Helloooooo everyone! New Infiniti owner here. Bought my first in November of 2015. Found an 04 g35x sedan with 118k that was previously a lease vehicle for 4 grand and after some research and tedious forum reading... I bought it cash out. Fell in love with it, but aside from the carfax, I got 0 service records with the car. Aside from being hit by a suicidal doe a month after getting it at about 60mph and the dent on the drivers front quarter panel it's in great shape. Had some minor wear and tear being 12 years old, but I didn't mind. Day after i got it home it got a new battery, tires, alignment and balance, changed oil w/ synthetic myself along with filter. Well after a few ses lights, cold stalls, it dying in traffic upon slow acceleration once, a slight vibration at 75mph, I found an honest family run shop who's owner and master mechanic happened to be a Z owner and enthusiast. A dirty drive by wire TB was my suspect for the stalls as well as a very bad exhaust leak, I dropped the car off Friday may 6th, 2016 to have the following done, as well as anything else that needed attention:
New valve cover gasket
New exhaust, done in shop and on a budget
New throttle body, cleaned old one but wasn't performing, (one cause of the ses light)
New iridium plugs
Replaced a stuck open evap valve (also a probable cause of an ses light)
Replaced a bad coil pack (another ses light culprit)
Diff lubes checked, will do myself soon but wanted to make sure there were no issues
Pesky flashing airbag light, and a few other little things that needed attention
And the famously ridiculous state inspection the "great" state of Virginia requires yearly.
I get the car back tomorrow and can't wait to drive her again when she's back to full health. Aside from the above mentioned stuff taking a bit longer then expected the shop kept me updated regularly
And found no major issues! I was surprised and relieved. Other than the fore mentioned problems, I've thoroughly enjoyed my g so far and have plans to put it in a body shop this summer to fix the dent from that damn deer that ran into me. So far I've put 7k miles on her since November and am hoping to run her to over 200k. Thanks for reading!