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#3131 of 4180 Nissam Maxima 05 servicing
Feb 23, 2006 (5:17 pm)
I am owning 05 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL.
I am not driving it too much as I am a road warrior and will be travelling very often. So miles on my odometer are very less.
1) Nissan suggests servicing every 6 months e.g. 1st at 3750 miles or 6 months, 2nd at 7500 or 12 months. At 6 months I had only 2000 miles at 12 months I have only 6000 miles. Can you please suggest shall I still go ahead and service my vehicle at 12th month or I should wait for 7500 miles as service center may be doing tire rotation?
2)What is the normal oil changing time you guys do or suggest for new Maxima?
3) Is anyone using high quality oil which will go upto 10,000 miles or so?
thanks in advance,
#3132 of 4180 Re: More starting problems (97 Maxima SE) - SOLVED!!!! [zheka]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 23, 2006 (9:10 pm)
Actually there must be more to the story, as what you were told makes no sense. The transmission housing can't fuse to the body of the car, as the resulting vibration and noise would have been horrendous. Also gas engines can't run backwards (but they can backfire and kick a little).
It's an interesting problem and it would be great to learn what really happened here. Maybe some info got lost in translation?
Feb 24, 2006 (10:56 am)
i seem to have 12 volts to everything but still no spark the security light is on and i have nothing to it off --i just bought the car and would like to disable the alarm all to gether -- hope someone has a idea what to do
Feb 25, 2006 (1:55 pm)
does anyone know where i can get a 2000 maxi rim?? I blew out my tire and my rim may be bent... and the dealer quoted $445 - $575 and I would definitely like something cheaper!! PLease help!!!
Feb 25, 2006 (4:23 pm)
try eBay or maxima.org classifieds section
#3136 of 4180 Re: rims [kzak]
Feb 27, 2006 (7:36 am)
does anyone know where i can get a 2000 maxi rim??
I replaced a wheel on a 2003 for $225 including shipping (was getting the same dealer prices) by going with a reconditioned wheel bought over the net. Alloy wheels cannot be straightened, so reconditioned essentially means that they cleaned up any scratches in the powder coating but otherwise good structurally.
Search for "reconditioned maxima wheel" and you should find a few hits.
#3137 of 4180 Re: Nissam Maxima 05 servicing [maxima05]
Feb 27, 2006 (4:56 pm)
No reply to my questions?
Can anyone please answer few or all of the questions?
#3138 of 4180 Re: Nissam Maxima 05 servicing [maxima05]
Feb 27, 2006 (9:59 pm)
The reason nobody wants to answer this, is because it's been beaten to death in this and other forums all over the net. But since I've never answered this particular question online, I'll offer my version.
1. Use the earliest criteria that meets the requirement - in your case it's the mileage, so I would suggest changing your oil at 12 months.
2. Until you're out of warranty, use the interval recommended in your owners manual, which is 3750 miles / 6 months. After that, it depends who you listen to. It certainly does not hurt to change it more often, other than the usual drawbacks of wasting time/money/polluting the environment, if you are so inclined.
I owned a '97 Max, for the first 100k I did oil changes every 5000 miles, which for me equaled 2.5 months. After 100k I switched to synthetic oil, and changed it every 12k miles or 6 months. When I sold the car with 199k miles on the odometer, it had no engine (or other) problems and used just a half of quart of oil between oil changes. Your mileage may vary (pun intended).
3. Synthetic oil manufacturers recommend extended periods, but stick with your manufacturer's schedule while you are covered by the warranty - you may need to prove that you've done maintenance, if something fails. Consider that some cars, like BMWs, have a way of measuring oil life (probably calculated from how you drive your car, outdoor temps, etc.), and often let you go up to and over 15K miles between changes (no personal experience here, but search the BMW boards). Also, it may be worth it to pay $20 for oil analysis once in a while.
#3139 of 4180 05 Nissan maxima brake issues
Feb 28, 2006 (5:12 pm)
I just purchased a new 05 Maxima this week and I noticed my breaks pulsate. Does anyone know if this is normal.
#3140 of 4180 '96 maxima stalling
Feb 28, 2006 (9:27 pm)
Car stalls at stop signs & slow speeds when warmed up.
I've had the Idle Control sensor replaced & throttle body cleaned. I've been to 4 mechanics in 3 months. The check engine light does not come on. The car only has 86,000 miles and otherwise is in excellent condition.