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    Sorry, here are some more specifics - fuel...

    Sorry, here are some more specifics - fuel injection, plugs and wires have approx 6k miles on them,
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    Gas Tank Problem ????

    As almost all of you know Z's are notorious for having problems running if the gas tank hasn't been re-lined. I had mine done at a local radiator shop, lining is black material that they said would...
  3. Thread: Cold Starting

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    Injectors are new. On the firing up, it usually...

    Injectors are new. On the firing up, it usually turns over for 3 - 4 seconds before it cranks.
  4. Thread: Cold Starting

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    Cold Starting

    My son's car is a bear to start when it's moderately cold. It will immediately fire up run for a second or two and then die. You can re-crank it but it will die again. This will go on for at least...
  5. Thread: Brake help

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    Brake help

    :cross-eye Today I did a complete brake job on my son's car. i had my stepdaughter's boyfriend help me as he is more knowledgable about brakes than I am. I now have several questions. The rear...
  6. Thread: Wiring Issues

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    Ballast Resistor

    Ok, thought this would be simple to find on my CD Rom service manual...but where is the ballast resistor located?
  7. Thread: Wtf!!

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    it's not a hard process to drop the tank, but you...

    it's not a hard process to drop the tank, but you will wish that your hands were much smaller before you're done
  8. Thread: Wtf!!

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    Dropping and cleaning the tank on all old Z cars...

    Dropping and cleaning the tank on all old Z cars should be something that is to be expected. I have learned this the hard way that the engines, systems are very finicky and require clean tanks. For...
  9. Thread: Wiring Issues

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    Great, thx, funny that I can do wiring in a house...

    Great, thx, funny that I can do wiring in a house and don't know squat about car systems
  10. Thread: Wiring Issues

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    Wiring Issues

    I hot wired my BCDD but I know that I did it incorrectly. I have it wired directly off the battery so it's a constant on. The battery is now dead on the car and I thinking that it's due to the...
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    You may want to consider pulling the gas tank and...

    You may want to consider pulling the gas tank and having it boiled out and re-lined. I was having similar problems and went through about $1500 in repairs to a mechanic that never bothered to think...
  12. Thread: Cold Starts

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    Thanks I haven't had a chance to check the cold...

    Thanks I haven't had a chance to check the cold start valve.....hopefully this w/e. I got burned when I took it to a mechanic as one of the main problems I had with the car was the gas tank but he...
  13. Thread: Cold Starts

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    Cold Starts

    I've had the '77 280z since Jan but as it's been a work in progress it never got cranked when it was cold until now as the temp here in TN has dropped. The mechanic that I had do some work on it...
  14. Thread: Bcdd

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    Bcdd

    When shifting up and down the idle remains high (2000 - 2,200) for 2 to 3 seconds before dropping down to normal (800). I've checked for vacuum leaks and can't find anything but I'm at my wits end...
  15. Thread: Bcdd

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    Bcdd

    Can I disable this to solve my idle problem? If so are there any problems resulting from this?
  16. Thread: Throttle body

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    Throttle body

    I'm still fighting my BCDD valve problem with the notorious high idle when downshifting. I've read a vew threads about going to a larger throttle body and eliminating the BCDD altogether. Has...
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    What did the mechanic do to fix this? I have the...

    What did the mechanic do to fix this? I have the same problem with my '77 280.....any help is appreciated thx
  18. Thread: Shifter rattle

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    I forgot to mention that I have replaced the...

    I forgot to mention that I have replaced the shifter knob, the rubber shift boot and the leather shift boot
  19. Thread: Shifter rattle

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    Shifter rattle

    I'm now hearing a rattle that is coming from the shifter on my manual shift on a '77 280z. This is at a higher RPM and if you put your hand on the shifter knob the noise will almost totally go...
  20. Thread: Bcdd

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    Bcdd

    Ok, I finally got around to having the gas tank cleaned and re-lined on my '77 280z and that solved my hesitation problem. Now I'm dealing with the infamous high idle when downshifting. It was...
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    I will get another quote from another radiator...

    I will get another quote from another radiator shop on Monday. What kind of prices have people here paid for gas tank cleaning and re-lining ?
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    Gas Tank Cleaning

    I'm finally going to drop the tank on my sons '77 280Z and get it cleaned. I've been fighting hesitations and such ever since we bought the car. I know that some here have used a product to re-line...
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    Tachometer working part time

    Any ideas on what is causing the tach to work part time?
  24. Thread: hesitations

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    Same thing

    I have the same thing going on with my '77 280Z. Any ideas, thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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    Smoking, spitting and sputtering

    I finally solved my problem of a high idle when coasting by replacing the auxillary air regulator. However, now a new problem has arisen. When we crank the car it now emits black smoke and spits...
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