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Forum: Lounge Area   04-09-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By paul.siu
Improving the driver

A lot of discussion on this forum are centered on upgrading components or the car. This is all well and good, but what about improving the driver? Are there ways where someone can improve their...
Forum: Detailing & Restoration   04-09-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By paul.siu
Trying Meguiar Fast Finish

When there is free time and the weather is nice enough, I am going to try out Meguiar Fast Finish for the following reason.
1. The product claims to last a year. I doubt it will last that long, but...
Forum: Engine Forum   04-09-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By paul.siu
I had a moment of clarity while talking with the...

I had a moment of clarity while talking with the developer of CvtZ50 app, the android app that can pair up with a ELM327 to display cvt info. He pointed out that the deterioration value should not...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   04-08-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By paul.siu
The stock contipro were installed for the sole...

The stock contipro were installed for the sole purpose of getting better gas mileage. They are low resistant tires that were popular on Hybrids However, all tire attribute are a compromise, so...
Forum: Engine Forum   04-08-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By paul.siu
Sadly, I contacted Nissan USA and they said that...

Sadly, I contacted Nissan USA and they said that they have no way of answering technical questions and we will just have to go to the dealers for all technical answers. I suppose I could call several...
Forum: Engine Forum   04-08-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By paul.siu
So essentially, the problem is that CVT heats up,...

So essentially, the problem is that CVT heats up, causing deterioration and changing the deterioration number, when it reach the number 210000, it should be replaced. Changing it basically keeps the...
Forum: Engine Forum   04-08-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By paul.siu
Thanks, I will contact the main corporate office....

Thanks, I will contact the main corporate office. Actually, this dealer was where the car was purchased, but we ended up using a different dealer nearby because we had issues. Unfortunately, that...
Forum: Engine Forum   04-07-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By paul.siu
In the post, I did indicate I contacted the...

In the post, I did indicate I contacted the dealer, but they said they don't know anything about the reader. They recommended changing the fluid every 30K, which wouldn't hurt but is costly and is...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   04-07-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By paul.siu
Aftermarket replacement for items that needs replacing

At some point, the car will require replacements. Tires will wear and need replacing. Brakes pads will need replacing. I am wondering if there are better alternatives to the factory. I am not talking...
Forum: Engine Forum   04-07-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By paul.siu
CVT Preventive Maintenance

I am trying to under stand how to do preventive maintenance on a Nissan CVT. What I am trying to understand is

1. What is the most common cause of Nissan CVT failure? Is it too much load (like...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   04-04-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By paul.siu
When you turn on your car, the ABS light will...

When you turn on your car, the ABS light will come on briefly. It's usually some sort of circle with "ABS" inside it.

I was under the impression that for 2008, ABS comes standard on all Versa.
...
Forum: General Versa Discussion   04-04-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By paul.siu
Versa vs cars from the 80's

My wife once complaint that the Versa was barely driveable. This got me thinking about my first car, an Acura Integra 1st gen (80's). It was considered a preppy car back then, but it had only 113 hp...
Forum: General Technical & Electrical   04-03-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By paul.siu
The dealer said checking the fluid is difficult...

The dealer said checking the fluid is difficult and they recommend changing it every 3 years or 36,000 miles. Seems a bit excessive.

Paul
Forum: General Technical & Electrical   04-02-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By paul.siu
The car only get driven about on the average...

The car only get driven about on the average 1,000 miles a year, so at this rate, it will take 30 years to get to 30,000 miles.

Do CVT fluid go bad like engine oil? For engine oil, it really...
Forum: General Technical & Electrical   04-02-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By paul.siu
When to change CVT fluid?

I don't see a schedule for changing CVT fluid for a 2014 Nissan Versa SV. I seemed to see that there is a general recommendation for 60,000 miles and 6 years. The car isn't driven much and probably...
Forum: General Technical & Electrical   04-02-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By paul.siu
7 years from Coolant?

Car: 2014 Nissan Versa SV.

Looking through the manual, it said that coolant do not need to be flushed for 7 years or 105,000 miles. Can you actually not replace coolant for that long or has there...
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