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#45 of 685 Nissan Engine Issues
Jan 01, 2007 (9:52 pm)
this is not about the Altima, but, Nissan. We got a 1990(coupe) XE in June of 1990(they were getting rid of them for the slightly less boxy 91's).
I drove about 75-80 miles per day, and in less than 3 months time had accumulated over 7000 miles9 by labor Day weekend of 1990).
We went for a 250 miles round trip drive, from Myrtle Beach, to Charleston SC( was in military at the time) on the Saturday of the 3 day weekend.
Sunday, went to start the car, to go to town, and nothing
I was lucky enough to get special liberty and the duty cook to stand in for me!
On Monday, Labor Day, Nissan( 40 miles away) came and towed us to the shop in Georgetown.
Long story short: Timing Was Not set properly, and the plugs burnt up on one side.
They reset the timing, and repalced the plugs.
In June of 1997, we got a 200sx( 2 door Sentra, basically).
Not a bad car. But, by end of November 1999( 65K miles...)
went to start the car, and nothing(again)for this model, same as for the 90, but about 58,000 miles later, and right outside of the warranty
was told timing gear tooth chipped, chain slipped one notch, and messed up the timing. Results: New timing gear, rebuilt the starter, and igniton coil issues, and new spark plugs.
Had issues after that, too. check engine light kept coming on, hesitations in starting. We traded it for a Hyundai in 2001.
Read some reports of continuing engien issue swith Altima and Sentras, still, not too long ago
What gives with these continuous engine issues?
Oil leakeage, stalling, not running at all, after 16 + years. Even Hyundai worked out a lot of negative issues in this time frame!
I would like to buy the Altima Coupe, give Nissan another chance, but after reading the recall notices, this forum.... think I'll pass for now.
take care/not offense.
#46 of 685 Re: 06 Altima (Oil consumption) [bigtuna1]
Feb 02, 2007 (3:21 pm)
Bigtuna! hey, i'm in the same situation as you and i'm trying to take nissan and get them to replace my car... do you have any info you could give me... what happened, case number... anythign that i could use to help me win over my own case?
Any help would be appreciated
#47 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [bigtuna1]
Feb 07, 2007 (7:48 am)
could you give me advice on what exactly you did to win your case. I bought this 2002 car used back in Sept 2006, and I am having the same problem with the oil, my extended warranty is telling me that I have to take the car into the dealership have them break the engine down, then call the warranty company to have them come look at it and declare that the engine is bad, so I have to pay 1100 for Nissan to break the engine down when they know this is a problem already? what do I do? any suggestions??
#48 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [mfergy13]
Feb 22, 2007 (11:17 am)
Do you guys know whether it appears on the vehicle's CarFax document that Nissan put a rebuilt engine in the car?
#49 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [camu123]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 22, 2007 (11:45 am)
No, it's not considered a liability to value for one thing, on a car of that type, and for another it's not a matter of public record, which is where CARFAX gets its info.
I would think, given the bad PR on this problem, that a buyer would want to see a rebuilt engine in there as a matter of record.
#50 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [golfrj]
Feb 24, 2007 (7:15 pm)
not going through this myself, but i can tell you a rebuilt engine is just as good as a new one. the only difference is, the engine block is not brand new. The pistons, rings, cam, crank and everything else are. The engine block is essentialy a big, hollowed out chunk of cast iron. thats why they can be reused. they don't wear out (the parts inside it do)and can be reconditioned to a like new state.
#51 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [jd10013]
Feb 24, 2007 (9:03 pm)
I'd say the pistons are re-usable as well.
So long as the cylinder walls are just honed, and not bored. The crank could be machined as well, just depends on the cost difference to Nissan I suppose.
#52 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [kwk1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2007 (11:37 am)
yes that's right, as long as the cylinders are not bored out, the block would be as good as new...maybe even better, because it is now "seasoned" with use and isn't going to move around much anymore. But I wouldn't take a bored block with oversize pistons....modern engines only give you one overbore (at best) so that could mean trouble down the road.
#53 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 25, 2007 (2:08 pm)
You're absolutely right!
I forgot, we're not in the seventies...LOL!!
#54 of 685 Re: 2006 Altima engine replacement [kwk1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2007 (3:37 pm)
Some modern engine makers actually forbid boring...you score the cylinders, you throw that engine away....