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Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 09-14-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,028
Posted By Wet feet
I spend loads of time reading forums, not enough...

I spend loads of time reading forums, not enough time participating (case in point here), but I agree, we are a "spoonfed-entitled-idiotic" society now in great numbers. Generalized statement I know....
Forum: South West 08-30-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By GaryM05
15 years ago

It's now been 15 years (as of last Sunday) since I took delivery of my life-changing 350Z as the first one delivered in Colorado.

I was just reading through my 10-year thread...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 08-16-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Stepica
Sry for alte update guys. With vacation...

Sry for alte update guys. With vacation successfully behind me, I am happy to report my findings.

I ended up isntalling new KYB shocks on all four corners and I am very happy with my car again. I...
Forum: New Owners 08-12-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By MicVelo
350Zs aren't special gold plated wonder cars that...

350Zs aren't special gold plated wonder cars that deserve any more or any less inspection than ANY car you buy used. In other words, you need to pay attention to everything.

Perhaps if you...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 07-14-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By MicVelo
A properly maintained '03 is far better than a "I...

A properly maintained '03 is far better than a "I don't give a shid" owned '08.

Service records are key. My '03 is my forever car for a reason. P.O. serviced it religiously and so do I. The issues...
Forum: Forced Induction 07-14-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By MicVelo
^^^ Agreed. 100%. Totally. But here's...

^^^ Agreed. 100%. Totally.

But here's something else to consider... there's also a practical reason - never mind minimal power gains - for not cheaping out on the fuel delivery side.

Hand...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-29-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By MicVelo
Why is anybody bothering? OP's mind is made up...

Why is anybody bothering? OP's mind is made up and continues to obsess on the most minor piece of the damage, the bumper.... ignoring the amount of time and labor involved with the QP.
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 06-28-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
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...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-19-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By dcains
Hard to say from a distance. Some noise is...

Hard to say from a distance. Some noise is perfectly normal, from not only the flywheel, but also the rotating components of the gearbox. It also depends on what type of clutch assembly you had...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 06-16-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By MicVelo
^^^ Totally this. Shank lugs vs conical. ...

^^^ Totally this. Shank lugs vs conical.

Also, the Z34 wheels have relatively high offsets so you'll need to run spacers to make them fit correctly on Z33. And, if they come with tires, they'll be...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-14-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By guitman32
Not to nitpick but for all the young ones that...

Not to nitpick but for all the young ones that read your post, our platform uses Shocks not Struts.

Good luck with the install. Also, having an offset wrench helps for the shock top mount nuts.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-13-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By dcains
Depends on two things; which parts the new shocks...

Depends on two things; which parts the new shocks come with, and/or if you happen to have any worn parts which need replacing.

The rear is very straightforward, but often the top shock mounts are...
Forum: Forced Induction 06-08-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By meatbag
We did a couple drag cars awhile ago that would...

We did a couple drag cars awhile ago that would crack in almost the same place and it ended up coming from the fact we were still using factory motor mount plates with solid bushings, went to a front...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-06-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By travlee
nobody will be able to diagnose your car from...

nobody will be able to diagnose your car from behind a keyboard.... take it to nissan for a diagnosis

/thread
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 05-24-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By travlee
I wpuld do before then, not saying it will...

I wpuld do before then, not saying it will happen, but what if you lose your brakes
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 05-15-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By travlee
my guess is the camshaft sensors, but i wouldnt...

my guess is the camshaft sensors, but i wouldnt think they would cause jerking... nobody will be able to properly diagnose your car from behind a keyboard
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-26-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,437
Posted By MicVelo
terrasmak is actually the closest to being right....

terrasmak is actually the closest to being right. It is a 350Z... Gran Turismo 4 version. It's a Europe ONLY version built in homage to the video game. It's actually the European version of the US...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-31-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By MicVelo
Try simple first.... power bleed the hydraulic...

Try simple first.... power bleed the hydraulic system and see if that cures the lazy pedal. Bet it does.

If that fails to cure, then drop in a new master, ,hose, slave and power bleed again...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-26-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By MicVelo
Let's clarify something here... "Zinc" has...

Let's clarify something here... "Zinc" has nothing to do with the metallurgy that goes into brake rotors nor does it have any effect on braking performance. Zinc is a coating applied to rotors to...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 02-20-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By MicVelo
Sway bar (F-to-R biasing) set-up guidelines: ...

Sway bar (F-to-R biasing) set-up guidelines:

Increase understeeer: Stiffer front/Softer rear

Increase oversteer: Softer front/stiffer rear.

A very neutral setting with Hotchkis, Eibach, bars...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 12-21-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By MicVelo
Saving everyone that chimed in a week+half ago...

Saving everyone that chimed in a week+half ago some keystrokes...

https://my350z.com/forum/maintenance-and-repair/613902-what-oil-should-i-use.html

And you can read all 60 pages of this but...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 10-21-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By MicVelo
OBD-II. And that ignored P0420 DTC "could be"...

OBD-II. And that ignored P0420 DTC "could be" your main problem. A plugged or damaged cat can drop mileage by a significant amount.

In your specific case, it's also possible that one of your O2...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 09-27-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By MicVelo
And that, unfortunately, shows how bad the...

And that, unfortunately, shows how bad the problem is.

Early Z's ('03-'04) notoriously had this issue but I don't recall off top of head what the issue was/is. I want to say that the 2004.5...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 09-25-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By terrasmak
People mount to the bumper because they are...

People mount to the bumper because they are clueless. Mine is to my crashbeam, some people do have mounts to the bumper on the sides and if they do it right, it's actually a pass thru to a hard...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-20-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 26,797
Posted By MicVelo
I hear ya. There truly are days that I log in and...

I hear ya. There truly are days that I log in and end up just shaking my head.

HOWEVER, there is a wealth of Z33 information here. Much of it legacy information, some of it current. I don't think...
Forum: Forced Induction 06-15-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,556
Posted By MicVelo
Well, the main point here is that everything is...

Well, the main point here is that everything is NOT equal between the two so I'll weigh in here.

I find this a VERY interesting topic because of my own experiences with turbocharging, both from a...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 05-26-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By travlee
would be just as easy to remove the rad support...

would be just as easy to remove the rad support and bumper though
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-03-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By trains1937
Annual update from oldest 350Z owner on the board.

I turned 79 last Saturday. Still in good health and driving the Z regularly. The Z recently broke 100,000 miles. No problems with the car this year except that I had to replace the hatch struts. ...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 04-16-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By terrasmak
Put your stock suspension on and hit the track,...

Put your stock suspension on and hit the track, get 6 to 10 events under your belt and start thinking about the shortfalls
Forum: 2009+ 370Z 04-07-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,367
Posted By MicVelo
WARNING: The wind is long in this one, Obiwan....

WARNING: The wind is long in this one, Obiwan. Read at your own risk of narcolepsy.

I get that people don't like the Z34 platform and everyone is entitled to.... but coming from someone who has...
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