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Hi, I've recently purchased my first X-Trail Tekna and must admit I'm loving it. It's got a couple of little niggles but overall I'm pretty impressed with it.
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Welcome to our community. Nice looking car. Let's hear your niggles then. We might know the answer.
 

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Aww thank you. I've been quite impressed with it so far, however there's an irritating clunk coming from the front suspension on really bumpy roads or on sudden acceleration or deceleration. My suspicions are the subframe bushes which I've bought and should be fitting soon. Also theres a slight noise, that's maybe just me overthinking things, but it sounds like a slight induction noise on light acceleration that sounds like the air box is open, but it completely disappears under load or at higher engine speeds. It's not loud, doesn't seem to be affecting it, it's just noticed it's there and wasnt sure if that's just the noise they make. The 2.0 DCi does seem to sound quite loud as diesels go these days.
 

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Another member changed his entire front subframe rather than paying the labour to change the bushes.

Have you opened the air box and checked the filter element is intact. Also check underneath the bendy air intake hose to and from the MAF are they are prone to splitting underneath.
 

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Hello and welcome ,good colour same as mine :).I am sure you'll sort the annoying knock on the front ,check your rear sub frame when under vehicle and treat where necessary as they corrode .I had to change mine on my 08 T31 as was very bad ,have a look over the front bumper bar while on the front sub frame as they rot .My engine has that induction sound too so think it's just normal (y)
 

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Yeah. I'd Imagine if they're paying someone else to do it that would get to be a bit costly. I decided not to use the standard bushes and went with the PSB bushes instead. They look far more substantial and don't need any special tooling or hydraulic press to fit. Just to finish off a couple of jobs in the garage so I can get it in there to do it out of the rain. I'll definitely need to have a look at the pipe at the MAF. I think it should be ok though, it's just had a full service a few days ago, but always worth a double check.
 

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Hi, thank you. I love the colour. That's what caught my eye. I'm reasonably sure it's the bushes but its always handy to have a heads up for any potential issues to look out for while I'm pulling it apart. I was going to try and swap the bushes without removing the subframe completely and just dropping each end down in turn but I'm tempted to just completely remove it and give it some tlc and a good coat of paint. I did notice some flaky paint at the bumper bar so I might just get in to that too. Are they removable or part of the body? I did wonder about the induction noise. I've never driven another one so wasn't 100% sure if it was normal engine sounds or me just overthinking things..
 

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Another member changed his entire front subframe rather than paying the labour to change the bushes.

Have you opened the air box and checked the filter element is intact. Also check underneath the bendy air intake hose to and from the MAF are they are prone to splitting underneath.
That was me as the part with bushes was about 180 quid. It saved a consdierable amount of labour cost but mine wasn't making a noise - mine was pulling one side when under full power. That clunk sounds as simple as drop links so check that first. Replace with top quality ones as these are prone to them
 

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Yeah. I'd Imagine if they're paying someone else to do it that would get to be a bit costly. I decided not to use the standard bushes and went with the PSB bushes instead. They look far more substantial and don't need any special tooling or hydraulic press to fit. Just to finish off a couple of jobs in the garage so I can get it in there to do it out of the rain. I'll definitely need to have a look at the pipe at the MAF. I think it should be ok though, it's just had a full service a few days ago, but always worth a double check.
Yeh I did pay my local garage to do it but it didn't take them long. Mine is a 2011 Facelift Tekna with Cetic tune (221hp) and now done 185k miles. There was nothing at all wrong with front sub-frame; it was purley bushes diagonal to each other that were shot - the other opposites were fine oddly. Car was totally different after fitting. My rear sub-frame is fine but I got the swing arm bushes replaced as looked a bit rough. Nissan only sell as complete unit with arm but I managed to find them separate and garage fitted them. My engine is the updated version in Facelift and makes no induction noises so can't tell you if it's normal as various bits and pieces are different even though still the same engine itself. I have imporved fuel economy and little things like LED rear lights and more modern dash........... Sure you'll enjoy yours. My advice is after doing bushes get complete 4 wheel alignment done by a specialist; not simply quick sh*t even if they do have Hunter stuff. I had mine done at them and supposed to be perfect but didn't feel right????? I took it to a local place to me that prepares Mitsibushi EVO race cars. They showed me print out of what Quick Sh*t had done and how much out it was. Cost me £68 and they got it absolutely bang on and gave me print out to take to Quick Sh*t and ask for refund of their rediculous £99 + adustment costs. After polite few words with Area Manager I got full refund. Driving difference was night and day. My garage also swaps tyres front to back ever 5k miles and so far after 25k my All Season Vredestein Quadrac still have 5mm all round.
 

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Yeah. I'd Imagine if they're paying someone else to do it that would get to be a bit costly. I decided not to use the standard bushes and went with the PSB bushes instead. They look far more substantial and don't need any special tooling or hydraulic press to fit. Just to finish off a couple of jobs in the garage so I can get it in there to do it out of the rain. I'll definitely need to have a look at the pipe at the MAF. I think it should be ok though, it's just had a full service a few days ago, but always worth a double check.
BTW check and give EGR a good clean. I've never seen the light come on but I know a few others have had issues.
 

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That's a good point about the 4 wheel alignment.
I'm definitely going to give it a good going over soon. My garage is taken up with some massive ramps I'm building, so once they're done it'll be going up on them and getting the whole underside of the motor cleaned, prepped and sealed. I'll probably give it a top to toe and remedy any problems I find. I'd like to keep it for a while so i want it to last. One thing I am curious about when you mentioned LED lights, is there a connection or opening on the roof for the roof racks with the lights?? I could really use a decent set of high mounted lights on the roof but don't want to start putting holes where they shouldn't be.
 

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They didn't seem to do the roof lights on the facelift so I can't look them up but they did on your model year.

I use this website to find part numbers relative to your actaul car by using the VIN. The whole car is on this site and it gives alternate part numbers as well. Just put your VIN number in and look things up. You click on part on drawing and up comes the details and actual Nissan part number to then google. My garage is even using it now on mine!

 

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Just using your model year I found this which might be it but better results with VIN


I don't think you can fit the LED rear light clusters which are quite smart (as I've got them lol). One thing I did do is replace my Xenon headlamp bulbs/capsule with upgraded Osram Nightbreaker Laser Xenarc +200% - they are expensive but the difference over the standard is quite astonishing! We live out in the sitcks in mid-Norfolk and with deer around you need good lights. You need small hands and bit of a fiddle but I managed to do it with scrapped knuckles! Also ditch the normal wipers and fit aero blades. I see you've got the same 18 wheels - I fitted Vredestein Quadracs 225/55 R18 and they have been excellent. As said they've done 25k and still have 5.5mm on them. If I were to change now I'd perhaps go for GY Vector 4 Season Gen 3 but they are expensive.
 

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The Safary/extreme lights where like 5000£ extra dealer option.

Pretty cheap now
Plus £162 delivery to UK!!!! The wiring would be fun - roof lining would need to come out and windscreen pillar covers (airbag worries) and then down to switch near ESP switch
 

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The airbags are not attached do the covers.
If you have the set, then wiring is not the problem anymore.
Some wiring is there. I hooked my led bar to rooflamp relay. The relay gets the singal from the high beams, Led bars are allowed to operate the same way.
 

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The airbags are not attached do the covers.
If you have the set, then wiring is not the problem anymore.
Some wiring is there. I hooked my led bar to rooflamp relay. The relay gets the singal from the high beams, Led bars are allowed to operate the same way.
OK fair enough. Must admit I cannot see the need for these high lights as when mine are on main beam they give a tremendous amount of light..........
 

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I do not get the buzz for the safari lights. I think the rail with the lights made the X-Trail look weird and cumbersome. Even still unless you are on some country roads not light and nothing is in front of you, I do not see the point of them for road use.
 

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I do not get the buzz for the safari lights. I think the rail with the lights made the X-Trail look weird and cumbersome. Even still unless you are on some country roads not light and nothing is in front of you, I do not see the point of them for road use.
I agree. Looks too top heavy and too much bling! They might be good for off road but being so high they'll still be up and down with vehicle movement. You'd need levellers like the xenons have to keep them aligned with track - I can just imagine coming to a hump in the track and they're simply lighting up the sky with ground being dark.

Takes me back years when Matra Simca (part of the then Rootes Group) brough out a vehicle called the Rancho and that had extra lights on back of bonnet but at least you could angle them. The car actually doens't look out of place now against some off roaders like Dacia
 
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