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    Owned 75 280z sold
    Owned 76 280z automatic sold
    Currently own a 77 280z 5 speed. Have owned since 1985.

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  1. I would suggest you relieving the fuel rail pressure just to be on the safe side. Many do not hold pressure long after being shut off but some do. Lets just assume yours does and go ahead and release the pressure as per FSM. Mine doesn't hold pressure so I've done exactly as Patcon described above. The other question is do you have a fuel pressure gauge in line? If so then you'll know if there is rail pressure or not and can adjust your procedure.
  2. The part in question is the cold start valve but, that may not be leaking. From what I can tell in the pic the fuel hose is wet. So it can be the culprit. Try tightening the hose clamp and see if that takes care of it. If not replace it with the proper EFI rated fuel hose. And if that isn't it, it'll more than likely be the CSV Could also be the result of hard "cold" start ups depending on how much fuel is actually leaking out.
  3. .....and I can, if available, help you inspect potential Z car purchases. I'm not too far away from you. I'm not an "expert" but 2 sets of eyes are always better than one.
  4. Welcome to the club! Just FYI keep in mind if you decide to go with the 280z you'll have to smog the 76 thru 78. Smog cut off here in CA is 1975. So you can't remove smog equipment. And you need to know what to look for, If any smog equipment has been removed, if its working or not, etc. You've come to the right place though. Very knowledgeable and friendly people in this club. Good luck with your search.
  5. Wow, I like it. Beautiful car! Like Jim said, drive it and enjoy it.
  6. But while your up there can you bring me down a bottle of..............
  7. No dresses Cliff, jeans only for you!
  8. Makes perfect sense to me. I would probably do the same. Here's to no more problems with her
  9. I may be way off here but will this create a lower compression reading?
  10. QC doesn't seem to exist much anymore. Good thing you checked.
  11. .....and is good for those that have to pass emissions testing that requires a functional one.
  12. Charge the battery, reinstall it and verify the alternator is charging the system. If not it is more than likely a bad alternator or regulator. Or just a bad battery, like a dead cell.
  13. rcb280z

    76 280Z

    It does look like some sort of heat shield for what ever that (aluminum?) box is across from it on the shock tower.
  14. Post some pics when you get it Dave.