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#1 PLPSystems

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 03:38 pm

Hi, I'm new on site but I've owned my 1998 Nissan Cedric for 3 years now. I have one question:

My car has a VQ30DET engine (the one just before the 350Z's engine) & I've been having an idle problem for a year now which means she won't run smoothly. Does anyone know of a garage that has Nissan Consult (for grey imports) because I have had no luck finding any. Not fussed where in the country they are, I just need someone who can talk to my engine's ECU so I can identify what is wrong. 

 

Any help would be appreciated as I've hit a brick wall with getting her fixed (I've changed all sorts of sensors with no improvement).

 

Thanks,

James



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:15 pm

Hi James and welcome.

 

I wasn't aware that the Consult III cared what market the car was destined for.  I have a copy and, if I remember rightly, you can select a whole range of settings.  It might be that any Consult operator will be able to diagnose the error (the codes will be the same whatever).

 

One place that springs to mind is Abbey Motorsport.  They tune cars remotely in other countries so they are likely to have the kit you need.

 

Good luck :) 


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:06 pm

Thanks Paul S,

 

I'll certainly give them a shout, they're quite close to me as well which is great. Hopefully they can help.


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:41 am

Tell them nissansportz recommended them please. That should get the conversation off on the right foot.
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:15 pm

I certainly well JohnFK. You guys have been a massive help, so much more than some of the other owners clubs I've tried.  :)


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:52 pm

I certainly well JohnFK. You guys have been a massive help, so much more than some of the other owners clubs I've tried.  :)

Do stick around. You're more than welcome to come to some meets, etc. :)

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

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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#7 PLPSystems

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:24 am

I'll certainly take you guys up on that offer when we get her working again. Cheers  :)


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:57 pm

Absolutely, all welcome!  If you have the time, please share some pics of your ride!  To be honest, I've never heard of a Nissan Cedric so had to Google it just now.

 

Abbey Motorsport will no doubt look after you.  If however you manage to read the fault code yourself and need some help, do come back and I'm sure someone will be able to help you.


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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:43 pm

Hi again guys, Just to let you know, I've booked her in with Abbey Motorsport now (made sure to mention you guys had recommended us) so fingers crossed. 

 

I've also attached some photos as well. One of the photos shows just a small part of our collection. She's missing a few parts under the bonnet as we've been trying to solve the problem. I'll upload more when she is back at her best  :)

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:51 am

Good luck, but Abbey should be able to sort you out better than anyone. That engine does look quite familiar, as you say. It's also nice to see a bit less plastic around it, unlike most newer engines. :thumbs:

Hello, by the way. :hello:
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:37 pm

Welcome to the forums James. I must admit I'd never heard of the car either!


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#12 Paul_S

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:45 pm

Wow, that car looks stately!


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

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:12 pm

Thanks for sharing the pics.  I'm sure Abbey will sort you out (so to speak).  Come back and let us car-geeks know what the problem was.  Always good to know in case something similar happens to anyone else.

 

Loving the in-car phone in the Cedric BTW! :)


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:59 pm

Hi Guys, sorry for the late reply. She's been with Abbey Motorsport for two months now. So far they've had no luck identifying the problem but Abbey have ruled out numerous issues (such as fuel pressure/fuel mix) which is a good sign so we're getting closer to getting her back on the road!! We're currently working on the theory that it's an air leak which Abbey is investigating but they've had no luck finding it yet which probably means it's an internal or buried pipe/valve that's leaking which is a pain. I'll keep you abreast with news when I have it.   :)


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#15 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 05:29 pm

Yes, please do so.  It will be good to get to the bottom of this . . . is what I bet you're thinking.

 

I suppose at least Abbey have ruled a few issues out, which is a good start.



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 06:50 am

Thanks for the update.  It seems like a strange issue if it's taking so long to diagnose.  We definitely need to hear what the fault is!

 

I hope you're back on the road soon :)


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

 

*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


gallery_245_77_177171.png

 



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WARNING - DO NOT TRUST NavTool WITH YOUR MONEY






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