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Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 09-04-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
Thanks! As I fix her up and improve her, I'll...

Thanks! As I fix her up and improve her, I'll post more updates and pictures.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 09-03-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
Here she is! She would normally be silver in...

Here she is! She would normally be silver in color, but I decided to Plasti dip her in white. I did a lot of body work to her, so she had patches of gray primer every where. Everytime I pull and...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 08-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
I drive a short section of Wissahickon Road...

I drive a short section of Wissahickon Road before taking some back roads to get onto Kelly Drive. Where I get on it there is a very very sharp turn. I definitely screeched my tires going around it.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 07-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
I have brand new Eibach pro kit springs, Bilstein...

I have brand new Eibach pro kit springs, Bilstein HD monotube shocks, and Falken tires. It's a decent street set up. I would like some larger sway bars though, new bushings, and a strut bar. That...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 07-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
Update: So I finished installing the drive...

Update:

So I finished installing the drive shaft this morning. The new drive shaft is thinner than the old so it made slipping it into place easier, especially since I left the cat on. [The cat is...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 07-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
Update: So today the drive shaft arrived in...

Update:

So today the drive shaft arrived in the mail. The surprising thing about the drive shaft was it has greaseable u-joints! So, so far this seems like a good buy. The only down side to this...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 07-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
Well I took the easy way out and ordered a new...

Well I took the easy way out and ordered a new drive shaft. When it's all said and done the price to buy new u-joints, have them pressed in, and have the shaft balanced was close to just buying the...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 07-16-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
Correction the drive shafts are $285 a piece.

Correction the drive shafts are $285 a piece.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 07-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
Thanks for the replies! I did find an aftermarket...

Thanks for the replies! I did find an aftermarket drive shaft online for $384. It's already balanced and is also warrantied. Here's the link:1986 Nissan 300zx Drive Shaft - Nissan 300zx Driveline -...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 07-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Treacy
U-Joints for z31

I have an 86 NA automatic and the u-joints need to be replaced. I know the U-joints are none servicable and the dealer procedure is to replace the drive shaft entirely. I found a machine shop that...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 06-05-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By Treacy
Update: So I have finally installed...

Update:

So I have finally installed Bilstein HD shocks and Polyurethane spring seats. I also install new KYB upper shock mounts. The ride quality of my z is night and day. I can take turns fast...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 03-12-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 654
Posted By Treacy
Do I need camber plates? 86 na

Hi Guys

I have an 86 na and I installed Eibach Pro Kit springs. Come this May I will install Bilstein HD shock all around. Since the pro kit springs lowered my Z 1.5 inches or more, do I need...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 02-22-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By Treacy
Not sure what size the hex head is, but if you...

Not sure what size the hex head is, but if you have a decent tool kit you should be good.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 02-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By Treacy
You can check for a blown head gasket with a...

You can check for a blown head gasket with a compression gauge. The gauge should come with a guide that tells you what the different readings are. A vacuum gauge is a great way to find out how your...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 01-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By Treacy
Do you have a test light? A test light will tell...

Do you have a test light? A test light will tell you if power it getting through to the MAF. A test light is cheap to buy and easy to use and can save you from doing a lot of unnecessary work. Use...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 01-27-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By Treacy
I'm not sure how you would go about checking the...

I'm not sure how you would go about checking the harness, but beyond normal range could just mean the ECU is bad. Most of the info about code 31 mentioned a bad ECU. I don't think you will find out...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 01-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By Treacy
Ok if code 23 disappeared then I wouldn't worry...

Ok if code 23 disappeared then I wouldn't worry about the tps.

Code 31 is ECU, A/C switch, power steering switch, and fan switch. ECU seems to be the prominent problem when this code is...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 01-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By Treacy
Try cleaning the MAF before you go buy one and...

Try cleaning the MAF before you go buy one and see if that satisfies the code. If not get a new MAF. Sounds like it needs to be changed though. They run in price anywhere from $150 to $200. The tps...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 01-17-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By Treacy
Do a general tune up. Replace the spark plugs,...

Do a general tune up. Replace the spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor rotor and cap. Change the drive belts, clean the MAF and throttle body. Buy a timing light and set the timing properly (if...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 01-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By Treacy
I tried Motor Sport Auto/ Z store and their...

I tried Motor Sport Auto/ Z store and their Tokico shocks are on back order. Appearently, all Tokico shocks (at least for the z31) are on a national backorder for several months.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 01-13-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,257
Posted By Treacy
Great to hear! My oil gauge on the dash is now...

Great to hear! My oil gauge on the dash is now working properly and the engine sounds great. I drained the extra 3/4 qt. of oil out. It was pretty brown/black already. There was ruffly half a gallon...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 01-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,257
Posted By Treacy
Found the oil capacity 4-1/4. So I'm 3/4 qts...

Found the oil capacity 4-1/4. So I'm 3/4 qts over.

I still don't know the type of oil.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 01-09-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,257
Posted By Treacy
Z31 oil capacity and type

This is probably a stupid question, but I couldn't find a definite answer in either the owners manual or Haynes book.

How much oil does a 1986 na z31 take and what kind of oil? I just did an oil...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 01-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,493
Posted By Treacy
I looked I my springs tonight (Yes I braved the...

I looked I my springs tonight (Yes I braved the cold to do it). I found out that the when I turn the steering wheel the upper spring seat (the metal piece) rubs the inside of the car body. The...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 01-03-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,493
Posted By Treacy
Coil Springs rattle and make noise

I have an 86 NA z and I recently replaced the stock coil springs with Eibach Pro Kit progressive rate springs. My problem is that when I turn the wheels completely in place the springs seem to groan...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 12-11-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By Treacy
I finally got around to working on my suspension....

I finally got around to working on my suspension. I talked to some guys at a suspension shop and they said my problem was my springs. I went ahead and order a complete set of Eibach Pro Kit springs...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 12-11-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By Treacy
I have yet to find someone who did not like or...

I have yet to find someone who did not like or had problems with Prothane poly. bushings.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 11-20-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By Treacy
I replaced the right rear shock bushing. No more...

I replaced the right rear shock bushing. No more metal on metal thump noise. Still waiting to do the rest of the suspension work.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-20-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
Update: On tuesday I replaced my timing...

Update:

On tuesday I replaced my timing belt, tensioner pulley, tensioner spring, camshaft seal, water pump, and put a new gasket on the thermostat house. The tensioner pulley was coming apart...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-15-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
I order a torque wrench with all the rest of the...

I order a torque wrench with all the rest of the parts I need.

I went to Napa and they couldn't find a tensioner stud in their computer system. Any ideas? Actually, I replaced the thermostat when...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-14-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
How do I set the correct tension on the timing...

How do I set the correct tension on the timing belt? The FSM doesn't really say anything except turning the tensioner pulley clockwise and counter-clockwise 2 or 3 times with a hex wrench.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-14-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
Gotcha. I spring is only $4 on Amazon so I'll...

Gotcha. I spring is only $4 on Amazon so I'll just put one on for consistency sake. I'm also going to pick up a torque wrench while I'm ordering parts. I usually tight things on until they "feel...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-14-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Treacy
I changed the ignition coil and the O2 sensor. No...

I changed the ignition coil and the O2 sensor. No chnage from the O2 sensor. The iginition coil has shortened the hard start time, but the hard starting is still there.

My next project is to...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-13-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
Great! That's a relief. I found the Gates kit on...

Great! That's a relief. I found the Gates kit on amazon at $63. It doesn't have a really good product description. Does it come with a tensioner spring and cam seals? I don't recall seeing any...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-13-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
I've been looking at the timing belt replacing...

I've been looking at the timing belt replacing directions in my haynes book. Are all the steps in the manual necessary? Removal of the rocker arm covers, intake plenum, and the camshaft bolts? ...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-12-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
The squeaking has gone away, but I don't trust...

The squeaking has gone away, but I don't trust it. Thanks for the advice guys!
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 11-02-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
Yeah that's what I figured. It's about time for...

Yeah that's what I figured. It's about time for the timing belt to get changed anyway. Now I've been driving around with this problem, can anything bad happen until I fix it?
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 10-30-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Treacy
86 n/a engine squeaking

I have a 86 n/a and there is an awful squeaking noise coming from my engine. I decided to remove all the v-belts to find out if the squeaking was coming from them. I removed all the v-belts and fan...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 10-20-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By Treacy
Reply to FlyingT: Yes the right rear bushing...

Reply to FlyingT:
Yes the right rear bushing is worn out. It was actually sitting on on top of the shock, hanging on by a thread of rubber. The sway bar bushings are cracked an nasty looking too....
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 10-16-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By Treacy
Thanks Ken99 for the response. Yes, I...

Thanks Ken99 for the response.

Yes, I really want to go the red polyurethane bushing route. I have the bushing that wore off so I'll match it up with something that Prothane has.

Without the...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Brakes, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis 10-16-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,999
Posted By Treacy
Shocks and bushings help.

I have an 86 N/A and the bushing on the top right rear shock has worn off. Now when I drive over a speed bump or over a bumpy road there is an aweful rattling noise. I want to know what bushing that...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 10-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Treacy
I just changed the CHTS in my z this passed...

I just changed the CHTS in my z this passed weekend and my hard start problem is still there. I do smell gas when I finally start it. I also checked the fuel line running underneath my z and this is...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Performance / Technical 09-19-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By Treacy
Hard start when cold 86 n/a

I have an 86 n/a Z31 and it is hard to start in the first time of the day. It takes me around 10-15 seconds. Any other time after the first start it is fine. Cold weather makes it worse.
The fuel...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Forums 08-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,150
Posted By Treacy
Just checked my vacuum and is stays between 18-22...

Just checked my vacuum and is stays between 18-22 in Hg. It fluctuates between these two, but mostly stays on 20 in Hg. So my vacuum seems ok. Still set on replacing the vac lines as you suggested.
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Forums 08-16-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,150
Posted By Treacy
So standing infront of my z, the left side being...

So standing infront of my z, the left side being the one with the egr, pcv, and air regulator? Also you are saying remove these parts I've just listed? As for the rest of your advice, it would be...
Forum: 300ZX (Z31) Forums 08-15-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,150
Posted By Treacy
You guys don't know how long I've been searching...

You guys don't know how long I've been searching around for people who have the same exact idle problem (word for word) as my n/a 86, 300zx. I don't feel alone in the world of Zs now.

So is there...
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