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07-17-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By zakmartin

I multitask like a dog in a chew toy factory. ...

I multitask like a dog in a chew toy factory. LOL. Serves me right for having more than one window open. You may carry on.
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07-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 1,063,196
Posted By zakmartin

Everyone at Chevrolet deserves a punch in the...

Everyone at Chevrolet deserves a punch in the face. I went through three of them before I fully realized that.

You have my sympathies.
06-28-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By zakmartin

I heard they came up with the name in a boardroom...

I heard they came up with the name in a boardroom meeting in Tokyo. The boss said, "We need a brand name for the American market and we need it by the end of today."

One of the guys in the room...
06-25-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By zakmartin

Have you checked for stored codes?

Have you checked for stored codes?
06-11-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,291
Posted By zakmartin

Hi Jean - the term is actually "hygroscopic." ...

Hi Jean - the term is actually "hygroscopic." Hydrophobic is the opposite; meaning it won't absorb water.
Forum: VQ35HR
06-07-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By zakmartin

Mic's right, that's not factory. Also, it looks...

Mic's right, that's not factory. Also, it looks like your clutch fluid could use a change and the reservoir is overfilled.

Dirty little secret: A large syringe with about 9 inches of silicone...
06-06-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By zakmartin

In a very general sense, this article does a good...

In a very general sense, this article does a good job describing the Exhaust Valve Timing Control systems on Nissans:

https://www.autocodes.com/p0014_nissan.html

A few people have recently had...
06-06-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By zakmartin

I've been using the Centric Cryo rotors and their...

I've been using the Centric Cryo rotors and their Posi-Quiet pads and love them. Centric recommends no bed-in procedure for these products; just drive as normal since the pads are pre-scorched. ...
05-25-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By zakmartin

I know it's old, but the booyahhh made me think...

I know it's old, but the booyahhh made me think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9Ne7CAfqI
Forum: New Owners
05-24-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,639
Posted By zakmartin

Wow! Looks great, dude! Very, VERY clean. :)

Wow! Looks great, dude! Very, VERY clean. :)
05-24-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,157
Posted By zakmartin

OP: Print this thread out, put it in an envelope...

OP: Print this thread out, put it in an envelope and re-read it when you're 40. Then you'll understand why the grown-ups can't wrap their heads around your little yarn.
05-21-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By zakmartin

For what it's worth, I've always thought that AC...

For what it's worth, I've always thought that AC work is best left to specialists. R134a kits from Autozone are garbage and can result in damage to your AC system because they can mess with the oil...
Forum: New Owners
05-18-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By zakmartin

Congrats on the (pretty much) new car! Looks...

Congrats on the (pretty much) new car! Looks great. My wheel guy gets a lot of business for curb rash repair on those types of rims, so don't feel like you've been singled out.

Welcome to the...
05-15-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By zakmartin

I don't think anything's been confirmed yet. ...

I don't think anything's been confirmed yet. Ripping an engine apart on a hunch is kind of like recommending brain surgery for someone who has a headache.
05-15-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By zakmartin

Or you could just take the spark plugs out and...

Or you could just take the spark plugs out and check the cylinders for pitting when the pistons are at BDC using a halfway decent borescope. Still, if you've determined that you have a blown head...
05-14-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By zakmartin

If it's never been done before, you should just...

If it's never been done before, you should just change it out as preventative maintenance after 10 years.
05-09-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,570
Posted By zakmartin

Go to the link at...

Go to the link at https://www.nissan-techinfo.com/ and click on the View Nissan Publications box.

Under the Search Publications section, choose the appropriate selections from the drop down menus,...
05-09-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By zakmartin

The dealer is going to throw a hissy fit about...

The dealer is going to throw a hissy fit about KBB values, saying that they don't represent "reality" and then they'll show you a magical list of comps that work in their favor in an attempt to PROVE...
05-08-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By zakmartin

How many miles on the engine and what year?

How many miles on the engine and what year?
05-07-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14,925
Views: 1,063,196
Posted By zakmartin

Yesterday, I washed the car twice and then went...

Yesterday, I washed the car twice and then went over it with a clay bar, used my random orbit polisher to buff out the swirl marks using a medium polish, then hit it with a fine polish and paint...
05-04-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By zakmartin

Do you know if the vehicle was a rebuilt flood...

Do you know if the vehicle was a rebuilt flood car? I'd check the condition of your IPDM first to see if it's all corroded to hell.
05-03-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,462
Posted By zakmartin

Dan, if you decide to take a road trip to Seattle...

Dan, if you decide to take a road trip to Seattle this summer, hit me up with a PM and I'll help you with the window motor (or a diff bushing kit install, if you feel like you need it.)
04-26-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By zakmartin

I agree with what a lot of people have said...

I agree with what a lot of people have said already:

Coolant - Nissan OEM
Brake/Clutch Fluid - Valvoline Synthetic DOT 3 & 4 Brake Fluid
Gasoline - Stick with premium, as stated in the owner's...
04-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 740
Posted By zakmartin

You may. But only you. And Travis may continue...

You may. But only you. And Travis may continue to refer to me as :suicide:
04-25-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 740
Posted By zakmartin

Very well. I dub thee Matt. And you may refer...

Very well. I dub thee Matt. And you may refer to me as "Trina, Warrior Goddess of Göbekli Tepe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6bekli_Tepe)"
04-24-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 740
Posted By zakmartin

Atreyu'z - you have the patience of Job, my...

Atreyu'z - you have the patience of Job, my friend.

I'm basically trying to convey that when you ask for help without putting at least a little effort into trying to communicate what you DO know...
04-24-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By zakmartin

That's actually a really good question. I know...

That's actually a really good question. I know you can copy keys or reprogram the system to accept an entirely new set of keys. Since the code is triggered through the BCM, then yes, I'd assume you...
04-24-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 740
Posted By zakmartin

Could be a loose exhaust shield. Could be a guy...

Could be a loose exhaust shield. Could be a guy with maracas hanging out in the shadows.
04-24-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 740
Posted By zakmartin

Is the rattling noise coming from the car or from...

Is the rattling noise coming from the car or from somewhere else? Like maybe three houses over?

Unless you post a coherent help ticket that shows you've put at least a modicum of effort in trying...
04-23-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By zakmartin

My Autel MaxiSys 906BT works great at programming...

My Autel MaxiSys 906BT works great at programming keys and fobs on Nissans with NATS. If they have one of those, it will work. I've heard Snap-On Verus is a hit or miss affair, but they might have...
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