Since 2005, Nissan has been a serious contender in the mini-van territory with the Note. The almost four meter long small car shares the platform with the Renault mode. Visually, the competitors from Kia Venga or Ford Fusion are more oriented towards the Micra. In 2012, Nissan launched the Note successor, which is sold worldwide. The European versions were produced in England however in 2016 the Japanese manufacturer stopped sales and production in Europe. Both generations were available with petrol and diesel engines, in Japan Nissan also offers the Note with a hybrid drive. Changing the oil for the Note exactly according to Nissan's specifications is crucial for the reliability of the engines and their service life. If your Note is due for the next oil change, then it's best to have it done sooner rather than later.
How often an oil change is necessary for the Note depends on the model generation and the engine. For a model of the E12 construction phase with the 1.5 litre diesel, for example, the manufacturer prescribes a service under normal operating conditions every 12 months or every 15,000 km. Under difficult conditions, Nissan recommends that the Note be given fresh engine oil every six months or every 7,500 km.
How many litres of oil are topped up and which type of oil has the right viscosity for the engine depends on the Note variant. For the 1.5 litre diesel of a Nissan type E12, for example, the workshop needs around 4.8 litres of the standard ACEA C4 per oil change. You can find more information on oil quantities and types of oil with manufacturer approval as well as the different viscosity classes and specifications of the lubricants on the official Nissan website or in the owners handbook.
We have listed all the Nissan Note models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Nissan Note.
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Motor oil is a vital part of your Nissan Note's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key jobs is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts which helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.
Regularly checking and changing your Nissan Note engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.