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  1. Another HR with failed oil gallery gasket

    And as I mentioned in the original post this was at 59,000 miles so it's not necessarily a high mileage concern, it could happen at any time.
  2. Another HR with failed oil gallery gasket

    This is where mine was when I bought it and within a year it had got worse. It's not going to get better so start saving...!
  3. Another HR with failed oil gallery gasket

    A warm/hot idle should be 30psi plus. Below that you almost definitely have a failed gasket of some sorts and should start budgeting for a replacement when you can. Below 15psi you should probably stop spirited driving and take it to a garage asap as you could be starving the cams of oil and your gasket will probably habe deteriorated. You dont take the engine out as one person mentioned before but you do take the front off so it's not an easy job for a home mechanic (unless you seriously know what you're doing) You're looking at 6-8 hours labour (mine was 7.5 as it was the first HR they'd done) and around 200-600 in parts depending on what you change. I had everything changed except actual timing chain as it wasn't stretched but it could have been with such low oil pressure so was a nice surprise when my bill was a bit under the quote.
  4. Hoping to round up a few from Facebook tonight. Hopefully we will have a decent turn out on the night.
  5. Completely forgot to take photos this time....
  6. More and more people seem to know about the 350z & 370z MK stadium meets now and even had a few people drive past by coincidence and stick their head in and say hello. They are midweek meets on varying days and here's a few photos to see what you've missed out on so far... Next meet will be Thursday 24th August from 7pm onwards 1) Matt89 2) 3) Car park by the MK Dons stadium. Unit A8 MK1 Shopping Park Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
  7. Although some of the "older" gents have pulled out from tonight due to zimmerframes being powder coated and lack of mobility scooter parking.
  8. We normally have a range from people in their 20s to 50s so doubt you'll feel out of place.
  9. 1) Apoc124 2) Andy_Muxlow 3) Kayla 4) Lemans Phil 5) MarkSt 6) Matt89
  10. Phil, this is a post for a June meet....
  11. Japshow Santa Pod 09/07/17

    http://www.photography-uk.com/v/photos/78304xth/C259697004 Guys, you can download a 400px image free of charge if your interested.
  12. Japshow Santa Pod 09/07/17

    Photo time.... All of the zeds on the stand (although I now realise I've missed at least 2, sorry!), plus as many as I could find around the show plus all the ones I was able to photograph on the strip. Not fussed by poobarus
  13. Japshow Santa Pod 09/07/17

    Im aiming for anytime between 7 & 8 for arrival on sunday. I need to see you lot horrendously hungover so i can wake you up with fog horns
  14. Another HR with failed oil gallery gasket

    Please give Bay Automotive a ring for a quote as mentioned above, its a long job and i also had my service done. I wouldn't want to say one price and then due to inflation/operating costs the new cost could be more. 59,000
  15. Rather than adding on to the end of an old thread I thought I'd start a new one with a recommendation for someone who can do this job at a competitive price that may be more suitably located for other owners (I didn't fancy trekking all the way to the south side of the M25). I was talking to a friend who mentioned the oil gallery gasket failure and how it would present itself in both physically readouts and driving characteristics and unfortunately mine ticked all the boxes. -Low oil pressure on cold start -Low oil pressure on warm idle -Flat top end acceleration -Kangarooing under acceleration at low revs (even under gentle throttle) I had the work undertaken after getting a recommendation from a friend. He recommended Andy at Bay Automotive in Buckingham. http://www.bayautomotive.co.uk Andy was very knowledgeable and was able to describe what the issue was, how it was affecting the engine and how it will now behave in comparison. I am very pleased with the outcome, the car feels very different now and can really appreciate the top end grunt that I was missing before. The kangarooing has completely disappeared and it feels like it should have felt before! Don't know why I was putting up with it. Lack of personal experience I guess. I won't discuss money publicly on here but will say that it was competively priced and you should go directly to get a quote if you want the work to be done. A side note for anyone looking into this, the gaskets were in back order from Nissan when we ordered for about 3-4 weeks. Before the work was undertaken: After the work was undertaken: Gasket condition @ 59,000 miles: Stretched bolt hole: Bay Automotive with a couple of nice motors outside