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Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
The 1.9 is the worst offender, but as Hondo has discoverd, the 2.2 is not without turbo problems. It all boils down to them using the wrong grade of oil and giving too long a service interval. As someone (SportTourer?) recently pointed out in another thread, Nissan have been using the same engines for years and have not had the same problems, but they do have a much shorter service interval.
9K oil and filter changes, plus a quality full synthetic oil of the right grade should do the trick. If you want to be extra nice to it, then try not to rev it hard when cold, try to drive with a light foot for the last couple of minutes of the journey, and allow the engine to idle for at least 30 seconds before shutting down. Personally, I don't think any of the latter is necessary as long as you're using good quality oil , but mine's a repmobile and I don't pick up the tab if it goes foom. I might take a more paranoid attitude if I was going to have to pay for repairs.
Well spotted Dave. It was infact me who said that.

I agree with what you say about oil etc as well. Most journeys end with you driving down the road to your house slowly, stop put it in reverse etc etc so the turbo has had quite a while to settle anyway. Letting it idle for 30 secs would possibly only be necessary if you have just come off the motorway, but even then you slow down for slip lanes,exits,roundabouts etc before you eventually stop at the services or wherever.

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