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Was there any changes under the hood from 08-09? I don't think there were but I just want to be sure.
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There is 07-09 hatchback and then there is 10-12 hatchback but internally they're all the same.

Now sedan is a different story. There is 07-11 sedan and then there is 12-up sedan.

It can be confusing. What did you want to know about them?
 

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at some point nissan switched from regular green coolant to the blue long life. Other then that they seem identical.
 

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I have an 08 versa and a friend of mine has a shop and said he just did some mod work on an 09. He said he would do the same for me but I wanted to make sure everything was the same first.
 

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at some point nissan switched from regular green coolant to the blue long life. Other then that they seem identical.
Also on the 2012 Hatchback or if you've had an engine done under warranty they switched to a bigger oil pan and piston squirters. Only the mr18de though.
 

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very interesting. I did not know that.
 

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yup nissan did something about the piston slap. Im just not sure if its enough. Its never a good idea to have a sleeveless aluminum block.
 

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The motor should have steel sleeves.

Random info - I know that years back Toyota made motors with no main or rod bearings in their V6 camrys. Its just machined to fit precisely. Throw away blocks as they called them :wiggle:
 

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The motor should have steel sleeves.

Random info - I know that years back Toyota made motors with no main or rod bearings in their V6 camrys. Its just machined to fit precisely. Throw away blocks as they called them :wiggle:
yes the motor should but the tech said they didnt...let me see if i can find a pic of the bare block
 
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