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Today, 09:11 AM
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Posted By dkmura

My thoughts are that with that many codes...

My thoughts are that with that many codes appearing you need more help than what any of us behind keyboards can provide. I'd start by paying the diagnostic fee at your local Nissan dealer (usually a...
06-13-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By dkmura

Beyond resurrecting a five-year old thread, I'm...

Beyond resurrecting a five-year old thread, I'm not sure what you're asking (or posting) here? If you're in Florida, you should just stick to summer max performance tires for the Z on both the front...
06-11-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,894
Posted By dkmura

Just caught this thread and have to say that DEs...

Just caught this thread and have to say that DEs are not known to run all THAT hot or have starting problems on track days. As long as there's no NATS issues, I'd concur with terrasmak's suspicion...
06-02-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,366
Posted By dkmura

It doesn't take much to do some searching around...

It doesn't take much to do some searching around here on ZR (Z Roadster) tops to find MULTIPLE threads on top problems. The fact is that the folding top is a complex mechanism, with multiple systems...
06-01-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By dkmura

I'm no engineer either, but if you stay in...

I'm no engineer either, but if you stay in motorsports for long enough, you begin to think like one. If your shocks are badly worn, the springs will have little control in either the compressed state...
05-31-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By dkmura

Being Japanese American and having owned both the...

Being Japanese American and having owned both the Z33 and the S13, I'd say respect for driving skill is earned no matter what the hell you're driving. Both platforms are balanced nearly 50/50 and...
05-31-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,528
Posted By dkmura

Unfortunately, merely using the dash switch does...

Unfortunately, merely using the dash switch does not 100% turn off VDC. Unless VDC is totally pulled and disconnected, t will intercede later while driving.

Sorry to take this thread OT for TCS,...
05-24-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By dkmura

Going to use this thread to update my 21019 SCCA...

Going to use this thread to update my 21019 SCCA race season. Memorial Day weekend means racing and the SCCA Majors series comes to Pueblo Motorsports Park. Pueblo is a 2.2-mile 13-turn circuit that...
05-21-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By dkmura

For all those who only know Lauda from the Ron...

For all those who only know Lauda from the Ron Howard film "Rush", or seeing him in the Mercedes F1 pit, there's so much more to him. Lauda's F1 career spanned two decades and some of the most...
05-10-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By dkmura

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Contrast those worn BFGs with the color of this new set ready to go on for the...
05-08-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,124
Posted By dkmura

Well, as long as we're dreaming here, I'd buy a...

Well, as long as we're dreaming here, I'd buy a new Z33 with the following specs:

-FM platform given maximum lightening treatment- no undercoating or sound deadening.
-VQ35HR race tuned with...
05-05-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By dkmura

Update from LaJunta on May 5th- Race #1 at this...

Update from LaJunta on May 5th- Race #1 at this airport course went to the Corvette as his power was too much to overcome. He ran to the win and lowered my lap record by a second in race #1. My...
05-02-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By dkmura

Most lasting handling changes are based more on...

Most lasting handling changes are based more on suspension setup changes (swaybars, springs and camber/toe settings), rather than slight changes in tire sizes. Certainly, you need to keep wheel/tire...
Forum: New Owners
05-01-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By dkmura

While you've got the car up in the air, you might...

While you've got the car up in the air, you might as well bleed all four corners with fresh DOT 4 brake fluid until the brake master is full of the fresh stuff. Also, check the condition of the brake...
Forum: New Owners
04-28-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By dkmura

Gotta be kidding me- tuning to "get pops and...

Gotta be kidding me- tuning to "get pops and crackles" off throttle? Dumb and no apologizes for call it what it is.
04-26-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By dkmura

The other issue is that simply adding test pipes...

The other issue is that simply adding test pipes without a tune will not help performance. Besides throwing a CEL, the VQ will not be improved with a retune. So if the OP is trying to save $$$, he's...
04-25-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By dkmura

Correct and with one caveat- use at least 91...

Correct and with one caveat- use at least 91 octane fuel, whether ethanol free or 10%.
04-23-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,169
Posted By dkmura

Good on ya for posting the resolution to your...

Good on ya for posting the resolution to your problem. So many problems can eventually be traced to improper installation, or a pattern part that doesn't work right. Glad to hear you figured it out!
04-23-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By dkmura

No- when you unplug the airbag itself, you'll...

No- when you unplug the airbag itself, you'll still get the airbag light on your dash.
04-20-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By dkmura

Next event up is in two weeks at the Rocky...

Next event up is in two weeks at the Rocky Mountain Division SCCA opener- a driver's school/regional race in LaJunta, Colorado. I try to support all my local SCCA races, as there's a distinct...
04-20-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By dkmura

What Trav is referring to is the fact that many Z...

What Trav is referring to is the fact that many Z owners have tried cleaning and reassembling window motors, only to have them fail again in short order. Search the forums and you'll find multiple...
04-19-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By dkmura

Those are simply blind plastic rivets that are...

Those are simply blind plastic rivets that are easy to remove. Simply insert a phillips screwdriver into the center of the plug and turn counterclockwise until the center insert backs out. It expands...
04-16-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,190
Posted By dkmura

All Z33/34s come with aluminum hoods. Going to...

All Z33/34s come with aluminum hoods. Going to fiberglass or CF will not make much of a difference. That's not true of the hatch, which should be a priority for dropping weight.
04-15-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By dkmura

Last post in this thread. Yesterday was coild,...

Last post in this thread. Yesterday was coild, damp and altogether a bit miserable in the rain. That all changed when I climbed into the Z and buckled in. The start had two Corvettes throwing a lot...
04-13-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By dkmura

Hmm- no takers on taking in a SCCA Majors race at...

Hmm- no takers on taking in a SCCA Majors race at Gateway. Too bad, it was an interesting day and the Z acquitted itself quite well. Qualifying on the 1.65-mile counterclockwise oval (oval + road...
04-10-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By dkmura

Well, the rear OEM brake lines are also 15 years...

Well, the rear OEM brake lines are also 15 years old, so it makes sense to replace them at the same time. Not only that, but there's less flex in SS brake lines, so leaving the worn (rubber) rears...
04-09-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,709
Posted By dkmura

Calm before the storm- 350Z racing 2019

This weekend begins my 2019 SCCA race season with an 850-mile tow to St. Louis. The April forecast calls for blizzard conditions across Colorado and into Kansas as a late season winter storm sweeps...
04-09-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By dkmura

I'd do a comparison on pricing for the OEM...

I'd do a comparison on pricing for the OEM radiator vs. aftermarket aluminum versions. The OEM radiator is a composite body with aluminum top and bottom crimped on. Even with low miles, it's under...
Forum: NA Builds
04-06-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By dkmura

In a NA application, the VQ could really benefit...

In a NA application, the VQ could really benefit from a good set of high-compression pistons. Since you're in the UK, any chance you can get Cosworth components for less than what they cost here in...
04-05-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By dkmura

You could use the VIN decoder on here and figure...

You could use the VIN decoder on here and figure out which Z33 model you have. It may be a track model and if so, has a VLSD (viscous limited slip differential). The other diff that came standard on...
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