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Forum: Tuning 09-24-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Italianjoe1
I've seen the pins get bent in ODB2 connectors on...

I've seen the pins get bent in ODB2 connectors on scanners and such, but generally if they get straightened out they work just fine.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 09-24-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Italianjoe1
My HR was very noisy with thinner oil, but ran...

My HR was very noisy with thinner oil, but ran fine until I changed it out, oil pressure never dropped lower than normal when hot.

I ran some 15-50w for one oil change, it was too thick and on a...
Forum: Zs & Gs For Sale 09-24-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,892
Posted By Italianjoe1
GLWS, that's a lot of money for that mileage. I...

GLWS, that's a lot of money for that mileage. I got 15k from carmax for my '08 back 3 years ago and it had 65k on it.

What happened with the side skirts? And what prompted the white paint on the...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 09-17-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,243
Posted By Italianjoe1
Cost of playing the game unfortunately. You break...

Cost of playing the game unfortunately. You break stuff when you push the car harder than it's designed to be pushed.

Luckily, used DE engines are cheap, swap one in and carry on.
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 08-22-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By Italianjoe1
Try bleeding/flushing the fluid first. These...

Try bleeding/flushing the fluid first.

These cars can easily boil the clutch fluid, and you get all kinds of weird issues when that happens.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 08-22-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Italianjoe1
Yep, ran my nismo with the stock exhaust with...

Yep, ran my nismo with the stock exhaust with just the muffler removed and a short turndown pipe to keep from melting anything in it's place, sounded amazing. Same with my Tanabe catback, super good...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 08-21-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By Italianjoe1
Where in south FL are you? I could take a look at...

Where in south FL are you? I could take a look at it.
Forum: Forced Induction 06-02-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,474
Posted By Italianjoe1
Darton sleeves are probably the culprit here, as...

Darton sleeves are probably the culprit here, as mentioned. Improper install is a major issue, as the shop has to remove a lot of structural material from the block to make room for the new sleeves,...
Forum: Engine Swaps 05-29-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By Italianjoe1
Because they are supporting what sells/works....

Because they are supporting what sells/works. Nobody wants to do a crazy swap, with another engine that has no support/potential.

I can find basic parts to build a 1000hp LS engine in a few...
Forum: Forced Induction 05-03-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,594
Posted By Italianjoe1
Yeah HKS makes a big deal about the new, faster...

Yeah HKS makes a big deal about the new, faster stepper motor used in the 6, I think as you say it's looking for a specific resistance.
Forum: Forced Induction 05-02-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,594
Posted By Italianjoe1
I've been looking for a valve unit for the last...

I've been looking for a valve unit for the last hour, can't seem to find one. If I find a source I would be interested in this but I gotta know i can actually use it first.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 12-07-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By Italianjoe1
The oil cooler, under the filter, has a gasket...

The oil cooler, under the filter, has a gasket that leaks, which looks like yours is.

The oil on the back of the head is either the valve cover gasket, or the cam position sensor seals, which are...
Forum: VQ35HR 11-16-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 44,571
Posted By Italianjoe1
Did he install the spacer for the CSC? Sure...

Did he install the spacer for the CSC? Sure there's not still air in the system?
Forum: Engine 10-25-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By Italianjoe1
VQ35HR Throttle body spacers

Found one more set of these, I thought I had sold them all. I ran these on my car tapped for nitrous nozzles, this set has never been used or drilled/tapped, so if you want me to add threads for a...
Forum: Engine, Drivetrain & Forced-Induction (DIY) 10-03-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 137,925
Posted By Italianjoe1
No it will still be ok. You could possibly get a...

No it will still be ok. You could possibly get a vibration after it's back together but that's unlikely.
Forum: Engine, Drivetrain & Forced-Induction (DIY) 09-22-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 137,925
Posted By Italianjoe1
Happens to all of them. Open it up and clean it,...

Happens to all of them. Open it up and clean it, apply grease.
Forum: VQ35HR 08-31-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 44,571
Posted By Italianjoe1
There is no cheap dual-mass option. Odds...

There is no cheap dual-mass option.

Odds are, your flywheel is fine, but if you have had it slipping for a long time it could be overheated and damaged.

There's no real downside to a normal,...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 08-14-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Italianjoe1
Inspect the bearing, just raise the car up and...

Inspect the bearing, just raise the car up and spin that wheel with your hand on the front spring. If you feel any rumbling or roughness, replace the bearing. They do fail, not a big deal to replace...
Forum: VQ35HR 07-26-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,005
Posted By Italianjoe1
You still got the same number? I'll shoot you a...

You still got the same number? I'll shoot you a text.
Forum: VQ35HR 07-25-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,005
Posted By Italianjoe1
Let me know, i'm always down to help out. I'm...

Let me know, i'm always down to help out. I'm having fun with the benz, getting ready to actually mod it very soon.
Forum: VQ35HR 07-25-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,005
Posted By Italianjoe1
For sure tuning is critical on N/A, the a/f needs...

For sure tuning is critical on N/A, the a/f needs to be 13:1 all the way out and holding full timing for max torque, even losing 5lb/ft means 10hp up top.

I can appreciate an all-out N/A build...
Forum: VQ35HR 07-24-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,005
Posted By Italianjoe1
That looks gorgeous, but i'm seeing 5k for...

That looks gorgeous, but i'm seeing 5k for 10-15hp? There must be more to it.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 07-13-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By Italianjoe1
Are the replacement fans you're using from...

Are the replacement fans you're using from Nissan? In my experience, the cheaper aftermarket parts now are a total crapshoot, you might get a great one that lasts another 10 years, you might get one...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 07-02-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,870
Posted By Italianjoe1
Nope, couldn't sell my nismo for 16K. They...

Nope, couldn't sell my nismo for 16K.

They are just a car, not rare or special enough to ever go up in value. Sadly they've been treated like crap by most current owners and the market is flooded...
Forum: Engine, Drivetrain & Forced-Induction (DIY) 07-02-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 137,925
Posted By Italianjoe1
It doesn't? They show cleaning everything...

It doesn't?

They show cleaning everything down with brake cleaner, then putting loctite. No grease.
Forum: Engine, Drivetrain & Forced-Induction (DIY) 06-29-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 137,925
Posted By Italianjoe1
Na a little hammer action will remove that axle...

Na a little hammer action will remove that axle with no problems.

If done properly with grease or anti-seize it will also last the life of the bearing though, lock-tite seems unnecessary in this...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-10-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By Italianjoe1
Yeah it's normal for those sensors to fail like...

Yeah it's normal for those sensors to fail like that without setting a code. Crank sensors do it on a lot of cars but the nissans are also prone to having the cam sensors act up. They stop reading...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 05-30-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Italianjoe1
You need to press it out/in, the diff would be in...

You need to press it out/in, the diff would be in the way no matter what. Has to come out.
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 05-29-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Italianjoe1
Clutch kit is about $300, so it sounds about...

Clutch kit is about $300, so it sounds about right. The FW is the only expensive part of the ordeal. Labor is cake on these cars, about 5 hours. Not bad at all.
Forum: Wheels Tires 05-29-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Italianjoe1
Sold!

Sold!
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