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The purpose of this thread is to collect data on oil overheating, how widespread the issue is, and contributing factors... I would ask that you limit your comments to ways

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Old 04-25-2009, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The purpose of this thread is to collect data on oil overheating, how widespread the issue is, and contributing factors... I would ask that you limit your comments to ways to improve survey... Please use Musashi's thread for general discussion... Responses are confidential. I'm not affiliated with Nissan or the auto industry... just looking for answers... So, here's the survey
zsurvey <--CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

And here's the data - you can check it yourself at any time
zsurvey <--CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS

Thanks !

PS Here are some links you may find helpful on this issue
General discussion thread on this topic c/o Musashi... http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-g...mp-issues.html
Edmunds article discussing their oil cooler install... Oil Cooler Install and First Service Done by Edmunds.com 04.19.09
RCZ thread on Stillen kit... Stillen OIL COOLER, Headers, Catback and Light Weight Pulley (Pictures A-plenty)
My oil overheating experience in this car... First track experience today ! Some good, some really bad
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for throwing this together, Travis.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good idea. Filled it out.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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we should try and spread this around to as many 370z comunities as we can to get more support.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Note: added a final question after the first 5 responses were in... I do not plan to make any additional changes... if you were among the first five and didn't see this question, feel free to just write in as response to this thread. -Travis

"WHAT WOULD YOU PREFER NISSAN DO TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE? PLEASE SELECT ALL SOLUTIONS THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO YOU.

1. 1-- No action required
2. 2-- Nissan dealer installed, factory specified oil cooler
3. 3-- Nissan letter stating they will honor warranties for cars with aftermarket oil coolers
4. 4-- 3 + $500 credit towards purchase of aftermarket oil cooler kit
5. 5-- Other"
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cool, I took the survey. I would like that $500 check
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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honor warranty and a check for $500
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The only problem with a check for $500 is that it doesn't cover installation charges. Not everyone can install an oil cooler, and the aftermarket kits run ~$400. Don't get me wrong though, I'd take the $500 towards getting it purchased and installed...
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I want to be sure that Nissan doesn't try to cancel my warranty because I took care of what Nissan failed to do!
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I chose honor warranty + $500 because I already purchased mine from Stillen. Nissan sells Stillen products at the dealership so I don't see why it would be a problem to honor our existing warranty.
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I chose honor warranty + $500 because I already purchased mine from Stillen. Nissan sells Stillen products at the dealership so I don't see why it would be a problem to honor our existing warranty.
I believe Nismo is the ONLY brand that retains existing Nissan warranty.
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This makes sense, you guys have a lighter car because they forgot to include the oil cooler.
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This makes sense, you guys have a lighter car because they forgot to include the oil cooler.
wow... can you say fanboy statement!
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i did the servey, On a 90degree day it was almost at 260 just plain highway driving at 65mph driving grandma style.
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Thanks to everyone that has taken the survey so far ! as a reminder, you can always check the results by clicking on the survey link in the OP...

Here are results broken down by transmission and how the vehicle has been used... lots of high temps being reported

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