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1 hour ago, Carlton x said:

Do you know what the Bhp is now and what do the 4 maps consist of roughly, 👍🏾

One is for pops and bangs, adjustable traction control and flat shifting, i think thats it🤔mr loadmaster will be able to let you know with the bhp, i am interested too hear how much it gained

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Short Paul said:

One is for pops and bangs, adjustable traction control and flat shifting, i think thats it🤔mr loadmaster will be able to let you know with the bhp, i am interested too hear how much it gained

 

 

 

Pops and bangs I believe was an option, but I'm not 18 anymore! :lol:

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9 hours ago, Short Paul said:

One is for pops and bangs, adjustable traction control and flat shifting, i think thats it🤔mr loadmaster will be able to let you know with the bhp, i am interested too hear how much it gained

 

 

 

I'll get back to you on that one...

In all honesty, numbers are an irrelevance, it's how the car drives and feels which at the end of the day is what matters.

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2020 SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition /  2015 French C1 Thingy /  2016  Aygo

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After a year of not really doing much with the Zed and it sat outside as a climbing frame for the local cats. I have today machine polished it in the start of getting it back to how it was.

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Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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Just catching up - that sounds like a bargain from Abbey.  Nice upgrades :thumbs:

Nice garage too Les - it's what the Z deserves :)

 

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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On 11/8/2021 at 7:46 PM, Carlton x said:

Do you know what the Bhp is now and what do the 4 maps consist of roughly, 👍🏾

Approximately 358 at the crank, 320 at the hub. 

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  • 1 month later...

gave her a warm through on a cold but sunny day, in prep for a run out soon.

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EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
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GT-R Brake Fluid II

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  • 4 weeks later...

Yesterday I had the Zed in for its MOT and Service and after 7 years of being with the same dealer and having moved house and not really wanting a 3 hour round trip back to Letchworth in February - I took it to the dealer in Norwich.  Over all they were very good, they didn't over charge me, they discounted items I already had (Air Filters) and they even included the Clutch change in the main service - so very happy.  Nice show room, very modern, good coffee and generally nice guys.  The Zed will be very happy with its new "doctors"

Given the few miles it had done in a year (380) - I wasn't expecting much change from the previous year, and it sailed through its MOT again with no advisories

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The Pandemic has also put the Mileage back under, driving it as a daily for 6 years - the mileage had crept up - but its now below average and will likely always stay that way.

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I asked them to change the Clutch Fluid this time as it had sat outside not doing much for two years, they checked and it did need it - I have a theory the moisture in the fluid is a factor in the cylinder failures I may be wrong but my theory and so far well I have nothing to prove other wise as its on it 4th change of fluid, so that will hopefully help the clutch cylinder survive.  I also had a complete fuel and oil flush.  The car is just now sitting just under 47,000 miles.

The Emissions test was fine, I had new Spark Plugs last service - so it was Oil change, Clutch, Brake Fluid this time.  As always the car felt great after the service and the shudder from the clutch seemed to have gone again for a while.

It did feel strange going to another dealer but in the end I don't think it was any more expensive, I have the year breakdown included in it and a nice new stamp in the service book.  Like a passport a new place I have been.  They said the car was in good nick considering its age and the fact it was a daily for 6 years.

Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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4 hours ago, LESmo said:

I have a theory the moisture in the fluid is a factor in the cylinder failures I may be wrong but my theory and so far well I have nothing to prove other wise as its on it 4th change of fluid, so that will hopefully help the clutch cylinder survive. 

I believe it's more than a theory. The cylinder failures, along with the steering lock, are the two things I picked up on when researching the car before I bought mine. They're mentioned somewhere in all the Z forums I've trawled through.

The colour of the clutch fluid, along with the importance of keeping it clean, was mentioned by Abbey when it was serviced by them last year. I had them change it and probably will have them do so every two years, or maybe yearly. It's not an expensive job and could save a whole load of cost and grief.   

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Just for interest.. In my 350 I use RBF600 in both Brake and Clutch systems. Its a higher spec than needed for clutch but having had both master and slave cylinders replaced it seemed like a good strategy.

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The Zed had not been used much over the past couple of years and sitting outside the Carbon on the B Pillars had gone - so rather than struggle to get them off and then pay about £250 for two more bits of carbon I decided to wrap both of them - just need to leave it 72 hours to cure in the garage (the car is not coming out in this weather I remember the big storm when I was at College in the 80's) and they should be good but happy with the result.  I went Matt Black Carbon - I did get some Red but it would have been a bit bright I think.

I didn't take a photo of them before the new wrap - as It was ugly. 

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Previous - 2005 (55) 350z Azure GT Coupe, Parking Sensors, Z Tax Holder, Z Mats, Z Door Guards, White Reflectors, Z Tyre Caps, S2000 Aerial, BT Kit,

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4 hours ago, LESmo said:

The Zed had not been used much over the past couple of years and sitting outside the Carbon on the B Pillars had gone - so rather than struggle to get them off and then pay about £250 for two more bits of carbon I decided to wrap both of them - just need to leave it 72 hours to cure in the garage (the car is not coming out in this weather I remember the big storm when I was at College in the 80's) and they should be good but happy with the result.  I went Matt Black Carbon - I did get some Red but it would have been a bit bright I think.

I didn't take a photo of them before the new wrap - as It was ugly. 

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That looks really good and a whole lot cheaper than buying carbon bits.

By the way, is the ZClub.net active? I took a look out of interest and most posts are 2021 and earlier.

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12 minutes ago, Zulu Nation said:

 

By the way, is the ZClub.net active? I took a look out of interest and most posts are 2021 and earlier.

Hi Mate, not very, they tend to be a specialist club for 240z's we have done a few events with them and the guys we have met have been great.  But as far as 350/370 - not very at all.  Most of the posts are likely to be one of us I would expect.  I know three members here who are members.

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Current - 2014 (14) 370z NISMO in Storm White #229, JDM Carbon Nismo Kickplates, JDM Carbon Nismo B Pillars, Nismo Tyre Caps, Nismo Oil Cap, K&N Filters, MY15 Nismo Start Button. GT-R Dome Lens Covers - LED Lights (Interior, trunk & numberplate) - Demand Engineering Full Valved Custom Exhaust System. Custom Blank Button Delete Z1 LHP Upgraded Hatch Struts

Current - 2020 (20) Juke Tekna Plus, Gun Metal Grey/Red Contrast, DCT Gearbox, Clever Little Commuter Car

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  • 3 weeks later...

What fab weather today down South. Wall to wall blue sky.

Gave the Nismo a good wash and detail earlier and went out for a blast afterwards!

Backdrop is Outwood Mill in Surrey.

 

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2017 (67) 370Z NISMO - Ecutek - Cobra HFCs - HKS filters -  Japan Racing 15mm spacers all round - roof wrapped in Avery Dennison "Gloss Burgundy" - heavy tint rear screen - "Z" burgers

2020 SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition /  2015 French C1 Thingy /  2016  Aygo

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Lovely setting for the photos - nice post!!

 

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2 hours ago, Jeff-W said:

Lovely setting for the photos - nice post!!

Thanks Jeff, just a couple of miles from home. Dame Judi Dench lives nearby, but didn't see her out for a walk today!

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2020 SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition /  2015 French C1 Thingy /  2016  Aygo

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  • 1 month later...

A spot of lunch today at Denbies Wine Estate next to Box Hill, joined by a mate of mine in his '82 Corvette.

 

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