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UPDATE OCT 13/2015
After some hunting to find the 'old ones', I just received formal confirmation from Nissan that we can no longer purchase these Maxima covers at the old price. They have 'updated' (I call B.S.) the cover and it's now almost the same price as the replacement G35/350Z ones.
Seems Nissan got wise to my modification. Sadly it looks like we are on the hunt for another alternate. If you are able to buy the 'old' cover part number due to stock locally, it would be worth considering. I have no more available locally. If you were able to get this mod done before the change, WHOOT! If not many sadnesses.
Looks like we are back to the R&D method, or lubricating ourselves up for a stiff one from Nissan/Infiniti buying new replacements.
Sorry for the bad news guys. I'd recommend leaving this thread open for education purposes or for anyone able to get the old covers or lightly used Maxima covers.
**** As you might suspect, I can no longer offer pre-modded covers due to this change.
1. You will need to either extend wiring for #6 injector, fabricate a secondary mount for #6 coil to turn it 180*, or purchase a pre-modded cover from me.
2. There are approximately 13 known people running these covers at this time, 10 of them I personally make plug and play covers for. This is now, officially, a "PROVEN" repair.
Since I've been asked a few times to make these pre-modded for people, I will tell you that I CAN do this for you.
However please be aware, that due to me being in Canada, I cannot offer this service cheap due to shipping costs and the additional price of parts here.
This is not a shameless effort to make money, I'm just doing it to help the community. I will not post prices here. And I am NOT ACTIVE on the forums.
If you would like any information please contact me at [email protected]
Also this is A DIY THREAD, NOT a sale thread or a service thread. I urge you to consider saving the money and doing it yourself!!!!! Which is the purpose of me making this DIY for the community!!!
If you get the cover from me,
You get a completely new, modified Driver side cover. You will NOT NEED to extend wiring, I'll modify the cover so it's Plug And Play.
You will only need to cut the oil cap and buy the Passenger side locally, and then it's a direct swap.
You'll have the option of buying the oil cap pre-modded from me also if necessary.
And then obviously you have the option of following the DIY and doing it yourself!!! Let's get into that!
Everyone should know about our engines little problem. The seals on the VC's leak and get oil into the spark plug tube, coil and onto the plug. Not cool.
Even worse, you can't replace them. Someone made some crazy kit that you had to hole saw and install seals with epoxy or something. LOL no thanks what a silly idea.
I called Nissan. They said $340+ for a SINGLE Valve cover to replace my leaking one.
And they are still the crappy old style seals.
No thanks on that either.
Enter = Solution.
Get yourself a pair of 2004/2005 Nissan Maxima Valve Covers. These are under $100 for the pair, and have the updated seals.
MOD EDIT (Wrathernaut): Parts List
04 Maxima Valve Covers:
13264-7Y000 - REAR(Includes PVC valve)
13264-7Y010 - FRONT
04 Maxima Valve Cover Gaskets:
Mod them as noted in pictures below, and enjoy. If anyone is nervous about modding the covers just hit me up Via PM and I"ll either help you or do it for you.
MOD EDIT (Wrathernaut):
I just completed this swap today, and the wires to the coil on #6 (rear driver's side) wouldn't reach since the Maxima valve covers rotate the coil. I ended up extending the wires about six inches.Here you can see how the wires to the coils come off of the harness. I extended the #6 wire to reach the rotated position of the coil.
EDIT #2 (TUNERMAX)
THANKS to Wrathernaut for bringing this issue to light. You WILL have this issue with the swap if you try to just plug and play. If you are going to extend the wiring please STAGGER your connections and use SHRINK tube and SOLDER. No other method is appropriate for this type of wiring.