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Finally got around to changing the oil. Would like to meet the designer who thought it was a good idea to place the anti-roll bar just below the replaceable filter element cartridge!! For those that are planning this, you need a 65mm 14 flute oil filter removal tool, however trying to get a socket or spanner on this is pretty much impossible with the anti-roll bar in place, so you need to remove the two bolts on the drivers side holding the anti-roll bar down which allows enough movement to get at the filter cartridge. Its a bit of a PIA!!
 

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Finally got around to changing the oil. Would like to meet the designer who thought it was a good idea to place the anti-roll bar just below the replaceable filter element cartridge!! For those that are planning this, you need a 65mm 14 flute oil filter removal tool, however trying to get a socket or spanner on this is pretty much impossible with the anti-roll bar in place, so you need to remove the two bolts on the drivers side holding the anti-roll bar down which allows enough movement to get at the filter cartridge. Its a bit of a PIA!!
Have a look here, it's only done by removing the anti-roll bar I'm afraid !
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Had my 1.3 tce serviced at 12k and all they did was change the pollen filter. This means that my Duster will have done 24k before it has it's first oil change?? This seems incredible but won't be my problem as only keeping it for 3 years
 

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if you have a VAT registered independant garage you like to use for car maintenance, you are allowed to use them instead of the Renault or Dacia dealerships, so be brave and look for cheaper deals often in garages that will let you walk under the car on the ramps and inspect the cars underside and maybe they will even make you a coffee whilst your there. I asked the Renault dealership if I could use my VAT registered friendly garage for maintenance during the warranty period and they said yes, if any major warranty work is required it has to go back to the Renault dealership. I have the Duster booked in at my garage for a full safety inspection within 30 days of picking it up and they will provide a report should they find any problems , consumer rights say that you must address any issues within 30 days , Im just playing it safe thats all. well worth a few quid charge of anyone's money. so far im not very impressed with the Renault Garage they never phone back when they say they will and I always seem to be chasing them up, so Im leaving nothing to chance.
 

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For Elf Evolution Fulltech FE 5w-30 High Performance Engine Oil which I use, Elf state and I quote from their specification. "contributes to the increase of the intervals between the drains. The interval can rise up to 30000 km," which is 18000 miles. The main word in that quote is "can", I no longer do the mileage, (6000 - 8000 miles) so I change the oil once a year when the service and MOT are done, even then I have had the oil change / service warning come up and changed it prior to the MOT. Out of interest I would ring up another dealer and see what they say.

This seems to answer the question when looking at the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 with the K9K engine https://www-europe.nissan-cdn.net/content/dam/Nissan/za/Maintenance/Split/Qashqai/Qashqai_1.5D.pdf
why would the cambelt interval be so different on the Qashqai, sandero and Duster when they basically share the same engine are Nissan being over cautious?
 

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I asked about servicing at my independent garage when I purchased my Duster and they said it wouldnt affect the warranty as long as my independant was vat registered but for major engine or body work the car would have to be returned to the dealership. Its going to the dealership next week as the offside rear door has dropped and the top left corner is hitting the rear quarter as the door closes.
 

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I asked about servicing at my independent garage when I purchased my Duster and they said it wouldnt affect the warranty as long as my independant was vat registered but for major engine or body work the car would have to be returned to the dealership. Its going to the dealership next week as the offside rear door has dropped and the top left corner is hitting the rear quarter as the door closes.
If you get rust or paint issues they won't cover it under warranty because they say they haven't checked it
 

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If you get rust or paint issues they won't cover it under warranty because they say they haven't checked it
well they fixed it and the door is lined up perfectly now and painted and all done under warranty. maybe they appreciate that Ive been popping in occasionally buying parts that were missing from the car as it was used when I purchased it.. I honestly dont know why they are not supporting others on bodywork issues. maybe if they live close by in Northamptonshire they should try Richard Sanders Renault?
 

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Yes, thats pretty much we to be used to keep the connections on to the what I had to do, as I said a real PIA and not a particularly good design!
well at least the fuel filter has a proper housing unlike the aftermarket crap used in the sandero where a couple of zip ties have to be used to keep the connections on the filter or fuel pressure throws the connectors off whilst your driving.
 
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