Z32 New TT 2+2 owner teething problems.

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Harts, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Harts

    Harts Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Hahaha @MickW , I'll try not to find out myself in regards to the fouling. I actually sent the car back to a workshop to chase down the remaining issues. Jet roar was present 100% of the time with the second hand fan clutch, unfortunately I had to replace it again with the new OEM from Z1. I was lucky enough to find out about a guy through a family friend who has a passion for Z32's (owns 2), owns a race workshop and races in an Australian race series. He graciously agreed to work on mine and has had it since last week... So I only had about 6 days to foul the plugs before I gave the car up again!

    Some very cool gear in the workshop, a couple of prototype racers and a race build datto 1600 with a mid mount sr20det, lots of fab work!

    I am hoping to see it soon, especially since my box of OEM items should be arriving from Japan this week! Will update when I get it back.
     
    MickW and lidz like this.
  2. Harts

    Harts Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    By the by:

    Nissan Aust wanted $680 and 9-12 weeks for OEM fan clutch.

    Z1 was $290 Inc shipping and 6 days to my door.
     
    MickW likes this.
  3. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
  4. MickW

    MickW Carntry member...

    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Bendigo, central VIC
    Harts, you just won the Zed lottery by finding a man who knows the Z32 and is willing to work on yours. Xmas in July for you :D
     
    Harts likes this.
  5. MickW

    MickW Carntry member...

    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Bendigo, central VIC
    Have you downloaded the parts manual from the Tech section yet? A lot of parts are common between the grey import TT's and the Aus delivered N/A's. I've saved a few quid on USPS freight by cross referencing part numbers between the models and buying some through the local Nissan dealer. Not sure about the fan clutch difference between TT & NA but when it came to minor parts such as trim pieces etc. I got a few pleasant surprises. Parts prices were high but freight was zero.
     
    Harts likes this.
  6. MickW

    MickW Carntry member...

    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Bendigo, central VIC
    We all remember our first ever cardboard box full of Zed parts, it was like we saw Christmas from a kids point of view for a brief moment :)
     
    Harts likes this.
  7. jellybeans

    jellybeans Active Member

    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    28
    yeah but unlike a kids xmas you also got a bill which means you are Santa
     
    MickW and Harts like this.
  8. MickW

    MickW Carntry member...

    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Bendigo, central VIC
    Maybe Santa's sleigh went down in a microburst / tornado / hurricane and the kids didn't get their presents that year?
     
    jellybeans likes this.
  9. jellybeans

    jellybeans Active Member

    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    28
    if i (santa) spend what my 300 needs no-one will be getting presents for years
     
    MickW likes this.
  10. Harts

    Harts Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    I am very lucky such a thing happened in regards to the mechanic, our mutual friend has had a few Nissans built with him (time attack R32 GT-R and a billet v8 datto amongst others) and kindly recommend me to him. I don't think he was overly keen to work on it when I was talking to him on the phone, but he got me to come down anyway. We had a great chat and he liked the car, so it worked out perfectly.

    I received a call last Friday afternoon for an update, apparently the engine is generally in good running order and oil pressure is good (I had been watching the oil gauge behave inconsistently for a week). I was recommended to purchase an aftermarket Oil Pressure and Coolant Temperature gauge to keep a proper eye on things, as opposed to the factory set ups, advice that runs in line with what I had read hereabouts too. A new-to-me oil pressure sender was installed in the meantime. The new fan clutch is apparently now on too, tick! Incidentally, the fan clutch on the TT is different to the NA part (heavier duty cycle I believe, marked with different coloured paint dots). What was of a little concern was the dented oil sump, my mechanic was going to send a camera in through the plug hole to check the condition of the pick-up and forewarned me of the possibility of a sump off exercise to fix the dent due to potential pick-up damage, pending the scoping. Mostly positive there!

    The play in my steering was traced back to a damaged joint in the steering column, apparently a little unusual but it was easily replaced, so job done there.

    This week is diff/trans/coolant flush and fill, and hoping to pick it up soon to drive it away happy! Fingers crossed again!

    Oh, by the way, my honest opinion is that if Santa works hard for the money, he can buy whatever the hell he wants!
     
    MickW likes this.
  11. Harts

    Harts Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ok, I hope everyone is surviving well! I got the car back about 2 weeks ago from the mechanic. The car is running a whole lot better, jet roar is gone now, and performed another oil change during oil pressure exploration works (with the oil pressure gauge still acting up). So the deny in the sump remains and is on the to-do list, and I feel like I may as well do a major at the same time to cross a few more important items off of the list.

    The radiator requires more flushes, it was given three, and whilst the mechanic was in the area he realised that I was missing the lower, removable radiator shroud. I jumped on Z1 and purchased a second hand lower shroud for peanuts. In it came within 6 days again, along with some more trims pieces and some silicon intercooler hoses. My stash of trim do-dads is stacking up... I have to find some time to install them soon!

    I also received a package from perfectrun in Japan, I have been using them to buy parts from Japan since the early naught-ies, containing my Defi Meter Advance ZD Club sport Package and GReddy oil filter sandwich plate. Along with the SAAS water temp sensor adaptor, it will allow me to see water temp, oil temp and oil pressure via the Defi digital gauge. The good thing about the defi set-up it that it features the same "Advance" control unit as the BF and CR series gauges, so you can purchase additional components and run them very easily. The reason I bought the set-up from perfectrun was because there are many, many counterfeit versions of the set-up available, and I wanted the real thing for its gauge compatibilty.

    So I had a baby daughter a week and a half ago, I am not sure when I will have time to start putting all of this kit in! So far I have only managed to put the front windscreen coals on with about 10 more prices to go and no spare time in sight.

    Keep your fingers crossed for me today as I attempt to purchase one of my grail items for the car, I will update if successful!
     

    Attached Files:

  12. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,764
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Big congrats on the new addition & sounds like some solid progress with the zed too (although possibly stalling for a while now!)

    Give us some hints on your holy grail item, are we talking wheels, exhaust, seats, etc? The chase is definitely part of the fun though, buying local or Japan?
     
    Harts likes this.
  13. IB

    IB ?????

    Messages:
    2,423
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Congrats on the new bub. Glad to hear that you are making good progress on the zed.
     
    Harts likes this.
  14. Harts

    Harts Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Thank you both @lidz and @IB - it's a whole new world, and yes, I don't know what sort of time I will have for a while... none right now!

    Glad to report that I successfully purchased the item I mentioned, Japanese Yahoo auction via Import Monster. The item was a Veilside Catback exhaust, which I really like exhaust note of, and they are quite rare to boot. It is the exhaust I wanted for the car but I had resigned myself to a custom made one due to the lack of options available and the rarity of the Veilside. It popped up on yahoo 5 days ago and I just snagged it 1 hour ago!

    I am also intending to get some Veilside Andrew V wheels at this stage, to match up with the exhaust. Wheels are 5 spoke, deep dish and period to the car, which is important to me. Other options for the wheels still on the table are Work Equip 05 and Nismo LMGT2's. Would you believe I missed out on an 18" set of LMGT2's 6 weeks ago for $1500? The seller put them up on eBay after offering them to me because he found out that they were collectible and got around $6K!

    Wheels, exhaust and lowering is all I want to do to the car visually, apart from restoring the original finish.
     
  15. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,764
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Congrats on the Veilside Evo, I had one previously & they are a great exhaust. Only sold it to get my holy grail exhaust the Abflug Power Superior (which is almost identical bar the mufflers).
    Was looking at those on yahoo the other day & debating a spare set, glad they'll end up on your zed though. They had a little damage yes? Will be well worth repairing though, they're a very quality system.

    The Veilside Andrew's are a great looking wheel too, have a search on here, a few members have had sets over the years.
    & I definitely believe you on the gt2's, any nismo wheels have gone crazy the last 12 months.

    cheers!
     
    Harts likes this.
  16. Harts

    Harts Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Links to the Veilside catback exhaust sound clips, for those that haven't heard it or are interested.





     
  17. Harts

    Harts Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    @lidz ah, yes indeed, that was the set. I will be repairing absolutely, as I had $2100 budgeted for the custom made cat-back and I picked these up for 1/3 of that landed. Hopefully that means I can have them repaired and maybe some mid pipes made up too.

    Glad to hear that you owned and enjoyed the Veilside system, a man after my own taste! I'll have to look up the abflug and have a listen. Let me know what other cool kit you have on your car, I'm still learning about awesome Z32 bits.

    Yeah, liking the Andrews and the tie-in with the exhaust. LMGT2's are what I wanted and I came close to picking them up for a steal, but it wasn't to be.
     
  18. Harts

    Harts Member

    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    8
    20200828_220222.jpg

    Damage as per image, I'll have that 3" section remade and the cracked strapping joint on the cats re-welded.
     
  19. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,764
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Keep an eye out for the LMGT2's by all means, generally its only the gtr sized sets that go for bigger money so if you find a staggered 8"/9" set with offsets in the 30's you might be in with a chance.

    check out my build thread in the members builds section (& start your own!), plenty of cool, rare bits on my zed.

    edit: yeah damage is fairly minor, should fix up very nicely
     
    Harts likes this.
  20. jellybeans

    jellybeans Active Member

    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    98
    Trophy Points:
    28
    is this on NA cars though?
     

Share This Page