What's the haps fellow Z32 enthusiasts!! Name is Mark. I'm 22. I own or I'm being owned by 1990 300zx base with a 1994 VG30DE n/a. It's the first car I've learned how to work on and we've come a long way from not running to running.
Here's the scoop. I was about a 3/4 of a mile from the gas station when I smelled coolant. By the time I rolled in to the pump the Z was smoking from the rear of the engine. I pop the hood open and notice a water delete cap had popped off. Pushed it to a parking space and waited for a ride to pick me up to go buy the cap. Returned after 40 mins. I put the cap on clamped it then filled the radiator with water and drove about a mile back home. It Drove fine and felt ok. I parked it and 20 mins later I had to move it. It started fine and had a good sound. About 30 seconds later, the idle was bouncing the motor felt a little shaky, then It just died out. I rolled in the my driveway and said Oh [email protected]
$k! This isnt no fuel injector being a b****. I waited a few minutes trying to figure out what could be the problem with the knowledge I've learned working on her. I started to press the gas pedal as I tried turned it, Nothing. I switched 2 plugs in the top rear driver side and repeated the process. This time it actually turned over but with a horrible sound. No rod knock or at least it didn't sound like it. So I kept it alive and pulled it out to pull face forward in my drive way to load her up on my ramps. I let it sit for the night. The following day I i started taking her apart. I'm down to the cams right now. The Z being down its about to cost me my new future job that I haven't even started yet. I making it happen one way or the other to make it to traning.
Ive read yall have been able to come up with solutions in some cases. Hopefully mine is one of them. If not I'll have to sell her as a rolling shell and put 300 into the KTM and continue moving forward.
I have videos of the day all this happened. If your interested in seeing them let me know. I'm not on any social media site but I can email them over to yal.
Thanks in Advance