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Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport Engine Oil Change Guide
How to change the motor oil and filter in a 2014 to 2021 Nissan Qashqai or Rogue Sport with the MR20DD 2.0L I4.

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2020 Rogue Sport 2.0L
Remove Oil Fill Cap
Partially Lift Dipstick
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Qashqai and the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport (USA) in changing the motor oil and replacing the oil filter on the MR20DD 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine.

Owners of other Nissan, Infiniti or related Renault vehicles such as the Rogue, X-Trail, Note, Versa, Altima, Maxima, Sentra, Juke, Kicks, Murano, Pathfinder, Armada, Frontier, Titan, Quest, NV200, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX60, QX80 and Renault Kadjar may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement oil filters with their part numbers include the following: Fram PH6607, Mobil 1 M1-108A, Bosch 3300, Purolator PL14612, K&N PS-1008 and Wix 51358.

The tools and other items needed to complete this procedure include a floor jack, two jack stands, a flat head screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool, a 14mm socket with a 3/8" drive ratchet, a Lisle 63600 oil filter wrench (optional), a used oil catch container and an automotive funnel.

The total oil capacity specification of the MR20DD 2.0L I4 engine for an oil change with a filter replacement is 4 U.S. quarts (or 3.8 liters). The owner's manual recommends using synthetic SAE 0W-20 weight oil.

Note - Please check your owner's manual for the correct oil capacity and recommended oil viscosity for your vehicle. It may vary depending on the model year, trim level and the climate in your region of the world.

The first steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, drive the SUV on to a level surface, shift the transmission into "Park" and turn off the ignition.

Warming up the engine to near operating temperature will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and also allow it to drain out more quickly.

Engage the emergency / parking brake and place wheel chocks on both sides of the rear tires to help prevent the vehicle from moving.

Open the hood and twist off the oil filler cap in the counterclockwise direction. Set the cap aside in a safe place.

Lift out the yellow handled dipstick an inch or two.

Removing the oil fill cap and partially pulling out the dipstick will help prevent a vacuum from forming and allow the old oil to drain out more quickly.


Raise Front of SUV
Under Engine Cover
Skid Plate Fasteners
Carefully raise the front of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two jack stands placed under the frame rail.

On this 2020 Rogue Sport, the underside of the engine bay is protected by a large plastic cover or "skid plate".

It is held in place by sixteen (16!!!) round black plastic pop rivet fasteners.

Pry Out Center Button
Remove Base of Fastener
Plastic Pop Rivets
To remove the plastic fasteners, first gently pry out the smaller round button or "pin" in the center with the flat head screwdriver.

Once the fastener has the center pin in the raised and unlocked position, you can pry out the base of the fastener with the screwdriver or the pop rivet removal tool.

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Continue removing the pop rivets all around the under engine cover.
Front Edge Fasteners
Final Pop Rivet Removed
10 Small & 6 Large
There are sixteen total fasteners that secure the under engine cover in place.

Ten of the fasteners are small and the other six situated at the front edge of the cover are larger.

Skid Plate Removed
Black Metal Oil Pan
Drain Bolt - Rear Edge
Pull off the plastic under engine cover and slide it back towards the rear of the vehicle.

Locate the black metal oil pan with the drain bolt situated at the rear edge.

The white OEM Nissan oil filter is situated just in front of the oil pan closer to the front of the vehicle.

Filter - Front of Oil Pan
Used Oil Catch Basin
Loosen Counterclockwise
Slide the used oil catch container to just below the drain bolt.

Carefully loosen the oil drain bolt by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 14mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

Be careful when you remove the drain bolt. The old oil might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Drain Out Old Oil
Spin In Drain Bolt
Tighten Oil Drain Bolt
Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows down to just an occasional drip.

Check the condition of the metal washer or "gasket" on the oil drain bolt and replace it if necessary.

The oil drain bolt washer OEM part number is Nissan 11026-JA00A.

Make sure the old washer is not still attached to the oil pan.

Spin in the drain bolt a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to make sure it doesn't become cross threaded.

Tighten the drain bolt in the clockwise direction with the 14mm socket and a 3/8' drive ratchet until it is snug.

If you have a torque wrench, the service manual specification for tightening the engine oil drain bolt is 22 to 29 lb-ft (or 29 to 39 N-m).

(The service manual for the 2014 Qashqai has a torque specification of 25 lb-ft or 34.3 N*m for the oil drain bolt.)

Lisle Oil Filter Wrench
Loosen Old Filter
Draining Out Old Oil
Carefully slide the used oil catch container forward to just below the old oil filter.

Twist off the old oil filter in the counterclockwise direction.

If you have trouble loosening the old oil filter that was over tightened at the factory or at a quick lube oil change shop, use an oil filter wrench such as the Lisle 63600.

Drain out the old oil from the filter and the receptacle. Discard the old filter.

Dip Finger In New Oil
Lubricate Rubber O-Ring
Install New Oil Filter
Dip your finger into some new oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring gasket on the new oil filter.

Lubricating the rubber o-ring will help the new filter to form a better seal, prevent oil leaks and also make it easier to remove during the next oil change.

Make sure the rubber o-ring from the old oil filter is not still stuck to the engine.

Spin on the new oil filter in the clockwise direction until it makes contact with the engine and then tighten it to another 2/3 of a turn.

The service manual specification for tightening the oil filter is 11 to 15 lb-ft (or 14.7 to 20.5 N-m).

The owner's manual for the 2014 Qashqai specifies that the oil filter should be tightened to 13 lb-ft or 17.7 N-m.

Double check that the new oil filter and the drain bolt are properly tightened before moving on to the next steps.

Line Up Plastic Cover
Re-Insert Pop Rivets
Push In Button - Center
Line up the plastic under engine cover.

Make sure the pins in the center of the plastic fasteners are in the raised and unlocked position.

Push the pop rivets back into place.

The six larger fasteners should be situated along the front edge of the skid plate.

Lower Car From Stands
Insert Automotive Funnel
Pour In New Oil
Double check that the under engine cover is securely attached with all of the fasteners in place.

Carefully lower the SUV from the jack stands by using the floor jack.

Insert the automotive funnel into the oil fill port.

The owner's manuals for the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Rogue Sport recommend using SAE 0W-20 synthetic oil.

The oil capacity specification for an oil change with a filter replacement is 4 U.S. quarts (or 3.8L).

Please double check your owner's manual to verify the correct oil capacity for your vehicle.

Since it is much better to have less oil than necessary in an engine than to overfill it, I recommend at first only pouring in about 3.5 to 3.75 U.S. quarts of the total capacity.

Running an engine that has been overfilled can cause damage to seals, gaskets or other components.

Replace Oil Fill Cap
Push In Oil Dipstick
Check Oil Level
Temporarily replace the oil fill cap by twisting it on in the clockwise direction and push down the dipstick.

Start the engine and allow it to warm up for a few minutes.

Then turn off the ignition and allow the new oil to drain back down to the oil pan for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean with a paper towel, fully re-insert it and pull it out again to check the oil level.

If necessary, slowly pour in more oil up to the 4 U.S. quarts (3.8L) total capacity and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick.

You may not need to pour in the entire 4 U.S. quarts of new oil to reach the upper hole in the dipstick by the "H" which indicates the "Full" or "Maximum" level.

Replace Dipstick
Tighten Oil Filler Cap
Oil Change Complete
Once the oil level is correct, replace the dipstick and make sure the oil fill cap is tight.

It would be a good idea to check your parking spot, driveway or garage for drops of fresh oil during the next few days since they might indicate an oil leak from the drain bolt or the filter.

I also recommend checking the oil level after your next trip and then at least once a month.

Be sure to write down the oil change in your SUV's service records.

To reset the oil life meter and remove the "Service Due Now" or "Maintenance Oil and Filter" message, follow these steps: 1. Turn the ignition to the "ON" position but do not start the engine. If you have the smart key fob and the "START" button ignition, push the button twice but do not place your foot on the brake pedal. 2. Press the "OK" button to close the initial message. 3. Navigate to the "Settings" menu on the LCD screen. 4. Choose the "Maintenance" option. 5. Choose the "Service" option. 6. Choose the "Reset" option and then "Yes" to confirm your selection. 7. Turn the ignition to "OFF" and then back to "ON" again. 8. The "Service Due Now" or "Maintenance OIl and Filter" message should be cleared from the LCD display.

Please check out all of the 2014-2021 Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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