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Optimiser

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  1. Optimiser added a post in a topic Tein Flex Z adjustables   

    I purchased the MCA Reds about 6 months ago. The rears are true coilovers.
    https://mcasuspension.com/suspension
     
  2. Optimiser added a post in a topic 2010 370z Bluetooth Music Stream   

    Not that I've noticed.
  3. Optimiser added a post in a topic Dtrl with headlights on?   

    I had an auto elec do it without issues about anything at the panel beaters while my 2012 was being repaired from a medium front end collision (lady came out of side street and I t-boned her Tida!). I was lucky enough to source a 2013/14 bumper with the DRL's at the time. Preferably I do not have the above issue with the parking/instrument lights on all the time. It all works properly as I want it.
  4. Optimiser added a post in a topic 2010 370z Bluetooth Music Stream   

    I agree.
    I have a 2012 model which steams fine with bluetooth using the "AUX" button.
  5. Optimiser added a post in a topic Stupid Coilover Related Question   

    I have recently invested in a set of the MCA "Reds". Yes a true coilover in the rear so those big springs in the trailing arms are deleted now. Fantastic ride! I previously had BC-BR's which I didn't think were to bad although a bit harsh and was lowered about 25mm with aftermarket camber arms and traction rods. I am higher now using MCA's recommended height settings (suspension needs to travel) and I don't miss being lower one bit. (I'm a bit over scraping on driveways, etc).
  6. Optimiser added a post in a topic Mishimoto oil cooler my experience   

    I've had the same Mishimoto oil cooler on my 2012 (has factory "oil cooler" and I didn't go with a thermostatic plate fitting) for a few years now and all good. No issues on the track either with just it, stock power steering cooler and stock radiator. The Americans seem to not think much of Mishimoto though and go for Setrab brand.
    I use Motul 330v 10W/40 oil with a large aftermarket sump and change oil and filter every 5000k's.
  7. Optimiser added a post in a topic Engine Ticking Noise   

    I recommend Revzone in Ringwood.
  8. Optimiser added a post in a topic 2009 370z sat nav update   

    I agree !
  9. Optimiser added a post in a topic Dyno results from Air to Air upgrade!!!   

    No special fuel systems, just the 340LPH new pump.
    Car is running great and no issues so far. I can really notice the extra torque/power compared to the stock Stillen setup. 
    I need much more traction now than ever before and have just ordered new Yokohama ADVAN-Neova-AD08's.
    http://www.yokohama.com.au/Tyres/ADVAN-Neova-AD08.aspx
    I've also ordered new suspension to replace my BC BR coilovers. I'm upgrading to MCA "Red's" Made right here in Oz and top quality stuff!
    https://mcasuspension.com/suspension
     
  10. Optimiser added a post in a topic Dyno results from Air to Air upgrade!!!   

    Yes I think it was.
  11. Optimiser added a topic in Engine & Drivetrain   

    Dyno results from Air to Air upgrade!!!
    Well finally after months of waiting for and stuffing around with parts from the US and lots of $$$ my shop has finally completed my A to A upgrade!  
    Some things to note were that the Stillen fuel pump ran out of pressure when engine was at 5500RPM and was replaced with a 340LPH pump. I've ended up using a 3.00" improved traction SC pulley, stock jack shaft pulley and a 2.80"improved traction serp pulley, giving me 10PSI. I replaced both the SC and serp belts and used the extra idler pulley (with special spacer), that was supplied to me by the most helpful and friendly "TBatt". This is to try and stop any belt slippage on serp side. I am also using the Tial BPV.
    The Stillen fuel injectors did not need replacing and I'm using BP "Ultimate" 98 RON fuel which is the best you can get here in Australia. The injectors didn't max out and are fine with my current tune. I'm also Uprev tuned and using the stock MAF's, so no SD tuning on this. The dyno is a "Dynapack chassis dyno which are popular in Japan. They are the "static" ones where your (driven) wheels are removed and connected to a unit that spins a hydraulic pump/motor. The wobbles on the dyno graph's lines are due to the Dynapack's sensor which fluctuates a bit in hotter weather (it's middle of summer here down under) and is therefore not at all to do with fluctuations with the engine, so ignore them. The tune is very stable and smooth and the engine idles perfectly.
    Overall I was hoping to get a bit more power than this, but around 450 (safe) WHP and about 352 wheel torque, it's still great and I'm happy. I'm also glad it's all over and I have my car back finally! You can see the before (Standard Stillen setup) and after (TopGunz A to A upgrade) results on the dyno charts.
     


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  14. Optimiser added a topic in Media Gallery   

    370Z fatal crash
    This accident occurred last night in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. I hope it wasn't a forum member.
    http://www.9news.com.au/National/2016/12/03/08/06/Driver-killed-in-fiery-car-crash-into-Melbourne-pole-during-suspected-drag-race
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  15. Optimiser added a post in a topic Clutch slave cylinder (CSC) failure   

    Get this. I did and it's reliable.

    http://zspeedperformance.com/ZSpeed-HD-Concentric-Replacement-Clutch-Slave-Cylinder-CSC-zsp2006.htm
  16. Optimiser added a post in a topic Cold air Intake   

    I have used Stillen Gen 3 Cold Air intakes for sale if you want. They are just sitting in my garage gathering dust.
    My supercharger replaced them.
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    CJM Sump
  18. Optimiser added a post in a topic Dtrl with headlights on?   

    Perhaps get an auto electrician to do it. I don't think it will cost that much.
  19. Optimiser added a post in a topic First track day with Z   

    No fuel issues at all and started with a full tank. The Stillen SC kit includes a more powerful fuel pump. I got down to 2 dots on the fuel gauge on the track, fourth session, going harder than earlier as I got more used to the car and track and had no fuel starvation at all. I would have run out of fuel during a fifth session so I called it a day with 2 dots remaining.
  20. Optimiser added a post in a topic Which twinplate clutch?   

    Cost me about $2500 delivered.
    Top of the range stuff.
  21. Optimiser added a post in a topic Which twinplate clutch?   

    OS Giken GT Twin (soft cover).
    http://www.osgiken.net/products.php?Category2=nissan&SubCat2=fairlady+%2F+350z+%2F+370z&submit.x=58&submit.y=11&product=grandtouring
     

  22. Optimiser added a post in a topic Anyone here play video games?   

    Just ask me about my water-cooled, overclocked, gaming beast with dual video cards and my curved 34" monitor!
    I am into first person shooter games. Call of Duty, etc.
  23. Optimiser added a post in a topic Invidia Gemini Exhaust   

    I wouldn't worry too much about getting a tune just because you've fitted hi flow cats/exhaust but a tune would get the most potential from these mods.
  24. Optimiser added a post in a topic First track day with Z   

    Oil temps were mostly OK although on my last (4th) session when I was going the hardest I'd been it did get up to 130c, but no limp mode. Previous runs were around 110c - 120C.
    I run a Mishimoto oil cooler that is designed for the 370Z.
    http://www.mishimoto.com/09-nissan-370z-08-infiniti-g37-oil-cooler-kit.html
     
  25. Optimiser added a topic in Track Talk   

    First track day with Z
    Had my first track day in my fairly track modified 370Z with Driver Dynamics at Sandown last Sunday. There was a fully booked out field of 50 cars divided into 3 groups: beginner, intermediate (me) and experienced.
     
    I did four out of five sessions for the day (low fuel) which used nearly my whole full tank of fuel, 65 litres, in about 80 mins or so, about a litre per 2Km!  No crashes or offs and no mechanical issues! Fastest speed I got to was 208Km/h. No brake fade but the front Akebono’s did weep a tiny bit of brake fluid from the bleeder nipples which I have heard about when used heavily.
     
     
     
    After the first two rounds, about 20 mins each, I was keeping my own with V8 M3 BMW’s with drivers that have had plenty of track experience.
     
     
    I was very happy with the day and of course my 370Z and all mods. Will be doing it again. Highly recommend!
    Optimiser.

    In pit garage #31


    Cool down after session.

    Pits and Group 1 lining up for their session.

    Looking at the entrance ramp onto the track.

    Another pit pic.

    A Suburu being taken away after he drove "11/10ths" and came off at the end of the second main straight.

    A selfie in front of pit garages.
     
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