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Ok so finally the truck is going to be hitting 40k soon and Nissan wants $800 for the service. I wont get it done there anyway but what so special about the 40k service

yes am too lazy to read the book lol
 

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A lot of fluid changes that you dont really need ("inspection" only items that the dealer tries to sell to you) and things you can change yourself (like microfilter). i'm too lazy to list all these for you, lol...
 

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Probably a "tune up" (plugs) oil change and rotate tires plus a long list of look-see items that they supposedly check.
 

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what they said...

Just a tid-bit.. that like $671 USD.
 

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Lol, somebody said that the micro-filter replacement alone costs around $100! That was real easy to replace. I would do the rear differential fluid change on your own. Takes 15 minutes to do it yourself. Those 2 DIY projects should lower the price to at-least $600. I'm guessing they're supplying you with their fluid? Could be another reason why the price is so high. It's basically the 30k service plan. Plugs don't come until 100k.
 

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Gees $800 on the petrol 4x2! I just had my 2.5 TD 4X4 in for the 30000k and they advised me the next service was a major and would be $830. I asked, what does it include, to which I was advised, full drive line service / fluid change. So for the 4x4, thats 2 diffs, transfer and gearbox. 4x2 is missing 2 of those items, but perhaps its a service of the Auto that will make up for it, in which case I wonder what it costs for the 4x4 Auto.

Also, if they try and sting for a cabin air filter change, maybe we should both first remove the cabin air filters we purchased through the group buy a while ago and then when Nissan advise they "replaced" them for the service we can try the "Hang on a sec, they weren't fitted from factory, should they have been?" If the answer is yes than my reply would be "In that case, I paid for them when I purchased the vehicle but they weren't there, so i don't see why I should be paying for them now, your just fitting what I have already paid for"
 

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woohoo check a heap and swap engine and diff oils ( not with eachother silly lol) of and change the pollen filter and air filter. Well air filter is [email protected] and so far noone has put in cabin filters but me lol

Diff oil dont need it as it was changed when they couldnt figure out what was up with my diff. Then they found the small print n found out its open center so they filled her up again and we are good to go.

so change the oil and wash it thats pretty good for $800 lol
 

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I locked in a deal with the dealer when i bought my truck to get the service done at fleet prices, means about 20% less. Still too much but better, and they still don't have a seperate price for the 4x2. Doesn't mean too much for minor services but with no front diff nor transfer the majors like the 40k should be somewhat cheaper you would think.
 

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wow 800 bucks! i paid 500 at my mechanic.. and got new brake shoes n pads plus all oils and filters. that also included two lots of gearbox oil.. it was a bit milky so i got it flushed n fresh oil then ran the new oil for a couple days and flushed and fresh oil again...
 

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wow I just had my boys change my diff, box and transfer case oil (since they had the box out and the axles out) and it was no where near 800 bucks including labour to do the clutch replacement...

I'm going downstairs now to change the engine oil, fuel filter and cabin filters m/self :D
 

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Just booked my Navara in for a 40,000km service. I casually asked how much it would be and ws told that it was about $1000. Taken aback by the cost, I asked what the major component of the price was and the reply "Its a major 2 year service, fuel filter etc"

The dealer is in the sydney eastern suburbs, but it still seems excessive considering the earlier posts in this thread.

My navara is a STX diesel 4x4 manual

Can anyone recommend someone to do a service in the sydney east? Dont want to have th dealer do it anymore

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Make: NISSAN
Carline: D40 Navara 2.5 T/D Mtm 4X4 <09/06
Service: 40,000km/2yr Serv
Est Time: 4 Hour(s)
Price Guide: $501.00 - 669.00 (Inc. GST)

Job instructions

* Check cooling system.
* Replace air cleaner filter (viscous element).
* Replace fuel filter.
* Check all fluid levels.
* Change brake fluid.
* Check steering & suspension components.
* Check front and rear brakes.
* Lubricate locks, hinges and hood latch.
* Check seat belts, buckles, retractors, anchors and adjuster.
* Check foot brake and parking brake(for freeplay,stroke & op.).
* Check all fuel lines and hoses.
* Check air conditioner operation ( if applicable ).
* Carry out a diagnostic inspection (consult tester).
* Test-drive & check all systems.
* Check exhaust system and gas sensors.
* Carry out service as per manufacturer specifications.
* Replace pollen filter.
* Replace transfer and diff oils both front and rear.
* Change engine oil & oil filter.

Parts


Oil & Lubricants

* Diesel Engine Oil - 7.6 Litre(s)
* Gear Oil - 3 Litre(s)
* LSD Oil - 2.7 Litre(s)


Miscellaneous

* Additional costs vary from service centre to service centre but will include shop supplies & environmental waste disposal. Additional items such as injector flush fluids and coolant may incur additional charges.

NISSAN Service & Price Guide
 

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Got a price from another dealer, this one being listed in on the carservice website - $1078. Seriously, though, there has to be more to the service than is listed in the carservice website. Does anyone know how much one of these fuel filters costs? $400?

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I finally made it to my 40000km/2 year service. So what did I get for the $800I just forked? Well, apart from the usual service items

I got the following for free......
Transfer Case Filler Plug - Finger tight, fluid leaking out :censor:
Fuel Filter Water Sensor - Not connected :pullout:

No cabin air filter change, but then that doesn't suprise me as they weren't fitted from factory anyway

So I guess I am going to be ringing the Nissan Service Centre's Service Manager tomorrow to see what he has to say. They better not blame it on the apprentice... cause that want wash and will get me more fired up

I called as soon as I got home about the water sensor cable and to make sure it was OK for me to plug it in, but I hadn't got under the car yet to check other things..... Don't know why I should have to get under the car, but given I like to know things are in good order I did....... Just as well hey!!
 

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I chose a private workshop and they did everything well
 

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Paid approx $1000 last thursday for the 40K book service at Lennock Nissan in Canberra. When you start looking at the price of the bit 'n pieces it doesn't take long to add up (rounded figures):
Oil filter $34
Element assy AI $45
80W90 Spirax gear oil $40
Helix Ultra Extra fully synthetic engine oil $145 (have the DPF so have to use this)
ATF Dextrol3 $16
LSD 90 oil $40
Strainer assy fuel $189 (mine has the all inclusive fuel filter assy type ie don't just change the element)
Filter kit-air (cabin filters) $83
Other odds and sods $78.00 or thereabouts (replace blown globes puddle lights, wheel lock nuts (I lost the key), workshop consumables)
Rotate and balance (5 wheels) $24.00
Labour $340
 

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Morning Pete
at least the guys were able to look after the lock nut issue .
We can do better with some of the bits tho
maybe time we did another try at a bulk buy on cabin filters
 

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Parts that you can only buy from Nissan will cost what they cost....no real competition so they get to hammer us. Eg the expensive fuel filters for some Spanish built D40's.

Other parts are sometimes interesting - I haven't checked for the Navara yet, but for pregvious vehicles, I was interested that Ryco filters (air, cabin, oil) can often cost more than the genuine items.

But oil.....for goodness sake. How can a dealership justify the prices they charge for engine oil? They buy in bulk (get bulk price reduction) and at trade/wholesale (so get further reduction) yet charge the consumer MORE than the 5 litre carry home pack retail price!

While I am the first one to defend a reasonable profit margin, it seems rather excessive to me to charge such a huge premium on things like engine oil. Pete - you got charged more than DOUBLE for your oil, than what I get charged for oil when I book my ML Merc in to get its service. I don't service the Benz myself - it goes to a specialist aftermarket workshop. It takes more oil than the D40, and uses a higher grade of oil as well.
 
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