1985 Nissan 300ZX 300 ZX Turbo 3.0 turbo from North America
Every day driver or Racers dream
Fuel injectors leaked, causing engine fire.
Power steering pump.
Main shaft bearing on transmission.
Hydraulic clutch pin.
Tail light bulb burns out repeatly.
Digital dash quit working.
The fuel gauge spit random numbers.
The seats fell apart.
Radio went out.
This car is very quick and responsive. It is a great everyday driver, as well as "hell on wheels" at the track. Handles very well in questionable weather conditions. It is a little on the expensive side to fix however well worth the pay out. I constantly get compliments on it's superb condition.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th December, 2003
21st Dec 2003, 06:36
Out of curiosity, How bad was that engine fire you mentioned? It doesn't sound like it did a lot of damage if the car still runs. Then again, that's a good ole Nissan engine. Keeps going and going and going and going...
22nd Dec 2003, 14:11
The fire was not too devastating, however had to replace all vacuum lines, hoses, main wire harness, battery cables, all reservoirs. It was an easy fix though, with all the parts you can find in a junk yard. Also made an opportunity for some after market upgrades.
There is a recall on the fuel injectors for the 1985 300ZX; just take it to the nearest dealership, and they will replace for free. That is if they haven't caught fire yet! You can check out all recalls on Z's at www.Z31.com.
22nd Dec 2003, 18:29
I saw your reply back in the members area. It hasn't showed up yet, but I'll still reply. Got lucky with the engine fire thing. I've always been a fan of the 300z's. I liked the late '80s and really like the new 350z's. A friend of mine had a 88 300z, he loaned it to his brother for one night, his brother got drunk and wrapped around a telephone pole. I'd love to find one just like his, but the thing is everybody loves them and they're hard to find.
18th Aug 2004, 15:29
What did you do to fix the digital dash when it went out? I have an 84 300 zx and my dash went out after I jump started it one day.
1st Oct 2004, 17:03
Hello,i was wanting to know the wheel base for a 1985 turbo 2 seater.
30th Mar 2007, 15:25
I have a question about changing the clutch in my 85 turbo. Do I need to drop the muffler and take out the shifter?