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At the moment i'm on 86,000KM on my V35, i was curious if anyone has got their 100 thou service done through Nissan before and how much did it cost you? I'm considering sourcing all the parts i need and only paying for labour but has anyone actually left the entire service for Nissan or someone else to do? Just thought i'd get prepared for the big service although my car seems to be running fine.

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find a reputable mechanic to do it. Nissan will rip you off big time no matter which way you look at it and I doubt they will allow you to supply parts as this will no doubt void any warranty on "their" service.

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find a reputable mechanic to do it. Nissan will rip you off big time no matter which way you look at it and I doubt they will allow you to supply parts as this will no doubt void any warranty on "their" service.

Yeah figured that Nissans good at doing that aren't they.

what are you expecting to change at the 100k kms service?

Well i've just replaced my belt that controls air con alternator battery etc and clutch/brake fluid so basically anything else that needs doing. I don't have much of an idea as to what needs doing that can be called "major" though.

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86,000 K's? I think your odometer may have had it's service already. :P

What do you mean? I bought the car at 80,000 and it hadn't been serviced for a while the guy had pretty much done it himself but i don't know what he's done so i'm iffy about it :/

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The 100k is generally a term for cars with CamBELTS (not chains). It was always the old interval to change them. In recent years on newer cars, some manufacturers will go to 150k kms on a cam belt or X years.

Since you don't have a cam belt to change there is really nothing out of the ordinary about a 100k kms service.

When servicing, its a combination of -

Engine oil and filter

Air filter

Brake fluid / bleed

gearbox/transmission oil/ fluid

Differential fluid

Engine coolant

Brake pads and discs as required

interior / cabin air filter

Ancillary belts as required

Spark plugs are 100k km items

in tank Fuel filter

anything else I forgot

If you don't know when last done or have no record then its a good idea to change and record it.

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I did mine last week,all fluids and filters, spark plugs, new pads. I bought all the parts before I had the car in, cost me $500 in labour but that's also including installing a plenum spacer lol. My mechanic is also a friend of mine so I don't mind paying a little extra for the peace of mind knowing everything is done the way i want it while chatting with him when he's working on the car. If you car is an Auto you MUST only use OEM Nissan transmission oil (Matic J) and if you are unsure when your trans oil was last serviced I wouldn't recommend flushing it IMO. I'm not too sure on the coolant whether it has to be the OEM antifreeze, but i used that just to make sure...maybe someone can clarify this.

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Thanks for that Alex, good to know nothing major needs to be done. I can basically do all of that from my garage.

Kevin, i have a manual but yes that is good for you! too bad there are no reputible mechanics in my town :/

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If you car is an Auto you MUST only use OEM Nissan transmission oil (Matic J) and if you are unsure when your trans oil was last serviced I wouldn't recommend flushing it IMO. I'm not too sure on the coolant whether it has to be the OEM antifreeze, but i used that just to make sure...maybe someone can clarify this.

Nulon synthetic trans fluid is fine, just don't use dextron III, it will slip and ruin your clutch plates. Back flushing is a good idea, as is dropping the pan and cleaning the filter if you are keen.

Mixing antifreeze is a bad idea, but who knows what is in your cooling system now... I would flush it a few times with water and drain it completely, (the block drain plug is a pain to get to) then refill with a decent off the shelf coolant.

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i've noticed with the auto-trans fluid. i used one of the nulon trans fluids on my previous change after i first took delivery of the car, after that the changes semmed a bit jerky to me. but after replacing it with the matic-j. its alot smoother than its ever been.

mabye its just me. but i'd stick to the genuine nissan stuff.

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