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post #11 of 130 (permalink) Old 05-17-2004, 11:30 PM
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Get your alignment done to the specs in the new TSB, see TSB forum, do you have an 03?





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[b]Bogart,

If they did not replace the connecting rod (I hope I am referring to it correctly), you should take your Z out on the highway, get in the left hand lane at around 60 to 65 mph and see if it changes to the right hand lane on its own in 6 seconds. Make sure you are on a level road, not one with a crown. If it makes the lane change, you need the connecting rod.

My service manager said it was important because if you do have the "drift right" condition, it must be repaired for the alignment (feathering) issue to be correctly resolved. If not, the feathering will return.
To my knowledge they didn't replace any parts except for the crank position sensor at that time. I had done that test when I first heard about the feathering issue and before the tire roar became apparent and it drove as straight as a line. When the tire roar became really bad I tested it again and it still drove straight. There wasn't a noticeable change in the driving line. That's the main reason I never took it in earlier than when I did. I got tired of the tire roar so I knew there was something wrong. Now after they put new tires on I've taken it out to test the driving line, and there doesn't seem to be any difference than before.

Now my question is should I request to have the connecting rod replaced or have them keep replacing my tires until they figure out the fix.

I don't mind getting new tires every 10,000 miles but I also don't want to get screwed and have them tell me they're not going to replace them anymore. That particular dealership is really bad about not wanting to fix things. I basically had to threaten to call Nissan personally to report my crank sensor problem. They bowed down to me after that and replaced my tires. LOL! Ok I've said enough. NEXT!

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i have an 03 jinxxycat.

and have gotton the orgional tsb done twice .

im just waiting on the letter they supposively sent out.

but i bet the house the problem will return after the new tsb
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[b]Now my question is should I request to have the connecting rod replaced or have them keep replacing my tires until they figure out the fix.*
If you do not drift right, then you do not need the connecting rod.

I have about 1500 miles on my new fronts. Have not noticed anything yet, but I am sure it will return. TK put new springs (Eibach, I think he said) and tires on his. Last time I asked him, he had not had the problem come back.

TK, any updates?
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Just FYI I did receive my letter regarding the extended service warranty on the feathering issue....got it monday in the mail...





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I haven't heard anything from Nissan yet, but I had my tires replaced about 4K miles ago. Guess It's time to check up on them. Gotta get some service done anyway.


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Did feathering continue after installing bigger rims and tires? I think i'm gonna have to go for my second set of front tires.. it's bumpy and looks like it's wearing from the outside more. I still have the stock rims/tires, If i get 19" or 20" it's going to be expensive replacing tires my self.
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feathering stopped when i installed my nismo wheels...

i have also seen it stop in SOME CASES with springs being installed
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I believe the problem is with 'toe-in' & not camber....

You shld take your car in for alignment...if out of wty., do it AFTER the new wheels.

FW alignment is touchy on these cars, & I'm told the good machine to use is a newer Hunter. The local (@sshole) dealer here sent my car out to a shop with the proper equip., warranteed the alignment, we're still fighting over tires...
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Make them find a shop with the Hunter equipment. Also make sure they check the connecting rod TSB (pulls to the right).

http://www.350z-tech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=784

If you have the pull right condition, the tire feathering fix will not work.
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