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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:28 am 
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This is why taking cars to be worked on places makes me cringe...

Nonetheless, glad you caught it early and were able to make some good progress.

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:51 am 
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Jesus that is definitely cringe-worthy to see. Glad you caught that before it became a major safety concern Mike!

Any interest in ever doing the '10-'13 sport front end swap on the car? A lot of the late year G35/early G37 guys are doing it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Thanks guys. Yeah fortunately all that was sorted before it got worse.

I haven't really thought about doing a front end swap. It's a possibility if something bad happens to my front bumper but other than that my older style works for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:01 pm 
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I guess I need to check this forum more often! Congrats Mike, it's a lovely car and you sure deserve it! Good call on the new headlights, I restore them all the time and it drives me crazy how quickly the oxidation comes back. And cheeez, that brake job... I echo the sentiments above, people ask me why I don't just give myself a break sometimes and farm things out- this is why. Love the car, especially the pretty black leather :) I feel like, in a lot of ways, it's a modern replacement for your i30, except without being such a pain to get anything done on! I hope, anyways. There's gotta be more room around that motor than in the 3.5 i30 :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:07 am 
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Thanks Rachel. 100% same boat as you on the headlight resto. I've done it, and watched them yellow too.

Overall the car is miles nicer than the i30 and I'm happy with it. I do miss how raw the i30 is in terms of power though. The feeling that it had 100 more hp than it should, the gearing was a tad too short and the throttle was touchy. That all makes for a very untamed delivery of power. The G is waaay more refined, not as quick and overall smoother. I would like to open the G up a bit more and tune it myself but I'll have to part out the i30 before that happens.

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:16 pm 
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Oh my, you've still got the i30? Must be a full house on that street lol!

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:09 pm 
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So this thing drove me nuts for 2 weeks.

I did the spark plugs on it just because and it was very easy to do. No goofy FWD take the UIM to get to the rear bank business. I saw that the TBs were a little carboned up so I go in there with some brake clean on a shop towel. This is where I ducked up. My confidence with manipulating these comes from converting 3 to cable and doing the same cleaning on a buddys car. But apparently if you sneeze on Hitachi TBs hooked up to Nissans, you are screwed.

I went to start the car and a high idle goes into an idle hunt. FML. Google, get the 3 TPS/pedal/air volume procedures from the FSM and do them about 25 times with no luck.

I called my mechanic buddies and they said, I'm SOL if I touched the TB plate. This makes zero sense to me but since one of the TBs I got with the car was riveted back together. I sprung for a new set. (yes, 2) Throw those guys in, do the re-learn and no luck.

I have another buddy that works at Nissan and he said he would use his Consult to do the relearn. I have an uprev tune with 5 maps and we tried the consult on all the non valet/kill maps. No luck. At this point I said f-it flash the latest ROM over the uprev tune to eliminate that variable. There was also some folks saying that worked for them. But, we found out you can't overwrite an uprev tune without the uprev software/cable..

So I purchased uprev, got the latest ROM (which was newer than my Nissan tech buddy's), burned it in. No good. Do the relearn steps twice and they say it could take up to 20 seconds for it to learn. It took 19 but it worked. Finally, I had a car that idled ok and didn't want to jump at rolling stops.

The bad news is I lost the previous tunes since there was no way to keep them. But the good news is I can mess with the tune myself. I didn't realize the front O2 sensors on this car are widebands. So that's actually awesome.

Oh how I miss cable driven TB world.

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05 Suzuki DRZ400S
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72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Goodness. This is why I'm afraid to try newer cars! But, it's inevitable. Amazing how much there is to be surprised by with just a 10-year difference in technology.

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:09 pm 
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Yeah....the throttle bodies on the V36 and later VQ platforms are a nightmare...I went through the same thing when I cleaned the throttle bodies on mine, but I lucked out and the idle relearn worked on the 2nd try with the pedal dance. I hate how complicated Nissan made these motors, but I do understand it. It's crazy that on at least the G37's the throttle bodies are essentially wide open after startup, and all of the intake air is regulated and managed by the VVEL system. Definitely a whole different world compared to my old G20 and Buick.

Glad to hear you got it up and running, but that does suck with the tune. How do you like your Uprev tunes? I'm still collecting bits for my mod plans (have Fast Intentions RHFC's & Y-back exhaust waiting for an off day in the garage, and am saving up for Admin Intakes/tune) but I am debating going Uprev or Ecutek for the tune.

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
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I haven't really dug into tuning with UPRev just yet. Reviews are lackluster but it looks like it'll be powerful enough for whatever I'm looking to do.

Be warned with HFCs. I've been chasing the hissing noise that comes with those, test pipes, and resonated DPs. Went from FI resonated DPs to test pipes, and I welded brackets to the test pipes to tie in the factory trans bracket and all iterations basically had the same result. I did a boat load of research on it and it seems like it's a very common issue through all model years that most can't escape. HFCs or otherwise.

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07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
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74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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 Post subject: Re: Daily 07 G35s 6MT
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:50 am 
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I'm late to reply, but yep that's the infamous "VQ Hiss". I installed my RHFC's and exhaust, and it's definitely audible but a bit less intense than other's I have heard. I only have a Top Speed y-back, so it isn't the loudest exhaust so that can help. I think having resonated HFC's helps mask the hiss a bit better than non-resonated cats, but it is still there either way. It's definitely annoying, but when you stomp on the loud pedal and hear the beautiful tone of the VQ, that makes it all better.

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