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Forum: Maintenance & Repair 08-28-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
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: 568
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.
Forum: Exterior & Interior 08-26-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By dcains
Please immediately trade your Z in for a Civic.

Please immediately trade your Z in for a Civic.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 08-20-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
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...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 08-20-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
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: 45
Views: 2,214
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.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 08-14-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
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,
Forum: Intake Exhaust 08-09-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
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. ...
Forum: Intake Exhaust 08-08-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
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: 486
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.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 08-01-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By dcains
So, the next step is pissing off the neighbors?

So, the next step is pissing off the neighbors?
Forum: Exterior & Interior 07-29-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
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.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 07-24-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
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: 452
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: 322
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: 391
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...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 07-12-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By dcains
Time for a new clutch - end thread.

Time for a new clutch - end thread.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 07-12-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
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.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 07-07-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,369
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...
Forum: Cleaning & Detailing 07-06-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
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...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 07-04-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
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
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 07-04-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
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...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 06-29-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By dcains
'08 has the CD009 - this isn't a gearbox issue.

'08 has the CD009 - this isn't a gearbox issue.
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: Cleaning & Detailing 06-28-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
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.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-27-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
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...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-25-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,488
Posted By dcains
Epic first post. How in the hell is anyone here...

Epic first post. How in the hell is anyone here supposed to know how much repairs will cost to your car we can't even see? And, even if we could see it, are we supposed to be insurance estimators,...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 06-24-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By dcains
Funniest thread ever. 70mph ROFL.

Funniest thread ever. 70mph ROFL.
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: Exterior & Interior 06-19-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By dcains
Rivnuts. https://youtu.be/P_uu_ba6qAM

Rivnuts. https://youtu.be/P_uu_ba6qAM
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