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370z is dropping cyliders intermittently

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Does anyone have any idea why my 2011 370z would run ruff and feel like a broken 4 cylinder? engine mods cold air, extractors and cat back exhaust.?? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

I have a 2010 stock 370z and it too stared running really rough last year . After thinking the worst. Realized the battery was on its way out and the engine was not getting a nice clean spark. Changed battery and back to being brilliant. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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battery was first thing I swapped out thanks anyways Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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You spend $6k with a mechanic who has not fixed he problem and not read the ECU codes ???  He's clearly hopeless...

You're now worried about a $300 ECU diagnosis (which should have been done much earlier) ???

You post asking for ideas without telling us what remedial attempts have already been done to date ???

Hmmm...

White smoke is normally coolant being burnt (things like blown head gasket or even cracked head).

If you can smell oil it's either being burnt and going out the exhaust or the engine is wet with oil evaporating due to heat.

Burning oil will kill the cat's and they are likely to clog causing a loos of power at the very least

I doubt the solution will be found on the internet - best to take it to a decent service centre 

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Took it back to my mechanic cylinder misfire code replaced one spark plug that was covered with burnt oil, running good again. Now he saying need engine rebuild because of a more serious underlying issue. Causing loss of oil smoke and oiled out spark plugs. any suggestions? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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Took it back to my mechanic cylinder misfire code replaced one spark plug that was covered with burnt oil, running good again. Now he saying need engine rebuild because of a more serious underlying issue. Causing loss of oil smoke and oiled out spark plugs. any suggestions? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

need to get a compression test done or leaks leakdown test to determine if the problem is the head or block. 

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ok will do still going to nissan. i will get them to do it. thanks again Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

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