Replacement of spark plugs in Nissan Qashqai is included into scheduled maintenance. This means that plugs should be replaced within certain interval. You can do this with your own hands.
When to replace and what plugs should be used in Qashqai
Frequency of replacement of plugs specified in repair manual is different for conventional and platinum plugs. Therefore, manual recommends the replacement conventional plugs every 15,000 km and platinum plugs every 30.000 km of run.
Number of original spark plug NGK — PLZKAR6A11.
- DENSO FXE20HR11
- BOSCH 242135524
- BERU Z325
- CHAMPION E207
How to replace spark plugs in Qashqai
The replacement of plugs in Nissan Qashqai 1.6 L requires some efforts since the access to them is complicated. Remove protective cover from engine, unscrew air duct and throttle plate (unscrew 4 bolts with wrench 8), then remove discharge manifold (unscrew 5 bottom bolts and 2 side bolts, for this purpose you will need wrench 10). Then unscrew ignition coil (wrench 10). Only after that, you can replace spark plugs.
You should need the following tools:
- Spark plugs;
- Spark plug spanner 14";
- Flat screwdriver;
- Wrenches 8 and 10.
If you open hood, you will see protective cover and collector that prevent access to spark plugs. Therefore, you need to remove them.