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noelawinslow last won the day on June 11 2013

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  1. Ha that ice storm is Dallas kept me from getting my Z down here from Arkansas for another month or two. Naturally it happened when my brother in law had a couple free days at the same time I did. How did you keep a dash from cracking in Texas?
  2. I recently ran into an issue on my z31 where rust got into the fuel lines, and I couldn't prove why. I looked inside the tank and it was clean. I postulated the alcohol content stripped some rust buildup from the tank and sent it through the pump. Made more sense because the pump won't hold pressure when it's shut off anymore either, so perhaps the particulates damaged the check valve while it worked its way into my fuel lines. Not too sure, but it made me wonder if it'd be worth it to make a conversion for some people/cars. On my S30 I'll run flex fuel if I can map it right, I don't inh
  3. I don't know if this has been discussed before, but I'm curious why it's not a more popular idea. I was talking to my brother in law the other day, and we have very different views on whether or not ethanol should be in gasoline in the first place. While he bemoaned its effects on his lawn mower and chainsaw, I asked him if he knew if it was possible to pull the ethanol from the gas after it's been added. After all, it's just gas + booze, right? Turns out you can use ethanols negative properties against it to purify your gas using phase separation, which is just a fancy way of saying wate
  4. I'll put the gauge on my truck today and see if the gauge reads out well. The gauge is also new.
  5. My bad, the pressure was 60psi idle before I replaced the fpr. Signs keeps pointing to it's still bad so I'll go get another one. This regulator can't be installed backwards very easily, it has two supply lines for the rail which orient it.
  6. Fuel dribbles out the FPR return when routed to the fuel can, but I'm still getting a solid 60 psi. Crimped off the supply line after priming and fuel still loses pressure.
  7. If your ecu was replaced recently then likely there was an issue that knocked it out in the first place, which would make me more likely to suspect the ecu and try to track down the murderous short.
  8. I thought the system was supposed to retain pressure with the engine off. I cleared the lines and started the car up again, 60 psi still and it barely idles. I'll run a return line to a gas can and see how that works for me. Is it safe to run compressed air through the return line in the tank with the fuel cap off?
  9. Hey all, picked up an NA auto z31, trying to track down a hard start and misfire condition. Checked fuel pressure just after the filter and it kept shooting down to 0 after I shut it off, so I crimped off the return line, primed the system, and crimped off the supply line. Still bleeds out. Replaced FPR. Fuel pressure stable at 60 psi at idle. Much too high. Holds pressure long enough to watch the needle drop now though. Pulled the evap check valve. One way it slowly releases air and the other way it lets out plenty, so apparently that's good. I hooked up an air compr
  10. What exactly did you "revise"? I can think of a number of reasons why your oil gauge reads zero. If you have no oil running through your engine, or you even suspect you have zero oil pressure, don't start the car. At all, until you are positive you found the issue and verified it. If no oil's running through your engine, it can make quick work of it and let all the lubricated surfaces slap into each other. Not good. So you're going to want to check your oil pressure manually at first, since it's entirely possibly your car isn't getting a good pressure reading. Go to a harbor freig
  11. Hey I'm wondering if anyone has any 280z bumper shocks/mounts/brackets, whatever you call em, that they saved after a 240z bumper conversion or something. It'd be awesome if you also had the hardware to attach it, for a bit of headache relief. Text me pics if you do 8707363795. I can try to PayPal.
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