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  1. Dicky

    Tyre Load Index

    Well, typical of me to go round the houses when trying to sort a problem rather than to go straight to the source. Having decided on Pirelli PZero's for the rear of my daughters car I found that Kwick Fit online were selling them for £194 with a load index value of 96. This started me off on a bit of a tangent to find out what this meant and was this index suitable for my daughters car. Well after much research ringing Kwick Fit, the local Nissan main dealer, Nissan Customer services, Nissans Nismo branch in Scotland and Pirelli themselves. No one had any idea if the 96 index was suitable nor did they know how to calculate if it would be OK. By the way Pirelli even suggested that the PZero has only been tested for the Jag XF suggesting that if you fit it they won't be responsible. I said that every tyre shop in the NE and I suspect the country are selling them to any car owner out there, their response , well that's up to them, giving the impression that should anything go wrong they will stand by our claim that it's only been tested for the Jag? Couldn't believe any of it. Anyway after all this grief all I needed to do was to look at my daughters car book to find out that 96 is their recommended rating. No wonder my school reports always said " must try harder"
  2. Dicky

    Tyre Load Index

    Many thanks Ekona
  3. Dicky

    Tyre Load Index

    Well thats what I would have thought but have done some reading which suggests it is important. Must admit I've never considered it in the past but since the tyres are for my daughters car I want to be sure. Ive read it can invalidate your insurance (let's face it they look for any reason not to pay out). The Load Index is apparently the maximum weight your tyre can withstand and could cause blow outs or tyre damage if you hit a pot hole or something. Apparently "each tyre must have a load capacity equal to or superior to half the weight borne by the axle on which its mounted". I found a table which shows that a 96 load index tyre can carry 610Kg and a 2017 370z spec which indicates a 55/45 weight distribution and a rear curb weight of 1515 Kg so I assume 45% of this gives 682Kg suggesting that a 96 load index tyre is not safe, or are you supposed to half this which makes it ok....my brain hurts!! Id appreciate some input from anyone in the tyre game or someone more knowledgable about this subject than I am
  4. Dicky

    Tyre Load Index

    Anyone know what the 370z rear tyre oem index value is, 96 or 100 or other ??
  5. Dicky

    Up Rated Boot Lid Struts

    Would be interested in a pair of the SGS struts. Tired of the boot lid attempting to knock me out in cold weather!
  6. Anyone come up with a method of doing this or do we have to buy one of these service tools to wind back the Pistons then calibrate when them back into position following replacement ?
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    Replacing rear brake pads

    Anyone come up with a method of replacing rear brake pads on cars fitted with brake assist. Other than putting it into the stealers of course! How do you wind back the brake piston and how do you calibrate the brake assist to suit the new pads ??
  8. Been searching the forum for more info but everyone seems unsure of how to fix their Bluetooth problems. Anyone got answers to these questions. 1) is the problem just due to the type of phone being used 2) is it due tomthe phone software upgrades IE: as the phone software moves to higher rev numbers then the fixed head unit software looses connectivity/compatibility. 3) Anyone aware of any software upgrades available for the head unit. There seems little help available from Nissan other than to pay big bucks by having them check it out then probable tell you it's a problem with your phone. i see a kind of costly vicious circle beginning to form!!
  9. My daughters 2010 car has issues playing her music. When playing the music the sound track appears to skip whereas my iPhone 4 (old I know) works fine. The other problem is when receiving a phone call, if she answers from the steering wheel button she connects and can take the call. However if she try's to use the "Answer" display on the sat Nav screen she's cut off straight away. Anyone offer and advice?
  10. Dicky

    Clutch judder

    I hadn't realised it was a common problem, having tried the search facility with little in the way of results. Thanks for your input and I'll try the search again.
  11. Dicky

    Clutch judder

    Bought a 2010 with 36,000 recorded miles and was wondering if anyone had this problem when moving off from stand still, it's only slight but annoying. Anyone know of possible cause/repair (short of a new clutch)'or is it something to do with the type of oem clutch fitted. Like always I suppose it could be caused by many things or is there a favourite?
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    Digital Speed Indication

    Yep, my daughters 2010, 370 doesn't appear to provide a digital indication. I have it on my 350 and use it all of the time. Much more convenient than the speedo. The signal is derived from the ABS system on the 350 but the electrical info in the workshop manual doesn't provide enough detail to figure out how to use it
  13. Any bright sparks figured a way of achieving this, if so do tell !!
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    Digital Speed Indication

    Apologies Scoobie and everyone Ive mistakingly posted this on the wrong forum, it should be on the 370 side.....I'm getting old you see ha ha
  15. Any bright sparks figured a way of achieving this, if so do tell !!