Anything I should be Cautious of maintenance wise? Got 68,785mi right now
I do the turkey baster thing. I use my pinky to remove the screen and have a small hose on the end of a turkey baster, draw out some fluid and replace with fresh.Do you also periodically bleed your brakes?
I got into a slight argument with the service manager who insisted that the clutch hydraulic system did not share the brake master cylinder reservoir. What he didn't know is I had traced the line from the clutch master cylinder back to brake master cylinder reservoir.Cool! Why wouldn't the dealer bleed the hydraulic sys? Lazy or what?
Yes, for an automatic transmission Versa this method would successfully flush all of the old brake fluid.The FSM (section BR-12) instructs to bleed brakes via the bleeder valves at all 4 corners.
I can only speak about my experience at my particular dealership. I don't know how other dealerships and Nissan Service Techs would handle a manual transmission Versa (brake fluid flush)..I wonder if one brings a manual Versa in for a service, including brakes bleeding (the owner's manual calls for brakes bleeding every 2 years), how would a tech at a Nissan shop do it.
That is interesting that Toyota utilizes a similar setup. I thought it was just Nissan trying to save a few bucks. I wonder how common this (shared reservoir) is??For what it worth, a previous car in my family Toyota Echo 5-speed had the same setup, where a hydraulic clutch shared the brake master cylinder. For entire 16 years we had it the brakes never been bleeded, and only one time the front pads were replaced. All those years the brakes were super effective.
Being a 1.6s w/ 5spd, that's about as simple as it gets. Not much needed to do. You had a choice of 4spd AT, CVT or 5spd up until 2017. The 4spd AT went away after that.Anything I should be Cautious of maintenance wise? Got 68,785mi right now
Man, 4 days later my "LOOSE FUEL CAP" message pop up on the screen! Ughh. 1 customer said buy a gas cap cause they loosen & wear out, a carmax tech said bring it into the svc dept, that's a easy fix. I already made a svc appt, soonest day is next Tuesday 😦 lord. Lol. That should be covered under my warranty right?Yes, for an automatic transmission Versa this method would successfully flush all of the old brake fluid.
As for the manual transmission Versa(s) which utilizes a hydraulic clutch. That system shares the brake master cylinder reservoir thus, you are still leaving old contaminated brake fluid in the system. If the mechanic is not willing to flush all four brakes and the clutch slave cylinder, you are just diluting the old fluid with new, which is the same as my turkey baster method (and it costs a lot less)
I have no idea if that is considered a warranty item or not.That should be covered under my warranty right?