A good customer of ours brought in his 350Z as the engine was in bad shape.

We chose to go for our fully forged rebuild. This setup uses CP pistons, steel conrods and HKS cams, along with steel head gaskets and full Nissan engine bearing and gasket set.

High idle problem on 350Z with HR engine?

There is a bug in the 350Z HR ECU (with the VQ35HR engine) that can make the idle control become faulty. This happens if you move the throttles with the battery and/or ecu connected. Its impossible to reset the idle speed which often goes up to 1500-1800rpm.

It should be possible to perform an idle relearn – this can be done with Consult II or via a timed sequence of operations often called “the pedal dance”. This often doesn’t work. Other options that people have suggested (changing throttle bodies, unplugging them with the battery connected etc etc) sometimes don’t work either. The final solution which does work is to fit a new ECU which can be very expensive.

We now have a solution for this problem and can reset the original ECU so the idle will be at the usual 700rpm. The only draw back at the moment is we have to switch off the immobiliser too (although we are working on this).

Previously to fix the problem one would have to buy a new ecu. With our solution this is no longer required.

Get in touch if you’d like us to fix your high idle

There is often a lot of chat about how to compare power figures from various dynos. Some dynos read higher or lower than others.

Here is a dyno power translation calculator. I must add that this is an estimate using empirical evidence and is based on the calculator at http://mkiv.supras.org.nz/dyno.htm

Click here to give it a go

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A few pictures of the H-Dev VQ35 twin turbo project. It’s spec’d to do up to 800bhp.

Parts used:
CP pistons
Manley rods
Kelford cams
ARP studs
GTM twin turbo kit with 2 x GT2871R turbos
ID1000cc injectors
Syvecs engine management