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#1 lizwigley

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 02:11 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I'm new around here so thought I would say hi as I need some assistance!

 
This is a bit of a plea for help! 6 years ago I bought my dream car a Nissan 370z GT. Within 6 months my ex boyfriend has crashed it in to wall and regrettably the insurance didn't pay out on it.
 
For 4.5 year it stood on the front of my house under a tarpaulin  
 
In the past year i've been in the position to start buying parts with the hope to getting it back on the road. One of my mates who is pretty handy with cars has been helping me but we have pretty much done as much as we can.
 
The engine is fine and it has been on a jig and is straight. We have fitted the fan and fan house and it is holding water.
 
What I need help with;
We have fitted the radiator off a manual car (mines an auto) so we need to fit a transcooler which I have.
I have the bumper and I think most of the parts for it....we need help fitting that.
 
I really need someone to come and have a look at the car at my house and tell me what bits I still need to get and help me fit the transcooler and fill it.
 
I have no way of getting the car to a garage and don't really have the money to take it to a Nissan specialist.
 
I wonder if there was anyone in the North West (I live in Manchester) that would be happy to come and help me out. I am more than happy to pay you for your time and my friend will be here to assist with anything. I also make a decent brew!
 
I am getting to the point where I will have no other option than to sell the car as it is and I really don't want to have to do that.
 
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
 
I do have some pics I can send but I cant upload them as they are too large!
 
Thanks!


#2 LESmo

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 05:36 PM

Hi, Welcome, sorry about the problems you have had.  I will be honest we have mostly members in the South, so I am not sure how many if any will be in the north.  If you have pictures perhaps some advice can be given online, I know a few members have a lot of experience - but they are in the south,.


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#3 Chubbs

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

That's strange - I posted something similar to Les at about 4pm today and it's disappeared!

 

Anyway - welcome again Liz!

 

I reckon there may be more Northerners looking at this forum than Les thinks - and there are quite a few people who know their way around the inside of a front bumper (as I said earlier!).

If there's any way you can post a load of pics there will be people who can give you advice here. Get someone to help you reduce the file sizes - it's not hard.


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#4 lizwigley

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 08:08 PM

Thanks guys! Any assistance will be greatly received as we are pretty stuck at the moment. Done about as much as we can piecing it together!

#5 Paul_S

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 08:35 PM

Hi and welcome :)

 

We always do our best. to help so let's see what we can do.  I think you car needs a bit more work than most though!

 

My car is a manual but here's a picture of it with the bumper off (I'm not sure if than helps or not!)

 

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I took that when I fitted my oil cooler so I might have some others that are more useful.  Incidentally, the parts highlighted in red are the sensors for the pedestrian impact protection system.  In the event of an accident, 2 charges go off under the bonnet hinges to raise the bonnet up to help prevent the person hitting their head on the engine block.  

 

I would suggest that it's highly likely that went off with your car.  If you don't replace the components and get the system reset then you will have a warning light on the dash.

 

If you haven't already done so, then you can download the Factory Service Manual (albeit a US version) from here --> http://www.nicoclub....ce-manuals.html

 

Regarding the pictures, we do put limitations on the size when we host them (less so for paying Members) but you can upload them to photo sharing sites and link them, or they are on your phone then download TapaTalk to access the forum and post the pictures via that.

 

I hope that gets you started, show us some pics and we'll see what we can do :)


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#6 Chubbs

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

Here are the first two of  Liz's 5 pics (click on thumbnail for larger image)...

 

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#7 Chubbs

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:04 PM

Two more...

 

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Prospective buyer's/new owners' guide to second-hand 350Zs (includes MY06 & MY07 improvements) - CLICK HERE

All assistance I attempt to give comes with the Murray Walker health warning, "Unless I'm very much mistaken ...I AM very much mistaken!"

 

'53 plate Gunmetal Grey 350z >>> '56 plate Ebisu Black 350z >>> '10 plate Universal Silver 370z >>> '14 plate Mineral Grey BMW M235i >>> '65 plate Gunmetal 370z

Tokyo Motor Show, October 2017???


#8 Chubbs

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:05 PM

...and the final one...

 

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How to post pics on this forum CLICK HERE

 

Prospective buyer's/new owners' guide to second-hand 350Zs (includes MY06 & MY07 improvements) - CLICK HERE

All assistance I attempt to give comes with the Murray Walker health warning, "Unless I'm very much mistaken ...I AM very much mistaken!"

 

'53 plate Gunmetal Grey 350z >>> '56 plate Ebisu Black 350z >>> '10 plate Universal Silver 370z >>> '14 plate Mineral Grey BMW M235i >>> '65 plate Gunmetal 370z

Tokyo Motor Show, October 2017???