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Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-19-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13,404
Views: 926,893
Posted By zakmartin
I owned a set of DEPO lights on my Mitsubishi. ...

I owned a set of DEPO lights on my Mitsubishi. They were a complete waste of money. I don't know if the company's now better or worse than they were 10 years ago, but what I can say is that in...
Forum: New Owners 05-17-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By zakmartin
The wheels on your car are pure sex. I love the...

The wheels on your car are pure sex. I love the black old-style plate as well. You've been an impressive addition to the boards. Welcome. :)
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 05-17-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By zakmartin
Simple test: Lift the car and use an IR...

Simple test: Lift the car and use an IR thermometer to take a temperature reading before and after the cats. If the downstream pipe reads the same as or cooler than the upstream one, then your cat...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-15-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13,404
Views: 926,893
Posted By zakmartin
LOL! Blame your wife. You sound like me. I...

LOL! Blame your wife. You sound like me.

I use the Motive Black brake bleeder system. I have all the hookups for foreign and domestic models, but if you're just working on your Nissan, this is...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 05-12-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By zakmartin
Yes, I have. I was getting a general misfire...

Yes, I have. I was getting a general misfire code on a POS Saturn I used to own. I used a bottle of Techron and the problem went away (I then switched to Chevron gas and have only been using that...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-12-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,379
Posted By zakmartin
Mic - I get you on the whole used car collector...

Mic - I get you on the whole used car collector thing. I really do. But the thing is, you're insane, man. :)

To put this argument to rest, it should be duly noted that according to the Canadian...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-12-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,379
Posted By zakmartin
People who bought the Z new are generally older...

People who bought the Z new are generally older because they can afford such things. People who bought used Z's are generally younger, because buying used is the only way they can afford a cool...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-11-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,782
Posted By zakmartin
The same thing could be said about the muppet.

The same thing could be said about the muppet.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-08-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By zakmartin
That old FSM link is dead. Nicoclub migrated the...

That old FSM link is dead. Nicoclub migrated the FSM .pdfs to this URL:

http://www.nicoclub.com/manuals/350Z/

It took me about three hours of manually worming my way through their directories...
Forum: New Owners 05-08-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By zakmartin
Welcome to the forums. I just think it's kind of...

Welcome to the forums. I just think it's kind of funny that the first time you post to a 350Z website is to say you want to get rid of your 350Z and ask for opinions about buying a new Toyota/Subaru.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-25-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By zakmartin
Like you, I've owned the Z since day one and have...

Like you, I've owned the Z since day one and have kept the mileage down to stupidly low levels (I haven't even made it to 40K miles yet.) I went through the bolt-on mods phase with my last car, a...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 04-13-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By zakmartin
I'd start by hooking the car up to a computer...

I'd start by hooking the car up to a computer that can read BCM error codes, which won't necessarily throw a CEL.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-24-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By zakmartin
Show us some photos. Maybe then we can give you...

Show us some photos. Maybe then we can give you an informed answer.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-23-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By zakmartin
Because you don't want to go ripping electric...

Because you don't want to go ripping electric parts in and out of a fuel pump and stick it back into a tank full of explosive gasoline.

Anyone who says otherwise on this website is being...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-20-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By zakmartin
Same on my '08. If I ever saw my gauge read that...

Same on my '08. If I ever saw my gauge read that low, I'd have kittens.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-10-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By zakmartin
Wait until your guy can give you an estimate and...

Wait until your guy can give you an estimate and go from there. Don't create a budget out of thin air.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-03-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By zakmartin
I doubt there are two motors, but check the FSM...

I doubt there are two motors, but check the FSM for your car to be sure.

Here's the link: http://www.nicoclub.com/manuals/350Z/
Forum: New Owners 02-02-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By zakmartin
Follow me down the ski slope at 40 mph while I...

Follow me down the ski slope at 40 mph while I drink 30-year old Appleton Rum out of my flask, laughing my head off, pissing in my nylon pants.

Surely, that's more interesting than surfing...
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions for Our Forum 01-31-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,480
Posted By zakmartin
Your internet research powers are impressive. ...

Your internet research powers are impressive. Now see if you can find any photos of her and Adolph Hitler driving around in a 350Z to bring this thread back on topic. And make sure you can see her...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 12-07-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By zakmartin
This. After it's clean and you add the dye, let...

This. After it's clean and you add the dye, let it leak for a couple days and then shine a UV light on it. You'll find the source quickly.
Forum: Audio & Video 11-14-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By zakmartin
If you decide you MUST keep your factory stereo...

If you decide you MUST keep your factory stereo (for whatever reason), you can send it to United Radio in NY and they'll fix it for $200 shipped (at least the last time I checked). They guarantee...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 11-09-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By zakmartin
Pull and check each of the plugs. Those will...

Pull and check each of the plugs. Those will give you an indication if the problem is mechanical. Check each of the coil packs with scope or a probe to see if they're firing. Check the injectors...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 10-26-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By zakmartin
Yeah, sounds like your clock spring is bad. ...

Yeah, sounds like your clock spring is bad. That'd explain the horn, air bag and cruise control anyway. Not sure if the turn signals would be connected as well, but it's possible. I'd start with...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 09-16-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,799
Posted By zakmartin
Good God, yes! :thumbup:

Good God, yes! :thumbup:
Forum: New Owners 04-18-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By zakmartin
I too am a Craig who is fat. But I'm working on...

I too am a Craig who is fat. But I'm working on it. Small world. Welcome to the forums.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 04-05-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By zakmartin
Then you need to do a throttle re-learn and hope...

Then you need to do a throttle re-learn and hope that you didn't damage the throttle to the point where it needs to be replaced. The throttles on the Z are notoriously easy to screw up. Do a search...
Forum: Buying/Leasing 03-28-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By zakmartin
This. And don't let anyone convince you...

This. And don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-24-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By zakmartin
Check the fuses and relays that control the fuel...

Check the fuses and relays that control the fuel delivery system. I'm betting the problem is there since your car simply died on the road like you said. After you get it running, make sure you...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-23-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By zakmartin
A smoke test will reveal pretty much any leak. ...

A smoke test will reveal pretty much any leak. Most halfway decent shops have an automotive smoke machine.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 03-11-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By zakmartin
Could be a short to ground in the hatch wiring. ...

Could be a short to ground in the hatch wiring. Unscrew the six bolts holding the hatch mechanism and the actuator to the body, carefully pull it out and look at all the wiring for stripped...
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