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    How To - Adjust Clutch Pedal

    Just found this thread from 2011, and was looking to do this adjustment. I’ve run a ‘53 DE for a lot of years and now have a ‘58 HR with just 14,000 miles on it. It’s never had any adjustment work done on the clutch system so gives a good reference for factory set measurements. I found this Clutch Adjustment Specification guide showing the factory pedal height recommended range (171 -190mm). My pedal top currently measures 171mm (with no mat and pushing carpet flat to floor). Adjusting the pedal position down would therefore take it below the 171mm range minimum, and the caution note at the top of the guide about clutch slip as fluid heats up concerned me! This YouTube video was also pretty helpful at demonstrating how pedal travel was affecting slave Cylinder range (on a GT 86, not 350Z). Has any one got any long-term feedback on running the clutch pedal lower i.e. level with the brake pedal or lower? Any issues of clutch burn out or other problems described in the adjustment specification sheet? While I’ve never liked the high bite point on the clutch pedal on either of my Z’s, I don’t want to fry a low miles clutch! Any feedback on long-term running of this adjustment would be appreciated! Thanks
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    Adjusting Clutch Pedal

    Just found this thread from 2015, and was looking to do this adjustment. I’ve run a ‘53 DE for a lot of years and now have a ‘58 HR with just 14,000 miles on it. It’s never had any adjustment work done on the clutch system so gives a good reference for factory set measurements. I found this Clutch Adjustment Specification guide showing the factory pedal height recommended range (171 -190mm). My pedal top currently measures 171mm (with no mat and pushing carpet flat to floor). Adjusting the pedal position down would therefore take it below the 171mm range minimum, and the caution note at the top of the guide about clutch slip as fluid heats up concerned me! This YouTube video was also pretty helpful at demonstrating how pedal travel was affecting slave Cylinder range (on a GT 86, not 350Z). Has any one got any long-term feedback on running the clutch pedal lower i.e. level with the brake pedal or lower? Any issues of clutch burn out or other problems described in the adjustment specification sheet? While I’ve never liked the high bite point on the clutch pedal on either of my Z’s, I don’t want to fry a low miles clutch! Any feedback on long-term running of this adjustment would be appreciated! Thanks
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    Nismo S-Tune exhaust - 350z

    Please PM if you have one available. I know they are hens teeth, thanks!
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    Nismo S-Tune Exhaust System 350Z

    Ever the optimist!! Please PM if you have one available.
  5. Corrado

    Nismo S-Tune Cat Back System

    Hi I'm looking for a 350Z Nismo Cat Back system, if anyone has one to sell. I know they rarely come up, but thought I'd ask. Thanks.
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    '06 onwards Reflector LED's

    These look great! Has anyone tried fitting these JDM Clear Reflectors to 2003-2005 cars? I know they have slightly different fixings - can they me modified to fit? Anyone doing these LED versions?
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    The Safe Driving Thread *Updated 2016*

    I've done a few of the IAM's Road Driver Training Skills days - at various race tracks. You get 1-to-1 in-car coaching from either an Emergency Services CAT 1 Driver or a Racing Driver. Really well organised, plenty of space and time on the track, and no 'Looney Tunes' so you know you'll be driving your Z home in one piece. The last one I did earlier this year was at Silverstone, Stowe Circuit, and they got instructors over from the Porsche Experience to coach us. With this quality of coaching you really explore the limits of both your car and yourself in a safe environment. Not a "cheap" day, and the Bridgestones are punished, but good value for money when you consider the amount of track time and top class 1-to-1 coaching you get. I learned so much, and it's really increased my enjoyment of the Z. As the other guys have said, Road Craft is a really good read, or DVD. I did the course and was lucky to have a fantastic observer who was a real Petrol Head, brilliant driver and coach. Like all large organisations it's very dependent on the individuals in your local group, but certainly worth having a look.
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    How to - Spark plug change (VQ35DE)

    25nM It's a pretty straightforward job, useful how to guide on here somewhere.
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    How to - Spark plug change (VQ35DE)

    Great guide, but got slightly confused as to whether NGK actually offer an Iridium plug? The NGK platinium plug reference is PLFR5A-11 and so from the NGK code table an Iridium plug (if it exists) should be ILFR5A-11. My local motor factor can't find this listing. Does anyone know if NGK do offer an Iridium for the 350Z - I know DENSO do, thanks.
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