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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By daniels740
Also, where would be an ideal place to mount or...

Also, where would be an ideal place to mount or keep an extinguisher on my '89 744T? I know it is important for it to be quick to access, but I don't want to stick it in plain view in my interior.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By daniels740
Automotive Fire Extinguishers

About 6 months ago, a small fuel leak developed at the seal of my 740's FPR, which I luckily sniffed out and corrected immediately. It sure alerted me to the dangers of an automotive fire.

Seeing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By daniels740
I ordered a lot of interior parts for my 740...

I ordered a lot of interior parts for my 740 straight from the dealership online, like Draco wheel caps and the red lenses for the doors, about 2 years ago. They didn't ship or charge me for anything...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By daniels740
Chevron Delo 15w-40 is equally as good as Rotella...

Chevron Delo 15w-40 is equally as good as Rotella IMO and is what I use year round here in South Florida. It's a bit cheaper, too. Also, I use Mobil 1 filters at every change (M1-204A). Total comes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-05-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
Might as well try some 'forehead grease' :-P ...

Might as well try some 'forehead grease' :-P

You guys really have suggested a lot of good products. I'll be sure to try them one by one in the future, especially if I ever want to do a restoration...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-03-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
Here's an image of my tint for reference. I'm not...

Here's an image of my tint for reference. I'm not a huge fan of how dark it is, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

https://i.imgur.com/e7gxTxl.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
Just got my windows tinted with ceramic tint at...

Just got my windows tinted with ceramic tint at 20% all around, and a 70% Nano-ceramic tint on the windshield you can barely see is there, but makes a huge difference on how much heat comes through....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By daniels740
Is nobody going to talk about that awesome desk...

Is nobody going to talk about that awesome desk chair? Gives off the same vibe as the old Top Gear UK car seat sofa.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-30-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
I'm also going to get my windows tinted the legal...

I'm also going to get my windows tinted the legal 15% in the back and 30% in the front with ceramic tint for $200 with a 20-year warranty this Saturday.

Just wanted to ask if you guys have had...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By daniels740
So, it came in on time, but I was a bit...

So, it came in on time, but I was a bit disappointed with how they looked so I set them aside until today, when I did a complete cleaning of my 740 inside and out, and decided to just slap the plate...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
Just used the Lexol two-step treatment. If I can...

Just used the Lexol two-step treatment. If I can find some nice front seat skins to match, I will probably use Leatherique. My goal right now isn't really to restore the leather, it's to keep it from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
I'm going to go with the two-step Lexol, the...

I'm going to go with the two-step Lexol, the cleaner and the conditioner after, letting them soak in as well, for now. If I am able to obtain nice front seat skins/ nice front seats, I MIGHT do a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
^ I completely forgot about tinting. Anyone know...

^ I completely forgot about tinting. Anyone know around how much I would pay for to get the darkest legal tint on all windows (excluding windshield, of course)? Also, if anyone knows of a good tint...
Forum: website & board 12-27-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,349
Posted By daniels740
I was just on a Nissan forum and could barely...

I was just on a Nissan forum and could barely navigate through the pages because of all the ads. Super thankful that we are able to have this forum ad-less because of contributors.

Happy holidays...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
I was thinking about making something like that...

I was thinking about making something like that but custom, comparable to dash mats. I may start a new thread if I make something nice worth sharing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-26-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By daniels740
Best leather conditioner

Hey all,

I wanted to ask what your favorite leather conditioners are. I want to protect my 740's new (to me) rear seat skins from drying and splitting from the Florida sun whenever I'm out. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
740: Lug nuts
Views: 1,294
Posted By daniels740
The BFG's I run are bidirectional although I am...

The BFG's I run are bidirectional although I am very certain when they rotated them they kept them on the same side.

Also, I remember the owner's manual for my 740 says something about keeping...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
740: Lug nuts
Views: 1,294
Posted By daniels740
The nuts were actually bad from before I went to...

The nuts were actually bad from before I went to them. Ever since I did my brakes just over a year ago I remember they were really hard coming off. I don't even have an impact so I remember how hard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
740: Lug nuts
Views: 1,294
Posted By daniels740
^ Warranty is void on my tires if I don't do my...

^
Warranty is void on my tires if I don't do my rotations with them and have the documentation.

That being said, I'm starting to think a void tire warranty is nothing compared to the destruction...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
740: Lug nuts
Views: 1,294
Posted By daniels740
^^ Is it an easy enough job (replacing studs) to...

^^ Is it an easy enough job (replacing studs) to justify doing? The two new nuts that I had to put on today still slid on fairly easily so the old studs seem good enough to me. I don't want to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
740: Lug nuts
Views: 1,294
Posted By daniels740
Also, if someone could tell me to how many ft....

Also, if someone could tell me to how many ft. lbs I should torque the nuts to that'd be great. I have Draco wheels. Thanks again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
740: Lug nuts
Views: 1,294
Posted By daniels740
Lug nuts

Just went to get my tires rotated and had quite the experience. I always knew my lug nuts were not quite right and took some force to get on and off but it turns out they finally need to be replaced....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
^ I'll try that, thanks. Been wanting to buy...

^ I'll try that, thanks. Been wanting to buy myself some handy magnets. I used to have a couple but they just seem to disappear over the years.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
Just did a little test and the buzzing is not...

Just did a little test and the buzzing is not wind driven. I can recreate it parked at around 2k rpm but only for a short bursts. I am guessing there's something about the vibration of being on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
Up until this year the tranny mount was...

Up until this year the tranny mount was completely done for. Because of all the vibration and noise in the cabin I can't tell since when the noise had been going on for. Now that I have all new...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
Now that I think about it, I replaced the defrost...

Now that I think about it, I replaced the defrost vent louvers a bit over a year ago when I got my dash pad. When I did that some pieces of the old cracked louvers may have fallen down. How would I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
Just removed the cowl, cleaned, and reattached...

Just removed the cowl, cleaned, and reattached the mesh. I am still getting a buzzing noise around 30mph + when the car is otherwise cruising nicely and silently. At least I have reattached that mesh...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
^ When I had a leak it was from a combo of bad...

^ When I had a leak it was from a combo of bad engine bay seal + bad brake booster seal to firewall as well as a small leak from the kick panel seal. I fixed all of those and have a bone dry...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
Also wanted to ask: Is there anything I might...

Also wanted to ask: Is there anything I might need to be careful with sealing-wise? I'd rather be safe than sorry and have to pull drenched carpets out again. Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
^ Thanks a bunch for the step by step...

^ Thanks a bunch for the step by step explanation! I will try it tomorrow. Thanks again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
^^ Turns out mines has dropped down! I am glad to...

^^ Turns out mines has dropped down! I am glad to hear that's what it probably is.

That being said, I will need to know how to remove the cowl as well as secure and make sure that mesh remains in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,461
Posted By daniels740
'89 740 Cowl Removal To Fix Buzzing

Anyone know a comprehensive guide of how to remove the cowl on a 740? A guide with pictures would be a lifesaver.

I want to clean under the cowl because for a while now at random points when I am...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By daniels740
I bought belt dressing a couple months ago after...

I bought belt dressing a couple months ago after changing all my belts and a very infuriating squeaking noise developed. It was a total waste of money for me, it only made the squeaking worse.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By daniels740
Thanks. Any idea if regular electric parts...

Thanks. Any idea if regular electric parts cleaner and dielectric grease will do produce close results? It's what I have on hand. Thanks again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By daniels740
Cleaning fuse contacts

Got a bit scared by a no-start with my '89 740, noticed the fuel pump wasn't working, and I luckily had the idea to check the #1 fuse before swapping fuel pump relays. That was the culprit.

That...
Forum: website & board 11-21-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,349
Posted By daniels740
Sent a couple bucks for the first (and hopefully...

Sent a couple bucks for the first (and hopefully not last) time. Really thankful for all the help from this community!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By daniels740
Order is in, and I should get them by December...

Order is in, and I should get them by December 2nd. Will keep you guys posted.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By daniels740
Glad someone else likes it :-P ! Anyway, I...

Glad someone else likes it :-P !

Anyway, I think I'm going to buy 2 of these from buildasign.com, and see how it looks. Total's up to $18. Here's a link to the design:...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By daniels740
Didn't know you could remove the two tabs that...

Didn't know you could remove the two tabs that bottom screws of the plate fasten into. That's what was throwing me off on my 740. I'll look into it.
https://i.imgur.com/7YG0gqgh.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By daniels740
How's this? To me, it looks more OEM. If anyone...

How's this? To me, it looks more OEM. If anyone has an idea, I'm happy to hear it. Thanks guys.
https://i.imgur.com/dNlpzfhm.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By daniels740
^ Never even seen a Florida car have matching...

^ Never even seen a Florida car have matching front/rear license plates. I don't even think I can ask for a matching one from the DMV. Even if I can, I'm sure it won't be under $25.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-19-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By daniels740
Just created these on buildasign.com. Do you guys...

Just created these on buildasign.com. Do you guys think it looks better with or without the little 740? Any other ideas?
https://i.imgur.com/zOJ4UXNm.png
vs.
https://i.imgur.com/jGRi6JJl.png
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-18-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By daniels740
Vanity Plate

I've gotten too tired of my 740's front license plate spot being empty due to the fact that I live in Florida, where only a rear plate is required.

Anyone have an idea what would look nice on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-10-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,386
Posted By daniels740
I was finally able to get the new expansion tank...

I was finally able to get the new expansion tank in. It got lost at a USPS distribution center for a couple days before I called in and had them go look for it.

Anyway, the new one looks WAY...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,503
Posted By daniels740
I bought reman. rear ATE calipers from Rockauto...

I bought reman. rear ATE calipers from Rockauto about a year ago, first set was Reybestos brand. One came with a broken bleeder, and they didn't have a replacement so I sent them both back and got...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,386
Posted By daniels740
I hope this fits that description. ...

I hope this fits that description.
https://i.imgur.com/OQe2faTl.jpg

Not the prettiest work, but I'd sure be surprised to see a single drip of water come through.

Thanks for all the help.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By daniels740
This is from when I hardwired my '89 744's tail...

This is from when I hardwired my '89 744's tail lights.

Driver's Side

Wire Color ------- Pin No. ------- Function
Yellow/red ------------ 1 ----------- Brake Light
Red ------------------- 2...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-29-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,145
Posted By daniels740
You don't have to worry about shocking yourself....

You don't have to worry about shocking yourself. 12V DC is nothing.

Unless you mess with the ignition system (spark plugs, coil), where you can get a fairly electrifying shock, the only thing you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-28-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,386
Posted By daniels740
As it turns out, the fender seal also has a tiny...

As it turns out, the fender seal also has a tiny leak that needs to be addressed. What product should I use? Is sealant that comes in a tube like caulking good? You know, the stuff that you should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,145
Posted By daniels740
First, check your battery's voltage with a...

First, check your battery's voltage with a multimeter, with the engine off. It should be around 12 Volts. Then, start the engine and read the voltage again, with the motor running. It should have...
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