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Forum: Videos
12-02-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By dcains

Thanks - that's a god one, David. My favorite is...

Thanks - that's a god one, David. My favorite is still the 300ZX ad with GI Joe, Barbie, and the Van Halen soundtrack. Perhaps the all-time best car commercial of all-time, regardless of brand.
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11-18-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,300
Posted By dcains

Should have waited until Thursday. But...

Should have waited until Thursday. But seriously, you're not getting paid because you didn't buy collision coverage, not because the crash was your fault. And, no dealer will give you $CAD5K for...
10-26-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By dcains

I just used one of the rubber bleeder caps from...

I just used one of the rubber bleeder caps from one of the calipers. That works for the line junction at the chassis. If you want to plug a banjo fitting, I like to use foam ear plugs, or you can...
10-04-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By dcains

The OEM color is tough to match correctly because...

The OEM color is tough to match correctly because it's got a blacknbase layer and a somewhat translucent silver top layer.
08-28-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By dcains

Take it apart and look for a bad solder joint. ...

Take it apart and look for a bad solder joint. If you fix one, or can just reheat it until the solder flows and makes good contact again.
Forum: Engine Swaps
08-26-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,811
Posted By dcains

Why don't you search this site? There is a...

Why don't you search this site? There is a thread currently open discussing this topic.
08-26-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By dcains

Please immediately trade your Z in for a Civic.

Please immediately trade your Z in for a Civic.
08-20-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By dcains

How do you know it's all the brakes? You'd feel...

How do you know it's all the brakes? You'd feel it even if just one was dragging, and the way to tell is to look for one that's hotter than the others. Use one of those IR/laser thermometers, or...
08-20-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By dcains

I wouldn't buy a rusty car - learned that a long...

I wouldn't buy a rusty car - learned that a long time ago. It's like an iceberg, if you get the metaphor.
Forum: New Owners
08-18-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,598
Posted By dcains

Puuleeeeeease - do you guys really believe this...

Puuleeeeeease - do you guys really believe this troll? I couldn't find a 350Z because there are literally 1,000's for sale in the US, so I bought a gold-plated Gullwing instead.
08-14-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By dcains

Ever think of using the search function? These...

Ever think of using the search function? These cars are now 14+ years old, and it's all been covered before. Read the Sticky's/FAQ's, too, before asking such a basic question. You'll learn a lot,
08-09-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By dcains

Great reading comprehension DarkZ03. OP asked...

Great reading comprehension DarkZ03. OP asked about intake and exhaust. If you don't think a K&N or similar oiled cloth intake lets more dirt into the engine, spend 5 minutes doing some homework. ...
08-08-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By dcains

If that's what you have in mind, you'll be...

If that's what you have in mind, you'll be disappointed. You'll get a different sound, more dirt pulled into your engine, and your butt dyno might feel a difference, but there won't be any...
Forum: New Owners
08-06-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By dcains

Read the FAQ. The link is above. Learn to...

Read the FAQ. The link is above. Learn to search - every possible question has already been answered.
08-01-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By dcains

So, the next step is pissing off the neighbors?

So, the next step is pissing off the neighbors?
07-29-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By dcains

Damn, that b!tch is fugly, and I'll bet it's...

Damn, that b!tch is fugly, and I'll bet it's fragile, too.
07-24-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By dcains

Lots of humidity here in S Florida this time of...

Lots of humidity here in S Florida this time of year. If I don't drive the Z for a few days, sometimes I can hear the calipers "pop" as I move the car - because the pads have rusted to the rotors. ...
Forum: New Owners
07-22-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By dcains

I don't really care what you do with your car,...

I don't really care what you do with your car, but it's always been a matter of curiosity for me as to why anyone would do this. Are you 400 pounds and need the clearance to get in/out of the seat? ...
Forum: Audio & Video
07-12-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By dcains

And, the amp and sub, and wiring harnesses, etc. ...

And, the amp and sub, and wiring harnesses, etc. Totally not worth it, and a fool's errand if there ever was one. ANY cheap aftermarket headunit will sound better and offer more features. ...
Forum: New Owners
07-12-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By dcains

Well, I'd have the oil pressure checked ASAP with...

Well, I'd have the oil pressure checked ASAP with an external gauge, just to verify, because there are other issues besides the sending unit which an cause the pressure to be low. This is not a...
07-12-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By dcains

Time for a new clutch - end thread.

Time for a new clutch - end thread.
07-12-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By dcains

$9400 for an '03 with those miles sounds like...

$9400 for an '03 with those miles sounds like money I'd take all day long. Sign the papers before they change their mind.
07-07-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,485
Posted By dcains

PB has wrecked many threads on countless sites,...

PB has wrecked many threads on countless sites, and they deserve to be out of business for that sort of behavior. $400/yr, if correct, is also an outrageous price, and if they're poor customer care...
07-06-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By dcains

Look, pretty damn nice. I've been using the...

Look, pretty damn nice. I've been using the Sonax wax on my cars, and it's the best shine and longest lasting stuff I've found so far. I'm also in a hot climate, and the Mothers carnauba just burns...
07-04-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By dcains

https://www.tpms.com/28204_Schrader_TPMS_Sensor_In...

https://www.tpms.com/28204_Schrader_TPMS_Sensor_Infiniti_Nissan_TPMS_p/28204.htm
07-04-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By dcains

The lights will only fit the OEM Nismo bumper,...

The lights will only fit the OEM Nismo bumper, not the aftermarket, although there's always the possibility of modifying the bumper to adapt them. Of course, the real Nismo parts are $$$. You might...
06-29-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By dcains

'08 has the CD009 - this isn't a gearbox issue.

'08 has the CD009 - this isn't a gearbox issue.
06-28-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By dcains

I pause for a split-second between upshifts, and...

I pause for a split-second between upshifts, and that's a much kinder way to treat your gearbox. What's the hurry? Also, 6,800 is well beyond the torqueu peak, so it's not necessarily going to...
06-28-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By dcains

Thanks for the update. Sounds like it worked...

Thanks for the update. Sounds like it worked pretty well for you, and AFAIK, Mother's has always made quality products.
06-27-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,256
Posted By dcains

On some cars, where the edges of the stickers are...

On some cars, where the edges of the stickers are recessed between panels, like on my wife's Acura TL-S, that might not look bad. But on the Z, all the edges are exposed, and it just looks like...
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