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cgsheen last won the day on December 4 2016

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  1. 260z tach resistor

    Is your engine missing as well? (as badly as the Tach is jumping around?) The blue wire from the electronic ignition module is the "signal to fire" to the coil. If the electronic ignition module was faulty in that way, I'd expect the spark from the coil to be erratic as well. If the Tach is known to be good and the engine runs smoothly, I'd suspect the wiring / connections between the electronic ignition and the tach. It wouldn't be that difficult to run entirely new wiring from the electronic ignition module to both the coil and the Tach - it's a simple circuit.
  2. WTB: 240z windshield

    ?? A glass shop should be able to get you a new windshield. Any glass guy here in Phoenix can get one next day ("from the warehouse"). Same should be true in the Bay Area. Sometimes the sticking point is the gasket - and the young guys at the shop don't know anything except how to glue a windshield in. But, even if you don't want them to install the windshield, they still should be able to get the glass...
  3. Sakura Garage Stance USA Coilover Kit

    Oh my... I haven't bumped this in over a year. Yes Dorothy, Sakura Garage still sells Stance USA coilovers for the S30!
  4. Eventually it will be important that those sensors are working properly. You'll be able to buy a new CHTS and replace if necessary. The intake air temp sensor in the AFM might be a different story... It's sounding more like timing.
  5. If you're getting spark, the ECU is getting RPM information from the CAS. DON'T touch the AFM internals (although in reality, it would be unusual if someone hasn't already...) Do make sure the AFM electrical connections are clean and have continuity back to the ECU. However, I'd say if you have spark and fuel - better check timing... The 310's are going to make that engine run rich. Make sure your spark plugs are clean (new preferably). Start from the beginning and check the mechanical timing. You can't make any assumptions with these old engines - you don't know whose hands have been on them. Having said that, 90% of the problems with these early EFI (ECCS) engines are ELECTRICAL in nature. Make sure your sensors and associated wiring are working properly, have CLEAN and deoxidized connections, and that their wiring has continuity back to the ECU. Be sure you have the Factory Service Manual for 1981 with the Turbo Supplement (not a mistake, the L28ET with crank mounted CAS came in the 1981 280ZX Turbo model) and follow the trouble-shooting steps. There's a section that shows how to do all that without the "Analyzer". You just need a multimeter.
  6. Tachometer and ms2

    Stock, the Tach is receiving it's signal from the electronic ignition module - under the glove box area. The electronic ignition runs a blue wire to the "-" post of the coil (to fire the coil) AND to the Tach through a resistor. The blue wire tees off under the dash. You'll find the resistor (a small rectangular plastic thing) coming out of the dash harness near the glove box. The stock electronic ignition module should be removed if you're not using it - at a minimum, the blue wire should be disconnected from it if you're using the blue to drive the Tach.
  7. What is needed to run 83 L28ET ECU

    Well, you probably know by now my suggestion: Don't waste any more time or money on the stock ECCS... Having said that: you can plug an '83 ECU in to test and it'll work. If you're going to run it long-term, remove the dropping resistors and jumper them out. They're arranged 4 resistors in one pack, 2 in the other. Each pack has a +12V "in" wire and then "outs" to the injectors. All the injectors are powered from the same source - all that matters is that you get all the 6 "out to injector" wires tied back to the voltage source wire(s). Whatever problem you're having, is likely NOT the ECU. It's likely wiring/connectors/harness/someonescrewedwiththeafmwhentheyshouldn'thave/and etc... There is also no "advantage" to using an '82-'83 ECU on that engine that would justify the change - or cost. Put your time and money into a new harness and a better engine management system - at very least a new harness (with a better engine management system). That L28ET deserves it...
  8. Nice camber plates. Dang, mines not going to be the only gold Z in the SW... If you ever have that thing in Phoenix, be sure to stop by.
  9. Faulty CAS?

    If the CAS was dead, you'd have no tach input (engine RPM information) into the ECU - so, no RPM information in the software. If it was sporadic, you'd have a sporadic RPM reading (and (should have) sporadic spark). Those optical modules were found in every Nissan of the period - don't need to search for a Z31 Turbo CAS... But I doubt that's your problem.
  10. Stock FPR with walbro 255

    The stock FPR should maintain an approximately 36 PSI pressure differential between fuel pressure and manifold pressure. So, higher pressure with vacuum is wrong - fuel pressure at the rail should drop corresponding to the amount of vacuum (10 PSI vacuum (-10 PSI) should equal ~26 PSI fuel). Higher fuel pressure with boost is correct - add the boost amount to 36.
  11. Another Dash Restoration

    Very interested to see how well this holds up. Let us know how it fares over the summer and if any cracks re-appear. The sun is really tough on dashes here in Arizona...
  12. Door alignment problems?

    A. I can't believe you welded the striker to the frame... B. I can't believe that you didn't take the entire latch mechanism out of the door and completely clean and lubricate it. (Well, I can believe that... It's a pain...) IMO you're looking in the wrong place for the solution to your problem. Do what Miles said above and make sure all the parts inside the door are adjusted and working properly. But, my bet is that the entire rotating latch assembly needs to be thoroughly cleaned, lubricated, checked for wear and proper operation.
  13. I still have the L26 that was in my 260Z frame when I bought it. A mechanic at the other end of the building ends up needing a head for a 260Z he has in his shop. I took him my head, he had it thoroughly checked out by our local machinist. The head is good, so he wants to use it for his customer. He doesn't know what it's worth - I don't know what it's worth... I want to be fair with this guy and his customer. I've looked on the interweb - eBay mostly - and there's not a whole lot of info... Help a brother out? What do you think I should be getting for a used E88 head?
  14. Stock or Not, What do you prefer?

    NewZed is also right about the 280ZX community at Zcar.com. And about the fact that many here (including me) will just look at your car as a carrier for that L28ET...
  15. The harness runs down to the floor on the right side, over the seat mount, then into the quarter through a big hole just behind the door. That hole has a grommet. It goes back into the abyss - over the wheel well then down in front of the evap canister and to the floor. (it can be difficult to fish the harness through this space...) Somewhere around there (before there) the dome light and rear window defrost take off. The rear-end wiring goes down to the deck in the quarter and back to the rear. It comes through a smallish hole to the right of the tails and across the back of the car to the left for the lights and then continues on to the speaker and antenna. Near the evap canister, the wiring to the fuel tank goes down through a hole with a grommet. Everywhere the harness passes through sheet metal there should be a grommet...