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Well guys... my tibby is not doing so good right now.... On sunday, it started to make a noise like marbles hitting each other. Yesterday I took it to the dealership and they belive it is a rod that is knocking and it might have screwed up my crank, thus needing a new short block.

I don't understand how this happened. I've been giving the tibby its maintenance, and I haven't even started to mess around with performance mods!

I'm sad...I don't have my tibby....

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That sucks...sorry... <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>

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When you say "rod knocking" I can only assume that you mean the connecting rod to the piston. The only other times that I have heard that phrase it was in relation to "push rods" that operate the lifters on old school engines. Since our engines are overhead cam designed we have no push rods. So my question is how can a connecting rod "knock"? I am so confused.<img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Well, i've decided to trade in the tibby for a 300Z. Now I just got to go find one!

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make sure you go 300zx TT <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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No, you don't want a Z. Well I mean it is your choice, but Tibs are so fun to hook up!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Z's are sick fast...

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Z's are fast but just wait till you have to fix it. The nissan dealer near my house was the biggest Z dealer on the east coast and the only one to service them, people use to ship them in on trucks from all over to service them. They are sweet but very expensive to fix. A guy called my work and needed a coil for his Z, well each cylinder has it's own coil and they are $180 each times 6. ouch! you do the math. Tibbys are much more affordable than a Z, but if your rich GO FOR IT!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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if you want to go the TT route i'd suggest a rx7 or supra, they are easier to work on, have you ever seen the bay of a 300? they are cramped. but they are very nice cars so go for it. good luck looking.

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If you want a daily driver I would stay away from the 300z. They totally suck in the rain my freind had one and he went through a puddle that was only 2 inches deep and he hydrolocked the motor bending all the rods. It costed him 4,500 dollars to fix only to have one of the turbo's go bad a week later and you don't want to know how much that costed.

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I have a 97 Tibby FX and I had that same problem. I took it in to the dealer and they put some cleaning stuff in cause they thought there was some carbon build up or something. They were reving the engine and a rod came out through the block, busted a connecting rod in half and put a hole in the starter. Lucky for me that my car was still under warrenty cause I got a new motor for free <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Twincam:"They totally suck in the rain my freind had one and he went through a puddle that was only 2 inches deep and he hydrolocked the motor bending all the rods."<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=1 id=quote>

Umm...that's impossible. I'm not sure if you know what Hydrolocking is, but it's your engine literally breathing in water. Your air intake would be a water pipe. Now, I've seen the engine of a 300z, and I know where they breathe from...

And by that, it's impossible for this to happen. Unless he removed his filter, and ran a custom pipe running along the road about 1 inch off the ground.

What you're saying just doesn't make any sense though.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
What you're saying just doesn't make any sense though.
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Why do I keep noticing that... ;)

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