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Automatic Gearbox Alternative Replacements
on 09 Mar 2009 by admin author list
I know there is a general idea about Patrol gearboxes but for anyone unsure, the Y60 Nissan Patrol GQ (1988-1998, also known as the Ford Maverick until 1994) gearbox is exactly the same as the 300ZX. From: http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1 Patrol automatic gearbox: 4-speed Automatic RE4R03A 4-speed electronic auto with lock-up torque converter and two-mode shift pattern (economy & power). Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.784 2nd: 1.544 3rd: 1.000 4th: 0.694 Reverse: 2.275 These are [read more]
Cleaning the filter (Automatic Transmission)
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Word document - Cleaning the filter (Automatic Transmission) [read more]
Example of an Automatic transmision diagnostic and basic fix
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
The Overview: My car is a 1990 Japanese spec Nissan 300ZX twin turbo, auto, 2 seater. I bought it in June, 1999 with an indicated 75K on the odometer. The condition of the car suggested to me that the reading was probably correct - overall it was in excellent condition. It is well maintained and in the last 18 months has [read more]
Fitting an external Transmision Fluid Cooler
on 23 Nov 2007 by admin author list
This should be a mandatory mod for ALL auto-Zeds, TT & NA alike due to harsh summer ambient operating temperatures. The good news: it's relatively cheap and easy to install. Q: "Why install aftermarket? My Zed already has a cooler built-in to the radiator" A: The radiator performs a reasonable job of cooling transmission oil, although a separate aftermarket cooler not [read more]
Grinding gears 4th and 5th - Manual Transmission
on 14 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]
Making a short throw shifter
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Click here to view PDF - Making a short throw shifter [read more]
Oil Change - Manual Transmission with pictures
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Changing the manual tranny fluid By Steve Chong and Andy Woo Created : 980415Last updated: 980608 1) Jack up your car so that it is level. See other "How Someone ..." for suggestions of how to jack up your car. 2) Put a 4 litre (4 quart) container under the transmission.     3) Undo the fill plug that's on the right hand side of [read more]
Oil Change / Top up - Manual Transmission
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
by Peter (OZ-300) on Aus300zx.comAbout a year ago, I replaced the gearbox oil with some Redline lightweight shockproof.The easiest, quickest and cleanest way to refill the gearbox is to drill 2 holes in the cap of the 4-5 ltr plastic gearbox oil container that contains the new oil and fit 2 tightfitting plastic hoses (I used the clear ones available [read more]
Self diagnostics alternative links - Automatic Transmissions
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Alternative Link 1 (Zedworld UK) Alternative Link 2 (Twinturbo.net) Alternative Link 3 (Nissan Performance Magazine) Alternative Link 4 (AMZTECH.NET) [read more]
Self Diagnostics for Automatic Transmissions
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
To begin a diag it is best to take a short drive 2 or 3 miles to ensure full working temperature has been obtained first.and then switch OFF the engine With overdrive switch in on position and lever in P switch on ignition but do not start engine,the A/T lamp should lit up for about two seconds then go out. Switch off [read more]
Shift at Will - Automatic Transmission
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
When to do it Anytime as the job is inside. Installation Time: About 4 – 6 hours as I was extra careful and double checked each move against the manual. Prior to purchase Contact Maciej at Ess-racing via his email (link on the site) and confirm that your Automatic Transmission Control Unit (ACTU) is compatible with the SAW. As I had an Australian spec [read more]
Shift Points - Manual Transmission
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
What are the best shift points? I spent a lot of time reading stuff on the web about hp vs. torque. I think I have it all figured out now. Although I could be entirely wrong. Here's my current dynochart for my mods: Here's the short & sweet. If I wanted to do what *feels* best, Like getting [read more]
Shifter Bushing Replacement - Manual Transmission
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Shifter Bushing Replacement:   After manual transmission Z's reach 60,000 - 70,000 miles, they have a tendency for the shifter to become loose when in gear. This is primarily due to the wear of two rubber bushings that fit between the lower arm of the shifter and the transmission linkage. By replacing these two bushings 99% of the "loose shifter" [read more]
Speed sensor, Neutral switch and reverse switch on a manual transmission
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Transmission fluid change - Automatic Transmission
on 14 Nov 2007 by admin author list
Changing the Auto Tranny fluid (turbo & non turbo models) By Steve Chong Created : 980501Last updated: 980519 1) Jack up your car so that it is level. See other "How Someone ..." for suggestions of how to jack up your car. 2) Place a large pan, at least 2' X2' wide under the tranny to catch the oil. Up to [read more]