Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Recommended fluids and lubricants

FOR USA AND CANADA

FOR USA AND CANADA : Fluids and Lubricants

Nissan Maxima. Fluids and Lubricants

*1: For further details, see "Engine Oil Recommendation".
*2: NISSAN recommends Genuine NISSAN Ester Oil available at a NISSAN dealer.
*3: Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2. Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2 will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.
*4: DEXRONTM VI type ATF may also be used.
*5: Available in mainland U.S.A through a NISSAN dealer.
*6: For further information, see "Air conditioning specification label".

FOR USA AND CANADA : 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.

Nissan Maxima. Engine Oil Recommendation

  1. API certification mark
  2. API service symbol

FOR USA AND CANADA : Anti-Freeze 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:

  • Do not remove the radiator or coolant reservoir cap when the engine is hot. Wait until the engine and radiator cool down. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator.
  • The radiator is equipped with a pressure type radiator cap. To prevent engine damage, use only a genuine NISSAN radiator cap.

CAUTION:

  • When adding or replacing coolant, be sure to use only Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent. Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) is pre-diluted to provide antifreeze protection to -34F (-37C). If additional freeze protection is needed due to weather where you operate your vehicle, add Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) concentrate following the directions on the container. If an equivalent coolant other than Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) is used, follow the coolant manufacture's instructions to maintain minimum antifreeze protection to -34F (-37C). The use of other types of coolant solutions other than Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent may damage the engine cooling system.
  • Mixing any other type of coolant other than Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue), including Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (green), or the use of non-distilled water will reduce the life expectancy of the factory-fill coolant.

FOR MEXICO

FOR MEXICO : Fluids and Lubricants

Nissan Maxima. Fluids and Lubricants

Nissan Maxima. Fluids and Lubricants

*1: For further details, see "Engine Oil Recommendation".
*2: Use Genuine NISSAN Engine Coolant (blue) or equivalent in its quality, in order to avoid possible aluminum corrosion within the engine cooling system caused by the use of non-genuine engine coolant.

Note that any repairs for the incidents within the engine cooling system while using non-genuine engine coolant may not be covered by the warranty even if such incidents occurred during the warranty period.
*3: Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2. Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT fluid NS-2 will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the warranty.
*4: DEXTRON VI type ATF may also be used.
*5: For further information, see "Air conditioning specification label".

FOR MEXICO : Engine Oil Recommendation

GASOLINE ENGINE

  • 10W-30 is preferable.

    5W-30 is also preferable and will improve fuel economy.

    If 10W-30 or 5W-30 is not available, select the viscosity, from the chart, that is suitable for the outside temperature range.

Nissan Maxima. Engine Oil Recommendation

FOR MEXICO : Engine Coolant Mixture Ratio

The engine cooling system is filled at the factory with a high-quality, year-round and extended life engine coolant.

The high quality engine coolant contains the specific solutions effective for the anti-corrosion and the antifreeze function. Therefore, additional cooling system additives are not necessary.

Coolant Mixture Ratios

Nissan Maxima. Coolant Mixture Ratios

When checking the engine coolant mixture ratio by the coolant hydrometer, use the chart below to correct your hydrometer reading (specific gravity) according to coolant temperature.

Mixed Coolant Specific Gravity

Nissan Maxima. Mixed Coolant Specific Gravity

WARNING: Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. Wait until the engine and radiator cool down.

CAUTION:

  • When adding or replacing coolant, be sure to use only Genuine NISSAN Engine Coolant or equivalent in its quality with the proper mixture ratio.
  • The use of other types of engine coolant may damage your cooling system