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  1. I just did a run from Mission to Merritt BC (2016...

    I just did a run from Mission to Merritt BC (2016 SV with Auto Trans) via the infamous "highway thru hell" & after 222 kms the car calculated 5.2 L/100 kms. After fueling up in Merritt I used 12.78...
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    Funny I just got an email update alert on this...

    Funny I just got an email update alert on this thread from "wayward_one" but don't see it here yet? Anyways he/she mentioned manually adjusting "silver" adjusters on the rear drum brakes.
    I had a...
  3. Just had my car serviced at the local dealer &...

    Just had my car serviced at the local dealer & they phoned me to say my cabin air filter was
    dirty & did I want it changed. I declined & decided to change it myself using a new filter from Canadian...
  4. Ive never driven a grain truck but I do have an...

    Ive never driven a grain truck but I do have an old Kubota tractor that has no syncromesh on any gear.
    According to the warning label you cannot shift between gears without coming to a complete stop.
  5. Startup Tips for cold weather or after storage

    I was reading about engine noises after startup that only lasted a few seconds in a Mazda Miata forum.
    I figured I would try it on my Micra this morning & it worked great.
    While holding the...
  6. I do the same thing with my other standard trans...

    I do the same thing with my other standard trans vehicles, put the shifter in 1st & let the clutch out a little till it starts to move & then retry reverse.
    Before starting a standard trans car I...
  7. My owners manual (2016) says 6 months/8000 kms. ...

    My owners manual (2016) says 6 months/8000 kms.
    The Dealer windshield sticker always says due in 4 months which I ignore & go 6 months conventional oil/filter.
    I figure if you want to change your...
  8. I would suggest test driving both versions before...

    I would suggest test driving both versions before deciding. I did drive an SV manual & didnt like the shifter position as it seems too low & far back. To be fair I also own a Mazda MX5 with 5 speed &...
  9. I found a handy information sticker on the back...

    I found a handy information sticker on the back of my drivers side sun visor about defogging the windshield.
    I have to ask is your AC lamp lit & the compressor cycling 0N/OFF (clicking noise)?
    The...
  10. I probably had my car at least a year before I...

    I probably had my car at least a year before I discovered the rear wiper has 2 settings, interval & continuous. Just turn the knob further to the 2nd click.
    Nice to know!
  11. Purchased 1 year 9 months ago.

    Purchased 1 year 9 months ago.
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    Spare Tire Removal & Inspection

    While removing my rear wheels to clean up my brake drums I decided to try lowering the spare tire to check it.
    The lowering bolt inside the rear hatch was super tight & could not be loosened using...
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    Alloy wheels stuck on rear brake drums

    I had problems removing my rear Nissan factory alloy wheels the 1st time I tried removing them, it felt like they were glued on.
    I had my tires rotated during my last Dealer service visit & I was...
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    Just an update, I noticed my Right Headlight was...

    Just an update, I noticed my Right Headlight was out Monday so I re-installed my 1 good original bulb.
    2 days later the Left Headlight was out.
    This is not the bulb life I had hoped for.
    I went...
  15. I found another short term solution....I just...

    I found another short term solution....I just removed the driver's side rear seat headrest and put it in the "trunk".
    I rarely carry 2 passengers in the back seat so this works for me + the headrest...
  16. Just wondered, do you ever fold your mirrors in...

    Just wondered, do you ever fold your mirrors in manually?
    If so maybe it makes the condition worse over time.
    Whenever I fold in my driver's side mirror it sounds like a really flimsy spring...
  17. Do pickup trucks count? Here is my 1980 Toyota...

    Do pickup trucks count?
    Here is my 1980 Toyota 4X4 hopelessly stuck in the snow, had it since 1982 & still runs fine.
    I plan to keep my Micra until 100,000 Kms or 5 years whenever the power train...
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    I see the stock bulb was an OSRAM. I always...

    I see the stock bulb was an OSRAM.
    I always drive with all my lights On which probably didn't help (this was confirmed a good practice during a defensive driver training course at work) however...
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    That may be true about the lamp life, I guess...

    That may be true about the lamp life, I guess time will tell.
    I just bought them at my local Parts Store without doing any research, however the parts guy said he sells a lot of them with no...
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    Headlight Failure/Upgrade

    I had my Left Headlight go out after just 13 months which seemed a little early.
    I suspected it probably wasn't covered under warranty + I didn't want to wait for dealer service so I decided
    to get...
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    That's a good idea to take down the spare tire...

    That's a good idea to take down the spare tire and figure how to do it in nice dry conditions.
    I hope you checked the pressure, its probably supposed to be 60 psi (see the door panel tag)
    I also...
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    I thought it was interesting to see where the...

    I thought it was interesting to see where the driveshafts connect to the transmission & how skinny they are.
    I've seen similar/thicker drive shafts on an ATV having a much smaller engine.
    I've...
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    Micra Underside Photos

    I was at a local Nissan Dealership & there was a vehicle on its side showing the benefits of under-coating.
    I think they have this display vehicle at several of the dealerships in my area.
    I...
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    The power door locks are kind of annoying the way...

    The power door locks are kind of annoying the way they work, they are setup like child proof locks.
    Every recent car I've had if you pulled open the door handle inside the car the door would unlock...
  25. I just realized I should have tried to buy the...

    I just realized I should have tried to buy the "March" style rear headrests while in Mexico.
    After checking Google maps I see there was a Nissan Dealer within walking distance of my Hotel.
    You can...
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