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#1 MTi

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:14 AM

Hello, I've not long had my car and have been making a list of things I want to check out/fix. Seen as most searches brought me here I decided to join :)

 

When I got the car I was surprised there wasn't a light (or some other indicator) to show what gear i had selected. I thought this would bother me but turns out not really after a week of owning the car. Am used to my s-tronic box having one i guess :)

 

Where to get a good touch up paint for the stone chips - It had one chip on the bonnet when I got it and have since put one more on :( lol

 

New wipers all round - think I got this one in hand

 

Boot lid counterweight removal - on my list for today

 

Hand brake lever adjust - will look at that too

 

How to go straight to "folders" when trying to select music from a usb/music box source - this has been driving me nuts..

 

squeaky door rubbers - got some silicone lube at the ready

 

The car is 2010 metallic grey and has just gone past 18k miles - I was really looking for black one but really glad I got this one :)

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:25 AM

Hi Matt. Glad you made yourself known! :welcometonissansportz:

 

Personally I'm not a 370 owner but I'm sure others will be along with comments / answers (we're never short on comment!).

 

And as usual I'll say: some pics would be nice!


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:31 AM

Concerning the usb music folders: I had the same frustration, and someone on this forum mentioned pressing the 'AUX' button, which will show the folder.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:20 AM

Hi Matt :)

 

There should be a gear indicator (the little round section at the bottom of the dial).  Even manual cars have them (well, perhaps not the base model which doesn't have SynchroRev).

 

I've not heard of the display failing so I'm a bit confused as to why it's not showing up :?:


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:06 AM

Hi Matt. Glad you made yourself known! :welcometonissansportz:

 

Personally I'm not a 370 owner but I'm sure others will be along with comments / answers (we're never short on comment!).

 

And as usual I'll say: some pics would be nice!

 

Thanks John, I will get round to it :) and wow, you have a nice selection of cars!!

 

Concerning the usb music folders: I had the same frustration, and someone on this forum mentioned pressing the 'AUX' button, which will show the folder.

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Just tried the aux button but doesn't get me to a list of music folders as I want it too, will keep exploring :)

 

Hi Matt :)

 

There should be a gear indicator (the little round section at the bottom of the dial).  Even manual cars have them (well, perhaps not the base model which doesn't have SynchroRev).

 

I've not heard of the display failing so I'm a bit confused as to why it's not showing up :?:

 

Hi Paul :) I mite be mis-describing what I mean - On the centre console next to the shifter, PRND the little circular indicators dont show what the selector is in, as I said not a biggie.. any reason why no S mode on this?

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

Ah, right.  My mistake.  I don't have an Auto so I can't comment on whether that's normal or not.

Snow mode came in on the Auto cars in 2011 (or maybe 2012).  The early ones didn't have it.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:06 PM

AUTO BOX INDICATOR LIGHTS...

There are no indicator lights on the PRND - don't worry mate, it will soon become second nature to you (if it isn't already). We proper drivers don't need a light to tell us if we're in forward or reverse - a simple letter is quite enough.

When you asked about S Mode, did you mean Snow Mode, or Synchro Rev Match?

 

TOUCH UP PAINT...

In my long experience, Genuine Nissan touch up paint is never the same colour as your car, so I always do an ebay search and get a small bottle for about a fiver. I've never been disappointed. Even if I was, it's only a stone chip, it's only a small difference and it's only a fiver - but you may be more fussy than me.

 

USB FOLDERS...

Assuming you've got the Connect Premium stereo/satnav? - If so, with the stereo switched off, simply press the USB/aux button until your usb stick comes up on the screen. Then touch 'menu' at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to your folders & you can navigate from there. I'm in bed at the moment, and I use the Music Box so rarely that I can't remember if it's the same for Music Box, but it probably is.

 

BOOT OPENING...

There's an easy alternative to removing the boot weight, if you want the damn thing to open on first press of the button. It involves putting 2 x 1p coins in each of the two boot springs, to pack them out a bit. Works for me. See THIS LINK

 

LUBE :cloud9:

It's important to also lube the bonnet hinges. They've been known to seize up and buckle the bodywork.

 

Glad to see you've ended up with the fastest colour.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:55 AM

AUTO BOX INDICATOR LIGHTS...

There are no indicator lights on the PRND - don't worry mate, it will soon become second nature to you (if it isn't already). We proper drivers don't need a light to tell us if we're in forward or reverse - a simple letter is quite enough.

When you asked about S Mode, did you mean Snow Mode, or Synchro Rev Match?

 

TOUCH UP PAINT...

In my long experience, Genuine Nissan touch up paint is never the same colour as your car, so I always do an ebay search and get a small bottle for about a fiver. I've never been disappointed. Even if I was, it's only a stone chip, it's only a small difference and it's only a fiver - but you may be more fussy than me.

 

USB FOLDERS...

Assuming you've got the Connect Premium stereo/satnav? - If so, with the stereo switched off, simply press the USB/aux button until your usb stick comes up on the screen. Then touch 'menu' at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to your folders & you can navigate from there. I'm in bed at the moment, and I use the Music Box so rarely that I can't remember if it's the same for Music Box, but it probably is.

 

BOOT OPENING...

There's an easy alternative to removing the boot weight, if you want the damn thing to open on first press of the button. It involves putting 2 x 1p coins in each of the two boot springs, to pack them out a bit. Works for me. See THIS LINK

 

LUBE :cloud9:

It's important to also lube the bonnet hinges. They've been known to seize up and buckle the bodywork.

 

Glad to see you've ended up with the fastest colour.

 

Hi Chubbs, Shame I didn't see this before taking out the counter weight :lol: its wasn't a hard job and can always put it back in if I feel the need, worked a treat though. The lack of gear select indicator light doesn't bother me, as there's less to select from than my audi, they are further apart and not easy to select the wrong thing. S mode I actually meant sport, but again probably comparing apples and oranges.

 

I have some touch up paint on its way. The code is K51 G which is either titanium silver, carbon silver, or graphite silver, I am pretty fussy about chips yes  :lol:

 

Still not quite what I want regarding the folders, maybe its just me, when i am playing an albumn from the usb and see the track list, i should be able to press the back button to get to the folder list. Also I'd like to browse albumns/tracks then press select rather that it playing whatever happens to be highlighting. 

 

First job after work - lube the bonnet hinges :D 

 

The colour - I'm a fan now too  


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:33 AM

Make up your mind - is the car grey or silver?  K51 is gun metal grey, which IS the fastest colour, but silver is only the 2nd fastest, as proved in my own independent testing. Sounds like you're the lucky owner of a fast one.

 

Sport Mode? Sport Mode? - that's only for part-time sports cars, like those BMW's you can get. The 370z is in Permanent Sport Mode. Be careful, you'll be wanting Eco Mode next :shock:

 

As far as your music is concerned, it sounds like you're just getting used to transferring from the system in your previous car to this new one. Trust me, once you've used it for a few weeks it will become intuitive - Personally I really like its straightforward simplicity.

 

 

Apologies for the split infinitive in my last post - naturally there is no verb 'to also lube' - it should've been 'also to lube'. I am a t**t.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:12 PM

Definately Grey metallic - I put silver by mistake. I'm colour blind so it looks green to me from certain angles :D I will get used to the quirky controls!


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:45 PM

Don't forget the luuuube tonight  :)


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