First time 300ZX owner- Grey TT Man - 20,000km

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by EpicZed, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. EpicZed

    EpicZed New Member

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    Just joined and first time poster. This is probably something that gets posted all the time, but Im pretty excited to get to know these cars.

    This is a 1990 JDM factory TT manual in really nice condition. Has a verified 22,000km on the clock. Ill need to do a few bits on it eg the rear spoiler has cracking on it and it will get a full service.

    I can find the UK, Aus and EU service schedule on the forums, but not the Japanese service schedule. Could anyone oblige with a link?

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    Many thanks.
     
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  2. Boll!

    Boll! Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking Zed mate.
    Good times ahead, Enjoy
     
  3. beaver

    beaver southern zeds

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    Use the manual in the tech section here! its the same thing.
     
  4. EpicZed

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    Ok thanks will do - it had Euro/UK non UK etc. I’ll just follow the most thorough service plan within those docs I guess.

    For example, the UK periodic maintenance states "Replace timing belts every 100,000km." The (Except for Europe) periodic maintenance states "Check drives belts for cracks...etc every 40,000km."

    I suppose if I really want to be sure, Ill follow the MA-4 page "Periodic maintenance (Except for Europe) page? And do the 24 month service schedule plus belts/pulleys?

    I prefer to err on the side of caution, and as its a great car with low mileage, Id want to make sure its in A1 condition.

    Any other thoughts please let me know. Many thanks. IMG_7958web.jpg IMG_7959web.jpg
     
  5. AndyZ32

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    Congratulations on your purchase, lovely looking (original) car. But then i may be a bit biased, I've got one the same only an auto.
    Just on the point about belts... sounds like you may be confusing your timing belt ( inside the engine and drives your camshafts off the crank) , with the external drive belts you can see running your water pump/fan, alternator , power steering and air con.
    Totally different service schedules ,the important point being don't ignore the 100,000k service interval for the (internal) timing belt.
    Don't know the history of your car but over here the general consensus is not to trust odometer readings of import cars, its widely accepted that a lot of vehicles coming from japan have their mileages wound back.
    Don't want to alarm you, just spend a bit of time researching here, you'll get heaps of support as you learn.
    Again, Congrats !

    Cheers, Andy.
     
  6. EpicZed

    EpicZed New Member

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    Hi Andy

    Great info many thanks for all that. I’ll go back and look at the belt services.

    The cars overall condition, incl engine bay and underneath ties in with the mileage. I’ve had an odometer checkbdone in Japan and here and it’s come back clean. I believe this car was stored for some years - hence my Q on servicing.

    I’ve had imported cars before and ex Singapore still have an issue with mileage being wound back. Japan not so much - we have strict conditions on it here.

    Anyway I’ll get the car fully sorted and enjoy the drive!

    Cheers
     
  7. TWIN TERROR

    TWIN TERROR Well-Known Member

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    Well done that looks clean. Check the radio surround because in your photo it looks unclipped top left side.
    Enjoy
     
  8. EpicZed

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    Wow good spotting. I’ve just been told there’s some swingsrm bushes need attention, rear 3 point seatbelts need fitting and a couple of tyres. I’m going to order pump and belts online. Then get the whole lot done. Still haven’t driven it!
     
  9. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Well-Known Member

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    Great looking car, well done. My advice to you is to do a full 100,000km service as soon as possible. Cars deteriorate even when in storage, especially seals, as you can se by having to replace swing arm bushes. Timing belts do as well, I believe the manual says 100k or every five years! Your car is 29 years old. Get OEM parts if possible. Rob260 is a great resource. Let us know how you go.
     

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