Nissan Murano Parts And Nissan Murano Accessories
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The Nissan Murano crossover is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that pumps out an impressive 260 horsepower at a comparatively fuel-sipping rate of just 28 MPG on the highway. And part of what makes the Murano engine so efficient is its lubrication system, which is designed to circulate engine oil efficiently, resulting in less engine component wear, better engine temperature management, and improved efficiency overall.
Experts recommend changing the engine oil every 10,000 miles, although this can be shortened to 5,000 miles if the Murano is used often and in rough conditions. The oil also tends to wear out over time, gradually losing its effectiveness and even speeding up the wear of the pistons and assorted engine components if left for too long. To help you, here\'s a list of some key pointers in changing the Murano\'s engine oil:
With your vehicle parked in a level surface, engage the parking brake and switch on the ignition to let the engine idle. Once the engine reaches a normal operating temperature, turn the engine off and, after around 10 minutes, raise and support the vehicle using a floor jack. Place the jack stands on the SUV\'s designated support points; do not place the stands anywhere else in the vehicle as this may end up damaging your SUV and cause injury. Once all of the jack stands are in place, retract the jack and slide it out of the vehicle.
Note:Do not use the jack to support your SUV. The standard floor is designed primarily to raise the vehicle off the ground, but is not meant to carry its weight for a prolonged period of time.
With the SUV secured, place a large drain pan underneath the drain plug and remove the oil filler cap and the plug itself. The plug is too tight to be removed by hand, so make sure to use a wrench to slowly loosen and remove it from the vehicle\'s oil pan. The engine oil should be able to flow freely to the drain pan once the plug has been removed.
Note:The engine oil can be extremely hot, so make sure to wear protective gear at this point to prevent burning yourself.
Once the oil has been completely drained, we recommend changing the oil filter as well. The filter contains all of the debris it has screened from the oil over the years, and this may contaminate the new batch of oil you\'ll put into the engine later on. The filter on the Murano is secured by several plastic clips, so removing it is as easy as taking off the clips and pulling out the filter unit and reattaching the replacement.
Replace the washer in the drain plug and reinstall it to the oil pan. Carefully refill the engine with the new batch of oil through the oil filler opening to its recommended levels, and install the filler cap. Start the engine and check for any leakage around the drain plug and oil filter. Check the oil level with the dipstick as well. If no problem arises, lower your SUV into the ground and dispose of the waste oil and filter.