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My list of 7 biggest, but solvable issues with stock 370Z Nismo

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Old 05-30-2019, 09:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I hate how the doors shut on you when trying to exit the cockpit, the stops they use SUCK!
A daily annoyance for sure.
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I think you missed the #1 or #2 issue which is bad saddle tank design leading to fuel starvation! Most of the other issues you listed are far behind this and need for oil cooler. This is unforgivable for $40K+ Nismo.

As for your #3 - adjustable upper control arms, I think it's common for this to be aftermarket mod - even for Lotus. I'd estimate that <20% of Nismo owners regularly track theirs (a good poll question), and it just doesn't make sense for Nissan (or any other manufacturer) to include them. And even if they did, they wouldn't be as good as SPL.
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This isn't specific to Nismos, it's all 370Z models. You should've put a problem with the Nismo is how it's a "performance" version of the 370Z but barely any different from the Sport models besides aesthetics lol
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All Z's 2012+ have an oil cooler. It's not great, but it's there. Also, I thought the 2015+ Nismo was a 3.9 rear end?
No they do not. There are several 12+ 370Z's I've looked into their front bumper and only see a power steering cooler that sucks, not a oil cooler. My 2014 included. I bought my 14 thinking the same thing over a 2010 and looked in the bumper to see no oil cooler.
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No they do not. There are several 12+ 370Z's I've looked into their front bumper and only see a power steering cooler that sucks, not a oil cooler. My 2014 included. I bought my 14 thinking the same thing over a 2010 and looked in the bumper to see no oil cooler.
The so called oil cooler on the 12+ models is different from what you think you will see. It's an oil to coolant heat exchanger. Not an oil to air heat exchanger like the aftermarket ones like Z1, FI, etc. It has what looks like a sandwich plate at the oil filter, with 2 coolant hoses going to it. The coolant circulates through the sandwich to cool the oil. In the right conditions, it's a great set-up if you can hold the coolant at a constant temperature. In a car, it's kind of so-so because you can not hold a steady coolant temperature. Too many variables with engine load.
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The so called oil cooler on the 12+ models is different from what you think you will see. It's an oil to coolant heat exchanger. Not an oil to air heat exchanger like the aftermarket ones like Z1, FI, etc. It has what looks like a sandwich plate at the oil filter, with 2 coolant hoses going to it. The coolant circulates through the sandwich to cool the oil. In the right conditions, it's a great set-up if you can hold the coolant at a constant temperature. In a car, it's kind of so-so because you can not hold a steady coolant temperature. Too many variables with engine load.
Ahh, I never knew that. Or, I never noticed that in the oil temps lol. I don't get why they didn't just make it a exchanger out front like most cars? I would imagine a little 10 or 15 row would've been ok for regular non aggressive street use and wouldn't really cost them much in the production process. They could've even have it as a option you can order it with. The stock cooler is like there's none on there at all
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Ahh, I never knew that. Or, I never noticed that in the oil temps lol. I don't get why they didn't just make it a exchanger out front like most cars? I would imagine a little 10 or 15 row would've been ok for regular non aggressive street use and wouldn't really cost them much in the production process. They could've even have it as a option you can order it with. The stock cooler is like there's none on there at all
Lot of discussion on this.. my dos centavos is, the warranty cost to Nissan far outweighed the benefits of an oil cooler. Bringing the oil outside the motor probably presented too many possibilities of loss.

The heat exchanger works great in warming the engine up faster in the winter though! Only good thing I can say ab it.
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Ahh, I never knew that. Or, I never noticed that in the oil temps lol. I don't get why they didn't just make it a exchanger out front like most cars? I would imagine a little 10 or 15 row would've been ok for regular non aggressive street use and wouldn't really cost them much in the production process. They could've even have it as a option you can order it with. The stock cooler is like there's none on there at all
Crash testing might have to do something with it. Along with some other engineering /cost benefit decisions.
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