hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,963 miles

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2005 Nissan 350Z engine problems

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2005 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 212010

350Z 6-cyl

  • 54,963 miles


My 2005 350Z has been having oil consumption issues. This all started after several thousand miles after I had the original engine replaced for the same issue. While driving, after only 3000 miles after a oil change the engine began to knock very loudly. The noise so bad I had to pull over and stop the car and have it towed to my mechanic. Not a Nissan dealer. ES technical sports looked into it and notified me that there was no oil in the engine. They place two quarts of oil into the engine and I was able to drive over to gardena Nissan in southern ca. From that day I have been dealing with them on this issue. This started in 2010 and I have been doing oil consumption tests since. The variation of the amount of oil used is normal to the point that the engine needs to use the Nissan synthetic oil to the point of I have to use tradition motor oil. All the same the car would not last over 3000 mile without the engine knocking because of the lack of oil. The synthetic oil change I was told that I needed to return the car at 7,500 miles for the next oil change. Well I was back at 3,500 without any oil in the engine. The last set of consumption test reveled that after 1000 miles the oils was down 19 mm. The next consumption test after 1000 miles showed the oil was down 29mm. The engine after another 35,000 miles is consuming so much oil that I can not drive it. This is exactly what happened in the first 36,000 miles before I had to have Nissan replace the engine. Now I have been waiting for 3 weeks without a car for Nissan to inform gardena Nissan on what to do with my car. I can't sit and sit with a engine that will blow up if I drive it. I have been searching on the web and this is a issue with the Nissan vehicles. The infinity G35 has the same oil consumption issue.

- Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

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