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Forum: Drivetrain   12-22-2011, 07:14 AM
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Posted By chrisdc
370 auto tranny in a 350?

Hi all,

I'm one of those odd characters that prefers (a modern 7 speed) auto to a manual. Sadly, the auto version of the 350 was only available with an old fashioned 5 speed box. Has anyone heard...
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs   12-22-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 29,444
Posted By chrisdc
Car has been to Z dealer for major service and no...

Car has been to Z dealer for major service and no sign of any faults / error codes logged at all. Mechanic (not just any mechanic, this guy is one of the best in the country and has just come back...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-22-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By chrisdc
Would you believe it? Door rattle traced to loose...

Would you believe it? Door rattle traced to loose trim along top edge of door!!

Exhaust sound a bit on the loud side & has a "raspy" sound when revs are up. Turns out both cats have been removed....
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-22-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,300
Posted By chrisdc
Yep, changing the fluid did the trick. As a...

Yep, changing the fluid did the trick. As a matter of interest, my clutch pedal also had a lot of "free play" before engaging. You can check this by pushing on your clutch pedal with you finger. Mine...
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs   11-17-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 29,444
Posted By chrisdc
Ok, thanks. Have not done any work on the car...

Ok, thanks. Have not done any work on the car yet, (other than wheel alignment and new tyres) just don't have the time, but i'm making lots of Z friends and learning all the time. Will post when i...
Forum: Interior & Exterior   11-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,418
Posted By chrisdc
Miss H, i'd love to see those covers from Z...

Miss H, i'd love to see those covers from Z Store. As for not being handy with paint goes, well you may surprise yourself. The trick maybe is to do many light coats, and resist the temptation to...
Forum: Interior & Exterior   11-17-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,418
Posted By chrisdc
Thanks Z1, as you say, worth a try. I have to say...

Thanks Z1, as you say, worth a try. I have to say i really like the look of the CF treatment, to me it just suits the car better. I'll give my trims a spray in the interim while i check out the CF...
Forum: Interior & Exterior   11-03-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,418
Posted By chrisdc
Would the same treatment be durable enough for...

Would the same treatment be durable enough for the door panel inserts - the ones that hold the electric window / mirror switches? Did you do yours? Thanks, Chris
Forum: How To Articles   10-31-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,816
Posted By chrisdc
Hi Psycelo, sorry to hear about your baby and...

Hi Psycelo, sorry to hear about your baby and then you too on top of all that! Anyway, at least you ok, right? Could have been so much worse.

Thanks for taking the time to reply in spite of all...
Forum: How To Articles   10-30-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,816
Posted By chrisdc
Hi Psycelo, If you don't mind me asking, what is...

Hi Psycelo, If you don't mind me asking, what is the significance of the "elastic 5th bow strap"? I have seen reference to the "dreaded" 5th bow before. Is this some kind of mod that make the top...
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs   10-29-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 29,444
Posted By chrisdc
Thanks for that info on the TB PerfZ, i drove the...

Thanks for that info on the TB PerfZ, i drove the car today and the idling seemed fine again. Every fault on this car seems to be intermittent, the clutch, high idling, even the radio! The high...
Forum: New Member Introductions   10-29-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,300
Posted By chrisdc
And thank you San Jose Phil for posting the final...

And thank you San Jose Phil for posting the final outcome. I have (very) intermittent clutch issues with my 06z and only 46,000km - pedal not always coming all the way back up. I'm going to take the...
Forum: Nissan 350Z   10-29-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,468
Posted By chrisdc
You are very welcome. It may be an idea to remove...

You are very welcome. It may be an idea to remove the fuse for the door light circuit before you connect the wiring. Then if you accidently short anything while you are making the connections at...
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs   10-28-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,593
Posted By chrisdc
Thanks for that tip, yep i did that on my...

Thanks for that tip, yep i did that on my teachers vw beetle once. Surprisingly it started and idled fine, just had no power at all. Very embarrassing, but in my defense, i was only 12 at the time!
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs   10-28-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 23,593
Posted By chrisdc
No performance issues. Perhaps i didn't make...

No performance issues. Perhaps i didn't make myself clear. The issue here is time. In the case of Merc, the plugs get changed at 3 years (it may have been a bit closer to 4 years now that i think...
Forum: Car Chat   10-28-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By chrisdc
Thanks guys, i'll download one. To save me a...

Thanks guys, i'll download one. To save me a whole lot of reading, what do i enable so that i am notified if anyone responds to one of my posts in a thread? Don't want to be rude and look like i'm...
Forum: How To Articles   10-27-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,816
Posted By chrisdc
Thanks Sluggoz and Jennifer, great tips from both...

Thanks Sluggoz and Jennifer, great tips from both of you.

Slightly off topic but my cat has started sleeping on the roof of my Roadster! Will the weight ruin the top in time? I can't be the only...
Forum: How To Articles   10-27-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 24,468
Posted By chrisdc
Suggestion. There are several references to...

Suggestion.

There are several references to brake fluid being pushed back into the main reservoir when the pistons are pushed back into the caliper. Unless you are sure your fluid is spotless (and...
Forum: How To Articles   10-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 124,990
Posted By chrisdc
My 5c worth, someone suggested cleaning the...

My 5c worth, someone suggested cleaning the threads on a new filter before fitting it - seems sometimes there are small sharp pieces of loose metal left in the threads from the manufacturing process....
Forum: How To Articles   10-27-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 124,990
Posted By chrisdc
Thanks for that Prestong13, what an excellent...

Thanks for that Prestong13, what an excellent idea.
Forum: Car Chat   10-27-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,387
Posted By chrisdc
Don't like the back of the main instrument...

Don't like the back of the main instrument cluster - viewed from outside the car through the windscreen. I can picture a smoothly curved surface made out of the same dimpled material used on the...
Forum: Nissan 350Z   10-27-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,468
Posted By chrisdc
Errrr, actually you do :). All you need is 12v...

Errrr, actually you do :). All you need is 12v that is present only when a door is opened. You have an interior light don't you? My guess is you will find a point on it somewhere - at the very least...
Forum: Nissan 350Z   10-27-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,468
Posted By chrisdc
A very well thought out and well presented post...

A very well thought out and well presented post Stan! Well done. Red contrasts so beautifully with black, i would have bought a black Z myself if one had been available at the time.
Forum: Interior & Exterior   10-27-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 37,236
Posted By chrisdc
Beautiful work, looks really classy!

Beautiful work, looks really classy!
Forum: Interior & Exterior   10-27-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,418
Posted By chrisdc
Looks terrific! Hows it holding out so far?

Looks terrific! Hows it holding out so far?
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