I am now Zedless

Discussion in 'Technical' started by NightFallTech, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. NightFallTech

    NightFallTech Member

    After having owned 2 Z's, I'm now without one again since selling my TT last night. I'll miss it, but living in inner melbourne it didn't get a lot of use anyway :(.

    I made the mistake of buying a car requiring some work when i got it and managed to sink over $10K that i didn't recover on selling over about 10 months. The new owner should have a very solid car however! :)

    Now its back to walking for a few months while i look for a suitable cheap runabout.

    I think i might buy a Z again in the future, but it'll be a few years away, and it might be a 350, or else a '98 TT when i've got the money to really get it perfect.

    I'm sure i'll still be around however :)
  2. SedatZX

    SedatZX Tyranus

    Welcome to the club :(
  3. 300zxt

    300zxt Well-Known Member

    You could always move? lol Melbourne is absolute hell for driving anywhere in anything! Get a scooter! haha
  4. BigCol

    BigCol That's what she said...

    Glad to hear you finally sold ya zed, but sad to hear you are zedless. Anyway, make sure you stick around mate. :biggrin:
  5. Xaesor

    Xaesor New Member

    Sorry to hear that, Well if i ever see ya walking down the side of the road, I'll be happy to give you a lift to work haha!
  6. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

    cheap runabout ..?? something appears to have

    changed since posting the initial and somewhat urgent "for sale" thread ..?? ...:confused: :confused: :confused:

  7. LOWZX

    LOWZX Banned

    just put a zed badge on your commodore "wingman" it will make you feel better :D :D :D ;) :)
  8. SedatZX

    SedatZX Tyranus

    Beating you too shreds in my HSV will make me way better :)
  9. the_Pete

    the_Pete New Member

    AND, as the NEW OWNER of the said car..... I am now temporarily Zedless.

    Reason??? ...... On the way to get the RWC this afternoon, the engine blew an oil seal which needs the front of the engine pulled apart. So, why not do the cam seals, timing belt and one or two other things while the damn thing is stripped down......

    But, this is what happens with cars! So it will be cruisin' by Tuesday. I must say that the car goes quite strong except for the $5 part that blew. Oh well.

    And, for the record, I was not thrashing it.... it was just that particular seal's time to go
  10. LOWZX

    LOWZX Banned

    no good to hear,i think this car has been smashed with the bad luck stick for the past year :eek: :eek: :eek:
    wasnt the motor totally rebuilt by nissport 4000km's ago,
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2007
  11. NightFallTech

    NightFallTech Member


    i decided i couldn't justify an Xr8 or similar for the same reason i sold the Z.. i only drive about once a week.. if that.

    thats why i decided to sell her at 'leisure', now i've just got to decide on something cheap that won't break that will carry 4 people if needed in reasonable comfort and a decent load in the boot.
  12. LOWZX

    LOWZX Banned

    heres chads old car,very economical Damian,perfect for around town lol :D :D :D :biggrin: comes in a t/t model (larger chain)

  13. NightFallTech

    NightFallTech Member

    Yep.. all rebuilt late last year

    So i'm not impressed to see this happen!, I spent over $10K on that car since i brought it, over $2 a KM not counting petrol! But having said that, it's gotta be in pretty good condition now!!

    Engine Rebuild,
    Stereo Replacement,
    Aircon compressor,
    Clutch + flywheel,
    Misc Bits like bonnet stops, new fuel hoses etc

    and it seems it goes on!

    Definately going to miss driving the Z! But i won't miss the cost of owning one.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2007
  14. fradda

    fradda I've been everywhere man.

    wouldn't that be worth more than your zed Simon???;) :D
  15. LOWZX

    LOWZX Banned

    yeah i reckon it would lol :D :D :D ,you could probably buy a few zeds for what thats worth :eek: :eek:
  16. the_Pete

    the_Pete New Member

    I thought I would close off on my previous post.... The Zed lives once more!

    I ended up having the front of the engine stripped down, replaced the belt while it was apart, new seals/gaskets from front of block forward, replaced some hoses for good measure and new rubber all round.

    So, now the Zed is back on the road and hopefully won't need too much attention in the near future other than routine maintenance. I hope.... :rolleyes:

    The car seems to be in pretty good order now, so now I will start enjoying the pleasure that is the Zed! :D
  17. LOWZX

    LOWZX Banned

    Good to hear,see ya on the highway :)
  18. NightFallTech

    NightFallTech Member

    if you see hot300zx round

    be sure to prove than TT's really are faster than NA's :)

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