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I have a 2004 Murano that I purchased used last year. It has

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I have a 2004 Murano that I purchased used last year. It has been continuously using oil to the degree that I put at least 3 quarts of oil per month. Now my engine has stopped running. I had the car towed and the repair shop says I will need to pay $3500 to have timing chain relpaced due to low oil.
JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.
Customer: Did you get my post?
JA: How many miles on the car? How responsive has your car been lately?
Customer: 160,000 and the car quit running after start yesterday. Had to have it towed.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I am not. I have no time to do that.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Nothing other than a continual oil consumption issue which has resulted in the need to repace timing chain so my mechanic says
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

HI there,

I am sorry to hear you are having this issue with your car. Usually these are very well built, however I have seen some issues with oil consumption.

I think I would discuss replacing the engine with a used one. Repairing the timing chains is not going to resolve the oil usage issue for you, so it's a lot of money to put into the engine you have in the car to walk away with a running engine that uses the oil.

Most of the time you can do better with a used replacement engine for that amount of money.

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Thank you so much!

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

I hadn't heard back from you so I thought I would touch base and see if there is anything else I can do to assist you with this?