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Engine misfiring, 2000 Nissan Maxima 3.0 engine

By error, I put about 1 litre of oil/gas mixture (from my lawnmower) into my 2000 Nissan Maxima 3.0 V6. When I realized my error, I diluted the oil/gas fixture by a full tank (55litres) of premium. Now the engine is misfiring,and occasionally (when I am accelerating up a hill) the "check engine" light flashes. Do you think this has fouled the plugs and would be fixed by replacing the plugs?

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    Flashing mil light means a misfire that can destroy your catalytic converter .

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May have coated the plugs or the 02 sensor causing a misfire . And as Kay said it may be an injector but check a few plugs first .

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Misfire.
You will need to get the car plugged with a diagnostic computer to see what is engine is saying.
It could be number of things. it could have blocked one of your fuel injector which is causing the car to misfire.

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 nissan maxima 5 spd. the check

if there is a misfire in the #3 cylinder i would suggest checking the spark plug to see if it is dirty or oiley etc other than that the ht leads hope this helps regards Jim

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: my oil light flashes on my nissan maxima 1998, i

Replace the oil sending unit and if it continues,have your oil pump replaced before it goes completely

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Cylinder 3 misfire on a

most likely an ignition coil failure.try moving the #3 cyl. ignition coilto another cyl.and see if the miss follows the coil to the other cyl.if so...bad coil.

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

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SOURCE: Nissan Maxima 2000 Year

most likley a ignition coil is failing, is unfortunatly common for the A33 maxima. these engine have 6 coils, one for each cylinder. the only way to work out which of the 6 is the faulty one is to remove the little cover over the front bank of spark plugs, has 4 allen key bolts, then you can see the front 3 coils and the rear 3 are inbetween the manifold pipes. each coil wiring will have a button/leaver on the connectors (i think they are green) and if you push this in will release connector.
when the engine is missfireing unplug one coil at a time then reconnect after. if the engine runs worse that coil is working. if you unplug 1 that makes no change, that is the the one thats not working. replace the coil and the spark plug.
do not worrry, there is only 12volts at these connectors, not spark plug voltage

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