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Nissan TITAN XD 5.0L Cummins Maintenance Guide

2016-2019 Nissan TITAN XD Diesel Service Schedule, Fluid Capacities, and Parts List

If you want your Nissan TITAN XD with the 5.0L Cummins Diesel engine to last a long time, you should become very familiar with the proper maintenance procedures that these trucks require. You could leave your truck in the hands of your local diesel shop or Nissan dealership, but it’ll cost you more money in the long run. Instead, you should learn how to maintain your Nissan Titan XD diesel on your own. The 5.0L Cummins Engine isn’t difficult to maintain as long you know the proper service intervals, fluid capacities, and you know which oil, fluids, and filters to use. To help our readers that own these trucks, we decided to create our comprehensive 2016-2019 Nissan TITAN XD 5.0L Cummins Maintenance Guide. In it, we cover all of this crucial information, and even include links to buy all of the 5.0L Cummins filters, fluids, and oil that you need.

Nissan Titan XD Diesel Maintenance
This Post will serve as our guide to maintaining 2016-2019 Nissan Titan XD pickup trucks with the 5.0L Cummins Engine. We’ll cover 5.0L Cummins service schedules, required maintenance tasks, and we even include a list of required Maintenance parts and where to buy them.

5.0L Cummins Service Schedule

If you are going to service your Nissan Titan XD yourself, or even if you are bringing it into the dealer for service, the first thing you need to be aware of is the Cummins 5.0L Maintenance Schedule. Also called a service schedule, this tells you when it is time to complete different service tasks on your truck. There are two separate service schedules, one for normal operating conditions and one for severe operating conditions. I’ll give you a brief description of each but a general rule to follow is if you use your truck as mostly just a daily driver, with brief towing on the weekends, just use the normal operating conditions service schedule. If your truck is used for work, or as part of a fleet, use the severe operating conditions schedule.

5.0L Cummins Maintenance

Normal Operating Conditions

Normal Operating Conditions is what most truck owners fall under. This means you use your truck as your daily driver and only tow lighter loads. You also don’t use your truck off-road.

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
(months)
Change Engine Oil and
Engine Oil Filter
10,000 miles16,000 km12 mo.
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 km36 mo.
Drain Fuel/Water Separator10,000 miles16,000 km12 mo.
Replace Fuel Filter10,000 miles16,000 km12 mo.
Flush Coolant & Service
Cooling System
45,000 miles72,000 km36 mo.
Service Transmission:
– Replace Transmission Filter
– Replace Transmission FLuid
20,000 miles32,000 km24 mo.
Change Transfer Case Fluid* See Notes* See Notes* See Notes
Drain & Re-Fill Front
Differential Fluid
** See Notes** See Notes** See Notes
Drain & Re-Fill Rear
Differential Fluid
** See Notes** See Notes** See Notes
Inspect Drive Belt, Replace
if Necessary
10,000 Miles16,000 km12 mo.
Replace Brake Fluid20,000 miles32,000 km24 mo.
Change Micro-Cabin Filter
(Cabin Air Filter)
15,000 miles24,000 km12 mo.
Inspect Brake Pads and
Rotors
10,000 miles16,000 km12 mo.
* No Specified service intervals are given for the transfer case. If you submerge the transfer case, replace fluid as soon as possible. We recommend servicing at least every 50-60k miles, if not sooner for normal operating conditions. ** No service intervals are given for the front or rear differentials either. If either the front or rear axles are submerged, change fluid immediately. We recommend replacing the fluid at least every 50-60k miles anyways. Under severe driving conditions or if towing, change every 20,000 miles.

Severe Operating Conditions

If your truck is a commercial vehicle, or is used as part of a fleet, you fall under this category. Other times when you need to follow the severe operating conditions service schedule is if you idle frequently, live in a big city where you frequently drive in heavy traffic, or if you use your vehicle off-road. Frequent towing or towing heavy loads also calls for following the severe service schedule. Notice in the chart below, this calls for more frequent service of your Nissan Titan XD.

Service TaskMilesKilometersTime
(months)
Change Engine Oil and
Engine Oil Filter
5,000 miles8,000 km6 mo.
Replace Engine Air Filter30,000 miles48,000 km36 mo.
Drain Fuel/Water Separator10,000 miles16,000 km12 mo.
Replace Fuel Filter10,000 miles16,000 km12 mo.
Flush Coolant & Service
Cooling System
45,000 miles72,000 km36 mo.
Service Transmission:
– Replace Transmission Filter
– Replace Transmission FLuid
20,000 miles32,000 km24 mo.
Change Transfer Case Fluid* See Notes* See Notes* See Notes
Drain & Re-Fill Front
Differential Fluid
20,000 miles32,000 km24 mo.
Drain & Re-Fill Rear
Differential Fluid
20,000 miles32,000 km24 mo.
Inspect Drive Belt, Replace
if Necessary
10,000 Miles16,000 km12 mo.
Replace Brake Fluid10,000 miles16,000 km12 mo.
Change Micro-Cabin Filter
(Cabin Air Filter)
15,000 miles24,000 km12 mo.
Inspect Brake Pads and
Rotors
5,000 miles8,000 km6 mo.

Things You Should Check Every Oil Change:

While only some fluids and filters have to be replaced at certain intervals, there are other vehicle components you should be inspecting every time you complete a service on your 5.0L Cummins. These parts need to be throughly inspected and your examination will determine whether or not they need to be replaced. Here’s a full list of everything you should be taking a look at.

  • Drive Belts: Check your drive belt for any signs of damage. If the belt is worn or damaged, replace it with Nissan Part #
  • Check Brake Pads and Rotors: Check your Brake Pads and Rotors and make sure there is still plenty of life left. If you need Brake pads, consider Nissan Part #
  • Inspect Brake Lines and Cables.
  • Inspect Differential Gear Oil.
  • Check Steering Gear and Linkage, Axle, and Suspension Components. If any damaged components are found, replace them. Check out our Suspension/Steering Components chart for replacement part #s and links to purchase them.
  • Rotate your Tires

5.0L Cummins Fluid Capacities

Fluid TypeCapacity (Quarts/Gallons)Capacity (Liters)
Engine Oil /w Filter10 Quarts 9.5 Liters
Fuel Tank Size26 Gallons98.4 Liters
Engine Coolant4.375 Gallons16.5 Liters
DEF Tank Size4.5 Gallons17 Liters
Transfer Case1.875 Quarts1.8 Liters
Front Differential3.25 Pints1.51 Liters
Rear Differential5.5 Pints1.8 Liters

Nissan TITAN XD 5.0L Cummins Diesel Maintenance Parts

Fluids, Filters, Oil, and Other Parts

PartPart # And Link To Buy
Engine Oil
See Engine Oil
Viscosity Guide Below**
SAE 10W-30 Temps Greater than -10 Degrees F.
Valvoline Premium Blue Syn. Blend 10W-30*
Shell Rotella T4 Conventional 10W-30
Shell Rotella T5 Syn. Blend 10W-30

SAE 5W-40 Temps Less than 68 Degrees F.
Valvoline Premium Blue Full Syn. 5W-40
Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 5W-40
Engine Oil
Filter
Nissan 15208-EZ40A
FleetGuard LF17517
Engine Air Intake
Filter
Nissan 16546-EZ40A
Engine Air
Cleaner Assembly
Nissan 16500-EZ41C
Cabin Air Filter
Fuel Filter
Front:
Rear:
Both (Kit)
See Below:
Nissan 16403-EZ40A / Fleetguard FS53029NN
Nissan 16403–EZ41A / Fleetguard FF63017NN
Nissan Fuel Filter Kit
Transmission FluidGenuine NISSAN Matic K ATF 999MP-MTK00P
Transmission FilterNissan 31728-EZ00A 
Front Differential
Fluid
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super-CT Synthetic GL-5 75W-90
Rear Differential
Fluid
Genuine NISSAN Differential Oil Hypoid Super-CT Synthetic GL-5 75W-90
Transfer Case
Fluid
Genuine NISSAN ATF D3M
Transmission Pan
Gasket
Nissan 31397-EZ00A
Power Steering FluidGenuine NISSAN PSF II
Engine Oil Drain
Plug
Nissan 11128-EZ40A
ThermostatNissan 21200-EZ40A
Thermostat HousingNissan 11061-EZ40A
Radiator CapNissan 21430-C991A
Upper Radiator
Hose
Nissan 21501-EZ40A
Lower Radiator
Hose
Nissan 21503-EZ40A
Radiator AssemblyNissan 21460-EZ40A
Mishimoto MMRAD-XD-16 
Engine CoolantPre-diluted Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) # 999MP-L25500P
Serpentine BeltNissan 11720-EZ40B
Belt TensionerNissan 11750-EZ40A
Diesel Exhaust FluidBlueDEF 2.5 Gallon Jug (2 Pack)

5.0L Cummins Maintenance FAQS

What engine oil does the Nissan Titan XD with the 5.0L Cummins V8 engine use?

The Nissan Titan XD pickup truck with the 5.0L Cummins V-8 Diesel engine uses SAE 10W-30 engine oil in warmer conditions, anything above -10 degrees Fahrenheit, and SAE 5W-40 in cooler climates. Engine oil must meet Cummins CES 20081 and API CJ-4 Low ash standards.

How often should you service your 5.0L Cummins Diesel-equipped Nissan Titan XD?

The Nissan Titan XD with the 5.0L Cummins Diesel engine needs to be serviced every 5-10,000 miles, depending on how you use your vehicle. Check out our 5.0L Cummins maintenance guide for more information.

What Engine Oil Filter does the Nissan Titan XD Diesel use?

The Nissan Titan XD with the 5.0L Cummins uses the Fleetguard LF17517 engine oil filter which is also available as Nissan Part # 15208-EZ40A

Nissan Titan XD 5.0L Cummins Maintenance

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