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Has anyone installed an oil filter relocation kit? I have a Frontier 2010 SE with the 6 cyl--looking for a relocation kit that fits and makes oil changes easier.
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even if you had skid plates its still not that bad, i find its more difficult to get to the drain plug cuz of needing side access
 

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As of yet, I know of no-ones that has done a relocation setup on their 2nd gen. I know others have done it on their 1st gens but not the 2nd gens.

If you are having issues gaining access it may be worth removing the skid when changing the oil to cut down on drips. Also, if you line the access hole with "door trim" it will help eliminate the cuts on your arms. Lastly, if you are still having issues, if you go thru the passenger wheel well you will have better access then just the access-hole.
 

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I looked in to it, I don;t think it would hard to make. Just waiting to get my truck back. Personally I don't like the oil filter low and in the front, I'm scared I'm going bounce a rock up in to it some day.
 

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I remember reading some where that Honda uses the same size oil filter as the VQ40. Maybe its possible to use a kit made for a Honda???? lots of aftermarket. Do Maximas, 350s, 370s share the same filter as VQ40??? pretty much same block right? 370 relocation kit-http://www.the370z.com/prosportgauges/20986-oil-filter-relocation-kits.html
 

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I think relocating my oil filter would be very useless on my v6, I don't change my oil any way:laugh::laugh:
 

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im pretty sure amsoil makes a relocation kit, its an universal one and it also has a second filter on it that filters down to 1 or 2 microns. its a pretty penny tho.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/bf.aspx

you would just have to make the hoses longer and it could b mounted any where you liked.
 

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Has anyone installed an oil filter relocation kit? I have a Frontier 2010 SE with the 6 cyl--looking for a relocation kit that fits and makes oil changes easier.
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a relocation kit from a first gen should work... after all, it takes the same oil filter.

--EDIT-- When i worked at walmart changing oil, i changed alot of nissan oil filters. most all vehicles used a ph6607 or a ph7317. they both have the same threads, mate up to the filter surface the same; even the gaskets are interchangable. only thing is that the 7317 is longer(about 3/4 of an inch) than the 6607. After these observations i quickly realized that i could even put a shorter filter on my truck if i wanted. when and if you do the conversion use the "ph7317" style as it will give more oil capacity.
 

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I'd love to do this as well Dubie, but the thing with those universal kits is how do you know if they'll fit the diameter on the block correct, know what I mean? From what I gather they come with a multiple bushing kit to accept the male end on the bolck, you choose the one you need, but I wonder how they figure out the diameter. Anyone with a first gen use a napa filter? Do you have a part #? 1356 is the one I used this weekend, but a quick check on their website just brings up a pic of the filter when I search the part # not a list of vechiles it fits. Anyone that has knowlege of these kits do they all have the same dimeter tubing? I assume that dose matter. Beef whats your take on the kit you got? Leaks of any kind? Looking at Courtesy's website and checking #'s on oil filters hers what I found-370=15208 Z34001, Frontier 05+= 15208 D40003, Frontier 98-04=15208 D22U002. The start #'s are all the same, but the last set of digits are different why??? Wonder if they are the same filter anyone know?


emailed AC and this was the response.
"Thank you for your interest in our products. At this time relocation kit for VQ40 is not available, sorry"

370 kit
, but 5hit $189.00usd
 

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The 370z is considered a z34
The 2nd gen Frontier is considered a D40
The 1st gen Frontier is considred a D22

The first numbers are what really matter and it appears they are all the same.

The kit in the link uses stainless braided lines which increases the cost considerably. You can probably get away with a standard kit from Summit and use standard lines until you feel the need to upgrade. If you are really paranoid, use trans fluid lines since they are built for more pressure.

I have to ask thou, where would one mount this and still keep it protected from debris and other crap?
 

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on topic/off topic looking at the stock filter what are the lines running off to the sides? oil cooler lines? Its a couple of hoses, one on the left side of the filter and one on the right.

In this pic it shows the one on the right
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u22/ChuckFrontier06/IMG_4696.jpg (thanks "ZERO SIX LE" for the pic from "transmission bypass"

ok just searched and I belive "INYOURFACE####" stated those 2 lines carry engine coolant. From what I gather coolent enters, acts like a heat sink around the oil entering and leaving the filter, and then the coolant exits. Am I correct?
 

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I removed my skid plate to do some work and there is tons of room when you do that. If I feel safe with it I will leave it off. Think about doing that if you don't go off roading, it will save tons of cash and hassle.
 

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on topic/off topic looking at the stock filter what are the lines running off to the sides? oil cooler lines? Its a couple of hoses, one on the left side of the filter and one on the right.

In this pic it shows the one on the right
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u22/ChuckFrontier06/IMG_4696.jpg (thanks "ZERO SIX LE" for the pic from "transmission bypass"

ok just searched and I belive "INYOURFACE####" stated those 2 lines carry engine coolant. From what I gather coolent enters, acts like a heat sink around the oil entering and leaving the filter, and then the coolant exits. Am I correct?
Yes, those are coolant lines. They are susposed to help cool the oil but how much, idk. Kinda like the trans cooler inside the radiator. Yes it works but how much does it work, idk.

I removed my skid plate to do some work and there is tons of room when you do that. If I feel safe with it I will leave it off. Think about doing that if you don't go off roading, it will save tons of cash and hassle.
Running without the skid plate is a bit scary. Your oil filter is dead front and center and if anything bounces up, it can possibly break it. Just imagine all those pieces of tire on the highway or rocks/pebbles from construction and then those racoons and other small animals that tend to jump out infront of vehicles on the road.
 

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Yeah I'm not going to run without a skid plate because I have transmission lines hanging. It sure was nice changing the oil today without it but oh well.
 
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