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#1 Old 06-16-2008, 01:01 PM
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Question Tune UP Question...

2003 Murano 138K here.....

This is Yet another tune up question, please forgive me but I don't see a sticky on this (i think there should be one)

What EXACTLY does a murano need for a Tune up?

I gathered this from another Thread:

- oil and filter
- CVT fluid
- cooling fluid
- brakes fluid
- power steerirng fluid
- sparkplugs (no sparkplug cables)
- air filter
- in-cabin filter (for location search this forum)
- transfer case and differential oil
- both belts

Is this accurate? Will my murano ride like new again =(

Does anyone have any good links for parts at a discounted rate?

Thanks in Advance...

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According to the MO's basic maintenance schedule the following items should be changed:

Spark Plugs at least every 105,000 miles

Engine oil and filter at least every 7,500 miles

Air filter at least every 30,000 miles

Engine coolant every 30,000 miles or 24 months

Cabin air filter every year

Belts should be replaced at least every 4 years.

The other fluids (CVT, power steering, brakes, diff, x-fer) do NOT need to be changed, but it would be advisable in my opinion if you plan on keeping the MO for a few more years.

Are you the original owner?

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Thanks for the reply,

Yes, I am the original owner.

Seems like I have some work to do here. I did not know we can change the oil every 7500 miles, I've been doing it every 3000. Since my car is more than 138K miles, should I go synthetic oil?

I intend to keep my MO for awhile (because I love it) so I think I'm going to take your advice about the other fluids.

I have another post about replacing my hatch door which will run me $700+ but I think maintaining the car should be more important and spending the money there.

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Seems like I have some work to do here. I did not know we can change the oil every 7500 miles, I've been doing it every 3000. Since my car is more than 138K miles, should I go synthetic oil?
Nissan permits a 7,500-mile oil change interval as long as you are not towing a trailer or driving your MO hard. However, changing your oil every 3,000 miles like you did may be the reason your engine is purring smoothly at 138K.

Since your MO has been running fine all along on dino oil there is no reason to change to syn unless you plan on extending the interval to 7,500 miles.

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-OEM iPod interface
-Upgraded (non-Bose) speakers - Pioneer TS-A1702C & TS-G1643R
-Muth signal mirrors
-Valley Industries hitch and wiring harness
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Interesting.

I noticed that 7500 miles oil change recommendation and was wondering what exactly constitutes heavy use.

I usually use syn oil in all my cars and change every 5k. Indend to do the same with MO.
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Syn every 5k is a good interval and will ensure you will not have an oil related problems. That is the interval I use as well.

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I noticed that 7500 miles oil change recommendation and was wondering what exactly constitutes heavy use.
The following is from the Nissan Service Manual. It is the guidelines that determine if your driving habits constitute "heavy use". The key word in the guideline is "frequently".

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-OEM HID conversion & HID fogs
-OEM iPod interface
-Upgraded (non-Bose) speakers - Pioneer TS-A1702C & TS-G1643R
-Muth signal mirrors
-Valley Industries hitch and wiring harness
-Aluminum fuel tank shields
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Thanks for the reply,

Yes, I am the original owner.

Seems like I have some work to do here. I did not know we can change the oil every 7500 miles, I've been doing it every 3000. Since my car is more than 138K miles, should I go synthetic oil?

I intend to keep my MO for awhile (because I love it) so I think I'm going to take your advice about the other fluids.

I have another post about replacing my hatch door which will run me $700+ but I think maintaining the car should be more important and spending the money there.
I would be very caerefull going to synthetic after 138k miles. I read about cases that engines started leaking! Synthetic has strong dissolving/washing properties, so if you have an old engine with sludge etc. synthetic may actually disolve them. Then again you were changing oil every 3k so you just might be right.

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