Jump to content


Posted Image


Photo

Replacement Springs for the 370Z Rear Hatch


  • Please log in to reply
82 replies to this topic

#21 m33ufo

m33ufo

    Zedlister

  • User
  • Pip
  • 16 posts

Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:36 PM

3 weeks on and I've heard nothing from Nissan Cardiff about my hatch springs! Just spoke to them and now they're asking for a part number which I have already given them on the 11th Jan. Useless is the word!
Nissan 370Z GT Auto
BMW HP2 Sport

#22 zed370

zed370

    Zedlister

  • User
  • Pip
  • 24 posts

Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:46 PM

just read all the comments and mine does exactly the same thing, thought it was normal, but obviously i need a spring change as well! good to know :lol: will be visiting the garage!

#23 Derfsdrawd

Derfsdrawd

    Zedlister

  • User
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:43 AM

Got the same double-press problem on my 5 month old car. Nissan Reading are replacing the lid struts, although they mentioned a known warranty issue on the springs too, so I presume they'll be replaced too. Will report back on whether it solves the problem.

Incidentally this garage wanted 249 for a first service (which is basically an oil change). it takes a whole hour and a half! Would be cheaper to get my lawyer to do it....

Fred

#24 Derfsdrawd

Derfsdrawd

    Zedlister

  • User
  • Pip
  • 21 posts

Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:55 PM

Took the car to WLMG Reading last week - it's not the struts but the springs so got the wrong parts! Took the car back today and replacement springs were fitted and seems to have fixed the problem. Next stop Abbey Motorsport next week for a bit of tuning....


Fred

#25 Paul_S

Paul_S

    Committee Member and AutoGadgetZ Trader

  • Root Admin (10)
  • 31,363 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:04 PM

Took the car to WLMG Reading last week - it's not the struts but the springs so got the wrong parts! Took the car back today and replacement springs were fitted and seems to have fixed the problem. Next stop Abbey Motorsport next week for a bit of tuning....


Fred

Oops! :)

Let us know how you get on at Abbey :)

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 

Posted Image

 

I manufacture and sell 370Z & GT-R Reversing Camera (Backup Camera) Kits
 


#26 Kev T

Kev T

    Zedlet

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 972 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:36 PM

Well WLMG at Shepperton are doing the boot springs on friday, just a PITA that i have to trek over there for a 2 min job.

#27 Kev T

Kev T

    Zedlet

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 972 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:35 PM

WLMG at shepperton changed the hatch springs for me today under warranty, no fuss job done in minutes. The hatch seems to release further but the real test will come with some colder weather.

#28 Paul_S

Paul_S

    Committee Member and AutoGadgetZ Trader

  • Root Admin (10)
  • 31,363 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:19 PM

WLMG at shepperton changed the hatch springs for me today under warranty, no fuss job done in minutes. The hatch seems to release further but the real test will come with some colder weather.

Glad it's sorted mate. The new springs are certainly better but still not 100% in cold weather I've found.

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 

Posted Image

 

I manufacture and sell 370Z & GT-R Reversing Camera (Backup Camera) Kits
 


#29 Bardolphs

Bardolphs

    Zedlister

  • User
  • Pip
  • 27 posts

Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

I've ended up with a spare pair of 'new' boot release springs if anyone can make use of them ?

#30 andy.j

andy.j

    Zedling

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,714 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:16 PM

I really need to get mine replaced!

Posted Image

2010 Twilight Grey 370z - My First Z! - Here is how I made it mine


#31 Paul_S

Paul_S

    Committee Member and AutoGadgetZ Trader

  • Root Admin (10)
  • 31,363 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:25 PM

I've ended up with a spare pair of 'new' boot release springs if anyone can make use of them ?

What a kind offer :?:

In reality, Nissan should replace them all for free so no one should need them. You might want to keep hold of them for when the cars run out of warranty.

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 

Posted Image

 

I manufacture and sell 370Z & GT-R Reversing Camera (Backup Camera) Kits
 


#32 viking

viking

    Viking

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 191 posts

Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:48 PM

BILD0045.jpg
Hi,
took my new baby(!) (60 reg drop head 370) into Ames (Thetford) complained.
New springs arrived, harder.
When fitted, boot could not be closed.
Old ones immediatly refitted.
Left them with complaint.
Called back by dealer, new oleos fitted.
No improvement.
Was told advice from Nissan (Japan) would be sought.
Still waiting.
Must go back and enquire.
Shame really as a very minor niggle on what is an otherwise b****y great car.
VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
Viking!

#33 andy.j

andy.j

    Zedling

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,714 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:12 PM

Got my car back today, but the engineer had left before I got there. The helpful receptionist told me "We fitted the missing front splitter, ordered and fitted the new rear wing and.... errm, fitted some other things".

I remember mentioning this to the engineer last time I spoke to him, but it never got put on the work order I don't think. And he said he'd never heard of the issue of different parts. But these are the only other "things" I could think they would have fitted. If there any visible difference between them so I can tell if they've been fitted?

Posted Image

2010 Twilight Grey 370z - My First Z! - Here is how I made it mine


#34 ioneabee

ioneabee

    Zedlister

  • User
  • Pip
  • 80 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:51 PM

An update on whether Nissan have updated the boot springs - I have the GT Edition and would have to say I doubt it

I'm getting this problem virtually every time I open the boot

haven't contacted my dealer yet - but will be doing so

#35 ioneabee

ioneabee

    Zedlister

  • User
  • Pip
  • 80 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:55 PM

OK - now been in touch with the dealer - his response is that there are no recalls or updates on this from Nissan - however he's willing to "have a look"

#36 G5 VAR

G5 VAR

    Zedlet

  • User
  • PipPip
  • 395 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:33 PM

I reported mine on the P1, as well as the MP3 port being knackered. Neither got done, but i was told about a punchure that they couldn't fix as thier machine was too small. Useless was the feedback I gave the stealer. :cursing:

P2 due soon, will be trying the guy's in Ashford, Paul seems to havea good experiance with them

#37 Paul_S

Paul_S

    Committee Member and AutoGadgetZ Trader

  • Root Admin (10)
  • 31,363 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:25 PM

...
P2 due soon, will be trying the guy's in Ashford, Paul seems to havea good experiance with them

We are going to KAP tomorrow night (for some free mince pies and mulled wine!) so I'll mention it then mate :)

Let me know when you book it in...

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Zwith a plethora of minor bespoke mods' 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 

Posted Image

 

I manufacture and sell 370Z & GT-R Reversing Camera (Backup Camera) Kits
 


#38 G5 VAR

G5 VAR

    Zedlet

  • User
  • PipPip
  • 395 posts
Garage View Garage

Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:17 PM

We are going to KAP tomorrow night (for some free mince pies and mulled wine!) so I'll mention it then mate :)

Let me know when you book it in...


Thanks Paul :thumbs:

#39 Bardolphs

Bardolphs

    Zedlister

  • User
  • Pip
  • 27 posts

Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:08 AM

I have two of the uprated springs still in their bags if anyone is having trouble getting them.

#40 oxfordlad

oxfordlad

    Zedlet

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 691 posts

Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:58 AM

Mines going in for it's P2 service tomorrow so will be getting mine replaced again and see if there's a difference...