My name's Russ and I'm now the proud owner of a 93 convertible 300zx z32! She has 96000 miles and for some reason she seems to be stressin for gas.
When started cold, I can tap the accelerator as hard as i want at first and she'd rev right up and spin back down. She idles around 1000 once she warms up. She shifts into reverse and first with no problem.
I start rolling down the road in drive. She's doing pretty ok, accelerating nicely and i'm not pushing too hard. As she goes to switch into second she tries to rev up a little while the trans is changing and then it starts to jump up and down about 500 rpm as if there were a governor on it. Finally, the engine connects with the tranny for second gear and she gets going again smoothly. When she tries to go to third, she craps out and I'm coasting. Throw her in neutral, she fires back up and finds second gear once i drop into drive. I go easy, allowing second to just cruise. We go another quarter mile in second and she craps out again. A few restarts and efforts and suddenly we're dead in the water on a 30 degree hill. Stuck in park. Engine will turn with starter for about 4 seconds, then catch for a half second and then keel over again. Wait five minutes in park, everything off. Start again, starts right up. Throw her in drive, gun it back up the driveway. Park. Smack head on convertible linkage. Swear. End scene.
Am I right to assume that I have a fuel problem based on the symptoms? I'm new to this vehicle, but I chop corvettes for parts in my garage. I am no simpleton. But this will be my very first asian car in 28 years of life on this earth. And man, this is no big dumb 350...
I'm looking for a blue collar breakdown of the fuel system. Likely problems z32s have along the fuel system track if any. Also, I'm new to cars as a profession, so if my theory about a fuel problem sounds wrong to a 300zx loremaster, please tell me.
Thanks in advance... I want to love this car, but when i try to make her drive she gets upset... So i get upset... hahaha