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1975 Nissan 280Z Coupe Base

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February 11, 2009, 5:19 pm

Monty M
 

Question: 76 280z sarts but won't stay running.

Recently bought it. Drove for a couple days. Went to start it, no go. Replaced fuel filter. Blew 80 psi through line. cleaned off the rather new plugs. Starts, but won't stay running.


February 15, 2009, 5:35 pm

John W
 

most likely your distributor module needs replaced. Try calling your local Nissan dealer, that's what I did. Also check your cold air start valve in your manual. Unconnect it and connect to battery source. You should hear it click, leave it connected to battery and start engine. I have 2 280zx's one an 82 and other 83 which I just got. jwebster39@hotmail.com


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February 16, 2009, 8:46 pm

Chris S
 

'76's did not have a distributor module. Check the fuel system for fuel pressure. When it stalls out do you even have spark? I would guess you probably have a bad fuel tank or pump or maybe a relay. Give our shop Ultimate Z a call 630-837-0700.
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