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09-04-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
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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.
09-03-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
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...
08-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
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.
07-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
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...
07-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
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...
07-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
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...
07-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
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...
07-16-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
Posted By Treacy

Correction the drive shafts are $285 a piece.

Correction the drive shafts are $285 a piece.
07-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
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 -...
07-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
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...
Replies: 12
Views: 4,506
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...
Replies: 0
Views: 761
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...
02-22-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
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.
02-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
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...
01-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
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...
01-27-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
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...
01-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
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...
01-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
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...
01-17-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,355
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...
Replies: 12
Views: 4,506
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.
01-13-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,751
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...
01-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,751
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.
01-09-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,751
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...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,648
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...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,648
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...
Replies: 12
Views: 4,506
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...
Replies: 12
Views: 4,506
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.
Replies: 12
Views: 4,506
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.
11-20-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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...
11-15-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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...
11-14-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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.
11-14-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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...
11-14-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,144
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...
11-13-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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...
11-13-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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? ...
11-12-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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!
11-02-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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?
10-30-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
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...
Replies: 12
Views: 4,506
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....
Replies: 12
Views: 4,506
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...
Replies: 12
Views: 4,506
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...
10-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,144
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...
09-19-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,144
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...
08-18-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,315
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.
08-16-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,315
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...
08-15-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,315
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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