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.
Thanks in advance for the help!!
Torgue Oil Pan Bolt
22-29 Ft lbs torque
Unit: liter (US qt, Imp qt)
Drain and refill
With oil filter change 4.0 (4-1/4, 3-1/2)
Without oil filter
3.7 (3-7/8, 3-1/4)
Dry engine (engine overhaul) 5.0 (5-1/4, 4-3/8)
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)
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.
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.
Changing Oil Filter
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.
Be careful not to burn yourself, as the engine and the engine
oil are hot.
3. Clean oil filter mounting surface on oil cooler. Coat rubber seal
of new oil filter with engine oil.
4. Screw in the oil filter until a slight resistance is felt, then tighten
additionally 2/3 turn.
5. Add engine oil.
: 14.7 - 20.5 N·m (1.5 - 2.1 kg-m, 11 - 15 ft-lb)
Refer to “Changing Engine Oil”, MA-16.
Changing Engine Oil (Cont’d)MA-17
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.
Oil pan bolts
On page EM14 of the Maxima Service Manual it shows 82-94 Ft.Lbs and the tightening sequence. Refer to
-Engine Mechanical (look for page EM14)
I hope that helps.
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