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#81 LESmo

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:15 AM

Chubbs, when you take it apart there is the end plastic cap - but I also have a rubber washer about 3p thick. Is this standard or just the Nismo has it. I have rotated it and my boot opens past the catch each time without any coins. If its standard I am confused as try as I may I cannot fit any coins in and I did try for about an hour with 2p and 1p. Before I reassembled it as it was just rotated and it worked?

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#82 Chubbs

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:18 AM

Chubbs, when you take it apart there is the end plastic cap - but I also have a rubber washer about 3p thick. Is this standard or just the Nismo has it. I have rotated it and my boot opens past the catch each time without any coins. If its standard I am confused as try as I may I cannot fit any coins in and I did try for about an hour with 2p and 1p. Before I reassembled it as it was just rotated and it worked?

 

Hmmmm. There may be a problem with you saying that it works. As you know, it only fails to open properly after the boot's not been opened for several hours - or days - especially in cold weather. If you tested it within, say, 2 hours of first opening it, it WILL work fine. But your problem may return after a few days, when the spring becomes compressed/cold again.

 

The 'rubber washer' is in all of them, if I remember correctly. Isn't it in the pic I linked you to?

 

Weird that you can't fit 1p coins in. Methinks it's something to look at during a meet, after all. I'm seeing if I can come to Leeds Castle on the Saturday. If I do I'll happily look at it with you then?


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:22 AM

Cheers mate I am going to leave it for the time being.  My hand is bruised to @@''' and I have had enough - assembled it and put it back together. 


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:41 PM

Newbie question, but the bootlid on my 2017 Nismo also takes 2 pushes of the button to release properly. Should it then rise up fully under its own power, or lift it by hand?



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:54 PM

No experience of a V2 Nismo.  However, the wing on the V1 is very heavy and you have to lift it.  The V1 Nismo has different strength springs we are yet to try on a other type of 370z.  However, yes its generally a two handed lift if there is any weight.  A few optiosn exist to reduce weight in the tail but I have never done these.  I did add some rubber stops which just forces it past the catch.

 

Here is a link to that thread : http://forums.nissan...prings-v1-nismo


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Current  - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button.  GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust SystemCustom Blank Button Delete
 
Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:35 PM

Newbie question, but the bootlid on my 2017 Nismo also takes 2 pushes of the button to release properly. Should it then rise up fully under its own power, or lift it by hand?

 

Lift by hand, I reckon. I've never seen any iteration of 350 or 370z boot lids raise by themselves. The '2 pushes' problem is easily solved with the addition of penny coins in the boot springs - http://forums.nissan...hatch/?p=396287


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