You Won’t Believe What I Found On This Nissan


rev up your engines today I’m gonna talk
about whether you should get rid of a car that you have or whether you should
continue owning it and taking care of it and I’ve got a perfect example here my customer
here she owns a ten-year-old Infiniti she’s
asking me should I keep this car or should I get something else is it gonna
give me a lot of problems I can still drive it a few years now if you’ve been
watching me anything like the time you’ll know I’ll say don’t go buy used
infiniti g37 or any high-end infiniti because they can become money pits as
they age but here I’m gonna give an honest evaluation of the car to my
customer okay we climb inside and we see it’s got ninety two thousand three
hundred and two miles on it that’s got all the bells and whistles and she said
they all work perfectly fine she’s never had any problems with them and you have
a lot of trims cracking the places and the other trim is fading away coating on
the plastic is wearing off but if we go into the back it’s immaculate no
problems there because hey she drives the car by herself nobody else nobody is using
it we got to the passenger side hey that’s immaculate too that’s not faded away
that’s not cracked she just drives the car by yourself and
we check in the trunk pop it open everything’s clean the seals clean she
told me it’s never been wrecked and it certainly looks like it never has been
and when we pull the hood release and check under the hood
it’s got the ultra reliable v6 engine in it it doesn’t burn any oil or lose any
coolant and being the original owner she hasn’t had any major problems the
biggest thing she did was have the front struts change because it was bouncing
too much so it’s got a history of being a pretty good cars never been wrecked
but you never know so I’m getting my fancy scan tool and we’ll hook it up
just plug it under the dash it goes problems can’t hide from these machines
we just pressed Diagnostics then infinity and away we go smart machine it
knows what it’s doing it’s already read the whole thing and now we scan it auto
scans and now it’s scanning now it’s found two
problems one with the body control three with the sonar system so start with
a body controller module that’s got a a code of u1000 which is relatively
common with an older car this is a lost communication code of the main computer
to any of the modules often though lose communication once in a while with one
or the other runs fine she hasn’t had any problems with it I see this all the
time if I had a customer who’s buying this vehicle and it didn’t work right
didn’t have that code I’d say walk away because that lost communication can
be a serious problem but when they run perfectly fine I see it all the time in
cars now it also has a code for the sonar system so we’ll see what that is it’s
lost communication with three of the sonar sensors interestly enough each one
of the three was seen exactly thirty nine times it records how many times it
happens so all these codes are related I’m assuming that the main computer has
the you 1,000 code of loss of communication because it’s lost
communication with some of these two but sonar systems for back and up and for
warning you’re getting too close that’s typical as these things age hey as long
as you use your eyes and ears and drive normally none of these systems are gonna
save you anyway and as they age they can cost a fortune to fix and most people
like this lady just ignore them I’m gonna check all the live data that gives
me so much information I don’t know what kind of shape this vehicle is in overall
within a few minutes and as you can see man there is a lot of data I analyzed it as
I scroll through it this particular system is color coded so if they’re bad
they’ll be either yellow or red or they’ll be highlighted and so just being
a normal color for example the map sensor data that’s pretty spot-on for this
vehicle I can’t even test it by putting it in
drive and now I’m going to turn off the AC that you’d make the MAP sensor drop
watch turned it off and it dropped just like it’s supposed to see the injector
pulse is good the mass airflow sensor is good there is so much information that I
can go through that shows me what kind of shape the engine is in the
transmission is in its wild, alternator is working there it is thirteen point seven
six volts without of your nothing going on the hood of the car so
actually the machine tells me that the vehicle is in excellent shape the
transmission has no problems the engine has no problems the electronic system
other than that stupid lost communication which is probably the
sonar system that’s in tip-top shape now I did notice something while I walking I could
smell a little smoldering during then when I come here
I can smell a tiny bit of smoldering this is a v6 engine ninety something
thousand miles the valve cover gaskets are seeping a tiny amount of oil which
then smolders it’s no big deal I seen cars go years this way with no
real problems at all it’s not even dripping on the ground now
if it’s dripping on the ground making a mess yeah it’s time to change them out
but as these things age a lot of them let just a little bit of oil come out of
it it doesn’t really mean anything I checked the tires and they’re wearing
evenly you have any scallops either the front one score the back ones and of
course now I’m gonna take it for a road test and a highway see it handles at
high speed but I drove it around here just around the block and man this thing
is fast I can see why people buy them they’re extremely fast vehicles the
owner may be a little old lady but she’s more like the little old lady from
Pasadena who wants to put her foot the pedal the metal every once in a while
and well step on the gas goes like stink and also handles like a
dream true this car is in excellent shape so all in all considering that it shifts
like a dream and runs like a dream doesn’t burn oil doesn’t use any coolant has no
serious trouble cold the data is all good I’m gonna tell my customer
keep the car it might go years more and in this particular case even though I say
don’t buy these used infinities if a customer had brought me this car and
said should I buy this car not and after I checked it out I’d say if you don’t
pay too much money for it it could be a good car but of course she already owns
the car it’s been paid for years ago so what the heck she might get another four
or five years of reasonably trouble-free driving with us thing as the saying goes
better the devil you know than the one you don’t, so if you never want to miss
another one of my new car repair videos remember to ring that Bell

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