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Leosille

Cambelt change price and spark plugs?

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Was just wondering how much i would be expecting to py for this work to be completed?

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Nothing for cambelt as it doesn't have one.

 

Spark plugs vary depending on year of car. Nissan way too expensive. Traders on here approx 60-100 quid plus 2hrs labour approx at a local garage.

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Nothing for cambelt as it doesn't have one.

 

Come on Neil I'm sure you could change it for him. :teeth:

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I would also recommend that you put up an intro in the intro section and let people know a bit about you, your car(a pic maybe) and a rough location.

 

People will be able to welcome you and help you with more accurate advice about where to go and where to buy from etc

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Nothing for cambelt as it doesn't have one.

 

Come on Neil I'm sure you could change it for him. :teeth:

Lol :lol:

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Another shining example of executing the appropriate research before buying your car!

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I would also recommend that you put up an intro in the intro section and let people know a bit about you, your car(a pic maybe) and a rough location.

 

People will be able to welcome you and help you with more accurate advice about where to go and where to buy from etc

 

I preferred old Neil. This one has gone all soft. :p

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I would also recommend that you put up an intro in the intro section and let people know a bit about you, your car(a pic maybe) and a rough location.

 

People will be able to welcome you and help you with more accurate advice about where to go and where to buy from etc

 

I preferred old Neil. This one has gone all soft. :p

Hahahahahaha I'm in a pretty good mood this weekend :teeth: it may change next week though :headhurt::lol:

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loool have a made a fool of myself and got off lightly lol, as soon as i drove a 350 i wanted one so got one friday :)

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loool have a made a fool of myself and got off lightly lol, as soon as i drove a 350 i wanted one so got one friday :)

Thats what we're here for :lol:

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Don't beat yourself up, I asked my local Nissan dealer once for a price on a cambelt change on a 350 and they came back with a quote :scare:

 

I was only testing them out as I needed a service, obviously I didn't go there :lol:

 

I miss the old Neil too :byebye: this one is all friendly and nice :thumbsdown:

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I got 6 plugs for around £60, local Nissan quoted £30 each! :scare:

They also quoted 2 hours labour, so i was looking at around £300 all in. :thumbdown:

Main staeler by name, mani stealer by nature!!

Opted to do it myself, a little fiddly, but for my first attempt sucess in under 2 hours!

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I preferred old Neil. This one has gone all soft. :p

 

Hahahahahaha I'm in a pretty good mood this weekend :teeth: it may change next week though :headhurt::lol:

 

 

I reckon one of the mods must have neils some where in a jar like this

 

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and they move it around so he doesn;pt know who's got them, bit like davey jones and his heart :lol:

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Yeah there's definately something wrong with my wee ginga ninja :lol:

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Think I preferred the original version too, at least you knew where you stood, now I feel like we are all being lulled into a false sense of security :ninja::nono:;)

 

Yeah there's definately something wrong with my wee ginga ninja :lol:

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so what is the zed using instead of a cambelt? Is there anything i need changing its last service was 52000 now its got 60000 a year later any help appreciated

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It has a timing chain.

 

Oil filter, decent oil, air filter, sparkplugs.

 

Not necessary but I would do, gearbox oil and molyslip additive, diff fluid

 

Zmanalex supplies genuine Nissan stuff. Not recommended to use aftermarket stuff as it doesnt go well in ye zed.

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when does the timing chain need replacing? So you recommend getting the car serviced i take it?

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Thanks foor the heads up Neil :thumbs:

 

Leosille, the 350Z VQ35DE Engine has a maintenance free drive chain.

 

The only belts are these ones, which are on the front of the engine:

 

viewtopic.php?f=157&t=31548

 

As Neil has mentioned, I carry in stock all the proper service items and lots more. :thumbs:

 

Have a look in here:

 

viewforum.php?f=157

 

All in stock and good to go same/next day :thumbs:

 

Just drop me a PM if I can help you further or if you have any further questions :thumbs:

 

Alex :)

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Live! Live again! Arise, my beauty!

 

So does the chain NEVER need replacing, like ever?

 

I ask, because I made a rather spiffing crank locking tool for my Supra, so may sell it to a supra owner hopefully, unless it might be needed and modified for the Z?

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Not sure but I keep hearing keep an eye on it around 100K mark.Possible change then. Thats good enough for me! lol

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I used to believe that the chains were good for high mileage, however in the past couple of weeks I have heard of 2 examples where the chains were stretched and had to be replaced. One was so stretched that one of the hydraulic tensioners was at the extent of its travel and looked like it was ready to drop out. The motor was noisy and the timing was fluctuating causing all sorts of intermittent issues.

I believe that Nissan have improved the tensioner/slipper guides and the old style have now been superseded.

However I still believe that with the chains, you do not have a problem until you have a problem.

 

Alex. :)

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Strange seeing this thread.

 

I had a txt from a Nissan dealer a couple of weeks ago (I don't usethem) telling me my belt needs changing. :bangin:

 

Think that's a bit much for a less than two year old car with low mileage.

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My advice is to get the belts from zmanalex then you know youve got good belts and a good price and change them yourself as its such a simple job and takes under an hour allowing time to jack up and remove underguards etc..in any case you'll have to check tighten/adjust them after a 100 or so miles so might as well save yourself....

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