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Doing Head Gaskets on a 09

So at work we're starting to see quite a few newer VQ35s commin in with what appears to be external coolant leaks from the cylinder head gaskets. I talked to another shop and they told me they've noticed a couple too. Nissan Techline seemed to have heard about the issue and instructed us to replace the head gaskets and check the cylinder heads and block for warpage and/or cracks.

On this MO it has approx 27k miles, 2009 model year and was in pretty good shape. Coolant was not leaking to the floor but there was just a dry crusty buildup around the head gaskets, prob not even really leaking anymore.






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Excellent! Thank you so very much for sharing these excellent photos!

I have a feeling this thread will be referenced quite often in the future when members are looking to pinpoint a specific component or assembly on the VQ.

Thanks again.

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Very cool pictures. I hope this doesn't turn into a recall. Would be very expensive on Nissan's part to swap out engines.

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Excellent! Thank you so very much for sharing these excellent photos!

I have a feeling this thread will be referenced quite often in the future when members are looking to pinpoint a specific component or assembly on the VQ.

Thanks again.

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I echo what njjoe said. Thanks turbizzy!

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Turbizzy, are these primarily from Mo's or the VQ's in general from other models? Gives rise to a bit of concern.

Thahnks for the pictures, great reference!

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Turbizzy, are these primarily from Mo's or the VQ's in general from other models? Gives rise to a bit of concern.

Thahnks for the pictures, great reference!
Well so far all i've done are second gen Muranos but i have heard of other VQs in the latest models like Altima 3.5s.

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Thanks for sharing the pics. What are the symptoms when driving with an external coolant leaks from the cylinder head gaskets? Would it trigger an engine light?
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No symptoms, its not like it was puking out or anything. I suppose if you let it go thousands of miles you may loose alot of coolant and eventually overheat but thats worse case scenario. I suppose you may set an overtemp code if this were to happen.

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