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  1. Cannot quite work it out . The car is in very good condition and you can see if hasn't been abused . They are a foot brake so maybe it just got forgotten ?? Fuel mileage must have been horrendous !!
  2. I have a 350Z mid pipe and it matches front and rear but is about 50 mm short .
  3. Just purchased M35 had no working park brake even after adjusting it up at the peddle . A strip down of the rear showed no friction material left at all !! Babies shoes all worn out . It turns out that Repco actually have listings for the M35 Stagea park brake shoes but not for the J1/J2 Maxima which have the same pads . All reveled in the pic's .
  4. Any chance this is still sitting on the shelf ?
  5. The intent was to do the oil change and filter including dropping the sump and drilling the 3 x banjo bolts out to 2 mm . Soooo dropped the sump [ which I might add was pretty clean inside !! With virtually no sludge and the pick up pipe was completely clean , explains partially why no turbo failure at 185,000K's ]. Anyhow decide to do the two inner sump banjo's first . My 2 mm drill was pretty old so went out and bought 3 new 2 mm drills in high speed steel . The banjo bolts seem to be high tensile but a good drill should be able to handle going from 1 mm out to 2 mm . Well not so as I broke the drill when it was almost through !! Not a total disaster but not real flash either . Went out again and got some cobalt drills , marked out the center and drilled through the back of the banjo bolt and then punched the broken drill out no probs . Drilled it to 2 mm then just welded up the 2 mm hole . The other two banjo bolts were drilled out to 2 mm no probs . As a note used a Z179A oil filter which is bigger than the Z436 and in fact the filter on it was a Z445 which is even smaller than a Z436 . Go figure . So oil change done with first mod with only a small hiccup.
  6. Word , meant to say V35 mid pipe !! Yep found out about the chain thing after a bought it...would still have bought it . Chains are meant to be life of engine , why Nissan M35 only go 200,000 or so ? Not worried about the job , used to run 2 x S3 RX7's with which I did all my own engine , gearbox and diff rebuilds .
  7. Wow !! Don't want to upset anyone , chill the whiskey factory guys 🙂 . First the radiator thing , I'm not saying it fails more than any other , however in the last two nights I have read at least 8 posts from different people that their radiator plastic tank has split , to me that means at 16 plus years old and however many K's the tanks split , I will be wise and replace it before that happens . V35 radiators bolt straight in and so do the air box's , what I don't know is if the shrouds swap over , I now have a V35 shroud with twin fans so will let you know . I will get an all alloy twin row oven brazed V35 radiator that I know will bolt straight in to the M35 with the V35 airbox . Something like this https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/All-Aluminum-Radiator-For-04-07-Nissan-Skyline-V35-350-GT-V6-Petrol-AT-2-Row/292747369595?fits=Plat_Gen%3AV35&epid=20024291071&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item44291a5c7b:g:39IAAOSwlY1ZGWtm&enc=AQAEAAACcIQvEcHUrT7nmUC3yY5qbPyaBN1nJEDYW8MyypsJPgXKMy1HQ5tqr4SizEZhU4A6p24OFt7rJh%2BdO2BEZmEPDW6%2FdjjBov%2BrSFU6l4fpRZl7yhLriYPIhwb7o5FTsYdxhb9OKP7OwzPAHwluI1Sgu7m90%2FJPzyf2KcEfSjKUMNNKb4k%2BofdpFVGNxlyCFrTifEPDiNBvEEBjcAXw1LOVimMAgz4L7jUqvyNWZDqGbQLSyDilZWixkqP1436m56%2BGjFdTTX5UVnMTVXDkoWUck0NTxUcJ%2B5bGmCEkPrY%2FjDy6vEkNus0sKE2OBmzG%2FJiIOE9co5hh2aohSc%2BK41SCIyXWZTbKNNzPAVutlMBYgNxti7b3haPUaQQ8%2B4xmSI%2FkPiEPaVL0p44yOLc9SkkyOCQYtAZ66xYDg1unRrLPjk32Q7u8KOA3oa2Z%2FFtRoZXsKQfGYjUMV0pxmsymTuXNTSxg5XWoeiYBH9LO4gYJQZP7LN6jYG%2BFVKdy8De1U5sLXIun5W2GPd0o7DUnwseEJFakrTVqSMPRGnAvGwIZhAwj0YcZnDpI6Oan9F2sPxeMssVAO1rVzutwd8vvtp9DWe5kiDZQ87JLvcGm%2FllcWoLwHeHBLngW1KqB%2BLZC3CsQK3a%2Bil11ZYxfh9kJptOLYj3eQSdQDc09n%2Bj08iBLckScUmQVTqzyzI28EogKLspt8l56KynEiZvVlRkxRsUhhyWjXikj0xVkTc6ZBPvsbkWXK8Ve2VjuvsY4mP188zjS71cfxpsaKd2hVZOKLc7hUDXrqeiBHjFbHErgxvoEuFI1b1sYCIAUvLSOYcd72XzYAQ%3D%3D&checksum=292747369595139f4f688d414f178dd6023d81e75d32 I would think that a radiator made to replace the V35 radiator would take the same shroud and I have used ebay radiators before with total success . As to the V35 electric fans I will let you all know how it all goes...good or bad .
  8. I'm sure you do know about these things however if you read the post carefully you will note I'm going to use genuine NISSAN fans from a NISSAN V35 and shroud not some random aftermarket fans . Also I wish to eliminate the 6Hp odd loss that a viscous fan sucks away . My car is still running the stock pithy radiator and I'm aware they fail so will fit an all alloy twin core radiator to avoid that which can't hurt .
  9. I have just acquired the M35 250RSTurbo and have a post up elsewhere but thought this topic needed it's own identity . I have read up about the 3200 CFM fan and the failures of going to electric thermo fans . It seems to me that if you consistently require that kind of cfm then perhaps the radiator is a bit undersized . We all know that after about 40 Kph there is more air coming in than the fan can pull so we want the fan to stop otherwise it impedes the incoming air blah blah blah . I am very unhappy with the roar and would have gone to good quality thermo's but having read up about do not need to follow suit . However being the same as the V35 chassis I decided to check out the later 3.5 engined [ is that a word ?? ] V35 and they have thermo fans but still the tiny single row radiator . Was that a cost cutting exercise to have a viscous...Yuk !! Anyhow the intent was to get a V35 radiator with fans knowing that the radiator will bolt in to M35 but the fan shroud might not bolt to the M35 radiator . Whew , did you get that , was dam hard to write . So couldn't get a radiator but do have the shroud with the twin fans , will be checking if it swaps in later today . I'm not noble enough to believe I might be the only one to think of this or maybe I am ?? Has this been done ? Was it successful ?? I think a twin row radiator will help as well and seeing that the tanks fail will go an all alloy radiator in the future , what is everybody else running . Thoughts please including if you think I'm a raving lunatic !!
  10. Hi all first post so be gentle . I have just acquired a 2002 250RS Turbo with 185,000 K's on it . The car is bone stock apart from a blow off valve . The car has the self closing tail gate [ an option I believe ] the pop up screen with Nav , no reversing camera and it has Hicas . I have done a bit of reading [ mostly on here so thank you SAU ] and I have a list of things to get done . 1: unplug the Hicas at the back and then remove the warning bulb from the cluster . As an add on to this I currently have no cracking in the rear at all and would like to keep it like that and it seems Hicas cars are more prone to it . 2:Fresh new full synthetic oil and filter , going to run a 10/40 and also have a Z179A filter which is bigger than the tiny Z436 so we will see if it fits as I have both . I intend to see how quickly the oil darkens to decide how long I will run it , hoping to get 8000K's . Not going to mention what brand as do not want to start an oil brand debate !! Again from what I have read I have a mods list of must do things , I will be going through and doing all the fluids starting with the engine oil and filter today . Intending to do the three banjo bolt mods as doing oil change anyway including dropping the sump to do the internal sump banjo bolts , it looks like the sump can be dropped without having to lift the engine...I hope . Going to have a shot both ways and will drill it out to 2 mm , it seems that 3 mm might be a step too far . It seems an engine oil cooler is a must . I have a really nice ex V8 supercars cooler which will do just nicely !! Any recommendations on brand of sandwich plate ? Also a transmission cooler is a must as well it seems and will do a flush and fill with Nulon full Synthetic . Also on the list is one of Mr Star Treks coolant tap thingies , is he still in action ? And also along those lines I will be trying to get a spare stock turbo to have it tickled by Mr Star Trek and have it ready to go , the car has done 185,000 K's and from what I can tell the turbo is fine . This looks like being a bit exceptional as turbos fail normally sooner than that ??? I have already obtained a 350Z mid pipe so will be crawling under to make sure it swaps in as I have been led to believe ?? Will do a tail pipe at some time in the future but the intent is to keep mods mild . I believe one part of the exhaust is quite restrictive so would like to know more about this. My pol's for the long post but on a search for knowledge and please let me know if I've got anything not quite right !!
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