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  1. Ekona

    Will De 2004 engine take Nos reliably?

    Depends on the kit and how it’s mapped. But it if you’re asking if a DE engine can handle 350bhp, the answer is yes. Just be aware you may struggle to insure NOS these days, as many insurers won’t touch it any more. Never mind getting hold of the stuff...!
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    Seibon Carbon Fibre UV damage issues

    Show cars are almost exclusively kept in the garage, and the ten or twelve days they’re outside per year won’t show damage in a year or so.
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    3D Printed Wheels Anyone?

    I think it would be very quick and easy to clean those wheels, tbh. I'd use this process: 1. Fill 2x buckets with warm water and mild detergent. 2. Get ready with 1x soft wheel brush, 1x detail brush and 1x soft microfibre. 3. Set up a hose with an adjustable spray nozzle, and set the aperture to approx 35deg exit angle. 4. Lightly mist the wheels with pure water. 5. Realise that you're now looking directly at them, that they're f***ing hideous, then quickly rip them off the damn car and chuck them in the bin. 6. Put some decent wheels on, and book Specsavers asap as clearly you need to if you bought those wheels in the first place.
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    Engine Revs.

    Clearly don't heel n toe Please don't make assumptions when you have zero evidence to back it up. Again, I still say you've got it the wrong way round. I can heel n toe in anything, and will always endeavour to do so to save drive-train wear, and I know for a fact I can be a damn sight more relaxed about the process in a diesel Vauxhall Omega or Ford Ranger than I had to be in a VX220 or my track-prepped mk3 MR2. In the sharper cars you need to be more accurate and quicker about the process otherwise you'll lose the revs or overshoot them, whereas in something more barge-like you can take a bit more time. Heel n toeing isn't just for when you're driving 10/10ths, it's a skill that should be used all the time whenever possible to aid smooth driving.
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    Engine Revs.

    Actually that's when it's easiest, as it's numbed down so that any body can make a decent attempt at it if they know the basic theory. A remap with a sharper throttle and a lightweight flywheel would make rev matching more difficult, so the opposite way round to what you've said
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    Engine Revs.

    All sounds perfectly normal to me. Depending on what car you've come from, all of those 'symptoms' may well feel odd at first.
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    3D Printed Wheels Anyone?

    I like the Multipla
  8. Ekona

    nubs White 370Z GT Edition

    I think an ex said that to me once...
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    nubs White 370Z GT Edition

    Well obvs! I am trying, though. Yeah yeah, very trying, before you say it!
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    nubs White 370Z GT Edition

    So that’s where I’m going wrong then...
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    Seibon Carbon Fibre UV damage issues

    If they say keep it out of sunlight, then fair enough really. At least they’re honest and up front. Same as with some wheels, they’re really meant for show use only regardless of how good the perceived quality may be.
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    3D Printed Wheels Anyone?

    Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should!
  13. Ekona

    Nissan 350Z vs Corsa VXR (stage 1 remapped)

    Depends on who has the biggest balls. There’s nothing really in it on paper I’d suggest given the weight difference, so it’ll be very much down to who wants to push the hardest. Remove your wheel spacers if you want to go quicker, as you’ve added weight in the absolute worst place
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    350Z Fuel/MAF/Running Problem

    Yup, it can be overnight just like that. Even if it looks like it’s working, moving voltages and all, I’m still willing to bet that’s the issue here. Also when you do replace it, don’t get a cheap OEM-equivalent, just get the proper Nissan item. Cheap MAFs may look like they work, but they’ll just cause you other issues: been there, done that with the Impreza!
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    350Z Fuel/MAF/Running Problem

    So MAF plugged in you get problems, MAF unplugged it runs fine albeit on the default map? 99% sure it’s the MAF then.
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