Pics of my 91 Q45t

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Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:04 pm

Here are a few pics of my restoration of my 91 Q45 t
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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby sandydennis11 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:49 am

What is the maintenance history of your 1991Q45t?


Great looking car.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:36 am

Thank you. Difficult to say exactly. The original owner bought it locally but died and the car sat for thirteen years. The estate didn’t save the books or records and after five years of no activity it falls out of the Infinitinet system I bought it a year ago with the usual timing chain problem. The second owner didn’t know anything about these cars so drove it till the guides broke I’ve replaced the engine, injectors, plugs, brakes and rotors, all fluids just to get it up to speed on maintenance items.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby sandydennis11 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:55 am

Thanks for the response.
As you know OEM parts are almost impossible to find now anywhere. Score as many as you can from junkers.
I have a' 96 Q45, bought from new, and have put about 25 grand for upkeep. Also, 2 weeks ago had major( another 5,000.00) work done to keep it going strong.
Recently the Q failed the smog test here in California.
The smog tech pointed out that the Air Throttle hose had a small split on the side causing the failure of the test,..... so might need to junk the car.
Of course not one Infiniti Parts Department in the country has a replacement, nor in Japan.
So went on Ebay plugged in the item needed and there was one in Michigan for 40.00. I grabbed it and the Q passed.

Good luck. I Also had a '91 Q45t that had two transmission replacements but al least under warranty.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:40 pm

I hope your didn’t jinx me and my transmission lol. I just found an TCU Afrom a 93 to eliminate the bs second gear start feature so hopefully that will prolong the life of my Q as I’m thinking that may help it run cooler. This winter I’m going to have a trans cooler added to further help. How many miles are on you 96?

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby sandydennis11 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:52 pm

160,000. My Q could use a new/used drivers seatbelt. It really fraying and of course no chance to replace. There is one on Japan but its illegal to ship,either by air or boat and gas propellant device.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:04 pm

Just keep checking eBay and local youpull junk yards. If I see one I’ll let you know as well

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby sandydennis11 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:59 am

Well I just checked Ebay and bought what is said to be a driver seatbelt for my '96Q. Wrong color used but looks ok. Now to find someone to correctly install it without screwing things up. No Infiniti tech will touch it for safety reasons.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:49 pm

Your seatbelt has a “pretensioner” that has a similar device like an airbag to fire it. At the dealership we replaced them Disconnect the batter for at least ten minutes before you make the swap or take it to the dealer. They should be able to install it for you.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby VStar650CL » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:39 pm

sandydennis11 wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:59 am
Well I just checked Ebay and bought what is said to be a driver seatbelt for my '96Q. Wrong color used but looks ok. Now to find someone to correctly install it without screwing things up. No Infiniti tech will touch it for safety reasons.
If techs are shying away from it, I have no idea why. It's no different from a standard airbag in terms of changing it out. Battery disconnected and wear a ground strap, no rocket science needed.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby 3Q Jay » Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:22 pm

Lookin good, ace!
Are those BBS forged alloys---or the (Fittipaldi?) aftermarket? I kept a set of the 15x6.5 30 spoke BBS basketweaves, but I run 17x7.5 (2006 G35) on the '95, and 18x8 (2003 FX45) on the '94 due to more favorable tires. Plus the basketweaves are a b*!ch to keep clean.
The BBS rims have a set of Kumho 225/60/15 96V asymmetrical that I purchased back in 2009 and had roadforced to below 10lb residual. still have 7-8/32 tread on those, but they sit in the garage unless I have a reason to put them on. Even with the V rating, I won't drive too aggressively on my 12 yo tires, but they roll and look nice.....

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:01 pm

Thanks Jay. Those are the original wheels that came with the “t” touring package with the Super HICAS. They are 15x6.5 and they indeed are the factory BBS wheels. If you want to sell yours I’d be interested. I actually love detailing cars and I do have a small brush that I clean each and every opening on the wheels. Like all parts for these Q’s good tires are even hard to find. I like keeping things all original but tires choices are limited.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:18 pm

Dream car!!!

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby sandydennis11 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:11 pm

Dealers will not touch a used seatbelt replacement out here. Liability, if for some reason it does not work in an accident...BAM lawsuit

Also, ever want to sell you 1991 Q45t. call me first, Ill ship it out here so it will never see snow and probably rain and since I live in San Francisco, sun too. Everyone here has a Tesla or Bentley so Im unique.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Ryantzer » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:36 pm

sandydennis11 wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:52 pm
160,000. My Q could use a new/used drivers seatbelt. It really fraying and of course no chance to replace. There is one on Japan but its illegal to ship,either by air or boat and gas propellant device.
There are places that can replace the worn webbing in your original seatbelts - look at Seatbeltrestore.com

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby PalmerWMD » Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:12 pm

Maybe this car needs to be a Nico feature?

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:53 pm

Thanks Palmer. Not really sure what a Nico feature is but I have no problems sharing any pics, videos or anything else about my Q. I do have a YouTube channel for it and tried to upload the url but naturally that didn’t work for me.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby PalmerWMD » Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:15 pm

Infinitiace1992 wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:40 pm
I hope your didn’t jinx me and my transmission lol. I just found an TCU Afrom a 93 to eliminate the bs second gear start feature so hopefully that will prolong the life of my Q as I’m thinking that may help it run cooler. This winter I’m going to have a trans cooler added to further help. How many miles are on you 96?
Transcoolers are cheap. I would add it now in summer to protect the tranny.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:24 pm

I’m going to do it but I’m going to wait until fall right before I store the car. I haven’t driven it in over a week due to all the rain we’ve been getting and since June I’ve put less than 150 miles on it. Seems most thing I do end up taking much longer than planned, cost more than planned and have some sort of hiccup so I figured I’d wait so I can drive the Q on the few nice, dry days we get here. Appreciate the input

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Q451990 » Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:21 am

I wonder how Infiniti would respond to a warranty claim on the lifetime seat belt warranty at this point. Buyback offer?

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:35 pm

Things that make you go humm? Actually a very good question As we all know too well parts are the issue. If parts were available and push came to shove, we as dealers have a goodwill account a dealer could use. Or more likely, the manufacturer would be involved with this warranty claim and would pay the dealer for the repair. If no parts could be located they’d probably offer a trade credit voucher towards the purchase of a new Infiniti. That way it costs them nothing really I don’t believe the warranty booklet specifically states what lifetime means. Is it truly “lifetime” or if there is a reasonable assumption of the useful average life span of a vehicle.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:36 pm

Forgot to include some pics of the engine bay
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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby 3Q Jay » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:19 pm

Clean!
Nice to see a lot of OE correctness: The upper radiator cap, the positive terminal cover, original nissan fuel hoze clamps, and the "t-bar" radiator hose clamps.
Some nit-picks: Your fuel filter is not OE, missing high and low side AC service port cap, brake fluid looks like it's time to change (maybe the lighting/angle).
What is the sticker on the upper radiator trim plate (just forward of the shroud)?

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:31 pm

Wow Jay. Great eye for detail. I’m trying to keep this as original as possible. I think I had trouble getting a factory fuel filter but now you’ve shamed me into searching harder for one lol. I think you’re also correct, I don’t think they flushed the power brake fluid only added some when the HICAS light was on after the engine swap. When we switched from R12 to R134a the cap leaked out all the refrigerant so that’s why it’s like that now. I’ll attach the sticker you asked about but it talks about engine coolant Perhaps they eliminated that sticker in later years.
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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby 3Q Jay » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:05 pm

Ace, I've got a nissan filter I'll send you if you strike out.
I believe the present part number iteration is: 16400-0m200
Question on your AC conversion: did your piping (service ports) get converted also? If so, The part numbers for the R-134 caps are:SEAL, CAP- NISS#J2137-89910
SEAL, CAP- NISS#J2136-89910
thanks for the photo of the coolant placard. First one of those I've seen--neither my '94 nor '95 had them.
Trivia- as part of the model year 95 de-contenting, the upper cover between the octoplenum and the upper radiator cap was sans the "VH45DE placard". Of course, was one of the first things I retrofitted upon acquiring the car :biggrin:

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:40 pm

I love your knowledge of the original G50 Q45’s. As per the A/C conversion, i don’t believe they converted the service ports. I remember every year searching for what Infiniti would do to de content and save a few cents on each model but I didn’t remember them eliminating that placard. I’ll send you a dm if I have have no luck finding the fuel filter.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby 98_Q45 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:12 am

Wow, def something from a brochure!

I just brought my first OEM thermostat. Almost twice as heavy as the store brand lol. Been having problems which seems to point to a crap MotoRad aftermarket again. Halfway opening thermostat. Won’t know until the glue dries and it gets 97 degrees next week and see if the gauge goes up with the a/c on after coming off the highway.

Point is: I def notice the difference between aftermarket and OEM. What makes it so bad, many of the shops around my town will throw you aftermarket stuff just because there’s no dealers and non of them deal with ordering stuff online. So it’s often me bringing parts to them.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Ryantzer » Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:11 am

Independent shops just throw in whatever parts are quickly available with little to no regard for their quality, because by the time there are issues with the cheap Chinese parts the car is out of the shop warranty period.

The majority of aftermarket parts today are garbage with a life expectancy of 1/4 - 1/3 as long as the original parts they replace. I use OEM parts for virtually everything because I’m not a fan of doing repairs a second time because of failed replacement parts.

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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby Infinitiace1992 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:00 pm

As difficult it is to find OEM parts on a low volume, thirty year old import I agree with Ryantzer, most parts you find from local auto parts store are cheaply made junk from China. If anyone is looking for a great tire shine product I just purchased Dura coatings Dura dressing tire kit. The final results came out excellent. The tires look wet but are 100% dry. You can rub your hand on it after it completely dries and you get no sling from other “armor all”or silicone products. The cleaning process will take you well over an hour to clean the tires before you can apply the final product but I’ll tell you it’s worth it. Check out YouTube videos if interested. I’ll post a pic of my finished tire. I have no relationship to this company but if you like clean tires this is a must
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Re: Pics of my 91 Q45t

Postby 98_Q45 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:54 pm

Infinitiace1992 wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:00 pm
As difficult it is to find OEM parts on a low volume, thirty year old import I agree with Ryantzer, most parts you find from local auto parts store are cheaply made junk from China. If anyone is looking for a great tire shine product I just purchased Dura coatings Dura dressing tire kit. The final results came out excellent. The tires look wet but are 100% dry. You can rub your hand on it after it completely dries and you get no sling from other “armor all”or silicone products. The cleaning process will take you well over an hour to clean the tires before you can apply the final product but I’ll tell you it’s worth it. Check out YouTube videos if interested. I’ll post a pic of my finished tire. I have no relationship to this company but if you like clean tires this is a must

lol I see you’re rocking the Douglas Walmart tires as well (I’ll occasionally get crap from tire techs saying because my car is an Infiniti, I need tiger paws or some other $100/tire set). But I did invest in some rear snow tires earlier this year. All seasons are scary in a RWD in heavy snow lol.

That said, that’s likely a paint tire dressing. Looks good. I tried something similar but wasn’t too Thrilled. I still prefer Meguires hot shine. It’s relatively cheap and shine lasts a good while when it’s not raining. I’ll spend an hour brushing the brake dust off my rims but I just want a spray and go tire shine lol (and tbh I’m so over the 97-98 rims and can’t decide on rim upgrade or paint job, b/c it’s always a b**** to go spoke by spoke scrubbing the brake dust off).

That said: took the Q for a spin today. Temperature 99 degrees. High humidity. Highway driving. A/C on 70. After coming off highway and stopping at a couple traffic lights, then pulling into a parking lot (rarely does it while driving, but has crept up if I’m driving 105 mph and it’s 90 degrees out) temp gauge started going up. Genuine Nissan thermostat installed. Idk what the f*** is going on. It’s not overheating or blowing hoses, but I have to watch it and either turn off a/c or sift into neutral at long lights. Already replaced radiator and the 2 caps. Water pump replaced with a gates awhile ago, and condenser fans are spinning fine even after replacing a suspected one. I’ll check coolant again, might be a little low. Stop leak from a couple summers ago permanently “gunked” my system, so I often have to do a routine cleaning of the reservoir tank.

Anyway, not to derail this thread. Just sharing lol.


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