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Date Registered: 08-2008
Location: Mornington Peninsula,Victoria
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Interesting reading and I'm glad it seems to be sorted out. All I can say is that with over 15,000km under the belt of my diesel x-trail I have had no such issues. While I do quite a lot of city driving, it also involves a fair few freeway runs. That and the fact that I do drive it reasonably hard from time to time emoticon



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Date Registered: 07-2008
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Dronus

Has your fuel consumption reading changed and do you have a list of parts they changed?

John

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Date Registered: 08-2008
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Howdy John,

Normal city fuel consumption seems to be about the same (7 - 7.4). I have been towing trailers and driving through the hills so its a tad (about 8) higher, as expected. Went for a drive today up to Mount lofty which has some steep winding roads went well with no lights etc..

I'll be refuelling this weekend so ill have a more accurate idea.

When im cruising out on the expressway it goes back down below 7, and seems to respond well. I haven't got the list of parts yet, been busy but ill try to remember to chase it up.


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Date Registered: 02-2004
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More information about the DPF and how to prevent the engine MIL light as quoted in the Nissan UK website:

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Selected Question And AnswerQuestion:What are the benefits to having a diesel engine with a DPF filter?

Answer: DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF) (applicable models only)

Your Nissan has been designed to meet the latest environmental regulations concerned with exhaust gas emissions.

In order to limit the amount of small soot particles contained within the diesel exhaust gas passing into the atmosphere, this vehicle has been equipped with a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The filter forms part of the vehicle's exhaust system and is similar in construction to a catalytic converter. The DPF traps and stores solid particles or ‘soot', produced by diesel engine combustion.

When the amount of soot in the filter reaches a specified level, this needs to be reduced to maintain the filter's function. This reduction is called regeneration and must be performed periodically.

If the vehicle is only driven either on short journeys, or at low speed, then it may not be possible for the exhaust gas to reach a high enough temperature for regeneration. In this situation, the DPF warning light on the dashboard will be illuminated.

At this point you should drive the vehicle safely at a speed above 40mph until the light goes out, it is important that this is done at the earliest opportunity.

Remember, always drive the vehicle in a safe manner according to traffic conditions and obey traffic laws when driving.

If, after the DPF warning lamp illuminates, the vehicle continues to be driven in a style whereby the exhaust gas temperature cannot be raised sufficiently, then the vehicle's electronic control system performs the following actions to protect the DPF and the engine:

The engine warning is illuminated together with the DPF warning lamp.
The vehicle may enter "fail-safe" mode and limit engine speed to a maximum of 3,000rpm.
To recover from the condition described above, SERVICE REGENERATION of the DPF is required. This can only be carried out by a workshop equipped with Nissan diagnostic equipment. In addition, whenever SERVICE REGENERATION has been carried out, the engine oil and filter must be replaced.

IMPORTANT

To avoid the need for SERVICE REGENERATION it is very important to drive the vehicle at higher speeds as soon as is practical after the DPF warning light illuminates.

Once the engine warning lamp is illuminated, driving at higher speeds will not regenerate the DPF.

If SERVICE REGENERATION is required it is not a fault with the vehicle and will not therefore be covered under warranty.




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Date Registered: 07-2008
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Thanks Jalal

Diesels need a workout! I guess its important to immediately do the extended run preferably above 2000rpm till the DPF light goes out and before the engine warning light comes on otherwise its going to be an expensive exercise.

John

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40mph? whats that for us young-timers?

The service techs here should read that - they sent me on a 3 hour road trip to clear it while the light was on! Its all karma, my regeneration was done under warranty i suppose!

Perhaps the sales staff should outline this to people who buy new cars too, if you are used to driving a normal car you wouldnt have any idea about this. Perhaps an orange sticker on the windscreen?

Tis all good.

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Hi Dronus

40 MPH is approx 65 kph





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I would have thought the above warning and/or explanation should have been included in the owners manual of the T31 diesel.

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Hi Dronus

Any update on the parts they used?

John

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Date Registered: 08-2008
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Still havnt seen it, i booked the car in for its 10,000km service for tuesday so ill hound them again. Getting a few other things looked at too which will remind me to ask him.

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