The repair and service manual for the 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z and 2003-2008 Infiniti G35, is now available from The Motor Bookstore.
This Chilton manual provides necessary maintenance, service and repair information for the DIY 350Z/G35 owner, from basic maintenance, such as changing the oil and filter, to troubleshooting common problems, all the way to complete engine dismantling and overhaul.
The manual covers all U.S. and Canadian models, excluding Infiniti G37 models.
Book Excerpt: 2003-2008 Nissan 350Z, Infiniti G35 Repair Manual
GENERAL ENGINE OVERHAUL PROCEDURES
ENGINE REBUILDING ALTERNATIVES
The do-it-yourselfer is faced with a number of options when purchasing a rebuilt engine. The major considerations are cost, warranty, parts availability and the time required for the rebuilder to complete the project.
The decision to replace the engine block, piston/connecting rod assemblies and crankshaft depends on the final inspection results of your engine. Only then can you make a cost effective decision whether to have your engine overhauled or simply purchase an exchange engine for your vehicle.
Some of the rebuilding alternatives include:
Individual Parts - If the inspection procedures reveal that the engine block and most engine components are in reusable condition, purchasing individual parts and having a rebuilder rebuild your engine may be the most economical alternative. The block, crankshaft and piston/connecting rod assemblies should all be inspected carefully by a machine shop first.
Short Block - A short block consists of an engine block with a crankshaft and piston/connecting rod assemblies already installed. All new bearings are incorporated and all clearances will be correct. The existing camshafts, valve train components, cylinder head and external parts can be bolted to the short block with little or no machine shop work necessary.
Long Block - A long block consists of a short block plus an oil pump, oil pan, cylinder head, valve cover, camshaft and valve train components, timing sprockets and chain or gears and timing cover. All components are installed with new bearings, seals and gaskets incorporated throughout. The installation of manifolds and external parts is all that's necessary.
Low Mileage Used Engines - Some companies now offer low mileage used engines which is a very cost effective way to get your vehicle up and running again. These engines often come from vehicles which have been totaled in accidents or come from other countries which have a higher vehicle turnover rate. A low mileage used engine also usually has a warranty similar to the newly remanufactured engines.
Give careful thought to which alternative is best for you and discuss the situation with local automotive machine shops, auto parts dealers and experienced rebuilders before ordering or purchasing replacement parts.
POWER BRAKE BOOSTER | CHECK, REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
- Depress the brake pedal several times with the engine off and make sure there's no change in the pedal reserve distance (the distance from the depressed pedal to the floor).
- Depress the pedal and start the engine. If the pedal goes down slightly, operation is normal.
- Start the engine and turn it off after one or two minutes. Depress the brake pedal slowly three to four times. If the pedal depresses less each time, the booster is airtight.
- Depress the brake pedal while the engine is running, then stop the engine with the pedal depressed. If there's no change in the pedal reserve travel after holding the pedal for 30 seconds, the booster is airtight.
Subject: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Nissan 350Z, Infiniti G35 service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563927314 | ISBN-13: 9781563927317 | Chilton 52200