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  1. Aux Air Regularor.....Aux Air Valve same thing. It sitson a plate that is bolted to the intake manifold and antifreeze flows thru to help it heat up and close sooner. Look for the small hoses below the AAR.
  2. Check the intake manifold to head bolts/nuts, the end ones have a tendency to break off and the EGR valve flange.
  3. It is just a heating coil inside. 12v one side and ground on the other. Here is what it looks like inside on the electrical side. I put mine in the freezer and looked inside to see how far open the port was then I heated it up in a shallow pan of water to see how far closed it went. I did an OHM check on the functioning one on my 81 and it shows 40 OHMS. The one in the picture has an open circuit so it is dead.
  4. IDK problematic wife / problematic Z? You can always sell the Z and get your money back!
  5. The cylinder head temp sensor signal only leans the fuel as the engine warms, it does not change the idle. The only way your car idle changes is if more air gets in. Look for vacuum leaks. Did you purchase a new secondary air valve or find a used one? It may be incorrectly adjusted or sticky. I had to adjust mine.
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    Greeting all. After several inquiries about using my current breaker plate rebuild kit for 1979 to 1983 cars on pre-1979 cars, I reassembled my design team and have come up with a better design for the plastic bearing retainer that is found in the Datsun 260z and 280z distributors from 1974 to 1978. The earliest distributor I have is a 1974 and it is an electronic pickup distributor. I do not own a pre-1979 Datsun car or truck but I have picked up extra distributors as I find them in my local scrap yard. I DO NOT know when Datsun changed from points to electronic pickup in their distributors but since I have a 1974 Datsun 260z distributor, I assume that all 1974 260z cars are electronic pickup, but I may be wrong. So, what I do know is that my bearing retainer will fit ELECTRONIC pickup Datsun 260z and 280z distributors from 1974 to 1978. As I find out more, I will update the post. With the new updated design of the bearing retainer, a small modification will have to be made on one or two of the breaker plate screws. Once you have taken the breaker plate apart to verify that you need a new bearing retainer take a look at the bottom of the top half of the plate. Any screw that extends below the surface will have to be ground down. You can see in my pictures the one screw that I did grind down. If you don’t want to do any grinding you can always source out a new shorter screw or two, your choice. I do have a 1978 dual electronic pickup distributor that has 2 screws that extend below the bottom of the top plate. Other than that, just pay attention to how the plate is assembled when you take it apart. One thing that I have learned is that the snap ring that holds the two halves together can be a real pain in the fingers to get back in the correct place. After trying to get one back together for an hour, a question came into my head. Why am I making this so hard? Why am I fighting to put this back together with the ball bearing in the lower (spring metal) retainer? Why not reassemble the plate with the ball bearings out and install the balls after the spring clip is back in place! So that is what I did and it works great. No more fighting that **** snap ring for me. The lower bearing retainer is spring metal and will flex enough to get the bearing into the correct place. SOOOOOOO much easier. If you need a new retainer and bearings you can just email or text me. chaug@bis.midco.net or seven zero one-471-fifteen thirtyfour. The price will be 30.00 for a new retainer and 3 new correct size bearings. Price includes shipping to the lower 48 USA. Part is located in North Dakota and my name is Craig. If you are not in the US, I can get a shipping quote for you if you send me your full shipping address. I have sent several overseas and the longest it has taken is 6 weeks. This is mainly due to US customs, so plan ahead before the Zcar driving season. Craig Haug chaug@bis.midco.net seven-zero-one 471-fifteen, thirtyfour Parts are located in North Dakota The screw that had to be modified or replace. There may be more than one After grinding off the protruding screw. Nothing can extend below the plate otherwise there will be interference with the new retainer.

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    Mandan, North Dakota - US

  8. View Advert 1974 to 1978 Datsun 260z 280z distributor breaker plate repair kit Greeting all. After several inquiries about using my current breaker plate rebuild kit for 1979 to 1983 cars on pre-1979 cars, I reassembled my design team and have come up with a better design for the plastic bearing retainer that is found in the Datsun 260z and 280z distributors from 1974 to 1978. The earliest distributor I have is a 1974 and it is an electronic pickup distributor. I do not own a pre-1979 Datsun car or truck but I have picked up extra distributors as I find them in my local scrap yard. I DO NOT know when Datsun changed from points to electronic pickup in their distributors but since I have a 1974 Datsun 260z distributor, I assume that all 1974 260z cars are electronic pickup, but I may be wrong. So, what I do know is that my bearing retainer will fit ELECTRONIC pickup Datsun 260z and 280z distributors from 1974 to 1978. As I find out more, I will update the post. With the new updated design of the bearing retainer, a small modification will have to be made on one or two of the breaker plate screws. Once you have taken the breaker plate apart to verify that you need a new bearing retainer take a look at the bottom of the top half of the plate. Any screw that extends below the surface will have to be ground down. You can see in my pictures the one screw that I did grind down. If you don’t want to do any grinding you can always source out a new shorter screw or two, your choice. I do have a 1978 dual electronic pickup distributor that has 2 screws that extend below the bottom of the top plate. Other than that, just pay attention to how the plate is assembled when you take it apart. One thing that I have learned is that the snap ring that holds the two halves together can be a real pain in the fingers to get back in the correct place. After trying to get one back together for an hour, a question came into my head. Why am I making this so hard? Why am I fighting to put this back together with the ball bearing in the lower (spring metal) retainer? Why not reassemble the plate with the ball bearings out and install the balls after the spring clip is back in place! So that is what I did and it works great. No more fighting that snap ring for me. The lower bearing retainer is spring metal and will flex enough to get the bearing into the correct place. SOOOOOOO much easier. If you need a new retainer and bearings you can just email or text me. chaug@bis.midco.net or seven zero one-471-fifteen thirtyfour. The price will be 30.00 for a new retainer and 6 new correct size bearings. Price includes shipping to the lower 48 USA. Part is located in North Dakota and my name is Craig. If you are not in the US, I can get a shipping quote for you if you send me your full shipping address. I have sent several overseas and the longest it has taken is 6 weeks. This is mainly due to US customs, so plan ahead before the Zcar driving season. Craig Haug chaug@bis.midco.net seven-zero-one 471-fifteen, thirtyfour Parts are located in North Dakota The screw that had to be modified or replace. There may be more than one After grinding off the protruding screw. Nothing can extend below the plate otherwise there will be interference with the new retainer. Advertiser kickstand80 Date 04/30/2022 Price $30 Category Parts for Sale
  9. View Advert Datsun 280zx, A series, L series, 510, 1200 Matchbox distributor breaker plate repair kit. 79-83 280zx distributor breaker plate repair kit. 22136-H9501 22158-S6700 Greeting everyone. I rebuilt my distributor from my 1981 280zx. When I took it I took it apart guess what I found, yep the plastic bearing holder had broken and the bearing were in the bottom of the distributor. I sourced a good distributor and removed the plastic bearing holder and sent it to an engineering firm that specializes is plastic molding/printing and had them redesign/reinforce the weak spots in the bearing holder and I have had a small batch of them produced. I have sourced proper size replacement bearings. The breaker plate comes apart pretty easy, but pay attention and take pictures. I still have 30-40 of these left from first production run. I will make more when I run low so Yes I still have them. I will look into international shipping and get a quote if you send me an address. FYI it has taken as long as 6 weeks for parts to get to Australia due to US Customs. So keep that in mind when ordering from overseas. This will fit the A series, L series Matchbox distributors. 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder. Will not fit Pre-1979. See my other ad for 1974 to 1978 bearing retainers. $30.00 for the bearing retainer and 6 new bearings. The price includes shipping to the lower 48. Here is a video of a youtuber using my breaker plate to repair his distributor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0bseYm0tHI&t=76s My contact information Craig Haug chaug@bis.midco.net seven-zero-one 471-fifteen, thirtyfour Parts are located in North Dakota Advertiser kickstand80 Date 04/30/2022 Price $30 Category Parts for Sale
  10. Time Left: 1 month and 1 day

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    79-83 280zx distributor breaker plate repair kit. 22136-H9501 22158-S6700 Greeting everyone. I rebuilt my distributor from my 1981 280zx. When I took it I took it apart guess what I found, yep the plastic bearing holder had broken and the bearing were in the bottom of the distributor. I sourced a good distributor and removed the plastic bearing holder and sent it to an engineering firm that specializes is plastic molding/printing and had them redesign/reinforce the weak spots in the bearing holder and I have had a small batch of them produced. I have sourced proper size replacement bearings. The breaker plate comes apart pretty easy, but pay attention and take pictures. I still have 30-40 of these left from first production run. I will make more when I run low so Yes I still have them. I will look into international shipping and get a quote if you send me an address. FYI it has taken as long as 6 weeks for parts to get to Australia due to US Customs. So keep that in mind when ordering from overseas. This will fit the A series, L series Matchbox distributors. 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder. Will not fit Pre-1979. See my other ad for 1974 to 1978 bearing retainers. $25.00 for the bearing retainer and 3 new bearings. The price includes shipping to the lower 48. Here is a video of a youtuber using my breaker plate to repair his distributor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0bseYm0tHI&t=76s My contact information Craig Haug chaug@bis.midco.net seven-zero-one 471-fifteen, thirtyfour Parts are located in North Dakota

    $25

    Mandan, North Dakota - US

  11. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

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    79-83 280zx distributor breaker plate repair kit. 22136-H9501 22158-S6700 Greeting everyone. I rebuilt my distributor from my 1981 280zx. When I took it I took it apart guess what I found, yep the plastic bearing holder had broken and the bearing were in the bottom of the distributor. I sourced a good distributor and removed the plastic bearing holder and sent it to an engineering firm that specializes is plastic molding/printing and had them redesign/reinforce the weak spots in the bearing holder and I have had a small batch of them produced. I have sourced proper size replacement bearings. The breaker plate comes apart pretty easy, but pay attention and take pictures. I still have 30-40 of these left from first production run. I will make more when I run low so Yes I still have them. I will look into international shipping and get a quote if you send me an address. FYI it has taken as long as 6 weeks for parts to get to Australia due to US Customs. So keep that in mind when ordering from overseas. This will fit the A series, L series Matchbox distributors. 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder. Will not fit Pre-79 but I will have 73-78 retainers VERY soon. $25.00 for the bearing retainer and 3 new bearings. The price includes shipping to the lower 48. Here is a video of a youtuber using my breaker plate to repair his distributor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0bseYm0tHI&t=76s My contact information Craig Haug chaug@bis.midco.net seven-zero-one 471-fifteen, thirtyfour Parts are located in North Dakota

    $25

  12. As your engine heats up the coolant expands and some of it is released into the reservoir so if you have too much in the reservoir, it will overfill. When the engine cools off, it creates a vacuum and draws coolant back into the engine. So when the engine is HOT you should be between the two marks, usually near the MAX. After the engine cools and draws coolant back into the radiator you should be above the MIN mark. Add coolant when the engine is cold to just above the MIN mark
  13. Leave room for expansion. Your coolant system breaths as it heats up and cools down. When cold the level should be at or just above the MIN mark. When hot it should be between the MIN and MAX marks but not above the MAX. If you overfill it you will end up with coolant on the ground with you wondering where your leak is.
  14. I have an 81 that had a bad head gasket (overheating). When I took the engine apart I found a considerable amount of corrosion in the head where the thermostat housing attached. I also found that there was corrosion in the timing cover water pump volute (blue circle) when I removed the water pump. When I sandblasted the timing cover, the metal was so thin that I blew a hole thru the cover behind the water pump. In time, it would have started to leak antifreeze into the oil on its own. I used some super industrial 2 part epoxy (Belzona 1111) to repair all of the corrosion in the water pump volute and cylinder head. Did you pull the water pump when you had the timing cover off? You can also leak antifreeze into the oil at the water pump inlet/outlet of the cover where it mates with the block (yellow circle). The green line is the "tattle tail" grove. If your gasket fails, you should see antifreeze dripping on the ground, but over time this grove can get plugged with gunk and could leak into the oil. As mentioned above, there are a couple of timing cover/water pump bolts that extend into the coolant jacket of the engine that could also get antifreeze into the engine oil.
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