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#61 Smoky

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:00 PM

all done FOC. and sorted a test drive out in the GT-R for march time. hurray!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:50 PM

Really good entry chubbs, i;ve found a few of the hiccups you;ve mentioned ans am hoping my warranty will cover these. Thanks again, work well done :rtfm:

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:43 PM

I seem to be suffering (or my 350Z is) from corrosion of the aluminium bonnet with bubbles under the paintwork. No idea whether this is a respray fix or something that may require a replacement bonnet....


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:56 PM

I seem to be suffering (or my 350Z is) from corrosion of the aluminium bonnet with bubbles under the paintwork. No idea whether this is a respray fix or something that may require a replacement bonnet....

 

 

I would opt for a new bonnet, if the garage 'repair' it the corrosion will come back


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

Hi everyone,
My name is Luke and although technically shouldn't be here I'm currently looking to make the move over from my rx8 to a 350z sometime in the next month or two.
Just wanted to introduce myself say hi and ask if there is anything that I need to keep an eye out for when buying a 350z, have been looking at the newer 313bhp 2007+ versions.
I haven't had a full search of the forums yet so I'm sure most of what I'm thinking/wanted to know has been asked and answered before.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 04:13 PM

Hi Like and welcome. Someone will be around with advice soon.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 04:13 PM

Hi. :welcometonissansportz:

 

You don't have to own a Z to come along and browse the forum, so fire away and we'll do our best to answer. Never having bought a used one I cant think of anything off the top of my head, so specific questions would help us answer.....


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 04:38 PM

Hi Luke :)

 

Some of the early Rev Up engines suffered from high oil usage.  If it's a very early one then it would be worth asking the owner if they are aware of it, and if they ever need to top up between services.

 

Other than that, they're pretty bullet proof.  Just check for the normal - that all the panels fit and check for even tyre wear.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:21 AM

The HR engine has started to suffer from low oil pressure. This is due to poorly designed internal oil gallery gaskets. There is one on each bank of cylinders. Not expensive to buy........ but the front of the engine has to come off.
Only noticeable when warm as the oil pressure gauge on the dash shows only 3psi (ish) at idle, instead of 30psi.
Also effected early 370s too, but these cars don't have a pressure gauge - it's an oil temp gauge instead.
Has only become prevalent in the last year or so as the cars hit high milage/age.
You will notice a loss of oil on the dipstick, but no visible signs, as it's an internal leak.
This does not effect the early DE engine derivative.
Came to notice over in the States, as there are many V6 engined Nissan vehicles out there.
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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:40 AM

The HR engine has started to suffer from low oil pressure. This is due to poorly designed internal oil gallery gaskets. There is one on each bank of cylinders. Not expensive to buy........ but the front of the engine has to come off.
Only noticeable when warm as the oil pressure gauge on the dash shows only 3psi (ish) at idle, instead of 30psi.
Also effected early 370s too, but these cars don't have a pressure gauge - it's an oil temp gauge instead.
Has only become prevalent in the last year or so as the cars hit high milage/age.
You will notice a loss of oil on the dipstick, but no visible signs, as it's an internal leak.
This does not effect the early DE engine derivative.
Came to notice over in the States, as there are many V6 engined Nissan vehicles out there.

 

Very useful bit of knowledge here. Thanks.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 09:39 AM

The HR engine has started to suffer from low oil pressure. This is due to poorly designed internal oil gallery gaskets. There is one on each bank of cylinders. Not expensive to buy........ but the front of the engine has to come off.
Only noticeable when warm as the oil pressure gauge on the dash shows only 3psi (ish) at idle, instead of 30psi.
Also effected early 370s too, but these cars don't have a pressure gauge - it's an oil temp gauge instead.
Has only become prevalent in the last year or so as the cars hit high milage/age.
You will notice a loss of oil on the dipstick, but no visible signs, as it's an internal leak.
This does not effect the early DE engine derivative.
Came to notice over in the States, as there are many V6 engined Nissan vehicles out there.

Wow. Thanks for that info. As I understand it the "UpRev" engine (2005+) is a derivative of the DE. Does this mean the above does not apply to that either? (Mine's getting a little more oil thirsty!).


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:23 AM

No it's just the HR (313) block - VQ35HR. And the 370 models too - VQ37VHR, up until 2012.
I have yet to find the engine number from the upgrade point.
It DOES NOT effect the DE or DE up-rev - VQ35DE.

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:09 AM

It DOES NOT effect the DE or DE up-rev - VQ35DE.

 

The up-rev has discovered other ways of making oil disappear :)


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