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Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-15-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By zakmartin
Never (and I can't emphasize this enough) NEVER...

Never (and I can't emphasize this enough) NEVER use an over-rated fuse to troubleshoot. Use an automotive circuit breaker if you need to, but don't go throwing more amps into a wire than it's rated...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-13-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By zakmartin
Matt, three things: 1. Stop posting the...

Matt, three things:

1. Stop posting the same thread (https://my350z.com/forum/g35-g37/619659-rock-auto-closeout.html#post10960011) in multiple forums.
2. This undermines the good work of the...
Forum: NISMO 350Z 06-12-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By zakmartin
Awesome thread! :) You've got a helluva...

Awesome thread! :)

You've got a helluva nice Nismo there. Gotta just love Nogaro Red.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-12-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 99,384
Posted By zakmartin
I don't disagree with you that it is a shame that...

I don't disagree with you that it is a shame that NICOclub can't carry the FSMs anymore because that was an extremely valuable resource. However, there is enough case law on copyright infringement...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-12-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 99,384
Posted By zakmartin
Your arguments are based on emotion. Mine are...

Your arguments are based on emotion. Mine are based on legal reasoning. I'm glad you enjoyed the read.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-12-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,416
Posted By zakmartin
Based on your description that it's stuck on...

Based on your description that it's stuck on blowing hot air only, it's either what Mic said or it's a stuck blend air door or bad blend air actuator. It could also be a faulty temperature dial (I...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-12-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 99,384
Posted By zakmartin
I respectfully disagree with just about...

I respectfully disagree with just about everything you said. Most car manufacturers keep tight control over their intellectual copyrighted materials and Nissan does not want to forfeit theirs by...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-12-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By zakmartin
Could be a bad battery (even a new one). Do a...

Could be a bad battery (even a new one). Do a proper carbon pile load test or internal resistance test. Do not trust an auto parts store to do this, because they just want to sell you a battery. ...
Forum: New Owners 06-12-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By zakmartin
Get rid of those stupid test pipes, go back to...

Get rid of those stupid test pipes, go back to stock, watch your car magically return to life and read up on how to properly "upgrade" your 350Z.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-11-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,109
Posted By zakmartin
Hi Jean - the term is actually "hygroscopic." ...

Hi Jean - the term is actually "hygroscopic." Hydrophobic is the opposite; meaning it won't absorb water.
Forum: Body, Interior, Exterior & Lighting (DIY) 06-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 138,032
Posted By zakmartin
I guess they've never heard of Nogaro Red. ...

I guess they've never heard of Nogaro Red. :dunno:
Forum: VQ35HR 06-07-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By zakmartin
Mic's right, that's not factory. Also, it looks...

Mic's right, that's not factory. Also, it looks like your clutch fluid could use a change and the reservoir is overfilled.

Dirty little secret: A large syringe with about 9 inches of silicone...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-06-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By zakmartin
In a very general sense, this article does a good...

In a very general sense, this article does a good job describing the Exhaust Valve Timing Control systems on Nissans:

https://www.autocodes.com/p0014_nissan.html

A few people have recently had...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-06-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By zakmartin
How's that an improvement over the factory carbon...

How's that an improvement over the factory carbon fiber shaft?
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-06-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By zakmartin
I've been using the Centric Cryo rotors and their...

I've been using the Centric Cryo rotors and their Posi-Quiet pads and love them. Centric recommends no bed-in procedure for these products; just drive as normal since the pads are pre-scorched. ...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-06-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By zakmartin
This is probably why you're not getting a lot of...

This is probably why you're not getting a lot of answers on how the OE re-learn applies to your particular issue.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-06-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By zakmartin
The only thing "cool" about that Stutz is that...

The only thing "cool" about that Stutz is that the Fonz and Batman are riding in it :)
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-04-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By zakmartin
If you're not even able to connect to the ECU,...

If you're not even able to connect to the ECU, then in all likelihood, you've either blown your ECU fuse or the ECU itself is bad. Check the fuse first (for obvious reasons.)
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 05-31-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By zakmartin
If you didn't add a fuel stabilizer before...

If you didn't add a fuel stabilizer before storing the car, then dump the fuel and fill it with some fresh gas. You might want to add a bottle of Techron to the tank, since without stabilizer, it's...
Forum: New Owners 05-30-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By zakmartin
Nice looking ride. Assuming it's all...

Nice looking ride. Assuming it's all mechanically sound, sounds like you scored a good deal. Welcome to the boards :)
Forum: New Owners 05-29-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By zakmartin
OP: All I got out of your post was this... ...

OP: All I got out of your post was this...


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/my350z.com-vbulletin/800x708/80-yerd_b326d37e76f6b7e997f14122c1748be9c845af4a.jpg
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-25-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14,806
Views: 1,051,603
Posted By zakmartin
New sway bars make a huge improvement in...

New sway bars make a huge improvement in handling. :)
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 05-25-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By zakmartin
I know it's old, but the booyahhh made me think...

I know it's old, but the booyahhh made me think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9Ne7CAfqI
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 05-25-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By zakmartin
Do a live scan and make sure the upstream sensors...

Do a live scan and make sure the upstream sensors on both banks are alternating between rich & lean and aren't just stuck on one side. Test it through a drive cycle to make sure the readings are...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 05-24-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By zakmartin
You'll find most of the info re: roadsters in...

You'll find most of the info re: roadsters in this forum:

https://my350z.com/forum/350z-roadster-124/
Forum: New Owners 05-24-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,519
Posted By zakmartin
Wow! Looks great, dude! Very, VERY clean. :)

Wow! Looks great, dude! Very, VERY clean. :)
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 05-24-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,087
Posted By zakmartin
Like the old saying goes, "Buy once, cry once." ...

Like the old saying goes, "Buy once, cry once." Unless you're doing a build, stick with OEM on sensors, coils, plugs, injectors and fluids. :(
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-24-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 994
Posted By zakmartin
OP: Print this thread out, put it in an envelope...

OP: Print this thread out, put it in an envelope and re-read it when you're 40. Then you'll understand why the grown-ups can't wrap their heads around your little yarn.
Forum: New Owners 05-24-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By zakmartin
Congratulations on the new buy! Enjoy the hell...

Congratulations on the new buy! Enjoy the hell out of that thing :)
Forum: New Owners 05-23-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By zakmartin
Ha! You have the exact same year, model and...

Ha! You have the exact same year, model and color I have. You'll love it.
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