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Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By dkmura
Ah, the dream of so many Z owners to move on up...

Ah, the dream of so many Z owners to move on up to the GT-R. Having driven several iterations of the R35, I know you'll enjoy it. But it's a different league in both purchase price, as well as...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-23-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By dkmura
Welcome and paradoxically, you're selling your Z...

Welcome and paradoxically, you're selling your Z after your first post. First off, there were no factory carbon fiber hoods on any production Z33s. All the OEM hoods were aluminum. It sounds like...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-18-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By dkmura
Sorry to say, there's not much grease in those...

Sorry to say, there's not much grease in those boots. It's probably the rack seals themselves beginning to degrade. Check the BCM codes as well, since they'll read out seepage from the rack and...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-06-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By dkmura
Glad you found the damaged wheel bearing, but you...

Glad you found the damaged wheel bearing, but you may not understand what the tech told you about the wheel. If either the front or backside of the wheel is warped, that wheel is DAMAGED and BENT....
Forum: Exterior & Interior 02-23-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,011
Posted By dkmura
Much as I enjoy the design and materials on this...

Much as I enjoy the design and materials on this custom wheel, it's still too pricey for my taste. Having used a Momo type 78 QR steering wheel in my Touring class Z33 for several years, I've seen...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 02-23-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By dkmura
The interior wiring harness in the early 350Zs is...

The interior wiring harness in the early 350Zs is different from the mid-model updated versions. In my experience, there was no 'plug and play' solution for retrofitting a later model steering wheel...
Forum: Autocross/Road 02-18-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,261
Posted By dkmura
Hey everybody- thanks for all the get-well wishes...

Hey everybody- thanks for all the get-well wishes and good thoughts on this thread! A special note of thanks to MicVelo for continuing to post updates since the shunt. As for THAT, I'm afraid there's...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 12-26-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By dkmura
Gotta be kidding me- OEM sideskirts are so large,...

Gotta be kidding me- OEM sideskirts are so large, the shipping will eat up any savings you find. Try your local Craigslist, or even a bit further away for the best deal.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 12-20-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By dkmura
Good catch- I re-read his original post and...

Good catch- I re-read his original post and agree. If it's only a VQ swap and the harness and ECM stay in the coupe, than he should be able to swap cleanly. But if the ZR was in that big a shunt, and...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 12-20-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By dkmura
Wait a minute- to get any swap from an auto to a...

Wait a minute- to get any swap from an auto to a manual to function will require a different wiring harness and ECM change. These are not the plug-and-play cars of old.
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 12-18-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By dkmura
Congrats on pulling the engine properly and NOT...

Congrats on pulling the engine properly and NOT HALF ASSING the disassembly. The first thing you should do is find a machine shop that specializes in crankshafts. Take your crank in and have them...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 12-11-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By dkmura
While I'm not in SoCal, it's important to note...

While I'm not in SoCal, it's important to note that a real CONSULT III unit doesn't cost $135. The factory dealerships that carry this sophisticated diagnostic and programming units can afford the...
Forum: Autocross/Road 12-08-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By dkmura
Congratulations! That's an immense achievement...

Congratulations! That's an immense achievement for the Z33!
Forum: Autocross/Road 12-04-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By dkmura
Interesting- who won?

Interesting- who won?
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 11-29-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By dkmura
Here in snowy Colorado, there are always a few...

Here in snowy Colorado, there are always a few days each month when it's dry and warm enough to run the Z for a few errands. If the snow sets in for a few weeks, I use my battery tender. Other than...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 11-27-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By dkmura
You've definitely got more air in the lines. The...

You've definitely got more air in the lines. The rear calipers are not moving due to a lack of pressure in those lines. Use a clear hose when you're bleeding the rears to see if any air bubbles are...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 11-25-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By dkmura
Depending on whether you properly bed in the Hawk...

Depending on whether you properly bed in the Hawk pads, you may have glazed the surface. Take out the pads and inspect them, If glazed over, use a #200 grit piece of sandpaper and a sanding block to...
Forum: Videos 11-22-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By dkmura
Nice vid- wish I could run my Z33 over some of...

Nice vid- wish I could run my Z33 over some of those narrow roads...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 11-12-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By dkmura
What Dean is trying to educate the OP on is...

What Dean is trying to educate the OP on is understanding the importance of wheel seat shapes. Asking about a buying a particular brand simply highlights ignorance. Listen to what he's saying and do...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-10-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By dkmura
Welcome- but your first post is unclear. Are you...

Welcome- but your first post is unclear. Are you asking for TIRE advise on a set of existing wheels, or whether the set of wheels you list will fit? Also what model of Z do you own? If it's equipped...
Forum: VQ35HR 11-09-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By dkmura
OK- you've got the VQ35HR and will have to do...

OK- you've got the VQ35HR and will have to do additional work to use a shorter drive belt. We detailed the steps in a past issue of Nissan Sport Magazine. There's no factory approved belt or method...
Forum: 350Z Roadster 11-08-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By dkmura
If I were looking for an R35, I'd start with a...

If I were looking for an R35, I'd start with a '12 and look at what I could afford from there to the current model year.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-07-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By dkmura
If Toyo just announced this new compound for the...

If Toyo just announced this new compound for the R888 at SEMA, there'll be a lengthy delay before it gets into wide circulation.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 11-05-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By dkmura
Thanks, John. You saw my Z33 racecar last year at...

Thanks, John. You saw my Z33 racecar last year at Road Atlanta, here's a quick shot of my '03 street Z:
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Forum: Brakes & Suspension 11-03-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,139
Posted By dkmura
Impressive- you had time to note it was a Porsche...

Impressive- you had time to note it was a Porsche muffler before you hit it!? :bowrofl:

Ah well, any Porsche you pass is good in my book! :thumbup:
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 11-02-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By dkmura
If you have no idea of when the tranny fluid was...

If you have no idea of when the tranny fluid was last changed, then yes, it should be done ASAP. As to whether it helps your shifting, only you can judge after changing the fluid (as most of us have...
Forum: Autocross/Road 10-30-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 778
Posted By dkmura
What you're describing as having a soft pedal is...

What you're describing as having a soft pedal is likely air in the brake system. To prevent this, I bleed the brake system before every weekend. It doesn't have to be a full bleed, just 10-15 seconds...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 10-27-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By dkmura
An accident involving a crushed radiator, broken...

An accident involving a crushed radiator, broken core support and pancaked crush structure is no "small wreck".
Forum: Exterior & Interior 10-26-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By dkmura
Also, all steel panels on the Z have been zinc...

Also, all steel panels on the Z have been zinc dipped before paint, so if your QP is rusting, there's some body damage there. There's no way to permanently bond carbon fiber to steel, so give up that...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 10-19-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By dkmura
Sorry- gotta provide more info than what you've...

Sorry- gotta provide more info than what you've posted to get some legit answers. Start with what year Z it is and how many miles. When did you purchase it and when did these tranny problems first...
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