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Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 12-24-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By VQdriver
Happy Holidays! Make sure to check out the...

Happy Holidays! Make sure to check out the 540Ratblog at least quarterly. The author has made a few updates. In a nutshell, a new formula Mobil1 0W-40 is back up to #3 on his ranking list. It's...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-16-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 344,986
Posted By VQdriver
Yea, I've used both Castrol GTX 5W-30, then the...

Yea, I've used both Castrol GTX 5W-30, then the HM 5W-30 on my G35. Next change might be just basic GTX or this Pennzoil HM 5W-30. I'm still not sure. The GTX HM bottle claims it's better for...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-16-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 344,986
Posted By VQdriver
This is what he had to say about a recent...

This is what he had to say about a recent reformulation of Mobil 1 0W-40:


"3. 0W40 Mobil 1 “FS” European Car Formula, API SN, synthetic = 127,221 psi
This new oil replaces the older version...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-15-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 344,986
Posted By VQdriver
This dude recently updated his article. The new...

This dude recently updated his article. The new king of the hill for absolute wear protection is...Mobil1's new 0W-40 "FS" European formula. FTW!
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-14-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 344,986
Posted By VQdriver
Article said that "UOA" (which apparently is not...

Article said that "UOA" (which apparently is not proper oil engineering terminology) is virtually useless and it says nothing about how well a particular oil protects your engine. He goes on to test...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-14-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 344,986
Posted By VQdriver
Does anyone have any new data? Used oil analysis might not be all that great...

https://540ratblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/motor-oil-wear-test-ranking/

A decade or so ago everyone was on the GC 0W-30, M1 0-40 and Rotella T6 kick because of the internet forum sensation...
Forum: Engine 11-25-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
It's the CTS with the mega sized 3.7L twin turbo...

It's the CTS with the mega sized 3.7L twin turbo 6cyl. So, I just swapped out my summers for winters just now. I noticed that I have a slight exhaust leak from where the rear section muffler attaches...
Forum: Engine 11-25-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
I sorta believe it as far as power. My poorly...

I sorta believe it as far as power. My poorly launched S13 did 12.9 @116mph at Atco over the summer. It dyno'd 355whp back in '07. If you factor in 20% that takes it to 426 crank. So, the much...
Forum: Engine 11-23-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
Sorry, I didn't see the reply until now....

Sorry, I didn't see the reply until now. http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-cadillac-cts-vsport-twin-turbo-v-6-test-review. New cars are neat, but expensive! That car runs [email protected] 111mph...
Forum: Engine 11-11-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
I keep shopping online for similar type of kits,...

I keep shopping online for similar type of kits, but I must add you guys have the best price for this type of kit. Your install price and supporting mods seem reasonable as well. The car guy in me...
Forum: Engine, Drivetrain & Forced-Induction (DIY) 10-28-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 286,602
Posted By VQdriver
Yep, the people from warmer climates can probably...

Yep, the people from warmer climates can probably get away with using more varieties of oils like say MT-90 for instance. When it gets cold these cars get fussy. You know another car that's sensitive...
Forum: Engine, Drivetrain & Forced-Induction (DIY) 10-27-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 286,602
Posted By VQdriver
I put that stuff in the rear diff and it made a...

I put that stuff in the rear diff and it made a very loud howling noise in freezing weather for the first mile or so of driving. It was instantly fixed as soon as I changed to conventional and...
Forum: Engine 10-20-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By VQdriver
Bump for a fellow OG Maxima.orger! :)

Bump for a fellow OG Maxima.orger! :)
Forum: Engine 10-06-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
What kind of turbo is on it? So after a...

What kind of turbo is on it?

So after a couple of months nobody else has lined up to get this decently priced single turbo kit installed? :dunno:
Forum: Wheels & Tires 10-05-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,896
Posted By VQdriver
I run Federal Himalaya WS2's on 17" wheels and...

I run Federal Himalaya WS2's on 17" wheels and did fine last winter in NJ. Those are cheaper tires too. The western Canadians (B.C) seemed to like it despite having no rep here in the states so I...
Forum: Engine 10-05-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
The WRX and S13 are looking clean!

The WRX and S13 are looking clean!
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 10-01-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By VQdriver
It seems to be good stuff! I would suggest...

It seems to be good stuff! I would suggest whichever is cheaper Redline MT-85 or Nissan MTF. I'm on almost 30,000mi or 3 years on the MT-85 and the shift feel is like mint. My total mileage is close...
Forum: Engine 10-01-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
:gotowned: I guess I gotta let go of this pipe...

:gotowned: I guess I gotta let go of this pipe dream of mine haha.
Forum: Engine 09-27-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
I still want a mint turbo sleeper G35C. But a...

I still want a mint turbo sleeper G35C. But a nice N54 bimmer or used Audi S something or Porsche also calls me lol.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 09-17-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 18,954
Posted By VQdriver
How's the durability so far? Do you think...

How's the durability so far? Do you think spraying the rotor hats would do it better?
Forum: Engine 09-16-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
Yep, I believe that Nissan had overachieving cars...

Yep, I believe that Nissan had overachieving cars in the 90's-early 2000's. My 97 Maxima GXE 5sp did 14.0 @98mph on the 1/4mi. I'm not sure my G35C with a rated "100hp more crank" can match that on...
Forum: Engine 09-16-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
Yep, exacty. My S13 sits hardparked in the garage...

Yep, exacty. My S13 sits hardparked in the garage 99.9% of it's time. :( As sentimental as I am about it, maybe it's time for a change. It's one thing if I have a 6 bay garage at a mansion, but it's...
Forum: Engine 09-15-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 32,994
Posted By VQdriver
For some reason I'm so tempted to pull the...

For some reason I'm so tempted to pull the trigger on this lol. It's probably over my head. My G is my DD. My racecar requires wood to remove from the driveway, it smells like gearoil on the burlap...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-18-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 18,954
Posted By VQdriver
I'm glad people like the Stoptech pads! I'm still...

I'm glad people like the Stoptech pads! I'm still on Axxis ULT pads and they're working nicely. They seem to be similar to the Stoptech ceramic/kevlar formula. I think Axxis came out way before the...
Forum: Engine, Drivetrain & Forced-Induction (DIY) 03-09-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 286,602
Posted By VQdriver
I've changed both a couple times without the use...

I've changed both a couple times without the use of a torque wrench. I'd say a good "forearm tight" so that the plug is snug is sufficient. I'd say 55ft-lbs sounds a bit too much for the rear. The...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 03-01-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By VQdriver
I had leftover Z33 base 17" wheels leftover from...

I had leftover Z33 base 17" wheels leftover from my drifting days. What I did was combine 4 rear wheels with same size snow tires so I can rotate them. Here's an old thread about it....
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 02-18-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,132
Posted By VQdriver
I've been using a cheapie 1 man bleeder bottle...

I've been using a cheapie 1 man bleeder bottle from Pep Boys to do the family cars. It's literally $8 and it's just a 1 way valve incorporated into a plastic bottle and a small hose that attaches to...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 01-29-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,881
Posted By VQdriver
Yes, all in all I believe the 215s will work out...

Yes, all in all I believe the 215s will work out for me. It works just fine in the snow. I'm a little older now so absolute handling limit in the dry pavement isn't so important. If anything it...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 01-29-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,881
Posted By VQdriver
F*** I realize I installed the wrong size...

F*** I realize I installed the wrong size 215/55-17. It works out to 1.5% smaller so that explains the speedo reading about 2mph slower. Yes, the slip activates from time to time, but it's not really...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 01-27-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,881
Posted By VQdriver
Just a quick update. We had about an inch of snow...

Just a quick update. We had about an inch of snow the other night and temps remain below freezing. Nevermind my narrow tire sizes. My Federal Himalayas worked as well in the snow as my blizzak LM-20s...
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