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About #1ZED

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    1st GEN (S30)

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Newcastle
  • Car 370Z Roadster Red

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  1. #1ZED added a post in a topic New to the Z scene - Mid North Coast   

    Great, another Newcastle Roadster owner
    Join HunterZ on facebook so you can catch up on a run when all this social distancing is finished. Only a new group although there is already have 44 members. We are all members of a Sydney FB group but this started as a spin off for the people of the Hunter and the surrounds to do some local drives etc.
    PS Top job on the 350 SimpelVic
  2. #1ZED added a post in a topic Fuel question   

    I would never put E10 in my Zed, always 98 as recommended by Nissan and partial fill with 95 if that's all that is available. As your car is  used for work could you use premium and claim all costs as a tax deduction, still not as good as using the fuel card though
  3. #1ZED added a post in a topic New Member just joined   

    Congrats Daz. I had a 260z for many years, sold it some time ago now but like yourself caught the Zed bug when I was young and always planned to buy another. Bought a red 370 Roadster, 2012 model in 2018 an absolutely love it!
  4. #1ZED added a post in a topic Convertible roof   

    Hi Elvis, this is an older post, not sure if your are still reading the forum but how did you go with replacing that plastic rub strip on your deck lid? Mine is wearing and I thought I might try Altapac, they specialise in tinting, clear wrapping etc.
    Anybody else done something similar?
    Also did you find a product to clean your soft top? Raggtopp cleaner followed by their protector appear to be the best product on the market, available in Oz from Auto sunroof and trimming in Melb.
  5. #1ZED added a post in a topic 2014 370Z with orange key light lit up when driving.   

    That's interesting Ian, didn't think 2013+ models were effected either, ie didn’t think they had those steering locks fitted. My 2012 had the same problem, you may have read my post. I had my car at Nissan waiting for a repair, not covered under the recall, and luckily I read up on the issue. I went done to Nissan to my car, wacked the lock with a hammer 3 times, got is started , pulled steering lock fuse there and then and drove off!
    I would suggest your new unit is likely to eventually fail as well so I would just pull the fuse anyway.
  6. #1ZED added a post in a topic Buying a 370Z   

    Hi Tini,
    From owing my 370Z and doing lots of reading they really are quite a robust and reliable car. There were issues with steering lock problems but that was in earlier models, 2009-2012 so wont effect you. Some problems with the CSC's on the manuals but again wont effect you. Your buying low k's so that's good. My two points would simply be to ensure that the car has been correctly serviced and I would recommend buying a stock standard car, one with no modifications whatsoever.
    The Zeds are a great car with lots of heritage so buy one and enjoy, you wont regret it 
  7. #1ZED added a post in a topic Hola   

    Welcome to the Zed club mate, enjoy 
  8. #1ZED added a post in a topic New member   

  9. #1ZED added a post in a topic Steering Lock failure Car wont start   

    All good, hit the steering lock with a small hammer, took two goes, then pushed starter button, was able to get it into ACC mode, pulled the steering lock fuse, started car and got the hell out of the Nissan workshop! The look on their faces was priceless.
  10. #1ZED added a topic in General Z Car Discussions   

    Steering Lock failure Car wont start
    Hi All, Firstly I tried to add this to an existing thread titled 'steering lock failure' however last page wont open- tried  a few times. Mod please move thread as appropriate

    This week my car late 2011 370Z failed to start. Tried new battery in intel key, fob in slot etc. NRMA could not start, car now towed to Nissan. I was generally aware of a steering lock problem on 370z’s  but thought it only effected 2009-10 models.
    After doing some online reading I have all the same symptoms, lock sign on at the start button and small yellow key warning light is on. (wheel was not physically locked though)

    Has this occurred to anyone here on 2011 and up models? 2009-10 were subject to a voluntary recall and they had there type A,B or C Electronic Steering Lock Units (ESLU) replaced with a D model which was fitted to 2011 cars. I believe cars 2012 and up have no ELSC fitted what so ever. I have read that the D rev are also having problems.
    Has anyone fitted or had Nissan fit a new ELSC on their 2011 an up models? What did it cost, I’m sure they will charge me a fortune. I read someone was quoted $2600.Even if I do replace its likely to fail again in the future.
    The  fix is supposed to be hit Electronic Steering Control Unit-ESCU quite hard to fully disengage lock, switch to assessorial (ACC) mode and pull fuse near battery called Steering lock.
    If I can’t get car started by hitting the ESCL I wonder If I could remove the unit, fit a second hand one (assuming its working), start car, or place in ACC mode and then pull fuse?
    At this stage I am planning to go down to my car at Nissan, bang the unit with a hammer, attempt to put car in to ACC, pull fuse and drive off, as the US Z forum recommends.
    Any other help/idea’s much appreciated.
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  11. #1ZED added a post in a topic 2009 - 2010 v20 MAPS   

    Cancel that!
  12. #1ZED added a post in a topic Tyre of choice for the most comfy ride? Michelin wins?   

    I have just bought the Pilot sport 4, did not really know about the 4s. Anyway they still get a good review so I will see how I go 
  13. #1ZED added a post in a topic Hello!   

    Hi Mate, this forum has gone quite in recent times, a lot of discussion on the facebook site. It would be good if more posted in the topics/folders here, much easer to troll through etc. The site recently appeared to be taken over by spam posts but hopefully that has been resolved-that certainly didn't help people posting.
    The US 370 forum is very good for the info you are after. Hope you end up buying one.
    I love my Roadster but have only added a CBE. 
  14. #1ZED added a post in a topic PH44TT   

    Cool Jamie, looking forward to seeing it also. I love my Roadster
    I notice you joined the Official Sydney fairlady Z owners car club. I'm a member as well so hope to see you and your car at a club drive shortly. They usually have one a month and next one is on the16 Mar, old pacific hwy up to Caves beach area although I wont be able to make it, damn it!
  15. #1ZED added a post in a topic Hi there everyone   

    Absolutory agree 100%, the forum is much much better platform for discussing all issues, topics etc on our cars, so much easier with all the specific running folders etc. -everyone should just use facebook for organising events and general chatter.
    Welcome Peter, great car and gotta love the red. I drove far and wide to pickup my 2012 red roadster. Enjoy