2016 Nissan NV2500 Engine Oil Capacity

A 2016 Nissan NV2500 has an oil capacity of 5.4 quarts. Here’s how to save money on mechanic bills by changing your oil at home.
Written by Bee Davis
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
You can change the oil in your 2016 Nissan NV2500 easily by removing the oil reservoir cap, draining the old oil, and replacing it with new oil from an auto parts store. Your car’s engine oil capacity is 5.4 quarts.  
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2016 Nissan NV2500 engine oil capacity

So, just how much engine oil should you buy for your 2016 Nissan NV2500? The 2016 Nissan NV2500 has an oil capacity of 5.4 quarts, or 5.1 liters
It’s important to keep up with regular maintenance so your engine doesn’t grind itself up due to a lack of lubrication. Regular oil changes not only make driving safer and easier, but they also extend the lifespan of your car.

What kind of oil does a 2016 Nissan NV2500 need?

Now that we know how much engine oil your 2016 Nissan NV2500 needs, you’ll need to know which type to buy. 
Different oil types suit different engines, and the NV2500 is no exception. For the 2016 Nissan NV2500, the manufacturer recommends Genuine Nissan Synthetic Oil 5W-30. It’s a good idea to stick to the owner’s manual recommendation when performing maintenance at home. 
But what does 5W-30 mean? Oil ratings can be complicated, so let’s break it down. 
The “5W” shows that the oil has a viscosity (or thickness) rating of 5 in the winter, which means that it will flow easily even in cold temperatures. The 30 indicates that this oil has a moderate thickness in hot operating conditions. 
So from a rating of 5W-30, we can tell that this oil performs well in both the cold and the general high temperatures under the hood. 
Here are the best oils for a 2016 Nissan NV2500 engine:

How often to change oil on a 2016 Nissan NV2500

Now that you’re an expert on your 2016 Nissan NV2500’s oil needs, it’s time to change your oil! Or is it? 
Nissan recommends that you change the oil in your 2016 Nissan NV2500 every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. If you don’t take the van out often, you should still check the oil every 6 months or so, as oil will degrade over time no matter how often you drive. 
10,000 miles is a long way to go between oil changes, and a lot can happen to your van in that time. You may have to change the oil in your NV2500 early if you experience any of the following symptoms: 
  • Change in color: from red to dark brown or black
  • A coarse or gritty texture in the oil
  • Unfamiliar noises
    coming from the engine, like screeching or whining
  • Strange smells, especially anything that smells like oil, smoke, or burning
  • Changes in your vehicle’s overall performance (e.g., sputtering, decreased fuel economy)
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How to change your oil and oil filter

Let’s change some engine oil. 
Before you start, you’ll need a few materials. Grab a socket wrench, a drain pan, and a filter wrench specifically designed to remove your old oil filter. You’ll also need to buy a new oil filter and a jug of Genuine Nissan Synthetic Oil 5W-30.
Once you have everything you need, run the engine for a bit to get it up to operating speed. In normal weather, this should only take a few minutes. Once you’re there, turn off the engine, pop that hood, and complete the following steps:
  • Remove the oil fill cap 
  • Remove the oil drain bolt and washer beneath your engine. Let the old oil drain into the drain pan 
  • Remove the old
    oil filter
    , and the rest of the oil will drain out
  • Install the new filter
  • Grab a new washer. Replace the oil drain bolt 
  • Refill the engine with your new oil, then use the dipstick to check that you’ve reached the proper level
  • Replace the fill cap 
And there you have it! After you’ve finished, run your engine for a bit to make sure there are no leaks. If you’ve done everything right, you should see the oil pressure light turn off within a few minutes. 
The last step is to clean up responsibly. Do not dump the old oil on the ground or in a trash can. Seal it tightly in a container and take it to a recycling center for proper disposal.

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