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Olly350z

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  1. This is a general rule of thumb for 95% of the Internet. I genuinely believe the less time you spend on the Internet, the happier you will be in most walks of life I have a buddy of mine who point blank refuses to have any form of social media and he stands by the "if they need me, or want to know how I'm doing they have my phone number. If they don't, they don't know me". Hes probably the most level headed good natured guy I know Granted, its like most things in life that moderation is key but its far too easy to cross that line when surfing the WWW. Its only the last few years I've practiced what he's said, but I can say I've noticed a difference in myself. I'd hate to think what it must be like being a youtuber or an "influencer" Covid and the news are now banned in my house, with only the very occasional viewing. Not because we don't believe whats happening, but because of the morbidness, the stupidity and more then anything the repetitiveness of it all. Apologies for going off topic as it were
  2. This more then anything makes me sad. I said from the beginning I really hope they don't become a permanent thing as its just not natural Still, if the vaccine gives me super powers ill be happy. Something lightening/ electricity related so I can shock stupid people
  3. These did look sweet when you fitted them. That was a good day
  4. They were neatly tiger sealed on by my bodyshop and then ratchet strapped down over night to properly bond on
  5. I still get a willy twinge everytime I park up and walk away I know its based on an older car, but thats its appeal. New car reliability mixed with old car vibes, which isn't dampened by interfering modern technology that hinders the drive. Id argue the point 90% of Nismo owners didn't even know there cars had this "active sound" till it was pointed out. Shameless picture whoring and I don't even care
  6. I don't think the MK1 has come down at all? Saw one for sale the other day and it was still 20 grand! The MK2 isn't exactly common either I think the OP needs to weigh up whether the 10 grand difference is worth it in the cars, or as others say that is a boatload of modifications. Thats a tough decision
  7. The easiest way is to test drive a Nismo and see how you find it, I say this because you'll find them identical in areas and completely different in others. As an example, I came from a 350z to my Nismo, and had heated electric leather seats in the 350z, which despite the simply superb Recaro's in the nismo, I do miss. Why does a flagship car have manual seats? You'll find a Nismo more refined as its had 5 + years of tweaks and modifications, but you'll also find the infotainment system hasn't changed in years. Would i ever get rid of my Nismo? Not for the foreseeable There are reasonable pros and cons either way, id personally say the biggest decision you have to make is can you financially justify the 10 grand minimum difference between the two?
  8. XXR 527D'S Or Nismo LMGT4's
  9. Probably would still do Hammond though. Jeremy looks like he wants to see the manager
  10. Some washer motors are valved, the new Jazz as an example. One motor on the bottle that does front and rear, bit of a pain in the backside to be honest as they're far too delicate
  11. Possible that the bodyshop used a thin layer of filler for a smoother finish which they've left exposed during prep which has absorbed moisture? Just an idea, probably wrong however I find it suspect its the majority of the spoiler. If it was one area I'd say its a reaction but not the entire way along
  12. She's looking great as always Shezza. Mad to think its well over a year now since we've all been able to meet up for a decent show!
  13. Been watching your videos and staying up to date with them, its a real shame you're having issues with the car and garage still. However the low oil pressure issue you're having is well known on the HR engines, why they didn't replace the gaskets while the second engine was out, would've made their lives and yours so much easier Get those gaskets changed ASAP you'll notice such a difference with the car
  14. Been quietly reading this post with interest and decided to tackle those rear arch covers on my Nismo, out of a morbid curiosity and preventative maintenance. This is what I found Bare in mind my Nismo is only 4 years old, the amount of crud and build up behind was awful. No signs of rust thankfully and I cleaned the area both sides with a warm soapy solution. Almost think this should be stickied for anyone else with a 370z to check and rectify accordingly
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    Engine Oil

    5w-30 fully synthetic oil as recommended directly from the owners manual (16 plate Nismo) HOWEVER, I have switched to a slightly thicker oil, 5w-40 millers CFS as I wanted a slightly higher protection when warm. My Nismo just ticked over 35K on the clock. Do not cheap out on the oil, as mentioned above Opie oils are seriously good guys
  16. Back to the Dealership mate, this is a well known fault in the Honda World as the rear demister lines share the radio antenna. Will advise its not a quick fix sadly
  17. You can buy them from Torqen or Nissan brand new for about 40 quid.
  18. Start / stop button took all over 2 minutes to swap over, very easy Yeah it came with mats, I'm wanting to replace them with new (something I've always done when buying a new car, right of passage) however I was a bit shocked that they cost nearly £400 quid!
  19. Happy new year everyone! A couple of small updates from over the Xmas period, keeping the modifications small and sensible for now however there were a few bits over the period. The one area that let the car down was the red fins on the front bumper were quite heavily marked, so que the Mrs treating me to two new ones, which need to be fitted. Going to get the old ones painted so I can mix and match as I choose Next up was a GTR start button, really shocked at the difference one little button has made to the inside Gave the interior a good spruce up today, as it hadn't been touched much over the last few weeks. Getting ready for the future bits to be done
  20. Z Dog, flying high over the rainbow bridge making 350z noises since 2016 And Bailey, our rescue from Ireland. Something about rescue dogs, very rewarding when they turn that corner. However getting this one to turn that corner has taken nearly 5 years!
  21. Regardless, its still absolutely awful and if I were in a position of buying one, I'd be doing all in my power to either not have it / paint it. I personally feel chrome belongs on classics, or big American imports, chargers, impala's etc All personal preference mind
  22. I hate to admit it but its definitely growing on me. The more I see the more I like with its styling, however this is more then likely because its a retro style with modern flare, which I'm a sucker for. Especially found of the 300zx rear tail light style. Yes, im one of those people who love old style with modern technology The one big no no for me though, and nearly all modern manufacturers do this is the multi coloured body panels, or two tone in this case yellow with black and chrome roof If possible I'd want one colour coded all one colour. Why manufacturers decide this looks good will never, ever make sense to me
  23. Olly350z

    GT Pack vs GT

    Walk away. Rust is sadly an inevitably on all cars, especially in the UK however there are things that can be done to help hold it back. This one will be too far gone to rescue at this point As said above, if you have that kind of budget then find yourself a better example
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    GT Pack vs GT

    Personally, I would only pay that asking price if it is exceptionally good condition and everything checks out. While it is the best colour for a Z ill agree, it is right at the very top of what they're worth, especially a DE. If I was to do 350z ownership again and had that budget, I'd be looking at a good condition HR. Newer car, newer refinements and the better model to have IMO
  25. Agree with you Willsy, thats probably been the most surprising bit is how often I get stopped or find people admiring the car. Always had unique cars but this one trumps them all Bet the neighbours have pestered you an all

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