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Date Registered: 05-2007
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so should i re-flush the system again?
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I think you should. Refer to THIS flush procedure if in doubt and make sure you use the correct coolant type as recommended by Nissan.

This guide also suggests replacing the radiator cap if sludge is noticed in the spring area of the cap, which is what you have, so maybe try replacing the radiator cap first before you do another flush.

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When you clean drained it, did you remove the block plug ?

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which plug are you talking about?i drained it from the bottom of the radiator.is there another plug to drain it from?so two plugs in total for draining?
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Hi Bluexy,

Here is the location out of the service manual.
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Hi everyone,
Can anyone advise on the correct procedure for draining and refilling the cooling system on X-Trails specifically. I am a bit hesitant to have a go as I believe different vehicles require different methods.
I know that with my 6cyl Skyline there are
two air bleed bolts that must be removed when refilling until all air is expelled from the system so as to avoid air locks and overheating.
Also, what brand coolant have members used other than Nissan's?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks all,
Keith
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hi ozikieth,i have used nulon from day one with no trouble with 50/50mix.have now for 3years.as above with the diagram i didnt know about that other drain plug drain so i am going to drain it out myself tomorrow and il let you know how i go from both plugs.and i should refill it back up with 7.1 litres as it sais in the manual,at full capacity.
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Hi Keith,

Here is the xtrail specific instruction for changing the coolant and flushing teh system:

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In regards to using coolants other than Nissan, I wouldn't risk it, especially when the price difference between a Nissan one and another brand is not that huge and especially if you're still under the factory warranty, so that you don't give Nissan any excuse if something goes wrong.

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okay,i saw the diagram,before i take the wrong screw off the engine block to drain the coolant which one is the screw and where is it exactly located?i checked next to the top radiator hose and there are 3 screws on the engine.is it one of them?or is ti behind or under the motor?i have looked and cant work it out. emoticon

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Opposite end to the gearbox and on the firewall side of the engine. Probably go up from underneath....

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