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Won't get in the p1, p2 and p3 debate 🤣

 

Jokes aside, garage I purchased from has done a basic interim service, but reading the forums and going through history and receipts trying to figure out what else to get serviced and looking for some advice.

 

Sparks been changed just over 2 years ago at Horsham Development. Brakes bleed, replaced in last 2 years

 

The two things I cannot see any evidence of is a coolant change and transmission oil change so thinking will get both done?

 

Anything I should add to the list?

 

Not see cambelt change evidence anywhere either, so thinking that may be worth adding to the list.

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1 hour ago, zelda said:

When I bought my 350z I did all fluids including differential as well as new belts.

 

It'll be a timing chain, not belt I believe.

 

53 minutes ago, pintopete58 said:

Hi bud there's no cam belts 

It's  chains 

Drive belts yes between rad and front of engine 

 What both of these gents said, as soon as I got mine replaced all fluids, make sure you got the correct diff oil for the vlsd, gearbox is easy enough to do, and have a look if anything’s been done to the fans, are they standard as they’re common for failing

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As others have said, it's timing chain on these so as long as you have no rattles on start up r running you're good to leave that. 

 

Depends on how mad you want to go. Me personally I'd probably be thinking about plugs again if it's been two years, but I like over kill on servicing. 

 

Coolant, gearbox, differential oil and clutch fluid is also another that regularly gets forgotten 

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Thanks all. No rattles or any iffy noises and about 10k miles on the sparky so think will go and change all the oils. Gear box when cold feels a little tight so changing oil will hopefully help that.

 

Thanks for clarifying the timing chain, have read mixed messages around frequency of chaining.

 

4 hours ago, Olly350z said:

Coolant, gearbox, differential oil and clutch fluid is also another that regularly gets forgotten 

 

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1 hour ago, Tomato said:

Gear box when cold fills a little tight so changing oil will hopefully help that.

 

Should do, especially if you add a tube of molyslip whilst you're at it. 

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Thanks again, likely to take to a garage as don't have a lot of time currently, just need to find a local one around Leeds that knows what they are doing 😁

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I contacted a Nissan dealership for some prices, was surprised at the amount they quoted 😳 

 

One thing they did say "However, it has been a common issue that when changing the clutch fluid on a vehicle of this type and age for the slave cylinder to fail when re bleeding the system"

 

Any truth in this or experience?

 

thanks

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Only if they let the master cyl reservoir run dry during the bleeding process.

 

Might be a plan to replace the slave and fit a braided line whilst changing the fluid.

 

However, I would be very selective in what Nissan dealership you choose to use.

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Was not planning on nessarily taking it to a Nissan garage, but struggling to find somewhere local (Leeds) that has a clue what they are doing, oddly they seem to talk some sense them. There prices however seem nuts, cheaper prices to do the same fluid changes on a high power jaguar at a main dealer.

 

Thanks for the advice on the slave, there is another local garage I have not called, they are good mainstream, but won't touch my Jag either for certain procedures due to their nervousness of getting it wrong, 

 

 

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Thanks, must be someone closer or even same distance on a more scenic route, it like the m25 the m62 and m60 heading over there, dont know if traffic is still horrendous 🤣

 

Jokes aside, might be an option depending on work they need to do, dont fancy getting stuck that far from home.

 

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Thanks, will have a look at them too, I am North Leeds, not far from the airport. Can always more easily train back out that way I suspect.

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Well worth travelling to a specialist imo. Sure it may take more time or effort, but it could save you a lot of headache and money in the long run by having someone trustworthy who actually knows what they're doing looking after the car. 

 

I'd avoid main dealers like the plague personally. From my experience they're incredibly overpriced liars who couldn't care less about anything other than charging you as much as possible. 

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Sadly I know your right Jack94, I just cannot believe there is not a specialist in Leeds, maybe I should open a garage 🤣

 

I don't think all main dealers are bad, in fact I do use one for my Jag I have. To date they have been good and while they are not cheap they have looked after the car well so far and even given me some discounts being a regular 😁 although I am not sure that is something to be proud off 😇

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Do it right or do it twice. I've had a trusted garage touch my old Z and get it wrong. I ended up taking my car to Horsham Dev in Berkshire and paid again for the same work to be carried out. 

 

Don't mean to be an ass but if you're asking for advice and people are replying, it'd be rude not to take it. Nobody gets a payout for these referrals and if you enjoy your Z, you're better off leaving in the hands of people who know what they are doing. 

 

I own something German now and I travel 40 miles for a specialist. They are also kind enough to either promise to get the work done before I leave or offer me a courtesy car for the week. It's not uncommon. 

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Thanks Umster, agree with you, just surprised a city like Leeds has nothing. 

 

Will take a look at Slide first as easier to get to and from.

 

Thanks all.

 

 

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Just spoken to Al at Slide Motorsport, sound amazingly knowledgeable, doing a quote for the fluid changes and will do full inspection, will also sort courtesy car.

 

Thanks again all

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  • 2 weeks later...

Car is back on the drive way after fluids being changed and is driving better than before which is great. Guys at Slide did a inspection of the car and found a few more things which had not been picked up by the mechanical inspection, nothing serious but all sorted while the car was there.

 

Really appreciate the recommendation and would highly recommend these guys they are perfectionist which is never a bad thing.

 

Just need some slightly warmer days and can get the roof down and enjoy 😉 

 

 

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