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2001 Infiniti Q45
4.1L 8-cyl Engine Code VH41DE Engine Code VH41DE
266 bhp. @ 5600 rpm / Torque: 278 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
32 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
4.1L - V 8-cyl (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (2001 Infiniti Q45 with engine code VH41DE) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SL
    Above -18C  »  10W-30, 10W-40
    All TEMPS  »  5W-30 [1]
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Rear Differential

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Below 40C  »  80W-90, 75W-90 [2]
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Below 30C  »  80W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    0 to 40C  »  90
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
    Severe Gear® 75W-90 (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Below 10C  »  75W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    -10 to 30C  »  85W
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    Above 10C  »  140
    No AMSOIL Product Recommendation
  4. Power Steering Fluid

  5. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [4]
  6. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
    [2] SAE 80W-90 is preferred.
    [3] DEXRON-III Automatic Transmission Fluid
    [4] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3

  7. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  5.3 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  11.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, RE4R03A Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed RE4R03A  »  10.5 liters
    Differential, Rear  »  1.3 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  8. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  9. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  22-29 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter (EA15K13)  
    Oil Filter WIX 57356 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46053 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33023 Fuel Filter  
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ASL 5W-30 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ASL)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLF 5W-30 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLF)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEF 5W-30 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEF)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
AGL SEVERE GEAR 80W-90 (AGL)

A multi-functional lubricant designed to surpass the requirements of equipment and automotive applications calling for an SAE 80W-90 viscosity grade. Formulated with wax-free synthetic base oils and high-quality additives, AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® res...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVT 75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, commercial use and racing. Protects gears and bearings from scoring and wea...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix fuel filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.23
Parts Units:
5.8
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cruise control
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Any device that automatically maintains a vehicle's speed as predetermined by the operator. Most versions have minimum and maximum speed limitations, and are deactivated by either a brake pedal switch, a clutch (on a manual transmission), or a manual on/off switch.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Differential
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A set of gears that transfers the power of the rotating driveshaft to drive wheels in front and rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The differential also allows each of the opposing wheels to turn at a different speed when cornering.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A transmission in which gear ratios are changed automatically.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Manual transmission
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A type of transmission that must be shifted by the operator.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A replaceable metal or plastic canister that prevents particulate matter and most contaminants in the fuel from reaching the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel & fuel vapor lines
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.15
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Flexible tubing in the fuel delivery and evaporative emissions systems.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel lines & hoses
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The tubing that carries fuel throughout a vehicle.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
1.2
Parts Units:
8
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2000-09-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB99046B
NHTSA Item Number:
618437

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: A condition may exist where the engine will not start or intermittent no start condition is experienced. This bulletin describes and introduces new features of the vehicle immobilizer system / nissan anti-theft system (ivis / nats). ( nhtsa item number - 618437 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-05-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB01017
NHTSA Item Number:
625032

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding fuel tank slow fill service campaign. ( nhtsa item number - 625032 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB01039
NHTSA Item Number:
623102

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding essential tool: inner tie rod wrenches. ( nhtsa item number - 623102 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB01050
NHTSA Item Number:
621952

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:navigational system(global positioning system).

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit navigation system display freeze, un-initiated re-routing, and no voice guidance symptoms. ( nhtsa item number - 621952 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB01050
NHTSA Item Number:
627320

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:navigational system(global positioning system).

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles, the navigational system display freezes, un-iniated re-routing, and no voice guidance symptoms. ( nhtsa item number - 627320 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB01059
NHTSA Item Number:
623687

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding windshield molding separation. ( nhtsa item number - 623687 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-02-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB02008
NHTSA Item Number:
628754

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble codes p0138/p0139/p0140/p0158/p0159/p0160. ( nhtsa item number - 628754 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-02-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB02008
NHTSA Item Number:
629510

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding malfunction indicator lamp on, rear o2 sensor diagnostic trouble code. ( nhtsa item number - 629510 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99046C
NHTSA Item Number:
10000404

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine will not start. Vehicle immobiilizer system/nissan anti-theft systm (ivis/nats). ( nhtsa item number - 10000404 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-08-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB99016B
NHTSA Item Number:
10003519

Component Description: Seat belts:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Front seat belt latch plate retaining button missing. Various models including the 2004 g35. ( nhtsa item number - 10003519 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-11-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB99048A
NHTSA Item Number:
10004599

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: The infiniti integrated homelink transmitter system. Various models including 1996-2004 i30/i35; 2004 q45; 2004 m45. ( nhtsa item number - 10004599 ).

Bulletin Date:
2007-04-01
Bulletin Number:
03031
NHTSA Item Number:
10021509

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exterior lamp fogging. ( nhtsa item number - 10021509 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-07-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB-03-051C
NHTSA Item Number:
10032304

Component Description: (A) Exterior lighting., (B) Exterior lighting:brake lights., (C) Exterior lighting:headlights., (D) Exterior lighting:headlights:concealment devices., (E) Exterior lighting:tail lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Infiniti: exterior lamp fogging. Water in the exterior lamps. This is generally not due to a defect. All current exterior lamp assemblies are vented to the atmosphere (not sealed). Moisture in the air sometimes travels into and out of ( nhtsa item number - 10032304 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-07-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB-08-024A
NHTSA Item Number:
10032305

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Infiniti: srs precautions during service. Included in the restraints section of the electronic service manual (esm) for each vehicle is information necessary to service the supplemental restraint system (srs) safely. Improper maintenance ( nhtsa item number - 10032305 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-04-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB-09-020
NHTSA Item Number:
10030145

Component Description: (A) Electrical system:battery., (B) Electrical system:battery:cables.

Service Bulletin Summary: Infiniti: electronic control unit damage can result from improper battery connection. The battery is required to stay connected when the engine is running. No model years listed. ( nhtsa item number - 10030145 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-09-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB-09-050
NHTSA Item Number:
10031304

Component Description: Tires:pressure monitoring and regulating systems.

Service Bulletin Summary: Infiniti: tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) warning light on/blinking. No models or model years listed. ( nhtsa item number - 10031304 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-11-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB-09-062
NHTSA Item Number:
10032524

Component Description: Equipment:other:owners/service/other manual.

Service Bulletin Summary: Infiniti: vent control valve replacement. No applied vehicles affected: all models; no model years listed. ( nhtsa item number - 10032524 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-07-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB-11-049-B
NHTSA Item Number:
10044526

Component Description: Electrical system: software.

Service Bulletin Summary: Infiniti: reprogramming electronic control unit (ecu) on all qualifying vehicles. No models listed. Model years 1998-2013. ( nhtsa item number - 10044526 ).

Bulletin Date:
2013-04-01
Bulletin Number:
ITB-13-12
NHTSA Item Number:
10051765

Component Description: Latches/locks/linkages.

Service Bulletin Summary: Infiniti: lock/unlock request button on outside door handle outside door handle does not respond. Lock/unlock request button located on outside door handles of vehicles can be disabled (or enabled) through either the "comfort & conv" setti ( nhtsa item number - 10051765 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
INFINITI
Model(s):
Q45
Year(s):
2000, 2001
Manufacturer:
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
03V098000
Recall Date:
March 19th, 2003
Units Affected:
3,600

Affected Component: Wheels.

Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 17 inch alloy wheels, the wheels may have a casting defect from which cracks could propagate as the vehicle is being driven. .

Conequence: If a sufficient number of cracks develop, the wheel could fail and separate from the mounting hub, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace these wheels. Owner notification began april 28, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact infiniti at 1-800-662-6200. .

Notes: Infiniti recall no. R3006. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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