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Nissan Almera 1.5 Flare (now sadly heading for car heaven)

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#1 OFFLINE   neil1971

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:23 PM

Hello folks

 

I'm not expecting a rush of interest in this, but here goes anyway

 

I've owned this Almera for just over 8 years, taking the mileage from around 40k to its current 172k, during this time it has been brilliantly reliable, always started and never failed to complete a journey.

 

Unfortunately although it runs well with no nasty noises, it burns a lot of oil, especially just after start up when it has sat for a few hours, possibly valve stem seals, it does smoke a bit the rest of the time but nothing like as much.

 

Was in daily use for a 20 mile each way daily commute until early November when I got another car, and it drives OK, obviously it's an old, well worn car with a lot of miles but I would always trust it to get me where I'm going. Tyres are matching Continentals all round, alloys have marks. It is on its original clutch so pedal is a bit high but it doesn't slip. Front crossmember replaced for 2012 MoT, weak point on these. 

 

It's pretty tidy overall, there are stonechips, scratches etc as you'd expect, the worst being a small dent on the tailgate and a scrape by the fuel filler, but it's quite presentable. Photos make the bonnet look a different colour to the rest of the car but it isn't. CD player works when it feels like it

 

Good points - reliable, runs OK, recently re-gassed air-con (ideal for this time of year!), rear brake discs and calipers replaced within last year or so, as was part of the exhaust, centre box I think.

 

It's in Billericay, Essex, CM12 

 

Mr Bump not included in the sale, sorry!

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:25 PM

Feel old, that's a brand new car for less than a ton.
Although I scrolled too quickly and thought it was a Flake special edition
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#3 OFFLINE   Nyphur

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:34 PM

Although I scrolled too quickly and thought it was a Flake special edition

 

Only the crumbliest, flakiest arches, rust like metals never rusted before.
 


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LAST OWNER WAS SON OF A BANKER

 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And if it is broke just ignore it, and maybe it'll be sort of OK...?


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 10:37 PM

Mugs pay over ten thousand pounds for brand new Japanese cars and heres one for less than one hundred pounds. What a great community this is and what great times we live in.
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#5 OFFLINE   Faker

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 12:11 AM

That's a proper bargain!
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#6 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 01:19 AM

Just give it an oil change with 20w50 - job jobbed.


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Posted 12 November 2016 - 10:57 AM

For what it's worth, my old 2-litre Mazda had a similar oil consumption/smoke problem (1L/250 miles or so, big cloud of blue smoke every cold start and oil droplets sprayed from the exhaust pipe when revving hard) and that was fine for emissions on the MOT. I just used to get it extremely warm (Italian tune up) and remove the air filter). Good luck with the sale.
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#8 OFFLINE   neil1971

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:25 AM

Thanks, that does sound pretty much identical to mine in terms of symptoms and consumption.

 

I did wonder about thicker oil but worried about further engine damage by using the wrong grade - always used Castrol Magnatec 10/40 in it



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:51 AM

Just for Pillock & Nyphur, it's probably how Nissan should have made it, covers the dent in the tailgate quite nicely too  :-)

 

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#10 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:53 AM

Love these and hope someone can keep it going but it's potentially too involved for me to have a go
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#11 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:53 AM

A can of snake oil pre MOT. Job done.
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Posted 12 November 2016 - 11:56 AM

A can of snake oil pre MOT. Job done.


Unless the cat is fucked from it burning oil for so long
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Posted 12 November 2016 - 04:15 PM

Mine was fine for 3 MOTs despite the EML being on with code P0420, but your mileage may vary. I just bought 20L drums of 10W40 every six months, Mannol Defender is good and cheap.
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Posted 12 November 2016 - 05:37 PM

Saves having to do an oil change.
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2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#15 OFFLINE   Pillock

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 12:34 AM

It's called a "total flow-through oil refresh system" if it's leaking, and "compression based lubricant removal" if the rings are fucked.

Give it a proper name, sounds better.
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Posted 13 November 2016 - 09:29 PM

Or Total Loss Oil system.

Used on Mazda wankle engines and B-52s (+other stuff).


I don't think they'd pass a MOT emissions test.
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My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:07 PM

I've sent you a message about this 


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#18 OFFLINE   Bren

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:47 PM

£150 from Mr Brewer?

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:29 PM

Quick update - took this for an MoT today and it passed, albeit with a list of advisories as long as Gary Glitter's charge sheet, unfortunately price adjusted upwards a bit to reflect that it's legal for another 12 months. I can't find the V5, not sure now whether I ever received it but it is registered in my name as I get all the road tax reminders etc,

 

Imagine the joy on the face of your nearest and dearest when this appears on the driveway on Christmas morning, 

 

I think the sticky caliper is down to lack of use over the last few weeks as it was OK prior to that, maybe will ease off again with regular use

 

Had to chuckle at the 'suspect that engine is burning oil' advisory, there's no doubt about that! Very fair test overall though and these guys are very trustworthy so I would recommend them to anyone local to Southend - Sun Motors on Woodgrange Drive..

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:30 PM

Lol? @ last advisory. That really should not be on there...
Infact it looks like the tester has treated it almost as a service fault sheet - which I believe is frowned upon by the ministry?
Most of those advisories look like manual input too, not preselected.
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Current Fleet:
1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 01:52 PM

Can anyone give this a good home please, tidy reliable car with MoT until December 2017, shiter's price of £175

 

Please don't let me have to resort to Gumtree or eBay, can't see it being fun with a cheap motor like this


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#22 OFFLINE   neil1971

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

£125 anyone? Reluctant to bin a working and MoT'd car but it's just sitting unused as I have another car. Offside front caliper is sticking on where it's not been driven for a while



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 11:21 PM

I'd just run it till it dropped. Either that or a very vague ad on Bumtree for £295, I'd keep mum about the faults though.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 11:31 PM

wen c i vue this m8 u in 2nyt tb


Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:33 AM

I'm almost tempted at that price for spares for my own almera

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 11:52 AM

Lots of good bits on it, centre exhaust box, rear discs and calipers new about a year ago so have less than 10k on them, one front shock almost new, battery is less than two years old. I'd intended keeping it if it hadn't started burning oil so it did have a few quid spent on it.

 

The oval is looking likely at the moment!


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:34 PM

I'm up in the arse end of now her til Monday night but pm me your postcode and I'll look into train ticket costs.0ab652ed15b24f35c32d360fc988c547.jpg

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