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    All dash lights come on when coming down steep hill

    Quick update. The car done it again this morning, as I came to the bottom of the hill I dipped the clutch and all dash lights came on (engine still running). This time I did not turn off the car and continued to drive, it didnt feel like the drive train was engaged (almost like clutch not...
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    All dash lights come on when coming down steep hill

    Hi Everyone! Micra been running great lately, (although there is a suspected head gasket fault, pressure test tomorrow, but it doesnt over heat or anything as long as I stay under 120Km) Anyway, this morning I took it out to walk the dog and on the way back came down a very steep hill, in 3rd...
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    Temperature problems...

    Oh dear.... I think this is more than an airlock! Spent the day having a proper look at the car, decided to bleed the system and I have some small bubbles in radiator - especially with aircon on. No oil or water mixing but seems like a small exhaust gas leak :( Must admit the car is in such...
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    Temperature problems...

    Thanks for that, never even crossed my mind that it could be a timing issue! Ill change the temp sender first, see what happens and then look at thermostat. After that ill investigate the timing and probably a compression test. Will keep post updated. Cheers J
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    Temperature problems...

    This is as hot as it's got..
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    Temperature problems...

    Cheers for replying! I'll source those bits and get them fitted. Thanks
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    Temperature problems...

    Hi all... Its been along long time but im back with a micra! We moved to Spain recently and I found a low millage K11 with 1 owner, its got about 50,000 km on the clock and a good service history. It runs great! and is obviously rust free being in Spain. When I brought it the mechanic...
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    Budget winter tyre Nang kang Sv2 review.

    Where you getting toyos from at that price, Cheepest i found was £99 a corner, You done well if you did get them for under £40 a tyre! With regards to the royals, they are not true snow tyres they just help to stop you aqua planning due to the tred pattern, Great for rain but probably not...
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    Budget winter tyre Nang kang Sv2 review.

    Budget winter tyre review: After last year’s snow and the imminent arrival of a new family addition this year (jan 1st:-) I thought it would be wise to invest in some winter tyres. After searching for days i decided to take a risk and brought some Nang kang Sv-2 these cost me £170 for all...
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    Average N-CVT life expectancy

    Hi I’d be grateful if everyone who owns micra CVT could tell me what millage their cars are at and if they have had any problems. I have read allot on this and it seems that most gearbox's need work at around 50,000 miles. Is this what people are experiencing> My Micra is at 33k and...
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    whats this noise??

    does it sound a bit like an aeroplane? The pitch increaseing and decreasing as you speed up and slow down? If so then this a fairly standard noise for a CVT auto box. I have the 1.3 auto aswell and it has always done it. test drove a rover 216 cvt and it made the same noise. Nothing to worry...
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    CVT advice?

    Thanks for the advice, I think it must just be a CVT characteristic,. Great tip on using Ds for quicker acceleration , Ill give that a go when next out. Thanks James
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    CVT advice?

    Hi Been driving my 2000 micra for a few weeks now and have nearly put a 1000 miles on it. Its got a full service hist, 1 owner plus demo and has 32k on the clock. Im used to a traditional auto box, and was wondering if it is normal for the CVT to be slightly jerky at low speeds? Also...
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    What CVT in my micra?

    Hello I have recently brought a 2000 W reg micra, I have been reading around and at some point in 2000 Nissan changed the transmission set up and added a torque converter, Does anyone know if this applies to all 2000 micras? and how do i find out what one i have? This is my first small...
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