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Date Registered: 01-2005
Location: Canberra, ACT
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Coolant


Hi all

I got my 80,000km service done last week. The coolant was at the max level. I looked at it today (stone cold) and it was well under the max level, but nowhere near the min level.

Before i call the dealer, does anyone know if the coolant level goes back up to max when the car is cool or does some of it stay in the engine?

The car is driving perfectly and has not been overheating. I've had the aircon on a fair bit. But everything is running great. Serviced every 5000kms. Coolant is genuine Nissan.

Pls help, a bit worried that something isn't right.

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Matt

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Date Registered: 07-2008
Location: Brisvegas, Australia
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Gday mate,
if your talking the levels marked on the overflow bottle [sign in to see URL] coolant level in the overflow will rise up and down. The level should drop with a cold engine as water is pulled back into the engine, and rise as the water/coolant expands and force water back into the overflow. There will always be coolant in the engine, the overflow bottle just allows for expansion, and pressure relief if required. After a service the levels will change as small airpockets work their way out as well.
I wouldnt be unduly worried, as you said the level is still within the base values. Like all fluids it doesnt hurt to keep an eye on things regularly.
cheers
Dave


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Date Registered: 01-2005
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Hey Dave

You're a legend, thanks for the advice. I just went for a pretty decent drive and it has appeared to slightly rise (i put a tiny line on it to keep an eye on the exact change in level).

After reading all about these head gasket and coolant cases i thought just my luck.

Anyway, will keep you all posted to see how it goes if anything changes dramatically.

Cheers
Matt

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Matt

If you are still not sure about the levels, take it back to the dealer and ask them to top it up for you.
I'm pretty sure they will do it on the spot for you and not charge anything, considering that you just had it serviced.

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Date Registered: 01-2005
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hey everyone

just an update. i called nissan today and they said to bring it in and they'll top it up. Apparently it could be an airlock or something along those lines... where air gets in and takes a while to get released. they said they see it often.

Must've been a hell of a lot of air.

Cheers
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hi all not sure if this is the right post to post under ive got a coolant leak inside the xtrail passenger side [sign in to see URL] someone maybe tell me what it could be please.
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Date Registered: 06-2008
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ive got a coolant leak inside the xtrail passenger side front


I am asuming you mean iside the car.

You have a leak in one of your heater hoses that comes from the engine bay into your heater box.
You can replace the hose easily enough without removing too much of the dashboard.
Try to find an aftermarket hose as the genuine ones can cost up to a couple of hundred dollars.

Tony

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yes tony inside the [sign in to see URL] i had the pvc dish mat.i had to topup the coolant not [sign in to see URL] its nothing serious.i can tell you the exy stinks.
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Date Registered: 11-2008
Location: Perth
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wow bluexy, never heard of this happening before!

Try on ebay to find a silicone hose replacement kit, shouldn't be more than $150, and you'll have all the other hoses there too!

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Coming up to the 80k service soon, not sure how many litres of the Nissan coolant do we need? Is there any other compatible brands which can be used which will have the same composition?

Thanks.

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