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    DIG-S Coolant swap

    Over cooled maybe, but it doesn't drop below what it should be.... On the supercharged versions, we should not be blocking off the grille as that would also impede air going to the intercooler, leading to increased air intake temps and thus lower performance/MPG. Blocking off the radiator...
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    DIG-S Coolant swap

    I did this today..... pulled the bottom hose. Wasn't too bad but did start dripping from everywhere (bit of sand on the floor helps with that that and multiple buckets!). Didnt bother pulling the heater core hose as suggested in the workshop manual, I had a look and thought sod that - to much...
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    Door lock mech frozen?

    Mine was working this morning as well - no minus temperatures over night (although its close!) - even managed to give my Megane RS a bath! It shows my particular issue is 100% temperature related - I just need to decide if its worth bothering moving forward with a replacement!
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    Door lock mech frozen?

    Thanks - it sounds very similar, but in my case both handles are inoperable as though the lock has not disengaged. I dont think the cables themselves are frozen as the external and internal handles operate without resistance. If the cable had frozen or seized then the handles would be stiff...
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    Door lock mech frozen?

    100% certain. When the whole door is frozen you get a small bit of play out of the door as it moves on the rubber and free's up with the application of warm water. Even pushing from the inside does not allow the door to move at all. Unlocking/locking repeatedly eventually works and the door...
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    Door lock mech frozen?

    Last few weeks I have noticed that the drivers door does not unlock/open after sitting over night with freezing temps either using the external or internal handle. All 3 other doors are fine and open no problem, just the drivers side. Using the key makes no difference. I have applied white...
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    DIG-S Coolant swap

    Did you pull the bottom rad hose, or did you use the drain plug? Was under the car today doing the oil so I have a nosey at next weeks job of draining the rad. I happened to notice on the drain plug some sort of seal between the radiator end and the drain plug itself. Looks either...
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    Service Info [DIG-S]

    I know boosted engines are a little more harsher on plugs, but the Micra is hardly pushing much air through the engine and the miller cycle should not really change much really! NGK's are the 'best', or more the bench mark plug as they are what Nissan specify for this engine, however there are...
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    Service Info [DIG-S]

    Its coming to that time of year again for me where I start to scratch around and start collecting service items for the end of next month for our DIG-S Micra... I thought I would document them hear for others... as well as my own memory! I will continue to update this post as my research...
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    P0090 / P0087

    Where was the wiring broken? Might help if it becomes a common fault point :) As for adding/removing features - I dare say it is possible. On my Megane RS, I have been able make a few changes using a program called DDT4ALL. There is a Micra listed within the database I use, however not sure...
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    Changing high level brake light bulb

    it looks that way... from what I can see, there are metal pin/clips holding the thing in and these can be tough to overcome. rather than using a screw driver, use something with a bit more width to it to spread the load over a larger area to protect the paintwork and light unit
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    P0090 / P0087

    P0090 - Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Control Circuit Open P0087 - Fuel Rail/System Pressure Whilst I am no mechanic, thinking about this logically, not all error codes point to the exact problem and could be the result of something earlier in the chain, rather than itself. Some of this is just...
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    Micra/March hr12de suddenly losing power

    Could be a number of things really. I personally would initially focus on the coils/plugs as it sounds like it was missing. If it was fuel of bunged up exhaust, surely it would continue to run bad after a 'turn it off and on again'. MAF - again, i'm not sure it would run right straight after...
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    ABS warning light on after replacing front discs and pads

    Nope - no service lights for pads and no scan tool needed. You may have knocked or have an iffy ABS sensor, or even a bit of muck from the change fell onto the ABS ring. Only other time I have had the ABS light come on was when my car was on a rolling road, or in my youth in a Primera playing...
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    K13 reliability - any good?

    Lower control arms bushes and anti roll bar bushes are typical items to go. Control arm bushes tend to go on ours every couple of years. We have had from almost new (9 month old/8000 miles/2012 plate), and today it has rolled over to 70,000. It has been an affordable and cheap car to run so...
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