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Forum: Brakes & Suspension 05-24-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By dkmura
Could be something other than worn pads and...

Could be something other than worn pads and rotors as well. When you put the car up on jackstands and pull the wheels, carefully inspect the brake lines and fittings for any sort of damage. With that...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-22-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By dkmura
Gotta call BS on this post. The VQ35DEs in the Z...

Gotta call BS on this post. The VQ35DEs in the Z are not known to be oil-burners except for the '06 rev-up versions. Nor have they had widespread timing guide problems in either the Z or the Infiniti...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-21-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By dkmura
Your best option is to send it back for a...

Your best option is to send it back for a replacement. A shop will have no other choice than to tap threads if it's stripped, and that's not an area you want any possibility of a leak.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-20-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By dkmura
Welcome, but you don't need to post the same...

Welcome, but you don't need to post the same question in two different forums. As to the VQ35DE/rev up/HR, your research is faulty. These high-quality engines last well beyond 120K and, depending on...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-17-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By dkmura
What I'm "saying" is the rear vents cannot be...

What I'm "saying" is the rear vents cannot be seen from the outside because they're covered by the rear bumper. You'll see them on the inside if you remove all the styrofoam sections. They really...
Forum: Tuning 05-14-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 631
Posted By dkmura
Why not call UpRev and just ask them?

Why not call UpRev and just ask them?
Forum: Autocross/Road 05-13-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,732
Posted By dkmura
While I have some bruising to the inside of my...

While I have some bruising to the inside of my lungs, Lauda's lung injuries were caused by heat and smoke. As I understand it, he was extracted from the wreck of his Ferrari after extended time...
Forum: Autocross/Road 05-11-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,732
Posted By dkmura
Good news- bad news to report. First, I'm back...

Good news- bad news to report. First, I'm back from the hospital and the big needle. They extracted over 1,700 cc of serasanguinous (sp?) fluid from the area between my lung and the ribcage. That's...
Forum: Autocross/Road 05-08-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,732
Posted By dkmura
Sorry to have to update this thread. After four...

Sorry to have to update this thread. After four months of recovery, I'm headed back to the hospital tomorrow. While bones have mended, my lungs have not. After a recent exam and testing, it was found...
Forum: Autocross/Road 05-07-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By dkmura
You may still have learned something. If the...

You may still have learned something. If the track was wet, or even slightly wet, it can bring oils to the surface and together with old tires, make it feel more slippery. Do you prefer a bit of...
Forum: Autocross/Road 05-06-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By dkmura
Sudden oversteer is reason to worry. It usually...

Sudden oversteer is reason to worry. It usually means a swaybar link or something critical has broken. Not sure which track you're at, but keep looking, it'll be something that really needs to be...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-25-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By dkmura
Hoo boy... not sure where you're doing your...

Hoo boy... not sure where you're doing your research, but there's no significant HP increases to be made from bolt-on mods. The K&N filter and intake will make a small change to the sound of your...
Forum: New Owners 04-25-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By dkmura
While I drive a DE-powered Z on the street and...

While I drive a DE-powered Z on the street and race an HR-powered Z33 on the track, it's only fair to point out the HR comes with CSC (concentric slave cylinder) issues the OP should research first....
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 04-19-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By dkmura
Detonation is when some fuel/air is pre-ignited...

Detonation is when some fuel/air is pre-ignited in the combustion chamber. Causes run from using the wrong fuel, spark plugs, buildup in the combustion chamber, too much ignition timing and a variety...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-18-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By dkmura
Here's a link to an interesting review of the...

Here's a link to an interesting review of the 2017 R35 Premium:

http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/2017-nissan-gt-r-premium-review-deal-century

Wondering what bb17 thinks about it? Most of...
Forum: New Owners 04-10-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By dkmura
Ah, this is a question that's been asked many...

Ah, this is a question that's been asked many times before. Unfortunately, unless your Z was wired for nav, it's practically impossible to run the factory unit without a different main harness and...
Forum: VQ35HR 04-08-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By dkmura
As long as there's no leak from the CSC, a good...

As long as there's no leak from the CSC, a good bleed should suffice. How old was the Super Blue?
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 04-06-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By dkmura
Call me nervous about this practice, but...

Call me nervous about this practice, but "wrestling bears" and single jack points, just don't mix. If anything is unsteady, I want two/four jack stands in the designated spots on both sides of the...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 04-02-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By dkmura
Having raced for over 30 years and with the Z33...

Having raced for over 30 years and with the Z33 specifically, I'd rather have solid rotors made of the best material I can afford. Why? Slotted/drilled rotors really act as cheese graters on your...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 03-31-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By dkmura
The 3M protection films are not easy to apply....

The 3M protection films are not easy to apply. I'd suggest getting some estimates from a pro window film or other application service if you want to have it look halfway decent.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-30-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,321
Posted By dkmura
Not sure about why others have had such a problem...

Not sure about why others have had such a problem with bleeding brakes on Nissans. Whether I'm working on my street or race 350Zs, I simply use my large volume brake fluid extractor...
Forum: Tuning 03-29-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By dkmura
First question: without getting neck deep, the...

First question: without getting neck deep, the OEM intake box is "solid" and better than many aftermarket units, Nissan did a pretty good job tuning the VQ and you should save the $2K for refreshing...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-25-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By dkmura
Ah, the dream of so many Z owners to move on up...

Ah, the dream of so many Z owners to move on up to the GT-R. Having driven several iterations of the R35, I know you'll enjoy it. But it's a different league in both purchase price, as well as...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 03-23-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By dkmura
Welcome and paradoxically, you're selling your Z...

Welcome and paradoxically, you're selling your Z after your first post. First off, there were no factory carbon fiber hoods on any production Z33s. All the OEM hoods were aluminum. It sounds like...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-18-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By dkmura
Sorry to say, there's not much grease in those...

Sorry to say, there's not much grease in those boots. It's probably the rack seals themselves beginning to degrade. Check the BCM codes as well, since they'll read out seepage from the rack and...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-06-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By dkmura
Glad you found the damaged wheel bearing, but you...

Glad you found the damaged wheel bearing, but you may not understand what the tech told you about the wheel. If either the front or backside of the wheel is warped, that wheel is DAMAGED and BENT....
Forum: Exterior & Interior 02-23-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,011
Posted By dkmura
Much as I enjoy the design and materials on this...

Much as I enjoy the design and materials on this custom wheel, it's still too pricey for my taste. Having used a Momo type 78 QR steering wheel in my Touring class Z33 for several years, I've seen...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 02-23-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By dkmura
The interior wiring harness in the early 350Zs is...

The interior wiring harness in the early 350Zs is different from the mid-model updated versions. In my experience, there was no 'plug and play' solution for retrofitting a later model steering wheel...
Forum: Autocross/Road 02-18-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,732
Posted By dkmura
Hey everybody- thanks for all the get-well wishes...

Hey everybody- thanks for all the get-well wishes and good thoughts on this thread! A special note of thanks to MicVelo for continuing to post updates since the shunt. As for THAT, I'm afraid there's...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 12-26-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By dkmura
Gotta be kidding me- OEM sideskirts are so large,...

Gotta be kidding me- OEM sideskirts are so large, the shipping will eat up any savings you find. Try your local Craigslist, or even a bit further away for the best deal.
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