10th Jan 2015, 20:46
Original poster here. The car now has a little over 230,000 miles. Just put on new shocks all the way around. Still on the original clutch. Everything on this car still works great. The most reliable car I have ever owned. Still has the original exhaust!
14th Jun 2016, 20:20
Original poster here. The car just passed 253,000 miles. Only repairs required were a new back up light switch that mounts on the transmission, new rear wheel bearings (noisy) and new front drive axle outer boots (the originals finally cracked). This car is still on the original clutch, although I have purchased a new kit and will install in the next 10,000 miles or so. Right rear fender lip has a lot of rust in it and I will also repair that this summer.
12th Dec 2017, 19:04
I have the same model... with about the same miles, my driver's side upper control arm is squeaking a bunch... I notice they list 54525-2J001 as the part number with 54525-3J201 as the PN for the base... Febi, Beck/Arnley, Moog, etc all use both as a cross... Infiniti says only one... my question is WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Assume the same dimensions, only the Sport has a "beefier" link... do you have info? Also, I have a huge leak on the main bearing... any experience there?
13th Dec 2017, 03:45
Febi control arms don't last either. I put on Febi spring mounts and the rubber cracked in less than 1 year and 7000 miles. I also find it very doubtful when the original poster says he had 30 cars, yet he kept the G20 from 0 to 230000 miles. Something doesn't sound right.
7th Mar 2018, 23:37
"something doesn't sound right?" Why would you think that. I have owned lots of cars. I chose to keep this one as it is reliable and fun to drive. I don't need any other reason. Right now I have a 1977 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1993 Saab 900 convertible, 1966 Maserati Mistral, 1969 Fiat 500, and my wife has a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. I am not some 20 year old, I am now 60 and bought this car new. Keep your comments about the cars and stop making judgments about people you do not know.
7th Mar 2018, 23:49
Original poster here. The car now has 270,000 miles. I had to replace the flexible section of the front exhaust pipe due to rust, the alternator, and the front crankshaft oil seal. I replaced all the belts as long as I was doing the seal. Also the rear fender lip on passenger side is rusted badly and I will repair that this spring.
The car still has the original clutch in it. I have a kit and will replace it this spring before the clutch wears out and damages the flywheel.
To the poster on Dec. 12, I have had very good luck with the Febi upper control arms. They have lasted longer than the factory units and are still in great shape. If you hear squeaking, it is usually the upper control arms. Just don't buy the cheap Chinese ones on eBay. I tried them once and they lasted less than 20,000 miles. I only have experience with Febi.
Replacing the front crankshaft seal is not too hard IF you have the right tools. You will need an impact wrench to take the front harmonic balancer off and put it back on. You will need a steering wheel puller to pull the harmonic balancer off.
7th Mar 2018, 23:51
I forgot to answer your other question. The upper control arm on 1999-2002 Infiniti G20s are all the same. Don't worry about it. Rockauto is the cheapest source.
10th Nov 2018, 19:06
At 280,000 miles I had to replace the original driver's side axle. The inner joint developed play inside and caused a very bad vibration under acceleration. If you get a bad vibration under acceleration, but it goes away when you let up on the gas, then one of the front drive axles has gone bad, most likely the driver's side.
I also replaced the passengers side engine mount. The mount did not rip, but had sagged about 1/2 inch. Easy to replace.