Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, Ok
First if you sell it non running, you will kick yourself over this later (unless your major rich) as the car will bring not many pennies in that shape. I have a 94 Maxima Gxe (same Vg30e motor) unless you have the Turbo in the Z31.
My Maxima was broken down back in June 2001 (was a bad fuel pump fuse) owner thought maybe the Timing belt, anyways long story short it stopped, they parked the car beside the house left it sitting,
We got the Maxima off them in August 2005, took the car across the street to my parents house, checked for spark, and then we listen for the fuel pump (odd it was making any sounds) we sprayed a ton of starting fluid into here, and keep cranking on and off for around 20-30 mints then she clicked right on (that was at 81,000 miles)
The car is driven daily by my partner or me and now has 92,000 miles on it (a lot figured it would have all kinds of issues, so far new CV joints and basic tune up and the timing belt service done is all it has needed.
I think if its doing what your saying after just two years, there is something else non motor issue, have a friend look at her
The VG motors are pretty solid ones, on the older Z31s mostly its wires and such that make them fail and not run well or run at all, I recall replacing a few wire harness here and there on mine in the short 2.5 years I had it
The Z31s are getting harder to find in good shape and a great cruise car for a late eve ride with the T-tops out will help you relive some of that stress of working so much mine always did when I was working hours like that also.
I still miss mine at times.