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Old 25th May 2017, 12:09   #151
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In Logan, it is between the front bumper and tyre on driver side ie just below headlamp. It should be same for Sunny
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Hi Abhi, the diesel fuel filter for Micra is situated beneath a compartment (that houses switches and fuses, I guess); it can be accessed after removing the battery and its tray and unmounting the compartment.
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The fuel filter is easily available in shops. I brought it for 1000 in Gurgaon.
Thanks, it was under the battery as rupdeb pointed out. Stupid place to fit a part which has to be replaced ever 6 months.

Couldnt find a OEM filter but got a SOFIMA (UFI) filter and got it changed. I hope the quality isnt too bad. Filter cost was less than Rs. 1000. Got it fitted at neighborhood garage for Rs. 200.

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The fuel filter needs to be replaced every 10k kms, exactly as Mr Boss mentioned and is one of the major contributor to service costs as the tax included price is nearly 1900 rupees now-a-days.
I have owned the Sunny for over 5 years and am ashamed to admit that this is the first time I opened the scheduled maintenance chart.

Currently my car runs about 800-1000 kms monthly. I used to send the car for service every 6-7 months, as per their "service schedule". My car was serviced in April 2016, then in November 2016, with another service being "due" now.

Now here is the kicker, If I understood this correctly, according to their own scheduled maintenance chart, the Engine Oil, Air Filter and Oil Filter needs to be changed every 10000 km or 1 year. So if your car runs about 800 kms, this change is required every year or so.The fuel filter, however is scheduled for replacement every 6 months.

In my case, in the November 2016 service, the service center in their infinite wisdom did not change the fuel filter (the only mandatory change item) but changed the engine oil etc etc.

So until today morning, my car was running a 13 month old fuel filter.
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Now here is the kicker, If I understood this correctly, according to their own scheduled maintenance chart, the Engine Oil, Air Filter and Oil Filter needs to be changed every 10000 km or 1 year. So if your car runs about 800 kms, this change is required every year or so.The fuel filter, however is scheduled for replacement every 6 months.
So until today morning, my car was running a 13 month old fuel filter.
Hi Abhi,

Could you please re-check the maintenance schedules in the manual? As far as I know, the four filters (AC, oil, air and fuel) and engine oil needs to be changed every 10k kms / 6 months for Micra.

By the way did you change only the fuel filter or went for a routine service by the FNG? I'm trying to find Delphi diesel filter in Kolkata, will update once i get any information. First Bosch brake pads and now Sofima diesel filter - please update how they are performing after munching some miles.

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according to their own scheduled maintenance chart, the Engine Oil, Air Filter and Oil Filter needs to be changed every 10000 km or 1 year. So if your car runs about 800 kms, this change is required every year or so.The fuel filter, however is scheduled for replacement every 6 months.
It's 10k km or 6 months, which ever is earlier (for normal driving condition)
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Hi Abhi,

Could you please re-check the maintenance schedules in the manual? As far as I know, the four filters (AC, oil, air and fuel) and engine oil needs to be changed every 10k kms / 6 months for Micra.

By the way did you change only the fuel filter or went for a routine service by the FNG? I'm trying to find Delphi diesel filter in Kolkata, will update once i get any information. First Bosch brake pads and now Sofima diesel filter - please update how they are performing after munching some miles.

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Debrup.
See the pictures of the maintenance manual.

I just got the fuel filter changed at the FNG.

Will update on the filter / brakes.

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It's 10k km or 6 months, which ever is earlier (for normal driving condition)
Thats what I thought too, but not according to my Maintenance booklet. For normal driving conditions. Attaching pictures.
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Nissan Sunny Diesel : Test Drive & Review-20170531_125134.jpg

That said, are Indian Driving conditions normal or severe? That's another debate.

More frequent changing of Engine Oil and Engine Oil Filter might / might not be beneficial for the engine, but ignoring mandatory fuel filter changes definitely will be bad for it.
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