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    I went with option #1 - pulled all bolts one at a...

    I went with option #1 - pulled all bolts one at a time, installed the missing washers, and when the replacement bolt arrived, removed it, installed the new bolt with washer.

    And...last weekend...
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    IMO it's just the effect of cooling and heating...

    IMO it's just the effect of cooling and heating cycles. I just went through the head on my 280ZX and it took a submerged laser cutting technique to get the rear stud out, after which the hole was...
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    Head bolt "situation"...

    I was just re-installing the head on my 1983 280ZX Turbo when I ran into two problems:

    1) One bolt would not tighten properly. It was one of the last I installed, and when I turned it and got no...
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    If it fires when you spray starting fluid in,...

    If it fires when you spray starting fluid in, then ignition is working. Fuel is the problem. Don't forget the fuel filter, but I'd go after the pump. They are easily loud enough to hear when...
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    That makes sense...and confirms which circuit is...

    That makes sense...and confirms which circuit is involved. Not that I didn't already pretty well know that.
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    There's good news...not necessarily a permanent...

    There's good news...not necessarily a permanent fix, but at least a temporary positive note.

    Last week I dug into the ZX and checked wiring, and darned if I didn't find a blown fuse. It was the...
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    So, after two months of sitting while I got...

    So, after two months of sitting while I got around to the vacuum hoses, I have replaced the fan speed rheostat and AC engagement switch that are inside the climate control panel. They come as a unit...
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    How much leather in the factory interior?

    Hey group - I have a 1983 280ZX Turbo that has the tan velour interior with the ribbed fabric on the seats. I'm due for new seat covers but the ribbed velour material is no longer available and I...
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    Just for your info - the car is down for now...I...

    Just for your info - the car is down for now...I pulled the dash and replaced the harness with the rotary fan switch and the micro-switch that toggles the AC on and off. I'm replacing the vacuum...
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    Replacement vacuum hose source?

    I'm in the process of replacing all the vacuum lines under the dash on my 1983 280 ZXT, and I can't find vacuum hose with an exterior dimension matching the original. You wouldn't think this would...
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    That's a good link. I agree with the OP that the...

    That's a good link. I agree with the OP that the way to go is restore the wiring to stock, then make changes as needed. It can be done.
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    Latest indication is that it's the rotary fan...

    Latest indication is that it's the rotary fan speed switch on the AC/Climate control panel. Rats. Well, I had to pull the dash to replace all the vacuum lines anyway.
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    Thought I had traced it to the blower relay that...

    Thought I had traced it to the blower relay that mounts on the underside of the blower housing. By replacing it, I determined that it's unfortunately not the problem. Will go through the FSM check...
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    I have manual air, not auto air.

    I have manual air, not auto air.
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    It's not the amplifier - that was the first...

    It's not the amplifier - that was the first candidate. Now checking the blower relay that mounts next to the amplifier. The FSM says it's most likely culprit.
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    You don't have to replace the alternator. You...

    You don't have to replace the alternator. You can remove it, take it to a shop that rebuilds starters and alternators and they can rebuild it.
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    Blower fan shuts down after a few minutes

    The car: 1983 280ZX Turbo. When I run the vent/AC blower fan for a few minutes, the fan dies. This happens whether or not the AC is on. If the AC is on, the compressor is still engaged but the fan...
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    I changed my mind

    So - I changed my mind.

    I want to prove to myself that I DO have time to work on the Fiat, which needs more than the ZX. I'm putting a car cover over the ZX and parking it for a while - probably...
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    I drove it while in college, graduated in 1973...

    I drove it while in college, graduated in 1973 and it wasn't a car I could use for business, so I left it in storage at my parents' place (they had a big storage building.) What with my moving...
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    We recently bought a 2007 Nissan Murano and it's...

    We recently bought a 2007 Nissan Murano and it's a really fun crossover, but it doesn't scratch the sports car itch very well.
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    Interesting. I'm sitting here hurting because of...

    Interesting. I'm sitting here hurting because of this decision, but I know I need to do it. I've been driving Datsun L6 Z-cars since 1974. :cry:
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    Check my ad in the classifieds. It's not in...

    Check my ad in the classifieds. It's not in Sacramento but a one-way ticket to Denver is cheap, and you can drive the car back to Sacramento with no problems. The car is the 280ZX Turbo shown in my...
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    When is it time?

    I hate to do it, but I've listed my 1983 280ZX Turbo in the classifieds. I bought that car in Texas in 1990, and I've taken great care of it ever since.

    When is it time to turn loose of a car...
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    I'm pretty sure that's not a factory part. I've...

    I'm pretty sure that's not a factory part. I've owned my '83 ZXT since 1990 and never seen anything like it under the hood.
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    Everything the OP needs to know is in that post. ...

    Everything the OP needs to know is in that post. Have the test done...and if it holds pressure, I agree that you have no problem.
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