Car Mechanics (UK) - - Survival Guide -

That double-over­head cam V6 is well proven and usu­ally un­der­worked, so should prove long-last­ing if looked af­ter. How­ever, there have been re­ports of head gas­ket is­sues, so be­ware of oil/ water con­tam­i­na­tion and over­heat­ing. There’s a tim­ing chain on the V6, which makes main­te­nance straight­for­ward,

but if reg­u­lar oil and fil­ter changes are missed (some own­ers do it as fre­quently as ev­ery 7500 miles) then the chain can wear and stretch.

The 2010-on com­mon rail 2.5-litre dci tur­bod­iesel also uses a chain and is just as strong, al­though poor lu­bri­ca­tion of the tim­ing chain ten­sioner can re­sult in them break­ing. EGR, turbo and clogged diesel par­tic­u­late fil­ter (DPF) is­sues are also

rel­a­tively com­mon, so be wary of any cars with lack­lus­tre per­for­mance or er­ratic run­ning. Ac­cord­ing to our in­ves­ti­ga­tion, if you need a new EGR, a Nis­san main dealer is the best place to shop.

The fragility of that con­tin­u­ously vari­able trans­mis­sion is a com­mon source of worry among Mu­rano own­ers, with Nis­san ex­tend­ing their war­ranty to 10 years/120,000 miles to al­lay any

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