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Re: V8 V8 V8 V8 V8 ...
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That first picture is wild. Eye grabber for sure.

Posted on: 2012/1/27 7:33
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Re: A pretty lame intro :(
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Welcome to Datsun1200 :D

Posted on: 2011/11/16 2:56
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Alternate fit A-series oil filters?
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So the other day at work, I coincidentally found that a 1993 Infiniti J30 uses a PN/ 2827 oil filter, which is the same as theA series oil filters, but also showed in the fram brand a different filter number, being a 3682. The differences seem to ONLY be the location of the filter gasket, moving to the outside of the filter body.

In my parts store system, the only filter it shows to fit the A motor is a P/N 2827, however because the J30 uses a 2827 or a 3682, they should be interchangeable, correct? This would allow me to use any filter for the J30, and I'd have a wider range of available filters for my A-series rather then just a small breed.

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Posted on: 2011/7/15 9:26
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Re: Strange brake problem on B310
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Rally- I've already got it LONG hooked up. It was just temporary troubleshooting ;)


DDgonzal- They weren't when I looked at them, but I suppose it's possible that as they heat up and soften, they might? I've been looking at making a camera mount for the wheel wells so I can use my cheap camera and watch the brakes as I drive.

All new brake hoses are in the mail today and should be here soon.

Posted on: 2011/7/9 5:21
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Re: Strange brake problem on B310
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@DDgonzal, thats exactly how I re-adjusted the drums. The brakes used to feel great, where I could barely tap the pedal and the brakes would start to tear your face off. I drove it an hour out to take my GF to a movie audition, and since then it's never been the same.


@revhead001, It's very inconsistent, however I can let it sit for any amount of time and it doesn't stiffen up. It's almost always straight down towards the floor. How would the handbrake adjustment effect the foot brake?


With that, here's some added info.

I find (very strangly) that If I drive the car hard, up to 5K before shifting, the next time I jump on the brakes, they're stiffer and feel better. Kind of strange, because I've blocked off the booster to confirm that wasn't the problem, and it still acts the same.

Also, I have noticed that when driving on flat ground, if I go over onto a steep downwards hill, even if I'm on the brakes, I loose a lot of braking force. This, to me, sounds like air in the line, but I've bled AT LEAST 1 gallon of fluid out of the car assuming it had air.




Is it possible the proportioning valve is problematic? Or that I have an air lock in it? I did replace a hard brake line leading from the master to it.

Posted on: 2011/7/8 17:43
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Re: Strange brake problem on B310
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I've been putting a little thought into it, and is it possible it's poor fluid quality?

Maybe I should spend a little more money then just "Auto parts store" brand fluid, and get something with a name.

Would it make sense to use a DOT 4 synthetic with all new brake parts? Would there be any benefit?

Posted on: 2011/7/4 5:58
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Re: Strange brake problem on B310
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Hoses have not been replaced in a while I'm sure. They look to be in good condition, and when the brakes are applied they don't swell or leak, so I'm sure they're unrelated to the current issue.


I re-adjusted the brakes again this morning and took up some more slack and they're now 100% adjusted, however the problem persists. I actually bled the master cylinder out of a hunch, and found a small bubble. Afterwords, they were better, but still not perfect.

I did my usual brake test by braking heavily in a safe area to see how well they stop, and how much pressure I have in the pedal, and it was okay the first time. Afterwords, they loosened up again and they're back to the way they were.

Posted on: 2011/7/3 3:52
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Re: Strange brake problem on B310
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The drums are within spec still, so i'm not sure it's an issue with undersized shoes. Although, I see where you're going with that, and i'm kind of curious about it.


I tightened up the adjusters a few notches on both sides, and the brakes are a little better. I'm afraid if I tighten it anymore, the shoes will be contacting the drum and constantly wearing. Its a little better though.

Posted on: 2011/6/30 21:42
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Re: Strange brake problem on B310
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According to the FSM, they're self adjusting that re adjust as the hand brake is set, but yes, I did have to adjust them by hand since they weren't adjusting as they should. Another problem for another day. I did tighten them up a bit, and it didn't make much of a difference.

Posted on: 2011/6/30 5:57
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Strange brake problem on B310
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I've been working through a brake problem on my B310 for about 2 months.

To be put simply, my brakes are extremely soft and don't grab until you're about an inch from the floor. Weird part is that I've replaced EVERYTHING on the car and bled about a gallon's worth of fluid through.

New wheel cylinders as of this morning, which actually made the problem worse! The master has been replaced 3 times, to confirm it wasn't a bad reman. New front calipers, some solid brake lines were re-bent and replaced with new line, and basically everything related to the brakes.

It acts as if I'm loosing hydraulic pressure, however all that pressure would have to go somewhere, and I'm not loosing a single drop of fluid from anywhere on the car.

I've found that if I set the hand brake up a few notches JUST before it engages the drums, it's better then before, but still not as it should be. At that, I'd assume it was a problem with the rear brakes, however like aforementioned, I'm loosing no fluid, and all the hardware, shoes, etc has been replaced.

Posted on: 2011/6/30 5:47
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