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About dpuma8

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  • Birthday 10/26/1977

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    Yuba City, CA
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    1975 Datsun 280Z L28ET
    550cc injectors, MS2, Aeromotive A1000, Carter P4070, Bosch 044, GT3076r .63

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  1. dpuma8

    240z L28et Overheating

    I bought a 3000 CFM electric fan from eBay years ago for maybe $30 and it really helps sitting in 110 degree weather at a stoplight. I do not have a shroud either so maybe your fans are not strong enough or there isn't enough electrical power to really power them up? When mine come on, you can really hear them and the engine cools down pretty fast. Years ago I changed the radiator to my Nissan Maxima and I immediately had a problem with overheating so the fix was to let the car idle with the cap off to get the bubbles out. The radiator fluid would burp a little and then I would just add more fluid. Just an idea.
  2. How much did it cost you and what shop did you go to? Just wondering since I am 30 minutes away from the Sacramento area.
  3. My rear tire blew out so while the car was being towed backwards, the sunroof glass blew off so I am in need of a replacement. I am hoping to get a direct replacement rather than having to completely recut the hole for a new kit so I was wondering if there was a general kit or size that was installed back in the 70's. I know dealerships and not Datsun did these modifications but I still was hoping for an easy way to deal with this. When measuring the hole where the glass would have sit, I came out with measurements of 14 1/8" by 29 1/8". Is there a kit for this?
  4. Been busy with my kids' sports and family visiting but here is at least a picture of my setup. This all is mounted in stock location. The feed hoses are 3/8" and the outside return lines are 5/16". Removed both G3 filters.
  5. Hi guys, Let me clarify my situation better and what I am running. L28et with GT3076r, MS2 with relay board, RC Engineering 550cc injectors with inline resistors, and Aeromotive Fuel Pressure regulator. My fuel system is Tank>>Fram G3 fuel filter>>Carter Fuel Pump (wired to my EZ Wiring kit, no relay, 14 gauge wire)>>External Surge Tank with submerged Bosch 044 (Wired to the MS Relay Board)>> Engine>> External Surge Tank>> Tank. I set fuel pressure to be 36psi with the aeromotive FPR vacuum line off, reattached the vacuum line to the FPR, and then drove around to tune with Chickenman's tuning start points. I will drive around for an hour, turn the car off for 30 minutes, restart it, and then struggle home with fuel pressure at 10 psi. I am now adding a Bosch relay to my car and hooking the Bosch 044 directly to that rather than going through the MS relay board. The Bosch 044 was wired to the relay board with smaller gauge wire and the fuses did not pop. Since I have had the car in the garage for some time, the battery might be low so I will charge it tonight. My Bosch 044 came with a check valve but I did not install it with the pump.
  6. I am using the stock fuel lines for a 75 280z. My issue I was having was fuel pressure would be near 10 psi all the way home making it a difficult drive. The next day when I start the car up again, the same scenario happens where fuel pressure is fine until I shut down and restart the car. I think maybe my battery is low because when trying to start my car, the engine fan kept turning on when really it doesn't work until the engine is 200 degrees. The return line from the front of the engine flows back to the surge tank so that it doesn't go dry. There is another return line from the surge tank back into the gas tank so I don't think it is a plumbing issue. I pulled the fuel pumps, gas tank, and surge tank from the car and I am making changes to my wiring. I am skipping using the Megasquirt relay board for fuel pump control since it seems like 30 amps is pushing the board. Redoing my ground locations and adding two relays for both fuel pumps. Few more days and I will know if this all worked. Thanks for the help, guys
  7. Hi everyone, I have a Carter P4070 feed pump that feeds into a surge tank that has a submerged Bosch 044 fuel pump. I have had a problem where after shutting off the car for 30 minutes, the fuel pressure will drop to around 10 psi. I have read on the internet that the Bosch needs a 10 gauge wire but the Megasquirt relay board doesn't have an opening large enough to connect the 10 gauge wire to it. So after realizing this, I have the 14 gauge wire connected to the relay board and after a few inches, it connects to the 10 gauge Bosch wire. So after doing this, the problem I am having is either the fuel pump fuse or the main fuse will pop immediately. I changed the fuel pump and the main fuse to 30 amps for both but after a few minutes, those fuses will pop again. 1) Fuses didn't pop when I had 14 gauge wire connecting to the Bosch pump but now it does. I changed the ground wire from 14 gauge to 12 gauge and is now connected to the same frame grounding bolt as the Carter pump. Is grounding both pumps to the same frame bolt a bad idea? 2) The recommended main fuse for the Relay Board is 20 amps but do I need a larger main fuse? Or do I have other issues?
  8. Hi everyone, I bought a Xenon air dam for my 280z and while the fit is nice, the middle of the air dam is angled upwards. Do I need to adjust the bolt holes again or does the air dam eventually rest into the correct resting place? Mine looks very similar to this picture
  9. Hi everyone! I have an L28e with N42 head on a new to me car. I cold adjusted the valves to .10 exhaust and .08 intake but the engine still seems loud. Do I need to worry about anything if the engine is loud like this? I can't find any exhaust leaks, the oil pressure is around 10-70 psi, and the car runs well. Here is a video of the noise after adjustment and a little 15 minute drive
  10. Darn, so no solid answer. I will try higher dead time numbers but my AFR problem happens at all RPMs, not just at idle. This makes me wonder if anyone here in this forum actually has a solid tune.
  11. Hi everyone, I have RC engineering 550cc low impedance injectors with resistors wired in and I am having a tough time getting consistent AFRs after using Auto Tune. I will tune to get a 13.5 AFR at idle but then the next time I will see 12 or 15 as my AFR. From what I am reading, my injector dead time amount could be affecting this. I emailed RC Engineering and they sent me this document in an email. I asked if these values were for low impedance with resistors and he said they were. For Megasquirt, I am entering .263 for 13 volts @ 40 psi of fuel, correct? It seems to me that these values are too low and should be near .900, right? Any insight?
  12. dpuma8

    Weird coolant / over heating problem

    Was the coolant drained completely and then replaced with new fluids? If it was, you might want to try letting the car idle with the radiator cap off for awhile. My Maxima overheated after the plastic radiator blew up and after repairing it, my car would get near the red on the coolant temp gauge while on the freeway. When I let the car idle with the cap off, it pretty much burped out all the air and my car was fine after that.
  13. I replaced the Banjo Bolt Hose fitting and added the aluminum washers a few weeks ago and no leaks. Thanks for the advice.
  14. I have a shop built L28ET that I am ready to drop into my Z car but do not have my tune completely figured out yet. So to save my new rebuilt engine, I bought a P90 head and ARP head studs to put on my current N42 block. Now that the swap has been made, there is a lot of exhaust smoke coming out of the tail pipe even though the car is warmed at 180 degrees and holding. I did a compression test and cyl 1 was 122, cyl 2-5 were around 130, and cyl 6 was at 138. The Vacuum idles at 19 -21 inches. So assuming that I am leaking coolant into the engine and that is burning through the tailpipe, is it still safe enough to hash out a decent Megasquirt tune through this leaky engine for my new engine? The car feels fine driving although I haven't driven longer than 10 minutes anywhere. Let me know what you guys think! Dom
  15. I heated the copper rings until it got red and let it cool off. That didn't work so I bought 10 new copper washers and it steal leaks ridiculously bad. I have the copper washers on both sides of the bolt but it is always the same result. The top crush washer leaks at a rate of a drip a second. Can I use the rubber washer in place of the top crush ring that is further away from the turbo? How tight do I need to tighten the fitting? I have them tightened pretty tight and am afraid I will strip something if I go too hard. Bought a new banjo bolt and more washers so let me see how that goes.