24th Jun 2006, 08:28

Any turbo charger that doesn't even last 100k miles is a piece of crap. Period. Not a comparison of cars, but Volvo Turbochargers can last up to 400k miles with this "proper" mainteance that you speak of. Not impressed.

25th Jun 2006, 09:18

Well I haven't seen many twin turbo Volvos doing what a Nissan 300 can do. They're more performance oriented, and of course they won't last as long.

And did you ever consider maybe they are different sized turbos? Or maybe that because the 300 is a sports car, it gets thrashed?

26th Jun 2006, 11:18

I have a stage 5 twin turbo with 242,000 miles that rides like a dream. It is a daily driver and very reliable.

17th Dec 2006, 11:33

Twin Turbo Z32 owners are a rare breede. there only for us GO - Fast boys. Go ahead and get a Volvo if you want and you can watch the 300z Breeze rite past you dummy. You have to understand the Z32 is a older car that is much more pultant than 90% of the so called sports cars out today. If you don't like yours give it to me and you can go get a Honda or Volvo or something.

23rd Jul 2008, 06:15

What you don't realise is it ain't no Commodore, it's a sports car. It needs REGULAR services. The car's good; I've had no problems with my TT manual 300. It's called maintenance buddy :p.

11th Jun 2009, 13:51

HELP HELP HELP. I bought a 1990 300ZX (Fairlady) for my boyfriend. We had the car for a few weeks and then all of a sudden when the car was driving and you'd slow down, it would just die. We had the car in the shop for almost 6 months and replaced all the wire harnesses, Put an engine in it with half as many miles as the original and all sorts of things, finally when it still would not run after 6 months, our mechanic said he was sick of looking at the car and could not figure out what it is. If any body has any information that could be of use, please help, I want to get this car fixed for my guy. Thanks a bunch.

10th Mar 2010, 19:27

To the last comment on this, check for a plugged exhaust, clean the mass air flow sensor, and check the fuel pump. This is where I would start, always start with the basics; if you start putting stuff in the car, it may not be bad at all.

27th Jul 2010, 00:45

I have a 1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo (Fairlady Z) with over 240,000km and with regular maintenance these cars rip. I have upgraded many parts and it now sits at 654WHP :)

30th Aug 2010, 02:39

I'm a first time car owner at the age of 18.

I'm seriously looking at purchasing a 1990 NISSAN 300ZX, that is sitting at 77000km at $6500 Australian.

Any comments?

I haven't personally checked it out in real life, but online it looks in mint condition and taken care of, but honestly, should I get it?

29th Jul 2014, 10:01

It's common knowledge that the timing belt on all 300ZXs should be replaced at about 60,000 miles or 100,000 km. If the belt breaks, then good bye valves, and you could possible hole the pistons as well, depending how many RPM you had up when it broke!

Cooling in such a packed space is another big problem, especially in warmer climates, so try this; use only de-ionised water with a 50% mix of Ethylene Glycol and 2 bottles of Redline Water Wetter. That will definitely allow your Zed to run cooler, and if your oil pressure gauge is showing around 2 out of 5, then a good dose of Liqui Moly Engine Detox will flush out the entire system, and after a refill with new oil, say Mobil 1 5w-50 synthetic and filter, you should be able to show around 3-4 on that oil gauge.

Try these tips to keep your "Z" running well.