Factory Service Manual
The Factory Service Manual is a complete service guide, by Nissan. Who better to tell you how to work on your Z than Nissan themselves?
This high quality copy of the Factory Service Manual utilizes Adobe OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to make the entire document searchable using the PDF viewer of your choice (I'm partial to Sumatra PDF). A huge thanks to JBender for providing this scan!
- Complete Manual (70MB) (Mirror)
- Complete Manual (Broken into sections) (70MB, Zip file) (Mirror)
- Attention, Index, and Foreward
- Inch & Metric Conversion Tables
- Quick Reference Chart
Other PDF Copies
The FSM is also available in PDF format at the following links:
- 1990-1993 (Phase I Cars)
- 1994-1995 (Phase II Cars)
- 1996 (OBDII Cars)
- 1990, 1994-1996 (average quality)
- 1991-1993 (high quality)
TexasNissans.com FSM note: Save the zip file at the top to download the complete manual in zip format.
Alternatively, you can view the complete service manual from any web browser at the following link:
Online Factory Service Manual
This is especially handy for sharing FSM pages with others online. Note that this is the European / Australian version, so there will be some differences from the USDM version.
The PDF format downloads have the added benefits of quicker loading, and the ability to easily add them to ebook readers and the like.
Note: Don't be fooled into buying a digital copy on CD from auction sites like eBay. This is the SAME manual you can download for free at the above links.
If you're a bit old fashioned (and there's nothing wrong with that), you can pick up a printed paper copy of the factory service manual. Expect to pay anywhere from $40 to $120, depending on the condition.
The service manual has a few mistakes scattered throughout. Most are minute, but at least one (noted below) is critical.
- EM-60: Connecting rod bearing nut. Old prints listed 43-48 ft-lbs, which is too tight. Correct torque procedure is as follows.
- Tighten to 10-12 ft-lbs.
- Turn nuts 60 to 65 degrees clockwise or, if an angle wrench is not available, tighten nuts to 28-33 ft-lbs.