily. If the car is lowered you might need to roll up on a couple pieces of 2x6.

    The 14mm drain plug is easy to reach and drains completely without making a mess. (oil doesn't run all over the pan when flow slows down)

    You will need the smallest oil filter wrench of the three sizes commonly available. The Crap Tire filter is MPH 6607. It's just a tiny hair shorter than the Nissan filter.

    If you crack the filter slowly and let it drain, no oil will touch the engine, but it is an easy wipe if you unscrew it too quick and get oil on things.

    Careful pulling the dip stick or you get a drop or two flicking randomly. The alternator is right there, so that is likely where the drips will end up LOL.

    I couldn't for the life of me get a good reading on the dip stick, so I ended up just pouring in the recommended 3.5L and calling it good.

    The Micra has the room to accommodate a longer filter, if anyone knows what it is, please advise. Forgot to ask at parts counter.

    EDIT:
    The stock size filter in Fram, with X reference chart part #6607
    The longer size filter in Fram, with X reference chart part#7317

    EDIT: Add pic of longer filter. Also, with the lower springs in I now have to roll up on pieces of 2x6 (two high) in order to get jack under cross member. This also allows enough height to change without jacking up.
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    Did you do your oil change already? if so how many km on your car? what grade of oil did you use (what is it called for, I have not read the manual yet :+)

    Thank you.

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    Aftica also trying to get my hands on repair manual for this vehicle. if anyone has any leads please let me know ..thank you.
    One thing I noticed on my basic radio (cd and mp3 player with aux in) you can see bluetooth logo and the telephone ...so do they use the same deck for bluetooth handsfree ? does that mean I just need to find the module that would fit? also if that is the case maybe back of the deck has usb input for extension cable? just putting the info out there (hint wink wink)??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyedegha View Post
    Aftica also trying to get my hands on repair manual for this vehicle. if anyone has any leads please let me know ..thank you.
    One thing I noticed on my basic radio (cd and mp3 player with aux in) you can see bluetooth logo and the telephone ...so do they use the same deck for bluetooth handsfree ? does that mean I just need to find the module that would fit? also if that is the case maybe back of the deck has usb input for extension cable? just putting the info out there (hint wink wink)??

    Here's the manual you were looking for:

    http://www.nissan.ca/content/dam/nis...ssan-Micra.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hideous View Post
    Here's the manual you were looking for:

    http://www.nissan.ca/content/dam/nis...ssan-Micra.pdf
    Thanks Mike. So Nissan finally posted it. 'Bout time.

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    aftica - thanks for the oil change notes.

    Are you following the recommended oil change interval, or doing an early change for peace of mind?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by hyedegha View Post
    Did you do your oil change already? if so how many km on your car? what grade of oil did you use (what is it called for, I have not read the manual yet :+)

    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    aftica - thanks for the oil change notes.

    Are you following the recommended oil change interval, or doing an early change for peace of mind?
    Hey guys, the car has ~2400KM and i'm using the recommended 5W30. I just use cheap CT oil and change frequently. Usually, I would drive the first 1000K a little harder and then change oil, but I got distracted/lazy and just drove the car normally. The oil was still very light amber on the stick, but dark in the drain pan.
    Ten Grand Tin Can

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    My Micra just passed the 5000km, so I called the dealer this week to take an appointment for the oil change and they told me that frequency for the oil change is at 8000km!!??? I found it hard to believe and I insisted but again he told me that with this new generation of motor you don't have to do it at each 4000-5000km. I dont like the idea so im thinking of doing it myself but will that affect the warranty???

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    Yo it is not a tin can it is a piece of art. I is a very beautiful cute car

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanthemicraman View Post
    Yo it is not a tin can it is a piece of art. I is a very beautiful cute car
    I second the sentiment!

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