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2007 Nissan Versa Question: Knocking all the time

 

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vin369, Irving, TX, December 13, 2011, 07:35
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I have a 2007 nissan versa, making rattling sound all the time.
It has 86K miles on it, bought at 83K.
I had changed the oil at 83K (Castrol edge)and as per the advice, changed my oil with flush (NAPA)to remove the sludge on the oil pump, this time i used Mobil (Advanced full synthetic. I can hardly find 10% improvement.

Please help me.

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    December 13, 2011, 09:35
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    sounds like an internal failure. changing the oil will not resolve the issue.

    you will need a shop to track it down and give you a bid.

    Roy

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    vin369, December 13, 2011, 10:03
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    Can you elaborate on it?
    I want to know what is happening. The vehicle is excellent on highway, but at lower RPM I can hear a rattling sound till the engine is heated up.

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    mastertech6371, December 13, 2011, 10:07
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    could be a bearing, piston out of shape, connecting rod or any combo of these. you cannot pin point without having a shop tell you where to go next. removing the motor may be the next option and dis assembling it to determine the failure.

    Roy

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    vin369, December 13, 2011, 10:21
     Rookie

    How about Ignition Timing?

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    ziptie12, June 28, 2012, 08:54
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    How 'bout good old fashioned piston slap , like the old (80s) honda civics? They were horrendous until they were warmed up and some still had a rattle , but kept on going -200K+ miles with good maint (synthetic oil had little to do with it.USE THE FACTORY NISSAN OIL FILTER AND THEIR OIL FOR TWO CHANGES (no more than 3000 miles or three months) in a row and see if you notice any difference..Since this is seven months late.... do you still own the car ...if so what'd you do??curious.

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    December 13, 2011, 12:25
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    Unfurtunatly the most 1.8 Liter engines never even get close to 100K miles .
    You lucky wit your 86K miles.
    I think sooner or later Nissan has to compensate people somehow.

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    PARTS GUY, December 13, 2011, 21:11
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    If owners would be aware that using a FULL SYNTHETIC lubricant in the engine is crucial to long life.

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    ziptie12, June 28, 2012, 08:55
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    What's your opinion of Marvel Mystery Oil?

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    December 13, 2011, 21:07
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    This is a report from consumer report

    Reliability Report
    CATEGORY RATING COMMENTS
    Engine Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
    Transmission & Driveline Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
    Steering & Suspension Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
    Brake Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
    Heating & Air Conditioning Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
    Starting & Charging Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost
    Accessories Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair cost

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