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Hi guys/gals,

as you can problem see from my question I have no idea about cars! LOL

I got my car done its 40,000km service by Nissan, and they told me I should get this done every 30,000km and it will cost 90$ odd.

Now can anyone tell me if this is something Nissan trying to rip me off, as they also told me I should get Air conditioner bacteria killer or some crap for another $70!!!

Plus they had the guts to tell me that they are replacing my wipers!! WTF I told them NO THANK YOU for another $40!!! as they are virtually perfect!

One more thing, I see in my invoice they used that Valvoline Magnatec for oil, is this normal? shouldn't Nissan use Nissan's own engine oil!!!
 

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hmm not sure about this. I always use Mobil1 for my car. But nissan oil should be Castrol.

I don't think there is a Valvoline Magnatec, the only magnatec i heard is Castrol.

But i'm not 100% sure though.
 

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Cars have a fuel filter, but there isn't one specifically for the injectors.

As for air con bacteria killer, I'd pass. Aside from sounding a bit dodgy, I have an objection to bacteria killers and that kind of thing. If you're not exposed to low levels of germs and bacteria your immune system won't build up.

It might make you a little healthier short term, when you're in your own little environment you can control, but stepping out into the rest of the world puts you at greater risk.


As for engine oil, Nissan does have their own branded oil but I've never used it. My car's first service was Mobil1, second service was some semi-synthetic **** (no idea what brand), and in the last service I provided them with Motul 300V Chrono.


All in all, though, it sounds a little dodgy.
 

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the anti-bacterial thingy is a microfilter that simply cleans the incoming air - most cars have one that can be washed but you can upgrade to a better one that is replaced every 15k. but that is how it is in the US

figured I would add my 2 cents

Thanks

Zach
 

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sorry my mistake its a castrol magnatec..

regarding the fuel filter thing I am not sure exactly what its called but i know it cost $90 and got something to do with fuel. should i get this done at the next service? or is Nissan trying to milk money from me!!
 

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If they want to run a fuel injector cleaner through the system just tell them to go jump!

Don't put that crap in your car, you should be running 98 oct ...wtf there is nothing to clean. More detergent than fuel in most 98 oct fuel imho.. :lol:
 

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Gianniz - when Nissan tells you that you should replace the injector filter (which may exist but I have never heard of) you should ask them to point out to you where in the handbook does it state to replace the injector filters. If its not in the handbook, then I reckon its crap most of the time, because if Nissan though it needed replacement at a certain mileage, then Nissan would include it in the handbook.
If the injector filter is real, then each one would cost $15 and for that price, I would suspect that it would just be a small plastic or metal mesh filter that sits within the injector.

Nissan should use their own blended oil as stated in the handbook. But if you try and argue with them because they used Magnatec instead of Nissan oil, they'll probably tell you Magnatec is ok. In reality, as long as the viscosity of the Magnatec is correct, I'm sure this oil would suffice. I'd just check that they didn't charge you significantly more than the price of Magnatec oil that you can buy from an auto shop yourself.
 

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If the injector filter is real, then each one would cost $15 and for that price, I would suspect that it would just be a small plastic or metal mesh filter that sits within the injector.

There should be six Fuel injectors in our car and they don't have any small plastic or metal filter on them. the only thing can change or replace in the fuel injector is the 2 rubber ring (cost $2 per injector). I think more likely they are talking about is the fuel filter on the fuel line in between the injectors and the fuel tank.

Nissan may think because you forgot to bring in your car for the 30,000km service, so they assume more parts on your car is not working and function porperly and need replacement.

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Gary
 

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There is no FUEL FILTER IN THE Z there is only a screen in the tank US spec.Unless you are having trouble with the way the car is running you shouldn't need the injectors cleaned.The dealers 30-40k service is a great money maker for the dealer.Look at the list of what they do they check things change oil and charge more if they find something.Good luck.
 

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I just did my 40K service with Nissan, and it cost me buckley's. But, then again, I did lay down the law.

I brought my own engine oil, and told them that since the car was going in to the mechanic's for putting in some aftermarket parts that they were not to replace anything without calling me first.

So even though my front rotors were undersized and pads at the indicators, all they did was tell me about it.

Of course, the rest of the "service" at the mechanics did cost me a bit more.....I might just bugger Nissan off for a while.
 

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I have taken my car in to same Nissan from the day I bought it! every 10,000km so for them to say I need to replace this crap every 30,000km then what I have is a liability bungle they cause!!! If its somethign that should have been done and as you can see from their response its not done!!!!

I will have a chat with Nissan Landers again and see what it really was that they needed to replace. As far as I am think it was Fuel filter or Fuel injector filter (they said something like it removes crap from fuel).


PS They used Castrol FMX Magnatec in my car and charged me $40
 

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Its a shame that there are no "lemon" laws in this country, but then they wouldn't tell you about anything until it actually failed.

I'll bet you that, near the end of your warranty period, they won't mention a thing about stuff needing to be replaced or fixed......until after the warranty expires, of course.


When you get close to that period (say, 9 months or 10,000km before) take it to an independent mechanic and get it looked over. Someone like Peter or Joshua.

Joshua's pretty big with Silvia owners of all stripe, and he's gone over people's cars and pointed out stuff that Nissan forgot to mention. Like how SR20's tend to leak from the timing belt cover? (can't remember which one it was) that the service engineers failed to mention, but his car was doing.
 
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