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After months of searching and some patience I finally got myself a 350z. 08 HR in Twilight Grey. Absolutely loving it so far.

A few of minor issues I've listed so far include; rattling (almost a rubbing sound) transmission/clunking when changing gear at low speeds or harshly, tailgate button doesn't work, and sadly I had no choice but to hit a rock last night on it's first run so denting the plastic under tray at the front (in-line with brake pedal).

Here's some snaps after my first ever attempt at waxing a car (clay bar to be used in a few months, going to practice with one on the Note).

Looking forward to getting out and seeing some other Zs!

 

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Clay barring on a sunny day! Bet that was hard work! But worth it.  Looks really good, you must be pleased.

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Looks good including no misting of headlight lenses. Welcome to nissansportz...

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Very nice, looks like a new car.

Issues don't sound to bad, the transmission clunk live with for a while as it may just be getting used to it. I'd look into the rubbing though.

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1 minute ago, PaulW said:

Very nice, looks like a new car.

Issues don't sound to bad, the transmission clunk live with for a while as it may just be getting used to it. I'd look into the rubbing though.

I've heard a gearbox oil change can help with the noise, and the flywheel has been mentioned as a possible cause although I thought that was the lightened flywheel that causes that. I'll have to dig through the paperwork that came with it but I'm almost certain it's bog standard!

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Nice one! Thanks for posting the pics. I've got a real soft spot for the 350z's and the HR is definitely the one I'd go for.

Changing the gearbox oil sounds like a good idea. What part of the country are you in?

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54 minutes ago, Chubbs said:

Nice one! Thanks for posting the pics. I've got a real soft spot for the 350z's and the HR is definitely the one I'd go for.

Changing the gearbox oil sounds like a good idea. What part of the country are you in?

I'm in Wiltshire, and have already clocked that Horsham Developments is close by! In at my regular wee garage for a check over on Tuesday though. 

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Welcome to the friendliest OC around - glad you posted up and a great looking 350 you have there. Keep firing up any questions you have and hopefully we get to see her in the flesh at a meet when we are allowed to.

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Hello Scott.

I was right, that is very pretty and looks great after just a wash and a wax. I can't wait to see what it looks like after a claying, etc.

Before they're fully up to temperature, HR gearboxes only really like being changed at just below 2500rpm. And you may even have to double de-clutch the first time or two. There may be the odd funny noise, but the more gently you treat it until fully warmed up the better it should get.

The clutch and dual-mass flywheel has a wonderful repertoire of noises, depending on temperature, humidity, and how hard/long you've been driving. The current very dry air, and rapid drop-off of temperature late afternoon should give you the full road-drill. If it has been stood for a while there may be a bit of brake scuffing noise too. I take it that it's not that. I would keep your ears open while in gear and running, just in case it's always in the background.

Enjoy it though.

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6 hours ago, A Pair Of Flabby Wings said:

Hello Scott.

I was right, that is very pretty and looks great after just a wash and a wax. I can't wait to see what it looks like after a claying, etc.

Before they're fully up to temperature, HR gearboxes only really like being changed at just below 2500rpm. And you may even have to double de-clutch the first time or two. There may be the odd funny noise, but the more gently you treat it until fully warmed up the better it should get.

The clutch and dual-mass flywheel has a wonderful repertoire of noises, depending on temperature, humidity, and how hard/long you've been driving. The current very dry air, and rapid drop-off of temperature late afternoon should give you the full road-drill. If it has been stood for a while there may be a bit of brake scuffing noise too. I take it that it's not that. I would keep your ears open while in gear and running, just in case it's always in the background.

Enjoy it though.

Thank you! The neighbors must be wondering why I'm staring out the window so much...

I think it's a bit noiser than I'd expect even from a "noisy" transmission, but like you say doesn't seem much if an issue. Worst case scenario is a clutch which I knew I'd need eventually anyway!

Hopefully it'll be up for a tour of the North before long!

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3 hours ago, SH23 said:

The neighbors must be wondering why I'm staring out the window so much...

...Tell them you've got Zeditis and it's incurable.

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Welcome!  That looks great - very original :thumbs:

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Hello and welcome to he forum Scott, lovely looking 350z you have there.

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