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I just inherited my dad's '75 Datsun 280Z, and I am in a bit of a pickle. It appears that he was working on something before his final trip to the hospital, but I am not sure what. It was still in storage mode when I inherited it. It would not start, so Mom had it towed to her mechanic (who fixed the things dad couldn't), and he had to refer it to a "Datsun specialist". Mom was told that the aftermarket starter that my dad put on the car was interfering with the electrical system or something to that effect, so a new (old) original starter was obtained from Arizona and installed in the car and it was given the green light. I drove the car from Grand Rapids to White Lake and it died about 5 miles from home and would not re-start. Since our other cars are under warranty, they are dealt with at the dealership, so I don't have a relationship with a mechanic in my area. Right now, the car is sitting in my garage. I have to admit, I know less about car engines than I would like (I can change my oil, washer fluid, etc. and jump a car and that's about it). Does anyone have recommendations for someone who knows Datsuns and is near my location in Waterford? Someone recommended "The Datsun Doctor" to me, but I know nothing about the place.

Eventually, I would like to learn enough about the car to maintain it, myself, like my father did, but I know I have a lot to learn...


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Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:29 pm
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Welcome to the club! That is a beautiful car! I'm sure you'll get it sorted. We're all happy to help where we can. What happened when it died?

I don't have much experience with the Datsun Doctor but several of the folks here like him enough that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the shop.


Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:07 pm
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I was driving along M59 and the tachometer started to drop while I was in 4th. I downshifted, but the engine revved, so I shifted back into 4th again. The RPMs kept dropping and the car gave a shudder and then the engine cut out. I rolled to a stop at a stoplight and shut the car off. I restarted the car without issue but the problem repeated about 500 yards down the road and I could not get the engine to turn over after that.

The only other concern was that when I started out, the fuel gauge read 3/4 tank, when I thought it had a full tank to start. At about 1/4 tank, I went to fill up and was only able to put a few gallons in. I thought it odd, and started watching the fuel gauge more closely and it started jumping around all over the place. I filled up just north of Lansing, so I would think I wasn't out of gas, but since the gas gauge or fuel sensor is wonky, maybe I simply ran out of gas, but I have a hard time believing the gas mileage is that terrible.

My father in law wonders if, since the car had been in storage prior to its repair and then it was another 2 months before I was able to get someone to come with me for the round trip to bring the car across the state, perhaps some sediment had developed in the fuel line, and clogged a filter.


Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:41 pm
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That would probably be my first guess too. I would check fuel pressure and change the filter. If you need help let us know!

I forgot to mention that most of the guys in the club have migrated to facebook...



Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:38 am
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Thanks! I just joined the Facebook group and page as well.

We'll see what happens when I check out the fuel pressure and filter and go from there!


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