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07-18-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Desert Z

OP, we're both from Palm Springs. What do you...

OP, we're both from Palm Springs. What do you drive? I might have seen you around!

At this stage my guess would be to get a second opinion on this. There are mobile mechanics. It would be well...
Forum: New Owners
07-01-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Desert Z

Welcome. I remember Tiff Needle reviewed the 350z...

Welcome. I remember Tiff Needle reviewed the 350z against the Z4 and the Audi TT when it came out. The 350z was the fastest and most fun of the bunch. The other competitor (not in the video) was the...
07-01-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,276
Posted By Desert Z

That's a long time with a car. I'm 32 and I have...

That's a long time with a car. I'm 32 and I have owned some 15 cars. Never kept anything longer than 2 years but this will change with the Z. Going on 3 years now and I hope to keep my Z for that...
07-01-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Desert Z

To answer your tail light question, it can be...

To answer your tail light question, it can be done without LED conversion. It takes some knowledge of wiring/electronics.
07-01-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,584
Posted By Desert Z

How was the quality of the hardware included from...

How was the quality of the hardware included from ISR? sub $200 exhaust components tend to have cheap hardware, specially gaskets that break and bolts that strip very easily. It happened to me with...
07-01-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,733
Posted By Desert Z

Then you should restate to "should not" because...

Then you should restate to "should not" because you clearly CAN and it has been done successfully (although with risks as you mention)
07-01-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By Desert Z

This Should have gotten an accord.

This

Should have gotten an accord.
07-01-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,309
Posted By Desert Z

You can't get the exact compressor you need?

You can't get the exact compressor you need?
07-01-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Desert Z

I'm not an expert so this is why I'm asking. What...

I'm not an expert so this is why I'm asking. What would you consider to be a bad PCV system? What symptoms would you see? It's a pretty simple system so I'm wondering.

I have an 06 rev up (bult...
05-24-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,915
Posted By Desert Z

Good question. I'm looking to replace my...

Good question. I'm looking to replace my reservoir (different brand-baffled unit) and I'm curious if it's harmful to have too much power steering fluid or people's opinions/experience on this.
05-20-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,247
Posted By Desert Z

I am going to reiterate on cheap parts. And no...

I am going to reiterate on cheap parts. And no I'm not a JDM whore that buys overpriced parts.

Bought cheap-o test pipes ($170 TOP SPEED brand) that required my time + 2 trips to a shop to fix....
05-17-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Desert Z

I will state my own experience with my 06 rev-up...

I will state my own experience with my 06 rev-up engine (06 track coupe). Car has 110k miles. Daily driven for two years and the last 6 months strictly weekend car as it’s gutted from the seats back...
05-15-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By Desert Z

Between those two, Tein would be softer sprung...

Between those two, Tein would be softer sprung and better quality.
05-15-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Desert Z

Sweet, thanks for that link!

Sweet, thanks for that link!
05-13-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Desert Z

Does anyone know if replacing the windshield they...

Does anyone know if replacing the windshield they would reseal these areas with their own weather stripping? It seems to me they would have to remove all the old factory stuff.
05-13-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,710
Posted By Desert Z

Let us know your results!

Let us know your results!
05-13-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By Desert Z

Glad to know you are enjoying your 2006 350z. So...

Glad to know you are enjoying your 2006 350z. So am I!.
04-29-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By Desert Z

I have read good things of these on Instagram...

I have read good things of these on Instagram (sigh) like the above poster wrote there is a tuner called Admin Tuniing and he has tuned DE's on them. I am interested but not for the rev up in my car....
04-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Desert Z

Mine are cracking and missing about 2" at the...

Mine are cracking and missing about 2" at the driver's side. I would like to find a solution. Having it like this increases wind noise by a lot IMO.
04-25-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,759
Posted By Desert Z

I use Redline synthetic on all 3 of my VQ cars,...

I use Redline synthetic on all 3 of my VQ cars, specially on the 350z where I heat up the fluid form autocrossing.
04-25-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Desert Z

Why bother with anything else than Matic-S? It's...

Why bother with anything else than Matic-S? It's an automatic car you don't have as much leeway in ATF specs.
04-22-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By Desert Z

Question Suggestion on painting wheels

Hi folks,

This is a general question on painting wheels. My daily is a 2008 M35S with the grey OEM-finish 19" wheels (on a silver car). I would like the wheels to be a shade darker to match the...
Forum: North East
04-22-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By Desert Z

Aluminum replacements are under $400 for these...

Aluminum replacements are under $400 for these cars. It's a no-brainer unless you're a collector keeping it 100% stock. :shakeshead:
03-04-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Desert Z

Thanks for being an advocate! Much appreciated.

Thanks for being an advocate! Much appreciated.
02-28-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Desert Z

Did you post this on nico-club? lol I have...

Did you post this on nico-club? lol

I have the same issue on my 06 6-speed. Some people on that website are saying it's the starter. I don't daily my z do I don't care much.
02-28-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,965
Posted By Desert Z

Since there are a lot of guesses in this thread I...

Since there are a lot of guesses in this thread I will post what happened to me in my case. Checked all relays/fuses and it ended up being a short in the wiring. Took it to an auto electrician and he...
02-28-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,654
Posted By Desert Z

Has anyone found the outside A pillar weather...

Has anyone found the outside A pillar weather stripping? Same as described in the post above me. The plastic cowl piece is fine but the rubber weather stripping that runs along the outside of the A...
02-28-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,917
Posted By Desert Z

I have this same issue. 06 6-speed 110k miles....

I have this same issue. 06 6-speed 110k miles. Only happens for like 1.5 seconds after the car is started. My initial guess was the belts or pulleys but it does seem like a grinding of sorts, as if...
02-28-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Desert Z

This may or may not help you but my battery was...

This may or may not help you but my battery was leaking acid and the acid made it all the way to the floor of my garage. I replaced the battery but I still had the remaining acid under the battery...
02-15-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,705
Posted By Desert Z

Also, one tip to GREATLY extend the longevity of...

Also, one tip to GREATLY extend the longevity of any belt is to spray it with "303 (30382) UV Protectant for vinyl, rubber, plastic, tires and finished leather" There is a guy on youtube that has a...
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