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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#4048 of 8984 RE: Timing Belt or Timing Chaing on 02 Maxima?
Jan 18, 2002 (2:16 pm)
It has a timing chain...I made sure before I bought my 2000 SE.
I haven't posted in some time..here are some things about my Max
-Just had one of the spark coils replaced under warranty. I was driving up the Garden State Parkway and when I got off the engine started to stumble...I swore it was the tranny. But they found a dead coil...no charge...
-Still have knock/pinging issues. I hoped that the bad coil was the culprit and the knocking would go away...I have tried every grade of gas from different companies. I think it is just a flaw in my engine...oh well...
-Window etching- My dealer (Acme Nissan in NJ) wanted me to buy the etching for $200 or something...told the sales manager to shove it (Fred Nass is a honest salesman, the sales manager was a snake though). My insurance co. doesn't discount for that...and even though I didn't pay for it, they do all of their cars, so mine has the etching anyway as a deterrent! Thanks guys!
-I love my Maxima. For the money I spent ($22,000) I have an awesome car that no Camary or Passat can match. The interior and exterior still look great after 2 years/45K miles and I haven't kept up on the washing/waxing. This car is so much different than my 1998 Grand Prix...that car started to fall apart after 4K miles...
-But will trade it any day for the 350Z
#4049 of 8984 nowakj66 .....Chains, Belts
Jan 18, 2002 (2:29 pm)
Maximas use chains. All current Nissan engines
use chains. Head design doesn't matter too much.
If your engine is running at anything higher than an idle, and the chain or belt breaks, the valves and / or pistons will probably be damaged. The amount of damage is proportional to how fast the engine is turning.
Two good things about chains:
1) They usually last longer than belts.
2) Chains usually give plenty of warning when
they get ready to head south. A bad chain
will usually rattle for about 5 secs. on
a cold start-up.
#4050 of 8984 eblum....I'm with you !!
Jan 18, 2002 (2:38 pm)
Bring on that 350Z. I love when they advertise
280 PLUS horsepower. Do they mean 300 hp. ??
YEAH BABY !!!!!! WOOO-HOOOOOOOOO !
#4051 of 8984 timing chain and valve - piston interference
Jan 18, 2002 (5:26 pm)
Thanks for the info. So even the Altima 4 cylinder has a chain?
As for the interference design of some motors - I thought some had it and others do not. For example I thought most Hondas have the design while Toyotas do not.
Generally higher performance, higher compression motors have the interference design.
But hey - I am open to being educated.
#4052 of 8984 Pinging Beware of bad gas ...eblum
Jan 19, 2002 (4:41 am)
I had the same problem with pinging in my Y2K gle. It was something that popped up all of the sudden so I was baffled. Turned out my favorite Amoco gas station was closed down because they were adding water to their tanks to stretch the gas!! I was pissed needless to say and it took about 5 tank fills of gas to get my car back to normal. I did some investigating and found out this was common practice in other stations in my area, another of which was fined and closed down.
So if anyone is experiencing pinging on high octane in their Max beware, your gas station could be cheating you and killing you pride and joy.
Jan 19, 2002 (9:32 am)
Not sure about the HP yet...I think they are sticking with 280hp...but we will find out when it is released. You can pre-order one starting now. Check out www.nissandriven.com
They had the ability to create your own Z and add options...there are 4 models from the base to a racing version with Bembro brakes. Starting price...$26,200!!!
Nissan is really taking performance seriously...let's see how NISMO adds to that...
#4054 of 8984 nowakj66......Chains/Altimas
Jan 19, 2002 (2:11 pm)
Yes, all 4-cyl (KA24 series) Altimas have Chains, and any P'up's with this engine. The Nissan VQ 30
and VQ 35 engines have chains. The earlier VG 30
V6 had a belt.
#4055 of 8984 Center Console Vent Removal
Jan 20, 2002 (4:29 pm)
Hi. I'm installing a CD changer in my wife's '01 Maxima and can't get the center console vent removed (i.e. the vent pair immediately above the radio/A/C controls). If anyone has done this, or has a service manual for the 2000-2002 Maximas, I'd greatly appreciate any info you can provide as to how to release the vent from the dash.
#4056 of 8984 maxima bose system
Jan 20, 2002 (7:05 pm)
Does anyone know the difference between the bose system and the regular stock sysytem in a 2001 max. If you do e-mail me at stevefeb19aol.com
Jan 21, 2002 (8:54 am)
Before you go buying the Outback, take a look at Consumer Reports concerning reliability. *IF* you believe CR, the Maxima's reliability is much better than the Outback, which I think CR lumps together with all Legacy-derived models. The Legacy models are just slightly better than average. Obviously other factors influence your decision on buying a car: I bought a Subaru Forester over Maxima, Camry, or CR-V, which all have a better reliability rating than the Forester. Forester's CR reliability is in between the Max and the Legacy/Outbacks, FWIW.
I don't know how long the H6 engine has been sold worldwide, but if my memory serves me correctly, it has only been since 2001 model years. Consider that too.