Z32 New TT 2+2 owner teething problems.

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  1. Harts

    Harts New Member

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    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.
     
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    Harts New Member

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    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.
     
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    geron National Petroleum Equipm

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    MickW Carntry member...

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    MickW Carntry member...

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    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 :)
     
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    yeah but unlike a kids xmas you also got a bill which means you are Santa
     
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    Maybe Santa's sleigh went down in a microburst / tornado / hurricane and the kids didn't get their presents that year?
     
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    if i (santa) spend what my 300 needs no-one will be getting presents for years
     
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    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!
     

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