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Answerive had a few 260 z 2+2 and c210 skylines with the L series engines in them and a few times i have driven down the road and they have died on me at any speed here is a small check list of things to check, points,gap,plugs,timing and carby settings all play a crucial roll and lets not forget altenator, compression and valve clearances,head gasket just to name a few the L series motors can be tricky to work out but when you go over them a few times you will be able to fix it each time and you will be happy for doing it your self i say buy a book on the L series 6 and you can fix it with ease.

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There were no 280z's with points or carbs. A more likely culprit would be a bad ground or clogged fuel filter.

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If the car shuts off like you turned the key off, it maybe an electrical problem. Cleaning the fusible link connections (make them shine with Brasso) sometimes fixes this issue.

**********usually its the hall effect switch or ignition module

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