Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - Winelad

My QQ is just under 4 year old with 60,000 on clock . Tonight , all of a sudden it developed a really loud rattle and lost power . On tickover it is like a very noisy tappet - but has more of a clunking noise when I rev it .A freind of mine thinks its a big end problem !!! Could this be so ? I'm dreading the visit to the garage tomorrow and probably news of a horrible bill !!!Any help please ?

Alan

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - SteveLee

Have you checked the oil?

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - Peter.N.

Could be big ends but a faulty injector will cause a similar noise. Does your oil light come on?

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - injection doc

I with Peter.n

Faulty injector will make hell of a banging noise ! sounds just like a big end gone !

I would contact a diesel specialist

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - Winelad
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Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - Winelad
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Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - Winelad
Update for everyone (apologies - having problems posting for some reason ) . The damage was the worst - timing belt had frayed , timing had jumped and massive internal damage . New engine being quoted at £5,900 !!! The dealership is helping me with a claim to Nissan as the servicebook suggests belt change/inspection at 5 year/75k ....my car is 4 yr on 60k . Oil levels were fine , no warning lights were showing ~ up until last week I was actually getting 56 mpg which I was very pleased with so obviously mechanically it was fine until last Wednesday . First 3 years all servicing was done at dealership whilst under warranty , my "worry" is that this summer (for convenience) I had my oil change at my local Kwikfit - but I'm hoping that does not affect things ? Fingers crossed I get the right phone call or my car is a gonner !!

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - Ethan Edwards

Saw this - if you get stuck with it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nissan-Qashqai-2009-1-5-DCI-Diesel-Engine-/280725595983?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item415c8ca74f

Might be cheaper to get it fitted elsewhere. £5900 is a bad joke.

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - Winelad

Saw this - if you get stuck with it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nissan-Qashqai-2009-1-5-DCI-Diesel-Engine-/280725595983?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item415c8ca74f

Might be cheaper to get it fitted elsewhere. £5900 is a bad joke.

Thanks everyone ....after 4 "perfect" years I am no longer the owner of a Nissan Qashqai .On 60,000 miles the timing belt had frayed , it jumped whilst I was driving the 20 miles home damaging con rod , blowing a piston head , bending valves and basically requiring a full new engine for just shy of £6,000 .My local Benfield Motors , from whom I bought the car have been great fighting my corner . Eventually Nissan agreed to pay 60% parts and 20% of the labour - still leaving me with a £3,500 bill for previous labour and new engine in a 4 year old car . Instead I have opted to part ex the car to Benfield and on Monday I'm taking delivery of a Renault Megane 1.5 dci instead . 1 year older than mine but 16k less on the clock and "top of the range" . Hey - put this one down to experience - thanks again everyone for your help . Alan .

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - peter moss

They lost something in the translation it was ment to be cashguy !

Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci 2007 - Big End Problem with 2007 Qashqai Diesel ! - peter moss

Its about time they made the top half of timing belt covers easier to take off so you can check the belt instead of taking off front wheels , wheel arch covers ect.

 

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