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post #111 of 151 Old 11-07-2014, 03:06 AM
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That clutch issue was quality control, plain and simple. Not enough lube on splines, deformities on splines, could be the rear main leaked onto disc, maybe slave started leaking slightly but not enough to notice. With low mileage, and assumed proper use of the clutch, that was built in from the factory. Won't know fully till you take it apart.

I prefer this manifold configuration over what Toyota does for long intake runners, buries it deep down to where you can't see anything. Like i've said before, i can take my manifold off in 5 minutes with power tools.

The overall quality and/or feel of the Versa is subjective, i've had imports and i've had German cars, and also drive every make and model you can think of being a mechanic at an independent shop. Every car has a personality, not good or bad, just a different feel. A BMW feels different from any cheap import, but it doesn't make either better or worse, they're just different cars. I like things about cheap and cheerful imports and i like things about V8 German luxury sedan beasts.

Trust me on this one, you don't want rear discs. Rear drums are a blessing, they're cheap and easy to maintain (they rarely need maintenance to begin with, they just work). I have dealt with so many problems on rear disc setups across the board on makes, and never any issues with drums apart from the usual servicing. On lightweight imports, rear discs are often overkill. In fact sometimes the problem is that they don't get used enough, the rotors rot. Drum friction surfaces are protected by the inherent design and thus don't get affected by how much they are used or atmospheric moisture as discs are.

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post #112 of 151 Old 12-02-2014, 02:56 AM
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Just came back here to see if there was any more activity....

Actually, my 1990's Dodge Caravan had rear drums, that fell apart at about 80K miles or so. For some strange reason, I didn't blame Chrysler for that one....
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i can take my manifold off in 5 minutes with power tools.

Trust me on this one, you don't want rear discs. Rear drums are a blessing, they're cheap and easy to maintain (they rarely need maintenance to begin with, they just work). I have dealt with so many problems on rear disc setups across the board on makes, and never any issues with drums apart from the usual servicing. On lightweight imports, rear discs are often overkill. In fact sometimes the problem is that they don't get used enough, the rotors rot. Drum friction surfaces are protected by the inherent design and thus don't get affected by how much they are used or atmospheric moisture as discs are.
True, my mechanic had intake off in a few minutes when he did my plugs.
Also that's one thing I research on the new mfr build and price sites, at what point do they bump up to rear discs...and avoid those.
My one buddy w the 92 Jetta sold it with 470000km, and the same rear drums and shoes he had when he bought it at 166000km.

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......Also that's one thing I research on the new mfr build and price sites, at what point do they bump up to rear discs...and avoid those.
My one buddy w the 92 Jetta sold it with 470000km, and the same rear drums and shoes he had when he bought it at 166000km.
The only problem is, in most cases, you won't have much choice....

The problem nowadays is everyone has been making a big deal marketing 4 wheel disk brakes and people are expecting it. At this point any car that's somewhat "upscale" has to have 4 wheel disk even if its not needed so only low line less expensive cars are the ones getting rear drums, which to a manufacturer is godsend since rear drums are quite a bit less expensive than disk brakes.

Also, I had a 2007 Caravan that I sold last year with 75K miles. I checked the rear drums before I sold it and the brake shoes looked like they could have lasted another 200K miles.
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Lol, well ladies and gents, I just stopped in to see what was popping and I am not at all surprised at all the short block replacements. We completely jumped ship. Bought a 2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring model for my wife and traded the Versa in...lol No more Nissans for me as long as Renault is partnered with them. (which means no more Nissans...EVER) Absolutely love the new ride. (Its actually for my wife) Only thing I miss is the unexplainable huge legroom the Versa has in the rear. That will truly be missed. I hope you gys and gals with issues get them resolved....but for me its "Zoom Zoom" time. I will tell you the last few days before the trade Nissan Consumer Affairs dept was trying everything to make us happy, BUT when they wanted us to take the car back to a dealer for a diagnostic check that WE had to pay for...... that was the last straw with this and all Nissans for us. With 105,000 miles on the odometer Mazda offered us $4500.00 for it, and I happily watched them drive it to the back of their lot, and funny as it was, park it next to a few more Versa...lmao. Anyway, best of luck to you all. I managed to pull the Kenwood DDX-418 from its sad little dash, that I will be selling if anyone is interested. Has the harness and funny antena adaptor already to go...plug n play. PM me if your interested and if it hasnt sold. Putting it on Fleabay also. If anyone has any questions about the Versa and our ordeal, I will try to check in every now and then to try n answer what I can.
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well at 102k miles my engine has know started knocking very bad and it just started no real warnings was good one day then boom started knocking so I'm now hunting for an mr20 and saving up hope it can run just a bit longer

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hr16de knocking since brand new here.
is a very common problem on new versas, versas note and micra.
nissan is replacing engines, also a guy on canada has his engine replaced and the new engine has the knock also.
problem is crankshat or rod bearing at cylinder 2, there is not official report from nissan, but when disconecting cylinder 2 the knock is greatly reduced.
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2014 Model year Versa Note. Manufactured in Oct. of 2013.

21,000 miles and oil leaking from front timing cover.
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CVT

I had my CVT blowout at 130 km's on my 09 Hatchback....

Paid 3.5k to replace it.....then found out 6 months later that they had known issues and Nissan extended the warranty to 10 years as a result.

Got a cheque 6 months later for Nissan paying me back.

Happy end to a crappy start.

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I just found out from our local mechanic that my 2011 Nissan Versa has low to almost no compression on the #3 cylinder and spark plug was covered in oil (no wonder my oil level kept reading low) which he tells me I'll need a new engine. The check engine light was blinking and the engine went rough, so I had it towed. I called Nissan and asked what they are doing about this known issue. They issued me a case number and told me to have a Nissan authorized service center diagnose the issue, then a regional Nissan consumer affairs specialist will review the case as the vehicle is no longer under warranty. Yes, I had to have the car towed from the local mechanic to the authorized Nissan service center and pay another diagnostics!

Does anyone have any similar issues with low compression and experience with Nissan consumer affairs specialist? Hoping I can get some answers on how to handle getting this covered through Nissan. It's still pretty new and there's not even 100,000 miles on the vehicle. Aren't Nissans supposed to run longer than that?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
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