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Hi guys. Me with another question. This time a tad of a strange one :lol:

Having spoken to the guy in Shrewsbury today, he said that he very much doubted that my Nav would have its original engine. Or at least...most of it..as it has done 140,000 miles. I tried the folks who did the servicing on it. The first 5 services......I found that the garage has now closed..so no info there. The next eight were done by a dealer who claims to have no history of the vehicle ever being serviced there. Some help again. I only have one more to try tomorrow. So not getting anywhere far fast.

Anyhow...i thought that i would check to see that the actual engine had the same number as the log book. But for the life of me i can't find where it is located. I have looked at various threads here stating that it is by the Alternator...but I see nothing on the engine to even give me a clue. So can anyone be a bit more precise as to where the number is on the engine please ? A photo would be an immense help if anyone does have one.

I don't want to take her all the way to Shrewsbury if it doesn't even have an engine that could be effected. I know...wishful thinking...but i would like to see it ( if you know what mean ). I can't believe i can't find the bloody thing :shock:
 

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It is hard to see, took me a while. It's behind the alternator, it's not obvious, get a good torch. Even when I found it, it was bloody hard to read( I didn't want to take the alternator off). If you get some water on a cloth on the end of a stick or something, give it a good rub you should manage.
It's behind the front of the alternator and the numbers are running vertically ie on their side , in two runs. It doesn't make it any easier!
 

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The number on the Engine...is not the same as the one in the log book ! I have just been out in the rain..for over an hour trying to read the number. ( thanks for your help jocmac !) On my log book it has it as 103722. The Block says ( from what i can make out ) 224683A ? Does this sound right ? Is it supposed to have the (A) or have i read it wrong somewhere along the way...one thing is certain..it has had an engine change ! I am hoping that this is correct and i am now safe from the you know what problem ??
 

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mowerman said:
well, its after 219661, so may be a result!
just as well you checked eh? :thumbleft:
Yeah...i will still speak to the guy again tomorrow....and see what he recommends. I don't know if they are 100% safe of that problem after 219661 ?? Would it have had a replacement through warranty ? So many questions... :lol:
 

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the worry would be that it was replace like for like...
If that was the case....wouldn't the numbers after 219661 also be included in the numbers concerned ? If you know what i mean :?: :D
 

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Dunno TBH, cos Nissan aftermarket engines would be assembled with the same problems...the engine number info refers to engines actually installed in cars OE as far as I know.
 

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mowerman said:
Dunno TBH, cos Nissan aftermarket engines would be assembled with the same problems...the engine number info refers to engines actually installed in cars OE as far as I know.
Rob...your not making me feel too well you know :shock: :lol:
 

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Hi nightrider
I have seen this 'A' on engine numbers mentioned on here two or three times. If I recall it is a replacement and you need to talk to Nissan GB to confirm this. Having said that, it's not all good news as I recall this replacement used all the same internals.
IMHO Nissan got their knickers in such a twist over this issue they lost it, failing any listing which engine was, or was not a problem!
They say units after 219661 are ok, however they then said units produced up to August 2006 were still a problem? covering the D22/D40 overlap? as D22 ceased in 2004 with a few (old stock to clear) reg'd in 2005.
Not out to pi$$ on your chips but you need to know the facts.
Phone Nissan GB to gain this info
They will be 'short' with you as it is now a 'old' car but be VERY pushy to get your answers!
Good luck
 

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To be honest if I'd found that number I'd have been delighted and done bugger all to the engine, my no. 025940A, seems to be very early. Don't know what the A means, I've got my shells and bolts on order(should be hear in the next couple of days). It'll be interesting to see what the old shells are like, mine is a 2002 import about 67000.
 

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Following on from my last post I found this posted by simon1 in D22 thread

'after nissan tellin me my engine numbered 231594a wasnt listed on there screen yesterday they phoned me today to tell me it was the right engine but its still an effected batch gonna try get nissan to do work before it does self distruct coz iv been advised by my garage to get on there case and to maybe get a solicitor to write a couple of letters got be worth a go'

This 'A' must be stamped on the engine block by Nissan following replacement/overhaul but still using these defective bearings/bolts unfortunately
 

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Thanks for the additional info guys. I do appreciate it.

The latest update is that Nissan replaced the engine back in December 2006. They eventually found that out at the dealers - looking under warranty repairs. It was replaced at 65,000 miles approx. Which means it has now done 75,000 miles on the new engine. They recommended that i speak to Nissan Customer services and enquire as to whether the engine fitted under warranty still had the problem parts. Nissan assured me, that according to my engine number it was safe and i shouldn't worry at all. This engine was not part of the "dodgy" batch of engines.

Its ok for them to say don't worry....but i still am to be honest. I phoned Billcars and explained the situation to them. He said that if it was his car...then he would still get it done regardless of what Nissan had said. So at the moment i am at a loss. I certainly don't want to spend up to another £1000 or more having new parts fitted, if Nissan are correct in the fact that this new engine has no "dodgy" parts at all.

I don't know what to do......is anyone else in the same situation ?

At the moment i am leaning towards leaving it. I don't do a massive amount of mileage. I might only do 20,000 in the whole time i own the vehicle. How much of a risk am i taking ? Man....should i have bought a bloody Mitsubishi :?
 

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65,000 miles on the first engine - bang on target to go bang!
I would leave it aswell TBH, sit on it for a bit and have a think, keep Reading this site then make your mind up
 

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mowerman said:
65,000 miles on the first engine - bang on target to go bang!
I would leave it aswell TBH, sit on it for a bit and have a think, keep Reading this site then make your mind up
Sounds like a plan mate :wink:
 

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Hi
just checked my engine number on my d22 it is yd25 173652A can someone tell me if it will be needing mod its an import with 34000 miles on a 07 plate just looking for a bit of help am quiet worried about it and this seems a very good forum
Thanks
Lee
 
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