Community Member Credit: mendon99
Community Member Credit: mendon99
Community Member Credit: The Wizard
|Manufacturer Part Number||Year||Transmission||Spec||Engine||Nissan Part Number|
|A18-B41 EL0||1995||5-Speed Manual||Fed||A32-VQ30DE||23710-|
|A18-B41 EM0||1995||5-Speed Manual||Fed||A32-VQ30DE||23710-|
|A18-E10 ER0||1995||5-Speed Manual||Fed||A32-VQ30DE||23710-40U04|
|A18-H79 E3R||1995||5-Speed Manual||Fed||A32-VQ30DE||23710-40U06|
|A18 E12 EQ2||1995||5-Speed Manual||Cali||A32-VQ30DE||23710-|
|A18-C84 EY0||1996||5-Speed Manual||Canada||A32-VQ30DE||23710-54U01|
|A18-C84 EX8||1996||5-Speed Manual||Fed||A32-VQ30DE||23710-54U03|
|A18-H92 E4B||1996||5-Speed Manual||Canada||A32-VQ30DE||23710-54U05|
|A18-E65 EZ7||1996||5-Speed Manual||Outside US||A32-VQ30DE||23710-56U62|
|A18-L01 0E2||1996||5-Speed Manual||Outside US||A32-VQ30DE||23710-56U66|
|A18-F55 E0N||1997||5-Speed Manual||Fed||A32-VQ30DE||23710-|
Owner: Rich Spencer
Transmission: Manual 5-Speed
Community Member Credit: z_maxima
Hey Guys, I’m sure you have seen this over and over here. I just thought I share my photos as well. I should of replaced the support 6 years ago when I first spotted the rust during an inspection. I had no idea it was a common problem at the time.
After getting some expensive pricing on replacing the support, I decided to do this on my own. Many of the pictures that the owners posted here were very helpful in guiding me to complete this task.
1. Remove the center grille.
2. Remove side light first. A small screw on the top. Pop from the front out.
3. Remove main headlights, 2 side bolts, 2 10mm nuts from the back.
4. Remove the lower signal lights. Pop the smaller side marker light first, remove the screw, then remove the main signal light. Disconnect all wires.
5. Remove the 3 bolts holding the center bumper.
6. Remove the left and right retainers on the bumper that were under the Main headlights. 6 10mm bolts total.
7. Remove all the engine covers attach to the bumper underneath
8. Remove front wheels to open the liners to access the 3 10 mm nuts holding the side bumper to the fender. 6 total.
9. Bumper should be free to come off. fog lights are attached to the inner reinforcing bar. no need to remove them. Just disconnect wires.
1: 98 SE
2: As soon I remove the lower covers, rust!
3: Front view of the support
4: Underneath view of the support
5: Bumper and wheels removed
6: Complete removal of front end parts
7: Removing the spot welds, 32 total and 6 others I use a sawzall.
8: Removing the old support
9: The mess
10: The old and new support side by side.
11: New support in place
12: New support welded in place.
13: First coat of POR 15 rust preventive paint.
14: Second coat of POR 15 Chassis Coat Black
15: Painted all front end parts before the bumper.
16: Done, 2 days later. A total of 14 hours, due to additional painting and cleaning that a body shop probably wouldn’t do.
If you’ve never changed out your fuel filter on 4thgen Nissan Maxima, you should consider using the Z32 300ZX TT fuel filter. It’s a bit larger in size and is known to last longer than your Nissan Maxima regular OEM filter.
Please Note: The size of the fuel filter does not affect the amount of fuel delivered to the engine. It is controlled by the fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump, and injectors. The size of the filter only changes how long it will work effectively.
Part Number: 16400-Q0805
Price: Around $23 bucks
|Manufacturer Part Number||16400-Q0805|
|Product||Genuine Nissan Fuel Filter 16400-Q0805|
|Replaces||16400-N4201, 16400-N9600, 16400-N9600MP, 16400-N9694, 16400-N9694DY, 16400-Q0800, 16400-Q0800MP, 16400-W7061|
Community Member Credit: EddyMaxx
I was looking to replace the steering wheel on my 1998 4thgen Nissan Maxima. I looked at various options and came across an 8thgen steering wheel that fits perfectly and literally plug-n-play (for the fitment and airbag wiring). It feels and looks much better than the regular 4thgen steering wheel. It’s also a flat-bottom steering wheel.
Overall, I’m very happy with the results. It took me about 45-minutes to get everything set up and installed. The cruise control wiring is optional but does require additional wiring if you want to retain the ones on the 8thgen steering wheel. You also need to ensure you get the steering wheel with regular cruise control, not intelligent cruise control.
Community Member 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 HP/TQ. It works on bone stock vehicles or highly modified vehicles. Just rewire the OEM pigtails to Audi pigtails, plug it in and play!
Nissan Coilpack only has 1 coil. Audi has 2 coils as you can see in the picture below. By having 2 coils it doubles the spark output and can easily handle spark blow out that turbocharged vehicles suffer from. Because it’s outer exterior has a metal body it can dissipate heat ALOT quicker than Nissan rubber which helps with heat cycling. It’s also cheaper than OEM Nissan Coilpacks.
Audi R8 Coil Pack Advantages:
Now the coil packs price varies due to different name brands. They range from $132-$216 for a V6 engine. Below is the link of the coil packs below so you can see the prices and brands. Doesn’t matter which brand you use, I’ve tested them all and they all make the same exact power.
Installed a 2003 Nissan Maxima (Credit: Altaf Rahaman)
Important Note: The 02-08 DE Manifold requires NWP spacers.
Important Note: The 2nd Gen Engine does not require spacers. Straight plug-n-play.
You can also purchase the adapters directly from Rico. Below are the prices.
Create Connectors using O2 Plugs (Credit: Rob Tilley)
Finally got my R8 coils installed today and I must say it was definitely worth the time and money I spent. I installed them on my turbo 350z running 15psi with #7 plugs. Car runs so much smoother, especially under boost. It’s a totally different car. I used o2 plugs from a 02/03 Maxima to make the adapters for the plug. Just have to file down the alignment guide on the outside of the blue connector.
Make your Own Clean Connectors using new Plugs: https://www.my4dsc.com/audi-r8-coilpacks-installed-on-nissan-maxima-vq35de-make-your-own-plug-n-play-connectors/