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Default Torque requirement for oil pan bolts

Anyone know, off hand, what the torque rating is for the oil pan (lower) bolts? Got a 2002 3.5L Maxima with a fresh hole in the oil pan. Any other replacement tips would be greatly appreciated as well.

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Default Torgue Oil Pan Bolt

22-29 Ft lbs torque

See below

Unit: liter (US qt, Imp qt)
Drain and refill
With oil filter change 4.0 (4-1/4, 3-1/2)
Without oil filter
change
3.7 (3-7/8, 3-1/4)
Dry engine (engine overhaul) 5.0 (5-1/4, 4-3/8)
CAUTION:
I
Be sure to clean drain plug and install with new washer.

Oil pan drain plug:
: 29 - 39 N·m (3.0 - 4.0 kg-m, 22 - 29 ft-lb)
SMA954C
I
The refill capacity depends on the oil temperature and
drain time. Use these specifications for reference only.
Always use the dipstick to determine when the proper
amount of oil is in the engine.

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Never pull out level gauge while filling engine oil.

5. Warm up engine and check area around drain plug and oil filter
for oil leakage.
6. Stop engine and wait more than 10 minutes.
7. Check oil level.
SMA039D
Changing Oil Filter
NFMA0013
1. The oil filter is a small full-flow cartridge type and is provided
with a relief valve.
Refer to LC-8, “Oil Filter”.
2. Remove oil filter with Tool or suitable tool.
WARNING:
Be careful not to burn yourself, as the engine and the engine
oil are hot.
SMA010
3. Clean oil filter mounting surface on oil cooler. Coat rubber seal
of new oil filter with engine oil.
SMA229B
4. Screw in the oil filter until a slight resistance is felt, then tighten
additionally 2/3 turn.
5. Add engine oil.
Oil filter:
: 14.7 - 20.5 N·m (1.5 - 2.1 kg-m, 11 - 15 ft-lb)
Refer to “Changing Engine Oil”, MA-16.
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EM
LC
EC
FE
CL
MT
AT
AX
SU
BR
ST
RS
BT
HA
SC
EL
IDX
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Changing Engine Oil (Cont’d)
MA-17
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If I'm reading that correctly, that is the requirement for the "Drain plug." I need torque rating for the actual bolts that hold the lower oil pan. Thanks anyway.
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Default Oil pan bolts

On page EM14 of the Maxima Service Manual it shows 82-94 Ft.Lbs and the tightening sequence. Refer to

Ownership
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-Maxima 2002
-Engine Mechanical (look for page EM14)

I hope that helps.
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After looking a little closer the value you listed is actually in-lbs. not ft-lbs. Thanks for the info.
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