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  1. If you aren't sure what oil is in there now, you might as well just change it and the filter. If you have to move the car and want to ensure proper oil level then I'd go with 10W30. Then change it. The most accurate way to check the oil is after the engine has reached normal operating temp, and has sat on level ground for at least 15 min. Oil viscosity depends on your climate, and how worn and/or how much oil the engine consumes. 10W30 is pretty standard for an engine in good condition, and up to 20W50 can be used in engines that are more worn out. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
  2. I was thinking of these rims, found on the glorious S1 Quattros of antiquity. But they have too many spokes.
  3. They sort of look like the wheels that came on some Audi Quattros of the 1980`s. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
  4. https://www.copart.com/lot/34638699 Looks like the car in the original post is still around.
  5. Eibach lowering springs work quite well. KYB says not to use stock shock absorbers with lowering springs, but I've been using them for a bit now and I haven't put it in a ditch. KYB Gas adjust for the rear are easy to come by. consider Rota Shokotan rims.
  6. I believe if you have dish top pistons then it is possible for some fuel to sit at the top without making it past the rings. However, I'm sure the results you observed still indicate there wasn't any fuel, but it might still be good advice to have an assistant start the engine (or use a remote starter yourself), and look for fuel coming out of the empty spark plug holes. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
  7. I don't know if this has any parts you need, but it's free, if you haven't already seen it... https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-1972-datsun-240z-5-speed-clip/6880222160.html
  8. Glad your family is okay. The Ballard bridge and the Aurora AVE bridges are truly miserable. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
  9. I saw it, I was only joking about the AFM comment. My dry sense of humor.
  10. Harbor freight has a transmission floor jack for $99.00. it makes it so that you can remove the transmission by yourself with the car about 2 feet up on jackstands. I did it this past winter to replace the clutch and rear main seal. It helps to have an extra set of hands to line it up for re installation, however. It becomes pretty apparent just how bad the rear seal can be leaking when the transmission is out of the way. It's also a convenient time to replace the oil pan gasket(the transmission out of the car, that is). https://www.harborfreight.com/450-lbs-low-lift-transmission-jack-61232.html
  11. $8700 current bid at 6:15 PST. Ends at noon. I have a friend who is a member of Copart, the one this Z is at is minutes away from he and I. I told him to put a bid in for me, but it's gone well beyond where I said was my max haha. Pipe dreaming for a steal I was.
  12. I've always been skeptical of many Fords. But some are no doubt built properly. The 4.9 is great. My friend has a 400k mile one beat to heck with the Borg Warner 5 speed. It's a mule. No timing chain, just the gears, like the Essex/Cologne motors. Sent from my N9130 using Tapatalk
  13. Perhaps the PO put some sort of "engine restore" substance in it. I've never used anything of the sort, so I'm not sure what it looks like, except for the types in clear containers sitting on the shelves at auto parts stores. They look to have some metallic qualities.
  14. Could it be that the head(or gasket) is out of spec cold, and when it gets hot closes the gap? Many a mark III Supra owner has had a bad head gasket on their 7MGE's due to improper bolt torque, or something like that. We're lucky the L series don't come with that problem.
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