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Old 04-06-2019, 02:39 PM
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I purchased a 2003 Nissan 350z Performance model as a new car.
Major repairs over the last 16 years:

Date: 06/14/2006
Mileage: 21,728
Problem: Unable to fill fuel tank completely.
Repair: Replace Fuel Vapor Hose
Cost: Warranty Repair


Date: 03/08/07
Mileage: 25,222
Problem: Rear Hatch won’t stay open.
Repair: Replace rear hatch struts
Cost: $43.29

Date: 07/09/2007
Mileage: 30,862
Problem: Synchromesh failing, 5th gear
Repair: Replace Transmission (CD009)
Cost: Warranty

Date: 04/14/2012
Mileage: 74,065
Problem: Car is difficult to start
Repair: Replace camshaft position sensor in bank 2
Cost: $491.58

Date: 09/17/2012
Mileage: 78,876
Problem: Driver window malfunction
Repair: Replace window motor
Cost: $560.17

Date: 05/04/2015
Mileage: 102,803
Problem: Rear hatch won’t stay closed
Repair: Replace rear hatch actuator
Cost: $222.99

Date: 12/02/2015
Mileage: 106,834
Problem: Random misfiring
Repair: Replace Ignition Coil and spark plugs
Cost: $487.52

Date: 01/21/2019
Mileage: 130,419
Problem: Oil leakingRepair: Replace right/left valve covers and gaskets. Replace intake Manifold gasket.
Cost: $1,122.80

Date: 01/21/2019
Mileage: 130,419
Problem(s): Front and rear cross members rusted through, bent driveshaft, transmission noise, synchromesh failure, clutch worn and slipping
Repair: Replace front and rear cross members with used part, install new driveshaft, install used transmission, install new clutch assembly and clutch slave cylinder.
Cost: $4,114.95

Date: 01/21/2019
Mileage: 130,419
Problem(s): Front suspension loose and noisy
Repair: Replace both front wheel hub/bearing assemblies, install new ABS Speed Sensor, replace both upper and lower control arms, install vinyl-aftermarket bushing kit.
Cost: $ 2,952.77

Date: 03/29/2019
Mileage: 131,171
Problem: Passenger side front fender liner cracked
Repair: Install new front passenger side fender liner.
Cost: $95.49

Date: 04/04/2019
Mileage: 131,523
Problem: Passenger Xenon headlight is out.
Repair: Install new Xenon Headlight Control and new HID headlight bulb.
Cost: $751.94
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Date: 04/11/2019
Mileage: 131,531
Problem: Car stalls and is difficult to start
Repair: Install new Camshaft Sensor. Bank 2 (the same repair was done about 10 years previously)
Cost: $215.13 (This is a bargain compared to the dealership estimate of $500.00)
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In addition to the major items I list above, I have:
1. Swapped a summer and winter wheel/tire setup yearly (mounting and storage costs $75.00 per year)
2. Changed oil every 3.5K miles and performed other routine maintenance.
3. Replaced brake pads and did maintenance on rotors 3 times in 130K miles
4. Installed leather seat covers (Katzkins). https://my350z.com/forum/exterior-an...nt-orange.html
5. Replaced the floor mats.
6. Installed a rear hatch-area floor mat.
7. Replaced the radio antenna with a “shorty” that cost $14.00.
8. Upgraded my suspension with Bilstein shocks and Tein springs. https://my350z.com/forum/brakes-and-...coil-over.html

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Man, I wish I had your passion for accurate records!
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Date: 01/21/2019
Mileage: 130,419
Problem(s): Front and rear cross members rusted through, bent driveshaft, transmission noise, synchromesh failure, clutch worn and slipping
Repair: Replace front and rear cross members with used part, install new driveshaft, install used transmission, install new clutch assembly and clutch slave cylinder.
Cost: $4,114.95

Date: 01/21/2019
Mileage: 130,419
Problem(s): Front suspension loose and noisy
Repair: Replace both front wheel hub/bearing assemblies, install new ABS Speed Sensor, replace both upper and lower control arms, install vinyl-aftermarket bushing kit.
Cost: $ 2,952.77

That was an expensive day...
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It was expensive... more than the car is worth.
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Originally Posted by jhc View Post
Man, I wish I had your passion for accurate records!
This just made my day lol. Ditto.

On a serious note...i have a 2003 Z and have had pretty much similar repairs. Rear hatch, window motor and clutch etc (pricy AF!).
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I have two file folders full of papers. I'm scared to go through them.
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Dang - She's like a crazy girlfriend who is great in bed, but expensive to keep !

(I've had 5 transmissions from 2004-2014 . . . .CD009 did the trick)
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EDIT to the original post. I wasted some $$'s. The Headlight Control Module probably failed because the shop did not replace the passenger side fender liner. The missing passenger side fender liner allowed moisture to enter the passenger side headlight through its vent.
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