How to Combat the Common Problems of your Infiniti M37
Driving with comfort and style, that's how you roll with your Infiniti M37. Infiniti may have had a slow start, but the introduction of the M37 is a promise that Infiniti is out to give us the car that car enthusiasts deserve. The reinvented M37 boasts stylish body and considerably upgraded interior. Its suspension and powertrains can now rival other cars in its category. It has a larger engine that makes it more powerful, but it also offers a smoother ride.
Your Infiniti M37 is, in its totality, a great car. However, it still has a few hiccups. Problems with the exhaust manifold, brakes, and alternator are common complaints among M37 owners like you. What you need to do is to prepare your Infiniti M37 before these problems arise. Proper maintenance can help you and your car go a long way. Here's how:
- Clean your exhaust manifold periodically.
You'll find the exhaust manifold bolted to the engine block. It is the first section of your car's exhaust system wherein exhaust gases from the cylinder flow to the catalytic converter. Exhaust gases are naturally filled with carbon, and you very well know that where there is carbon, there's carbon build-up. Just imagine the hundreds and thousands of PSI of exhaust gas that passes through and the carbon that comes with it.
To protect your exhaust manifold from premature damage and wearing out, clean it periodically. Before you start cleaning the exhaust manifold, it is important that you wear gloves, goggles, and dust mask for your safety. The engine should be completely cool before you start working with it. To clean the exhaust manifold, take it out. Use lubricating spray solvent and lacquer thinner. Give it a good scrub and mount it back to the engine. Make sure that the ports of the exhaust manifold to the cylinder heads are bolt tightly in place.
- Always check if your brakes are working properly.
The brakes are very important for your safety. They should always be in perfect working condition. Once the brakes go bad, your safety will be compromised. To prevent the brakes from going bad, there should always be enough brake fluid. The brake pads' thickness should always be checked as well. If it is less than 1/8 of an inch, it should already be replaced. The brakes should also be sprayed with water so that dirt will not accumulate and affect the performance of the vehicle.
- Check the alternator regularly.
The alternator's job is to generate electricity to charge the battery. Without a properly working alternator, you are going to have problems with the electrical components of your car and that includes the ignition. To enjoy hassle-free start up, you should check your alternator's electrical output with a voltmeter from time to time. The regular output of the alternator should be 14 volts. When the lights, car stereo, and heater are turned on, the output normally drops to 12 volts. If it drops any lower, there is something wrong with your alternator.