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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#1097 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [shmang]
Jun 19, 2009 (9:42 am)
On my 2004 FX35 AWD, both belts were replaced at around 52.5K miles due to some minor crackings and trans fluid was flushed on the 60K maintenance. I have about 70K miles on my 2004 FX35 and it is mechanically flawless. I replaced the rear brake pads at around 45K and replaced the front disc/pad at 60K including the battery. Other than those mentioned, I haven't had any other problem. I love this SUV and in fact, I just purchased another Infiniti, a 2008 M35. Last but not least, I replaced the Goodyear RSA with a Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza at 35K miles and it's been great.
#1098 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [nolic]
Jul 01, 2009 (10:50 am)
It is nice to know that you like your FX and welcome to the M family!
I have the belt on my M45 replace around 45K miles - there are a lot of cracks - don't know what caused it. I will wait until 60K to do the tranny flush (at 49k now, so maybe another year since I drive 2 cars alternatively). It is kinda expensive - mainly due to the cost of transmission fluid and the capacity - 10.87 qts. It might be the most expensive maintenance item (not repair) on an M.
Replace the RSA is the best improvement you can do to a M35/45. The rear brake pads on my M45 was replaced around 38K and have not replaced the front yet... I need to check and see how long they can last.
#1099 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [shmang]
Jul 01, 2009 (5:13 pm)
Hi , What is the RSA on a m35 ?
#1100 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [mako5]
Jul 01, 2009 (5:50 pm)
It is the stock tire - Goodyear RSA, which need to be tossed after 10K miles. Don't know why Infiniti insist using that tire.
#1101 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [shmang]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:31 am)
What tire would recommend for a m35 ?
#1102 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [mako5]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:41 am)
I tried Goodyear Eagle 1's but had a bad experience with them. It is very important to keep the wheels in alignment, and to get an alignment when you purchase new tires. Because the M35x is all-wheel-drive, it is hard on tires. I had them rotated regularly but they still wore poorly. They became extremely noisy. I had to replace them at 18,000 miles. Fortunately the good people at Goodyear replaced them for free. Now I am trying the Goodyear Response Edge. Only had them for two days but they are quiet and handle quite well on dry pavement. A good place to review tires is www.tirerack.com.
#1103 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [mako5]
Jul 02, 2009 (9:48 am)
We replaced the original Bridgestone tires at 25,000 miles with:
245/45R-18 9V RRBL Michelin Primacy MXV4 RBL. 60,000 mileage tire. And, what a difference they made. Steering and tracking is much improved. Further, we are just drivers not performance nuts.
I'm sure there are other tires that work just as well, but the Michelin's work for us.
Wishing you well.
#1104 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [osbornkg]
Jul 02, 2009 (10:26 am)
You mean replace the stock Goodyear tires (instead of Bridgestone), right.
The micheline Primacy is fine just to drive around - as you stated. But, for a performance luxury sedan with 275hp (M35), performance should be take into consideration. With that in mind, I would recommend Bridgestone Potenza RE960 (Not the pole position, just the regular RE960).
#1105 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [mako5]
Jul 02, 2009 (1:36 pm)
We just purchased the Avon 550 M+S tires ,I have used them on our G35 and now our M35, its a good tire and last about 10,000 miles more than Michelin or Good years and About a third cheaper . Go to Tirerack.com and buy them and read the reviews.
#1106 of 1362 Re: Driving belt & Tranny [tisley]
Jul 02, 2009 (1:53 pm)
Are you sure it is Avon - Just went to tirerack.com and searched under Avon brand and it is not offer anything for M35 (sport or non-sport). Did you get it with different tread width or different size?