EXHAUST SYSTEM (VQ35DE)
Removal and Installation
- Perform the procedure with the exhaust system fully cooled down because the system will be hot just after the engine is turned off.
- Be careful not to cut your hand on the insulator edges.
- Use genuine NISSAN exhaust system parts or equivalent, which are specifically designed for heat resistance, corrosion resistance, and shape.
Remove exhaust system components using power tools.
- Remove heated oxygen sensor using Tool as needed.
Tool number : KV10114400 (J-38365)
Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
- Always replace exhaust gaskets with new ones when reassembling.
- Before installing a new heated oxygen sensor, clean and lube the exhaust tube threads using suitable tool.
- Discard any heated oxygen sensor which has been dropped from a height of more than 0.5 m (19.7 in) onto a hard surface such as a concrete floor; install a new one.
- Do not over-tighten the heated oxygen sensor. Doing so may damage the heated oxygen sensor, resulting in the MIL coming on.
- If any mounting insulator is badly deformed, repair or replace it. If deposits such as mud pile up on the mounting insulator, clean and inspect them.
- When installing the insulator avoid large gaps or interference between the insulator and each exhaust pipe.
- Remove deposits from the sealing surface of each connection. Connect them securely to avoid exhaust gas leaks.
- Temporarily tighten the exhaust manifold side nuts and the vehicle side bolts. Check each part for any interference, and then tighten the nuts and bolts to specification.
- When installing each mounting rubber, avoid twisting or excessive extension in up/down and right/left directions.
- Tighten the bolts without causing interference with the flange.