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Forum: Brakes & Suspension Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By zakmartin
Show us some photos. Maybe then we can give you...

Show us some photos. Maybe then we can give you an informed answer.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-23-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By zakmartin
Because you don't want to go ripping electric...

Because you don't want to go ripping electric parts in and out of a fuel pump and stick it back into a tank full of explosive gasoline.

Anyone who says otherwise on this website is being...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-20-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By zakmartin
Same on my '08. If I ever saw my gauge read that...

Same on my '08. If I ever saw my gauge read that low, I'd have kittens.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-10-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By zakmartin
Wait until your guy can give you an estimate and...

Wait until your guy can give you an estimate and go from there. Don't create a budget out of thin air.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-03-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By zakmartin
I doubt there are two motors, but check the FSM...

I doubt there are two motors, but check the FSM for your car to be sure.

Here's the link: http://www.nicoclub.com/manuals/350Z/
Forum: New Owners 02-02-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By zakmartin
Follow me down the ski slope at 40 mph while I...

Follow me down the ski slope at 40 mph while I drink 30-year old Appleton Rum out of my flask, laughing my head off, pissing in my nylon pants.

Surely, that's more interesting than surfing...
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions for Our Forum 01-31-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,800
Posted By zakmartin
Your internet research powers are impressive. ...

Your internet research powers are impressive. Now see if you can find any photos of her and Adolph Hitler driving around in a 350Z to bring this thread back on topic. And make sure you can see her...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 12-07-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By zakmartin
This. After it's clean and you add the dye, let...

This. After it's clean and you add the dye, let it leak for a couple days and then shine a UV light on it. You'll find the source quickly.
Forum: Audio & Video 11-14-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By zakmartin
If you decide you MUST keep your factory stereo...

If you decide you MUST keep your factory stereo (for whatever reason), you can send it to United Radio in NY and they'll fix it for $200 shipped (at least the last time I checked). They guarantee...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 11-09-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By zakmartin
Pull and check each of the plugs. Those will...

Pull and check each of the plugs. Those will give you an indication if the problem is mechanical. Check each of the coil packs with scope or a probe to see if they're firing. Check the injectors...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 10-26-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By zakmartin
Yeah, sounds like your clock spring is bad. ...

Yeah, sounds like your clock spring is bad. That'd explain the horn, air bag and cruise control anyway. Not sure if the turn signals would be connected as well, but it's possible. I'd start with...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 09-16-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,866
Posted By zakmartin
Good God, yes! :thumbup:

Good God, yes! :thumbup:
Forum: New Owners 04-18-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By zakmartin
I too am a Craig who is fat. But I'm working on...

I too am a Craig who is fat. But I'm working on it. Small world. Welcome to the forums.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 04-05-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By zakmartin
Then you need to do a throttle re-learn and hope...

Then you need to do a throttle re-learn and hope that you didn't damage the throttle to the point where it needs to be replaced. The throttles on the Z are notoriously easy to screw up. Do a search...
Forum: Buying/Leasing 03-28-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By zakmartin
This. And don't let anyone convince you...

This. And don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-24-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By zakmartin
Check the fuses and relays that control the fuel...

Check the fuses and relays that control the fuel delivery system. I'm betting the problem is there since your car simply died on the road like you said. After you get it running, make sure you...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-23-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By zakmartin
A smoke test will reveal pretty much any leak. ...

A smoke test will reveal pretty much any leak. Most halfway decent shops have an automotive smoke machine.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-11-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By zakmartin
Could be a short to ground in the hatch wiring. ...

Could be a short to ground in the hatch wiring. Unscrew the six bolts holding the hatch mechanism and the actuator to the body, carefully pull it out and look at all the wiring for stripped...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-09-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By zakmartin
Hey, drive it off a high-rise garage and prove me...

Hey, drive it off a high-rise garage and prove me wrong.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-09-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By zakmartin
I know a PDR guy who's repaired worse than what...

I know a PDR guy who's repaired worse than what you have OP and it was flawless. That being said, your results WILL vary from one PDR guy to another, so be sure to get one who is well respected.
...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 02-26-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By zakmartin
Top-5 most ticketed cars in the USA

Why does this not surprise me? For what it's worth, I haven't been ticketed yet (knock on wood) and my car is Nogaro Red. I think it's because I do 99 percent of my driving in the City of Seattle,...
Forum: Audio & Video 02-22-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By zakmartin
It should be fine if you're hardwiring up...

It should be fine if you're hardwiring up something like a dashcam that has a low amperage draw by tapping into the cigarette lighter socket. However, DO install an in-line fuse near the junction...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 02-04-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By zakmartin
From Xado's website: "...this is an innovative...

From Xado's website:
"...this is an innovative product containing revitalizant."

It's snake oil. It is today what SLICK-50 was in the 1980s. The only "proven" engine treatment that works is...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 02-03-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,866
Posted By zakmartin
I was watching some 350Z rally racing on Youtube...

I was watching some 350Z rally racing on Youtube a while back and loved it. To see a 350Z rally car in Brock colors is enough to make me forego the Viagra. Using the country club sign as an...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 01-27-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By zakmartin
Great follow-up. Thanks for letting us know how...

Great follow-up. Thanks for letting us know how this turned out.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 01-27-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,691
Posted By zakmartin
FWIW, I ended up putting a surveillance camera...

FWIW, I ended up putting a surveillance camera that covers my entryway, where packages get dropped off. The onus is on you to keep an eye on the tracking and be home when your package is delivered...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 01-16-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By zakmartin
You mention you have a new engine, which makes me...

You mention you have a new engine, which makes me assume the water pump, is new. Given that your "mechanic" has basically been throwing parts on the car without confirming they're bad first and...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 01-13-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,979
Posted By zakmartin
I spent a bunch of money "upgrading" my previous...

I spent a bunch of money "upgrading" my previous car, a Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS. On went the AEM CAI, the Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system, the ported throttle and other stuff I can't even remember...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 01-12-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By zakmartin
Put a few mothballs in the space under the...

Put a few mothballs in the space under the battery. That usually works with rodents. Either that or put rat poison around your property (I use Tomcat bait stations and they work well). We have...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 01-07-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,062
Posted By zakmartin
:worthless: (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)...

:worthless:

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself) :thumbup:
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