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#2836 of 2937 Maintainence question for 2005 G35 sedan - Help neded
Dec 03, 2009 (1:24 pm)
I own an Infiniti G35 sedan 2005 with 41K miles.
I went to Infiniti dealership for regular oil change he recommended a full service I was postponing 30K service for a while but this time I said OK.
In that service he recommended
Coolant system flush Estimated cost - $139.00
Transmission fluid change - $ 199.00
( he told fluid is dark in color and bad condition)
Engine belt change - $ 189.00
( he said he saw acrack on belt )
Is engine belt mean the timing belt?
Can I do all these at other shops like Friestone etc for less cost?
What is the usual price for these at other shops for G35 sedan?
Other than dealership which place do you guys recommend?
I'm living in Deerfield -north suburbs of Chicago . My warranty is expired.I dont know much about cars.
Thank you for your time.
#2837 of 2937 Front wheel/suspension rattle
Dec 04, 2009 (7:49 am)
2004 G35X 65,000 miles. I have a bad rattle in left front wheel area when driving on washboard streets or gravel roads. When I lightly depress brake pedal while moving rattle will stop. I'm a car guy, do most of my work myself. Installed new rotors - pads. Old ones didn't look bad at all. Installed new sway bar link. None of this made a difference. A mechanic put the car up on a lift, didn't see anything. Does anyone have a clue to this problem? Thanks.
#2838 of 2937 Re: Maintainence question for 2005 G35 sedan - Help neded [adarshp]
Dec 04, 2009 (8:43 am)
I have a 2004 G35 Coupe with 38K miles. I will soon be driving it to the grave while my wife gets the new(er) vehicle. I am retiring a 1998 Olds Aurora with 112,000 miles, not because its dependability is coming into the picture but because my wife's angst that the car will break down on us at an inopportune time with her precious dogs inside.
Choosing whether to have a dealer or a private mechanic do maintenance and repair work is a matter of individual choice and preference.
Whenever lubricant and coolant decisions arise, I always have those done. Lubricants: power steering fluid, brake fluid, motor oil, differential. Coolant: anti freeze and radiator/overflow tank, belts, water pump, hoses, and thermostat.
Personally, I feel that my trusted mechanic of 15 years is a better practical and cost-effective source for anything I need on my G outside of covered warranty work. But that's me. He's the one who stays on top of things (like brakes!) to avoid more costly repairs down the line. He recently suggested, and I had performed, both a coolant system flush/fluid replacement and a transmission flush/fluid replacement......but he has the equipment to do it right. While the mileage did not justify the work the age of the fluids did.
If you look at the manufacturer's scheduled maintenance, there is some preventative items that make sense but also an element of overkill too. Labor rates and parts prices at the dealer are steep.
Most of the expensive but avoidable repairs are avoidable if you simply stay on top of recommended changes and checks. Most of us may have to admit we don't keep up with these as well as we might, and we don't check the levels when we gas up. In four decades I have never had a drivetrain failure or premature breakdown due to coolant or lubrication self-inflicted mistakes. Keeping your engine temperatures where they should be and your lubricants up to snuff is the name of the game.
I think your dealer was referring to the cracked condition of your fan belt. As part of the coolant system, replace it, regardless of whom you trust to do the replacement. It is not worth a few bucks or a few thousand extra miles to risk an expensive faux pas or an untimely breakdown, especially in the winter.
Hope this gives you some usable food for thought.
#2839 of 2937 Drive belt - Maintenance
Jan 25, 2010 (8:52 am)
I have a 2006 G35 Sedan with 38K miles on it. I have been advised to change the drive belts, after the mechanic observed a minor cracks on the belts.
At what mileage do these belts need to be replaced, as in general.
If so, how much would the cost be...
I live in NOVA (Northern Virginia). Can anyone suggest a good mechanic.
#2840 of 2937 headlamps bulbs for '04 G35 Coupe
Jan 25, 2010 (10:30 am)
Mechanic asking $210/ea. + labor for low beam. Does that sound right to you guys?
These are OEM. Claims to have had some issues with aftermarket bulbs.
#2841 of 2937 Re: Drive belt - Maintenance [nkumar]
Jan 25, 2010 (10:32 am)
Don't know the date of manufacture on your car or the first in-service (first titled) date. You car could have been built as early as July 2005. If so, you may have over 4 years on the external drive belts, mileage notwithstanding. You can find the date of manufacture driver's side door jam I believe.
Second, you may have the original battery and hoses. Same consideration.
I'm not from your neck of the woods so I cannot recommend a mechanic.....but your friends, family, and personal/business acquaintances might be able to help you out there. As stated above, I avoid the dealer and use my trusted mechanic because there is a personal relationship there and the dealer costs are always the high priced spread.
While your mileage may be low, the years (age) do take a toll too. Personally, I don't ever want to get stuck on the side of the road with the wife in the car at midnight in the middle of nowhere during a monsoon or a blizzard because I was trying to squeeze a few more months or miles out of some belts or hoses. I'd never hear the end of it, never.
#2842 of 2937 What is the mileage gap between normal maintenance?
Mar 05, 2010 (9:06 pm)
Hi Guys, I have a 2006 infiniti g35 seden which has 43,000 on it. I am the second owner of it, I was not able to get all the information from the first owner. Basically, I changed the oil to synthetic mobile1 1500 miles ago. I know it has an after market brake pad.
I am going to change engine air filter and in cabin micro filter myself, but I just wonder what the mileage intervals are for these type of maintenance, for instance, engine air filter, micro filter, oil change etc... how about those major maintenance? time belt? brake?
Thank you in advanced.
#2843 of 2937 Re: What is the mileage gap between normal maintenance? [carwoods]
Mar 08, 2010 (3:53 am)
Here's the schedule 1 maintenance intervals (severe duty) for a G37.Not your vehicle, but should be close:
Drive belts - inspect at 60 Kmiles, then every 25 Kmi after that
Air cleaner - every 30 Kmi
Fuel filter - maintenance free on the G37
Coolant - 60 Kmi, then every 30 Kmi
Oil & filter - every 3.75 Kmi
Spark plugs - 105 Kmi
In cabin micro filter - every 15 Kmi
Brakes, suspension, vacuum lines, etc - all are just inspect and replace if cracked (vacuum lines) or worn/making noise (brakes)
#2844 of 2937 Re: Great Service -- Pepe Infiniti White Plains [almatti]
Mar 29, 2010 (2:36 pm)
Never used blog before. I live in New Rochelle. I am very skeptical of Pepe.Only have 17,000 miles on my G35X, I was getting front wheel shudder & needed new rear brakes he tried to tell me that was normal., Got rear for free under TSB and replaced the water shield per TSB and cut rotors on front but did not give me new pads on front. Mentioned acceleration problem, reprogrammed ECU without my permission.Not thrilled with lack of zip. Curious about your fix a faulty tranny valve body. Perhaps better than reprogramming.. I also have the noise coming from lower windshield area so I will try with TSB ITB02-028 2003 G35; CREAK OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE BASE OF THE WINDSHIELD APPLIED
Service guy tried to sell me fuel injector cleaning for next service which is absurd as well.
#2845 of 2937 Re: 2007 G-35 Music Box question [2infiniti]
Mar 30, 2010 (11:27 am)
Are you referring to losing sound from your speakers while playing CD's? I have an '04 G35 coupe and both speakers are now not working well while only playing cd's, yet work fine using the radio or a cable from my iPhone. Any thoughts?