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Infiniti I35, Infiniti I30, Sedan
#20 of 39 Extra kick for the 04 I35?
Oct 20, 2005 (7:26 pm)
So I appreciate the I35 most for its power, and luxury(and price) rolled into one. However, I am a lead foot driver, and love that extra kick. I already added a K&N air filter, but Im wondering if anyone knows any simple ways to improve the performance on this particular model, without messing up the warranty(if possible). It seems there is very little after-market products offered for this car. I looked at some cold air intakes, but the only one I could find was from Canade, being offered on ebay. Anyone added any simple things(that can be US bought) they can share to give this car some added kick?
#21 of 39 Re: Cabin Air Filter [yankeebelle]
Nov 23, 2005 (12:16 pm)
I just pulled the cover off and there is no filter there to change. Any idea of why that would be?
#22 of 39 No 4 wheel alignment needed
Mar 26, 2006 (1:25 pm)
I just used a non-dealer tire shop and found out something interesting. The I35 only needs a 2 wheel alignment. My dealer has been charging me for a 4 wheel alignment but they cannot adjust the rear, there are no adjustments. My husband did some digging and found out that parent company Nissan tells the dealers to "do" the 4 wheel as a way of checking that the car is still square, in other words they are charging you double to see if your car has been in an accident. We are furious. We've paid for work they aren't doing because no one told us it can't be adjusted in the rear and it isn't in the manual. So next time you need an alignment, save some money and get what you are paying for, a 2 wheel alignment.
#23 of 39 Re: Premium Fuel [robikjan]
Apr 18, 2006 (7:12 pm)
I bought my 1999 i30 new. I have always used regular. I was told the only time you should you should use a higher grade is if your engine is knocking. Despite what the dealer says, the hi tech electronics in cars today ( computer chips ) control all air and fuel flow as well as ignition timing. These cars today are so darn efficient compared to the old carburetor and points/ignition systems the computer makes adjustments for optimum performance. The only time you should use a higher grade is if your engine is knocking.
#24 of 39 60,000 mile maintenance service
Jun 16, 2006 (7:08 pm)
What should I expect to pay for 60K mi maintenance service on my 2002 I-35 Infiniti? What are opinions whether to take to dealer or to local shop. Dealer wants around $1,000 and local shop in area of $500. I think they are both rips. Half of the service is checking this and that. At 60K I still have original brakes. For peace of mind should I think about replacing serpentine belts at this time? Was told there are some minor cracks.
Any opinions welcomed!
#25 of 39 Re: 60,000 mile maintenance service [jaydh]
Jun 22, 2006 (8:10 pm)
Welcome to the world of entry level luxury parts and service charges! IMO the time expended to perform all the services listed in the service booklet for the 60,000 mi. maintenance (except for the transmission fluid and antifreeze changes) should not exceed two and one half hours plus parts and lubricants.The tranny and rad can be done anywhere, but I would use the Nissan fluids, and,in fact, that is what I do myself. I am fortunate in that I can do most of the labour myself, but even if you can't you'll save money (use Nissan lubricants and keep your receipts if you still have warranty).Having said this I can assure you that the local dealer here would have no trouble reaching the 1K mark for this service if one were inclined to go there. Anyway, GOOD LUCK, and where are all the rest of you faithfull Infiniti owners!
#26 of 39 2001 I30 Brakes
Jul 30, 2006 (8:42 am)
trying to help my dad,has I30 with 32000 miles,needs new brake pad front and rear,according to the mechanic the wagner pad numbers dont work for the I30..something wrong with the application? has anyone purchased aftermarket brakes,please provide type and #,or is this a dealer part only??
#27 of 39 Brake pad replacement on I35
Sep 05, 2006 (12:23 pm)
Anyone here do work on their own I35 and is replacing the rear brake pads similar to the front. What ref brand and part number you used. Thanks
#28 of 39 Re: 60,000 mile maintenance service [jaydh]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 13, 2006 (10:44 am)
I'd say if you were out of warranty to go with a trusted independent shop---but go over the whole list beforehand and set your priorities.
I say "out of warranty" because if you are still in warranty and say the indie shop puts in the wrong fluid into this or that, that could burn you on a claim. If the dealer can find evidence (wrong color fluid, stripped bolt, signs of sloppy work), he (or the extended warranty company) could use that to deny a claim.
So if you ARE in warranty, you'd have to really trust your indie shop and make sure every "t" is crossed and every "i" dotted.
#29 of 39 Oil Grade for 2003 Infiniti I35
Aug 09, 2008 (1:05 pm)
What is the best grade to use for vehicle with more than 190,000 miles?