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02-22-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Got any pics? If you...

Welcome to ZDriver!

Got any pics?
If you are on Facebook, you'll get a faster response in the group "280ZX Drivers". See link below.
02-22-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Average going price for a...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Average going price for a decent 2seater 82-83 these days is $3k-$5k USD. If you are on Facebook, check out the groups Datsun Parts and Needs, and 280ZX Drivers. Lots of...
01-23-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By NismoPick

How much for the ecu & maf?

How much for the ecu & maf?
10-11-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Sorry your post was...

Welcome to ZDriver!

Sorry your post was auto-moderated, it's visible now.
Rust does suck... time consuming and expensive... if you want a rust free car, then you'll have to decide what to do......
10-11-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Did you read this?...

Welcome to ZDriver!

Did you read this? https://www.zdriver.com/forums/300zx-z31-tech-tips-274/auto-manual-conversion-18209/



If you find you can't adjust down your idle, I'll buy your auto...
09-29-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By NismoPick

Approved your post. :)

Approved your post. :)
09-25-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By NismoPick

Define "hot" with a number. Preferably in...

Define "hot" with a number. Preferably in "degrees Fahrenheit. :) Anything over ~120*F is going to feel "really hot" to the touch... and on a 100*F day outside after a drive, yes, your wheels and...
09-17-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Click: Z31 Factory Service...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Click: Z31 Factory Service Manuals (http://www.xenonzcar.com/z31/fsm.html)
09-17-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By NismoPick

The auto climate control is controlled almost...

The auto climate control is controlled almost entirely with vacuum. If one of the many vacuum lines, ports, etc has a vacuum leak, the system defaults to floor and defrost. So... you want a working...
09-11-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Please download and study...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Please download and study the FSM... it will be your lifesaver. :)
XenonZcar.com S30 Factory Service manuals (http://www.xenonzcar.com/s30/fsm.html)
09-11-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Saw your post on Facebook...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Saw your post on Facebook too... I will just echo those responses: Take a look at the two cars, and you will have your answer. :)
09-04-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,503
Posted By NismoPick

Ay oh! Lookin good!

Ay oh! Lookin good!
09-04-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Let's start with the...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Let's start with the basics. Check:
-Timing
-Fuel Pressure
-Read the spark plugs
-Check for vacuum leaks
-Check AFM & CHTS and their connectors
Make sure you download the...
08-24-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,540
Posted By NismoPick

No, that "a/c input" wire is what tells the ecu...

No, that "a/c input" wire is what tells the ecu to kick up the idle rpm (FICD port on the vacuum tank / AAC valve).
08-24-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By NismoPick

Yup yup! Where you been?!?!?! :) All the...

Yup yup!
Where you been?!?!?! :)
All the discussion is in Facebook groups these days... Join "280ZX Drivers" if you are on Facebook.
08-22-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By NismoPick

PM sent.

PM sent.
08-22-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By NismoPick

Beautiful car! :118:

Beautiful car! :118:
08-22-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Feel free to post an ad in...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Feel free to post an ad in the Classifieds / Marketplace, following the posting rules. :)
https://www.zdriver.com/forums/classifieds-wanted-sale-marketplace-68/ZDriver...
08-22-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Are the injectors spraying?...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Are the injectors spraying? Flooding the engine? Or not spraying at all? Inspect spark plug tips... wet or dry?
Is your ecu getting power?
have you downloaded the FSM? ...
08-08-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By NismoPick

Same mechanical setup.

Same mechanical setup.
08-06-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By NismoPick

All of these cars have the PRW-2 connector...

All of these cars have the PRW-2 connector (pigtail). So if you can find any of these cars at the junkyard (very likely) then you are in luck.
08-06-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! The front right fender...

Welcome to ZDriver!
The front right fender looks nice... the rest of the car is rust? :) I completely restored mine (minus paint)... it cost way too much :089:
08-06-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By NismoPick

Wow! Great find!!! Pics?

Wow! Great find!!! Pics?
08-06-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By NismoPick

You don't need to buy a timing chain kit to "fix...

You don't need to buy a timing chain kit to "fix timing".
See this thread... https://www.zdriver.com/forums/280zx-s130-forums-77/turbo-distributor-swap-guide-how-fix-maxed-out-timing-40948/
08-03-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By NismoPick

That downpipe tho! :unibrow:

That downpipe tho! :unibrow:
08-03-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Please don't toss in...

Welcome to ZDriver!


Please don't toss in a V8... we don't need anymore disgraced 280ZX's. :) Feel free to start your own build thread.
08-03-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! The HEI unit has been...

Welcome to ZDriver!
The HEI unit has been proven to be unreliable at high RPM's. The better solution is using a Nissan PRW-2 ignition module that can be found on virtually all Mid-80's - Late-90's...
07-30-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By NismoPick

What makes you think it IS worth $5500?

What makes you think it IS worth $5500?
07-29-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By NismoPick

Yes there should be grease on the metal cable......

Yes there should be grease on the metal cable... needs lube as it spins :)
07-29-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Have you checked the...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Have you checked the timing? Fuel pressure? Read the spark plugs?
Did you drive the car then check the codes?
07-29-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Have you checked the ecu...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Have you checked the ecu diagnostic codes? Checked fuel pressure? Read the spark plugs?
07-29-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By NismoPick

$5500 is way too high... that's more like $1500.

$5500 is way too high... that's more like $1500.
07-24-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By NismoPick

Vapor lock is a carb issue, not fuel injection...

Vapor lock is a carb issue, not fuel injection issue. Check your fuel pressure... should be ~30psi and should not leak down when it's turned off.
07-24-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! I... don't think you...

Welcome to ZDriver!
I... don't think you finished your post? :) You found a 77 280Z you're looking at?
07-24-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By NismoPick

You can feel around the back edge until you find...

You can feel around the back edge until you find the V-groove... then mark it with whiteout.
07-24-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! I think you mean "CLUTCH" ?...

Welcome to ZDriver!
I think you mean "CLUTCH" ? :)
Did you bleed the master? Slave? Lots of Youtube videos to help... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHpRnibzmjo
07-15-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! An engine needs 3 things to...

Welcome to ZDriver!
An engine needs 3 things to start (if it's mechanically working properly):
-Proper air delivery
-Proper fuel delivery
-Proper spark delivery

So when it won't start, does it...
07-15-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By NismoPick

By "fuse box" do you mean the fusible links by...

By "fuse box" do you mean the fusible links by the battery? If you don't have power there, then it's not connected to the battery. :) Or your battery is dead.
07-15-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By NismoPick

A fuel pressure test would be really helpful......

A fuel pressure test would be really helpful... also, try removing the vacuum line to the fuel pressure regulator... it might have ruptured and if so, is dumping fuel into the intake manifold. That's...
07-15-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By NismoPick

Wahoo! Welcome to ZDriver! The good news is the...

Wahoo! Welcome to ZDriver!
The good news is the turbo swap is really easy... there are lots of pictures and tutorials. I have quite a few diagrams that I've made over the years. The turbo engine...
07-12-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! To clarify... did this just...

Welcome to ZDriver!
To clarify... did this just start out of the blue? Car been sitting for a long time? Fresh gas?
An easy way to know what's going on is to pull & read the spark plug tips. Black?...
07-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By NismoPick

First thing to do is download the FSM:...

First thing to do is download the FSM: http://www.xenonzcar.com/s130/fsm.php (http://www.xenonzcar.com/s130/fsm.php)
CHTS = Cylinder Head Temp Sensor. Located between spark plug 5 & 6 (80.5-83), or...
07-10-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By NismoPick

Have you read the spark plugs? Checked timing?...

Have you read the spark plugs? Checked timing? Checked fuel pressure (running and off)? Ohm checked the CHTS?
07-07-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! Check TPS & plug, and CHTS...

Welcome to ZDriver!
Check TPS & plug, and CHTS & plug. Check timing. Check fuel pressure. Read spark plug tips. Report findings here. :)
07-06-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By NismoPick

Some things to clarify... By "no...

Some things to clarify...



By "no charge", do you mean there's no system pressure? aka... the a/c system has already been opened / evacuated? If so, there was probably a leak... If the system...
07-05-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By NismoPick

Jeez that is clean! I'd say it's been restored or...

Jeez that is clean! I'd say it's been restored or at least body work and repainted (I'm seeing overspray in the engine bay). And the 82-83 slicktop is indeed more rare since 82-83 was the...
07-05-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By NismoPick

None of the S30's (240Z / 260Z) came with triple...

None of the S30's (240Z / 260Z) came with triple carbs from the factory... that's an aftermarket option.
07-05-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By NismoPick

So have you checked the fuel pressure? Checked...

So have you checked the fuel pressure? Checked for power at the injectors?
07-05-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! If it starts with starting...

Welcome to ZDriver!
If it starts with starting fluid, you DON'T have fuel... The injectors aren't spraying either because they aren't getting power or there's no fuel pressure.
So... what have you...
07-03-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By NismoPick

Welcome to ZDriver! #1: Pretty much every 280ZX...

Welcome to ZDriver!
#1: Pretty much every 280ZX will have some rust... Japanese cars didn't have quality corrosion protection until the 90's.
#2: I've seen A LOT worse. Yours is not structural....
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