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#1 Paul_S

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 09:50 PM

We have a thread for the 350Z so it's about time we had one for the 370Z too.

I will coordinate this first page with all the info, feel free to reply to this thread to add relevant comments, correction and links.

Spec for 2009 car here

Spec for 2010 car here

I would like to say nothing major has shown up at this point and all the cars are still under warranty :blush:

2009 cars only
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2010 cars only
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2009 to date
* Rear hatch springs - may not pop the hatch up enough to clear the latch in cold weather. There are alternative springs available. See this thread

* Stone chips - similar to the 350Z, the front of the car is prone to stone chips

* Front tyres scrub at low speeds on full lock - this appears to be the standard Bridgestones not liking the cold weather. See this thread

* Oil temps - if you plan to track your 370Z seriously then you should plan on fitting an oil cooler. When driving very enthusiastically the oil temps can rise to you a point where limp mode kicks in (limp mode limits the revs until the oil has cooled)

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:30 PM

2010 Roadsters

The clutch / fly wheel issues

Rattles from inside the hood storage compartment (been back twice now) I am now sorting myself

As the windows drop they rub on a small area of the hood which has now completely frayed about to go back for this I reckon it will be a new hood.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:27 PM

2010's also have the hatch spring problem, scrubbing tyres and soft paint.

I also have an intermittent click/squeak from my seat which is due to the front height adjuster. Something to do with the star washers they put on the end of the bars to secure them on according to the 370z forum supposedly for 2009 cars with non electric seats and there was a TSB. A quick adjust of the height and it stops clicking/squeaking.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

I agree:

2010 car.

Hatch springs, you have to be quick to get the hatch open, pain in the neck when your carrying bags!

You all know me thoughts on Bridgestone! :blush: Not really a problem with the car as such.

And I have a collapsed driver bolster, but at the moment this seems limited to my car!
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:44 PM

Noted :blush:

I'm keen to keep this concise so may open another section for 'possible problems' too (my locking wheel nut being an example that might crop up on others)

Hatch springs, you have to be quick to get the hatch open, pain in the neck when your carrying bags!

I've found you have more time to catch the hatch if you press the open hatch button with the car locked because there is more of a delay as the car unlocks first :P

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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#6 PT370Z

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

Condensation!

My 2010 370Z suffers from, what I consider to be bad condensation for a modern car!

Any one else got this problem?

Paul.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

There is also the random activation of the alarm (usually in the dead of night ...) that some of us have had. Now sorted (by Beadles, Eltham) with a reset of the electrics

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:18 PM

Condensation!

My 2010 370Z suffers from, what I consider to be bad condensation for a modern car!

Any one else got this problem?

Paul.


Get some Rubber Door Seal Cleaner, and that should help remeber they dont have door frames :P
Helps with the windows sticking when frozen also...

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:02 PM

Get some Rubber Door Seal Cleaner, and that should help remeber they dont have door frames :P
Helps with the windows sticking when frozen also...

Good advice. Can you recommend a product? :)

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#10 MaDMaXX

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:42 AM

Yup, 303 Protectant :)

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:32 PM

Thanks mate :thumbs:

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

 

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#12 MaDMaXX

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:58 AM

If you've not tried 303, you'll love it, very versatile, try it on the tyres too ;)

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

My clutch and flywheel seem to make a wobble when
Stationary dont know what to do? :(

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

2010 Roadsters

The clutch / fly wheel issues

Rattles from inside the hood storage compartment (been back twice now) I am now sorting myself

As the windows drop they rub on a small area of the hood which has now completely frayed about to go back for this I reckon it will be a new hood.


Somebody very kindly went into the back of my 370z on the M1 and since then there something is loss in the hood storage compartment that can't be located. If you find out what is causing yours rattle it is likely ot be of a similar nature so would be interested to know what it is.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:41 PM

I've also got the roof rubbing.
The window on the drivers side doesn't drop when the door is unlocked.
It drops OK if opened from inside though.
Its rubbed through the roof fabric.
WLMG Mill Hill were supposed to have sorted it at the first service, but guess what!!
Now in the hands of Nissan customer service for a fix.
Otherwise all good so far, no rattles.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

Good advice. Can you recommend a product? :)


I would also recommend this, used to use it quite abit on my old 350z, quite cheap from ebay.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

Steering wheel locking module failures. Apparently rife on early cars with revisions A to C modules at risk of failure. New module cost rev C is a whopping £1200! Plus labour costs. That's what I was quoted from Sparshatts of Botley. Got mine replaced under the 3 year warranty .

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

remove the fuse !!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

There was a valid point made about insurance. If the company finds out you have removed the fuse, and you are mid claim for the car being stolen, you might have an issue?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

As i see it the only issue you would have with insurance would be if your car was stolen, so it is a choice of potentially being stranded with dead ignition or the very slight possibility of a stolen vehicle for which the thief would need an ignition fob ( real or cloned ) where the steering lock would be useless anyway !

It's up to the individual what they do, but i would rather not have to worry every time i drive whether the ignition is going to fail on me and carry a visible steering locking device to deter thieves instead.