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Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 35,191
Posted By MicVelo
Must be the season or just at the point where...

Must be the season or just at the point where “all Zs must fail” or something.

The forum has become the sounding board for all manner of Z fails.... “won’t start”.... “runs like crap”, blah blah...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-15-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By MicVelo
Well, this comment: "My question is would that...

Well, this comment: "My question is would that same kit fit the 350..." made me think you wanted to buy that FI FI kit and back fit it.

FI FI.... arf arf! :icon17:

As I said, there are tons of...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-15-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By MicVelo
Get the car you want THEN fit the proper turbo...

Get the car you want THEN fit the proper turbo kit instead of trying to make a Z34 kit fit a Z33. 370 with VHR motor kit might be doable on '07-08 HR Z-car but why not start with the right components...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-14-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By MicVelo
Smog testing here, while strict, isn't that...

Smog testing here, while strict, isn't that detailed some of the time. (Some times though, you'll get someone who doesn't like the way you look or is just overzealous about it and they will look...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By MicVelo
Drill & tap. And/or maybe helicoils. It's not a...

Drill & tap. And/or maybe helicoils. It's not a highly stressed part so either should work fine.
Forum: Northern California 06-13-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By MicVelo
Just out of range of my smoke detectors. :icon17:...

Just out of range of my smoke detectors. :icon17:

So hey, just got an update on the ZONC Corral and Parade Lap with the specific breakdown of cars (since people love to ask, "How many of [name...
Forum: Northern California 06-13-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By MicVelo
Update: There are currently 84 Nissans and...

Update: There are currently 84 Nissans and Datsuns signed up for the Z Owners of Northern California Car Corral and Parade Lap at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion!

Have you signed up yet?
...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-13-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By MicVelo
Given your not wanting to give up too much DD...

Given your not wanting to give up too much DD comfort, go with the Bilstein Prokit setup. Bilsteins are well known for delivering a firm but compliant, streetable setup and deliver track performance...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-12-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By MicVelo
I'm presuming you're asking the specific order of...

I'm presuming you're asking the specific order of things on a suspension build.

Ever hear the expression "Get your house in order."?

The automotive suspension build equivalent is to determine...
Forum: New Owners 06-12-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By MicVelo
Which sensor, the crank, yes? Good job!

Which sensor, the crank, yes? Good job!
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-12-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By MicVelo
Either way works. S-Tune suspension will be...

Either way works.

S-Tune suspension will be more like an aftermarket kit with slight lowering and stiffer springs. Nismo OEM suspension will have a better ride but is a huge performance...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-12-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,416
Posted By MicVelo
I don't usually advocate "throw parts at it" but,...

I don't usually advocate "throw parts at it" but, it sounds like it might be temperature switch/sensor. Possibly ambient temp switch (up front, down low in front of radiator.) No guarantees but a...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-12-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By MicVelo
Please do not DOUBLE POST as it causes confusion...

Please do not DOUBLE POST as it causes confusion and clutters the site.

If anyone wishes to respond, please post here (thread already in progress):
...
Forum: New Owners 06-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By MicVelo
O2 sensor... Yes it can. May not be the culprit...

O2 sensor... Yes it can. May not be the culprit overall but at least it directly addresses the upstream sensor issue versus a cam position sensor. And yes, a crankshaft position sensor is more...
Forum: New Owners 06-11-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By MicVelo
Not sure why you (and everyone lately) jumps to...

Not sure why you (and everyone lately) jumps to replace the cam sensors when P0335 is generic code for a crankshaft pos. sensor. P1273 is a Nissan spec code for AFR so I'm with terrasmak on this one...
Forum: Wheels Tires 06-10-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By MicVelo
Gotcha.

Gotcha.
Forum: Wheels Tires 06-10-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By MicVelo
Well, you probably know this but these weren't...

Well, you probably know this but these weren't the OEM Rays for a Niz, which used the double stagger Nismo V3 wheels. Just sayin'...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-10-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By MicVelo
Don't expect an answer anytime soon... that was...

Don't expect an answer anytime soon... that was his last ever post.
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 06-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By MicVelo
OK, folks, indulge me here. Haven't said it in a...

OK, folks, indulge me here. Haven't said it in a long time, c'mon!! :icon17:

#drivingschool

Not underestimating your skills behind the wheel, OP. Just that I'm a BIG proponent of driver...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 06-08-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By MicVelo
Assuming 18s.... You didn't mention aspect...

Assuming 18s....

You didn't mention aspect ratios when you were looking at tires.

Proper Plus-0 (upsized for wheel constant) that keeps you as close to stock rolling diameter would be:
...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-06-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By MicVelo
While the repeated, recommended 60-10 is a solid...

While the repeated, recommended 60-10 is a solid recommendation, I've found that in 40+ years of brake bedding, you can accomplish a nice bed-in at speeds lower than that if you are road challenged...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-04-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14,806
Views: 1,051,603
Posted By MicVelo
Just to warn you - and not that I know anything...

Just to warn you - and not that I know anything about the BCs - but.... be patient. Do it right the first time. My first Z car (1978 or so), I got anxious waiting for a set of Konis (or Bilsteins,...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-04-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14,806
Views: 1,051,603
Posted By MicVelo
Mistuh Sparco! Hey, this is interesting. How'd...

Mistuh Sparco! Hey, this is interesting. How'd you happen to choose ZZP? And is this for aft of Y-pipe or....?? Never heard of them until now and seems they're big into GM V6.

The thought of a...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-04-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
AC
Views: 265
Posted By MicVelo
Should take less than 2 minutes. AFTER...

Should take less than 2 minutes.

AFTER removing front bumper cover. :icon17:

I kid.... Not sure but I think it might be accessible from underneath. It's located down low in front of the...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-04-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By MicVelo
Should've asked before: What OEM wheels are you...

Should've asked before: What OEM wheels are you re-fitting? Might be a simple case of wrong depth OE lugs for your wheels.

Look at this pic:...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
AC
Views: 265
Posted By MicVelo
In addition to the above suggestions, there are...

In addition to the above suggestions, there are plenty of things that can go wrong in the A/C system but I'd bet the ambient temp switch is faulty and needs replacement. Sounds like it might be...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-04-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By MicVelo
NO. DO NOT USE LUG NUTS MADE FOR AFTERMARKET...

NO. DO NOT USE LUG NUTS MADE FOR AFTERMARKET WHEELS ON OEM WHEELS.

They are not made for OEM wheel lug nut seats. They LOOK very similar:
...
Forum: Tuning 06-03-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By MicVelo
Engine immobilized. It thinks someone was trying...

Engine immobilized. It thinks someone was trying to steal the car. Tow to Nissan to re-set. Bring proof of ownership.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-02-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By MicVelo
To look simply divine, dahlink! :icon17:

To look simply divine, dahlink! :icon17:
Forum: VQ35HR 06-01-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By MicVelo
Well well, I guess things haven't changed much...

Well well, I guess things haven't changed much between a 50 year old Datsun and a 10 year old one. :icon17:
...
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