05-29-2010, 11:02 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: albany, ga
Total Cats: 3
Originally Posted by UrbanSoot
My 350z is at the dealer right now for a CEL. They had a nerve to call me few hours ago telling me that I will need to pay $395 for them to do all the tests. Here is our conversation:
Dealer: So we will need you to pay $395 because we need to run a lot of tests.
Me: Why in the hell would I pay that when car is still under warranty for another 2 years?
Dealer: Computer showed 2 codes. One of them is for air/fuel mixture sens...
Me: WHAT? You want me to pay $395 for you to tell me that my O2 sensor is bad?!
Dealer: No no no! Mechanic says that it might be MAF sensor.
Me: Dude, it's an 07 350Z. It has 2 IAT sensors and no MAF.
Dealer: Here, talk to the mechanic
*** hands over the phone to mechanic ***
Mechanic: Hi, so I looked at your car and you have an aftermarket intake...
Me: Yeah, it's a Nissan-approved item that also comes as a dealer-upgrade item on certain dealerships
Mechanic: But vibrations from that intake might have damaged the MAF sensor!
Me: There is no MAF sensor and intake mounts onto OEM location.
Me: What's the code that it's throwing?
*** I quickly looked up the code on Google ***
Me: Code says that it's an oxygen sensor on bank 1. That's driver side before catalytic.
Mechanic: Yeah, but it might also be MAF sensor.
Me: There is no MAF sensor and even if IAT sensor would be bad, car would sputter and run like ****.
Mechanic: Here, talk to my manager.
*** Hands over the phone to manager ***
Manager: Hi sir, how are you?
Me: Replace the O2 sensor.
Manager: Ok, we will call you back after we run more test.
Amazing, right? That's Universal City Nissan for those who is interested.
The VQ37 doesn't have MAF's anymore?
I remember seeing dual MAF equiped g37 with the vq37, dunno about the 370z, But I would think it would be the same