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  1. Thread: Oil in strut

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    hmmm.... I did read that KYBs didn't need oil in...

    hmmm.... I did read that KYBs didn't need oil in the housing, but I prefred not to risk it. A small amount to coat the bottom is a good idea though!
  2. Thread: Oil in strut

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    Oil in strut

    I'm replacing my strut cartridges on my 280z with KYBs. It's recommended to add some oil in the strut housing after inserting the new cartridge. The trouble is that there doesn't seem to be any seal...
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    Upper spring seat bump stop

    Ok, so I've got a poly bushing kit, including 4 bump stops. Here are what my current upper spring seats look like (I have 2 of each):
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    The first one seems to have an integrated bump...
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    Well crap, there's my problem: No parts bag...

    Well crap, there's my problem: No parts bag whatsoever in the box! I opened up the other tie-rod end's box and it has a small bag of parts, including a zerk fitting! Looks like I'll have to check...
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    Grease Moog tie-rod end?

    Do I need to grease this new Moog tie-rod end (see attached pic)?

    There already is some grease in the hole, but there's no zerk fitting and the hole isn't threaded. Is it meant to be...
  6. Thanks for you inputs everyone. I've decided to...

    Thanks for you inputs everyone. I've decided to bite the bullet and replace them.
  7. That's what I thought! Thank you for the info. I...

    That's what I thought! Thank you for the info. I was planning on replace the bearings, but they are $45 each. The front ones were much cheaper.
  8. Non-destructive rear whell bearing removal

    Is there a way to remove the outer(?) rear wheel bearing that is pressed onto the shaft without destroying it? I'm refreshing my 280z's suspension and want to clean it and grease it again.

    I don't...
  9. Thread: ID my diff

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    It's from my 1976 280Z. Dunno if it's original or...

    It's from my 1976 280Z. Dunno if it's original or if the previous owner swapped it out.
  10. Thread: ID my diff

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    ID my diff

    Can anyone confirm the differential model that I just pulled from my Z? Seems like an open R200, but I'm not 100% certain. I have to replace the cover gasket on it. I'll be replacing the oil,...
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    Well, bugger! So I should just replace all 4...

    Well, bugger! So I should just replace all 4 while I'm at it? The springs are some Eibachs (black) that were already there when I bought the car. They "seem@ good, but I don't really have any way of...
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    Question about struts

    I'm currently rebuilding/cleaning my suspension and have removed all 4 struts and separated them from the coil springs. From what I can see the struts are OEM. I can press the "shiny" part of the...
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    Yeah, I turned on rage mode and bashed the crap...

    Yeah, I turned on rage mode and bashed the crap out of that bolt. It was really stuck there solid, but I cam out victorious in the end.
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    Hammer Time! So, I hit the threaded bolt I...

    Hammer Time! So, I hit the threaded bolt I presume?



    Steering knuckle, thanks! Currently, only the driver side is out, but it's good to know that they aren't mirror parts.
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    How do I take this apart?

    What is the name of the metal bracket attached to the balljoint and how the heck do I remove it? Removing the castle nut on top was a pain in the ass, as I couldn't get good leverage, but even with...
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    I've just had the start and solenoid rebuilt. ...

    I've just had the start and solenoid rebuilt.

    So the wire goes to the switch on the steering column? I'm gonna test it for continuity. If it's good I might be tempted to replace my key-ignition...
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    Starter "excite" wire

    1976 280z:

    I've just replaced my starter and for fome reason it won't crank anymore. I've narrowed it down to my "excite" wire on the solenoid.

    I've rigged a switch connecting the + battery to...
  18. Thread: Kill switch

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    Kill switch

    I was wondering what would be the best thing to hook-up a "kill switch" to? My Z sleeps outside and I'd like a little bit of extra security, in this case a hidden switch I can just fflip before...
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    Holy shiznit! I've been shopping car part...

    Holy shiznit! I've been shopping car part websites and $125-$150 per injector?!?! I guess that's for OEM? Guess I should look for generics.
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    Yeah, after a bit of reading, that's what I'm...

    Yeah, after a bit of reading, that's what I'm planning on doing, along with the hoses. From what I gather I'll need the injectors (with o-rings), some FI tubing, some FI clamps and I'll probably...
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    Tracked it down to an injector. Whe I removed the...

    Tracked it down to an injector. Whe I removed the electrical connectors on the injectors, one of them actually had gas in it... I'm guessing I'll need to replace it? I left that connector unplugged...
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    oops... sorry... 1976 280z with stock L28E...

    oops... sorry... 1976 280z with stock L28E engine. I also unplugged the "cold start injector" because it was always running, even when hot. Don't need it in the summer anyways.
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    Randomly losing power and strong gas smell

    Sometimes while driving I'll lose some power, my idle drops below 1k and the engine seems like it wants to shut off. Also, I can smell some gas (not burning). I was thinking of checking/replacing...
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    Well thanks everyone. Was able to pull and...

    Well thanks everyone. Was able to pull and replace the unit. Also replaced 2 hoses that seemed pretty worn. All runs at normal temps now. :)
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    Thanks everyone for your input. I'll be pulling...

    Thanks everyone for your input. I'll be pulling the unit over the weekend and give you an update.
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