Given that the noise seems to caused by the chain wearing on an oil jet, I would think that engine oil analysis would be useful in diagnosis. Worth considering.The noise is intermittent and only audible under slight load... so yet to be diagnosed. It could be nothing but a bad batch of fuel... too hard to diagnose at this stage.
Our complaints with the MTA and the Office of Fair Trading have been processed, with the response from the Trader being very diplomatic and predictable.
Stating that, they would like to continue to work on the vehicle and do yet another oil consumption test!!
This would be the fourth time around this roundabout and I don’t want any part of it..
I am planning to take action in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and push for a new engine, but before I lodge an application in QCAT, I would like to gather as much information as possible to support my case.
PatrolWA and yourself have been a wealth of information so far, and I would like call upon you both again, and anyone else out there reading this forum for your advice, please..
Of most interest to me would be to confirm that VK56VD is in-fact the same spec as the American VK56DE and in the M56/Q70 5.6L
that had the international recall?
Then hopefully if I bring this information to light at the tribunal they would force Nissan Australia to follow suit and possibly prevent a lot of heartache for many other series 1 Y62 owners.
Here’s a photo of the old and new chain side by side for everyone’s reference. Easy to see the improvement the top chain is the old chain, the bottle chain the new designThe chain update is around build 1440-1445. Sydo gave me the idea on looking on partsouq and punching in vin build numbers and see if a replacement chain is available.
well wouldnt ya know, early chains can not be purchased, but chains after the 1440 mark can be, there is a massive difference in chain quality.
Anyone with issues should ask the dealer why they can’t get new chains for their model.