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Tag: nissan

4
Sep

Cracked injector line

Today in Palm Beach we had a diesel fuel leak from a Nissan Patrol 3L engine. The leak was quickly diagnosed as a cracked fuel injector line. This is not a common fault with this engine. More so, a common fault with any diesel engine that has been previously worked on. These diesel fuel injector lines are made from steel

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23
Jul

Leaking radiator

Today I had leaking radiator in a Nissan Dualis to repair in Broadbeach. We attend many breakdowns and radiators are a common cause. We often see at around 10 years of age or 200 000kms radiators fail. Radiators in nearly all production cars now days have plastic tanks. This is the weak point that fails. The plastic gets brittle with

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27
Aug

Control arm bushes

A very common fault with many modern cars is the control arm bushes failing.  Mainly the front lower control arm bushes.  They are the bush that allows the vehicle’s suspension to move.  These are the pivot point for the suspension.  As they are always moving, eventually the rubber bush will wear out.  Which generally means the bush will split or

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11
Jul

Diff oil change

Diff oil is an important service item. This oil has a specified replacement schedule set by the manufacturer. This needs to be adhered to as a minimum standard to ensure premature wear and/or damage does not occur. Your diff oil is checked for quantity and quality during each service. If found that the oil is dirty or containminated draining and

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5
May

Hyundai Getz engine mounts

Engine mounts play a very important role in your vehicle. They hold the engine and gearbox in place and insulate the vibrations from your engine away from the vehicles body. Engine mounts come in many different styles but all carry out the same role. Some are hydraulic while the majority are rubber bushed. If they tear, split, collapse or are

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25
Nov

Spark plugs

The humble spark plug has come along way over the many years. Once spark plugs were cleaned and gapped every service with replacement done every couple of services. Now we have spark plugs lasting 100 000km! The big change is the material used in the spark plug such as platinum or iridium. This allows the spark plugs to wear at

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3
Nov

Radius rod bushes

Today in Worongary was the mighty Nissan Patrol 4×4 in for some repairs. One job was the radius rod bushes to be replaced. This suspension set up is the same as the Toyota land cruiser. The front diff is supported by 2 radius rods, In these rods there are bushes at the attachment points. 2 Bushes at the front and

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13
Jun

Log Book Servicing

When you purchase a new car log book servicing will be a requirement. The log book contains all the service requirements particular to your vehicle.  With all the specifications set down by the vehicle manufacturer. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in order for a car’s warranty to remain intact, motor vehicle dealers are allowed to insist that

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17
May

Nissan Navara D40 clutch replacement

Nissan Navara D40 clutch replacements are becoming very common. This week we replaced another. The factory dual mass flywheel is the weak link in the factory set up. Both the petrol V6 and the diesel engines both have the same issues. The dual mass flywheel springs often fail as does the main plate in the flywheel. We often find this

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