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105km Speed Chime
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
105km Speed Chime [read more]
Goose Honk
on 15 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Goose honk can be heard on Twin Turbo models, where the factory recirculation valves are still installed. As these valves age, air can leak past the reed valves when it is not supposed to, resulting in a honking noise. This will typically occur above 2000rpm, and at light throttle (just into positive manifold pressure). It can occur outside of this area depending on [read more]
Gurgling coming from the front fenders
on 15 Nov 2007 by admin author list
The AIV's are located in the wheel arches and are known to be annoying. Most Z's will develop a gurgle at idle because water builds up in one of the lines. There are a number of solutions. You can empty out the water, put in a drain hole to stop it happening again, or remove the AIV's completely. [read more]
Headlights Chime
on 15 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Usually the "lights on" warning chime will only chime when the lights are on, the door is open and the engine is off. This is a problem when you have a turbo timer as the engine is running when you open the door, so it doesn't chime. This modification changes that so it chimes when the engine is running. The time [read more]
Squeaking Bonnet
on 15 Nov 2007 by admin author list
What's that squeaking noise coming from the front of the car? Squeaking of the bonnet is usually the source of squeaking sounds at the front of Z's, caused by the front bonnet latch rubbing on the tounge of the bonnet. This can be greased as a temprary fix, however the better solution is to adjust the rubber bonnet stops (pictured). By twisting [read more]
Transmission grinds from 5th to 4th.
on 15 Nov 2007 by admin author list
My transmission grinds from 5th to 4th, anything I can do? The 4th gear grind is a common problem and it is caused by the soft metal that the syncros are made of. The rest of the trans parts supposedly are made of a harder metal. Nissan supposedly acknowledged this according to a post a long time ago here, but [read more]