Monday, 11 August 2008

Nissan 100NX problems...

Well, it hasn't all been smooth running - hence the delay in posting.

First problem was during a day out. Went to town for the day, and just as I pulled into a filtering lane for the multi-storey car park, I noticed steam coming from the bonnet. And of course, there was no way to get out of the line of cars...
By the time I made it inside and found somewhere to stop, there was a bang as the lower radiator hose shot off and sprayed coolant across the floor of the car park.

My RAC membership came in handy, as I didn't fancy trying to find gallons of water and a jubilee clip on a Saturday afternoon. Next day we filled the radiator back up with coolant and it's been fine since.

As opposed to the loud thumping noise from underneath the car. Withing the space of the day it had started tapping, turned into a thud, and ended up undriveable. A trip to the local garage diagnosed the problem as an exhaust mount, which was sorted for free - and the NX was booked back in for all of them to be replaced - which has now been done...

In the meantime I'm working on a shopping list...

Boot light cover.
Passenger side door handle shield.
Handbrake gaiter
Front left headlight
Front left foglight surround.

For starters!

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