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#1 mbw100

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:52

Sad times, my 57 plate 350 with 41k miles on the clock went bang on Saturday. Full Nissan service history. I'm talking with Nissan corporate pending an investigation.
Has anyone else had similar? Had any joy from Nissan on assistance with goodwill replacement/repair?

Any advice gratefully received.

Words of dealer 'catastrophic engine failure' 'never seen anything like it except on a heavily track modified gtr'.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:53

What went bang? What actually happened?


I very much doubt you'll get anything out of Nissan, but no harm in asking. Maybe they'll want the unit to look at to see where it failed?
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:58

Two holes in the block, don't know where exactly. Metal that should be inside the engine on the under tray when they took it off. I haven't actually seen the car since 1am on Sunday morning.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:06

Frick :scare:
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:40

Jeez whats your history with the car? I.e. how long have you had it mileage wise?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:47

I've had the car 3 months and done 1500 miles.... Serviced last October at 38k

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:50

Unlucky mate, sounds like the previous owner must have ragged the crap out of it maybe it was tracked regularly and not looked after....

Can't see you getting much out of NMGB to be honest unless you can prove it was bad engineering :shrug:

Good luck anyways :thumbs:

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:55

Two hole in side of engine.. Broken con rod?

Sounds nasty either way :(
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:59

I don't know where the holes are yet. But there are two...

Was assured it had never been on a track but people can say anything. Watch this space as to what Nissan say; trying to stay positive!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 13:00

Even if it had been tracked, it should still be fine. A tracked car that's been well looked after will be a better car than a road one that's been abused.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 13:01

sorry to read this but guessing as your the second owner then I doubt Nissan would do much. Fingers crossed though that they do
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 13:16

:( Sad and scary times!
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 13:34

I feel for you there mate, good luck
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 13:34

I think Saturday must have been a bad day for HR engines!! I'm waiting to find out the extent of the damage done to mine at the moment. I hope it's only the master cylinder.

I wish you all the best with Nissan!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 13:37

Catastrophic failure at 41K can only be a major engineering fault or car being run to absolute destruction i.e. no oil, no cooling and even then it would be obvious that something was going to break ........... I know, Ive done it :lol:

Hole in block certainly sounds like rod failure but it would have been making a hell of a racket before it went, did you notice anything? As Ekona says, Ive seen driftcar engines go for 80K without any problems, theres something else here

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 13:38

best of luck mate! hopefully its ok

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 13:46

If you want any help give me a shout because I went through a similar thing last year with my Corolla Compressor with Toyota GB. They paid for the repair (a new engine) as it was a mechanical failure in the engine and was not down to lack of maintenance or neglect.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:00

View PostGonzo88, on 07 May 2013 - 13:46, said:

If you want any help give me a shout because I went through a similar thing last year with my Corolla Compressor with Toyota GB. They paid for the repair (a new engine) as it was a mechanical failure in the engine and was not down to lack of maintenance or neglect.

How old was your Corolla? Did they admit to mechanical failure or did you get inspected yourself elsewhere?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:01

Thanks for words of support!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 14:10

Sorry to hear about your car, hope Nissan do something for you! In reality this could happen to any of us buying used!




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