What Did You Do With Your Kizashi Today?

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LeoFromDE
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I bought one :D what maintenance services would you recommend? So far I plan to bleed the clutch and change trans fluid because reverse gear is a bit clunky
old tech
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It would depend on the miles on the clock but if you are nearing 100k miles I would look at belt tensioner. Search " cheap fix belt tensioner ". Other than that , drive and enjoy.
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KuroNekko
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LeoFromDE wrote:I bought one :D what maintenance services would you recommend? So far I plan to bleed the clutch and change trans fluid because reverse gear is a bit clunky
The manual transmission Kizashi is quite a reliable car that doesn't require much other than maintenance. Like Old Tech stated, mileage should determine due maintenance. Around 100K miles, the coolant and spark plugs should be replaced too. I also recommend cleaning the MAF sensor, Throttle body, and PCV valve.
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LeoFromDE
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My car has around 100k so thanks for your suggestions! I'll definitely look into the belt tensioner. I assume spark plugs should be fine because the car got regular service and it's running very smoothly. And I'll do the cleaning as well. I should use break cleaner for that right?
WESHOOT2
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I sat in mine and started it up, then I shut it off and got out.

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KuroNekko
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LeoFromDE wrote:And I'll do the cleaning as well. I should use break cleaner for that right?
I wouldn't use brake cleaner for anything but brake components. The chemicals in brake cleaner can be too harsh for sensors, especially the MAF. Auto parts stores sell cleaners specifically made for MAF and throttle body cleaning.
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LPSISRL
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^^ What he said...
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LeoFromDE
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Thanks for the heads up :) so far I did the manual transmission oil change and clutch bleeding, I think it made things better but I still need to do some reversing after cold starts to be sure
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KIZAWDinKC
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Still driving mine to work. But I gave it the week off and drove my truck to work the last several days.
LeoFromDE
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I did the clutch bleeding thing to fix the crunchy reverse gear (manual) and to be honest it didn't fix the problem. Now I found a solution tho: If I just hold the gear lever back while I start reversing it works everytime. I feel the lever kinda "twitching" once but then everything is completely fine. Is this doing damage to anything? I mean it's probably better than the crunching right?
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