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  1. Thanks gents 🙂 I have neither tool so will buy the angle grinder on this occasion as it will have more uses after I’ve done the job. Any other tips seeing as I’m a first timer? Cutting oil? Be careful?!
  2. A real basic question for you here people, so hopefully someone can help! 350z - I'm trying to repair my OEM exhaust system, but am struggling to cut the blasted thing from underneath. What is the OEM exhaust made from? I cannot seem to cut it with a hand saw or reciprocating saw? Is an Angle grinder and a diamond disk the way forward? I am completely new to metalwork, so apologies in advance for being a noob. 😇
  3. Hi guys, Apologies, yes I did. £80 ECU off eBay, plug and play. Big thanks to Mark at Abbey motorsport who was very helpful. Turns out if you know the specific part number (important) of the ECU they can be found quite readily for sale on the web. Mark supplied me with that and there were a few available online. I had probably fried the previous ECU by tampering with the battery too much. A lesson learned to get to the bottom of smaller problems before you create bigger ones! Thanks Adam
  4. Thank you gentlemen for your advice. I shall continue to investigate
  5. One was, but I replaced it, the other seemed alright. The testers are saying there is not enough light and the beam image is useless. Might as well use candles inside the cabin!
  6. Afternoon all, I have just failed an MOT on headlight beam image and insufficient brightness. I have standard halogen bulbs in a standard JDM headlight. The MOT testing station said they tried fitting some other brighter bulbs but none would "fit correctly enough to project the right beam image"? I'm pretty dim (!) when it comes to electrics. Has anybody any ideas on what I can do next to get it to pass? Do I try to modify my own headlights and fit the brightest bulb that is legal? Or could there be a something in the wiring that that is missing? There is currently no wiring running to the chunky 3 screw XID Xenon Ballast control unit inside the headlight itself, but i'm not sure there ever has been as this import has been running aftermarket HID's and then standard halogens. Is there a supplier who sells a UK road legal aftermarket headlight package or wiring package?? Any help appreciated!
  7. Greetings from Sunny Bognor! Good to see another Z on the south coast
  8. Hi Alex, further pictures attached? Pm me if you would rather, just couldn’t add photos there! The black and and white diagram I found online seems correct?
  9. Ok, update.... The CPS is alright after testing, the earths have been cleaned and we are still having the same problem. We are thinking the next step is to send the ECU to a company called ECU EXPRESS in Stoke, who will fix the relevant part of the ECU that is not sending a pulse to the injectors. They will fix it and return it back to me for the sum of £400. We are thinking that all the the "fiddling" with the battery will have caused a spike that will have damaged that particular part of the ECU. If this is sounding completely wrong to anyone, or if anyone can think of anything I can do before shelling out £400 whilst on Furlough, I would be very grateful!
  10. Cheers Alex CPS is going to be inspected Monday and we’ll go through all the fuses again. It is frustrating as the car had been a superb daily driver for over a year, relatively trouble free. Now it’s moving into something “taking up space” on the driveway territory
  11. That was dim of me! Sorry! It looks the same as the others no sign of anything amiss.
  12. Afternoon gents, Tried the earth, sadly no joy. Alex - here is the fuse link pictures, i’ll be honest i’ve not much idea what I’m looking at here?!
  13. Oh mate! If it is as simple as that they’ll be beers heading to Scotland and Bournemouth!! Excited to try it - will report back ASAP !
  14. Cheers. Learning all the time. Will give the dealership a miss. Will have to wait for the Mrs to get home before I send the pics as my old bastard iPhone will not focus on what it needs to XD This chap an hour up the road, does he operate as a mechanic or garage? I believe they are still allowed to operate?
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