Have an '03 6MT. Had the OC issue before this lovely noise popped its head;
I'm selling the car as it sits for $5900 but am getting no bites. For this, I'm tempted to throw a cheap replacement motor in it and rock out for a little bit longer. Something I've noticed is you can pick up VQ's from other cars for cheap but the second it comes out of a G, it carries a 1.5x price premium. Provided I strip everything down to the long block, are all VQ35DE's the same? (ie I could get one out of a maxima/FX/Murano/etc)?