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Old 03-07-2006, 05:50 PM
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Hi all, I'm new to the site.
Does anyone know where to go good parts at low prices?
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:16 PM
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well they did not finish it in one day
i had even scheduled it last week
i am going to do a drop in inspection tommorow
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:13 AM
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well its up in the air with the the a$$ torn out they just started it this morning and hoping to get it done today.
when i was watching from a distance the guy had to keep flipping through the recall notice to follow the dissasembly instructions. i hope he can read well as well as turn a wrench
i want to go drive it tommorow- its going to be 58+degrees outside. spring may be here
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:41 PM
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I hope my dealer can finish in one day. I have scheduled my repair for this Friday, 3/10/06.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:32 PM
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I got my car done today. Initially it didn't rev up the way it used to. Maybe because fuel lines were empty or something. Now it revs up just fine. I think the dealer at Mossy Nissan Poway in San Diego did a good job.

I will keep you guys posted if some complication develops.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:35 PM
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for anybody who didn't know/was interested, there have been *0* reported incidents and this is only based off of *1* computer simulation.

it's pretty stupid, imho, to have an incompetent dealer basically tear apart 1/4 of your car to fix something that may, or may not, be a problem 20yrs from now, given the amount and type of work needed to be done
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Originally Posted by 99atlantic
for anybody who didn't know/was interested, there have been *0* reported incidents and this is only based off of *1* computer simulation.

it's pretty stupid, imho, to have an incompetent dealer basically tear apart 1/4 of your car to fix something that may, or may not, be a problem 20yrs from now, given the amount and type of work needed to be done
Is this from fact or just a guess? Did you read the PDFs at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...fsDocId=05V555 ?

Did you notice it said that in May 2005, they received reports (not A REPORT) of the MIL light coming on due to cracks in the fuel filler house and then they did an investigation from May to November 2005 to determine the scope and safety iimpact. They then determined on Nov 21, 2005 that a recall should be conducted.

They mentioned the problem was due to "an inappropriate production quality control process."

If the hose fails on you, you could have a fire or an explosion. Even if you just have the MIL light symptom, they're going to have to get in there.

That said, I still worry about finding a good dealer given how big the job is and how many opportunities there are for error.
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Originally Posted by 99atlantic
for anybody who didn't know/was interested, there have been *0* reported incidents and this is only based off of *1* computer simulation.

it's pretty stupid, imho, to have an incompetent dealer basically tear apart 1/4 of your car to fix something that may, or may not, be a problem 20yrs from now, given the amount and type of work needed to be done
better safe than sorry, but i'm more conserned about the dealer fixing my fuel filling 16-gallon tank only issues...
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Old 03-09-2006, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by cwerdna
Is this from fact or just a guess? Did you read the PDFs at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr...fsDocId=05V555 ?

Did you notice it said that in May 2005, they received reports (not A REPORT) of the MIL light coming on due to cracks in the fuel filler house and then they did an investigation from May to November 2005 to determine the scope and safety iimpact. They then determined on Nov 21, 2005 that a recall should be conducted.

They mentioned the problem was due to "an inappropriate production quality control process."

If the hose fails on you, you could have a fire or an explosion. Even if you just have the MIL light symptom, they're going to have to get in there.

That said, I still worry about finding a good dealer given how big the job is and how many opportunities there are for error.

Fact

My friend is a tech at infiniti, plus i was bored today and called the 1-800 and the customer rep told the same story - 0 reported incidents, based solely on computer models

If you don't believe me call up the 1-800 # and ask how many reported incidents they've had
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Old 03-10-2006, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 99atlantic
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My friend is a tech at infiniti, plus i was bored today and called the 1-800 and the customer rep told the same story - 0 reported incidents, based solely on computer models

If you don't believe me call up the 1-800 # and ask how many reported incidents they've had
So what's up with the Nissan receiving reports of the MIL light coming on due to cracks in the fuel filler hose? They may have no had a fire, but given they want to replace all the fuel related hoses from Kinugawa Rubber Industral Co., due to bad quality control proceses somewhere (at the hose company or Nissan), it seems like a good idea.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 99atlantic
an incompetent dealer
So true.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:55 AM
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I just tossed mine in today because I think I have an exhaust leak and I figure they will fix whatever i did myself under there
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by cwerdna
So what's up with the Nissan receiving reports of the MIL light coming on due to cracks in the fuel filler hose? They may have no had a fire, but given they want to replace all the fuel related hoses from Kinugawa Rubber Industral Co., due to bad quality control proceses somewhere (at the hose company or Nissan), it seems like a good idea.
are you certain it's not the MIL coming on due to the fuel tank pressure issue (where it doesn't fill up or if it isn't closed properly the MIL comes on).....that's a seperate issue

anyways, if you think it's a good idea to have an incompetent dealership tear apart your exhaust, suspension, drivetrain and *hope* it goes back together properly, well, more power to you. Me, I do NOT want my car to look like this in the shop (top pic):
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:48 AM
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Make sure you take your car in with less then 1/4 tank of gas, or they will not be able to do the fix... Drove 2 hrs to have Mossy Nissan in Oceanside to do it and I had to much gas in there

Guess I should of waited for the paperwork with the instructions to come in the mail before making an appointment to do it.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 99atlantic
are you certain it's not the MIL coming on due to the fuel tank pressure issue (where it doesn't fill up or if it isn't closed properly the MIL comes on).....that's a seperate issue
Did you READ the PDFs that in the link above, specifically RCDNN-05V555-2204.PDF in "Chronology of Principal Events"? It clearly states "May, 2005 - Nissan received reports of the malfunction indicator light (MIL) coming on due to cracks in the fuel filler hose."

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Originally Posted by cwerdna
Did you READ the PDFs that in the link above, specifically RCDNN-05V555-2204.PDF in "Chronology of Principal Events"? It clearly states "May, 2005 - Nissan received reports of the malfunction indicator light (MIL) coming on due to cracks in the fuel filler hose."
no, not really interested in reading it ^_^

Oh well, it's up to the individual if they want to take the risk with the work or not, I'm just adding in my 2cents based on what both my friend and customer service are saying.

edit: what it *could* be is that the problem exists with the 350z and they just carried it over the g35 as well (i.e., the problem exists on 350zs, but hasn't been found other than 1 simultion trial on the g35).......maybe later I'll call up the nissan 1800# and see what they say as all my information comes from the infiniti side (and i just assumed that the fuel system would be identical in the 2)

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Old 03-10-2006, 11:38 AM
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hey guys got the car back yesterday
it works no problems yet but only have driven 80 miles on it
short of getting it on a lift it seems ok
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by gixracer
hey guys got the car back yesterday
it works no problems yet but only have driven 80 miles on it
short of getting it on a lift it seems ok
Did the dealer do a 4-wheel algnment on the car? Seems it would be required after dropping the suspension on the vehicle.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:26 PM
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I just dropped mine off at the dealership this morning. Oh God what have I done ...
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Got it back and nothing seems to be wrong. Exhaust note is cleaner for some reason though
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