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Old 08-21-2003, 02:04 AM
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Bullit,

Where do you get the Mobil 1 filters? Since reading http://minimopar.net/oilfilterstudy.html I've wanted to use them, but I can't find them anywhere.
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Old 08-21-2003, 08:49 PM
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Default watch out with rhino ramps

Rhino ramps are great, got mine for 19.99

But just a heads-up for those with aftermarket wheels: In the fine print on the Rhino ramp label, it states that the maximum wheel width usable is 7.5 inches. Thats just good enough for non-track 350Z front wheels. If you have wider aftermarket wheels, you might want to check you ramp specs first.

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Old 09-07-2003, 09:47 AM
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i'm about to do my first change on the z.... any recommendations on filter and where to get a washer for the drain bolt?
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Old 09-08-2003, 06:22 PM
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I've never used a new washer, bad me! I got Nissan filters from the dealer, but the Courtesyparts website has them cheaper, and they carry the washers.
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:39 AM
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Default Couple questions

question 1) has anyone used an "oil removal pump" like they sell at Griott's garage? how does it get all the way to the bottom of the oil pan?

question 2) can you access the oil filter without removing the panel on the bottom?
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Old 09-12-2003, 03:52 AM
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It is possible to remove the filter without removing the entire panel, but it is a mess. I have done both and I highly recommend removing the panel.
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:07 AM
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where can we get the drain plug washer?
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Old 10-29-2004, 05:05 PM
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go to mynismo.com (Performance Nissan)
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Old 11-04-2004, 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by danotto
Sunset, I believe that the drainbolt faces the rear of the car.
Same on my G. I was also concerned about getting all the oil out if the nose was higher than the rear, until I looked where the plug was. Also ditto the K&N when I saw how small the filter is - why skimp when its already that small?

The Z doesn't have a small cutout in the panel to access the oil drain? I have a small opening, just large enough to slide the filter up and into place, and to access the drain plug.

I was wondering what the 10mm was for until I read that! I have the aero/zero lift on my G, wonder if the covers are interchangeable. I did not have to remove any bolts or covers.

What a pain to take the cover off every oil change, esp. if you are on a 3k schedule like me. I'd look into seeing if I could get the cover with the access port in it.
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Old 05-22-2005, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by onii
where can we get the drain plug washer?
Any Nissan dealership Parts Dept....just call ahead to find out if they are in stock & etc.
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Old 05-22-2005, 05:56 AM
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Default underbody panel

I don`t bother taking off the plastic. The 3 x 5`` (ish) cut out hole is big enough for me to do the drainplug and filter.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:25 AM
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Rhino Ramps do work but you'll run into clearance issues if your car is lowered or if you have an aftermarket front end/spoiler.
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:37 PM
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so if your car is lowered and you have an aftermarket bumper, what is the best way to go to change ur oil? Im thinking about buying a racing jack and just raise it up. I want to use the rhino jacks, but will i be scraping?
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:41 AM
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What is the torque spec on the drain plug? (sorry for nit-picking, but I got a torque-wrench for my dad for Christmas and I'm planning on using it as often as possible)
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:20 PM
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Dont know for sure on this car, but around 20 ft-lbs (no more) would get you in the range.

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Old 12-12-2005, 04:26 PM
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OK, I was a little low - 22-29 ft-lbs.

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Default oil weight?

I live in Phoenix AZ, and was thinking of useing 5W30. Should I use that or 10W30?
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by danotto
Sunset, I believe that the drainbolt faces the rear of the car.
Is this correct?

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Old 04-23-2006, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken Corsun
Is this correct?

Ken
That is correct. Just below the oil filter.
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Old 06-10-2006, 11:17 AM
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Default Can I use Rhino ramps with my nismo suspension?

The answer is NO.

I have nismo suspension and the stock front bumper. The rhino ramps won't even get under the car on the floor. Do not buy these ramps if you have the lowered suspension.

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