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    Facial Hair Loss

    A few days ago, I noticed a small area of my face near the chin had an odd color complexion. Upon closer examination, I could see that there was lack of any facial hair. It was as if a chemical had...
  2. I decided against doing this because too much may...

    I decided against doing this because too much may have gone wrong. For example, they could have run the car for too long if the radiator hose was leaking, or there could be internal damage to the...
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    Newer car with iridium or platinum plugs,...

    Newer car with iridium or platinum plugs, 50-120,000 miles. Older cars, standard plugs 30-45,000 miles. Air filter 15-30,000 miles depending on where you live (dusty conditions). Fuel filter...
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    It's a stick shift, so no dash codes. 50,000 mi....

    It's a stick shift, so no dash codes. 50,000 mi. No idea if the fluid was ever changed, but I'm thinking about changing it with the factory specified fluid.
  5. 85 300ZX Turbo Engine Swap from Wrecked Car

    I found an 85 300ZX Turbo that was in a rear end collision and also has front end damage. Motor appears to be in-tact. There may be damage to the radiator, hoses, and possibly the A/C unit. It looks...
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    2008 Mazda B4000 Hard Shifting

    I got a 2008 Mazda B4000 in December. Truck is fine except that it's difficult shift into first or second gear from a stop, or when decelerating. Sometimes I have to move the stick toward second and...
  7. Question: Tune Up Cost

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    They are easy to replace. On the 2000 Toyota...

    They are easy to replace. On the 2000 Toyota Corolla, you just disconnect the electrical connection to each spark plug boot, remove the boots, and then remove the spark plugs with a 3/8" socket. Took...
  8. Best Power Tool for Sanding Automotive Rust?

    I used to have a craftsman 3/8" power drill that I used for sanding rust off autos. It was a good drill; lasted me 12 years. The only thing I didn't like was it was heavy and often difficult to use...
  9. The truck has been well maintained. Only has 47k...

    The truck has been well maintained. Only has 47k on it. Battery connection terminals are clean. If there's one thing I am big on, it's having clean battery terminals and I'm always checking them bc I...
  10. 2008 Mazda B4000 Hard to Start In Cold Weather

    Title says it all. Yesterday's hi was 39 degrees with a low of 30 degrees. Performed a battery test today with multi-meter. Measured 12.7 volts with engine off, 14.04 volts with engine running....
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    Update I cleaned and lubricated the throttle...

    Update

    I cleaned and lubricated the throttle plate stop and IACV. There was a lot of tar, grease and oil deposits in there. Reinstalled IACV components and ran engine long enough for ECU to...
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    Excellent

    Excellent
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    Thanks TX, but the M/T IACV is NLA. :( The 300ZX...

    Thanks TX, but the M/T IACV is NLA. :( The 300ZX is a dying breed. Searched high and low; can't locate one from any auto parts supplier i.e. ROCK AUTO, NAPA or CARQUEST. Sometimes I see them on...
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    Any number of existing or pre-existing problems....

    Any number of existing or pre-existing problems. Worn ball joints, worn tie rods, faulty strut bearing, rack n pinion if worn or not adjusted properly, loose or binding steering components, irregular...
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    Whatever the factory service manual recommends,...

    Whatever the factory service manual recommends, or whenever the oil starts to look dirty (black instead of translucent). Also, if the oil hasn't been changed in a while, let's say 6 months, its a...
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    84 Datsun Nissan 300ZX Turbo High Idle

    Engine idle for this model car is supposed to be 700 rpm plus or minus 50 rpm. When I first purchased this car, I noticed the engine idle speed was too high. It was idling around 1400 rpm. I made...
  17. 08 Mazda B4000 Recommended Tire Pressure

    I have an 08 Mazda B4000. It comes equipped with P255/70R16's from the factory. The recommended tire pressure for them is 30psi. However, the previous owner had P245/75R16's installed. What's the...
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    It is the old paper cone style and it's magnetic....

    It is the old paper cone style and it's magnetic. It will magnetically attach to the circular metal port. It actually looked new when I took the speaker cover off. The wire connector attaches to a...
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    Car Stereo - Speakers

    One of my rear speakers was putting out an awful amount of static when turning the stereo on in my car. I suspected it was coming from the left rear speaker, so I disconnected the wire it and no more...
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    Agreed. Stopped by the Nissan Dealership today...

    Agreed. Stopped by the Nissan Dealership today and they quoted me $2491 if they ordered the parts (gear linkage, ball joints, outer tie rods) and performed the labor. Pretty crazy number huh?

    By...
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    85 300ZX Turbo Rack and Pinion

    I am going to need a replacement power steering rack and pinion assembly as well. Buyautoparts on eBay sells a remanufactured one cheap with a 36 month lifetime warranty. Has anyone used them before?...
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    That makes sense. It does smell like it's running...

    That makes sense. It does smell like it's running a bit rich when it's cold. I can smell fuel and once it reaches normal operating temp. the smell of fuel seems to subside.

    The part you're...
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    Hi Tx, Are you referring to the Cylinder Head...

    Hi Tx,

    Are you referring to the Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor (CHTS) Nissan Part No. 22630-01P01? That's the only sensor on these cars I know of that may cause such an issue.
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    It's going to need a new rack n pinion. No doubt...

    It's going to need a new rack n pinion. No doubt about it.
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    85 300ZX Turbo Stalls-Idles Rough

    Picked up another Turbo Z. No rust on the body, but it has a few issues that need to be taken care of.

    Aside from needing a new rack and pinion, the engine idles rough and stalls when the engine...
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    85 300ZX Turbo Power Steering and Radio

    Just got this ZX, and it's got a few issues that will need to be taken care of.

    1) Power steering boot on the driver's side tore loose on the drive home. On occasion, the rack would make a high...
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    It didn't matter if it was OEM or aftermarket as...

    It didn't matter if it was OEM or aftermarket as long as it worked. I checked with Carquest which directs you to Advanced Auto Parts. I gave Advanced Auto Parts a call and they were unable to special...
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    Yes, I checked similar auto part websites. They...

    Yes, I checked similar auto part websites. They list them as available, then when you proceed to checkout they say they have a quantity of 0.
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    I apologize for the late reply. The car has been...

    I apologize for the late reply. The car has been being diagnosed at the shop. It's the Auxiliary Air Control (AAC) Valve. I believe it learns the idle of the car and operates at a specific target RPM...
  30. I contacted the RI DMV. The owner is going to...

    I contacted the RI DMV. The owner is going to have to register the car, pay the sales tax and pay any delinquent property taxes. There's no other way around it. They are very strict in RI when it...
  31. There's always a possibility the car could be...

    There's always a possibility the car could be stolen, especially when dealing with an old car. However, I ran the VIN# with Autocheck and it came back clean. I've done about 30 VIN checks on these...
  32. Ah, OK. :) Thank you. I don't believe I can do...

    Ah, OK. :) Thank you. I don't believe I can do that though because I'd have to be able to prove I'm a resident of CT which I am not.
  33. If by OP you mean another person, I was thinking...

    If by OP you mean another person, I was thinking the same thing. The car could be gifted to his wife for example, or a close friend. Then I could register the car in RI with the proof of ownership. ...
  34. Ok, so here's the deal. I live in RI, and I'm...

    Ok, so here's the deal. I live in RI, and I'm looking at buying a classic car in CT. I ran the autocheck, it's clean. No fire, theft, or flood reported. I've met the owner and made a visual...
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    The first thing I did was replaced the PCV valve...

    The first thing I did was replaced the PCV valve and the hose. The PCV valve probably didn't need to be changed as the part was still good, but I did it anyway. It was cheap. I have also heard that...
  36. Used Vehicle Purchase 2000 or Older from CT to RI

    Before I go into details with my question, is anyone here familiar with DMV laws in RI and CT?
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    Sounds like they gave you a rough estimate of...

    Sounds like they gave you a rough estimate of parts and labor. Maybe a bit higher, but nothing out of the ballpark. If you buy the parts from a GM wholesaler online, you can get them a bit cheaper....
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    84 300ZX Turbo and Porsche Car Chase

    Years ago I watched this movie where some kid got into gambling. At one point in the movie, he was in an old 50's Porsche being chased by a dude in a black 1984 300ZX Turbo. I just draw a blank when...
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    84 300ZX Turbo High Idle

    Vehicle is a 1984 300ZX Turbo 3.0L V6 manual. The engine idles too high. It idles at 1400 rpm and a MT turbo should idle at 750-800 rpm. Used FSM to perform diagnostic procedure and driveability...
  40. Smoothy, I believe you're right. I think I...

    Smoothy,

    I believe you're right. I think I will stop and listen to everyone's advise here. It is a 280ZX Turbo 5-speed, and probably has potential. However, it probably has more problems than it's...
  41. Things aren't looking good here. A new problem...

    Things aren't looking good here. A new problem has occurred. The owner now says that the engine will sputter when revved past 4,000 RPM.

    He thinks it could be the fuel pressure regulator, crank...
  42. Yeah, I had an 85 Turbo and went from...

    Yeah, I had an 85 Turbo and went from conventional to half synthetic. Never had a drop in oil pressure. You're right on about it being a bad sensor. Other people have said the same thing about it in...
  43. Here's the video of the engine running with the...

    Here's the video of the engine running with the oil pressure warning light on. Tell me what you think. Do you think it could be the oil pressure sending unit?

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  44. Synthetic Motor Oil, Oil Pressure Gauge, Not Enough Oil?

    Looking at buying a used 83 Datsun 280ZX Turbo. Owner had the top end and turbo professionally rebuilt. He's using synthetic oil in the engine. He posted a video with a clear shot of the oil...
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    Is There a Good Plastic Surgeon in RI

    I have an old scar next to my left eye that I want to have revised. Can anyone recommend a good plastic surgeon in Rhode Island or one of the surrounding areas (MA, CT). It's really hard to tell if a...
  46. That makes sense because when I unplug one of the...

    That makes sense because when I unplug one of the connections from the ECU, the buzzing stops. The only thing I can't tell is if the problem is with the ECU itself or the wiring. Guess the only...
  47. 85 300ZX Turbo: Strange Starting Problem

    Sometimes my 85 300ZX Turbo will not start on a warm day. The vehicle starts fine all through winter and early spring up until Mid May when it begins to get warm.

    The car has power, but the fuel...
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    Rental Security Deposit Not Returned

    I moved out of my Landlord's house more than two weeks ago and I have not received my deposit or an explanation of charges. The law states that I am entitled to a full refund regardless
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  49. Question: Weight Loss

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    Weight Loss

    I lost about 20 pounds; mostly in my hip and thighs. I want to put some weight/muscle mass back on in that area. I eat a lot of food and go for walks but I don't gain any weight there. What can I do...
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    Troublesome Malware

    My PC got bugged with a very elusive trojan horse. It spams pop-ups for virus removal tools etc.

    With past infections, I was usually able to locate the suspect executable file and delete it in...
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