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I'd say the Infiniti V6 is an easy engine to work on. There is a wealth of information out there as the engine has been around for a long time.

How many of you folks do your own maintenance? :confused:

Does your dealership give you crap for warranty if you DIY?
 

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I'm still a novice when it comes to mechanical stuff, but I like to do as much mechanical stuff to my car as possible. I recently just cleaned my throttle bodies, and I'm ecstatic that I didn't mess anything up. I like to do the oil too whenever I have the chance to do it, otherwise I take it to the dealership if they give me a $20 oil change coupon. For my the 3.7 is a good learning point, especially with the wealth of information and DIY's on myg37.com
 

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I stay away from turning wrenches on my daily drivers. I'm fortunate enough to have an old '96 Cherokee that I rescued from the junkyard as a beater to work on. For my need to add speed to a vehicle myself, I have a '99 Z28. I refuse to take either one of them to a shop unless there is something I just cannot handle in my garage or driveway with some pneumatic tools.
 

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I am lucky as I have reliable and trustworthy mechanics that I can go to. I still prefer to work on my own cars if I have the chance. Especially on a nice summer day. Its enjoyable for me.
 

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I am lucky as I have reliable and trustworthy mechanics that I can go to. I still prefer to work on my own cars if I have the chance. Especially on a nice summer day. Its enjoyable for me.
I enjoy working on my car because for me its like its bonding time for me and my car.
 

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I'd like to, but I don't know how
Once you get into it, especially with a new car you'll find out that it's something you really have to love doing to keep on doing it cause taking it to the professionals will save you time and sometimes, money.

It just gets to a point that you're not saving that much time or money in the end.

With old cars it's worth doing.
 

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Once you get into it, especially with a new car you'll find out that it's something you really have to love doing to keep on doing it cause taking it to the professionals will save you time and sometimes, money.

It just gets to a point that you're not saving that much time or money in the end.

With old cars it's worth doing.
The most I've ever done is replace a tailight bulb. :p

I've never even gone as far as trying to fix a flat or replace a tire. I feel like I need to go take night classes to know what I'm doing or somethin
 

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I believe everyone should know the basics such as changing a tire, lights, wipers, and air filters. The slightly more advanced things that require particular tools and supplies like changing brakes, oil, and other fluids are optional but can save you some money. I encourage people to try to learn on an older car if possible because I think they are easier to work on except for the occasional frozen bolt. Also, if you screw up, you won't be kicking yourself for messing up something on a car that costs $40k.
 

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I usually do work on my cars but now I live in a condominium, working in an underground garage parking spot is no exactly convenient. I have tried trust me, but whenever i forget some tools having to run up and get it is just nonsense. So now i just save myself the trouble and bring it to a mechanic.
 

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I do all the work on my car and bike. Wouldn't have it any other way.
 

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Just depends how much space you have really, I would love too but my brother lives with us and he has fill up the garage with most of his crap and the drive is gravel at the moment until the bricks get laid. just having the stealership do the small things for now. when everything is in order i'll be tackling the tranny fluid change and differential oil change on my g37 coupe.
 

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I used to but now that I got busy with work, I am rarely able to do so! Worked on my 03 G35 Coupe for quite some time! Not really too extensive but mostly, polished plenum, motordyne 5/16" spacer, polished throttle body, 350z intake, etc!



Was also able to do some minor paint work like painting the diffuser black and painting tue tail lights but when it came to slapping on the full body kit, i let the professionals handle that! Hehe!
 

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I've always wanted to install a Vortech Supercharger on my old G35.

Never got around to it.

Clean engine bay you got there!

That would have been nice! I on the other hand didnt even bother with that many mods especially when gas prices here got crazy! :mad:

Thanks man! Not even close to clean compared to the guys in the G35 meets here! Rryde and marcus cooke have their Gs on magazines and all!

 

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That would have been nice! I on the other hand didnt even bother with that many mods especially when gas prices here got crazy! :mad:

Thanks man! Not even close to clean compared to the guys in the G35 meets here! Rryde and marcus cooke have their Gs on magazines and all!

Vortech Supercharger is definitely the way to go for more performance and sounds :D

Vortech Supercharged G35's sound AMAZING....

 

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Nice! Thanks for sharing that!
 

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I do all my own maintenance on my cars... Oil,brakes,exhaust,radiator,plugs,mods, tranny etc. it's something I really enjoy!
 
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I do all my own maintenance on my cars... Oil,brakes,exhaust,radiator,plugs,mods, tranny etc. it's something I really enjoy!
Same here! Well, used to at least before I got a lot busier @ work! I guess its the satisfaction of being able to take care of the car ourselves and it kinda forms that bond between man and machine! Sounds kinda cheesy! Hehehe!

I wonder though how itll be with the regenrative braking! Would replacing your brakes get more complicated?
 

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Vortech Supercharger is definitely the way to go for more performance and sounds :D

Vortech Supercharged G35's sound AMAZING....

What a g35 Sounds like with a Vortech Supercharger - YouTube
That's a pretty horrible sound... it's like the engine is in pain! Not a fan...

I do as much work on my J-spec Supra as possible. Tend not to do any work on Infiniti's as... well... company cars =/ I've never actually OWNED an Infiniti.
 
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