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Originally Posted by schrute Listen to me. (haha I love that) Did you use ramps? Makes all the difference in the world. No, I hate the ramps. But if they

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Old 02-25-2010, 01:28 PM   #286 (permalink)
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Listen to me. (haha I love that)

Did you use ramps? Makes all the difference in the world.
No, I hate the ramps. But if they work for you - more power to you. I wound up putting a jack under the cradle. What a mess.

I've been waiting my whole life to get a hoist at home. Some day.


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Dude. The engine is noticeably smoother now. I don't know if it's because of the clean oil, or better oil. Maybe just breaking in a little. It's so f'n nice now.
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:01 PM   #287 (permalink)
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No, I hate the ramps. But if they work for you - more power to you. I wound up putting a jack under the cradle. What a mess.

I've been waiting my whole life to get a hoist at home. Some day.




Dude. The engine is noticeably smoother now. I don't know if it's because of the clean oil, or better oil. Maybe just breaking in a little. It's so f'n nice now.
what oil u useing?
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got it all in time to change it
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Hey guys, I've put just under 500 miles on my car since changing the oil for the first time and using Amsoil SS0W-30. Hasn't used ANY oil at all. I changed the oil for the first time at 3,000 miles and I can't lie about it. I drove the car pretty hard during those miles. I used 1 quart of oil during those 3,000 miles. And I still drive my car hard now. So what I guess I'm trying to say is that the Amsoil isn't as volatile as most oils. I will keep checking it and keep everyone informed along the way....
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try red line iv heard good things.. just waiting on puttin g it in mine now
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Nice write up! But 16 bolts + clips to change the oil?? WTF was Nissan thinking?
The under body cover is actually an aerodynamic part. It minimizes the under body turbulance which causes lift. G-coupes, and Z's are zero lift designs. Most high end sports cars have them front and back.
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You only have to remove 4 bolts and fold back the cover. The drain plug and filter are easily reached.
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i received the Rhino Blitz Ramp (8000) today. I was excited however i realized there is no way the Z could go up the ramp without the ramp scraping the bottom plastic aero deflector. Even if i remove the aero deflector, the bottom fender looks like it has only 1/4 inch clearance and i have a feeling the fender would get scraped too if i drive the car up.

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i think i have the same ones, what i'm planning to do is use wooden boards to go up the ramps. Haven't got a chance to change my oil yet since it's been raining on and off here in san francisco.
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Oh noes, more redline showed up at my doorstep!

You may be wondering, why K&N again? well, they owed me these filters. I ordred these from K&N last month but thanks to the UPS driver who doesn't care about the rain forecast, left the box outside by the front door . The box and filter soaked in heavy rain . So, I may be utilizing these filters during next few changes. Then, I'll go back to Purolator.
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Oh noes, more redline showed up at my doorstep!

You may be wondering, why K&N again? well, they owed me these filters. I ordred these from K&N last month but thanks to the UPS driver who doesn't care about the rain forecast, left the box outside by the front door . The box and filter soaked in heavy rain . So, I may be utilizing these filters during next few changes. Then, I'll go back to Purolator.
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Oh noes, more redline showed up at my doorstep!

You may be wondering, why K&N again? well, they owed me these filters. I ordred these from K&N last month but thanks to the UPS driver who doesn't care about the rain forecast, left the box outside by the front door . The box and filter soaked in heavy rain . So, I may be utilizing these filters during next few changes. Then, I'll go back to Purolator.
What's wrong with K&N oil filters?
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I think the purolators are a bigger capacity filter.
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I think the purolators are a bigger capacity filter.
OHHHhhhhhhh.... purolators are oil filters... I was thinking about the shipping company called purolator..... my bad
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