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Old 06-11-2007, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Big_E-Dog
btw how do you know that your not getting electricity from the distributor?
dats beacuz i put a screw driver in one of the lead wire and i put it near da body of da car and there is no sparks if current were coming from the distrubutor it would spark right ??
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:32 PM
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awwwh man that night of been bad for the car the while car body is a ground and if you sent a spark to it you could of blown a fuse or 2 or three check those as well

but you might of not seen a spark if the screw driver has a plastic or rubber handle it would of have needed to be an all metal one
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Crank position sensor.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:15 AM
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where is the crank position sensor located ??
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:44 AM
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i would also like to know how to time dis engine da crank pully has 7 marks on it which one to use for tdc
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It's located inside the distributor.

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Old 06-15-2007, 07:48 PM
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strat on the left every ling moving to the right is 5 deg strating with zero

dont kno what degree you should be on should be on your hood
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:53 AM
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so if the crank position sensor is not good no power would be sent to the distributor
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No heartbeat, no spark.

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Old 06-18-2007, 08:23 PM
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yep, thats is waht that lil 4 wire plug is for
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Originally Posted by max95q
Actually the 3rd gens had the lsd's 4th gens in other countries had the lsd's but not the U.S.. If you did find one it was a Canadian model. The Fifth gens I believe have the LSD's gens. But the 3rd gens for sure had them on the Later models I believe.
92-94 se lsd
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:43 PM
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i changed the distributor cuz the one i got with da engine was busted up and i still aint gettin spark and plus my coil is not gettin warm i suppose dat it is the coil which is responsible for this oh and when i changed the distributor i jus observed where the rotor was pointin and jus put in da new one the same way
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test the crank angle sensor. Pull the distributor, but leave the CAS sensor harness plugged in, turn the ignition on. Spin the distributor shaft. You should hear the fuel injectors operate while the distributor is spinning. If that is the case, the CAS is fine, something is happening between the ECU and the ignition coil, or you have a bad coil...OR the method for testing spark is flawed.

To test spark, I personally use a new or known good plug...hook one of the coil wires to it and hold the tip against a grounded surface (be sure you don't hold the plug itself, but rather the boot or wire). Crank the car over. Spark should be bright almost white for a strong spark. If the spark is dim, you could potentially have a problem. If you get spark, chances are you aren't getting fuel.

Always check the basics...air, fuel, and spark.

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Old 07-02-2007, 08:29 AM
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well for now i know dat my crank angle sensor is working and i know dat i am not getting any power from my coil da coil isn't sendin any kind of power what so ever to da distributor
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oh and how do u check if ur mass air flow sensor is good
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nice i am thinkin bout supercharging my 03
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:51 AM
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looking for some help

not afraid to ask for it i need some help finding performance parts for my 90 max and was wondering if anyone could help cause i cant find **** except for andys autosport and the barely have anything so lend a helping hand to a guy who needs it
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:38 AM
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Wow...so you post in a sticky thread in an older generation forum. Wow...that did you lots of good.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:57 PM
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if you want a big performance then come over to the boosted side....

and check ebay

put in 90 maxima and see want you get.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by KALSC View Post
Well, here is the link to the site where I will be documenting the VG30ET swap. I haven't posted anything yet, there is an explanation at the site. You would do good to visit the link and then bookmark it as well.

http://www.sqntech.com/maxima/


hey...i tried visiting the link...wouldnt go through...i wanna try to get a turbo on my 86 wagon...so if theres another way to get to the site let me know
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:33 PM
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your also trying a link that was posted on 12-13-2002 and the user hasnt been active in about a year or more
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that could very possibly be it
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:29 AM
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oh and how do u check if ur mass air flow sensor is good
I'm pretty sure I may be your MAF sensor and I say this because I had a '86 Z31 that didn't start sometimes due to it. It took me while to figure this out after the many hours I spent swapping parts from other Z31's. But I hope it all works out for you.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:53 PM
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I'm pretty sure I may be your MAF sensor and I say this because I had a '86 Z31 that didn't start sometimes due to it. It took me while to figure this out after the many hours I spent swapping parts from other Z31's. But I hope it all works out for you.
that post is over a year old so i think he figured it out already lol
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:39 PM
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Turboo!!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:40 PM
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haha sory
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sorry*
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:40 AM
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Do we have a moderator that can split this thread? Or possibly delete the posts that aren't relevant to it's stickiness?
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Max 2nd gen 300zx turbo swap

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Anybody can help me tuning my 1986 turbo swap? It runs but it's been a ***** to tune, I've been multiple times to the smog (I'm in CA) and it always fail. Last time it had 5000ppm of nitrous oxide LOL. Anyway, I will give details after I get an answer since I am not sure this forum is still active... Please HELP! Thanks,
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Max 2nd gen 300zx z31 turbo swap

Hey, following up with the tuning of my 86 max with 300zx z31 turbo swap.

Big-E-dog told me it could be that I have a 200sx distributor in there (yes the 1987 200sx has the same engine as the max and 300zx) so I got a 1984 300zx turbo distributor (part # ends with 01P00) and I also swapped the idle-up solenoid valve to a turbo one since I had one from a N/A.

The problem is that the VG30E and VG30ET idle-up solenoid valve units have different plugs so I had to mess up with the wiring, and I am not sure that this works right (that the ECU signals are sent properly). I guess that's really the main question, since the car drives OK but rpms are not very stable at idle.

After doing these two changes + rpm tuning + timing I can say it is close to completion, but still not perfect and I am still not willing to test my luck at the smog ($50 every time :-((

Would appreciate any input from someone who did the swap and remember encountering a similar issue. How to get the idling steady?
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Hello,
Looks like this thread's unfortunately dead and I joined the train way too late... I would appreciate if anybody who has experience with turboing a 2nd gen maxima wants to share his experience. In particular, what solenoid valve they used with their turbo setup and how they tuned it to pass smog. Thanks,
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Hello,
Looks like this thread's unfortunately dead and I joined the train way too late... I would appreciate if anybody who has experience with turboing a 2nd gen maxima wants to share his experience. In particular, what solenoid valve they used with their turbo setup and how they tuned it to pass smog. Thanks,
Did you ever get the build specs for turboing a VG30E 2nd gen? I'm looking to do the same thing but don't know where to start and I'm also a bit late
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:38 AM
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So I do have a 2nd gen, but I'm not building that car. However I do have a Z31 N/A which has the same motor. I purchased all new internals because the power goal I have is pretty outrageous for stock internals. I'm going to use the Nistune ECU for tuning and I believe it will keep the car smog compliant. I'm not sure as that's not something I have to worry about.
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So I do have a 2nd gen, but I'm not building that car. However I do have a Z31 N/A which has the same motor. I purchased all new internals because the power goal I have is pretty outrageous for stock internals. I'm going to use the Nistune ECU for tuning and I believe it will keep the car smog compliant. I'm not sure as that's not something I have to worry about.
Stock VG have been proven to make mid 500s. If have any questions pm me I have a z31 as well run nistune on that as well as my 3rd Gen maxima.
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Hey whats going on Im Chris From Nj Im selling my 1988 maxima 5spd for $1000 128k orginal miles..new suspension ect.. if you know anyone that interested give me a call or text 201-926-0881 or reply here i will sned pictures
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Hi,
After being stopped by the cops a few years ago w/o registration (however car was insured), I decided to stop drive the Maxima turbo until I have more time to tune it and pass the smog. So here we are fast forward several years later LOL
I am checking electrical connections and try to map their correctness based on the 1986 Maxiima harness (with custom modifications to accomodate 300zx turbo parts such as AAF and FICD), the 1986 300zx turbo ECU, using Nissan factory manuals from a 1986 maxima and 1986 300zx.
It turns out I had two sets of wires that were wrongly connected. Now, I know that all signals go to the correct pins on the ECU.
There are still issues though, and I wonder if it's due to the fact that my 300zx turbo ECU is for Federal emissions when my car is CA (?). So I found a 1985 turbo ECU that is for CA emissions and will be swapping and testing it tomorrow.
Also, I found a funny albeit interesting thread that deals with swaps such as the one in this thread:

http://www.zdriver.com/forums/280zx-...cu-swap-21623/

It is full of good info and thought it will help the 2nd gen max community to troubleshoot their own issues. Good luck!
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