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  1. timjj added a topic in Interior / Exterior   

    AC Temperature no range. Only cold or hot
    HI guys,
    I have a 2004 350Z softtop and have had issues with AC unit since I got it. 
    The AC unit has 2 options - Cold (when set at 18 on the dial) and Hot when set to anything but 18. Makes no difference is AC button is on or off. There is no range. I have read it can be because of the sun sensor on the dash (no idea how that could be of any effect). I replaced the passenger side one but makes no difference - no surprise there. I have pulled the white AC control box out from under the stereo but everything looks fine. No broken cables, all lights and functions of the unit work - just the ability to adjust them temperature is stuffed. Anyone come across this issue before and been able to find a solution? Really annoying having either a hot or cold cabin and nothing in between!
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  2. timjj added a post in a topic Convertible roof won't go down?   

    Silly reply to start off but make sure you have your foot on the brake. It wont go back unless your are stationary and foot is on the brake.
    I have the same model and I have found it does not like the cold as previous reply mentioned - must be the rigidity of the fabric. If its a cold morning, it will get about 75% of the way and get stuck. If its warm - goes back no problem. 
  3. Bry added a post in a topic 370z Wheel choice – Australian market research - FYI   

    Good choice of wheels, now let’s see some pics. I’ve just ordered a set of Nismo wheels from america .
  4. paracin added a topic in 370Z Wheels & Tyres   

    370z Wheel choice – Australian market research - FYI
    After 2 months of market and forums research, I bought my new wheels – 19” Kiwamis. The following factors were considered: wheel size and spacers, quality, price and the supplier’s customer service.
    To determine the right size, I thoroughly studied 17 pages of “370z wheel fitment guide” on The370z forum and settled for 9.5 +25 and 10.5 +12, which should provide a flush fit without spacers or camber adjustment while accommodating larger tyres (if so inclined after suspension upgrade).
    Quality-wise, after considering some questionable 20” Taiwanese options like XXR ($1200+), Koya ($2400+), Vertini ($2800+ with 35% off), Rohana and Ferrada (both over $3K), I settled for a proper JDM option – Work Emotion Kiwami AHG (matte bronze), deep concave front and ultra deep concave rear. JDM Concept’s price is not only cheaper than the above, but also cheaper than Work USA.
    Regarding customer service, my first choice of wheels were Gram Lights or Weds but I didn’t get a quote from Aaron in nearly 4 weeks (he did apologise); Koya (Koya wheels), Venero (representing Ferrada wheels) and B.Boss (for Vossen VFS-1) NEVER even acknowledged receipt of my web inquiry; the main players on Princess highway between Tempe and Arncliffe, where I inquired in person, were totally disinterested, one even outright rude. (Is it my grey hair, I wonder, that causes people not to take me seriously in a Zed?)
    The shining stars of customer service are: Leonardy from JDM Concept, representing Work wheels, who replied to all my emails within an hour, often quicker. He specialises in Work wheels and is extremely helpful and accommodating (eg I picked up my wheels within 3 hours from committing to the purchase). George from Rollenso employed significant efforts to assist me with finding the right Lenso wheels. George is experienced, knowledgeable and helpful. I also ordered the tyres from George cheaper than Tempe, and that’s saying something.
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  5. Punked added a post in a topic Offset for Wheels to clear Brembos   

    I think you are both a little confused.
    Lower offsets wheels (wheels closer to outside or poke from guard) will generally give you more brake clearance. However, some high offset wheels (wheels more sunken from outside of guard) will clear too. Hugely depends on the wheel/spoke shape and design.
    The factory wheels are 18x8+30 (or close?) and clear Brembo brakes but many aftermarket wheels in those specs will not clear.
    I run 19x10+15 and 19x11+15 on my 350Z and they clear by a mile. The same wheel as mine in a 18x8+20 probably wouldn't clear...
    You really need to try some wheels on your car....you will find many of the Japanese wheels are made to clear larger brakes (not always though)...
    https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator# this is the best for fitment- won't help with your clearance issue though.
  6. dodgybugga added a post in a topic ESCL ekectronic steelring lock   

    If I remember correctly there was a recall here in Aus as well but only for certain series of that part number. I would demand to talk to the dealer principal rather than some service monkey that knows nothing but how to extract cash from loyal customers and demand the part be replaced (possibly costing labour which is fair) for a known faulty part that was subject to a nationwide recall. Search this forum for more info on the recall. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. peter a added a post in a topic ESCL ekectronic steelring lock   

    Ummmm !! Experienced the 'No start' and the orange key light.  2012 model 370Z.
    Tried the hammer trick, tried it again and again and again and eventually it released.
    Leave the accessory light on and removed the fuse.
    Car starts OK now.
    Quote from Nissan for a new ESCL(electronic Steering Control Lock) is $1,580.13 plus GST plus labour. 
  8. MartinZ added a post in a topic 370z clutch?   

    Contact your local clutch specialist
    If you need to replace the flywheel that will really hurt - aftermarket flywheels are cheaper but also make unpleasant noise
  9. 370Cal added a post in a topic Nismo front end.   

    The last few times ive called nissan dealers, they’ve asked for the part numbers (being nismo or non-nismo) and they didnt have an issue selling me those parts. I did decline cause for a set of 2012 nismo wheels ended up costing 2k a wheel ?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Pierre added a topic in Interior / Exterior   

    Driver & passenger seat replace - help please
    Hi Folks
    I'm after OEM driver & passenger seats please - mould screwed my present ones.
    If any body has a complete clean set (preferably from a low km's vehicle) of OEM driver and passenger seats - will be happy to take off your hands and pay shippage.
    PLease PM
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  11. Street to Track added a post in a topic AAM Competition Twin Turbo 370Z   

    AAM is now off my list, that is very bad. Thanks for the feedback. 😎
  12. DmanDuc added a post in a topic Z'dsters   

    Really... .......you like the Achilles. Mmm that's interesting. 
    Tbh man. I can't wait to get rid of em. Im going to go for the potenza if i can get em in my size .
    Cheers for the link. 
    I'll check it out now .
    Cheers Rob. Nice wheels and z'd. The silver surfer.
  13. Khaled added a topic in Engine & Drivetrain   

    370z clutch?
    Hi everyone:)
    Just looking to replace my clutch on my 370z and need a bit of guidance in terms of quality and prices.
    Not looking for a performance clutch, just something comfortable to drive daily.
    I've realised some performance clutches are more expensive than OEM.
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  14. RobZ33 added a post in a topic Z'dsters   

    17s wouldn't fit over your brakes and 8.5 width will barely fill your guards. I run 20s on my 350Z and the front pair are 8.5's but they are a very low offset so they fill the front guards. My rears are 10" wide and I wouldn't go any narrower on a 370Z unless it's a very low offset. If you want to have a play around with wheels and tyre sizes to see what they look like, check out http://rimtuck.com/ 

    Also I am on my 4th set of Achilles tyres and I reckon they're awesome!
  15. RobZ33 added a post in a topic Nismo front end.   

    Sounds like the usual dealer/spare parts bullshit runaround to me. 
    I contacted a dealer in Melb and asked for a price on the bumper and mentioned it was for a non-Nismo 370Z and was given a quote for the bumper, 2 lower moulds and the badge without a problem. If you're not happy with the response from your local dealer I'd call Nissan Customer Care (1800 035 035) or have another dealership order it for you and have it sent to your local dealer for pickup.
  16. DmanDuc added a topic in Zclub Feedback, Suggestions & Questions   

    Nismo front end.
    Hey there Z'dsters.
    Feeling annoyed..........
    I'm loving the Nismo front end on the z'ds.
    I've searched online. checked out heaps of different styles and decided on a Stillen front end, i reckon they look absolutely sic on the front of a  z'd...... Looking further into it and pricing from the US it was radically expensive to buy and freight out here to the mid nth coast and paint. After a considerable amount of aganising, over thinking and head aches from thinking to much about Z'd front ends i decided to go with the Nismo front end off a Z'd which i can buy from a business in Queensland.
    Investigating further........ i find an after market place online that has heaps of different moulds and what do you know they have a Nissan Nismo front end in Duraflex or fibreglass moulds.  Happy as.....
    I investigate further and i'm reading horror stories from guys that have done the conversion.
    Nothing lines up......... A / m moulds don't fit oem parts on car etc etc.
    So i read on and i find a profiler's comment that say's order from Nissan dealer cause everything will line up and fit......... Makes sense right......
    Now me being from the motor cycle racing world, i know first hand how much fitting after market moulds or fairing on a bike can be and its a massive pain in the arse.
    So i run with the idea and i'm contacting my local Nissan dealer......... I ask for spare parts and the guy answers the phone and away i go asking for a Nismo front apron.
    He says......
    No i'm sorry, i'm told that you will have to contact a Nissan Nismo dealer........ and order....
    Oh i say......Ok that's cool. So i ask him ........Is Suttons Nissan in Sydney a Nissan Nismo dealer.
    He asks his counterpart and i hear him say yes i think so.
    So i ring Suttons Nissan Chullora and i ask to purchase a Nismo front end.....
    Here is the annoying part.
    No I'm sorry Nismo parts are strictly for Nismo cars only. 
    So let me get this straight. You wont sell me a nissan genuine nismo product but yet i can buy a copy of it and have it delivered to my door and i get it anyway, it just doesnt say Nissan on it..........
    What the hell Nissan Australia....... I'm annoyed and not a happy Nissan Z'd customer.
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  17. DmanDuc added a topic in Zclub Feedback, Suggestions & Questions   

    Hey there Z'dsters.
    So after reading all the comments about rim size and style, im now hesitant to change them. Its a lot of money out laid for something that could go horribly wrong.
    Firstly im not a lover of my 2012 rims... hence the reason for change.
    To be honest with you all, im now confused as hell and don't really no which way to turn.
    I find that im varying from the 19" because of the other styles and makes of rim that i like but are not made in a 19" .
    This Z'd is my first real nice car that is my baby as all of my vehicles have been high powered motorcycles so the Z'd relm is a learning curve to me.
    Ozzy tyres has two rims i'm considering, 1. is a 20" x 8.5 gloss black rim called ( pro drag PD1 ) now its a 8.5 inch width, which after researching can accomadate a tyre width from 225mm to 255mm.
    The 2nd rim im considering is a Vertini drift 19" x 8.5. colour to be decided.
    So after reading everyone's input i really am confused as to which way i should go and colour really.
    My Z'd is a 2012 Montery blue, and she is stock as a rock. Her shoe size's are.... Front: 245/40 x 19.    Rear: 275/35x19.
    They are Achilles tyres and i do not recommend, i find they are hopeless in the wet, crappy handling and helps the car understeer even more, and milage was lame and quite noisy........
    So wheel and tyre package is needed for my baby girl......
    So in your opinion guyz do you think the 20" rims a waste of money for the Z'ds.
    And would you consider 17 / 18" deep dish rims and why. would it cause complications being a smaller wheel etc etc.
    if you guys and gals don't mind.......... Some proper education on this matter would be seriously appreciated.
    Thanks Z'dsters.
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  18. shadow85 added a post in a topic AAM Competition Twin Turbo 370Z   

    Hey fellaz, forgot about this thread.
    My install is complete finally!
    Lets just say this is not a real RHD kit. I am pretty dissapointed in AAM claiming it is RHD.
    Don't get me wrong the quality of the kit is excellent, but the amount of modifications/fab work it needed to fit our RHD car was insane! My install bill was huge because of it! Same with the other 2 AAM RHD kits i know of that was installed around Australia and UK.
    Save yourself the cash, and buy a RevZone TT kit for 16K installed and tuned. The amount I spent to get the AAM kit fitted is enough to build a forged engine! I kind of lost respect for AAM now for telling us it is a RHD kit. 😠
  19. paracin added a post in a topic 18x10 +22 or 20x10 +42 with spacers – what would be your personal preference?   

    Wasn't quite looking for used wheels, to be honest.
    However, PM me some details please, I might consider.
    You never know...
  20. mapanp added a post in a topic ESCL ekectronic steelring lock   

    thanks to the forum I have been able to bypass the steering lock and car works fine
    A new module from Nissan was quoted at $2750, but they could do it for $1950, the same unit, brand new Nissan part on Ebay USA  $260USD
  21. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic ESCL ekectronic steelring lock   

    Mine has been replaced by Nissan previously, found a sticker after I bought the car.

    Personally, I would try the "banging on it and yanking the fuse" trick, that way you'll never have issues in the future. Basically just hit roughly where the steering lock unit is, and get it to turn to ACC, then go pull the fuse while it's still unlocked (either On or in ACC).
  22. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic 18x10 +22 or 20x10 +42 with spacers – what would be your personal preference?   

    30mm spacer sounds like a bit much, 20 would be the highest I would go if I were to run them (but I'm biased, not a fan of spacers in general). Tyre size sounds good though, square setup would probably make the car even more fun.

    I'm selling a set of Kiwami's in silver if interested, staggered set, tyres aren't great. Let me know if you want further details.
  23. Ham added a post in a topic HELP!!! ENGINE LIGHT   

    Give Gavin wood Autos a call, he is a wiz on Nissans.
    He may be able to shed some light on the problem.(only problem is he's on the Gold Coast)
  24. paracin added a post in a topic 18x10 +22 or 20x10 +42 with spacers – what would be your personal preference?   

    Interesting observation and a testament to how a wheel design can create an optical illusion. 

    I like bronze Kiwami's on a black car but the reason I'm looking at 20" Lenso's is that they are considerably cheaper (19" Kiwami's are $1998 at JDM Concept). 

    I'm also toying with the idea of experimenting with a full square setup:  20x10 +42 all around. With 30mm rear spacers, working out as +12 offset at the back, all 4 wheels would extend by 18mm from standard setup. Advantage is that, with 275 tyres all around, tyre rotation would also be possible.

    Decisions, decisions...

  25. mapanp added a topic in Interior / Exterior   

    ESCL ekectronic steelring lock
    Hi All
    lust wondering if anyone else has had electronic steering lock (ESCL) issues, you will come back to you car after going out to find it will not start, initially you may think that your battery is flat but the ESCL may be the problem. if the yellow key light emblem is on then thats what it probably is. Could not start my 2012 370Z this morning, yellow key light was on and car would not go to AAC to start, called NRMA and after two hours (and a new battery) the car would not start, had it towed to an auto electrician.                    
    Did a bit of a google search and found this was a common and reported problem overseas, so much so that Nissan USA did a voluntary recall, yet when you call the local Nissan dealer or Nissan Australia they have never heard of the issue.
    Found some useful youtube videos on how the over-ride the steerling lock and may do this if the cost of repair is way too much
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