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Infiniti I30, Sedan
#1801 of 1851 Odometer Tampering!
Feb 12, 2007 (7:45 am)
Recently I was in the market for a new car, I wanted to get a G35 but I didn't like the ride, and how much engine noise you can hear in the cabin, so I ended up buying a 2002 Infiniti I35 with 20,500 miles. Now the problem I am having is that it already needs new struts, ends links, and new tires. My question is could this be one of those cars that the odometer was tampered with. I know that cars are man made and things fail, but for the tires and struts to at 20,000 miles? If anyone out there can help me out, It will be greatly appreciated!
Mar 19, 2007 (2:58 pm)
I have a '98 I30 with 275k on it. Body is still perfectand interior has one small tear/worn spot in leather. I use this great car daily for work, sales job and it is the most comfortable and durable car I have ever owned...
Thinking about a new Infiniti soon....don't need a race car but wondering about experiences with the newer models....
#1803 of 1851 Re: 98 I30 [madisoni30]
Mar 20, 2007 (6:56 am)
I purchased a used Infiniti I35 last year with about 20,000 miles, and I love it... there were only a few problems with it but I got those taken care of and its running great. If you are looking for a new car The G35 is a nice car but it doesn't have a lot of room for a big person (like myself) and you can hear alot of engine noise inside the cabin! It is a great car to drive if you can deal with those two things... What kind of car are you looking for exactly?
#1804 of 1851 Maintenance for i30t at 100,000 miles
Jun 01, 2007 (6:45 am)
Bought car with 47,000 three years ago and car has been exceptional. I travel a lot and car tuned at 70,000 doing just the norm for tuneup. Brakes also done front and rear. It is burning a lot more gas at the moment and despite using high test BP gas, the engine is pinging when speed is accelerated. Plan on using platinum plugs this go around and changing to synthetic Mobil I oil,flush the transmission oil and change that out, rotate tires and get front end alignment. If any other suggestions to get done or check on please respond. What about belts being replaced at this time? No sign or symptons that i see or hear that would cause me to look elsewhere for anything. If anybody has concerns with my schedule of things to get done,please write. Thanks for any advice.
#1805 of 1851 Re: Maintenance for i30t at 100,000 miles [nick43]
Jun 01, 2007 (7:46 am)
Let me if after you do the platinum plugs/ changing to synthetic Mobil I oil/ flush of the transmission oil if the pinging stops, I don't use cheap gas but the pinging is always there.
If you check out this site, you can get a maintenance schedule, just pick which year you have and it will give you a complete list of what should be replaced/inspected!
#1806 of 1851 Re: Maintenance for i30t at 100,000 miles [nick43]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 27, 2007 (8:26 am)
Pinging can sometimes be caused by carbonization of the combustion chambers and higher gas consumption by clogging injectors...you might consider adding a potent injector cleaner and then giving the car some good hard runs on the freeway, and repeating this for a few tankfuls. This might help both those issues, if they exist.
#1807 of 1851 2000 I30 Transmission Buzz
Jul 16, 2007 (10:52 am)
A CONSTANT buzz is coming from under the hood while the car is NOT running and the key is OUT. I have disconnected the battery twice - the buzz stops but returns in a couple of days of driving. My local garage says its coming from the Trans. I am at 120k miles now and I have put about 60k on since I have the car. The fluid has been changed since I have it. Looking for suggestions...Thx Gus
Nov 10, 2007 (12:08 pm)
Can anyone tell me what the '99 I30 Limited has that a regular I30 doesn't? Thanks. I have not been able to find this info anywhere!
#1809 of 1851 Re: 1999 I30 Limited [tturedraider]
Nov 17, 2007 (10:26 pm)
Far as I know, the Limited trim level added the CD changer, leather, and the sunroof - though you could get all of these on any other I30 by checking the right option boxes. They dropped it in 2000 and sold only Luxury and Touring (I30t) models.
#1810 of 1851 Re: tcoughlin2-trunk opening [psriniv]
Dec 29, 2007 (12:07 am)
My wife's 2000 I30 also has had the trunk popping open while she drives it. We used the latch in the trunk that disables the driver's door switch from opening the door but that's only a workaround. Has anyone found the solution?
I avoid going to a dealer like the plague. If I have to go in, I want to know in advance exactly what must be done.
There is a TSB 614043 for this problem on the '99 I30 but I couldn't find any details on what the solution is. I could only find that the problem exists and what the number is. Does the TSB describe what the fix it, and if so, does anyone know how I can get that information short of going to my dealer?