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Date Registered: 10-2005
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Just rang Nissan to see what type of discount was offered if I supplied all the oils. They stated that they will only allow customers to supply the engine oil and plugs. I was also told that my car does not need the radiator flush due to it being a new engine.

I have checked the service manual to see what is involved in the 80,000km service and it appears to be a total flush out of oils and lubricants, plugs, filters etc. There seems to be a few different variations of what is involved in the 80k service, but obviously it is a main one.

Ultratune will allow me to supply all fluids (radiator, brake, engine, transmission, diffs and transfer), oil filter and plugs and will also fit my slotted discs for a total price between $350 and $400, depending on the time taken to fit the discs. (I tried fitting them myself but could not budge the inside bolts in the caliper assembly). Considering that I got all these oils for dirt cheap, I want to use mine and not the overly priced dealer oils. I also got the Nissan radiator fluid too for next to nothing.

Can anyone tell me what else in involved in the 80k service. Anyone have an invoice showing work done by Nissan.

Bathurst Nissan will do the Consult ECU check/upgrade for free next time I am in the area. Now that's service.


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Brett,

Have a look at the Nissan service schedule in the ]Technical section of our main site and it will tell you exactly what needs to be done under the 80K service. This is a major service, so you should get the ECU pluged-in to Consult for software updates, so don't delay this after you do the Ultratune service.

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I have been told by Ulra Tune that "while they dont have Consult, they do have a diagnostic computer that can do everything". This doesnt really gel with what I have read, and was curious about other peoples experiences. Any side effects?
The physical side of servicing I am not phased about (I have used them before on other cars and rate them) , however the "computer" side of it I am curious. Is there a marked difference between aftermarket and [sign in to see URL] a series 1 T30?
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Ultratune and others won't have access to the Nissan software updates, only Nissan has this and while their diagnostic computer will tell them what's wrong, they won't be able to fix it if it required a software update to be done through the ECU. There are many ECU DIY diagnostic kits out there that can easily tell what's wrong and give you the error codes.

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posted by rosscomia

Hi All

Has anyone had their T31 Serviced by Ultra Tune?? While under new car warranty.

I used them a few times for my previous car (1996 Toyota Corolla) but now I have a much nicer and much newer car I'm wanting to look after it and make sure it gets the right treatment by the [sign in to see URL] due for a service for a while but just thought I would throw the question out there.


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I am going to give them a go for my 40k service.
Not only are they less than half the price of a Nissan service, but they also follow the service manual.
They also said that they will wash and re-oil the K & N filter for me.

I will let you know how they did when it gets done in about 500kms.
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I had the Xy serviced at Penrith Ultra Tune this afternoon for my 40000km.
From booking the car 1 hour prior to servicing, to picking it up was a joy compared to Nissan, nothing but personalised service.

They did the Hand book service which included,

2.1 hrs labour.
4.6 litres of Valvoline SM-5W30 oil.
Oil filter.
Servic to the K & N air filter, clean and re-oil.
Replace the brake fluid.
Tune up.
ECU reset.
Throttle body service.
Adjust hand brake. ( which has never been this good )

All for a price of $300 which included removing the bash plate as well.
A big thumbs up for the guys there. emoticon

They saved me $350 on the Nissan service.

For some reason the car feels more perky than it usually does when it gets serviced from Nissan. emoticon

Can't complain about that.

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Ours is up for it's 80k service. I read through the maintenance handbook before finding this thread, and just got a quote over the phone from Ultratune (they did the 30k service for a good price, in the warranty period, which I was happy with). Their quote for the 80k was $450-$500, but when I told them I'd done the oil & filter, and had a K&N air filter, it dropped to $380-$400, but I only just remembered I have the iridium plugs installed some time ago, so that would probably knock at least another $50-$100 off the price (parts & labour) I reckon.

I'm still tossing up whether to do it myself (as it's now well out of warranty) as I'd be concerned about them re-fitting my "bodgey bash-plate"... They could probably do the whole service quicker than I could, but I'd probably have to hang around and wait for them to finish it anyway.


Maybe slightly off-topic, but I can't find in the ESM where the PCV filter is (as the manual states to replace it at 80k). I even had a look in the engine bay and there doesn't appear to be any filter in-line between the rocker cover and the air-intake ducting (only a continuous hose)...

Secondly, the manual states to use "L250" coolant, however a thorough read of all the different brands of coolant at Supacheap didn't indicate that code, although one did state that it exceeded AS-XXXX (Australian Standard, I forget the number), and they all had ethylene-glocol in them (and some had other anti-corrosion inhibitors as well), and they all seemed to state they were suitable for all engine types (cast iron, alloy, etc). I may as well just get the Nissan coolant, but Supacheap is more convenient/closer after the Bankstown Nissan closed down a couple of years ago (not even sure if they had a "Parts" counter).


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Hi Rich,

1. Option would be to take off your "bodgey bash plate" before taking it in for the service and then refitting it after the service if it worries you about their ability to do it easily.

2. There is no PCV Filter, just the PCV Valve. You can test this is working yourself by unscrewing it from the rocker cover and checking it has vacuum when attached to its hose and with the engine idling.

3. I would recommend to use the Nissan Coolant additive ONLY as if there are ANY problems at all with your engine, the use of non-Nissan coolant additive will make your chance of a warranty replacement absolutely impossible.

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Just had my 30K service done at NissCare.

Included a Brake fluid replacement and I supplied the engine oil - Penrite HPR 5.

They charged $105 for a very meticulous service (I watched)

They are really friendly and seem very competent.

What bemuses me is the constant charging by dealers, Nissan and others, for "Throttle body clean" usually between $45 and $90, "Injector service/clean" usually $25 to $60, Engine flush for $15 to $30 and one charged me $30 for "Oil Conditioner" !!!!!

My previous car was a Calais and the one befor that a VN COmmoder that I service myself and both did over 200,000 Kms. I NEVER used Engine FLush, NEVER had the throttle body cleaned but occasionally/rarely put some WINS Injector clean in the petrol tank which fixed ALL idling problems etc.

These charges for unecessary items that often NEVER actually get done are criminal in my view. Engine oil doesn't need flushing if it's changed on schedule and NO manufacturer or oil company endorses Oil COnditioner. Throttle bodies can be wiped clean for about $2.

About time something was done about these rorts.

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