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Qashqai 1.5 DCI J10 tips on cambelt and servicing

Printed From: Nissan Qashqai Owners Club UK
Category: Qashqai Care and Technical Information
Forum Name: Qashqai Know How..
Forum Description: Find out how to fit, fix and add and care for your Qashqai
Printed Date: 26†Apr†2019 at 8:40am

Topic: Qashqai 1.5 DCI J10 tips on cambelt and servicing
Posted By: asim2002
Subject: Qashqai 1.5 DCI J10 tips on cambelt and servicing
Date Posted: 05†May†2017 at 8:47pm
I thought I would share my recent experience so hopefully others can make savings of hundreds of pounds.

My Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dci Tekna is 2010 model. I have done 63,000 miles. The car has a Renault K9K engine. I was told by a friend that I will need a cambelt change this year so I looked into this and he was correct. The car maintained schedule said cam belt should be changed at 6 years or 72,000 miles whichever comes earlier.

So I went to my local Nissan dealer and asked for a major service, fuel filter change and cam belt change. Now i know that when the cam belt is changed, the water pump should be changed at the same time. These are the prices I was quoted by Nissan dealership:

- Major Diesel Service : £320
- Fuel filter change : £65
- Cam belt and water pump change : £550
TOTAL: £935 - truly eye watering amount

Now I have always had my car serviced and parts replaced at a authorized Nissan dealerships till now. But what ticked me off is that their "fixed price servicing" which is normally £249 Has been increased by £70 this year for no rhyme or reason. I checked the prices of the oil, filters and brake fluid and all the base prices for the products remain the same. So why the increase in price?

I decided to get the service and cambelt done by an independent local to where I live. I bought Nissan authentic parts online. This is what everything cost me:

- Engine oil, oil and filter, pollen filter and sump plug washer : £70 on ebay. All original Nissan.
- Genuine fuel filter : £24 on ebay.
- Genuine brake oil 1L: £7
- Genuine Nissan Cambelt and water pump: £92
All these prices include shipping.
I got the independent to do the major service at a labour charge of £40. The labour charge for cambelt and water pump charge was £150

So in total I paid £383 for everything. As opposed to £935 making a saving of £552 pounds. I am going to use this money towards a vacation.

I can put up links for all these items if someone needs them. In all honesty I would have paid the dealership all of it but the fact that they would not maintain the price on their so called "fixed price service" really put me off them. Now I am glad that I did look at other options. I have driven the car over 300 miles now without any problems at all

Posted By: Doug999
Date Posted: 05†May†2017 at 9:12pm
Once a car is outside warranty, a reputable independent mechanic can save £££££s on all servicing and repairs.

2012 Tekna 1.6L, Arctic White, Stone Leather

Posted By: Ayaankash
Date Posted: 05†May†2017 at 11:55pm
Many thanks for the detailed info Asim2002.
Please upload the links to the spares you used.
My 62 plate ntech plus needs a cambelt change.


Posted By: Ayaankash
Date Posted: 20†Jun†2017 at 3:27pm
Just spoke to Glyn hopkins
£1400 to change the timING belt.
2 days worth of work courtesy car
The sales guy said the they have to rebuild the engine to change the timing belt.
If I am not wrong this is not a 2 day worth job and also it doesn't need the engine to be rebuilt.
I would appriciate if some body could direct me to an independent workshop in East London to get the timing belt sorted out.

The car is a 1.5 dci 62 plate ntech plus 56000 miles

Many thanks

Posted By: markdavies1978
Date Posted: 15†May†2018 at 2:51pm
Hi Asim2002,

Are you able to detail where you purchased the parts for the cambelt & water pump please?


Posted By: asim2002
Date Posted: 31†May†2018 at 11:55pm
Hi Mark,

I bought the parts including the cambelt and water pump for a total of 84 Euros and shipping was 17 Euros (total including shipping approximately 90 GBP) from the following links:,3,867,849,2?search=7701477028

You can also call them directly and pay - they are very responsive. All items were received recorded delivery and were new genuine parts.

Hope this helps.


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