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Hi Guys
Just looking through my service book and the cap price servicing, What a rip off.
For a 10k service $384 to change engine oil and filter and carry out inspection on nominated area's.
The service book states that it is recommended I get the service done through Nissan. It doesn't say I can't service it, only to use the recommended parts.

Can I buy parts through Nissan or buy equivalent parts to the same standards and keep the receipts and do it myself ?

Whats your opinions?

P.s I've always done my own servicing on older cars as have a trade back ground and car hoist in the shed etc etc..
 

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I have been down this road before and they have always asked that a licensed mechanic needs to service the car and stamp the books. I service all my cars and usually get my brother in law to stamp my books to keep it all above board.
 

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I have always done the servicing on my last 5 Patrols and never had to claim any warranty work, lucky I suppose but I have been told that I must use Nissan filters and keep oil receipts etc.
It is recommended that you get the book signed and stamped by a qualified mechanic to help with resale as well. I suggest going to your closest Nissan dealer and talk about a deal where you do the work and they stamp your book. It may not work in the city but should in the country!!
I strongly recommend 5000k oil changes if towing or short city trips if you intend keeping your vehicle for a long while.

Never know in a big city. cheers.:)
 

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The thing is that doing the services yourself you have no "actual" proof the service was done in the prescribed manner using the correct parts, so if you hit a situation where you do have a wartantee claim, your at the mercy of the gods.

I had a very good relationship with my dealer, and because of that I was able to get away with a few things, my DTronic for example, and when something did happen they looked after me, we hear many stories of people being knocked back for a so called bad service record, that was many years ago and things have only gotten tighter and worse.
 

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Yep.

You need proof a mechanic (or approved mechanic) has serviced it.

Its proof you indeed did service.

How can you prove you did it yourself? :(:mad::rolleyes:
 

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Okay so I'm pretty damn drunk ATM but this question intrigued me. Since I hate bullship unsubstantiated answers I spent a while looking at this one.

I have been through all my Y61 service manual, owners manual, warranty and extended warranty books (note mine are 1997 so it may have changed since then) and also the most up to date that I could find online.

The answer surprised me, mainly because I think I already know everything lol.
I was pretty damn sure that it must be done by a Licensed and/or accredited mechanic BUT...

The key words I came across are Should and Recommended. It never states By Who and/or Where the services must happen. It does however say that Genuine Nissan parts must be used and any damage resulting in non genuine parts and/or modifications will NOT be covered.

Below are some extracts from the Service manual, Warranty information book and extended warranty booklet. If someone with new(er) book can check and post to make sure it has not changed would be good :)

Conditions apply to this Genuine Nissan Extended Warranty,
and if you do not comply with these conditions you may not be
entitled to cover under it. For example, in order for the Genuine
Nissan Extended Warranty to remain valid, it is a requirement
that your Vehicle is serviced in accordance with the instructions
specified for the Vehicle by Nissan (see “What is not covered” and
“Servicing Requirements” on page 12 and 14. It is recommended
that all servicing is carried out by an Authorised Nissan Dealer).


5. Any Defect, Failure or Fault attributable to your failure to
comply with the Vehicle servicing requirements or failure to
have the Vehicle serviced in accordance with the service
requirements detailed in this Booklet
, Customer Information
Booklet, and Nissan Vehicle Owner’s Manual.

14. Any damage resulting from failure to perform maintenance
services and any additional repairs or adjustments which may
be recommended by Nissan at the time of such services as
outlined in the “Servicing requirements” section of this Booklet
or the maintenance section of the Customer Information
Booklet and Nissan Vehicle Owner’s Manual.


15. Any Defect, Failure or Fault attributable to any modification not
approved by Nissan made to your Vehicle.

Servicing requirements
There is no exact amount of time, by law, that each component of
your Vehicle should last before it is worn out and needs maintenance,
repair or replacement. Proper maintenance and care of your Vehicle is
indispensable for safe driving and lower overall running costs.
The schedule of maintenance services in the Nissan Vehicle Owner’s
Manual are the minimum requirements you will need to undertake to
ensure that your Vehicle has proper maintenance and care.
The schedule of maintenance services relates to normal driving
conditions and if you drive your Vehicle in severe operating
conditions you will need to service your Vehicle more frequently
than recommended by the schedule of maintenance services i.e. at
intervals less than 10,000kms.
It is recommended that maintenance services and warranty rectification
be performed at an Authorised Nissan Dealer
since that Authorised
Nissan Dealer has a direct interest in your continued satisfaction.

Use of non-recommended, improper or dirty fuel, fluid, oil or lubricant.

Unauthorized modifications or use of any non "Genuine NISSAN" parts accessories or equipment.



There is plenty more but I rely CBF, got cans to drink and I am ment to be cleaning the shed.
 

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There are laws to stop car makers forcing you to get a car serviced by them. Have been for years. And mechanics arnt really licensed well nsw has licenses i think but other states dont. people just dont know.
 

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And genuine parts dont need to be used. Its just if they cause a problem they wont cover it under warranty.
You CAN use non genuine parts any you can service your car.
 

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Okay so I'm pretty damn drunk ATM but this question intrigued me. Since I hate bullship unsubstantiated answers I spent a while looking at this one.

I have been through all my Y61 service manual, owners manual, warranty and extended warranty books (note mine are 1997 so it may have changed since then) and also the most up to date that I could find online.

The answer surprised me, mainly because I think I already know everything lol.
I was pretty damn sure that it must be done by a Licensed and/or accredited mechanic BUT...

The key words I came across are Should and Recommended. It never states By Who and/or Where the services must happen. It does however say that Genuine Nissan parts must be used and any damage resulting in non genuine parts and/or modifications will NOT be covered.

Below are some extracts from the Service manual, Warranty information book and extended warranty booklet. If someone with new(er) book can check and post to make sure it has not changed would be good :)

Conditions apply to this Genuine Nissan Extended Warranty,
and if you do not comply with these conditions you may not be
entitled to cover under it. For example, in order for the Genuine
Nissan Extended Warranty to remain valid, it is a requirement
that your Vehicle is serviced in accordance with the instructions
specified for the Vehicle by Nissan (see “What is not covered” and
“Servicing Requirements” on page 12 and 14. It is recommended
that all servicing is carried out by an Authorised Nissan Dealer).


5. Any Defect, Failure or Fault attributable to your failure to
comply with the Vehicle servicing requirements or failure to
have the Vehicle serviced in accordance with the service
requirements detailed in this Booklet
, Customer Information
Booklet, and Nissan Vehicle Owner’s Manual.

14. Any damage resulting from failure to perform maintenance
services and any additional repairs or adjustments which may
be recommended by Nissan at the time of such services as
outlined in the “Servicing requirements” section of this Booklet
or the maintenance section of the Customer Information
Booklet and Nissan Vehicle Owner’s Manual.


15. Any Defect, Failure or Fault attributable to any modification not
approved by Nissan made to your Vehicle.

Servicing requirements
There is no exact amount of time, by law, that each component of
your Vehicle should last before it is worn out and needs maintenance,
repair or replacement. Proper maintenance and care of your Vehicle is
indispensable for safe driving and lower overall running costs.
The schedule of maintenance services in the Nissan Vehicle Owner’s
Manual are the minimum requirements you will need to undertake to
ensure that your Vehicle has proper maintenance and care.
The schedule of maintenance services relates to normal driving
conditions and if you drive your Vehicle in severe operating
conditions you will need to service your Vehicle more frequently
than recommended by the schedule of maintenance services i.e. at
intervals less than 10,000kms.
It is recommended that maintenance services and warranty rectification
be performed at an Authorised Nissan Dealer
since that Authorised
Nissan Dealer has a direct interest in your continued satisfaction.

Use of non-recommended, improper or dirty fuel, fluid, oil or lubricant.

Unauthorized modifications or use of any non "Genuine NISSAN" parts accessories or equipment.



There is plenty more but I rely CBF, got cans to drink and I am ment to be cleaning the shed.

Thanks Mate
I read the same stuff in my Y62 Nissan books and it doesn't reference you can't do it yourself and to use a licensed mechanic to sign off on the service book.
Just talking to a mate of mine he has a GU 7 and a Navara 2012 with extended warranty's. He does his own servicing but buys parts through Nissan which he keeps the receipts and also signs off on his service book. He's had a couple of warranty claims and not once they ask to see the service books.
 

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i have a lot of personal experience with this topic and not once have i had a problem or any of my past customers.
Nissan don't necessarily use qualified mechanics anyway.
 

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As said earlier, it does come down to your relationship with the dealer and the conscientiousness of the dealer.

People have been knocked back by various dealers (all makes) for quite small things, even though there are rules and regs there are still plenty of grey areas that some dealers can use to wriggle there way out of if they are that way inclined.

It happens, maybe not to all but it does happen, and I suppose it all hinges around the size of the claim as well.
 

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From past experience, I wouldn't let Nissan touch my car if they were paying me.
 
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