How To Change Nissan Qashqai Engine Oil

how to change nissan qashqai engine oil

Changing the oil of your vehicle is one of the jobs that is either loved or hated, a bit like a certain food spread.

And, if you’ve never changed the oil of your Nissan Qashqai before, it can be quite daunting.

That’s why we have put this blog post together, showing you how to change the oil of your Qashqai.

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How To Replace Qashqai Engine Oil

Replacing the oil of your Qashqai is much simpler than many think. However, before you begin, you will need the following pieces of equipment.

  • Ratchet and socket set
  • Gloves – Oil on your hands can be a nightmare to get off
  • Paper towels to clean up afterwards
  • Car Oil Drain Pan for old oil
  • New oil filter
  • Oil filter wrench
  • Funnel for new oil
  • Car Ramp or Jack
  •  Owners Manual
  • New Fully Synthetic car oil – we recommend Fuchs Titan 5W-40 1 Litre (Fully Synthetic)

Follow the steps below for a successful oil change. There are 3 key stages to changing your vehicle’s oil

  • How To Drain Old Oil
  • How To Replace Old Oil Filter With Your New One
  • How To Add New Oil To Your Qashqai

Let’s break this down step by step

How To Drain Qashqai Old Oil – Step 1

  • Jack your Qashqai up safely, or drive your vehicle up ramps.
  • Locate Oil Drain Plug.
  • Place Oil Dran Pan under Oil Tank
  • Use Your Socket and Ratchet To Loosen Oil Drain Plug – Anticlockwise (Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosely)
  • Wait For Your Oil To Fully Drain Out – Car Oil Tends To Drop For Approximately 20 Minutes
  • Screw Back In Your Drain Plug and Tighten With Your Socket and Ratchet (Clockwise)

How To Replace Your Old Oil Filter With Your New One – Step 2

  • Locate Your Oil Filter
  • Make Sure Your Oil Catch Pan is Below Oil Filter
  • Loosen and Remove Your Existing Oil Filter By Hand or With a Wrench
  • Grab Your New Filter
  • Pre-Oil Your New Filter With Your New Oil – Doing This Prevents Your Car From Running Dry When You First Start it up (note – you may not be able to pre-oil your new filter if your filter has to be attached upside down or sideways)
  • Rub a Little Oil Around The Gasket Of Your New Filter
  • Screw-In Your New Oil Filter With Your Hand

How To Add A New Oil To Your Qashqai – Step 3

  • Locate Your Engine Oil Filler Cap – You may need to clean your engine oil filler cap, so no grime falls into your engine.
  • Unscrew Your Oil Filler Cap and Place Somewhere Safe
  • Place Your Funnel Into The Hole Vacated By The Oil Filler Cap
  • Fill Your Vehicle With The New Engine Oil to The Correct Level
  • Remove Your Oil Funnel
  • Screw-In Your Engine Oil Filler Cap
  • Wipe Any Spilt Oil

Once you have completed the steps above, take your vehicle off the jacks or ramps and start your vehicle.

Upon starting, make sure no oil light comes on. If no oil light comes on, that means the engine is getting oil.

Now, Turn off the engine, and let the oil sit for approximately 5 minutes allowing it to cool down.

Locate your oil dipstick, take it out and wipe it with a towel.

Put the dipstick back in, and check the oil level is at the maximum amount.

Please be aware, if you have too much oil in your Qashqai, make sure you drain some of it out, otherwise this will cause problems with your car. You can remove the oil by following step 1.

And there you have it, you’re now an oil changing master.

Qashqai J11 Owners Manual – Download the official Nissan Qashqai J11 owners manual and go to section 8.8 for their advice on changing your cars oil.

We will now show you how to top up the oil of your engine.

Topping Up Your Nissan Qashqai Engine Oil – Step By Step

Now you’ve managed to change your Qashqai’s engine oil, in the future, you will need to top up your engine oils level. Don’t worry, we have you covered.

All you have to do is follow the steps below.

  • Park your Qashqai on a level surface and apply the handbrake
  • Start the engine (if not already started). If the engine is cold, let the engine run idle until it reaches the operational temperature.
  • Once the engine is at operational temperature, turn off the engine.
  • Wait approximately 10 minutes for the engine oil to drain back into the oil pan.
  • Open the bonnet and locate your oil dipstick. Qashqai’s with M9R engine, you can find the engine oil dipstick attached to the engine oil filler cap.
  • Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean.
  • Reinsert the dipstick all the way.
  • Remove the dipstick once more, and check the oil level.
  • If the oil level is below the minimum level, remove the engine oil filler cap and pour the recommended oil through the opening. Do not overfill.
  • Recheck the oil level with the dipstick.
  • If the engine oil is satisfactory, install the engine oil filler cap securely.
  • Close the bonnet.

Congratulations, you have managed to top up your vehicle’s oil level.

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Nissan Qashqai Oil Change Interval

So, we’ve discussed how easy it is to replace and top up your Qashqai’s oil. But how often should you change your cars oil?

We believe that no matter what vehicle you have, you should change the oil and filter at least every 10,000 miles or every 12 months, depending on what comes first. Therefore, if you haven’t changed your oil or oil filter in this amount of time, make sure you change it as soon as possible.

Nissan Qashqai Oil Type

In the official Nissan Qashqai owners manual (download above) their recommended engine oils are;

HRA2DDT engine:
Genuine NISSAN engine oil 5W40 *1
ACEA A3/B4 *1
MR20DD engine:
Genuine NISSAN engine oil 5W40 *1
ACEA A3/B4 *1
Genuine NISSAN engine oil 5W30 DPF *1
ACEA C4 *1, SAE 5W30 Low SAPS
R9M engine:
Genuine NISSAN engine oil 5W30 DPF *1
ACEA C4 *1, SAE 5W30 Low SAPS

The Fuchs Titan 5W-40 1 Litre (Fully Synthetic) we have available online is just as good and won’t cost you a fortune every time you need new oil.

Nissan Qashqai Sump Plug

A sump plug is the bolt that prevents your oil from escaping your engine sump.

Many people believe you should replace a sump plug every time you change your oil. With good reason, you don’t want to be leaking oil after changing it all thanks to a worn sump plug.

Your sump plug is located on your oil tank and is located underneath your engine. You will either need to raise your vehicle with a jack or ramps to find it.

See the image below to locate your sump plug.

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There you have it, that’s how you replace your Nissan Qashqai’s engine oil. Do you have any tips or have you found this post useful? Please let us know in the comments below.

Please note: Milner Off Road are not liable for any damage you may cause to your vehicle(s) by following the instructions above. Whilst we have faith in our blog post and in your skills, if you have not changed the oil of your vehicle before, we highly advise you take your vehicle to a local mechanic, or have someone with you who is experienced in changing vehicle oil.

We are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Nissan Qashqai parts.

How To Buy Parts From Milner Off Road

Buy 4×4 Parts Online With Milner Off Road

Buying parts for your 4×4 online with Milner Off Road couldn’t be easier. However, we want to make sure you have the smoothest transaction possible.

That’s why we have written this blog post, showing you a step by step guide to buying parts for your vehicle from our website.

In this blog post, we will show you how you can order parts from our website.

Let’s Begin…

Head on over to to get started

Filter by Vehicle

Simply fill out the four boxes you see below, selecting the make, model, type, and the category the part you’re looking for is in.

filter by vehicle

Once you have entered your vehicle and selected a category, click the button “Find my Parts”.

Locate Your Part

Once you have clicked the “Find my Parts”, you will then be taken to a specific category to your vehicles specification and where the part(s) you’re looking for is located.

The page you’ve been taken to will look something like this;

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Next, locate the part you wish to buy and click “Add to Basket”.

Once you have added a product to your basket, you will see the following pop-up

cart popup


When you see the popup, you have three options, either proceed to checkout, edit your cart, or continue shopping. If you’ve found what you were looking for, and wish to proceed to checkout, click “Proceed to Checkout”, or if you wish to buy more parts, then click “Continue Shopping”, and repeat the steps above.

For the purpose of this post, we are going to proceed to checkout.


Once you reach the checkout page, enter your account & billing details, delivery method and payment method.

Upon completing the required fields, check your order to make sure it is correct, if so, tick “I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions” and click “Confirm Order”.


After you have clicked “Confirm Order” you will then be taken to the following page, showing you your billing details, delivery details, and your order. If everything is correct, click the “Pay Now” button.

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Pay For Your Part

Now you have clicked the “Pay Now” button, you will be taken to a page to select your payment method. Select your payment method to continue.

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Once you have selected your payment method, fill in the required information, and click the “Proceed” button.

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From here, you will be taken to an order confirmation page and you will have your part delivered to you as soon as possible.

Your Turn

Once you have received your shiny new part, we would really appreciate you leaving us a nice review on our Facebook page and Google Business Listing. Also, make sure you upload a picture of your part to Instagram and tag Milner Off Road in the photo.

If you have any questions or would like to return a part to us, then please don’t hesitate to email or call one of our friendly members of staff on +44 (0) 1629 734 411.

Happy buying from all at Milner Off Road 🙂

Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Car Lovers – 4×4 Edition


Do you enjoy Cliff Richard, Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney on repeat? How about having to plot a minor military operation just to do your food shopping? Or being forced to wear a colourful paper hat whilst eating? If not, it’s probably best that you run for the hills because Christmas and all of it’s glory is on the way.

No doubt one of the biggest stresses of this time of year is choosing gifts. You want to give your loved one’s something that will amaze, impress and inspire them, but that is much easier said than done. Here at Milner Off Road though, we want to help and make sure your festive period runs smoothly and peacefully, so, for those of you out there struggling for gift ideas, here are our top 10 Christmas gift ideas for car lovers, or more specifically, the 4×4 lover in your life.

  • Spare Parts – Off roading is fun, it’s frenetic, and it’s a flaming good time, but it’s not a smooth ride. It pushes your vehicle to the limit, and can cause plenty of bumps, scrapes and damage along the way. Now, one of the most admirable qualities of us 4×4 nuts is our endeavour and never say die attitude…but unfortunately there are just some things that endeavour can’t fix. If you have a relative who goes off roading, do them a favour, air filters, fuel filters, belts, hoses, brake lines and tyres will all be extremely useful at some point soon.

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  • Experience Days – For someone who enjoys letting loose and getting muddy, an experience day can be the perfect gift. There are so many options available when it comes to off road experience days, there’s something to cover all levels of experience and all ages, from junior 4×4 driving days, to off roading around the legendary Goodwood, or even driving a tank! There’s something sure to get pulses racing and create amazing memories.

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  • RC 4×4’s – Unfortunately, we can’t be out off roading all of the time due to costs, repairs, and adult responsibilities – but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend. There are some amazing remote control 4×4 models out there to buy, perfect for your family 4×4 fan so that even when they’re not at the wheel, they can still see their beloved vehicle thrashing around in the mud.
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  • 4×4 Stocking Fillers – Everyone loves a few stocking fillers, and there are plenty out there for off roading enthusiasts to show off the love they have for their vehicle all year long. From shirts to ties, mugs to bags, help your loved one spread the word that they get dirty, and they wouldn’t have it any other way!

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  • Milner Off Road T-shirts – Unwrapping presents, pulling crackers, eating turkey, your loved one can look extremely stylish all Christmas day and all year round with their own Milner Off Road t-shirt. Stylish ensembles available in red, black or white, for just £6.00!

  • Duct Tape, lots of it – A 4×4 drivers best friend, duct tape has been used for some amazing feats of engineering by off roaders across the world. The ingenuity of the driver comes up with the plan, the duct tape makes it happen!buckled wheel duct tape
  • Wellies & Shower Gel – Trust us, they’ll need them both, and you’ll want them to have them too.

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  • USB Stick – Two gifts in one for the technophile 4×4 driver! A USB stick is a useful gift for anyone, giving them the gift of portable memory for all of their files and folders is one thing, but filling it with awesome 4×4 videos will take it to a whole other level!

So, there you have it, some of the best christmas gift ideas for car lovers, or more specifically, 4×4 enthusiasts. Now, what are you waiting for? Get the orders placed, sit back and relax with a glass of sherry whilst the rest of the population riots over a pair of socks to the sounds of silent night. Merry christmas from everyone at Milner Off Road!

Ps: This is just a small sample of some of the amazing 4×4 related gifts available, so please be sure to get in touch with us and tell us what else is on your list for Santa Claus this year.