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#41 smadge1

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:38 AM

Nissan done killed off the Pulsar B17 after only 4 years,


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

Nissan done killed off the Pulsar B17 after only 4 years,

 

I'm not surprised.

Talk to a general mechanic, those new pulsars are... errm...... unpleasant.

You'll be fine, because it's leased, so any problems just lump it back on your leaser.

But I'd be glad its leased and not owned.

 

Not to mention, it's HUGE for a "small car"... Not my cuppa tea.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

I like that it's "huge" and as of yet, had no mechanical problems. it'll be my first and last nissan though, not because it's bad, but because there are better vehicles out there.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:47 AM

I like that it's "huge" and as of yet, had no mechanical problems. it'll be my first and last nissan though, not because it's bad, but because there are better vehicles out there.

 

Yeah, so it suits you, and no one needs to try and convince you otherwise, it's your car.

 

Catch is, it's how companies fuck up the branding.

- CVT's are proven to be a bad idea, yet most are CVT (and reports of shudder are EVERYWHERE).

- "Pulsar" is their small car, yet its almost the size of a Gen1 Maxima now. People shopping for a small car looked at the Pulsar and gave it the middle finger.

- The engine is notoriously under-tuned.  Since fuel is "already expensive" people pay for 95\98 ron as normal, thanks to the old myth that "you'll get more KMs". Because of this, people expect the extra performance of advanced timing, available only to 95ron or above.

 

And I'm sure I could easily come up with more.

In short, it was missing the "standard performance" people expect, and wasn't "a Pulsar" anymore. It got fat, and got boring.

Pulsars used to have SR20's tuned hard, and pulled like a freight train

 

That said, if you drive manual, or like CVT, you might not care.

You seem like a "newcomer" to nissan, so you don't already have an idea of "what a pulsar should be".

and since your last car was also a 91 octane tune, you probably don't notice the engine being 'lazy' compared to other 95ron tuned cars, like  Honda Accord Euros.

 

Which all adds up to a cheap car, that you like, and that's fine.

You're happy, and for you, that's all that matters!

 

But the above DOES explain why they nixxed it so soon, it, as a product to the general public, it was a failure.


Edited by Master_Scythe, 08 March 2017 - 10:49 AM.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

I just plastic painted my rims matte black and I have to say I really like it! Thoughts?

 

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:31 PM

That's the stuff you can just peel off later?

 

Looks OK, I went back to compare to OP.  I'd actually be interested to see how it looked in body colour, or maybe gold (although that'd be a right WRX ripoff there).



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:51 PM

I just plastic painted my rims matte black and I have to say I really like it! Thoughts?

 

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Black is much nicer, but on blue, you really have to accent with white decals and rims >:D

 

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Edited by Master_Scythe, 14 March 2017 - 12:52 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:03 PM

Needs furry dice, and a leopardskin dash cover, with a big diamond in the middle.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:16 PM

Needs furry dice, and a leopardskin dash cover, with a big diamond in the middle.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:51 PM

It's from a Chech & Chong movie actually... I'd have posted the clip but it seems nobody has put it up.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:53 AM

Mate, that car is bloody nice! I have personally been looking at the Ford Focus RS 2016 model, but they reckon the Merc A45 is quicker. I love the colour!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

 

Black is much nicer, but on blue, you really have to accent with white decals and rims >:D

 

https://www.google.c...e=lnms&tbm=isch

 

 

I hope you're not serious about white on blue - really not a fan of that look (and the >:D means you are saying that tongue in cheek?) 

 

Black rims can certainly make a car look a little more aggressive, which can suit some cars.

I prefer the look of my car with the black rims, but they are wider rims, and have the track tyres fitted (street legal but suicide in the wet) so normally it has the silver rims.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:16 PM

 

 

Black is much nicer, but on blue, you really have to accent with white decals and rims >:D

 

https://www.google.c...e=lnms&tbm=isch

 

 

I hope you're not serious about white on blue - really not a fan of that look (and the >:D means you are saying that tongue in cheek?) 

 

Black rims can certainly make a car look a little more aggressive, which can suit some cars.

I prefer the look of my car with the black rims, but they are wider rims, and have the track tyres fitted (street legal but suicide in the wet) so normally it has the silver rims.

 

 

Deadly serious.

and no, the big smile with angry eyebrows usually means determination or such.

Tongue poke = sarcasm\silly.

 

Problem with Black on Blue is that modern things like WRX's and Lancers come like that.

You go to the effort to modify your car, and honestly, while it does look heaps better than the chrome that car started with, people who don't know that model of wheel won't even know you went to the effort of improving the look!

 

Everyone has different tastes, but I mean, why modify aesthetics if its not obvious you did; at least IMO.

 

White on blue just 'pops' really hard, without being gaudy.

I own a car that I did 'blue and black' on, its a GC8, and while it looks good, it doesn't stand out at all. Its "just another car".

 

Another good color that sets off blue is Electric Orange.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

- CVT's are proven to be a bad idea, yet most are CVT (and reports of shudder are EVERYWHERE).


what is 'shudder', and why does it happen?
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:12 PM

 

- CVT's are proven to be a bad idea, yet most are CVT (and reports of shudder are EVERYWHERE).


what is 'shudder', and why does it happen?

 

 

Depends on the model and the type of CVT.

 

There is one successful type out there, it was a chain and sprocket type gearbox with a mountain-bicycle type setup. Catch is, this uses a chain, and chains can only be so strong and still be a reasonable size. It was 'clunky' when chaning gears, but still had many more than a traditional auto could ever fit.

I believe it was in a small Kei Car in Japan; small Mitsubishi ute maybe? I'd have to go google again.

 

 

Most these days use a belt and cone type setup. allowing a belt to slide up and down ridges on two opposite facing cones.

The two main causes of CVT shudder share a similar component, and the third is electrical.

 

First, the belt can stretch. pretty common once the car gets older. This causes it to slip or hesitate on one 'cone' and not the other. This slip-grip type behavior is one cause.

Second, is when the fluid is wrong, worn, or just 'poor' from design. This sounds unlikely but with our climate is SUPER common. Honda Jazz' for example offered free CVT gearbox replacements if under 150'000kms and experiencing shudder. This was because they decided there was no need for a special CVT fluid for Australian climates.

I love Honda, but sorry guys, you were dead wrong.

 

3rd is electrical. And it's not always the gearboxes fault, but is made evident by the type of gearbox it is.

If the gearbox stops reporting load, or a sensor starts saying "5% throttle, she'll be right" when really its 95%, then unlike a regular Automatic, it wont allow the bands to move.

You can imagine how two cones with a belt between them, so basically unlimited combinations of 'front cog' to 'rear sprocket' ratios; with absolutely no idea of real engine load, might become an absolute pig to drive.

 

Honda went back to traditional Autos.

Mitsubishi the same.

Toyota didnt even try bringing their CVT models to Australia.

 

I'm sure I could keep listing if I bothered to research a bit more; but its just one of thsoe things where you hear enough horror stories, and there is a better replacement anyway, you justy dont 'risk' the inferior tech.


Edited by Master_Scythe, 20 March 2017 - 06:13 PM.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:21 PM


how is it experienced? in the case of the stretched belt, is it like a sluggishness that is felt constantly, or briefly whenever there is rapid acceleration, or what?
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:47 PM

how is it experienced? in the case of the stretched belt, is it like a sluggishness that is felt constantly, or briefly whenever there is rapid acceleration, or what?

 

Shudder is the best description.

Usually in instances of high torque. So taking off from lights or low speed up hills.

Most commonly, it feels like a really minor "Lugging" of the engine; that jolty feeling you get when an inexpereinced manual driver doesn't quite give enough gas, but also doesn't stall it.

 

If its particularly worn I'd imagine you could feel it like a constant sluggishness. It'd be turning engine power into heat.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

 


 


 


 


Honda went back to traditional Autos.

Mitsubishi the same.

Toyota didnt even try bringing their CVT models to Australia.

 

 

 

Only CVT's I have had experience with are on the two Polaris Quad bikes I have owned. They work slightly differently (using centrifugal force to change pulley size) but the same principal and they never seem to be quite right. Always some bleeding niggle with the damn things and god are they expensive to repair.

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

CVT is mostly unheard of outside small vehicles, and for good reason.

 

The idea behind it of course is great but I've got doubts there'll ever be a decent implementation.

Given that autos with mad amounts of ratios are becoming common, there seems not much reason to pursue improvements.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:32 PM

The idea behind it of course is great but I've got doubts there'll ever be a decent implementation.


Since the idea behind CVT is to keep the engine at max torque regardless of output shaft velocity (ie: vehicle speed), yes that's brilliant. Which makes me wonder what in hell MS was on about back there.

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