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Old 12-09-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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I'd like to introduce my new daily driver to the stable.
Its a vehicle that is known to some of the members here and although I was not in the market for this particular model, I can honestly say the car has been growing on me and is a pleasure to drive.

I'd like to use this thread as a sort of record for myself and maybe others, with issues or problems that I come across and fix.

I just want to thank the previous owner, michandy, for keeping the car in the condition that its in and I hope he will stay involved with the club and assist where he can... your not getting off that lightly mate

So without further to do.. my silver sword, '93 man TT 2+0








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Old 12-09-2016, 09:26 PM   #2
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Nice clean Z mate, Once mine gets paint this summer hopefully mine looks the same.
Mine was stuck in a farm shed when i rescued her took a week to get all the mice out of the engine bay, Had all smashed windows and every code under the sun. But she is now on the road driving like a charm has been a 18 months looking forward to summer to paint her.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:33 PM   #3
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Nice clean Z mate, Once mine gets paint this summer hopefully mine looks the same.
Mine was stuck in a farm shed when i rescued her took a week to get all the mice out of the engine bay, Had all smashed windows and every code under the sun. But she is now on the road driving like a charm has been a 18 months looking forward to summer to paint her.
Cheers mate, I'll be looking for a spray job on this one soon too.
I'm glad you saved your one mate, most would of given up and then not appreciate what they could've achieved. well done mate.
I'm looking forward to summer so we can organize a few cruises and maybe a couple of techdays
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:37 PM   #4
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a quick tip for getting the passenger window switch assembly to stay down, generally a result of the door trim material having perished from previous removals-
Get yourself a spare window switch and remove the retaining spring assembly, fitting it to the assembly in the car (use the opposite small phillips head screw)... essentially having a spring on both the front and rear.

Take a bit of care when fitting it to the trim, and you will have to remove the door trim completely anytime in the future if you need to access the loom behind. There is ample length on the loom to unplug it this way.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:38 PM   #5
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Cheers mate, I'll be looking for a spray job on this one soon too.
I'm glad you saved your one mate, most would of given up and then not appreciate what they could've achieved. well done mate.
I'm looking forward to summer so we can organize a few cruises and maybe a couple of techdays
Yeah we need a few cruises get the WA crew alive and going we have some awesome roads here just waiting to be churned up !!! And it has to be roads as there closing all the tracks LOL
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:38 PM   #6
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Another very nice Z you have there Abel. Although... I think I've lost track... Aside from that white stunner <()>, how many Z's do you have at the moment?
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:41 PM   #7
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a quick tip for getting the passenger window switch assembly to stay down, generally a result of the door trim material having perished from previous removals-
Get yourself a spare window switch and remove the retaining spring assembly, fitting it to the assembly in the car (use the opposite small phillips head screw)... essentially having a spring on both the front and rear.

Take a bit of care when fitting it to the trim, and you will have to remove the door trim completely anytime in the future if you need to access the loom behind. There is ample length on the loom to unplug it this way.
Cheers ozx, I'll give it go.. If I dont sell my NA I know exactly where I will find a spare
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Another very nice Z you have there Abel. Although... I think I've lost track... Aside from that white stunner <()>, how many Z's do you have at the moment?
Cheers Toby Owning this and being able to drive it everyday puts a smile on my face when I know I'm driving to and from work.

I have three at the moment. selling one, keeping one in the safe and driving this one.

..atleast you can see where your parts have found a home now
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:49 PM   #9
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Don't worry Toby, no one has got as many cars as you tucked away in their driveways,,,, you'd be up too #27 by now ?
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Don't worry Toby, no one has got as many cars as you tucked away in their driveways,,,, you'd be up too #27 by now ?
....well this guy makes me very bloody nervous Steve ....have you seen his white one? I'm thinking Abel is hiding a time machine big enough to fit cars
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:49 PM   #11
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Just wanted to share the photobucket album to anyone who would be bored and wanted to play 'pick whats coming next' in regards to potential issues they may spot.

http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/ST...%20Sword/story

at the moment I'm trying to solve the air-con not working. The compressor is not receiving the negative switch signal to turn on.

Ive had the system re-gassed and able to turn the compressor on by tripping the relay in the left bottom pocket of the engine bay so tthe game of follow the signal begins.
I've also had a not so cheap sparky spend a couple of hours tracing the signal and then tell me that he's 99% sure its the 'auto' switch on the control pod that is faulty. So after losing an arm and then searching for series 2 auto air con control pod... it does the same thing..
After a courteous call back to the sparky he asked me to get hold of another ac module, the one under the centre of the dash, and a wiring diagram of the wires and color codes with another diagram of the back of the control pod with the on/off labels for the pins

So right now I'm looking for an ac ecu module for series two (not sure if it matters?) and trying to get a hold of the original ECU for this car to rule out the chipped ECU I 'm running at the moment. I'm getting pretty annoyed at the cost of trying to find the fault and fix it.. But I shall have cold air..

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Sparky on the hunt... for my cash..
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:58 PM   #12
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series 2 climate computers are different. Been a few years, but pretty sure the final numbers have to be 10, 11, or 12? Usually also indicated by a green sticker, opposed to blue.
Has your auto elec checked the low pressure switch that is incorporated into the condenser (think that's what its called... the cylinder underneath the nose panel towards the drivers side)
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:15 PM   #13
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series 2 climate computers are different. Been a few years, but pretty sure the final numbers have to be 10, 11, or 12? Usually also indicated by a green sticker, opposed to blue.
Has your auto elec checked the low pressure switch that is incorporated into the condenser (think that's what its called... the cylinder underneath the nose panel towards the drivers side)
Thanks for the advice ozx, appreciated.
..and yep, it was checked and apparently is working. I remember both the re-gasser and sparky were switching the condenser from there
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Cheers mate, I'll be looking for a spray job on this one soon too.
I'm glad you saved your one mate, most would of given up and then not appreciate what they could've achieved. well done mate.
I'm looking forward to summer so we can organize a few cruises and maybe a couple of techdays
cruise to be posted soon. its been FAR too long.
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Old 13-09-2016, 06:05 PM   #15
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have you guys eliminated the low pressure switch as the cause ?
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cruise to be posted soon. its been FAR too long.
was thinking this - then realised that as long as its been I have done stuff all to my Z - my 4x4 on the other hand has had a heap of attention, of course thats because I can do it for nix. hopefully tyres will be sorted in a couple of weeks maybe a month and then its interior and a few basic mechanicals (which I need to do at work on the hoist)
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was thinking this - then realised that as long as its been I have done stuff all to my Z - my 4x4 on the other hand has had a heap of attention, of course thats because I can do it for nix. hopefully tyres will be sorted in a couple of weeks maybe a month and then its interior and a few basic mechanicals (which I need to do at work on the hoist)
You know we're all here for ya mate if you need a hand. Need to finally see your beast on the road too

Ive got a couple of vehicles for quotes to get from your work ..juist incase you weren't busy enough.. hehe
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have you guys eliminated the low pressure switch as the cause ?
yep.. I'm 99% sure that low pressure switch has been eliminated and working fine.
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cruise to be posted soon. its been FAR too long.
Ready when you are mate

I'm entering the 'no limit' speed event at Barbagello on the 22nd.. hopefully
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So I started trying to diagnose this aircon issue I'm having..

Straight away found this..

Outside ambient sensor harness looks like its been nipped.. looking at the corrosion, it doesnt look like anything recently..

hopefully this will solve why compressor isnt turning on as I'm assuming the ecu needs input from all the sensors to activate it.



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