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  • Type: Z12

Engine 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 5W-30

  • Recommended Engine Oil: API

  • Drain Plug Torque:  25FT-LBS

  • Oil capacity: 4.3 qt

Spark Plug Gap

  • 1.8L 4-Cylinder: 0.044''


  • Capacity: 13-1/4 gal (50 L)

Cooling system with reservoir

  • Type: 

    • CVT model:50% Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent, 50% Demineralized or distilled water

    • MT model: 50% Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant or equivalent, 50% Demineralized or distilled water

  • Capacity:  
    • CVT model: 7-1/2 qt (7.1L)

    • MT model: 7-1/4 qt (6.8L)

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2
    •  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

Manual Transmission (MT) gear oil

  • Type:  Genuine NISSAN gear oil (Chevron Texaco ETL8997B) 75W-80 or equivalent
    • If Genuine NISSAN gear oil is not available, API GL-4, Viscosity SAE 75W-80 may be used as a temporary replacement. Replace with Genuine NISSAN gear oil as soon as it is available.

Multi-purpose grease

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

Air conditioning system refrigerant

  • Type: HFC-134a (R-134a)

Air conditioning system lubricants

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

Window washer fluid

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



  • 1.5L HR15DE I4 (gasoline)

  • 1.6L HR16DE I4 (gasoline)

  • 1.8L MR18DE I4 (gasoline)

  • 1.5L K9K I4 dCi (diesel)


  • 5-speed manual

  • 6-speed manual

  • CVT

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings



  1. 2010 Nissan Cube Owners Manual 

  2.  Nissan Cube- Class

  3. US Department of Energy -

  4. NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -  NHTNHTSA


Front Lights

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H8-35W

  • Front Inner Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496

  • Front Outer Turn Signal Light Bulb: 2827

  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 168

  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: 9003

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921

  • Brake Light Bulb:

    • 7443-SCK

    • 7443

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: 921

  • License Plate Light Bulb: 168

  • Parking Light Bulb: 168

  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 2825

  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496

  • Tail Light Bulb:

    • 7443-SCK

    • 7443

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: DE3175

  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: DE3175

  • Map Light Bulb: 168