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Today, 12:42 PM
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Posted By dkmura

Most dealerships charge an hour of labor to do an...

Most dealerships charge an hour of labor to do an initial diagnostic. You might call around to a few dealerships in YOUR area and consult with their service departments to get an idea.
Today, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 58
Posted By dkmura

Only you can decide if it's worth it. A Z can...

Only you can decide if it's worth it. A Z can last well over 216K if cared for properly. Take all your ownership info to a Nissan dealership and see if they can use CONSULT III to reprogram NATS.
Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,713
Posted By dkmura

LOL- it takes me time to do the work correctly to...

LOL- it takes me time to do the work correctly to just maintain the race car! It takes even more time when dealing with crash damage. But the time spent makes me appreciate how well the Z33 was...
Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By dkmura

My thoughts are that with that many codes...

My thoughts are that with that many codes appearing you need more help than what any of us behind keyboards can provide. I'd start by paying the diagnostic fee at your local Nissan dealer (usually a...
06-17-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,713
Posted By dkmura

The post-race assessment was a grim picture....

The post-race assessment was a grim picture. Flying off turn one and landing in the desert tore up the bottom of the Z from stem to stern. The brake ducts on both sides were literally ripped out and...
Forum: 2009+ 370Z
06-17-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By dkmura

Welcome- my advise is: don't get too hung up on...

Welcome- my advise is: don't get too hung up on buying a car from a single source. As Trav has pointed out, this could be a salvage car that won't hold ,much value once you buy it.
06-14-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By dkmura

While I use MT-85 in both my race and street Zs,...

While I use MT-85 in both my race and street Zs, the diff lubricant is a bit different. As long as it's a GL-5 rated synthetic, in the factory recommended viscosity range, I think you'll be OK in...
06-13-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By dkmura

Beyond resurrecting a five-year old thread, I'm...

Beyond resurrecting a five-year old thread, I'm not sure what you're asking (or posting) here? If you're in Florida, you should just stick to summer max performance tires for the Z on both the front...
06-11-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,903
Posted By dkmura

Just caught this thread and have to say that DEs...

Just caught this thread and have to say that DEs are not known to run all THAT hot or have starting problems on track days. As long as there's no NATS issues, I'd concur with terrasmak's suspicion...
06-04-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By dkmura

Nissan does issue press releases for automotive...

Nissan does issue press releases for automotive journalists on its media website. Here's an example of how much must be written to show the changes to such an extensive lineup:
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06-04-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By dkmura

One thing we don't know: OP hasn't really said...

One thing we don't know: OP hasn't really said whether his Z is street-driven or not. If so, and he's planning to use the restored AE86 Corolla as a combo drift/street car, that's not a good deal...
06-03-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By dkmura

OK, so one mystery (and the reason for this...

OK, so one mystery (and the reason for this thread) is solved. Now you need competition damper recommendations? Do some research on this board and you'll find several recommendations. Everything from...
06-02-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By dkmura

Welcome- there's no way to know whether the...

Welcome- there's no way to know whether the Summit Sport seats would fit your 350Z. But at a minimum, you'll need to buy a set of seat mounting brackets or have them custom fabricated. You can talk...
06-02-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By dkmura

Welcome Chuck. The track models all had the same...

Welcome Chuck. The track models all had the same suspension as the other models. From your description, it sounds like the previous owner(s) installed an aftermarket body kit and other parts....
06-02-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By dkmura

It doesn't take much to do some searching around...

It doesn't take much to do some searching around here on ZR (Z Roadster) tops to find MULTIPLE threads on top problems. The fact is that the folding top is a complex mechanism, with multiple systems...
06-01-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By dkmura

I can only speak for the NISMO 1.5 diff I've used...

I can only speak for the NISMO 1.5 diff I've used for the past decade. It's never had a cooler, but I've heard other racers say it keeps the operation more uniform over the course of a race. For...
06-01-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By dkmura

I'm no engineer either, but if you stay in...

I'm no engineer either, but if you stay in motorsports for long enough, you begin to think like one. If your shocks are badly worn, the springs will have little control in either the compressed state...
06-01-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By dkmura

When checking shocks, I take them off the car and...

When checking shocks, I take them off the car and manually see how they're compressing (bounce setting) and extending (rebound) via their full range. It sounds like you checked the rears on the car,...
05-31-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By dkmura

I recall driving a friend's PPW enthusiast Z at...

I recall driving a friend's PPW enthusiast Z at an open track day almost 15 years ago. I drove it back when the only option was the infamous BS RE040s were still on the car. The Z was quick and I...
05-31-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,196
Posted By dkmura

Being Japanese American and having owned both the...

Being Japanese American and having owned both the Z33 and the S13, I'd say respect for driving skill is earned no matter what the hell you're driving. Both platforms are balanced nearly 50/50 and...
05-31-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By dkmura

Unfortunately, merely using the dash switch does...

Unfortunately, merely using the dash switch does not 100% turn off VDC. Unless VDC is totally pulled and disconnected, t will intercede later while driving.

Sorry to take this thread OT for TCS,...
05-29-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By dkmura

My Z33 SCCA racecar has no VDC or traction...

My Z33 SCCA racecar has no VDC or traction control. I've run over 60 race weekends at race tracks around the country, and never found VDC/TC to be a drawback except in heavy wet conditions. Then,...
05-28-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By dkmura

I don't know much about the quaife, except that...

I don't know much about the quaife, except that it needs both tires to be on the ground to function properly. I still wonder if there's a possibility that your right rear shock is not rebounding...
05-28-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By dkmura

Offda- that is some heavy damage! But your...

Offda- that is some heavy damage! But your description offers a few clues- since the loud noise happened after completing a left-hand turn, something must be shifting or moving b/c of the loading...
05-27-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By dkmura

Mic- that was an excellent race on replay....

Mic- that was an excellent race on replay. Marveled at how well Neugarden, Rossi and Sato could keep their Dallaras on the track during the last few laps. It shows how successful the IndyCar rules...
05-27-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,713
Posted By dkmura

LOL- now that makes more sense! BTW- there's a...

LOL- now that makes more sense! BTW- there's a story from Pueblo I know you'd appreciate, Mic. One team brought out three SCCA cars for their family to race and I found out one of them had been...
05-27-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,713
Posted By dkmura

Wups! Didn't mean to imply that I actually used...

Wups! Didn't mean to imply that I actually used the rollcage during my shunt. The Z is a bit dusty, but no turtling was involved. Sure, there's a bunch of work to do underneath the car, but I'll keep...
05-27-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,713
Posted By dkmura

Memorial Day 2019 weekend report: Pueblo saw two...

Memorial Day 2019 weekend report: Pueblo saw two second place finishes in T1, but that was far from the entire story! While my 350Z was no match for the GT1 twin-turbo Porsche 911 or the T1 Corvette...
05-27-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By dkmura

Good info in your first post, but it would help...

Good info in your first post, but it would help to get more details from your first track session. First, which racetrack were you at? Where were you on the track when you first heard this loud...
05-24-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,713
Posted By dkmura

Mic- you had me laughing so much! it's an...

Mic- you had me laughing so much! it's an adventure this weekend all right, but any thoughts of going W2W are severely in doubt. My main opposition is a former pro driver in a pro-built C6 Z06. My...
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