Just picked up a Z

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by markhandless, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. markhandless

    markhandless Guest

    Getting some hate in OT on my new purchase; whatcha think? I picked it up for something fun to drive on the weekends, also talked the guy down on price, heres some pics of my new toy: 2005 350z
     
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    jay_realz do work OT Supporter

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    dont post pics or anything
     
  4. markhandless

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    Theres pics of the car in the first post, Ill get more when i pick it up
     
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    No - there aren't pics in the first post.
     
  6. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    there's no pics smarty. And a Z33 is not a real Z, a S30 is
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    case closed
     
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    Quoted for truth.
     
  9. Zot

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    Pics are too big, you need to resize them.
     
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    Mah nigga.

    Oh, interested in a rolling S30 chassis? I've got a line on one that I might score for nothing :noes:
     
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    oh? :x:
     
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    oh snap.

    I need to take a look at it first (assuming the owner ever gets back to me :squint:), and figure out if I can fix it and flip it, or if it'll be better to pull the engine, part out whatever I can, and then sell or store the chassis for later.

    I'll make a thread about it one way or another :o
     
  13. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    350Z = FAILSSAN
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    if you can get it to me ;)
     
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    pablo_escobar Ruprecht, eat your applesauce...

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    guess Isamu is first in line then, I don't have the money to ship a car :o
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    oh dude i found out today from my friend John that the guy who bought my rb20det car way back when got it fixed. Problem was ECU was getting 10v as opposed to 12v as the idiots that wired it did such a shit job but i didnt realize the voltage drop.. was messing with all the electronics and thats why when it hit boost the voltages were off and it got confused and bucked.. I thought it was a bad ECU didnt even think that voltage was down but we all miss these things that are somewhat simple..

    i replaced lots of fuel system parts too as the guy i got it from said fuel system was the issue lol :mamoru:
     
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    Carbs > FI


    Someone on HZ is making an adapter for mikunis to go onto RB series heads :eek5:
     
  19. deusexaethera

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    Not a chance in hell. Carbs are less precise, more sensitive to weather changes, and harder to turbocharge. Pressurized fuel FTW.
     
  20. PanzerAce

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    Not a chance in hell of what? Them making it? It's already being done.

    And how to you think they are less precise? Seems to methat especially on carbs when you have one throat per cylinder, that it is going to be MORE precise fuel metering than injectors operating a distance from the air sensor.

    Plus, some people don't like fucking around with computers when they want to tune their car.
     
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    Seems to me that you're wrong
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    If you have a separate venturi for each cylinder, then yes, each cylinder will get fuel in direct relation to the air going into that cylinder, so that's good. However, now you have to tune each venturi separately, and without an oxygen sensor on each cylinder you have absolutely no way of knowing if you've gotten it just perfect, so you're back to square one because you have imprecision in the system, without even any way to tell if it's imprecise. At the very least, fuel injectors don't freeze up, and EFI has sensors that monitor the overall output of the engine (not just whether it's smoking or not) dozens of times per second to make sure it's always running just right.

    Not to mention, instead of spending hours and days and weeks fucking with little screws to get things just perfect, only to have the weather change or the gasoline mixture get modified (like when they started adding 10% ethanol), all you have to do is make sure shit's plugged in and it'll take care of itself. There is no tuning involved with a fuel-injected engine, at least not the kind you're talking about -- you draw fuel and ignition-timing maps in CAD, turn it into a series of points on a graph, and upload it into the ECU. Done. Forever.
     
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    :rofl:

    The whole point of Mikunis, and the reason that people pay 500 bucks for just the casings for them, is that they are so damn easy to tune and reliable. You can tune the AF mixtures just as well as with FI as well. And lets be honest, if you are popping carbs onto a RB series engine, you probably aren't going to be driving it in weather that you are going to have to worry about them drawing well enough when the engine is cold. Also, and John Doe's auto shop can deal with carbs, while on EFI you have to find a shop that can actually deal with your specific system, or try and debug it yourself.

    Also, with carbs, if you turbo them, and then switch the turbo for a larger or smaller one, guess what, you most likely don't have to do jack shit with the carbs, while on a EFI you would have to re-tune the entire fucking thing to make sure that you weren't going to damage anything.


    I don't really care one way or the other, but dismissing carburetors just because of your conceptions about them seems pretty disingenuous.
     
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    :woot: i can't wait to get out of this damn desert and get back to my 300zx... but yea, about that s30? :x:
     
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    I'll let you know when I know :o
     

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