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  1. Yes, this has often been the cure....sometimes needing the fluid to be up the top before overflowing. Alex, if the pads are well worn and hence the caliper pistons are being pushed further against the pads, is that enough to trigger the warning the OP has?
  2. Not an area I know well, you maybe best off starting a new thread asking members who they would recommend near to you.
  3. You have not added your location and given you are at your wits end after all your efforts, I would suggest you get yourself along to one of Zed specialists to help you out? In this link are the contact details of those who have signed up on the forum (that is how our free platform to members is mainly funded) You can also search for their appreciation threads for your own peace of mind. https://www.350z-uk.com/forum/93-professional-traders/
  4. Seems he is licensed to drive on the highway as you can see in this in this vid. Not sure what the boys in blue would make of that if ventured this side of the Channel Bit more about him if interested:
  5. Ebized

    Ferrari Roma....

    Seems so - hence the rather untypical Ferrari colour choice. Only very little people for the rear - just hope they can see enough of the cockpit that is the best bit about car IMHO.
  6. Does that allow you to sell excess energy back to the 'National Grid?
  7. Welcome to the club, but sorry to hear what happened to your wife and car. In addition to Zmanalex check out the 350z parts for sale section on the forum https://www.350z-uk.com/forum/213-350z-parts-for-sale/ and maybe post what you need here: https://www.350z-uk.com/forum/31-wanted/
  8. He has obviously done very well out of what he does, even if some petrolhead purists do not like him. Each to their own, as they say.
  9. Many congratulations - as for the karting just make sure she does not mix her tyres.......
  10. Given you never felt the same love for the 370 as you have done for the 350 - that's fine, but the fact that Nissan released the 370 at the end of 2009 when the financial melt-down was really biting and all car sales were taking a big hit, as many forget, was undoubtedly the primary reason for 370 sales getting nowhere near 350 sales. Indeed, many 350 owners at the time did not enthuse about the 370 anyway (personally I found it a significant improvement over the 350 in everyday use compared to the 350), but as the years have passed by I have seen many doubters 'upgrade' to a 370, maybe to get a newer ZED or because it ticked more boxes than anything else the competition have/had to offer. And having since owned a 4pot turbo auto/AWD (Merc A45) - yes the performance/grip off the shelf was mind-boggling, but it was simply too easy to drive hence why I have moved onto a Cayman that is far more driver involved.....albeit with a 4pot turbo. Yeah, not what a true Porsche enthusiast would opt for maybe, but a combination of the chrono/sports exhaust certainly gives me the grin factor and turns heads when the rev needle spins round the clock... Be interesting to see if Nissan finally decides to produce a Z35 and hopefully in a format that maybe excites my juices enough to raid the piggy (pension) bank....... again
  11. Unless you are thinking of serious tracking and/or adding FI you will not need an oil cooler. The feedback about oil temps largely emanates from across the pond where ambient temps are generally higher. Just keep an eye on the oil temp guage and as long as it does not exceed 125 (and the oil is good quality) you should no worries. Enjoy!
  12. Nice intro You will find the original clickly axle thread in 350 Guides, but for many there is an alternative option here: Noting where you live, on last but one page of that ^^^ guide you will see one of our traders based near Rochester posted a great offer with having a service done there to fix the issue, albeit back in 2016. Not sure if that still applies but worth an ask. Highly recommend Kaizer and as a specialist and it would a good opportunity to have your new ride checked out ...........having bought with heart and not the head as you described Just a word of caution if your Zed is a rev-up model (March 2006 onwards) is to regularly check the oil level as they can be prone to early engine wear, not helped if fed with less than 98 octane. Keep us posted how you get on
  13. Good advice - rather than someone who has to ask "are the rears adjustable"?
  14. I had 25mm spacers fitted on my 370 and to be honest I did not notice any significant difference in the handling, either for better or worse. But they certainly helped the stance of the car......
  15. As Coldel says ^^^, but from what you have said I would suggest you get a specialist to sort out the handling/brakes first as without any power increase you are concerned with those and that should not be the case from a properly set-up Zed, albeit I would not expect it to be as 'nimble' as the GT86 due to the weight difference.
  16. Here is a roadster with no cage that has done a few laps around Knockhill in its time .......... And it is just a wee bit modified with........ Doubt it is for sale though.
  17. Looks a good buy for someone out there - good luck with the sale
  18. We can see you have been a member on here for some 3.5 years, yet having asked for opinions about tyres within just 24 hours you had decided to order a brand that you had not previously mentioned. I'm sure you will be fine on your tyres of choice as it seems you survived OK on tyres that can be described for use on ZEDs as 'ditchfinders'. However if you really enjoy spirited driving, Zeds they can bite very easily with expensive results as I have seen in many reports in the 13 years I have been a member on here and invariably when the tyres were questioned they have not been the best available at the time, or badly worn. As davey 83 indicates, relying on internet tyre reviews aimed mainly at everyday cars and certainly not small volume sales like the ZEDs is not the best way to make a choice, IMO. Yes, there are drivers who relish in the rear of their Zeds sliding around and not too bothered about tyre type - each to their own. During my time of Zed ownership (see signature) I experienced two types of Bridgestones; as well as Falkens, Vredestein and lastly Michelins MPSS. Tyre development over my ownership time got better but the MPSS were by far the best tyre, particularly in the wet, although I recall at the time the £1100 bill for 4 was a bit eye watering their longevity was excellent. I chose replacement tyres recommended by long term members on here, who like me I knew liked to really push on in their Zeds. I covered over 40k miles in the 3 Zeds I owned and much of that mileage was on organized drives by this forum, particularly in Wales and Scotland with plenty of spirited driving. On that note, just to lighten moment, one of my favourite pics leading a drive-out in Wales : If I were back in a Zed I would have no hesitation about fitting the MPS4 (18" wheels) or the MPS4S (19 wheels), going by the reports I have seen on here. So when you asked for opinions and you got responses very promptly I think those of us who did that can be forgiven for airing frustration that we wasted our time. That said, I felt you deserved an explanation seeing you also are taken aback by the responses, but the main thing is you enjoy your Zed on its new boots and as Zmanalex has just said, a 4-wheel alignment is certainly a good investment, something I made a point of doing every year or so as it can make a significant difference.
  19. Great pics and thanks for sharing on the forum Sounds like you all had an amazing time with some challenges along the way but hey, seeing all that scenery and enjoying some epic roads will have given you memories that won't be forgotten





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