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Old 02-14-2013, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ordered new exhaust but...

So last night I ordered my new exhaust from Sector 111 and it should be here next Wednesday. I am super excited to get it on, but one problem arose when I contacted my local dealer about some small OEM parts. We did a recall check on the car and I have the oil line recall plus ECU reflash. I do not live close enough to just stop on by and get it done. It will be a 4 hours drive to just get there.
So the problem arises...should I put the exhaust on and then get the recalls done or wait for the exhaust and do it after the recalls. I do not know how badly the dealer would frown upon the mods. I'm not sure what the ECU reflash is, but should the car just stay stock until all is done? Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if your that excited about putting it on then go ahead. it shouldnt matter if you have your new exhaust on as it not directly related to each other.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If I were you I would install the exhaust after the ECU re-flash. That way the ECU can readjust itself automatically and learn the new exhaust system.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the ECU needs to relearn after its reflashed anywyas so it does not hurt if the new exhaust is already installed.
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Hmm..ok. Seems to be conflicting ideas. I may call a dealer and see what they think about it.
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Dealer shouldn't care about the exhaust. Half of us took off the overweight stock beast YEARS ago.
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The dealer won't give a single hoot whether you put your exhaust on or not. They only take the front clam off when they do the recall service. And for the ecu, it's just a reflash to update the patch for the VIN issue. You'll be fine either way. I'd say just put it on when it arrives so you can enjoy 4 hours of good exhaust sound on your way to the dealership!
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Just called my "local" dealer. They said the exhaust should be fine. As long as there isn't any aftermarket software on the ECU all is good. Just wanted to make sure. It should be here today!
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The dealer won't give a single hoot whether you put your exhaust on or not. They only take the front clam off when they do the recall service. And for the ecu, it's just a reflash to update the patch for the VIN issue. You'll be fine either way. I'd say just put it on when it arrives so you can enjoy 4 hours of good exhaust sound on your way to the dealership!
wait, for the oil lines the recall doesn't touch the 2 fittings on the oil filter sandwich plate???
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wait, for the oil lines the recall doesn't touch the 2 fittings on the oil filter sandwich plate???
It does, but you don't have to do anything with the exhaust to get to it.
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It does, but you don't have to do anything with the exhaust to get to it.
OK, so if they are going to address the 2 fittings on the oil filter sandwich plate, they will be in the area of the idiotic coolant loop. Has anybody gotten them to remove this loop and run a hose elbow directly between the two coolant connections?
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My main concern wa the ECU, not the oil lines. Nissan wouldn't touch my Z unless it was just an oil change because of mods.
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OK, so if they are going to address the 2 fittings on the oil filter sandwich plate, they will be in the area of the idiotic coolant loop. Has anybody gotten them to remove this loop and run a hose elbow directly between the two coolant connections?
no way could I see a dealer do this at the request of the owner... although i agree that its a worthy DIY type of job (did this on my old mazda)
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