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How to Perform Idle Air Volume Learning Procedure

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 01/15/2017

This applies to the 2000-2001 5thgens. Before performing Idle Air Volume Learning, make sure that all of the following conditions are satisfied. Learning will be cancelled if any of the following conditions are missed for even a moment. Battery voltage: More than 12.9V (At idle) Engine coolant temperature: 70 -…

How to Remove Your IACV

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: 01/15/2017

Member Credit: Freeengineinfo Idle Air Control Valve Replacement Does your car idle rough or the speed cycle up and down. You probably have a bad idle air control valve. The only purpose of the idle air control valve is to keep the engine’s idle smooth. The engine’s computer gives the…

How to Perform ECU Reset, Throttle Pedal Release, TVCP, Idle Volume Learning

Relevance: 75%      Posted on: 01/15/2017

This applies to 2002-2003 5thgens. Member Credit: maxima dude Before attempting any of the following procedures, it is advisable that you read through the instructions thoroughly and familiarize yourself with them. A stop watch or an analog clock with a second’s needle will be useful. ( i counted outloud becuz…

What is the VQ35DE Factory Oil Pressure PSI?

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 01/31/2018

Below is the information seen in the Nissan factory service manual (FSM) for 2002-2008 VQ35DE Nissan Maxima's. This information can be found in the "ENGINE LUBRICATION SYSTEM SECTION - LU" section of the factory service manual. Engine speed PSI Idle speed 14 psi 2,000 rpm  43 psi  

What does my Air Fuel Ratio (AFR) Mean?

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 12/02/2017

Source Credit: SAFR Tool Air Fuel Ratio (AFR) is the ratio of air to fuel in an internal combustion engine. The AFR is an important measure for performance-tuning reasons. If exactly enough air is provided to completely burn all of the fuel, the ratio is known as the stoichiometric mixture…

How to Clean Throttle Body and Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: 09/22/2019

Member Credit: Cdg2125 Tools Required: Ratchet 10m socket 12mm socket Flathead or 8mm socket Pliers or vise grips 1 can of Throttle Body cleaner 1 can of Carb cleaner (I find Berrymans B12 to work fastest) New throttle body gasket New IAC Valve Gasket (dealer only) Step 1: Disconnect battery.…

Have a Bad Coil Pack on your 5thgen Maxima? Helpful Tips on Replacing

Relevance: 43%      Posted on: 12/02/2019

Member Credit:  bigfatty I have been getting a few PMs on this from time to time, but most questions have been answered somewhere in this thread, take some time and read because there is alot of good info in here from people other than me. I swapped only two coils…

MAF, TB, IACV, EGR Cleaning for Dummies on 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Relevance: 40%      Posted on: 09/22/2019

Member Credit: 96i30azn I cleaned my MAF, TB, IACV, and EGR guide tube last week after some extensive research here on the org. I felt like none of the threads included directions for a total newb to do everything. Doing everything at the same time makes sense b/c if you're…

Anatomy of a Complete UpRev Tune: Forced induction 350z

Relevance: 39%      Posted on: 12/16/2018

Member Credit: djamps THESE TABLES ARE FOR A VERY SPECIFIC F/I SETUP! I'm running GT25 twins with 600CC DW's, AAM basic fuel return, and HPX MAF. Don't be stupid and start making power pulls with these tables on YOUR setup. Tune it right and use these values as starting points if…

How to Install CXJ Performance 3pc Thermal Phenolic Spacers

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

Member Credit: CXJ Performance DISCONNECT THE BATTERY FIRST! This would be great time to change the spark plugs as well. Remove the upper intake manifold. Once the manifold has been removed it will look like the picture shown below: STOP EVERYTHING! PLACE RAGS INTO THE CHAMBERS. If a bolt is dropped…

DC Power 270 Amp XP High Output Alternator for VQ35DE Engines

Relevance: 37%      Posted on: 02/09/2018

Member Credit: EddyMaxx In the process of installing my supercharger (which runs of alternator), I decided to upgrade my OEM alternator to a DC Power 270 Amp Alternator. The OEM alternator is 110 amps. I paid $300 bucks for the DC 270 Amp Alternator. They usually go for $600+ according to…

How to Seafoam And Change Your Cabin Air Filter

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 02/08/2017

Member Credit: Chernmax Seafoam is a 100% pure petroleum product for use in all gasoline and diesel type engines, both 2 and 4 cycle. OXYGEN SENSOR SAFE. Cleans dirty engine parts internally by removing harmful gums, varnish and carbon. WORKS AND PERFORMS INSTANTLY. Removes moisture from oil crankcases and fuel…

2J-Racing Side Exit Exhaust Installed on 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 03/26/2018

Member Credit: schmellyfart I've been mulling over a side exit exhaust off and on the past year. I pulled the trigger on Black Friday as 2J-Racing had their 3" B15 side exit exhaust on sale. Having only eyeballed pictures of it on their website and those that others have posted, I…

Audi R8 Coilpacks Installed on 2002 5thgen Nissan Maxima VQ35DE

Relevance: 31%      Posted on: 10/12/2019

Member Credit: Tyreek Carter I feel the idle is smoother and the throttle response is definitely better. I want to say I can feel a difference after adjusting a few fuel points on my AFC. Overall, I do like them and feel it was worth it. They are also an…

How to Clean Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Under $10

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: 12/23/2017

Member Credit: Jasonmax I've seen a lot of people asking about how to clean the MAF, so I decide to do my own and show it to them. Things you need during the cleaning: CRC MAF cleaner Torx screwderiver #15 10mm wrenchPreparation: Park your car under a shade or a…

How to Adjust the Timing on 3rdgen Maxima

Relevance: 27%      Posted on: 01/13/2018

Member Credit: Bryan Tisch Below is the distributor hold-down bolt which resides under the distributor, you can see the sun shining on it in both pictures. To change the timing: First obtain a timing gun (normal or one with the advance feature) Make sure the engine is warmed up and…

Nissan DataScan II aka The Affordable Nissan Consult

Relevance: 25%      Posted on: 10/09/2017

If you are DIY person and love working on your Nissan Maxima, then this tool is a MUST HAVE! When you go to the Nissan dealer, the person working on your car typically uses a tool called a Nissan Consult. The Nissan Consult that the dealer uses costs thousand of…

7thgen & 8thgen Nissan Maxima Shockwave Motordyne Exhaust

Relevance: 22%      Posted on: 01/27/2018

Introducing The Nissan Maxima 7GM/8GM Shockwave Tuned Helmholtz Exhaust System. This exhaust works on both 7thgens (2009-2015) and 8thgens (2016 to Present). Full Exhaust Price: $1,429.00 ART Y-Pipe Price: $592.00 Order Link: A high quality build, completely polished, TIG welded Stainless Steel 304 tubing with a 2.5″ inlet and dual 3″ outlets…

Installing an Unorthodox Racing Underdrive Pulley

Relevance: 21%      Posted on: 12/25/2017

Member Credit: Greg There has been some very uninformed and incorrect information going around the electronic Maxima community regarding use of the Unorthodox Racing Underdrive Pulley.  Some of the unsubstantiated comments I have heard are: "It will blow your crankshaft" "It will imbalance your motor" "It will make your idle

The Official UpRev Nissan Tuning Guide

Relevance: 20%      Posted on: 12/16/2018

Member Credit: UpRev Download UpRev Nissan Tuning Guide Download Osiris User Guide This guide was written with the assumption that the reader has already read the Osiris User Guide. At least the last few sections regarding using and navigating the Osiris ROM Editor. It is also assumed that the reader…

How to Repair and Eliminate Oil Cooler/Warmer

Relevance: 20%      Posted on: 01/15/2017

Member Credit: Froggmann Backing out of your driveway you notice a good sized-oil spot from the passenger side of your car. You get out to investigate. It's engine oil and seems to be a lot of it. You go start investigating, oil pan looks ok. Front oil seal looks ok, then…

Audi R8 Coilpacks Installed on VQ35DE Nissan Engine

Relevance: 20%      Posted on: 09/22/2019

Credit: Rico Rodriguez Big shout to Rico for spending countless hours in finding a cost-effective solution to coilpacks for the VQ35DE engine. This also works on other models and years. For those that don’t know, Audi coilpacks are stronger and better than Nissan coilpacks. They add better mpg and more…

Installing Audi R8 Coilpacks on VQ30DE Engine 3.0 / 3.0 DE-K (4thgen/5thgen)

Relevance: 17%      Posted on: 12/07/2019

Member Credit: Ronny Para This article will help you install Audi R8 Coil Packs on your VQ30DE. For those that don’t know, Audi coilpacks are stronger and better than Nissan coilpacks. They add better mpg and more HP/TQ. It works on bone stock vehicles or highly modified vehicles. Nissan Coilpack…

How to Install Zex Nitrous Kit

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: 01/05/2017

Source Credit: EddyMaxx These are instructions on how to install a wet nitrous kit in your 6thgen. This is pretty straight forward but if you have any doubt please take it to someone who knows how to install these systems. The Zex model used for 6thgens is usually the 82016…

E-Manage Ultimate Review on 2002 Nissan Maxima

Relevance: 13%      Posted on: 12/25/2017

Member Credit: Unklejoe I purchased a used an E-Manage Ultimate a couple of weeks ago and I finally got everything installed and set up so I figured I should share my experience, as this is not a commonly used device for the 5.5 gen Maximas. Install: I used DandyMax's write up…

Preventing ECU Failures in 5thgen Nissan Maxima

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 11/10/2019

Member Credit: maxiiiboy (Vol.4, Spring 2017) Summary The 5th Generation Maxima is a very reliable car - if you know how to maintain it. The problem is that the car suffers from a few design defects that can make it expensive to maintain. For example, a worn-out engine mount may…

How to Perform a 4thgen VQ35DE Engine Swap

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 02/08/2017

Member Credit: Tavarish aka Freddy This how-to depicts how I did the swap. I am by no means responsible for what you do to your car, and any ill effects are your responsibility. I take credit in writing this how-to, and please do not use it without the author’s permission.…