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Hi guys, so after months of looking I just brought myself a 2005 350z, my first serious enthusiast car. Quite an upgrade from my 1.2 Fiesta!

 

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The car is due a big P3 service (last one was in 2011 as far as I can see) so I need to find someone nearby who can do this.

 

Also the brake pedals a little mushy, stainless steel braided lines are in order methinks :thumbs:, but again I need to find a garage to work on it!

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45 minutes ago, Adrian@TORQEN said:

Hi and welcome to the forum!

 

Fresh fluid and some good stainless steel braided lines should fix the spongy pedal, we recommend the StopTech parts:

 

https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/350z/brakes/hoses-lines/2813-350z-stoptech-stainless-steel-brake-lines-front-and-rear-95042004-95042503.html

 

https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/350z/brakes/fluid/16837-350z-stoptech-str-600-high-performance-street-brake-fluid-50100001.html

 

Drive safe! :)

Thanks for that. I was actually looking at the Goodridge ones on your site, any reason why they command a premium over Stoptech? I have no plans to track the car, but still want a solid braking system 

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Hey hummm,

Just joined the FORUM today, I'm in Langtoft so not too far from you.  Did you manage to find a good trusted Z shop nearby?

Love your picture, black is definitely the colour for a Z in my opinion :)

Cheers,

Andy

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4 hours ago, Andy Carfax said:

Hey hummm,

Just joined the FORUM today, I'm in Langtoft so not too far from you.  Did you manage to find a good trusted Z shop nearby?

Love your picture, black is definitely the colour for a Z in my opinion :)

Cheers,

Andy

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Hello! Your zed looks great! Just reminds me that I need to restore my headlights :D

 

Cougar in Leicester is probably the closest specialist to us, and I've heard only great things about them. Unfortunately when I spoke to them they explained they had had problems with their ramp being out of action (now resolved) and so had a backlog of work, the earliest they could fit me in was mid December.

 

I messaged another user on here in Peterborough with a 370z and he recommended C.A.R.S on papyrus road, they're not exactly a specialist but he says they do good work. I'm planning to speak with them tomorrow and I'll let you know how it goes :thumbs:

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Thanks, love the Zed.  Guy I bought it from had spent a lot of money on it which I'm now enjoying :p

 

Many years ago I used to have a 1990 E34 M5 (3.6 litre straight 6) which I used TWG motorsport (Longthorpe) and they were excellent.  I know they are mainly German specialists but I've emailed them today to see if they would work on a Zed too.  Will let you know.

 

BTW - How do you restore the headlights?  I need to as well.

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BTW - Confirmed that TWG will work on Zed's.  I've always found them amazing on other performance cars so I will probably give them a try.

Andy

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Welcome fellow P-bog-horror (ha) owner(s), maybe see you around :)

 

Headlights can be done numerous ways, from a kit that uses wipes to a kit that uses cutting compound and a drill polishing adapter and various things in between.

I favour t-cut and a bit of elbow grease ;)

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Hi welcome to the best forum in my opinion. Another Peterborough guy here. I live in werrington. My wife has a 350Z vert and I own a 370Z.

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Just now, Andy Carfax said:

Cheers for the mail, your wife is a fan too - nice one, makes spending money easier :clap:

 

Out of interest, do you get them serviced locally?

Hi Andy, 

yes I am the guy who uses C.A.R.S. In werrington. Bob is a great guy and he knows his stuff. :thumbs:

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On 22/10/2018 at 16:18, pintopete58 said:

Welcome mate 

If you fancy a trip into leicester try couger store 

Not far from  A47 .

Have fun 

I'll second this, they have always been good on my wife's roadster.

 

23 hours ago, Wrenny said:

Welcome! I Also upgraded from a 1.2 Fiesta to a 05 GT 350z! 

Definitely a big upgrade :) 

Yup, I went from a KA to my first Z :)

 

Hello btw :)

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On 22/10/2018 at 15:36, hummm said:

Hi guys, so after months of looking I just brought myself a 2005 350z, my first serious enthusiast car. Quite an upgrade from my 1.2 Fiesta!

 

s-l1600.jpg.8e5af94453055901f48470bb3e867926.jpg

 

The car is due a big P3 service (last one was in 2011 as far as I can see) so I need to find someone nearby who can do this.

 

Also the brake pedals a little mushy, stainless steel braided lines are in order methinks :thumbs:, but again I need to find a garage to work on it!

 

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