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Engine Oil and Oil Filter Replacement Procedure

Engine Oil and Oil Filter Replacement Procedure

  • 2003 Infiniti FX35 - FX45
  • 2004 Infiniti FX35 - FX45
  • 2005 Infiniti FX35 - FX45
  • 2006 Infiniti FX35 - FX45
  • 2007 Infiniti FX35 - FX45
  • 2008 Infiniti FX35 - FX45
Part #
  • 15208-65F00 FX35
  • 15208-31U00 FX45
  • 14mm wrench or socket
  • Oil filter wrench


  • 1
    Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brake.
  • 2
    Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature.
  • 3
    Turn the engine off and wait more than 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Raise and support the vehicle using a suitable floor jack and safety jack stands.
  • 5
    Remove oil filler cap. (located on top of engine)
  • 6
    Remove the plastic engine undercover.
  • a
    Remove the small plastic clip at the center point of the undercover.
  • b
    Then remove the other bolts that hold the undercover in place.
  • 7
    Place a large drain pan under the drain plug.
  • 8
    Remove the drain plug with a wrench and completely drain the oil.
  • 9
    Replaced drain plug washer and clean plug
  • 10
    Reinstall drain plug
  • a
    Drain plug tightening torque: 22 to 29 ft-lb (29 to 39 N·m)
  • 11
    Remove oil filter with tool or suitable tool.
  • 12
    Coat the gasket on the new filter with clean engine oil.
  • 13
    Screw in the oil filter clockwise until a slight resistance is felt, then tighten additionally more than 2/3 turn.
  • a
    Oil filter tightening torque: 11 to 15 ft-lb (14.7 to 20.5 N·m)
  • Infiniti FX35 - FX45 Oil and Filter Change
  • Infiniti FX35 - FX45 Oil and Filter Change
  • 12
    Refill engine with recommended oil and install the oil filler cap securely.
  • a
    With oil filter change FX45 7 qt - FX35 5 qt
  • b
    Without oil filter change FX45 6-3/8 qt - FX35 4-5/8 qt
  • Maintenance Warning Disple Set/Reset
  • To display the setting of the maintenance interval, select the "Engine Oil" key using the joystick and push the "ENTER" button.
  • Infiniti FX35 - FX45 Oil and Filter Change
  • To set the maintenance interval, select the "Maintenance Schedule" key by using the joystick and move the joystick to right or left.
  • To reset the maintenance interval, select the "RESET" key using the joystick and push the "ENTER" button.
  • To display the MAINTENANCE INFORMATION, automatically when setting trip distance is reached, select the "Display Maintenance Notification" key and push the "ENTER" button.
  • Infiniti FX35 - FX45 Oil and Filter Change
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