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Forum: VQ35HR 03-19-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By dcains
Those numbers are OK, if the gauge is working...

Those numbers are OK, if the gauge is working correctly.
Forum: Exterior & Interior 03-13-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By dcains
The best hatch struts I've ever used are the...

The best hatch struts I've ever used are the StrongArm ones, available direct from them or from Amazon. Recently paid $44/pr. with lifetime warranty. Part number is: 4194
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-10-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By dcains
From looking at other threads, I'm doubtful the...

From looking at other threads, I'm doubtful the fork is broken, and almost sure it's the pivot ball. So, at bare minimum, that's what you need, and I'd buy the $33 hardened one, rather than the...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 03-09-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By dcains
Maybe you could use a helicoil t reduce the...

Maybe you could use a helicoil t reduce the thread size on the hatch?
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-08-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By dcains
It could also be the alignment of the shift...

It could also be the alignment of the shift lever. COnsult pages MT13 thru MT15 in the factory service manual. You can search online and find it.
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 03-08-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By dcains
The differential assembly (pumpkin) and rear...

The differential assembly (pumpkin) and rear suspension subframe are firmly bolted to the chassis, so they don't care what you do in terms of ride height.
Forum: 350Z Roadster 03-06-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By dcains
But it's not Thanksgiving.

But it's not Thanksgiving.
Forum: VQ35HR 03-02-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By dcains
Well, if all the parts are new, I'd check the...

Well, if all the parts are new, I'd check the hydraulic system for air. And, I'd also check the oil type and level in the gearbox. Basic troubleshooting is where you need to start.
Forum: Forced Induction 02-21-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By dcains
"Another feature is the super fine pattern of the...

"Another feature is the super fine pattern of the mesh. This straightens the airflow and dramatically reduces aerodynamic turbulence." Bullsh!t
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 02-21-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12,994
Views: 896,321
Posted By dcains
I installed the same one in my '08. One of my...

I installed the same one in my '08. One of my favorite mods, and I put on in my old BMW 635, too:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RsHJqtf/0/L/i-RsHJqtf-L.jpg
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 02-21-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By dcains
Be aware that you also don't need to use the same...

Be aware that you also don't need to use the same hole on each side of the bar, if you really need to fine-tune and want an intermediate between two settings. And, you can play with your tire...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 02-21-2017, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By dcains
Sounds like your rod bearings are gone, at least...

Sounds like your rod bearings are gone, at least from your description. I certainly wouldn't even idle it without having a mechanic lok at it. You should have shut it down at the first sign of the...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 02-15-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By dcains
I don't know what you'd like, but I have this...

I don't know what you'd like, but I have this one:

http://www.evo-r.net/product/Blitzz/index.htm
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 02-10-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By dcains
And I might add, if you let the system run dry...

And I might add, if you let the system run dry while swapping calipers, you'll be starting another thread about how you can't get the brakes bled properly. Put a rubber cap on the line to minimize...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 02-10-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By dcains
If fluid is leaking from your rack, yes, you have...

If fluid is leaking from your rack, yes, you have a problem.
Forum: New Owners 02-08-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By dcains
Don't drive like an asshole, and if you do get...

Don't drive like an asshole, and if you do get pulled over, be polite, respectful, and courteous. Turn off the engine, place your keys on the dash, roll down the windows, turn on the interior light,...
Forum: Intake Exhaust 01-31-2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By dcains
What piece are you talking about?

What piece are you talking about?
Forum: Exterior & Interior 01-27-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 86,212
Posted By dcains
I recently bought a repro rear spoiler for my old...

I recently bought a repro rear spoiler for my old BMW, made of fiberglass, as the OEM rubber part has been NLA for quite some time. I wanted to duplicate the look of the rubber, and in doing so,...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 01-25-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,870
Posted By dcains
They're OEM Nissan parts - any dealer can order...

They're OEM Nissan parts - any dealer can order them. And, I'll take my $10 now:

http://www.carbunk.com/owner-manuals/nissan-car-manuals/350z/download-the-2006-nissan-350z-owners-manual
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 01-25-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,870
Posted By dcains
I hate to tell you, but insurance never goes...

I hate to tell you, but insurance never goes down. I've been hearing that for 40+ years, and the last time I got a ticket was in 1992.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 01-24-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,870
Posted By dcains
I understand, but don't do something just so you...

I understand, but don't do something just so you can say you did. Nothing wrong with a stock-looking Z, and if you'd saved that $100 you'd be ~1/3 of the way toward adjustable sway bars, which will...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 01-24-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,870
Posted By dcains
Nothing makes a Z look more like a Civic than...

Nothing makes a Z look more like a Civic than Plastidip. Nicely done.

Next upgrade - Nismo stickers.
Forum: New Owners 01-22-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By dcains
I might add that a leaking head gasket, with...

I might add that a leaking head gasket, with coolant in the combustion chambers, usually results in white, sweet-smelling smoke from the exhaust. Black smoke indicates an over-rich condition, which...
Forum: Audio & Video 01-21-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,836
Posted By dcains
Not much to it - just bolt them on and plug them...

Not much to it - just bolt them on and plug them in. If a relay is included in your kit, it's not needed. I have a similar set on my BMW 635, and FWIW, I don't think there's anything lacking with...
Forum: Intake Exhaust 01-21-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By dcains
Amateur install - don't accept that quality of...

Amateur install - don't accept that quality of work. The nuts/bolts shouldn't have been fully-tightened until that alignment was adjusted properly. At this point, with all the fasteners being...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 01-21-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By dcains
My friend, no code, no help. Sorry, but we're...

My friend, no code, no help. Sorry, but we're not telepathic. Take the car to any suto parts store and have it read again, but write it down this time. Better yet, spend $20 and buy yourself a...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 01-19-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By dcains
The TE-37's seem to be popular, but who needs...

The TE-37's seem to be popular, but who needs that extra spoke when 5 is plenty?
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 01-15-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By dcains
I'd get back to scrubbing, but use a scotch brite...

I'd get back to scrubbing, but use a scotch brite pad, and you should be able to get it perfectly clean. When I was a kid, late 1970's, I worked a Summer job in the race engine shop for Bob Sharp...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 01-13-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By dcains
The Brembo are cast aluminum, the base calipers...

The Brembo are cast aluminum, the base calipers are steel.
Forum: Exterior & Interior 01-12-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By dcains
When I installed footwell lights, I was able to...

When I installed footwell lights, I was able to run the wire from the right to left using a straightened coat hanger to fish the wire. Didn't have to remove any console parts. Here's how I...
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