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Engine 5.6L 8-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30

  • Oil certification: API

  • Drain Plug Torque: 25 ft-lbs

  • Oil capacity: 6.9 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 5.6L 8-Cylinder: 0.044''

Air conditioning system refrigerant

  • Type: HFC-134a (R-134a)

Air conditioning system lubricants

  • Type: NISSAN A/C System Oil Type S or exact equivalent


  • Capacity: 28 gal (105.8 L)

Automatic transmission fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF. INFINITI recommends using Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF ONLY in INFINITI automatic transmissions. Do not mix with other fluids. Using fluids that are not equivalent to Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF may damage the automatic transmission. Damage caused by the use of fluids other than as recommended is not covered under the INFINITI’s new vehicle limited warranty

Differential gear oil

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 or equivalent conventional (non-synthetic) oil

Power steering fluid (PSF)

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent

Brake fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid*3 or equivalent DOT 3.  Available in mainland U.S.A through an INFINITI retailer.

Multi-purpose grease

  • Type: NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)


  • Type: 50% Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent. 50% Demineralized or distilled water
  • Capacity:

    • With reservoir: 3-3/4 gal (14.4 L)

Power steering fluid (PSF)

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN PSF or equivalent. DEXRONTMVI type ATF may also be used.

Transfer Fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Matic D ATF (Continental U.S. and Alaska) or Canada NISSAN Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent (if available)

Front differential gear oil

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super GL-5 80W-90 OR API GL-5 Viscosity SAE 80W-90
  • Capacity: 3-3/8 pt ( 1.6 L)

Rear differential gear oil

  • Type: API GL-5 Synthetic 75W-90 gear oil or equivalent
  • Capacity: 3-3/4 pt (1.75 L)

Window washer fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or equivalent



  • 5.6 L V8 VK56DE


  • 5-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings




  1. 2010 Infiniti QX56 Owners Manual 

  2. Infiniti QX56

  3. US Department of Energy -

  4. NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -


Front Lights

  • Door Mirror Illumination Light Bulb: 906

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H3-55W

  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 916

  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7440

  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: 9005

  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: HID-D2R

  • Stepwell Light Bulb: 158

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921

  • Brake Light Bulb: LED

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED

  • License Plate Light Bulb: 168LL

  • Parking Light Bulb: 916

  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 3156K

  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 158

  • Interior Door Light Bulb: 194

  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: DE3175