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    Relay Testing and Fuel pump help

    Meaning that this response is, in a nutshell, almost everything one needs to navigate the world of electronic diagnostics. No need for a manual. Wasn't trying to insinuate that the response was too lengthy. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Relay Testing and Fuel pump help

    Jeez, I'm just going to copy and paste this to a word document, print it, and tape it to the wall. If you don't mind of course. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Which engine for a 77’ 280z

    It's my understanding that if you use the 1980 N47 head with the '82 F 54 block(with flat tops) you get somewhere around 10:1 compression ratio. Perhaps someone will correct me, as I've been meaning to ask about that for some time, and I'll learn something from this thread too. I'm putting some of the finishing touches on an '82 F54/P79 build. It's my first one. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Which engine for a 77’ 280z

    Also, the N/A `82 F54 already comes with flat top pistons. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Love the z

    My D21is getting old now, and I don't have to worry about beating it up and finding body parts... Yet haha. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    [2019] What Did You Do To/with Your Z Today?

    Put some Pontiac Blue on the F54. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    OEM head gaskets.

    Is there a suitable alternative to the OEM Nissan head gasket? I'm having a rough time finding one through a dealer. Even our usual local Nissan dealer who can usually get them says they can't. Perhaps the OEM part's days are numbered. I have a master gasket kit from ITM engine components for little gaskets like oil sump, water inlets etc. , but I'm not sure if I can trust the head gasket. OEM Nissan head bolts are on the way. It's stock '82 block/head. No mods. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Head storage.

    I have my P79 head back and ready to go, but I won't be installing it for another 2 months. The valve cover is at a friends house, so I have nothing to put over it while it's on the bench in the garage. If I squirt regular motor oil on everything, will it be okay to sit there? Or should I use something thicker like that Lucas stabilizer or similar? Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Whining baby!

    You might look into Redline MT-90 gear lube. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Need info on this z car

    Congratulations on your new Z. Hopefully you will get to enjoy keeping it alive. That said, the best thing you can do to get help here is break the lock on the trailer, pop the hood and find out what you have. If the engine says Chevrolet on it then your best bet is at the aforementioned site hybrids.com. Not to push you out, but this site deals with mostly stock and moderately modified cars. If it still has its L28, it would be good to mention. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Christmas oil

    I haven't used shell rotella. I've been using Valvoline's VR1 10W30 conventional oil. As far as I can tell, the high Zinc responds to pressure in the engine, therefore being most effective at the places where pressure is at the greatest. I only occasionally beat the car, normally shift at 3k rpm, and mix freeway /city driving. Maybe add 1/4 of a quart every 3k miles. Original rings(as far as I can tell), valve seals about 2 years old now. I'll never claim to truly understand from a chemistry perspective how it works, but all my research leads me to believe it's good. But thats not to say shell rotella, or even just plain old O'Reilly's dinosaur oil are just fine. People seem to have high opinions of the high detergent rotella oils. I'd like to know how it goes if you try it. I've still got years of service left in the engine in the car now, with a backup built on deck. I'm always wishing I had the means to test the oils on my own. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Christmas oil

    Well there it is. I even looked through bobistheoilguy but somehow missed that. You're right, it's not as big as I thought it would be. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Christmas oil

    The Mrs got me this old quart of Pennzoil 10W40 for Christmas. Anyone have any idea what Z-7 is? Maybe this is from the glory days of catless cars and the Z is for zinc? I use Valvoline's high zinc racing oil in the Z. Perhaps this is where it came from. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Z Cars On TV And In Movies

    Madonna's video for Borderline. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
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    Injector issues....

    The injectors have O-rings. Also, the plastic pieces that fit over each injector might be broken. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk

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