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  1. Did you try running it with the gas cap off yet?

    Did you try running it with the gas cap off yet?
  2. Try running it with the gas cap off and see if...

    Try running it with the gas cap off and see if you have the same problem.
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    This is a classic voltage drop problem. Turn...

    This is a classic voltage drop problem.

    Turn on the headlights. Now measure the voltage across the battery. Should be 12.4-12.6 volts or so, engine off.

    Now measure the voltage AT the...
  4. Need Source for 280ZX door/window gaskets seals

    Anyone got a source for these? I"m so tired of wind noise!

    Is Nissan still selling them?

    Thanks! Wade
  5. Honda Gyro - 3 wheeler, used for sushi and pizza...

    Honda Gyro - 3 wheeler, used for sushi and pizza delivery (with a big plexiglass cover running nose to tail)

    http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4506392511187261&pid=1.7

    HONDA GYRO Race (Three...
  6. Thread: I spy a z!

    by Wade Nelson
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    The hardest part of "I spy a Z" is conducting a...

    The hardest part of "I spy a Z" is conducting a successful search to FIND this forum. Apparently "Spy and Z" are too short for the search engine. Ideas, anyone?

    Ok so down at Panera Bread, on...
  7. 500 Vintage Chevy's new never purchased in Nebraska barns & cornfields

    'Rarest of the rare': 500 unsold, vintage Chevrolets on sale - San Jose Mercury News

    Wow. I'd love to just go look at them or sit in on the auction.
  8. Those little 4WD Tercels are unstoppable in snow...

    Those little 4WD Tercels are unstoppable in snow country. 200-300k miles is common on them, as are ignitor failures. The rear of 'em looks like a TV screen.

    They "out-Subaru'd" the Subarus,...
  9. Is the tow rope included?

    Is the tow rope included?
  10. Time to get back to basics. You SAY good...

    Time to get back to basics. You SAY good compression, what are the #'s, dry and wet?

    If you spritz starting fluid / faux fuel, does cylinder #1 start firing? Then it's a fuel / injector problem....
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    As an electrical engineer I've got to call b.s....

    As an electrical engineer I've got to call b.s. on this "theory"

    A fuse may have corrosion on the outside that adds resistance to the circuit, and dims the lights, but the fuse itself is either 0%...
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    No, unless someone replaced them, they're not...

    No, unless someone replaced them, they're not stainless steel.

    Suggestion; take this to a muffler shop where they have a rack and air tools and just have 'em fix it. Unless you like grinding and...
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    Gradual contamination of the AC charge with water...

    Gradual contamination of the AC charge with water results in the production of acids within the system. Those eat the core and the condensor from the inside out.

    TIG weld one hole closed and...
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    Same here.

    Same here.
  15. D'oh! Because if you don't pass the inspection...

    D'oh! Because if you don't pass the inspection they don't give you your license plates / sticker.
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    Throw out an anchor instead of using the brakes?

    Throw out an anchor instead of using the brakes?
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    Restriction in the T-valve, perhaps?

    Restriction in the T-valve, perhaps?
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    There are a couple of easy solutions to the...

    There are a couple of easy solutions to the "urethane squeek."

    One is a louder stereo.
    Another is a header and lo-flow exhaust.
    Even just a new subwoofer may do the trick.
    Last, but not least,...
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    This thread brings up a similar question for my...

    This thread brings up a similar question for my 280ZX.

    On the rear of the head there is an octagonal stud that sticks out that the heater core plumbing attaches to. Actually two hoses attach to...
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    I suggest you first learn how to PROPERLY set...

    I suggest you first learn how to PROPERLY set your Z to the factory recommended timing, Leon.

    Get in the factory service manual and see what the procedure is --- it may involve disconnecting the...
  21. Thread: I spy a z!

    by Wade Nelson
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    Pagosa Springs, Colorado Saw a gold? brown? ...

    Pagosa Springs, Colorado

    Saw a gold? brown? ZX? eastbound on Highway 160 somewhere near City Market.

    Waved to no reply from my silver ZX.
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    The original question was "Why use back pressure...

    The original question was "Why use back pressure instead of the AFM signal" to determine load, for purposes of enabling or disabling EGR.

    Can we agree that the AFM might output a similar signal...
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    Hey, great summary of our discussion Capt. I...

    Hey, great summary of our discussion Capt. I think that'll really help other Z owners.

    As for AFM indicating load, this is how I think about it:

    Imagine you're in 5th gear at 2000 rpms, at an...
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    We're BOTH right here, Captain. There is...

    We're BOTH right here, Captain. There is negative logic AND positive logic at play.

    At sufficient load (backpressure) the BPT indeed PASSES control vacuum. But at high throttle openings there is...
  25. Come-along AND park the dolly on a downhill makes...

    Come-along AND park the dolly on a downhill makes loading a LOT easier.
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