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Very strange. I looked at it again last night and it does not appear to be related to the hood strut itself. Both collapse and expand fine. It has to be something in the hinge. I don't see anything loose, but some of mounts aren't easily accessible.
 

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I had an issue like that with my old G35. There was an issue with those cars where the hinge bracket on the hood was a bit too flimsy. If the hinge wasn't operating freely the bracket would flex or bind a bit causing a gap like that.

Drove me nuts for a while. Then I decided to shoot the hinge area of both sides of the hood with some silicon spray and it actually solved the problem. Hinge moved smoothly and freely and the bracket didn't bind and flex anymore!

I figured that out by watching the hing area as a slowly raised and lowered the hood and found that the bracket was flexing.
Did you recent posters read this post I left on page one of this thread?
 

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Did you recent posters read this post I left on page one of this thread?
I saw this but it doesn't apply to me. I used to take the hood on and off of my G35 coupe for shows all the time. If the gap was bigger on one side then another i could loosen the nuts and shitft it before tighterning it back up. On the Q50 when i try this, the hood doesn't move. Its not touching the fender on the other side so im not super concerned but it does bother me when i look at it.
 

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  • Somehow after opening my hood I now have a substantial gap on the passenger side where the hood meets the front quarter panel. Nothing has ever been stuck in between this area. How is this possible? It appears that the hood is bent. Never been in an accident either. Any quick fix? View attachment 91339
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I have a 2014 Q50S and experienced the same thing on the same side. I sprayed some WD40 Specialist Gel Lubricant on the rear hood hinges on both passenger and driver's side and it solved the problem for me. Spray, pull the hood up and down a few times to spread the lube and done. This spray is great as it doesn't drip all over the place and it lasts such a long time. I use it for everything.
 

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I have a 2014 Q50S and experienced the same thing on the same side. I sprayed some WD40 Specialist Gel Lubricant on the rear hood hinges on both passenger and driver's side and it solved the problem for me. Spray, pull the hood up and down a few times to spread the lube and done. This spray is great as it doesn't drip all over the place and it lasts such a long time. I use it for everything.
Glad to hear. Looks like your solution was the same as I suggested and experienced back on my G35 years ago.

I had an issue like that with my old G35. There was an issue with those cars where the hinge bracket on the hood was a bit too flimsy. If the hinge wasn't operating freely the bracket would flex or bind a bit causing a gap like that.

Drove me nuts for a while. Then I decided to shoot the hinge area of both sides of the hood with some silicon spray and it actually solved the problem. Hinge moved smoothly and freely and the bracket didn't bind and flex anymore!

I figured that out by watching the hinge area as a slowly raised and lowered the hood and found that the bracket was flexing.
 

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The pivot pins on the hinge bind due to lack of lubrication, preventing the hinge from fully closing. I used lithium lubricant spray and open and closed the hood several times to work the lubricant into the hinge pins. Problem solved!
 
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