andynogo

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    M35 Stagea AR-X
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  1. andynogo

    wasn't that a rebuilt turbo? How long did it last?
  2. andynogo

    Just one other thing- change all your attesa fluid- rear reservoir, line up to the back of the gearbox and the transfer case as well. Your vibration could be a transfer clutch issue. If it's not that then it'll be a uni joint in the front propshaft.
  3. andynogo

    Read the second post. but be prepared to get the cups machined as the circlip grooves might be way off... http://motormasterpowersports.com/product/detail/sku/430-9/
  4. andynogo

    Alright so replaced front discs so I can drive it again. Took it out on the freeway for a blast and.... Pretty bad shuddering in reverse with wheels turned (fine when reversing in a straight line) Fixed! Shuddering when driving in a straight line- almost feels like the car is rhythmically binding up a bit. Worse with power on, but still happens when rolling in neutral. Fixed! This was pretty bad at all speeds but worse at 80-110. This is all good now. Really really bad shudder on moderate and hard acceleration. Goes alright but it's quite nasty- almost verging on quite a harsh vibration/shudder/clicking noise/feeling. At first I thought it was a terrible misfire/boost cut but I'm fairly sure it's a mechanical drivetrain issue. Fixed! I also had some pretty dodgy gearchanges especially 1-2 and 2-3 at lowish speed. This problem is gone now as well. Possibly related to front uni joint binding up. So to recap, replaced the front uni in the front propshaft (old one was seized and had excessive play when freed up), bled attesa system and replaced fluid in the transfer case. I had replaced the front right inner CV joint but that although a little worn wasn't causing any dramas. This has fixed all the problems as described above. YAY!
  5. andynogo

    Replaced the front uni joint in the front propshaft. There's another story just in that- circlip grooves not machined correctly in the joint bearing caps. That took a while and lots of swearing to figure out. Can't replace the rear joint yet as I need another joint from the manufacturer as those bearing caps are just too far out. Anyway so far under full acceleration I haven't noticed any of the previous problems. No surging, clicking, funny gearchanges etc. I did change the transfer box fluid as well which may have helped a bit. The only thing left to do now is check for high speed vibration which I'll get round to soon. Fingers crossed!
  6. andynogo

    Well I cbf to do rolling circumferences... bought another set of rims instead! So now have the 9"rims all round with identical tyres. At least I can rule tyre sizes out of the equation!
  7. andynogo

    I'm actually going to do a rolling circumference test on the fronts and rears to see if there's any difference. Could always try to find another set of those wheels and use the 9's all round as the 8's sit way inboard at the front- using 20mm spacers to get them out a bit so 25mm/1" would be perfect I reckon.
  8. andynogo

    18x8 and 18x9
  9. andynogo

    They can but you can't find the right size uj's in Oz. They are available in the USA so I have two on their way from Rockford. The local guys want to weld new yokes on which are bigger so may not fit our cars. I guess they don't want to order the replacement joints in from the US... They also can charge a lot more for this.... Or am I being cynical? I have all the gear to get the old staked joints out and fit new ones. The trick is getting them centred and with the correct amount of lash- I have a lathe and dial gauge which makes this much easier. I'll also save over 700 bux which is handy.
  10. andynogo

    Mini update. Took front propshaft/driveshaft off so it's RWD. Most the the problems are gone. The shaft itself has two stuffed universal joints which I hope to rebuild. In the process of ordering some suitable internal circlip joints from the USA. Rockford RCV 430-9, 0.791" cup, 1.285" circlip-circlip. I know, strange measurements for a metric Jap car... Did ask locally about getting the shaft rebuilt and they said they'd have to weld new yokes in (which might have clearance issues) and $850. $1450 from Nissan for a new replacement shaft and front diff flange (our shafts are discontinued and they only have later ones available with different flange on the end). Once that's done I'll put it back in and see what happens- oh and change transfer fluid as well. Doesn't explain the funny gearchanges though. Checked my tyres and they are all the same size (albeit on different width rims) so I don't think they are causing an issue.
  11. andynogo

    Meh. Paint them exactly the same color as the brake rotors and they'll blend in. That's what I did!
  12. andynogo

    I have a few issues with my car at the moment: Pretty bad shuddering in reverse with wheels turned (fine when reversing in a straight line) Shuddering when driving in a straight line- almost feels like the car is rhythmically binding up a bit. Worse with power on, but still happens when rolling in neutral. Really really bad shudder on moderate and hard acceleration. Goes alright but it's quite nasty- almost verging on quite a harsh vibration/shudder/clicking noise/feeling. At first I thought it was a terrible misfire/boost cut but I'm fairly sure it's a mechanical drivetrain issue. The engine is running well so it's not misfiring. All new coils, O2 sensor, MAF, exhaust, CV's all checked and good (one replaced). Wheel bearings all good. New gearbox fluid, need to flush attesa fluid and transfer case. I've got 370Z staggered rims but was doing this with the standard ARX rims as well. The attesa pump appears to be working properly, no 4wd light on dash. With an upgraded ecu with tweaked shifts it was doing some really nasty gearchange bangs (particularly on downshift at 100k's and some gearchanges at low speed), alleviated by Christian kindly sending me a re-programmed ecu without gearshift changes. I've got heaps of troubleshooting to do, was just wondering if anyone else has come across the same symptoms?
  13. andynogo

    Link? I might be chasing a gearbox so might see who's got one out there...
  14. andynogo

    Just avoid it or be prepared to out a new transmission in.... These cars are exxy enough without buying one with problems. Unless it's dirt cheap i guess and you don't mind mucking around with it. And a 300 as well? Meh. More interesting if it was a 350.
  15. andynogo

    Sounds interesting. Is it set up for knock control, flex fuel etc?