Nissan Patrol 3.0 litre 2002 model

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 20:30
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Hi, I realise this is more a mechanical question but I am a bit confused.
I have been told by a service department that is doing a 20,000km service on my 4wd that at the 10,000km service they left off some kind of seal between the oil filter and the motor. I haven't had any oil leaks and no oil light staying on. Wouldn't I have notice something.
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Reply By: Andrew(WA) - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 20:49

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 20:49
I have same car, haven't heard anything like that before.

Did the same service dept do the 10,000 service??

The oil filter screws to the motor like any filter as far as I know and the filters come with the seal in them. There is a cover that screws over the filter to protect it. They may be talking about that!!

Why don't you ask the mechanic concerned to show you what he's on about!!! That's what I'd do.

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Follow Up By: spikkles - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 20:58

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 20:58
Thank you Andrew, I pick the car up tomorrow I will ask them. The Nissan dealer is doing this service but it wasn't a nissan dealer that did the 10,000km service. The part concerned is supposedly a few hundred dollars worth and could have come off with the oil filter at 10,000km's when it was changed. One would think if it cost a few hundred dollars to replace that it would be big enough to notice when you took off the filter. Anyway I will keep you informed
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Follow Up By: Member - Bill- Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:58

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 21:58
I got one of them 3.0Di's too. The filter is a cartridge type with a spin on outer cover that gets re-used. The seal needs to be transferred from the old cartridge to the new. If you look in the owners manual this process is actually described and illistrated. I assume the seal directs pressure and flow of oil through the filter and would affect it's effectiveness. Personally I would have the dealer make a note of it in either the maintenance handbook or on the reciept in case for any future issues.Regds

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Reply By: sean - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 23:52

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 23:52
The filter comes with an O ring that is for the aluminium casing that contains the cartridge.

There are only 2 parts being the filter cartridge and the O ring.

If the O ring was not installed you would get a noticeable oil leak.

Sounds like BS to me so dont worry about their claims. Most important think is not to overtension the casing or it is too hard to get it off.

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Reply By: Member - Shawn - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 07:29

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 07:29
A service department telling you they stuffed up - I think not or they didn't do that previous service and now want your buisness, by discrediting the previous shopKeep your powder dry
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 16:22

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 16:22
I stay away from dealers except for warranty work to many rip you off like $850 every 10,000 for service on a freelander. if you are in Sydney can give you the name of a top guy to service your beast been doing my trucks for 15 yrs & at a fair price. contact me off line at anyone else to.Regards Bob
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Reply By: spikkles - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:26

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:26
Hello and thank you for your replies I have put some photos on a website at
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I am not sure if that is how I type it in.
I still feel as though there was something underhanded happening to me but I can't really do anything about it. The car is going again that is the main thing I suppose
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