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Chubbs

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  1. I've got a brand new pair of 350z kick plates (OEM), which I've just advertised on Ebay. I thought someone here might like a heads-up that they're for sale. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265906255859
  2. I was thinking about your 'threadlock' idea and decided I wouldn't do it, in case the pin is supposed to turn. Wouldn't want to f*** the actuator mechanism, would I? I'm currently planning to go back to Option A - aralditing something over the end of the pin.
  3. Coincidentally, a faint noise started again this morning. I looked and - lo & behold - the pin had just started to work its way out slightly again, so I'm currently thinking about ways of gluing something over the end, to stop it coming out again. Any suggestions gratefully received!
  4. Ouch https://uk.news.yahoo.com/person-taken-hospital-following-serious-140248009.html
  5. Over the past few days my door lock has started making a very loud grinding sound when it's locked. Found the fix on YouTube. It's actually easier on our cars, because you don't need to unscrew the 3 screws. Took me literally 10 seconds. Here's the fix:
  6. Went to Le Mans one year and can't remember what I did for beam converters. As far as I know, there is no 'adjuster' fitted to the car. I also don't think the beam is of the type that doesn't need adjusting. As it's a legal requirement in France - and as you never know if an emergency will require you to drive in the dark when in Europe - I'd fit them, to be on the safe side. Paul_S has driven around Europe most Summers. Send him a message?
  7. "the exhaust note doesn’t have the same distinctive character as the old 370Z" - lol The 'old 370z' stock exhaust doesn't have a 'distinctive character. It sounds cr@p. I wonder how much of this article is similarly misinformed.
  8. Do the wheels get refurbed for that as well? Also, what exactly is this 9-year protection?
  9. Am I late for the last one, or early for the next one?
  10. The side of one of our cars had a close encounter with a hedge recently, resulting in a host of small scratches down one side, some of which looked a bit deep. Had a go at them yesterday. Firstly, I tried Meguiars ScratchX - it did no good at all. Then I tried T-Cut Metallic - WOW!!! With a bit of elbow grease, the scratches are gone! Bloody good stuff. I was surprised at how ineffective my ScratchX was, because I thought it used to be okay - maybe the mixture's separated and it needs a good mix.
  11. Naughty old Nissan. They like to take your money, but aren't so good at customer service. Sadly, this is the norm these days. Could you find someone who'd be able to re-rivet the panel, if you were to disassemble it and fix the actuator? It's a pity that 2 small rivets are causing you so much grief. Hope you get it sorted.
  12. Sorry to hear of your plight - and I'll say straight away that I can't help you with your specific question. I've had 2 x 370's, spanning eleven years and - touch wood - not experienced anything other than a flat key fob battery. Have you tried asking the people who repaired your doors on those previous occasions? Surely they can tell you how they did it? (even if you have to slip them a tenner for the knowledge). Or maybe keep pestering/messaging the guy on The370z.com until he reveals how he did it?!
  13. Hi Anthony. I can't see any reason why the exhaust fitting on an import would be any different to a UK car. If there are any slight differences, I'd imagine your local exhaust fitter could sort it out. Let us know what happens.
  14. Oh yeah, it was my Birthday, wasn't it?!!! Good old Pope decided to make it Easter too. Thanks a million for the good wishes everyone. 70 next year - yay!!!!
  15. Excellent! You won't be disappointed. From your photos, it looks like they sent you the one that sounds like a lawnmower. ...some lawnmower!
  16. Insurance company wins either way, of course.
  17. Bummer, Chas. As Dave says, luckily nobody was hurt. Will you get the repair done through insurance?
  18. OMG - I thought it was a typo!
  19. You've got Zeditis mate. 187th car? WTF???
  20. Sorry if I'm being a bit thick, but can you explain what you mean in your questions that I've put in bold? Maybe take some photos to show what the problem is?
  21. Most ATF fluid is red, right? Including the one Nissan specifies for the 370z, right? I think you can get other colours, but I don't know if it signifies anything other than a different dye has been used. Didn't you ask the bloke who put it in, "What's the difference?" If you didn't, go back and ask him - and get the product name, so you can look it up, or contact the manufacturer, or both. I know I would, just for peace of mind. By the way - you're doing the right thing to put new fluid in at 60k miles. These 'lifetime' fluids aren't 'lifetime' at all. When I had mine changed on an old campervan, the guy told me that really it's a good idea to run the vehicle for a few thousand miles, then have the fluid changed again, because only a percentage of the fluid is drained every time.
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