1986 Nissan 300ZX Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune Into Your Nissan 300ZX

Is it tune-up time? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you drive a 1986 Nissan 300ZX. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your 300ZX’s engine. Tune-ups help your engine start smoothly and run efficiently, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Nissan, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 300ZX’s engine running smoother, longer.

Engine Tune-Up for Nissan 300ZX

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1986 Nissan 300ZX. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your 300ZX's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your 300ZX's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your 300ZX's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. If you’re not sure what services are the best fit for your car, let us help! Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where Should I Go for My Nissan 300ZX Tune-Up?

Schedule your next 1986 300ZX engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Nissan’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

1986 Nissan 300ZX Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • What happens if my Nissan 300ZX spark plugs fail? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Nissan 300ZX mean? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Nissan 300ZX engine than others? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Maintenance for Your 1986 Nissan 300ZX

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your Nissan 300ZX.

Repair Service for Your 1986 Nissan 300ZX

Your Nissan 300ZX runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1986 Nissan 300ZX repairs below.

Schedule Nissan 300ZX Tune-Up

If your 300ZX is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.