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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:34 am 
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Hi all!

It's been a long while. Wife's 300 not doing well. Seems like it's misfiring. Barely running at idle. No power. Need to get above 3k rpm to get anything out of it. Tried to drive around. Came back, engine compartment had smoke in it! I took a couple of vids that I;ll post. Tried to capture how it sounds. It's got 22k miles on it. This started small. A small skip. Was like that for a while. Mind you we don't drive it that much. SO it sat for the winter. When I stated it this spring, I got what's described. I filled the tank thinking there might have been condensation.

At a loss. Looked in engine compartment for anything obvious i.e. cracked hose, bad connection. Didn't see anything.

Any help will be appreciated. Trying to get it in shape for the Fall outing.

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Karl :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Does it smell like burning mice?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:13 am 
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I'm not sure I know what they smell like. After driving around it smelled like maybe gas or alcohol. It's been in my main garage dmso there's been not rotent intrusion.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:16 am 
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Rodent. Probably not a good idea to try to do this on my phone :(


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:55 am 
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Has the check engine light come on ?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:38 pm 
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No it hasn't


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Having trouble posing the vids from phone. Will trying todo it from pc


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:51 am 
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How close is your nearest Nissan dealership?
Your ZX was blessed with the ability to use the outstanding on-board computer analysis for such problems. Can you drive it there and have them plug it in?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:14 am 
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Frank, I bought the data connector and the free version of the Conzult software. I just got through trying it out. Unfortunately, I get a comm port error. Can't figure that out. I saw other software for sale that I might try.

I did find that when I shut off the A/C, it is somewhat better. I couldn't upload the vids from my phone. Need to xfer to my laptop :( Will try that.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:44 am 
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Ok, lets try pics/vids again! Well it seems that each of the pics and vids I took are over the 2M limit. It appears I can't send them.


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