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370Z Nismo Mk1 - Fast road/track build

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Sorry, for the lack of updates with this... we had a baby so so both time and money are at a premium at the minute.

 

 

Only real update is fresh gearbox, diff, brake and clutch fluid going in at some point this week.

For those who are interested i give the Motul rbf660 hell and track and it never lets me down (swap it out every 4 or 5 track days)

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Have been toying with the idea of getting a set if 18x10.5 wheels as the square setup with plenty of tyre at the front as it would be far better for me than the 19" staggered setup. Plus more good semi slicks are available in 18" and are far cheaper, and being able to rotate tyres would be a massive bonus.

Dilemma I'm having is do i sell the mk1 nismo wheels, (which i absolutely love the look of) and get something proper top shelf like some TE37s, CE28, lmgt4 Omori factory spec etc..... or do I keep the nismo wheels and get some cheaper but still light wheels like some Enkei RPF1 or Rays gramlights.

 

I'm not sure why but i only really want to sell the Mk1 Nismo rims if they're getting replaced by something equally a cool otherwise i feel like i am depreciating the car for some reason

 

I am in no rush to decide as i still have tyres left and there are other parts of the car that need addressing first and i don't have infinite cash money, but anyone with any useful input on this let me know

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Congratulations on the little one :thumbs:

 

I'd keep your nismo wheels they are like rocking horse ....

And if you sell the car at any point most buyers would probably want them 

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3 hours ago, nissanman312 said:

Congratulations on the little one :thumbs:

 

I'd keep your nismo wheels they are like rocking horse ....

And if you sell the car at any point most buyers would probably want them 

You can still buy the wheels new through torqen they are still being made but they are pretty expensive 

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4 hours ago, ShortPaul said:

You can still buy the wheels new through torqen they are still being made but they are pretty expensive 

Exactly my point 

 

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Have you noticed any difference with fresh gearbox oil? I'm not entirely sure on the service intervals for changing it but I think it could be due on my Nismo. 

 

I absolutely would not sell your MK1 wheels though, unless they are for something very, very cool. They're rare was hens teeth and such a good looking wheel. I instantly regretted selling my LMGT4's, I wish they did a same size option for the the Nismos 

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On 15/10/2020 at 14:23, nissanman312 said:

Congratulations on the little one :thumbs:

 

I'd keep your nismo wheels they are like rocking horse ....

And if you sell the car at any point most buyers would probably want them 

thanks mate... If i had a quid for every time someone has said "that's its now yous got a baby the car will have to go" I'd have enough money to actually finish the build haha.

 

Thanks everyone that has chimed in on my wheel dilemma, its pretty much confirmed what i was already thinking that if i sold them Mk1 Nismo rays at some point in time i would definitely wish I hadn't. I also like idea of having normal road tyres on them and having a less compromising semi slick on the new wheels, that way I fit whatever suits my needs at the time.

 

Also after changing the diff oil, there was no sign of swarf or metal fragments in it that has put any fears of the diff being mis-aligned to bed after the whiteline bushing went in.

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On 16/10/2020 at 19:03, Olly350z said:

Have you noticed any difference with fresh gearbox oil? I'm not entirely sure on the service intervals for changing it but I think it could be due on my Nismo. 

 

I absolutely would not sell your MK1 wheels though, unless they are for something very, very cool. They're rare was hens teeth and such a good looking wheel. I instantly regretted selling my LMGT4's, I wish they did a same size option for the the Nismos 

with the gearbox oil i never really notice any real difference after I change it, may say it feels a bit "slicker" but certainly nothing major if anything at all, but i do it regularly as I'd rather have it over maintained. Both engine and gearbox have both been perfect in the over 3 years I've owned it. On the Nissan service schedule for these it says every 2 years or 18k miles if that helps? 

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On 16/10/2020 at 19:03, Olly350z said:

Have you noticed any difference with fresh gearbox oil? I'm not entirely sure on the service intervals for changing it but I think it could be due on my Nismo. 

 

I absolutely would not sell your MK1 wheels though, unless they are for something very, very cool. They're rare was hens teeth and such a good looking wheel. I instantly regretted selling my LMGT4's, I wish they did a same size option for the the Nismos 

https://h-dev.co.uk/our-services/servicing-and-maintenance/370z-servicing/

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On 21/07/2020 at 08:02, dave_7 said:
In other news, additional fuel pump is here courtesy of @nissanman312, so i big thanks to him for sorting this out! Just need a few more bits and that will be ready for fitting and testing.
 
All parts are from Protec, so should be no issues with quality. 
 
Short term plan for testing, I think I am just going to wire it to a 12v plug, route it to inside the armrest console and simply plug it in when at the track, before hard wiring it in with a switch further down the line. 
 
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This could be controlled via Ecutek Race Rom , we can control a relay , so we could use Air flow meter voltage or Injector pulse width to control the relay that controls the fuel pump

 

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19 hours ago, ShortPaul said:

https://www.nissan-cdn.net/content/dam/Nissan/za/Maintenance/370Z.pdf

 

This is what ive been working off, either way I'd say every 2 years is about right. 

18 hours ago, Mark@Abbey m/s said:

This could be controlled via Ecutek Race Rom , we can control a relay , so we could use Air flow meter voltage or Injector pulse width to control the relay that controls the fuel pump

 

That's a great shout would be an awesome feature. I need to get my act together and get remapped with Ecutek soon

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Difficulty is Nissan say first coolant change should be done at 96 months, then every 48 there after. And no mention of changing the gearbox / Diff oil at all unless under severe conditions (UK is not severe by any stretch) 

 

 

 

 

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