What did u do to your Z today ???

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby chrisu13 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:22 am

So i had a cracked plenum so went ahead and replaced it and also decided to change out the injectors while i was at it :dblthumb:


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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby TTkickedin » Wed May 09, 2012 12:49 pm

Wiped my car clean, discovered that my dad's shop has put a dent in my passenger door, cracked a chip out of the paint :cry:

I wet sanded my stillen lip and painted it the 'right' way myself, Pearl base coat, (honda nighthawk pearl, no money for factory paint code,) and Motor city clear coat. Today, the second clear coat goes on.

My car won't be ready before Carlisle, I give up. But, i do want to drive it before my insurance expeires from not paying it. I make over 2 g's a month and im still broke.

This F*cking mercedes, i swear, is ruining me.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby JaredM » Sat May 12, 2012 3:23 pm

chin repair kit and z1 driveshaft to finish the 5spd parts
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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby TTkickedin » Sat May 12, 2012 3:31 pm

It may be an optical illusion with the carpet, but your driveshaft looks warped. :O

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Postby TTkickedin » Sat May 12, 2012 3:36 pm

My front bumper all dressed up, took the plate off the mercedes to test my mounting location.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby JaredM » Sat May 12, 2012 3:56 pm

nice we dont have to have front mounted plates here so i think imma get a JP plate becausericer

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby JaredM » Sat May 12, 2012 4:05 pm

garage lip?

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby TTkickedin » Sat May 12, 2012 5:55 pm

LOL yes on the garage lip. a bit difficult to install on the type III lip, but some angle drilling and a heavy duty bolt set made it work..

and yeah LOL ricer :D Somebody around my way has a VW with a euro rear bumper and euro rear plate, with the MA plate on top. both have red lettering so it's hard to read. LOL.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby aroche25 » Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Installed Eibach GC Coilovers with KYB AGX's

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby whiteknight52 » Sat May 12, 2012 10:05 pm

I had to put a starter in her yesterday, and took some pics afterwards. I also painted the busted chin and fixed her up a bit. Im glad the starter was easy to change!

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Afi » Sun May 13, 2012 7:44 am

My stock wheels were backwards so I had them put back as they should be.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby z32loverboy » Sun May 13, 2012 1:16 pm

Began painting my OEM wheels black, figured it was time to change it from the completely f'd factory silver paint that came from the factory in 1990. Found out that i'd finally wore my rear tires down to the belt. (i was wondering why it was slightly vibrating at 70+ mph :facepalm: ) Replaced the tires AFTER my rears were already painted and had cured. The shop chipped the paint all the way around the wheel, couldn't be avoided i suppose. So i have to re-do the slight lip all the way around the rears and do the fronts.

Just to double check my work here: two coats primer, two coats gloss black wheel paint and three coats clear should hold up fairly well till i get cash to buy good wheels correct?

Last but not least, cried more at my broke to hell third brake light, dented hatch and spoiler that was cut into. Lesson learned: no matter how bad you need to pull a car ASAP approximately 12 feet up hill, NEVER do it with the Z. Anyone have one i could get my hands on?

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby whiteknight52 » Mon May 14, 2012 3:03 pm

FINALLY FIXED my hesitation issue! Turned out that my car had the timing set way too far retarded. Set it right at 15 degree's and she is runnin perfect!!!

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby JaredM » Mon May 14, 2012 5:37 pm

Cursed at it alot.....
broke 3 different tools trying to get the auto pilot bushing out, including a speciality tool made just for such occasions. packed it with grease to try to force it out....nothing. tried cutting as well... gah!

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby TTkickedin » Mon May 14, 2012 7:01 pm

z32loverboy wrote:
Just to double check my work here: two coats primer, two coats gloss black wheel paint and three coats clear should hold up fairly well till i get cash to buy good wheels correct?

Last but not least, cried more at my broke to hell third brake light, dented hatch and spoiler that was cut into. Lesson learned: no matter how bad you need to pull a car ASAP approximately 12 feet up hill, NEVER do it with the Z. Anyone have one i could get my hands on?
That should hold for wheel paint until you buy good wheels. generally, powdercoating would be your best option but is more costly and could cause more downtime for your car unless you have rollers.


I don't have a hatch/tbl for you. sorry!

Bottom end's almost done on my car... i lost the OEM head bolts. Anyone have a part number, or know a aftermarket solution (besides ARP, my oem head bolts hold up to 500hp, or more than what i need,) for head BOLTS (not studs, or studs that dont cost 278 bucks)...

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Peppercorn Studios » Tue May 15, 2012 1:15 am

Unfortunately I did the same thing I've done this whole stinkin deployment.....Stared at photos of my baby girl longing for my deployment to end so I can drive her again......Next May.....ZDayZ in the Smokies! Here I come!-

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby 300ZXttZMAN » Tue May 15, 2012 6:41 am

Welcome to Nico!

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby z32loverboy » Tue May 15, 2012 8:25 pm

TTkickedin wrote: That should hold for wheel paint until you buy good wheels. generally, powdercoating would be your best option but is more costly and could cause more downtime for your car unless you have rollers.


I don't have a hatch/tbl for you. sorry!

Bottom end's almost done on my car... i lost the OEM head bolts. Anyone have a part number, or know a aftermarket solution (besides ARP, my oem head bolts hold up to 500hp, or more than what i need,) for head BOLTS (not studs, or studs that dont cost 278 bucks)...
I believe i happen to have some OEM head bolts off a N/A block+heads i bought last year, if you can't find any thing else. They've been sitting in a labeled ziplock bag in my garage since I took the block apart. I'm fairly sure the part number is all the same between N/A and TT on the OEM ones, though i'm probably wrong.

Fixed my squeeky shifter, WD40 baby! :chuckle: Finally!

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby 300ZXttZMAN » Wed May 16, 2012 7:26 am

whiteknight52 wrote:FINALLY FIXED my hesitation issue! Turned out that my car had the timing set way too far retarded. Set it right at 15 degree's and she is runnin perfect!!!
Congrads! :bigthumb:

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby aroche25 » Wed May 16, 2012 7:33 am

Pulled Plenum for my first time. Now here comes all fun stuff :chuckle:

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby NolimitZ32 » Wed May 16, 2012 10:15 am

Eli, The head bolts are sold by courtesy as a set, DO NOT buy cheap aftermarket head bolts and DO NOT reuse OEM head bolts, they are torque to yield.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby Z-owned » Wed May 16, 2012 10:45 pm

Started pulling the plenum for a couple hours tonight after work, basically down to just a few things underneath to unhook before it's off. 19 year old injector clips suck little tab that holds the metal clip broke on all 6 lol they were also all corroded.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby 300ZXttZMAN » Thu May 17, 2012 12:21 pm

Tonight I am going to finish running the edfc wires.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby BigTDogg (MA) » Fri May 18, 2012 6:36 pm

Installed silicone IC hoses, and one BDE GHK recirc. I'll do the other one tomorrow probably. Forgot how much I love/hate working in the Z, but my bloody knuckles remember.

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Postby SarahLovesHer300zx » Sat May 19, 2012 9:04 am

I smacked dat a** as I was walking over to the bike.. :naughty: Kindof like a love tap for her to remember she will always be the #1 lady in my life.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby whiteknight52 » Sat May 19, 2012 7:12 pm

Completed an EGR bypass last night. Not a full delete, but that will come when I pull then engine out. All the vacuum lines are capped and the EGR tubes into the intake manifold are capped. The EGR is just huggin onto the back on the engine still.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby flashcardsgo » Sat May 19, 2012 11:38 pm

Lots. Decided to replace my rotors n pads ,started with right front the little clips
And the pins were a bear to get back on at first but after the first wheel the rest went fine. Then my son who is a apprentice body man came over n I decided to let him start fixing the few dents I have and get the car prepped for new paint this summer . I removed the rear spoiler also as it was horribly rotted . I used a post on the forum to DIY spoiler was very informative n had step by step instructions n pictures also. .
More to come Tuesday pulling the plenum doing egr delete ,water delete , and PVC valve also . Have some new reworked 370 injectors to install and can't wait to see how she runs with all good injectors

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby aroche25 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:14 pm

Busy day. Removed EGR completely(surprisingly only a 30min job with the engine and tranny in the car), removed all water lines, removed timing cover/radiator, replaced the valve covers and cleaned almost all the upper plenum parts.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby NolimitZ32 » Mon May 21, 2012 6:00 am

Cleaned the garage, moved all of the misc Z parts into or under the body so I could actually park another car in the 2-car garage.

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Re: What did u do to your Z today ???

Postby aroche25 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:20 pm

Removed old EFI harness and degreased the engine.


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