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Hi folks,

I originally started this post rambling about FAQs, newbies, and so forth... saying how whilst I don't mind helping out the newbies, I'm guessing a fair few of them go begging for information as undoubtably some go by unnoticed.

So, I was thinking we should set up FAQs etc to help.

I know Zhome has some, but as they will admit, it is mainly pre80 Zs that their stuff covers.

At this point I remembered that Zcar did have some kind of FAQs... and went looking. In the Articles section not only did I find kind of what I'm talking about, but I found my old post from last year about removing a dash. *smile* Nice trip down memory lane.

Now, back to it. So...

Say you're a newbie, your car wont rev past 2600rpm... yes, of course, most likely it's your throttle position sensor. We know that. How does a newbie find out. They ask, and are either given the answer, a few other possibilities, or told to search the arvhives.
The archives however dont always prove very useful (no offence Derek!). It is hard to get a search engine to really track down what you want at the best of times. With us all talking about revs, and lights, and fuses, and afms and egrs... it can be like looking for a unicorn at a fiary tales convention.

Now, we do have our "Articles" section (thanks Derek!)... and as I'm not wanting to tell these guys how to run their website (au contraire)... If we make a list of common problems... answers... questions... etc, and do up some good thorough answers... put up our hands for Derek to add those posts to the Articles...

Then instead of telling the newbie "search the archives", we can say "just go over to the Articles, and you'll see a post for that exact problem, and a very good answer to help you out..."

So, thoughts on this? Am I dreaming? Should i go back to bed?
 

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As a newbie, I think the FAQ thing would be cool. I usually try to do a search for what I'm looking for, as to not bother the old timers (no offense guys!:)) but it's kind of irritating looking for something you need pretty much an exact answer on in the archives. Anywhodiddlydoo, I think it's a great idea.
 

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One step ahead of you

I think there are a few people out here who are already working up FAQ's. Soon enough they will post them on their web pages and maybe zcar.com will link up to them (*hint* *hint* for webmaster). Funny enough it was a weeklong topic on that stuff, kind of like this weeks "sick of rice talk" topics.

-Emir
 

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I'll see your 'step' and raise you...

two time zones.

I have posted a couple of responses to various problems and zbyter has contacted me requesting permission to reproduce them on his web site at:

http://members.home.net/julioa/Zbyter/280ZXRepair.html

Any of the "articles" I have posted here that end with "101" have been check by the service managers, at 4 Nissan dealers, in two Canadian provinces, as well as the mechanics at those dealerships. So that by the time they get posted here they should be correct in facts and functionality.

I have, so far, only had one person, "JR", post any follow-up question and I feel that I answered them adequately because I did not receive any further response from "JR".

Please do not get the idea that I am trying to blow my own horn, what I am trying to do is disseminate very technical information in a manner that should be comprehendible to non-technical people.

If the web masters of this board think the information I have provided is useful for a FAQ, then I welcome them to contact me, only because I have no idea if I am supposed to contact them. I have tried twice, with no response.

Wayne Monteath
Masham, Quebec.
 
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