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Infiniti G35, Sedan
#447 of 486 Re: oil change [bronsonb]
Oct 02, 2007 (12:56 pm)
It is a great deal with no catches. The dealer gets the car in and out usually within the hour (I wait for it) and they do not pressure me for other work, although they do mention it when I pass a mileage point like $30,000.
I have had some extra work done, but only what is in the manual, not the "we will check your doorknobs for adjustment special".
They change the oil and filter, and do a hand wash of the car that is probably worth $10 by itself.
I have had the car for a little over two years now and nothing has gone wrong with it. If you are in a winter state, be careful about winter tires. The summer specials that come with he car turn it into a hockey puck when there is snow and ice on the ground. (See discussions in the tire forum).
#448 of 486 Re: oil change [raizelgs]
Oct 10, 2007 (11:55 am)
OIL Change --Infiniti dealer in boston charged me 60 bux for the first oil change is that normal?? G35x 2007
#449 of 486 Re: oil change [sweendogy]
Oct 10, 2007 (1:50 pm)
My first oil change came to $45 Inskip in Warwick, RI.
$60- seems a little high in comparison.
I thought $45- was high... but a guy who drops $40k on a car can't complain about the $45- oil change, I guess.
I plan on doing most of them myself... but I had to go in for the moonroof TSB anyway, so I figured..what the heck.
With the new keyfobs out now, I may end up there again for oil change #2.
#450 of 486 Re: oil change [sweendogy]
Oct 10, 2007 (3:07 pm)
$35 in Kansas City.
#451 of 486 Re: oil change [zekeman1]
Oct 11, 2007 (5:11 am)
Maybe I should drive from MA to Kansas City for my next oil change...saving me $10
I could get one Starbucks Latte each way, and it'd be almost like they were free!
#452 of 486 Re: oil change [scottm123]
Oct 11, 2007 (9:26 pm)
First oil change in Jacksonville, FL was 42. The 7500 mile checkup was 110. Ouch, not even sure they really did anything special.
#453 of 486 Re: oil change [miamishaps]
Oct 12, 2007 (5:23 am)
The 7,500 mile checkup should have included an oil change as well as a tire rotation.
Other things include an inspection of brakes, driveshafts & boots, propeller shaft, pilot bearing & universal joints, exhaust, steering & suspension.
These inspections are just fluff and basically, are a complete ripoff.
I'd bet my right --- that your propeller shaft was never inspected. LOL
If your oil change is normally $42, that made your tire rotation $68-.
Ouch is right!
#454 of 486 Re: oil change [scottm123]
Oct 13, 2007 (3:00 pm)
I Knew that 60bux for an oilchange was high== HerbChambers of boston I will need to have a chat with the service manager next time I go in.. For all smartkey holders they have the new keys at your dealer so next time you go in bring both keys and they will replace them.
Oct 14, 2007 (9:19 am)
My dealer told me that infiniti's engine doesn't require any break-in - its all done in the factory.. is that true?? but anyway I am following the suggestions on how to drive during the first 1200 miles or so..
I have about 600 miles on my G35x auto but haven't driven in the M mode. Should one be driving in the M mode now and then during the first so many miles??
#456 of 486 Re: Engine break-in.. [maverick_g35]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:16 am)
Your dealer is a complete moron.
You should go back there and tell them to read the manual.
See below for the manual info.
As for M mode, feel free to use it.
When the car is new, it has a mind of it's own.
Keeping it below 4,000 RPMs and avoiding quick starts is very tough.
M mode gives you much more control of your RPM limitations.
Just be sure to avoid the constant temptation to floor it.
During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km),
follow these recommendations to obtain
maximum engine performance and ensure
the future reliability and economy of your
Failure to follow these recommendations
may result in shortened engine life and reduced
O Avoid driving for long periods at constant
speed, either fast or slow. Do
not run the engine over 4,000 rpm.
O Do not accelerate at full throttle in any
O Avoid quick starts.
O Avoid hard braking as much as possible.