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  2. Thanks for that Trevor. Was not wanting to go cheep anyway. And especially with it being 4 wheel drive. Cheers again Andy
  3. Hi ....welcome to the forum I would say that most brake pads nowadays (except counterfit ones from China) are of a good quality and most should have a BS mark on the box to signify the quality. Preferable makes are Bendix, Ferodo, Bosch, etc. General rule of thumb is buy the best you can for your budget
  4. Hi I have 66 plate x trail 2lt 4x4. Does anyone have any recommendations for decent front brake pads? Cheers Andy
  5. So when you are finally released from lockdown and able to drive your car....what music will you play in the car?
  6. One of my most economical cars I have owned was a Peugeot 106 1.1 petrol and it gave me around 45 to the gallon virtually anywhere i went and was also rather nippy which was fine for round town driving and mixing it up occasionally on an extra-urban run. Would definitely consider something like this again in the future as its all about cutting costs nowadays. Good luck with your hunt for a suitable car and keep us updated on how its all going
  7. Thanks Trevor. I too feel its a bargain. Just got to either travel 400 miles or pay for it to be delivered to get it ! It does look like it's in good condition. Totally unmarked interior and exterior. I think if I got it then I'd give it an oil change straight away just in case. I've been looking at what people are getting in terms of MPG and some are getting almost 50 MPG with mixed driving. I've been only getting 38 from my current car. I used to have a 1.2 SE which was a great car, superbly reliable as well. I'm really not sure if the DCI is for me as I'm not going to get a massive difference in terms of fuel cost as my miles are relatively low now.
  8. I would think if the 2005 car has reached that mileage and is still running okay then at that price it is a no brainer really. The DCi engine is reliable enough and I have had good experiences with them over the years as long as they have been maintained properly. If it were my money I would go with the £999 car as its a good punt for a economical runabout
  9. Hi all, After a few years after selling my 1.2 K12 I am now looking at going back to a K12 as I now have a much shorter commute to work 👍 I've seen a couple of 160SR's. One is 2005 for £999 but has quite high miles (133K) but looks in great condition. Could anyone give me some advice on the 160SR? Reliability, things to look out for. I know there were timing chain issues on earlier K12 models. What sort of MPG do you guys get from your 160SR as well? I'm looking for a small car that can do about 40 to 50 MPG and I used to get about 42 out of my 1.2. I've been looking at the 1.5 Dci but the diesel cars I've had before all suffered some kind of problem with the turbo. I'm not sure how reliable the Dci's are but I do like the look of the 160SR's instead. Thanks, Chris
  10. It shouldn't be too much if they can just replace the bushes (probably original Nissan parts though)
  11. Cheers Trevor. I've no intention of getting the job done until/ if it fails the next MOT. The car does very few miles. I just wondered if I was going to be hit for big money.
  12. I would wait until it actually fails on the MOT test as it may not get any worse and go on for years. I've had cars which have had the same advisories each year and still not fail on it If it does fail then it has become an issue and needs doing regardless
  13. 2005 Micra, 57k miles, just passed MOT. Two advisories: Sub-frame pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement. Nearside front / offside front. Am I looking at big money next year? My garage is not a main dealer but he is not cheap. I trust him
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  15. Yeah! I don't quite know where the level should be, but all seems to be fine. Cheers for asking.
  16. Steve P . is it still running okay and the levels where it should be ?
  17. I would recommend traditional wiper blades over silicon blades as they are quieter and just as efficient as the silicons which become more noisier and less efficient over a short space of time.
  18. Morning All, Just want advice need to renew wiper blades on my 2017 t32 tekna both fronts and maybe rear. Looking for recommendations on which ones to buy. Thanks
  19. Cheers for that Trevor. I had not put as much in as I thought. I've run the engine up for 15 mins and all seems fine.
  20. It would definitely be a good idea to remove some of the coolant (maybe see if there is a release tap at the bottom of the radiator to let some out). If too much coolant is present then the pressure would increase and blow the expansion bottle pressure cap...tends to leave a mess to drain to the specified level.
  21. The expansion tank looked a bit low, so I topped it up with anti-freeze. Can't see any leaks. The car has not moved for weeks. I may have put a bit too much in the tank. Will I cause any damage when driving, or will any excess just get blown out? Thanks.
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