Genuine Nissan Oil Filters

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:51
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G,Day all,

I have recently fitted a genuine Nissan oil filter in my Navara 3.2 diesel, 99 4 cyl, non turbo.
Its done about 800km since recent change, I'm running mobil delvac oil, and have used it for a while with no issues, this is first time I've had a genuine filter though, normally go Repco or Valvoline or similair.

What I noticed recently is the oil presssure light is taking sometimes 3-4 secs to go out, used to be almost instant, I'm wondering if this can in anyway be attributed to the filter, as I would assume its a better filter and may now have picked up some contamination?

I dont know where the sender unit is, had a crawl about but cant locate it, poss incorporated in filter housing? no manual out for this vehicle. (cept nissan $500 job - no thanks)

So are nissan filters known for this or should I be getting concerned with actual pressure?

I'm thinking on flushing it and going back to a valvoline just to prove the theory but it seems a waste of a new expensive filter.

Any constructive theories welcome

thanks

Ron
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Reply By: Rigor - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:08

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:08
Hi Ron, I have had same problems with filters of any origin over the years, I think that the anti drain back valve (a simple rubber flap) may not seat properly.
I would change the filter , top up the oil and see how you go.

Cheers Dave L.
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Reply By: fnqcairns - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 10:22

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 10:22
I am with Dave also, just change it out for a reputable filter ie one with a real reputation world wide even a Ryco if in a pinch.
Dont bother to chase up other causes it's those crap cheap and nasty filters.
I have had no end of troubles with the Genuine Nissan filters doing exactly what you say, money and time I will never see again.
IMHO ring a truck spares place and see what filter fits your rig, a couple of names are Fleetguard or Donaldson both of these have big rig and heavy machinery reputations to protect.

cheers fnq
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Follow Up By: Ron173 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 16:25

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 16:25
Thanks for that. My suspiscions confirmed. Damn things are not cheap at that was nearly $30. Last genuine Nissan part I buy.

thanks

Ron
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Reply By: Philip A - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:32

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 13:32
I have found Purolator brand to be especially good for lack of drainback on my Range Rover 3.9, after having the same problem as you with factory filters and also Ryco ( the Rycos were inconsistent but better than the factory ones).
Purolater invented the spin on filter and are available at Autobahn if you order them in. They are not expensive. the Purolater top spec filter was judged the best in a USA test but we do not get them in OZ, but even the second level one seems good to me. Have alook at their website.
regards Philip A
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Reply By: Flash - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 14:18

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 14:18
Yeh'
had that problem with Valvoline oil filter, never with a Ryco on my TD42.
I'll only use Ryco now.- pretty bad that it happens on genuine!
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Follow Up By: Ron173 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:42

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:42
Absolutely shocking mate,

last Nissan filter I pay over odds for.

Ron
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 14:52

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 14:52
Had the same problem with filters on the TD42T, not only genuine but other brands too, one day I decided to start opening them up after replacing them and I found that the rubber flap which in genuine ones is rubber, in some is just a plastic flap very poor quality, of the genuine ones which failed to hold the oil, I found that the flap had been creased on assembly, unfortunately no comeback because to find out you have to brake them open....
To this day I have not found one brand (have not tried purolator yet) that works consitently all the time even ryco or fleetguard....
Good luck
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Reply By: Ron173 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 16:28

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 16:28
Thanks for all replies.

I'm pleased in a way, its the cheap option.

Rgds

Ron
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Reply By: Ron173 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 18:50

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 18:50
Just got all hot sweaty and oily, 4200km before I shouldve done!

Fitted a Ryco n alls well, almost instant oil light out, thanks guys again for good info.

I've used Ryco loads of times n never had a prob, thought I'd go upmarket a bit n get a genuine, how wrong I was. Feel like going n jammin it up the service managers ass at local dealer.

Its terrible that you buy a genuine part at high price and its crap.

Still their loss, as long as I live I will never buy another Nissan filter, even if they read this and refunded me, confidence is gone and its hassle I dont need, 5000km changes are soon enough.

Thanks again

Ron
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Follow Up By: datto311 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 20:28

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 20:28
You just got a bad one. Genuine Nissan filters are re-branded Rycos
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Follow Up By: 100TD - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:27

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:27
also if u like next time try a baldwin filter,used them for years with no problems
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Follow Up By: Ron173 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:34

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:34
So why buy genuine at 2 x price.?

Just backs up the reason to buy Ryco all time, $16 compared with $30.

I actually doubt that theory, but have no evidence to suggest otherwise.

Anyhow, never had a problem with a Ryco EVER, then this bleep happens with Nissan, so until I have a problem with Ryco, I know what I'm buying.
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Follow Up By: Ron173 - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:40

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 21:40
100TD,

Interesting, Baldwin, not actually heard of them, whats their background / who sells them?

I never want this again, always used Ryco/valvo previously no dramas.

I'm always willing to try a tested brand.

Ron
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Follow Up By: 100TD - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:07

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:07
i dont know much about the backround of them but i have used them in various diesels ive owned(mazda mitsub vans hilux and currently on my 100 TD)for about 15 years now and never had start up oil pressure problems nor any other problems have tried fleetguard and donaldson(i believe made in same factory in indonesia)but have found them more expensive(change oil and filter every 5000 without fail)compare about $55 for tojo genuine to $16 for baldwin with bypass valve i dont know which state your in but try bulk oil outlets and the like i get mine from united filters in bayswater(melb)i also buy sakura filters from there to suit my mates 2Hin a hj60 both fuel and oil for $26 hope this is of interest cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: datto311 - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:00

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:00
Also if you really think the Nissan filter is faulty. Take it back. Get your money back. Nissan have a 12 month warranty on their parts
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:34

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2006 at 22:34
Any one using AC Delco?
I have been using them in all part numbers in all cars in a workshop for about 5 years now. All bar Z154 which suits Holden as I use genuine ones there.
Never had a problem with any part numbers. Price is excellent as well and also comes from Holden dealer.
Just inquizitive.
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