Nissan Pathfinder 2012 3.5 petrol service and maintenance

Engine oil

Engine oil capacity: 5.2 litres (5.5 quarts)
For regular oil change Nissan Pathfinder 2012 3.5 petrol takes approx. 4.7 litres of oil, 5.2 litres is total engine oil capacity.
Oil change interval is 15,000 km or one year, whichever comes first.
Recommended oil type (Oil Viscosity Classification SAE) is 5W-30, 5W-40

Air filter

Replacement interval for the air filter is 30,000 km.
After prolonged driving in particularly dusty conditions, it is advisable to check the condition of the air filter earlier and replace it if the filter is visibly dirty.

Spark plugs

Recommended spark plugs change interval is 30,000 km.

Timing chain

There is no manufacturer specified replacement interval for the engine timing chain on Nissan Pathfinder 2012 3.5 petrol, expecting it to last until the engine is overhauled.
Based on real life experience, the Nissan Pathfinder 2012 3.5 timing chain change interval is approximately 200,000 km as at this mileage it may become overstretched and require replacement, so it is recommended to check the condition of the chain periodically after this mileage is reached and replace the timing chain if it becomes excessively stretched or if unusual engine noises occur.

Serpentine (drive) belt

Nissan Pathfinder 2012 3.5 serpentine or alternator belt replacement interval is 120,000 km.

Engine coolant

Engine coolant (antifreeze) recommended replacement interval for Nissan Pathfinder 3.5 petrol is 90,000 km or 5 years, whichever comes first.
Coolant capacity is 9.8 litres

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