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Nissan 350Z Care and Maintenance



  • zkashzkash Posts: 3
    Thank you so much. So I reckon at 2500 miles I need to change oil ;)
  • 2006 350Z acquired in July 2006. 17833 miles. Central Valley Nissan of Modesto is very sensitive with my rocket car. RPM gauge spiked several times and thery replaced the entire console- No questions asked. Serviced every 3000, they do very good job at looking at everything Cold season when tire pressures started to fluctuate, they did disnognostice of entire sensior system-FREE!. I am sold by this deal and my rocket Z
  • Hi People

    I have a friend wants to sell his Z , 2005 AT ,60000 miles. I just want to know how much dealer charge for regular maintainese because he drives a lot and i am sure someone will need to be replace if i buy it.
    How much dealer charges for the service and is nissan service reliable?

    For ex.
    1. Oil Change
    2. Inspection
    3. Replace tires ( i heard Z has flat tire problem u have to replace it every years and it cost 500$ each)
    4. Transmission Fluid
    5. Engine Coolant
    6. Brake Pad
    7. Brake
    8. Replace Water Pump and Timing Belt

    Overall, is Z a reliable car ? I like Z but i dont' want a car to give me problem and i have to pay $1000 every year. Can someone come out with estimation cost?

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,638
    Call your local dealer and ask the pricing questions. Charges can vary based on location.

    Tires you can research online. Try tirerack or discounttriredirect. The '03 and '04 Zs had premature tire wear problems on the front tires. I have not heard of the problem being widespread on the '05s. Ask your friend how often he had to replace the tires.

    this car uses a timing chain, so no need to worry about that one thing. Tranny fluid and coolant flush and fill should each be in the neighborhood of $80-$100. Oil change should be $30 or less. More if you use synthetic, however. The charges for these types of services is no more on the Z than most other vehicles.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • I just replaced the "vinyl" top on my 05 roadster because some car thief slashed a hole in the top to unlock my car.
    When I picked up my car from the dearlership, I tried the top out.
    It did not collapse all the way. In the final stage right before completely folding into the top storage compartment, it stops. If I continue to push the lever, it bounces up and down. The dealership guys continued to open and close the top about 6 to 10 times ( this happened two days in row.) until it finally completely collasped into the the storage compartment. But there still is a jerk or slight pause where it got stuck before. The dealership guys told me the NIssan Mechanics said the mechanical parts are fine and does not need to add hydrolic fluid. They told me it works fine in the sun when it's warm and the new material stiffens up when it's cold. They told me I have to "break it in".
    This sounds like bogus to me. I find it highly unlikely a brand new roadster would have a problem like this. That would be very embarrassing for the salesman.
    However, when I asked Nissan Corporate about this, the customer service agent did mention she had one other 350z owner complain about the same problem on his new Z. She didn't know how the specialist resolved the problem.
    I'm waiting for the specialist to call me but was wondering if anybody else had this problem? Or if the dealership is feeding me lies to get rid of me.
    '05 350z Roadster Touring Pike's
  • mine is a 2005 350z roadster, I put a noah cover on her and shut her in the garage. She was fine after 3 months but I missed her.
  • I had the same problem with my 06 Touring Pike's. My problem lead to a tear in the top in under a week. I think part of the fabric material was binding in the the mechanical parts of the top. I noticed wear on the fabric on both side of the car, in the same place. The area is about 3 inches from the end of the windows at the upper corners of the top. Nissan replaced the fabric (3/36), but top still acts up on occassion. Note that my dealership sent the car to outside repair shop to replace the fabric, as Nissan does not preform that work in-house. Best of luck to you. Remember, all cars have their gremlins.
  • rdt1rdt1 Posts: 3
    I had the exact same problem here in Canada. Asked Nissan dealer if they had a ceramic and/or heavy duty brake pad for the front, they said no, so I went and installed a 3rd party part 20.000km ago. Those replacement
    pads are still fine AND I don't have ridiculously large quantities of brake dust on my wheels all of the time (the crappy pad material had to go somewhere). Interestingly, they suggested the wear was due to my storing the car (in an underground heated garage) and that I had to service the calipers each season. Since I have stored cars for many years, I figured he was was making this up as he went. When I replaced the pads and rotors on my own AFTER storing the car for another winter, I confirmed that the calipers were not sticking. This confirmed my suspicions that the pad material was crap.
  • Since 07 I have put about 24,000 miles on my z and I love it. Drove from kansas to carolina and back, don't want to do it again because of comfort but I loved it. I drive under the speed limits, a lot of times 55mph on the interstate, but why drive fast when you know you're the fastest. :) Overall the car is worth every penny.
  • I have a 2003 nissain 350 z and i can be driving and the tsc slip light comes on and the car just goes down to idle.I will turn the engine off sometimes it will go off and start running again sometimes it takes 30-40 minutes to get it running does anyone else have this problem??? If so please tell me what it is???? I have only had the car 1 year and i'm tried of sitting on the side of the road.
  • most likely your ecu is throwing a code and you are in limp mode

    take it to auto zone to read the codes and then take it to the dealer. You can also reset the ECU, Dont do this too much as the ECU is talking to you.

    350Z ECU Resetting Procedures

    Please read all instructions and be familiar with them before any attempts.
    A stop watch or an analog clock with a second’s needle will be useful.

    ECU Resetting Procedures

    Timing is extremely critical. If it is NOT DONE within the specify time, the ECU will not reset and the Check Engine Light (CEL) will continue to remain ON.
    A stop watch or an analog clock with a second’s needle will be useful.

    Operations Procedures

    1. Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch “ON” and wait 3 seconds.
    2. Repeat the following steps (2a and 2b) procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds.
    2a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD).
    2b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
    3. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 10 seconds until the CEL starts blinking.
    4. Fully release the accelerator pedal (while the CEL is still blinking)
    5. Wait about 10 second.
    6. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for more than 10 seconds.
    7. Fully release the accelerator pedal (The CEL light will continue to blink).
    8. Turn ignition switch to “OFF” position and now you can start the car. The CEL light should be gone.

    If the CEL light continues to remain ON, repeat the above steps. Timing is EXTREMELY critical to resetting the ECU.

    You can also try disconnecting the battery for 24 hours.

    Last time I saw this, the throttle body was kaput and had to be replaced. very simple process though.

    Don't recommed to reset ECU too many times as it it telling you something
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