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Infiniti G35 Frequently Asked Questions

 

General

  1. Brembo brake pad life
  2. Brembo brake dust, is it normal
  3. My Brembo brakes are squealing
  4. What are the specs for the G35
  5. How is the G35 in the snow
  6. My G35 is getting bad gas mileage
  7. The gear shift vibrates
  8. Why does the "SLIP" light come on
  9. How do I rotate the tires on the G35
  10. How long is the break-in period

Audio/Nav

  1. Is my G35 satellite radio-ready
  2. Where is the Bose amp located
  3. Where can I mount the satellite radio antenna
  4. Can I bypass the navigation start up screen
  5. My satellite radio is not displaying the channel name or artist by default
  6. Can the navi play DVD's

Interior

  1. What's up with the grease streaks on my windows
  2. What is this I hear about a new center console

Exterior

  1. Paint chipping
  2. How to wash

Mods

  1. Is there a chip for the G35
  2. What air intake options are available
  3. What exhaust options are available
  4. Engine grounding kits for the G35
  5. How do I install the aluminum pedals

 

Brembo Brake Pad Life
The pads are soft, and thus don't expect a ton of mileage. Most users are reporting pad life of around 20,000. Expect less if you are a city driver. Long-distance drivers can see up to 40,000 miles out of the pads. Also, the rotor specs are very low tolerence. The front rotors can only be resuraced 8mm and the rears 6mm. This means that after your first or second brake job, you'll need new rotors.

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Brembo Brake Dust, Is It Normal?
YES! You will need to wash your wheels almost every other day with normal driving. The performance pads on both the Brembo 6MT's and standard calipers both put out a lot of dust. Some people have reported good results using a product called, "RejeX". This product puts a non-stick layer on your rims and makes cleaning a snap!

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My Brembo Brakes Are Squealing
Some people, including myself, have had issues with their Brembo's squealing with low mileage. In my case, it seemed to happen at very low speeds with light brake pressure. Most often, this is when slowing to a stop. There was talk of a TSB out for this, and your dealer may have the most up to date information. In most cases, the squealing will taper off around 3,000 miles or so.

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What are the Specs for the G35?
Complete specs for the G35 Coupe and Sedan can be found here.

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How is the G35 in the Snow?
The G35 preforms just about as well as any rear wheel drive sports car in the snow! That said, if you live in a climate where you receive any snow, it is recommended that you purchase snow tires or a set of winter wheels/tires. You can research currect products and prices from Tire Rack here.

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My G35 is Getting Bad Gas Mileage
Your gas mileage will improve slightly as the car breaks in. After break in, MPG can vary widely based on driving habits. Expect to see your MPG's range from 16 to 24 MPG.

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The Gear Shift Vibrates
This is completely normal.

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Why Does the SLIP Light Come on?
The SLIP light represents the vehicle's traction control program. When illumiated it takes over control of throttle and braking based on input from a myriad of sensors. The VDC (traction control) is initiated by wheel slip, yaw and any other factors that make the computer think you're on the verge of loosing control of the vehicle. There have been a lot of complaints about the G35's VDC being too interferring and actually causing harder driving conditions. The VDC can be turned off via a switch to the lower left of the steering wheel (useful if trying to pull out of a snowy spot when wheel spin is necessary, or "spirited" accelerating). Even with the VDC turned off, however, it will still kick in if it detects substantial loss of control. NOTE: if you plan on racing, turn the VDC off. Otherwise it will retard the throttle when you chirp the wheels from 1st to 2nd gear.

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How do I Rotate the Tires on the G35?
You cannot easily! The only way to rotate the tires are the dismount the tires from the wheels and swap sides. This is due to the fact that the front and rear wheels are different sizes and all 4 tires are directional.

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How long is the Break-In Period?
You'll want to take it easy on your G35 for the first 1,000 miles. This will ensure that all parts are smoothed out and ready for spirited driving. Try your hardest to keep the RPM's under 4,000 for the first 1,000 miles. After that, slowly increase your power and by 1,500 mile you should be clear to red line it!

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Is My G Sat Ready?
Tough question... MAYBE! First of all, early 2003 Sedans that do not have the "SAT" button are not capable at all of wiring an OEM Infiniti satellite receiver in. If you have a sedan or coupe with the last 6-digits of your VIN LOWER then the below numbers, then your car did not come pre-wired for Satellite, but it is still an option. Cars with VIN's higher then below, are pre-wired and you'll find a small white connector under your trunk liner to the left of your spare tire.
Sedan: 321894 and higher
Coupe: 210827 and higher

If you do not have the pre-wire, you can purchase it here. If you do have the pre-wire, all you'll need is the receiver which can be purchased here.

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Where is the Bose Amp Located?
The Bose amp is located on the left hand side of the trunk. If you pull out the trunk mat and floor you will see the spare and a black plastic cover to the left. Pull the spare out for more work space. Use a metric socket wrench (10mm or 11mm) to remove the nut holding down the black plastic cover. Remove the cover and you will see the Bose amp below.

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Where Can I Mount the Satellite Radio Antenna?
The antenna can be mounted in several different locations. The roof, the trunk or my personal favorite, inside on the rear parcel shelf. Mounting the antenna inside will cut down on your reception, but until smaller antennas come out, this is a good alternative. See the link below for pictures and instructions on running the antenna internally.
More info on Mounting Satellite Radio Antenna

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Can I Bypass the Navigation Startup Screen?
No! Unless you are an electical engineer with major skills. And if you are and you suceed at this, please let us know!

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My Satellite Radio is Not Displaying the Channel Name or Artist by Default
Hold the RPT button and it will change the default display. Let go and hold it again and it will cycle to the next selection.

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Can the Navigation System Play DVD's?
Not stock. You cannot insert a DVD movie into your Navigation system's DVD player. However, there are options if you are willing to modify your Navigation system. See the below link for one such alternative.

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