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2017+ Nissan Rogue Sport Engine Oil Change DIY

Guide on how to oil change the Nissan Rogue Sport 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 equipped with the 2.0L 4 cylinder engine.

2017+ Nissan Rogue Sport Engine Oil Change DIY
ESTIMATED TIME 1 hour - 1.5 hours
DIY COST $ 40 - 50
DIFFICULTY Intermediate

First, take a look at the tools and parts you will need, then in the next section, you will find step-by-step procedures on how to change the engine oil on your Nissan Rogue. 

What you will need

List of tools and parts you will need to change oil and replace the oil filter on a Nissan Rogue Sport 2017+. 

Parts

Tools

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on level ground and allow the engine to cool down. 
  2. Open the hood by pulling the hood release under the dashboard and unlock the hood latch at the front by pressing the tab up and pulling the hood up. Then set the hood rod to secure the hood.Pulling the hood release of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

     

    Unlocking the hood latch of the Nissan Rogue Sport.
  3. Remove the oil cap by turning it counterclockwise. Place the cap to the side.Removing the oil cap of the Nissan Rogue Sport.
  4. Pull the dipstick out of the engine.

     

    Pulling the oil dipstick out.
  5. Jack up the vehicle's front and support the vehicle with jack stands.
  6. Remove the push clips around the engine splash shield by pulling them out using a fastener remover tool.
  7. Pull the engine splash shield out of the vehicle to access the oil drain plug.The oil drain plug of the Nissan Rouge Sport.

     

  8. Place the oil pan below the oil drain plug.
  9. Loosen the oil drain plug by turning it counterclockwise using a 14mm wrench. Then remove the oil drain plug by hand.Loosening the oil drain plug of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

    Draining the engine oil of the Nissan Rogue Sport.
  10. While waiting for the oil to be drained, replace the copper washer of the oil drain plug.Replacing the copper washer of the oil drain plug.

     

     

  11. Reinstall the oil drain plug by turning it clockwise using the 14mm wrench. Tighten the oil drain plug to proper torque specification. Typically 28 ft-lbs. Reinstalling the oil drain plug of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

  12. Clean the oil drain plug and its surroundings by wiping it using a clean, absorbent cloth.Cleaning the oil drain plug and its surroundings.

     

  13. Move the oil pan below the oil filter located just on the front side of the oil drain plug.The oil filter of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

  14. Loosen the oil filter by turning it counterclockwise using an oil filter plier. Then remove the oil filter plier by hand.Loosening the oil filter of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

    Removing the oil filter of the Nissan Rogue Sport.
  15. Wipe the oil filter installation port clean using an oil absorbent cloth.Cleaning the installation port of the oil filter.

     

  16. Install the new oil filter by turning it clockwise to tighten. Tighten the oil filter by hand as hard as you can.Installing the new oil filter of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

  17. Remove the jack stand and release the floor jack to lower the vehicle on the ground.
  18. Place a funnel on the engine and add the right amount of engine oil.Adding Engine Oil on the Vehicle.

     

  19. Check the oil level using the oil dipstick. Wipe the oil dipstick clean and insert it back into the vehicle. Then pull the oil dipstick out and check the oil level on the tip of the dipstick.

Torque Specifications

  • Oil filter: 14.7 - 20.5 N-m or (11 - 15 lb-ft)
  • Oil drain plug:  29 - 39 N-m or (22 - 29 lb-ft)

One newton meter equals 0.7376 ft-lbs, rounded to 4 decimal places. To convert newton meters to foot-pounds, multiply your figure by 0.7376.

Applicable Oil Filters

  • Fram XG6607
  • Fram FS6607
  • Tough Guard TG6607
  • Extra Guard PH6607
  • Fram FD6607
  • LUBER-FINER PH2876
  • Mobil 1 M1-108A
  • Fram PH6607
  • Purolator PL14612
  • Bosch 3300
  • Wix 51358
  • K&N PS-1008

These oil filter part numbers are for reference only. Verify oil filter fitment by contacting the supplier or the manufacturer. 

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Warnings


  • Prolonged and repeated contact with mineral oil can result in dryness, irritation, and dermatitis.
  • Used engine oil contains potentially harmful contaminants which may cause skin cancer.
  • Wash your skin thoroughly with soap and water to remove any used engine oil. 

Frequently Asked Questions


What type of engine oil do I need?

The oil viscosity is usually printed on the oil cap. If it is not, then you need to find the owner's manual under the recommended fluids and lubricants section typically at the end of the owner's manual. 

  • at the oil cap
  • owner's manual
  • sticker by the top radiator support

Should I change the oil when the engine is hot or cold?

  • There is a lot of discussion on this topic of whether you should change the oil when the engine is hot or cold. Ideally, the oil should be slightly warm so it can flow easily but not burn you. 

How much does it cost to change the oil?

  • Anywhere from $19.99 to $150. A four-cylinder engine that takes 5w30 or 0w20, such as a Honda Civic or Ford Focus, will only cost you about $20. A Mercedes-Benz E-Class that takes 8.5L synthetic oil and fleece oil filter may cost as much as $150 at the dealer. Two of the main factors that play a role in engine oil cost are the oil type (synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional) and oil quantity required. Oil filter quality and how easy it is to remove may also play a role in the price of an oil change.

How often should I change engine oil?

Typical recommended intervals for most vehicles. 

  • Conventional Oil - Every 3,000 miles
  • Synthetic Blend - Every 5,000 miles
  • Synthetic Oil - Every 7500-10,000 miles (verify owner's manual)

Follow the recommended manufacturer intervals.

Can I change the engine oil at home?

  • Yes, you can. Follow this guide. We hope that once you go over all the steps, you will feel confident about the procedure to change the engine oil at home.

Can I change engine oil once a year?

  • While the age of oil can play a factor in the engine oil life, you need to pay closer attention to the miles driven. If you drive very little (under 5,000 miles) and use synthetic oil, you should be ok with changing the oil once a year.

Can I change engine oil but not filter?

  • Not recommended. You should change the oil filter at the same time that you change the engine oil. Oil filters do not last forever, and if not changed regularly, they will not filter the oil or, even worse, clog. In which case, the oil may bypass the oil filter altogether, which is a situation you don't want as you may shorten the life of the engine.

Is it necessary to change engine oil every year?

  • Yes. Most drivers should change the engine oil at least twice if not more per year, depending on the oil type and miles driven. If you put about 15,000 miles per year which is the national average in the US, you should change the engine oil at least twice per year. Assuming that you are using synthetic oil and a good oil filter. 

Should I change the engine oil before or after storing the car for long periods?

  • Change the engine oil if stored for over 6 months. Oil can lose its lubricating properties when sitting for an extended period of time. Change the engine oil if your car has been sitting for a long time.

What happens if I don't change the oil?

  • You are shortening the life of your car. Sludge may build up. The engine may start to knock. Most importantly, bearings will wear much faster. You may not notice any symptoms right away, but you are causing premature wear to your car engine.

How much oil do I need to add?

  • Check on your owner's manual. Every car has a different capacity. There is no correlation between the number of cylinders and oil capacity. Some 6 cylinder engines require only four quarts, while others may require eight quarts. Always check the owner's manual. You don't want to overfill or underfill.

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