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Old 11-07-2018, 03:04 PM
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I bought a 2003 350z automatic 5 speed transition 2 months ago with around 130,000 k miles and it now has almost 140,000 k miles. It just started giving me this problem of stalling to the point where it won't start the first time, giving me under 1k rpm, when I turn the ignition. None of the warning indicator lights turn on except the low oil light on rare occasions that i make a sharp turn. I've also noticed that the oil gauge is low when i take it out for a long drive on the freeway but is at 30 when I first turn it on; not sure if these two are correlated though. I tightened the battery bolts and it worked for a little while but it's doing it again. I'm going to try cleaning the throttle body and relearning the ECU.
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If the plugs have not been changed you are way overdue. Check at least 2 before attempting the processes you mention. As far as oil pressure, the sending units and sometimes gauges aren't accurate. This is a 16 yr old car. Make sure your dipstick indicates "Full" at all times. The oil pump is designed to last the life of the engine, assuming correct interval oil changes.
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If your car is telling you your oil is low and your oil pressure gauge reads 30 on cold start up, I would suggest you immediately check your oil level. My oil pressure starts at 90 psi cold and goes down to 30 psi when completely warmed up at idle.
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