The 1.9 is the worst offender, but as Hondo has discoverd, the 2.2 is not without
problems. It all boils down to them using the wrong grade of
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.
and filter changes, plus a quality full synthetic
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
, 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.