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510 guy just got a 240z....now what?

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#21 dgi


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:42 PM

Here is a solution for the hubcap (with one to spare).




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Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:52 PM

-deleting the PCV valve and venting crankcase to a catch can

Wrong! PCV is totally benign in operation. It removes harmful water, gas and combustion vapors from the crankcase and prevents them diluting the oil. Actually extends the oil change interval as compared to no PCV. Catch cans are totally useless on the street and are only required on many race tracks to collect oil from an exploded engine and keep it off the track. Keep the PCV it's your engine's best friend.



280ZX brake swap does not apply to the S30. It only applies to other Datsuns like the 510 or 610.
That is why the Toyota calipers are mentioned for a front brake upgrade. That is the common swap. Keep your 240Z struts and bolt on calipers.


The S30 strut is much different from other Datsuns and why a zx will not work on it, but will on the 510, 610, 710, A10, S10, S110, B210. (probably more...)

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 10:10 AM


I am troubleshooting a power draw.

When I connect the battery (ign off), I get a click form this relay:



Can anyone tell me what this relay does?  Or maybe tell me where I can find a nice full-size color wiring diagram for the car?

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:00 PM

XenonS30 has wiring diagrams in the FSMs for our cars, full color ones are hard to find in good quality, but here's a link to one.



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:47 PM

I  strongly suggest you do no mods that cannot be easily replaced with stock parts. That car looks too nice to hack up.


Also, I would gain access to the rockers and inside the doors to treat them with an oily rust preventative. Get it all over the surfaces near the bottom where moisture will collect, and make sure the drains are clear. I'd ADD drains underneath for the doglegs. They collect moisture and have no exit points; that's why they rust. Give the water a place to exit, and treat inside them, too. There are numerous spots where Zs rust, and if you treat them now, and occasionally, the thing will stand a great chance of lasting a long time.



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