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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Nothing wrong with a 10k service interval.
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    Except that you are wasting money given that no-one can prove that the recommended 15k interval is too much. Modern oil technology is better than you think. Don't forget, oil doesn't "wear out"!

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    P.S: I was merely indicating that service centres generally either don't know what they are doing or conversely do and are trying to gouge customers who don't read their owner's manuals with unnecessary and too frequent servicing.
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    Its interesting that the timing chain is specified for lifetime on the M9R diesel engine so long as oil change intervals are less than 30000km, so guessing 10k or 15k still well within the spec.
    http://www.powertrain.renault.com/ap...i_MAJ_2014.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Except that you are wasting money given that no-one can prove that the recommended 15k interval is too much. Modern oil technology is better than you think. Don't forget, oil doesn't "wear out"!

    P.S: I was merely indicating that service centres generally either don't know what they are doing or conversely do and are trying to gouge customers who don't read their owner's manuals with unnecessary and too frequent servicing.
    Just as the same no-one can't prove that 10k is too little.
    I reckon the guys up at renault tech know a thing or two about renaults though.

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    I have managed to find the receipts for the last 3 services, shows 5w30 C4 for the 75k service, "castrol 10w30 semi" for the 90k and 105k services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete2 View Post
    I have managed to find the receipts for the last 3 services, shows 5w30 C4 for the 75k service, "castrol 10w30 semi" for the 90k and 105k services.
    Hmm.
    This is what mine get filled with..
    5W30 Oil - Synthetic Engine Oil EVOLUTION FULL TECH FE - ELF

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Do they share the same loom???

    I'd suspect not, and therefore suspect the wiper motor to be different, even if it were just a different connector plug....
    Report back with your findings please!

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    Its a Nissan unit, but seems to specific to Koleos and not a known part-number in nissan australia database. Got it shipped from the UK instead. Replace is straight forward 30min job, just be careful of tabs - I broke a few in removing the plastic bit under the windscreen. Loom connection was little tough to disconnect. It needs a 14mm (windscreen bolts) and 10mm (to remove unit). I didnt know how to open up the broken unit - but I suspect these plastic gears broke. May try it sometime.

    It feels early for a failure .. these are supposed to last the life of the car or around 1.5m wipes. I winder if its the wiper I used ..the one I used was never smooth and wonder if it put pressure on the motor ... what is everyone using for windscreen wiper replacement? Guys at the wrecker said it was a popular part so must mean lots of folks getting early failures on it and no spares could be found.
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    No one really changes oil at less than 10k miles in the US (some have 15k mile intervals) unless its a high performance motor or uses crappy thin oil in a domestic that breaks down too quickly. This means its a 17,000 km service at least - so Renault 15k is on the money. So a good weight synthetic or semi is good for much more (like the castrol edge 5W-40 which meets renault RN0710/RN0700 spec and is awesome smooth), so long as the OIL FILTER can keep up with the mileage (i.e., dont use a crappy one). Or you can just change the filter, cut open the old one and inspect and top-up. The 5-10k service intervals is just a grab at your wallet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Damn, Sorry to hear that.:disappear:


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    Equally sorry and alarmed! We were led to believe that a timing chain was supposed to alleviate the angst about failure as was common with rubber belts. Not good news.
    By the way, I see nothing wrong with a Nissan dealer servicing my Koleos as the mechanicals are the same. In fact, I buy my 'consumables from the local Nissan Dealer instead of driving all over town to the very rare Renault dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breitie View Post
    Equally sorry and alarmed! We were led to believe that a timing chain was supposed to alleviate the angst about failure as was common with rubber belts. Not good news.
    By the way, I see nothing wrong with a Nissan dealer servicing my Koleos as the mechanicals are the same. In fact, I buy my 'consumables from the local Nissan Dealer instead of driving all over town to the very rare Renault dealer.
    That's for a turbo diesel right - a true Reno unit? The 2.5L is a self adjusting chain and so nothing to do there. Diesels are unclean, emissions react to sunlight so not good for Australia and there is simply no technological advantage over a petrol unit if a turbo and direct injection was added to a petrol. The only reason why we haven't seen a lot of turbo petrol because of historical insurance reasons. Diesels also suck for hybrids because of too much vibration in stop-start mode. Never buy a diesel - makes sense in europe because of tariffs/tax structure where it ends. Its outdated unclean technology. Plus most diesel units will be Renault and I seen how the french work over there haha ... I only trust Toyota and Nissan ... everything else is just way behind in terms of reliability.

    Also Renault Samsung automotive unit is korean, but only the automotive unit is 80% owned by Renault, not the whole conglomerate which is massive. Korean paint technology also sucks - too soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free888 View Post
    //Diesels are unclean, emissions react to sunlight so not good for Australia and there is simply no technological advantage over a petrol unit if a turbo and direct injection was added to a petrol.
    But when I was looking for an SUV there were no direct injection 2L petrol turbo engines to compare to…..only 2.4 NA, or 3.0L + gas guzzlers.

    Anyway, you won't win any favours by coming onto a thread whose participants are largely diesel owners, and soapboxing about diesels.
    Leave that for the pond.

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    Any idea if an M9R diesel Latitude engine can swap in to a manual diesel Koleos - never mind, apparently not possible.
    Anyhow I will let the Koleos go, it was a great car. cheers.
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