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About cjde

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    1982 280zx bought 32ys ago, Time to restore it !
  1. Ya I could put a resistor in parallel. Kinda defeats one of the advantages of LEDs. Maybe the sensor does not sample the current from the light all the time and only does it when the check button on the dash is pressed .... hmmmm I'm also thinking of gluing some neodymium magnets to the coil to have the reed switches always closed
  2. I'm putting in LED Stop and tail lights, and would like to fool the warning display ( on the dash) into indicating that the stop/tail lights are working correctly. The old incandescent bulbs draw much more current and the sensor detects this with a reed switch inside of a coil that is energized ( i think ) when the diagnostics run. I tried to override the sensor by shorting out the reed switch like https://www.zdriver.com/forums/280zx...u-280zx-30644/ but that is not working. Has anyone else replaced the tail lights with LEDs and reworked the sensor to ignore the lower current draw, and illuminate the "OK" light on the dash ?
  3. GrannyKnot! Thanks, good to know about the 69-78 Zs. I forgot to add that I have a 1982 Zx. Only 160K miles! Been a weekend driver for the last 15 years. I did have a issue with the thermostat housing ... galvanic corrosion... was not a easy repair. wonderin if people have been pleased with this https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BSASR140X or https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NSP826152 I restored my 72 Vw bug and could find many parts manufacturers but Z parts suppliers are not as prevalent. Any starting points for parts sellers ? blackdragonauto is now zcardepot.com and I guess zcarsource.com, any others? Any one have a rubber bushing kit that they were happy with ? I seem to only find polyurethane. Thanks !
  4. I have to replace the starter and power steering pump, any brands that I should stay away from ? Also need to replace bushings, Original rubber seems to be suggested to maintain the original feel of the car Comments ?
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