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New JDM Manual NA 2+0 - Greetings from Germany !


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Hello everyone,

 

This is Jeremy from Germany, with a recent and fresh Japan 2+0 manual NA import !

It should normally and finally be in my hands in a couple of months, waiting for the last gearbox issue to be fixed :)

 

See you all soon !

 

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Jeremy

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Hello and thanks, Chris !

 

Yes it is my first one. After so many years of lurking, thinking and more, I finally decided to go for it, the 2 conditions were it had to be manual and 2+0 :)

I am a big fan of the OEM style, so it might remain pretty stockish !

I will post more pictures soon for sure ;)

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Welcome! Where are you in Germany? I might be spending most of next year in Frankfurt for training, I was planning on taking my Z so maybe a meet up might be good?

1990 Black MT NA LWB = 2014 - 2020 (Sold)

1991 Red MT TT LWB = 2015 - 2017 (Stripped & Scrapped)

1991 Red MT TT LWB = 2017 - 2021 (Sold)

1991 Black MT TT LWB = 2018 - 2021 (Sold)

1989 Red AT TT LWB = 2021 - XXXX (Kept)

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Looks very original Jeremy its nice to see them as they left the factory. What was the problem with the gearbox?

 

Well this is one of the 2 issues remaining...

1- The manual gear box is making some king of strange rumbling sound when in 4th gear at low rpm. My importer and his tech are investigating this until next week, they suspect either a worn-off bearing, or a fly wheel, let's see ! As the gear box might be anyway disassembled, I think I will invest in a new Nissan rebuild kit and in a new clutch.

 

2- The rear wing in soft foam : I ordered one of the last brand new one in the UK beginning of the year and sent it to the paint shop. Unfortunately, it turned out it was damaged without the possibility to repair, due to the very soft kind wing material :(

Even if I did not want to in a first place, I think I will finally go for a fiber replica of this rear wing. For sure I will be really thankful if anyone has any recommendation, with as much fidelity as possible to the OEM wing :)

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Well this is one of the 2 issues remaining...

1- The manual gear box is making some king of strange rumbling sound when in 4th gear at low rpm. My importer and his tech are investigating this until next week, they suspect either a worn-off bearing, or a fly wheel, let's see ! As the gear box might be anyway disassembled, I think I will invest in a new Nissan rebuild kit and in a new clutch.

 

2- The rear wing in soft foam : I ordered one of the last brand new one in the UK beginning of the year and sent it to the paint shop. Unfortunately, it turned out it was damaged without the possibility to repair, due to the very soft kind wing material :(

Even if I did not want to in a first place, I think I will finally go for a fiber replica of this rear wing. For sure I will be really thankful if anyone has any recommendation, with as much fidelity as possible to the OEM wing :)

 

What was the problem with the wing if you don’t mind telling me? I brought probably the last one in June. I’ve not tried to fit it yet as I’m having troubles trying to match the paint but would like to know what to look out for if there is an issue.

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What was the problem with the wing if you don’t mind telling me? I brought probably the last one in June. I’ve not tried to fit it yet as I’m having troubles trying to match the paint but would like to know what to look out for if there is an issue.

 

No problem, here goes :

As the wing of the imported was a bit tired of the years under Japanese sun, I was looking for a replacement. As I looked everywhere, it was pretty hard to find used OEM wing in decent condition, as the foam material it is made of, tends to age badly and it gets harder and harder to paint.

I was lucky enough to find a brand new OEM wing (J6030-42P28) on a UK genuine part website. it is of dark grey color, ready to be coated. I bought it and had it directly delivered to the paint shop.

Everything made it fine to the paint shop, but the wing was not painted right away, as some other work needed to be finished first. It looked like this :

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When it was finally painted (3 weeks ago), I got photos of it and notice that the wing was somehow sinking right in the middle of the 3 break light... (see photo below)

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Which is not really the way it should (photo below of the imported car, and anyway of what it should look like) :

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After asking around on all sides, I end up being pretty screwed, ah ah :

- The paint is not responsible because they claim the wing was painted and stored on a flat surface without any chance of possible damage. They rather say it was delivered with this damage,

- The defected cannot be reworked due to the material softness,

- It is too late to send back the wing to the UK shop... as it is now painted and more than 3 months over order !

 

Well... as my only option to remain 100% OEM is to source a new one from Japan for ~1000€, so I will end up buying a nice fiber replica instead :)

 

Regarding the paint job itself however, it has been done very well, the key seems to use the right kind of primer due to the foam material. So be sure to check it, and for sure inspect the wing itself in all detail so that you can revert in time if damaged... Hoping this will help !

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Hi Animato and welcome to the forums!

Can I ask why you wanted an original instead of the replica for the spoiler?

 

Good question, at the time I couldn't find a replica which was matching the OEM one at 100%, and a found this last OEM wing pretty quickly after, which made me give up the replica lead...

You are right, this may not have been the best choice ever :) but I am definitely going for it now.

Would you have any spoiler replica recommendation ?

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When it was finally painted (3 weeks ago), I got photos of it and notice that the wing was somehow sinking right in the middle of the 3 break light.

 

That looks like storage or transport damage. Before you give up with it try removing the third brake light and apply upward pressure to the

bend in the spoiler (see arrow below). The spoiler is formed of a thin steel frame covered in foam and then the plastic outer skin. You may be

able to deflect the steel frame back at that point into shape. It's worth a try as the J6030-42P28 spoilers are by far the best fit and finish

compared to fibreglass replicas that I have seen (and I have experience of both).

 

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Looks very original Jeremy its nice to see them as they left the factory. What was the problem with the gearbox?

 

Hello everyone !

I finally got some fresh news from the garage regarding the gearbox... well, doesn‘t look so good indeed, the fear box is badly damage on 2nd and 4th gear shafts, as you can see bellow. We are checking what is the best solution now, but looks like I‘m good for a used gearbox..!

Cannot see what caused so much damage, the car has only 130000km :(

 

I‘ll be glad to hear any advice from you :)

 

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