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What repairs has your Z needed since you've owned it?

Old 03-13-2014, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Broseph Stalin View Post
talk about a lemon
Troof!
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:02 AM
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It goes to show even the CD009 tranny isn't perfect
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:29 AM
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Ive had my 06 for 16 months now and not one single issue yet...knock on wood
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:02 AM
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I've owned my "05" for less than week. I got it with 101,291 on her so I'm expecting some maintenance.

So far just bank1 sensor2 O2 sensor under the dealer warranty.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:33 AM
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3rd gear synchros are going
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:21 PM
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bought an 03' Touring MT last week with 103k. The car is immaculate other than an occasional grind in 3rd. Was told by a transmission shop than the blocking rings needed to be replaced(synchros) and would be about $1k. Other than that the car just idles low from the JWT popcharger and has straight pipes for exhaust(cats and resonator still intact).
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:39 PM
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Hey Burnish,

For $1000.00 repair, I would rather just spend the extra $200-500 and get a used or rebuilt MT tranny from an 06+. MT transmissions for these guys really aren't that expensive. I've seen plenty of low mileage used ones for sale(pretty cheap) from local Nissan Wreckers. A lot of people talk about the early MT transmissions having issues, but the newer ones appear to be pretty solid. Just something to think about.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:17 PM
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Here is my list:

Warranty repairs (Nissan paid)
Tires replaced due to the notorious feathering argument (20k)
Transmission replaced, synchromesh problem (40K)

Repairs I did (I paid)
Small rust area on rear driver side wheel well (50k)
Driver window motor replacement (60k)
Crankshaft and camshaft sensors replaced (90k)

Repairs My Z needs now, at 93k (I will pay)
New seat covers (driver side bolster is so worn there is a hole in it)
Small rust area on rear driver side wheel well (fixed before, rusting again)
New safety brake handle (covering is worn out)

NOTE: My list is short and the experience of one owner. Read this thread to receive the most comprehensive reliability and repair reports for the 350z: https://my350z.com/forum/2003-2009-n...liability.html

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Old 03-13-2014, 04:59 PM
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05 with 115,500 miles aside from regular maintenance items all I've replaced were the cam sensors and clutch slave cylinder...
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:30 PM
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2007 model, only owner, and mostly daily driven

@20k miles +/-
-nissan's cylinder recall
-replaced worn floor mats(z decal peeled off)
@40k miles
-oem battery died
@50K miles
-center console and door plastics resprayed from scratches
@69k miles
-front passenger bearing is going out
-drivers window motor is malfunctioning (at random times)
-kinetix A arms rubber joints are worn out (they have about 35k miles)

over all the car is rock solid no major issues since ive been on top of its maintenance
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:55 PM
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Rear hatch Struts
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:01 PM
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I have 80k miles now and when i bought she had 39k and I had to change my thermostat and oil pressure sending unit and also battery.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Whiteazn2 View Post
I have 80k miles now and when i bought she had 39k and I had to change my thermostat and oil pressure sending unit and also battery.
oh yeah I forgot I changed my battery too.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:40 PM
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Over the 8 years that I have owned my Z the following has been done:

Passenger door lock replaced (under warranty)
Rear axle-click (under warranty)
Rear hatch struts replaced
Battery replaced after 3 years
Throttle body replaced (most likely due to me over-oiling my old JWT PopCharger)

Other than that she's been perfect
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:04 AM
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Close to 3 years owning my 05z with the following fixes ( done myself):

Replaced OEM battery with Redtop
Replaced Camshaft position sensors
Replaced front lower control arm inner/outer bushings (energy suspension)
Replaced valve cover gaskets + Re-sealed spark plug tubes with RTV
Replaced Drivers side door handle ( pin broke)
Replaced Hatch struts with Z1
Replaced steering wheel clock spring.
Replaced OEM Trans fluid with Amsoil

That's it so far ( hopefully for a while too)
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:35 AM
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mostly oil and fluids on my behalf.
There was a tbone accident where the lady ran a red and that cost my insurance 10k to replace the body panels, airbags, suspension, wheels, and Rear subframe.

but my car only has 21k miles and is a 07
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:32 PM
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Bought my 04 350z with 69k miles. Unknown what was replaced/fixed by last owner. I had the Dealer replace driver power window module and rear shocks for the trunk before purchase. At 73K miles i had to replace my rear wheels studs. Picked up a set of ARP extended studs. Had the rear axles re greased while replacing rear studs cause they were clicking when accelerating from a stop.

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Old 03-20-2014, 02:36 PM
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08Z

The entire clutch assembly has been garbage since day 1. Shame on Nissan. Some day I'll replace it.

So far, the car's had the following replaced (currently @ 27,000 miles)
Both catalytic converters - crapped out before 19K
Tires (replaced at 23K)
Alignment & re-balanced (at 24K) - Car drives SO MUCH BETTER NOW!
Brakes (replaced at 26K)
Bose system (replaced at 100 miles)

That's it. The car's actually been really good for the most part.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by dkmura View Post
As one of the original pre-order '03 owners, this Z has been extremely durable. Despite multiple track days and over 92K on the odo, the biggest issue (resolved under warranty at about 35K) was the switch to a CD009 tranny. Other issues I've dealt with include one window motor replaced at 75K and a radiator cap at 80K. I've also trashed two underbody splash shields, but that's on me.

Of course, I've also modded the suspension, interior and stereo system, but those weren't in need of repair.
Morning, what was the cost to replace window motor? Did a dealer perform the service, my motor just went.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:00 AM
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^ There's a guy that does it for $113 shipped for a new motor and offers a core exchange if you send him your old one.
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