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Old 09-08-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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2003 Polished Titanium 6speed!!

Hey guys like I said in my last build thread, I picked up a 2003 WV2 6-Speed HLSD Maxima on 8/24/15. I was itching to get back into another sweet sweet maxima and had to jump on it.

Got it for a steal but it did need some TLC. Lots of stuff needs to be done to this so stick along for the ride

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Enjoy it those damn things freaking move.
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So couple of issues with this car. Took a look underneath and noticed the oil pan was leaking a decent amount of oil, so I removed and replaced the RTV. F*cking hated scraping off the old rtv. In hindsight I should've just ordered a new oil pan.

Did an oil and filter change with 10w30 Castrol High Mileage and M1-108 filter. After I drained the oil out I was surprised to only find 1 3/4 quart came out.

I do have a front valve cover leak which needs to be addressed as soon I can find a pair of 6th gen VC's.

Replaced the bank 2 cam sensor which was causing my hard starts and now she fires right up. Also found a grille for the car so now it doesn't look as ugly.

Now ill stfu and post some pics.



Quick start up video after I replaced the cam sensor. No more embarrassing myself in front of the neighbors cranking the car for 15 seconds before it'll fire up.


When I bought the car, it didn't have a radio in it and I luckily found one at the pick n pull for $23. So out went the single din adapter and in came the Bose. Excuse the dirt, its been cleaned off since. However I'm pretty underwhelmed with the Bose and can't use the cd player because of error f0. Anyway the cassete adapter and fm work just fine.



Previous owner had ghey blue led's in the door panels so I swapped out those for white led bulbs. These iPhone pictures don't do them any justice, will get some better pics.

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Ended up doing the rest of the car.
The map lights have a 12 led panels and the dome light has 32 led panels I had laying around from when I had my 4th gen's.

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Old 09-24-2015, 08:04 AM   #5
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You sure that's WV2? Might just be the lighting.

Clean ride though, even after all these years.
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i have the F0 on error on the bose also, and there is no info on that on here or the web. luckily cd's priorities are dwindling away as time goes on.

and nice work so far, keep it up!
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Also, as per the FSM, it states to use RTV for the lower oil pan. Seems not as satisfying so I opted out.

I had a slight leak with mine but went with a Fel-Pro gasket off of Amazon.
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Also, as per the FSM, it states to use RTV for the lower oil pan. Seems not as satisfying so I opted out.

I had a slight leak with mine but went with a Fel-Pro gasket off of Amazon.
I just followed the fsm but was tempted to get the gasket and call it a day.

It is actually Polished Titanium(WV2 on the firewall). iPhone cameras and lighting conditions aren't optimal so I see why you would think otherwise
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:39 PM   #9
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So I've been busy with this car. I have a p0300 code for whatever reason and I figured I'd swap out the spark plugs and the 6 coil-packs. Also went ahead and put in 6th gen valve covers and gaskets for front and rear since they were leaking.

Taking off that intake manifold is no fun. So much easier on the 4th gens.


Then I bent my front right wheel on a massive pothole.


Found a set of g35x sedan wheels on craigslist and ordered some Michelin Primacy tires to wrap them in.



Also I needed to replace my rear passenger side mudflap since it was all cracked and broken. Luckily maximajoe was parting out a Polished Titanium and was able to pick one up from him.

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Still have that damn p0300 though. Also found out my right rear caliper is frozen

Im gonna gut my pre cats and see if that helps. Car is misfiring and is pretty gutless as of lately
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The calipers on my 5th gen froze like 2-3 times in the 160k miles I had on it. They are the worst.
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The calipers on my 5th gen froze like 2-3 times in the 160k miles I had on it. They are the worst.
Come help me with mine please !
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OP in regards to your bose unit, look up how to do the AUX Hardwire into the OEM BOSE UNIT. DO IT! and continue loving your max even more. Simple, basic soldering skills and you'll have great quality sound into your OEM unit with stock system out of your ipod/iphone.
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OP in regards to your bose unit, look up how to do the AUX Hardwire into the OEM BOSE UNIT. DO IT! and continue loving your max even more. Simple, basic soldering skills and you'll have great quality sound into your OEM unit with stock system out of your ipod/iphone.
How much of a difference in sound would I have compared to the cassette adapter I have at the moment ?
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Well haven't been able to do much to this car due to time constraints but I swapped my old stock horns with the i35's that I have from my partout. Look below for sound clips
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Can't see the videos. It says they are private.
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Can't see the videos. It says they are private.
sorry about that . fixed!
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i like the i35 way better, is it direct swap plug and play?

how about the fancy red aftermarket ones people get?
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The calipers on my 5th gen froze like 2-3 times in the 160k miles I had on it. They are the worst.
yes they are, and i am on caliper 3 i believe on just 110k miles of ownership.

the problem is caliper design of the era with ebrake integrated into the unit itself.

the fix, for e-brake issues is grease/lubircate the parking brake lines so water and debris can't get in and lock the e-brake, im sure it may help on the calipers it self too..

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How much of a difference in sound would I have compared to the cassette adapter I have at the moment ?
not sure , its probably 5 times better from a tape convertor, but is it worth it....not sure..... if you care about audio that much to do the conversion you shouldn't being using the stock HU.

im doin tape since day one, and its been fine.

doing the soundproofing of the rear deck http://www.shiftice.com/bose_deck_fix.html has increased the quality tenfold, feels like the sub doubled in power , i def recoomend this, very cost effective.

i also had to fix the relay on the sub amp (common issue as well) so with that and soudn proofing I am bumping
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i like the i35 way better, is it direct swap plug and play?

how about the fancy red aftermarket ones people get?
Direct plug and play. No clue about those red ones I just used these since they were at hand and sound much nicer than the wimpy oem ones.

For now I'll keep the tape adapter. Not much of an audiophile here lol
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Well I gutted my pre-cats this past weekend thinking it would clear up my p0300 but unfortunately its still there and the car is still missing quite badly at idle but drives great through the gears ??? Gutted front, rear, and main cat with the rear pre cat taking nearly 5 hours.


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the rear precat labor ....- remove, gut, and reinstall was 5 hrs?
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the rear precat labor ....- remove, gut, and reinstall was 5 hrs?
Removal and re install took took roughly an hour. Gutting it was the PITA that took forever. That honeycomb material isn't going anywhere
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this is all in hindsight, but what tools did you use? i did mine in september and yes the rear precat was the worst but, still was only 30 mins with an 18" spade drill bit and decent drill
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this is all in hindsight, but what tools did you use? i did mine in september and yes the rear precat was the worst but, still was only 30 mins with an 18" spade drill bit and decent drill
Used a little smaller spade bit and that thing just buckled. Essentially useless. The drill was my neighbors and it was an older makita that weighed in at roughly 15 pounds and we still had a really tough time. We ended up using a chisel and s 9 lb hammer to get it all out. Maybe your's was slightly more disintegrated which made it easier for you ?
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Liking this build. Nice to see clean 6MTs still around.
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Liking this build. Nice to see clean 6MTs still around.
Thanks man means a lot, unfortunately I'm at my wits end with the misfire at idle and haven't had much chance to diagnose it even further. I'm going to take some time out on Friday and try to find vaccum leaks and then do a compression test.
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Used a little smaller spade bit and that thing just buckled. Essentially useless. The drill was my neighbors and it was an older makita that weighed in at roughly 15 pounds and we still had a really tough time. We ended up using a chisel and s 9 lb hammer to get it all out. Maybe your's was slightly more disintegrated which made it easier for you ?
nope no disintegration, fully intact.

the drill i used was newer and decent power...forget voltage tho.
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Some bad news, the motor is unfortunately toast. Did a compression test on the car and heres what I found.
150 150 140
90 90 90

This is why I've had the p0300 and the miss at idle. Its driving okay for now, burning a quart of 10w30 every 300 miles. The new plugs were pretty fouled up, which is also no good. Swapped in some 10w40 this past weekend to see if it helps some. Upside is, I have a spare motor in the i35 which will probably get swapped in once it gets warmer out.
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Thanks to Torque Pro, my trust ELM 327 and some wizardry with a 6 year old android phone ,I was able to pass NY State Inspections with a CEL and ABS light on.

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So 2 weekends ago, I decided it was time to swap in this motor from the i35. Had a good friend come out from Rhode Island who basically did 99.9% of the swap. Thanks David!!! Here are some pics

Motor in the iDirty5


Cut the front Radiator support off to pull the motor to save some time


Donor Motor is out!



Bad motor in the Max being prepped for removal


And shes on her way out


More pics of the finished product coming soon!
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Sweet!

Could you talk a bit more about what you did with Torque and ELM to pass inspection? Is there a way to make all the system monitors read as ready?
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Sweet!

Could you talk a bit more about what you did with Torque and ELM to pass inspection? Is there a way to make all the system monitors read as ready?
No that would be super slick though. Just reset the CEL and drive around as soon as all the monitors are ready. The second that happened drove it to the shop and had it done. CEL came back on 2 mins after the fresh inspection was applied lol
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No that would be super slick though. Just reset the CEL and drive around as soon as all the monitors are ready. The second that happened drove it to the shop and had it done. CEL came back on 2 mins after the fresh inspection was applied lol
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No that would be super slick though. Just reset the CEL and drive around as soon as all the monitors are ready. The second that happened drove it to the shop and had it done. CEL came back on 2 mins after the fresh inspection was applied lol
I use the same app and I actually got it to clear the codes without clearing the drive cycle. I even cleared them just before I entered the testing facility. I see that you had a $22 test fee? Here in illinois it's free
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I use the same app and I actually got it to clear the codes without clearing the drive cycle. I even cleared them just before I entered the testing facility. I see that you had a $22 test fee? Here in illinois it's free
Welcome to NY where they nickel and dime you for everything
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So its been a while since I updated this post. Cars been running well after the swap. No issues other than some bs evap codes.

On another note, I made some window weld left and right motor mounts.
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(tranny mount)


Next I ordered some truHart coilovers from ebay


Heres how the car looked before any adjustments.


Had to raise the car up some, and here is the end result


While I had the car up in the air it was time for the cars first oil change after the swap. I had it filled with 5 quarts of SuperTech 5w30 and a SuperTech oil filter. After 2700 miles I drained 4 quarts. Decided to fill with Mobil 1 0w40 and Nissan oil filter. Replaced the drain plug and crush washer aswell


Quick pic with a friend who helped adjust the coilovers.
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Also I decided to swap over the seats from my i35. Not sure what im doing with the i35 just yet have it up on craigslist hopefully someone buys it for parts.

But anyway heres some pics from the install







Love the seats, much more supportive and plush than the leather in the Maxima
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You've done a great job getting this car back into shape!
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Do those truhart coilovers ride well? I already got tein but I was considering those before.
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