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Nobbsy
17-05-07, 12:21 PM
My car is a 1993 model S13 Silvia Q's (that's the 2.0l non-turbo model for those uninitiated in silvia lingo).
Her name is stacey and I bought her essentially stock in 2005. Since then we have had a long and passionate relationship, involving a few mods, one accident (some dumbass ran a red light) and lots and lots of driving, to the extent that she has now done 206,000km (40,000 of them mine) which I feel is quite a lot for a silvia, howevere she is still going strong and enthusiastic.

Stacey loves: 98-RON though she's not too fussy about brands, regular oil and filter changes, getting to use the garage sometimes, curves, stew's new hachi

Stacey hates: Bumpy roads, my girlfriend (i think she feels jealous, its a mutual thing), hondas

To start with heres a photo taken about a month or two after I bought her:
(check out the squat on stock suspension :))

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3610/imgp7491vp5.jpg

So to get down to the basics

Make: Nissan
Model: S13 Silvia
Engine: SR20DE
Name: Stacey
Wakie: 1:15.63 (B'stone Adrenaline)

Mods already on the car when I bought it:
Extractors
Turd 2 1/4 inch Catback
Rear Strut Brace

Mods I have since performed

Engine:
Cold air intake using soarer intercooler piping
HKS Pod filter
5 deg advance of base timing
X-Force high flow cat

Suspension & Brakes:
Originally put some 2nd hand JIC coilovers in it, but they were turd
King Springs & KYB shocks
6mm tie rod spacers (for more steering lock)
Adjustable pillow-ball castor rods
Front strut brace
Bigger brakes from SR20DET S13
Braided Lines
Camber Tops
New tie-rods
Ajustable sway bars
Solid steering shaft bush

Drivetrain:
Exedy HD pressure plate
Stock GTR friction plate
4.3 VLSD (from CA18DET silvia)
Fat Shims for much LSDness

Exterior:
16" White wheels (noname brand)
16" Black Watanabe's w. polished Lip
205/50/16 Falken FK452 Tyres
205/50/16 Potenza RE001's
Stickers

Interior:
Partially Stripped (from front seats back incl. sound deadening)
Bride fixed bucket seat
Nismo gearknob
Nardi steering wheel
3" Harness

Mods I would like to perform:
Nolathane bushes
Tein Flexies
R33 Brakes
1/2 Cage

Mods I can only dream about:
Cams + Some headwork
A computer
Open quad throttles
A clutchpack LSD

Finally I have a few more pics of Stace (some with amusing captions)

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1010/imgp7484lu5.jpg

Aye Aye Mr trackmarshall, i promise i'll behave

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9850/img43822028small29zg8.jpg

BODYROLLLLLL!!!

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4179/img49172028small29hk9.jpg

Yes, I did indeed have my window open when that happened...

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/195/0505070202iq2.jpg

Hectic jdmstyletuning.com sticker :) (note to stew: this photo was taken in a CARWASH)

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/5483/1412061617re9.jpg

Comfy Seat

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/501/1412061615fs7.jpg

Out at Circuit Club, complete with numbers and turdo stockies (w. turdo tyres as I was poor)

Deviliss
17-05-07, 12:30 PM
nice ride mate, love the sticker on the bumper!! :)

Tazz
17-05-07, 01:47 PM
I <3 Stacey http://www.twincam.info/style_emoticons/default/wub.gif

van
17-05-07, 02:12 PM
I love S13s, always have. There's so many horrible examples around with shit wheels and shit wings and shit bodykits, but when you find one that's nice and clean and black and well looked after, they're a great looking car. Very understated, nothing special at all about the design, but still so damn nice.

[[d a n n y]]
17-05-07, 03:13 PM
Lol Nice!!!!

RINGERS23Q
17-05-07, 03:19 PM
Was very impressed by this car... good work :)

nath
17-05-07, 05:21 PM
..

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/195/0505070202iq2.jpg

Hectic jdmstyletuning.com sticker :) (note to stew: this photo was taken in a CARWASH)

You didn't actually wash the car, did you???? No way!

Buddy
18-05-07, 07:18 AM
yes he actually washed it.. then he drove to my work just to show me.. hahaha
this has is awesome, love it.

Dori*mon
18-05-07, 09:58 AM
cool s13!

PyRoMaNiAc
18-05-07, 10:54 AM
sick spec yo!

very nice dude!

Neilus
19-05-07, 12:02 AM
I've seen this thing in action and Chris, I've gotta say I'm a big fan.




http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/ihatechromies/Keep_Cool_with_this_Large_Fan.jpg

gelo
19-05-07, 09:37 AM
this car + driver = fast!

danielb
19-05-07, 12:18 PM
any times around wakefield dude?

Nobbsy
21-05-07, 12:12 AM
Yeh, in the lap times section actually, a 1.19.1 :(

i could make excuses but i won't, looking forward to june 8 though, hopefully i can do a lot better this time, i know the car has a lot more in it, i just need to find it

Nobbsy
21-05-07, 01:23 AM
actually make that june 11

Nobbsy
24-05-07, 05:54 PM
Quick opinion check, thinking of painting my rims satin black, as in not quite gloss, to contrast a bit, either that or just repaint then white as they have a fair bit of gutter rash on them...so, question is...white or satin black...

Buddy
24-05-07, 06:42 PM
leave them how they are.. they look good chris... or just to the back ones black..

Neilus
24-05-07, 06:46 PM
I'm torn. I reckon black would give the car a more no bullshit look, but the whites pretty hot...

come out tonight stew. You know you wanna...

black200
24-05-07, 07:33 PM
black on black looks good for a while, but you learn to get over it. Especially if your car is dirty, it just looks shithouse

Nobbsy
15-07-07, 06:42 PM
Ok, pics from SAU day at wakie.. this day was awesome fun, met a few JDMST people there, and they SAU guys were heaps friedly.

most budget wakie day ever!!!

Entry fee : $160 (borrowed from a mate yet to repay)
Tyres : Free (brrowed from monster)
Wakie Licence : Free (already had one)
Food : $9.50
Stimulant drinks : $10
Petrol : $50
Oil Change : Free (mum owed me some money so I hit her up for oil)
Being the least powerful car on the track and still chopping skylines : Priceless

My Ubercool open faced helmet makes another appearance:

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/4200/img0531bd7.jpg

About to go out

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/4430/img05391nv5.jpg

Main straight

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3881/img05371ej8.jpg

End result, a rather disappointing 1.20.0 :(
I guess there's always next time

Nobbsy
15-07-07, 06:49 PM
More pics to come when I can be bothered to get them and host them

Natetune
15-07-07, 07:38 PM
That's a good time for your car with that weather. I can't wait to go out in the Hachi with you.

Nobbsy
28-02-08, 12:59 PM
Latest news:

Stacey has had knee and hip surgery and now has new shoes, as well as new feet...will post pics and more explanation soon

phillb
28-02-08, 01:02 PM
New shoe's and feet sounds interesting?

Nobbsy
28-02-08, 01:25 PM
New watanabe feet :)

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3740/img0170pp2.jpg

With Bridgestone shoes :P

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8566/img0175re4.jpg

Modified
28-02-08, 01:26 PM
need to get some jiff on the wheels :D

Nobbsy
28-02-08, 01:35 PM
Stacey went in for surgery the other day...came out a new woman

New additions are:

Whiteline sway bars, front and rear (27mm & 20mm respectively)
Tein Tie Rods
Tuneagent Castor Rods
16x7 & 16x8 2 piece watanabe's
A Set if Bridgestone Potenza RE001's
Cusco Camber Tops (Although the japlish on the box which i forgot to take a photo of referred to them as "Pirro Ball Upper Mounts"

The new look (too wet to go outside for photo):
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9325/img0173ig9.jpg

"piro ball upper mount"
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6869/img0174rc2.jpg

fun33r
28-02-08, 01:42 PM
sexy time

nath
28-02-08, 03:42 PM
Nobbsy! You've been busy! Where'd you get the Wats from?

Nobbsy
28-02-08, 04:12 PM
Nobbsy! You've been busy! Where'd you get the Wats from?

nate's sprinter

Neilus
28-02-08, 07:06 PM
Where did you get the Adrenalins...?

josh..
28-02-08, 08:42 PM
pretty darn slick

Nobbsy
29-02-08, 03:16 PM
Where did you get the Adrenalins...?

Rang around a bit, bridgestone tire centre in waitara were the cheapest ($183 each (205/50/16) +$49 front alignment) , and they did a darn good job of aligning the wheels too

ram
29-02-08, 03:24 PM
what does it do down the 1/4 mile

fun33r
29-02-08, 03:29 PM
bout 10

CaptainColen
29-02-08, 09:51 PM
Have you got your extractor fixed?

IcemaN
29-02-08, 11:17 PM
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3740/img0170pp2.jpg


hectic sticker chris

Nobbsy
07-03-08, 10:43 AM
hectic sticker chris

;)

Aces
08-03-08, 02:49 PM
pretty darn slick

damn straight

silent-sleepr
09-03-08, 09:42 PM
"pirro" is how japs pronounce it. lol :)

looks nice!

PyRoMaNiAc
09-03-08, 09:47 PM
hecktic bro!

nath
10-03-08, 08:27 AM
I was re-acquainted with Stacey last night. Proof that girls get better with age :)

Nobbsy
10-03-08, 12:58 PM
look forward to seeign the new rims nath ;)

UGANGA
10-03-08, 01:03 PM
i norm dont like sils but i must say looks nice

nath
10-03-08, 08:54 PM
look forward to seeign the new rims nath ;)

Yep. 18 inch chromies here I come!

Cappuccino
10-03-08, 09:39 PM
Yep. 18 inch chromies here I come!


Sikbro...gotta get the hetkik brake cookers, so when you hop of your beast you can see how beautiful and shick your haircut is bbbrrooooo....OH YEAH!

On a more serious note, Nobbys stacey is looking pretty shmick mate!

nath
10-03-08, 10:09 PM
who needs a mirror when you can look at yourself in your rims.

Agreed. I'd hit Stacey.

black200
11-03-08, 12:55 AM
stacey cuts awesome sickness! I <3 you stacey

NiTo
11-03-08, 03:49 AM
good work!

Nobbsy
12-03-08, 11:17 AM
Agreed. I'd hit Stacey.

http://ofw.facs.gov.au/womens_safety_agenda/domestic_violence_help/australia_says_no.gif

J
12-03-08, 11:34 AM
Sikbro...gotta get the hetkik brake cookers, so when you hop of your beast you can see how beautiful and shick your haircut is bbbrrooooo....OH YEAH!

On a more serious note, Nobbys stacey is looking pretty shmick mate!

itz so i kan Gel my chest hairs in the reflections uleh!

Nobbsy
28-03-08, 03:28 AM
Ok...so i have weighed up my options and am seriously considering giving in to the dark side of positive manifold pressure. (some damned fool in a red corolla that dosed me was the final straw :P)...bearing in mind that i am a poor uni student i have a few options.

1. Hectic DIY ghetto turbo conversion
- Buy a DET bottom end
-Whack my DE head on it
-Scrounge around in a mate's garage for manifolds, loom and ECU
-Assemble &voila

2. Swap-Out Conversion
-Buy a full DET
-Flog the DE to a p plater or some fool with a datto
- Put in new motor

3. Expensive but awesome option
- Save up rots of dorra
-Buy a wrecked s15
-Hecticness will ensue

Thoughts/Opinons People?

PS Donations gladly accepted

nath
28-03-08, 08:19 AM
That Michael boy is a bad influence

IcemaN
28-03-08, 08:47 AM
so the dosemonster got to you,

Serial Killa
28-03-08, 08:55 AM
Team Fifteen always keen for new 1337 members

don't get much 1337er than Nobbsy :P

Nobbsy
29-03-08, 01:37 PM
When you crash yours I get 1st dibs!

Serial Killa
29-03-08, 01:49 PM
If you crash yours I get 1st dibs!

Thankyou for using "IF" and not "WHEN" :)

Nobbsy
29-03-08, 01:54 PM
oops, thats right, fixed

4agte
29-03-08, 02:06 PM
just do a ghetto turbo conversion on the n/a motor use some sort of piggyback to give it more fuel and control the timing

high comp turbo oooh yeah

dead32
29-03-08, 02:13 PM
turbo the n/a, run bout 6-8psi, get a fuel reg and flood it...

Nobbsy
29-03-08, 02:16 PM
i was thinking about it, but bolting my head onto a DET bottom end makes more sense, then i have DET compression and all the holes for oil and water feed are already there, plus the piston cooling, then i can just run stock DET management no probs, but have a slightly more aggressive cam profile

Nobbsy
29-03-08, 02:20 PM
Plus, Its probably about time i did an minor overhaul on my motor and preemptively do they headgasket and timing chain as its done 220,000ks now on the original (as far as i can tell) motor. Also i could clean up my head a bit while its out.

4agte
29-03-08, 02:36 PM
seriously if your going to go to that extent your better off selling your silvia and buying an allready turboed one

for what your talking about its going to be a $5K-$6K kinda thing

Nobbsy
30-03-08, 03:34 PM
seriously if your going to go to that extent your better off selling your silvia and buying an allready turboed one

for what your talking about its going to be a $5K-$6K kinda thing

where did you get that number from!

nath
30-03-08, 04:17 PM
http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=8589

Neilus
30-03-08, 05:11 PM
VG30DETT conversion.

Do it faggot.


Also, awesome avatar.

4agte
30-03-08, 07:18 PM
where did you get that number from!

ive done many conversions before i know how much these things cost its allmost allways worth buying the car that allready has the tubo motor in it

Nobbsy
31-03-08, 06:53 PM
VG30DETT conversion.

Do it faggot.


NO...just no...the sheer stupidity of this suggestion has caused you to lose all the credability you have built up in my mind over the years

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/4715/motivator8816371og9.jpg

Nobbsy
31-03-08, 06:58 PM
ive done many conversions before i know how much these things cost its allmost allways worth buying the car that allready has the tubo motor in it

the only parts i need to BUY are a working bottom end (few hundred), and an intercooler kit, (+ timing chain if i want to) everything else i can scrounge, surely it would be pretty hard to spend the remaining 4-5000 in labour. Also selling my car and buying another brings about a whole host of new problems, in that firstly i have to sell mine, then i have to find a silvia worth buying. Then there's the mods i'll want to do to the new one to bring it to the level of the old one. Then i still have a new car with its own set of teething issues. In my book better the devil i know

Brum
31-03-08, 07:39 PM
Lol Nobbsy i've got your solution right here:
1. ITB's hauled off GTi-R
2. 264 deg. intake/exhaust cams (tomei/hks)
3. Valvetrain (valves, springs, retainers, etc...)
4. fresh bottom end
5. Pistons & rods
6. (really 2nd, but w/e) aftermarket management system
= no more $$ and big grin

4agte
31-03-08, 07:46 PM
the only parts i need to BUY are a working bottom end (few hundred), and an intercooler kit, (+ timing chain if i want to) everything else i can scrounge, surely it would be pretty hard to spend the remaining 4-5000 in labour. Also selling my car and buying another brings about a whole host of new problems, in that firstly i have to sell mine, then i have to find a silvia worth buying. Then there's the mods i'll want to do to the new one to bring it to the level of the old one. Then i still have a new car with its own set of teething issues. In my book better the devil i know

trust me shit like this costs money surley you will be replacing gaskets water pump etc etc while your there so you dont run into a multitude of issues later down the track? its all the little things that add up im just giving you my $0.02 what you do is up to you

if you think you can get it done for $1000 then by all means give it a crack

Nobbsy
31-03-08, 08:16 PM
i admit its not going to cost as little as i think it will in my head i just though 5 grand seemed like a lot

Nobbsy
31-03-08, 08:18 PM
Lol Nobbsy i've got your solution right here:
1. ITB's hauled off GTi-R
2. 264 deg. intake/exhaust cams (tomei/hks)
3. Valvetrain (valves, springs, retainers, etc...)
4. fresh bottom end
5. Pistons & rods
6. (really 2nd, but w/e) aftermarket management system
= no more $$ and big grin

believe me i have wasted a lot of time daydreamign about a setup like this and money being no object i would have done it. Problem is any real sort of NA modification is goign to require aftermarket management. As you have already pointed out

4agte
31-03-08, 08:24 PM
i admit its not going to cost as little as i think it will in my head i just though 5 grand seemed like a lot

yeah it allways starts out that way....

either way i hope it all pans out for ya

evil_weevil
31-03-08, 08:33 PM
Nice ride nobbsy!

Wonder if those upper control arms you got for the front would work on my 33? :D

Have you thought about doing something similar to dumhead's motor build in his
S13?

xero
31-03-08, 08:55 PM
it'll cost almost as much as a decent turbo set up..

nobbs, you know how much my change over was, and im still sorting shit out..

dead32
31-03-08, 09:05 PM
theres an s15 n/a engine for sale on silviansw nob's.. 42,000km and from memory $1500.. might be worth a shot? gota be better then ur 220,000km engine

4agte
31-03-08, 09:07 PM
theres an s15 n/a engine for sale on silviansw nob's.. 42,000km and from memory $1500.. might be worth a shot? gota be better then ur 220,000km engine

theres an idea... still probably a bit of fucking round with the wiring but nothing a few days with a wiring diagram and a test light cant fix

nath
31-03-08, 09:09 PM
do it nobbsy, do it!

Neilus
31-03-08, 09:13 PM
Any S15 Autech motors floating around?

If we get a bunch of people together we can "borrow" Magnet's. I'm sure he wont mind.

Nobbsy
01-04-08, 01:17 AM
Nice ride nobbsy!

Wonder if those upper control arms you got for the front would work on my 33? :D

Have you thought about doing something similar to dumhead's motor build in his
S13?

i've taken a good hard look at andrew's setup, and had a chat to him about it. it'd still end up costing more than a turbo setup, though it would have bucket loads more cool and would idle sexily

Nobbsy
01-04-08, 02:05 PM
theres an s15 n/a engine for sale on silviansw nob's.. 42,000km and from memory $1500.. might be worth a shot? gota be better then ur 220,000km engine

but if i'm going to go to all the effort of changing the motor, i'd want it to go a fair bit faster...a stock s15 motor seems like a massive effort for not all that much gain...

Brum
01-04-08, 04:15 PM
Problem is any real sort of NA modification is goign to require aftermarket management. As you have already pointed out

damn engine having to be electronically controlled =D

Brum
01-04-08, 04:17 PM
also for s15 motor: DO ITTT!!!!

Nobbsy
02-04-08, 01:09 AM
damn engine having to be electronically controlled =D

i guess i could just run a pair of twin choke webers :twisted:

Serial Killa
02-04-08, 09:00 AM
My conversion (4 years ago) cost me $2800 for the 94 180 front cut + $500 labour for a back yard conversion done in 9 hours on a sunday

cannonball
02-04-08, 09:28 AM
NO...just no...the sheer stupidity of this suggestion has caused you to lose all the credability you have built up in my mind over the years

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/4715/motivator8816371og9.jpg

Hahaha, good to see someone here has there head screwed on. A VG is just a world of pain nobody in there right mind should ever choose.

Now I think Im going to print that picture out and stick it under the bonnet so I see it every time I think about rebuilding mine:evil: :oops:

Neilus
02-04-08, 12:34 PM
A VG is just a world of pain nobody in there right mind should ever choose.


I will fucking end you.

Nobbsy
02-04-08, 02:22 PM
I will fucking end you.

when you get your zed running....how is running those cooler pipes going by the way :twisted:

Brum
02-04-08, 04:40 PM
lol webers FTW!!!

4agte
02-04-08, 06:10 PM
My conversion (4 years ago) cost me $2800 for the 94 180 front cut + $500 labour for a back yard conversion done in 9 hours on a sunday

so you replaced the water pump serpintine belt/'s tensioner spark plugs oil and oil filter coolant air filter fuel filter cam/front+rear main seals for the $500 labour?

Neilus
05-04-08, 02:28 PM
http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=8768

Nobbsy
05-04-08, 02:45 PM
but that's a FWD sr, it'd be a massive PITA to do....but it still is freaking cool

nath
05-04-08, 08:44 PM
But if you already had the RWD bits, then wouldn't it be a case of unbolt, bolt on?

Neilus
10-04-08, 03:10 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/ihatechromies/new%20stuff/1207216669751.jpg

Serial Killa
10-04-08, 08:50 AM
so you replaced the water pump serpintine belt/'s tensioner spark plugs oil and oil filter coolant air filter fuel filter cam/front+rear main seals for the $500 labour?

Well... no, but it was driveable :)

I guess i didnt include prep work, like pulling the engine out of the front cut

Nobbsy
10-04-08, 02:16 PM
But if you already had the RWD bits, then wouldn't it be a case of unbolt, bolt on?

not quite, this isn't some archaeic 4age we're talking about here

nath
10-04-08, 06:05 PM
but close... :)

J
10-04-08, 07:12 PM
Its a tractor motor, i thought it would be easier than gods gift to the earth of the 4AGE...

sr20 nuggets

Modified
10-04-08, 07:35 PM
jack, i will dose the bejesus out of you for that comment

Serial Killa
10-04-08, 10:09 PM
jack, i will dose the bejesus out of you for that comment

I'll help you....

now where did i put that pipe?

Beau
11-04-08, 08:17 AM
Sorry guys but he is very right in his comment! After owning and building one it is the worst thing ever created! Stick a LS1 in it!! you'll never have a problem again! Lol, just dont ever pop the bonnet as bogans will want to rape you and JDMST will banish you!

evil_weevil
11-04-08, 02:29 PM
LS2 ftw :D

Nobbsy! Saw you today mate, I was at the lights at Mowbray road in the boat!

Car looks mean mate!

PyRoMaNiAc
12-04-08, 10:11 AM
just get an s13 red top with a 3076 and 272's...

10's!

xero
12-04-08, 02:15 PM
not quite, this isn't some archaeic 4age we're talking about here

no its some archaeic boat motor..


that aside no it wont work, intake manifolds the wrong around, and the distributor is on the end, so unless he wants to a a lot of bashing, or coil pack swap (probably less of shit than you think) it wouldnt be worth it..

Nobbsy
19-05-08, 03:51 PM
Sorry guys but he is very right in his comment! After owning and building one it is the worst thing ever created! Stick a LS1 in it!! you'll never have a problem again! Lol, just dont ever pop the bonnet as bogans will want to rape you and JDMST will banish you!

Aparently however it fits!!!

http://mattmartindrift.com/albums/ls1/DSCF1174-sm.jpg

Buddy
19-05-08, 06:50 PM
ur a nub nobbsy, dont you ever do that.. single cam rb30e is a different story though

Buddy
19-05-08, 06:53 PM
jack, i will dose the bejesus out of you for that comment

dont give me that dose shit.. i will drop you VL style Tobs

Nobbsy
19-05-08, 06:54 PM
ur a nub nobbsy, dont you ever do that.. single cam rb30e is a different story though

I'm sorry nub... but my name isn't "mohammud al-dosefa-tsutsu"

I'd take an LS1 over an rb30 anyday

nath
19-05-08, 07:30 PM
But then you won't have that distinct underwater moterboat sound that we all love!

Trolls Royce
19-05-08, 07:49 PM
SR20VE is a great motor, but for RWD all you can really use is the head. Using the block is too much pissing about.

VE head will go onto a DE or DET block, but you have to dick about with oil feeds and you also need to get a custom plenum made as the DE or DET one won't bolt to the VE head and the VE one faces the wrong way.

If anyone was ever going to do it, they'd be far better off using the P12 head as opposed to the P11 one, as it gets bigger cams plus a few other things that i forget.

Buddy
19-05-08, 07:59 PM
single cam gives much better dose.. even in NA fashion,

what is actually wrong with ur motor nobbsy.. is aint dead yet.. just keep treating it as nicely as you have been and think about all this when you blow it up

nebuchernezzer
20-05-08, 02:37 AM
Someone has probably mentioned something simialar in the last few pages but DE+T is a good thing:
High compression plus turbo is a good thing, super response :).

The DE motor (especially the lower compression S13 one) will take a fair ammount of boost (over 1.1 bar in fact) with some level of reliablity. If you push it hard it's basically down to the quality of your cooling and the quality of your tune (especially the tune!). Oh and the quality of the guy driving it and reading the temp gauges :). It's actually quite a common thing to do. If you want to know more about PLMS (no I don't sell them, but they are a good piece of kit that does all the shiz a PFC does for none of the cost) stuff then drop me a PM.

The DE engine is basically the same as the DET in many ways, including the block casting, the head and so on. Differences are in these areas:
Cams (the DE ones are better!)
Valves (the DE ones aren't sodium filled)
Pistons (the DE ones are higher comp duh)
Oil squirters (the DE doesn't have any installed, no big deal)

So my 2c on what to do:
Buy a T25G or T28 plus turbo manifold (i'll give you a stock one if you like) plus cheap dump and frontpipe you can afford. Cheapo catback whatever.

Buy a cheapo front mount intercooler kit, or a stock intercooler piping setup and an ARC sidemount (I like those things!).

Buy some injectors, S15 injectors and a walbro fuel pump.

Next howto:

Two options, the first is engine out.

1) Remove engine

2) Drill oil/water holes in the block, and swap the pipe behind the motor to the turbo one with the water feed line coming off it. Bolt the turbo on using OEM DET lines.

3) Re install engine along with turbo exhaust/cooler gubbins.

4) Put in a bigger fuel pump, injectors of choice etc.

5) PLMS realtime tune for your stock ECU. Will cost $300 or so to modify the ECU plus dyno time.

6) Enjoy NA off boost performance and turbo on boost performance with excellent response.

Second option:

1) Buy a bunch of earl's fittings and bizzo.

2) Plumb your turbo oil feed into the oil pressure sender hole (next to the oil filter) and run it around the engine. Run the water off the heater hoses. Remove the steel sump section and have an oil return added to it. Baffle the oil return to stop aerated oil from your turbo going straight up the pickup.

3) Install turbo using above gubbins plus intercooler etc.


4) Put in a bigger fuel pump, injectors of choice etc.

5) PLMS realtime tune for your stock ECU. Will cost $300 or so to modify the ECU plus dyno time.

6) Enjoy NA off boost performance and turbo on boost performance with excellent response.

This is the last one I did, $300 for the engine, the rest of the stuff I already had (the only reason I'm running a DET loom etc i that this engine replaced a dead DET, the DE loom/ECU etc is just fine for the swap). Obviously this is the engine out option. All the holes were drilled and tapped by hand. This engine made 168rwkw on 7psi (the previous DET actually made 168rwkw on 16psi, the dynamic compression ratio of the DET at 16psi and the DE at 7psi are actually nearly identical!!). This engine didn't have a full tune like I'm recommending but it's still alive and kicking after some hefty drifting fun at my hands and life with the two owners after me. Around 3 years so far :).

EDIT: A usefull tip, when drilling the block you don't have to take it apart to clean if you are extra carefull! A good idea is to block any access the atmosphere has to the oily parts of your engine (ie the rocker cover breathers etc) and pressurise the inside of the engine via the dipstick tube while you drill ever so slowly. We drilled a bit, did all the tapping and whatever THEN broke though into the galleries afterwards. The oil return is down low onthe engine so you can access the rear side of it by removing the aluminium sump. All good, 3 years on the engine is still faultless :).

Oil return
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/SR20DE%20plus%20T/101_4815.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/SR20DE%20plus%20T/101_4829.jpg

Other bizzo
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/My%20Car/SR20DETDrilling1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/My%20Car/SR20DETDrilling2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/My%20Car/SR20DETDrilling3.jpg

Looks like a DET now!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/SR20DE%20plus%20T/101_4838.jpg

In you go!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/SR20DE%20plus%20T/101_4840.jpg

Right at home!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Nebuchernezzer/SR20DE%20plus%20T/101_4841.jpg

Use right foot liberally!
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/1843/untitled118mx.jpg

The Panda
21-05-08, 03:37 PM
^hahaha

Nobbsy you are a funny man.

Nobbsy
22-05-08, 08:11 PM
wow...cheers for comprehensive writeup neb....i guess its time to start saving :)

Nobbsy
22-05-08, 08:34 PM
Playtime: 21/05/08

After a long time Stacey has finally made it out to wakie again. In the mean time i have been a few times in another s13 (shhhh don't tell her...she doesn't know). Also punted mum's mazda3 around for a few laps (shhh don't tell her...she doesn't know)

Went down on tuesday night with Modified and Anchor and Kylie. It was a very loud journey (see special thanks note 1).

anyway...on to the pics (see special thanks note 2)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/jdmegg/Scathings/IMG_9999.jpg

The open faced afro-helmet makes another triumphant appearance

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j201/jdmegg/Scathings/IMG_0419.jpg

See matt...the new ripple strips are fine

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2192/2510259925_041a838454_o.jpg

The staging area is useful for...um staging...stage left we can see a gaggle of awesome folks

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2510261235_960cdb44b0_o.jpg

This photo is just freaking cool

At the end of the day Stacey was a very happy girl. We put down a 1:15.63 together on street tyres. The only thing that disappointed her a little was that there were no hondas to munch :)

Special thanks goes to:

1. Bogan, for lending me an exhaust fir the day (soooo loud)
2. Eggbox, Rodent and Walkie86 for Pics
3. MiniX3 for organising everything
4. Scathing's parents for screwing all those years ago and giving us an excuse for a trackday

danielb
23-05-08, 07:16 AM
Very impressive times mate.

evil_weevil
23-05-08, 10:09 AM
Great time mate - Now I really gotta get my butt out there again!!

Modified
23-05-08, 10:33 AM
Stacey is awesome to get into :lol:

Bogan, driving through the M2 tunnel with your 'zorst on, it sounded like a Spitfire plane. Awesome, and Loud!

xero
23-05-08, 10:34 AM
quickie, you, me, wakers, THIS SHIT IS ON!! also other people will be invited..

also nobbsy sunroofs FTMFL!! they are massively hard ghey, there will be photo evidence of you not being able to see over the steering wheel when i get my car back..

Nobbsy
23-05-08, 12:43 PM
also nobbsy sunroofs FTMFL!! they are massively hard ghey,

that's what you get for not being japanese sized...i have super-low mount rails on my seat as well!!!

xero
23-05-08, 12:58 PM
they're not low enough then..

Nobbsy
23-05-08, 12:59 PM
toby fitted ok...and he's a lanky bastard!

CaptainColen
23-05-08, 01:12 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2510261235_960cdb44b0_o.jpg

I spotted these 3 cars going down banockburn road towards pacific highway a couple of nights ago.

Nobbsy
23-05-08, 01:29 PM
matt....kylie someone's stolen our cars!!!...or colon's seeing things

CaptainColen
23-05-08, 01:40 PM
Nah Uh. Im positive, maybe not your silvia, but definitely A silvia and definitely Anchors r33 and the rx7.

Nobbsy
23-05-08, 02:47 PM
its a glitch in the matrix....it means they changed something!

xero
24-05-08, 12:20 PM
was there a red MX5 with it colon?

Nobbsy
24-05-08, 02:30 PM
I spotted these 3 cars going down banockburn road towards pacific highway a couple of nights ago.

oh hang on...you said a couple of nights ago, not last night....yes...that was us and it would have been tuesday night :)

:oops: i feel silly

possum_1200
24-05-08, 09:29 PM
"Oil squirters (the DE doesn't have any installed, no big deal)"

oil squirters are very good interms of cooling down pistons hence why they use them in the det's

just a thought less piston temp = less pinging = MORE BOOST!

nebuchernezzer
25-05-08, 08:51 AM
Of course they have a purpose.
However the lack of them on the DE doesn't seem to affect their performance as a boosted engine at all.
My opinion is that they make such a tiny difference that it doesn't really matter that much in the end. Factors like good cooling (decent rad/oil cooler), a decent tuner and an eagle eye on your gauges are much bigger factors in the real world is my feeling.
Especially the gauges and the tuner. If the tune is good and you don't let it overheat then things are just peachy :).

Nobbsy
08-09-08, 11:01 PM
There are developments brewing off-stage right... details to follow in the next few weeks :twisted:

Neilus
08-09-08, 11:19 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/ihatechromies/new%20stuff/277249946_1e2eb245fb.jpg

Garth Ivers
08-09-08, 11:30 PM
no boost?

this image is devoid of wit

nath
09-09-08, 12:03 AM
There are developments brewing off-stage right... details to follow in the next few weeks :twisted:

How much yeast are we talking Nobbsy?

Nobbsy
09-09-08, 03:37 PM
How much yeast are we talking Nobbsy?

Hopefully between 7 and 13 pounds of yeast :lol:

radism
09-09-08, 06:25 PM
no boost?

this image is devoid of wit

so is your reply.

xero
10-09-08, 12:51 PM
nobbsy you have no idea how good the brewing is, i was part of the initial test batch and its fan-fugo-tastic thats for sure!!

Nobbsy
15-10-08, 12:01 AM
Ok, so now its time for the cryptic comments to finally be unveiled. The truth is

Stacey is awesome. But like any woman in your life you sometimes find yourself

wishing that her curvy bits were a bit bigger....specifically her power and torque

curvy bits. But that's nothing that a little surgery cannot fix. And so begins my project

and this photodiary.


http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/9242/bothcarslo1.jpg

So there are currently two silvia's in my driveway (no my parents are not in any way

impressed by this. The thing is...one of them says this on it...

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8171/engine1tt8.jpg

The other one, says this on it....


...



http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5443/engine2og0.jpg


nuff said

VTECMACHINE
15-10-08, 12:04 AM
That's a super nice house u have Nobbsy!

Nobbsy
15-10-08, 12:12 AM
That's a super nice house u have Nobbsy!

Shhh...don't tell dad but theres already a brake fluid and a coolant stain on the driveway

CaptainColen
15-10-08, 12:22 AM
Your cats out and shes fatter than ever.

scribe'

Nobbsy
15-10-08, 12:34 AM
Speaking of cat's...she's been helping too


http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/3862/catcarjs8.jpg

minix3
15-10-08, 01:01 AM
Your cat is evil and enjoys biting me when I try to pick her up.

step.s
15-10-08, 01:25 AM
NobbbSY!!

rodent
15-10-08, 02:19 AM
Gosh that is one ugly cat.

nebuchernezzer
15-10-08, 02:33 AM
Nice driveway/garages.

And randomly my friend won that bear 'Groomy' (it's supposed to be Gloomy) in stuffed version from a UFO catcher in Sagamiono the other day.
http://vargucci.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/gloomy.png

minix3
15-10-08, 02:47 AM
Gloomy is awesome. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t46k5owGp6M&feature=related) Alan won me a Gloomy toy from capitol the other night. =D

Modified
15-10-08, 10:04 AM
Gosh that is one ugly cat.

take that back immediately!!!

Porsche is a mad cat!!!! oi Nubsy, when is the day of swapness on?

CaptainColen
15-10-08, 11:43 AM
take that back immediately!!!

Porsche is a mad cat!!!!
What do you expect from rodent?

oi Nubsy, when is the day of swapness on?

+1

J
15-10-08, 12:52 PM
Nobbsy, i will get the engine crane to your house soon.

Portia is hyperactive tortoiseshell cat.

Nobbsy
15-10-08, 05:45 PM
cheers jack, me and phil may be able to get the van tomorrow, or i may call in a favour with mikey

Serial Killa
15-10-08, 06:04 PM
Joining the big leagues, Knobbsy :P

Good luck :)

Nobbsy
16-10-08, 12:44 AM
You will require the following tools.

-Sockets
-Jack
-Stands
-Pliers
-Ring Spanners
-Hammer
-Breaker Bar (or substitute)
-Torque Wrench
-A flat head screwdriver

Tools you don't really need but I ended up having to use anyway
-Stick Welder

Step 1

Remove the rear cradle from the donor car.

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9425/img0489oi5.jpg

Now I know some of you just sprained your vaginas at the brevity of this instruction,

but think about this for a second. We are doing a SWAP here people so the removal

of the cradle from the important car will be well documented.


Step 2

Jack up the vehicle...

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/4784/img0490am9.jpg

and make sure it is well secured on jackstands with the front whells chocked (the location pictured works pretty well)

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6129/img0497tq4.jpg

Then remove the rear wheels and the exhaust...

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/949/img0491lj2.jpg

And place them to one side

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1489/img0492am2.jpg

Step 3: Removing the struts

Undo the little bolts that hold the struts in in the boot... (see appendix 1)

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2581/img0493lf1.jpg

You may need to climb inside to do this...

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/6114/img0515rm6.jpg

Remove the large bolt at the bottom of the strut...

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/4002/img0494ec7.jpg

Then hit the strut with a soft "mallet'o'love" till it falls out...

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/4748/img0495xe0.jpg

Remove struts and place them wherever you left the wheels.


Step 4 Disconnecting the tailshaft

It helps for this bit to have a mate present

Put the car in first gear and crawl under the car with either a 12 or 14mm spanner

(I can't remember which, I think it's 14) You are looking to remove the four bolts

that connect the tailshaft to the diff. Remove the one or two that you can get to

then get your assistant to put the cra in neutral so you can turn the shaft to gain

acess to another bolt. Put the car back in first. Repeat as necessary till it looks

like this...

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6536/img0474ye1.jpg


Step 5: Disconnecting the brakes and handbrake

Undo the brake lines from the caliper making sure you have something to catch

the brake fluid in as it will drip everywhere :oops: ...

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/3482/img0510tq4.jpg

DO NOT lose the copper crush washers, there are TWO on each banjo bolt, one

on each side... They look like this...

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3529/img0512lo7.jpg

Disconnecting the handbrake is a PITA, there is a retaining clip which is usually

quite stubborn, and must be worked out using a combination of getting under

the lip of it with a screwdriver and working it out with pliers. When it is out it

it looks like this...

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2015/img0501rr3.jpg

You can then pull the handbrake cable to give you some slack at the end of it to

take it out of the actuator arm on the hub.

Step 6

You now need to jack the car off the stands and move them further up, off the

cradle and out of the way. Be careful where you put them as some parts of the

rails aren't very strong. Bear in mind also that the car is less stable at this point.

Leaving the car jacked up by the diff undo the 4 large cradle mount bolts....

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6771/img0503lm4.jpg

...With a massive pipe while grinning inanely. Make sure you also remove the 2

smaller bolts under each sill on the front mounts that hold bracket under the

mount in place...

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8394/img0504ll5.jpg

You now can lower the cradle and it should separate from the car...

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9727/img0505tz2.jpg

The handbrake cables are screwed into the cradle, now that it is dropped these

mounts are much easier to get to and undo...

You then wheel the cradle out from underneath the car and get Xero to pose for

a silly photo with both cradles.

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/371/img0508sy8.jpg

I'll post up how to put it in when I can be bothered to write another massive post

or basically you just do everything listed here in reverse order.


Appendix 1:
How to remove a stripped bolt from the donor car when a previous owner had done a 10mm nut up to over 9000Nm of torque

The nut in question is one of those little ones on the top of the strut...

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4849/img0475xk8.jpg

What i originally tried to do was to weld another nut that was bit enough to just

slip over the thread onto the top of it...but firstly it was very hard to get to...and

secondly...I am not that good at arc welding. So all i suceeded in doing was

adding a nice dollop of weld to the side of the nut. This however allowed me to

wedge a screwdriver in there and tap it with a hammer to turn the nut off...

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1175/img0477hx2.jpg

YAY!!! (this whole process took about as long as the rest of the cradle removal

put together)

The moral of the story here kids is...if Mr Nissan made the nut small...it doesn't

have to be done up very tight!!!

xero
16-10-08, 12:14 PM
nice, sorry i couldnt stay... other wise we would have had it all back together in 30 mins.

notice how im also wearing my best work shirt and saf-t-ee boots..

Modified
16-10-08, 12:23 PM
haha Nobbsy, you crack me up.

Crackhead. I'm going to ring you over the weekend. Its adventure time.

Modified
16-10-08, 12:24 PM
Also, Xero, you classy mofo....

Will you respect me in the morning?

rokutofu
16-10-08, 12:25 PM
Hey Nobbsy,
Nice pics of your work, looked like you had fun. Was just wondering, what's the new rear cradle you swapping in? Just the turbo s13 rear cradle? any particular reason why? =)

Keep up the great work and pics!

Nobbsy
16-10-08, 11:58 PM
it's the turbo rear cradle, i swapped it because

- It has a nismo 2 way in it
- Adjustable camber and toe arms
- More meat on the rear pads and rotors (yes s13 drivers are that povo)

By the time i took out the arms and swapped the brake assemblies and swapped the diffs and the driveshafts...it was a lot less effort just to leave the rear end assembled and just swap the whole thing

trism
17-10-08, 12:06 AM
you coulda jsut used clamps on teh brake hoses.......

Nobbsy
17-10-08, 12:14 AM
yeh but i don't have any

Nobbsy
17-10-08, 12:14 AM
i did actually catch the fluid in jars so it didn't really go absolutely everywhere

CaptainColen
17-10-08, 01:54 AM
Nobbsy, tyler wants your old sr20de for bluey.
Are you going to be parting it out?

xero
17-10-08, 11:39 AM
Also, Xero, you classy mofo....

Will you respect me in the morning?

of course i will modified, you know me... ill even cook you breakfast!


it's the turbo rear cradle, i swapped it because

- More meat on the rear pads and rotors (yes s13 drivers are that povo)



i already pointed this part out, and that was pretty much given "im that povo.." answer..

allllllllrighty then!

Nobbsy
17-10-08, 12:37 PM
Nobbsy, tyler wants your old sr20de for bluey.
Are you going to be parting it out?

yes the DE will be muchly for sale, with or without the provision of a supercharger, his choice

CaptainColen
17-10-08, 02:40 PM
yes the DE will be muchly for sale, with or without the provision of a supercharger, his choice

Ill get him to call you...
I predict much fun in the coming months... Especially after feb when ill have my full license :evil:

Nobbsy
26-10-08, 01:08 AM
The evil deed is done, no pics at the moment as dad has gone on holidays and run off with the camera.

nath
26-10-08, 01:18 PM
Awesome news Nobbsy - sorry for the no phone reply. Thurs / Fri / yesterday sucked massive dogs balls with a few work related disasters.

JAP-513
26-10-08, 05:07 PM
Are you buying shauns straight pipe?

J
26-10-08, 06:47 PM
i would grab some pics, but someones taken my fucking memory card for my dslr...

Nobbsy
27-10-08, 09:22 AM
Are you buying shauns straight pipe?

i was planning to, get a flange put in the middle so it can be broken in half and use it as a track zorst you're welcome to borrow it if you want, but its got no provision for a cat so i don't want to run it on the street

Neilus
27-10-08, 10:06 AM
but its got no provision for a cat so i don't want to run it on the street

pfft, details...

Keven
27-10-08, 10:16 AM
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6771/img0503lm4.jpg

Thats not a breaker bar...

Nice work Nobs, nice to see someone is insane and backyard mechanicish as me :D

JAP-513
27-10-08, 12:13 PM
i was planning to, get a flange put in the middle so it can be broken in half and use it as a track zorst you're welcome to borrow it if you want, but its got no provision for a cat so i don't want to run it on the street

nar.. its all good he said you were interested in in. i dont want it. it would be a cool track zorst though,:)

Nobbsy
27-10-08, 07:53 PM
Thats not a breaker bar...

Nice work Nobs, nice to see someone is insane and backyard mechanicish as me :D

its as close as i was willing to pay for!...i was in bundawgs and they wanted $60 for some

24" sidchrome jobbie...i was like f. that, i can make a 48'' bar for $8.90! it has been by far

the most useful tool i have ever bought.

Buddy
27-10-08, 09:20 PM
GOLD, cant wait to see it mate... time for making the old seem new again... same time.. same place.

Cappuccino
27-10-08, 09:34 PM
Awesome work nobbys!

Nobbsy
27-10-08, 09:38 PM
conversion shots coming soon

Cappuccino
27-10-08, 09:43 PM
Nobbsy in a turbo means unstoppable!! stig will be shivering in his white alpinestar boots right now

Modified
09-11-08, 09:27 PM
Here's some of the ones that I got of the day. Camera phone for the win!

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/22/88/732289362/n732289362_1618428_2718.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/22/88/732289362/n732289362_1618429_3075.jpg


This one = a little retarded. Tried using the panoramic thingy on the phone.

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v359/22/88/732289362/n732289362_1618430_3382.jpg

Nobbsy
10-11-08, 01:11 PM
Cheers tobes

rodent
10-11-08, 04:45 PM
Hahahah those are maddd plates.

Vashcat
10-11-08, 10:10 PM
good luck with it mang!

Nobbsy
13-11-08, 01:23 PM
Hahahah those are maddd plates.

they were a pressie from a few guys and gals on here :)

Nobbsy
13-11-08, 06:31 PM
Still got no spark :evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:

Anchor
21-11-08, 01:01 PM
Still got no spark :evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:

Your doing it wrong!

(This theory was proved when I had the idea to bypass the coil relay, and the car started first go).

It's almost there.

xero
21-11-08, 01:18 PM
is the ECU wired up correctly?
recently OTAKU had this problem, and it turned out there was no power to the ECU.

Nobbsy
22-11-08, 12:21 AM
Stuff I still need to do:

-Get front tyres
-Drop suspension around an inch
-Get a wheel alignment
-Make brackets to hold cooler in place
-Reassemble front bar
-Fit exhaust
-Pump guards
-Drive to auto-sparky and get him to wire up coil relay
-Get a pinkslip
-Pay rego
-Do a dyno run to check AFR and knock

Nobbsy
22-11-08, 12:22 AM
is the ECU wired up correctly?
recently OTAKU had this problem, and it turned out there was no power to the ECU.

I'm pretty sure it can't be this as the everything else was working

13thracer
23-11-08, 10:47 PM
nice to see your sticking to "power isnt everything"
big thumbs, i like it alot, and the black silvia brings back memories for me too
:D

Nobbsy
24-11-08, 10:11 PM
Donor shell (damaged) (http://forum.silviansw.com/viewtopic.php?t=32175)

And

SR20DE (http://forum.silviansw.com/viewtopic.php?t=32176)

Both left over from conversion are both for sale, $600 and $450 respectively

nissanpower
25-11-08, 02:05 PM
Still got no spark :evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:

I did a S13 engine conversion previously and came across this problem aswell.

If you're still having problems with spark, the problem should lie within the coilpack/igniter power supply as NA's don't have coilpacks/igniter therefore don't have the corresponding power wire in the chassis loom.

To do a quick test, go to the engine wiring loom plugs (under the airbox) and see if the thick blue wire with red stripe has a matching wire on the other side of the plug (chassis loom side). It shouldn't as your chassis loom is a NA loom. Now what you do is cut the blue/red wire out of the plug and grab a wire of matching gauge thickness to the blue/red wire to make an extension and hardwire it to + terminal on the battery for testing. Now try and crank the car.

If this test works let me know and I will show you how to wire it up properly using a relay.

Anchor
26-11-08, 03:33 PM
Still got no spark :evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:


Your doing it wrong!

(This theory was proved when I had the idea to bypass the coil relay, and the car started first go).

It's almost there.


I did a S13 engine conversion previously and came across this problem aswell.

If you're still having problems with spark, the problem should lie within the coilpack/igniter power supply as NA's don't have coilpacks/igniter therefore don't have the corresponding power wire in the chassis loom.

To do a quick test, go to the engine wiring loom plugs (under the airbox) and see if the thick blue wire with red stripe has a matching wire on the other side of the plug (chassis loom side). It shouldn't as your chassis loom is a NA loom. Now what you do is cut the blue/red wire out of the plug and grab a wire of matching gauge thickness to the blue/red wire to make an extension and hardwire it to + terminal on the battery for testing. Now try and crank the car.

If this test works let me know and I will show you how to wire it up properly using a relay.

lol.

Just spoke to Nobbsy, the car now has rego.

nissanpower
26-11-08, 03:59 PM
woops must have missed that bit
still recommend wiring in a fused relay to be safe.

Modified
26-11-08, 04:15 PM
sick as... Spoke to him today... gonna go and raid some exhaust mounts off him, and take the car for a drive... Apparently it goes mad well anchor.

Nobbsy
27-11-08, 05:53 PM
yeh, i already tried to wire in a relay, couldn't get it to trigger properly, i have just

hardwired it for now, but will be taking it to an autosparky soonto get that done,

also to get the boost controller wired up.

Went and got a pinkie and rego and a wheel alignment yesterday. Car goes

sweeeet as. Still need to get BC wired and also dyno run done to check AFRs

Nobbsy
27-11-08, 06:02 PM
Car alignment specs are as follows

FRONT
Castor : 7.5 deg
Camber: -2.5deg
Toe: -0.5mm per side (1mm total toe out)

REAR
Camber: -0.5deg
Toe: 0.5mm per side (1mm toe in total)

I'll see how that goes as a base. May run a little more neg on the rear and a little

more toe out and possibly more castor on the front.

Need to get new tyres when pay comes through as well

josh..
27-11-08, 06:03 PM
just gets tastyer and tastyer

Nobbsy
27-11-08, 06:24 PM
The guy at jobson's looked at me a bit funny when i asked for two and a half

degrees of neg...then i showed him the shoulder of the tyre fron alan's wakie day

and he was like....hmmm fair enough

CaptainColen
27-11-08, 08:49 PM
:D:D:D

CZ4A.
28-11-08, 02:35 PM
Hey mate i saw u this morning...
i heard the pshhh;) ... i was next to ya in the mr2 haha..
Ur car sounds good evn at low revs haha!

Neilus
29-11-08, 02:07 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/ihatechromies/new%20stuff/119761629312.jpg

Congratulations, Stacey is now beyond awesome. Hachi drivers really don't know what they're missing...

Trolls Royce
29-11-08, 08:04 AM
Only -2.5???

Where's the rest? I run more than this on my rears.

Nobbsy
30-11-08, 11:14 AM
defected already before i even had a chance to engineer it :evil:

sw1fty
30-11-08, 11:47 AM
ouch... what for?

Nobbsy
30-11-08, 01:41 PM
Well a whoole lot of stuff is listed as "to comply"

which I assume means "To comply with ADRs"

Then they have listed a bunch of stuff some of it I get, some I don't

For example "air filter to comply" I get because i haven't had a chance to make up

a cover for it yet and under ADRs filters must be enclosed

But stuff like "front mounted intercooler to comply" i don't understand because as

far as i am aware there is nothing in ADR's stipulating that an intercooler may not

be mounted at the front of the car...

Meh i'll just have a chat to an engineer

Trolls Royce
30-11-08, 03:12 PM
Intercooler might be an EPA compliance thing, same as the pod filter.

nath
30-11-08, 03:43 PM
Oh, that sucks nobbsy... bugger.

Mr 0uch
30-11-08, 04:30 PM
But stuff like "front mounted intercooler to comply" i don't understand because as

far as i am aware there is nothing in ADR's stipulating that an intercooler may not

be mounted at the front of the car...

Meh i'll just have a chat to an engineer

the FMIC could possibly be a protruding object? there fore a hazard in a pedestrian crash.

Nobbsy
03-12-08, 02:35 PM
So my week full of cruddy luck continues...

A kamikaze wallaby decided on a really bad time and place to cross the road.

Damage:

1xBroken headlight
1xBent front bar
1xBent cooler
1xBroken indicator
Bonnet out of aligment
1xBroken Wallaby

:evil:

nath
03-12-08, 03:17 PM
aiyah.... ouch.

vex33d
03-12-08, 03:23 PM
Not very nice at all. Let the weekend roll on through. Where abouts did you collect the wallaby?

CaptainColen
03-12-08, 03:54 PM
Terrible luck Nobbsy.

You clearly need a tally:
http://www.shof.msrcsites.co.uk/tally.jpg

IcemaN
03-12-08, 05:12 PM
turbo gods arnt pleased with stacy perhaps?
sucks to here nobbsy

xero
04-12-08, 02:24 PM
"she mabye broken BUT WE CAN REBUILD HER!!"
*cue theme from bionic woman*

Garth Ivers
04-12-08, 02:43 PM
poor wallaby :(

Nobbsy
04-12-08, 05:21 PM
turbo gods arnt pleased with stacy perhaps?
sucks to here nobbsy

The turbo gods are happy, I think its the NA ones that are pissed off, they've lost

their favourite nissan :P


poor wallaby :(

It never had a chance, decided to cross the road on the other side of a blind corner

forget braking, I don't think I even had time to lift off the accellerator

J
06-12-08, 11:21 AM
So my week full of cruddy luck continues...

A kamikaze wallaby decided on a really bad time and place to cross the road.

Damage:

1xBroken headlight
1xBent front bar
1xBent cooler
1xBroken indicator
Bonnet out of aligment
1xBroken Wallaby

:evil:



you can come grab my stock front bar if you want, i will start getting my car ready for the kit and widebody now i think..

Nobbsy
07-12-08, 01:33 AM
If you do s14/15 front end can i buy your headlights?

nebuchernezzer
07-12-08, 11:53 AM
What did you break on your headlight?
If it was a twin square style headlight I'm after some reflectors and stuff to repair my own twin square lights :).

Nobbsy
09-12-08, 06:16 PM
Nah, it's a triple projector

Nobbsy
12-01-09, 07:18 PM
Random musings on the first month of turbro...

So Stacey and I have been getting to know one another all over again, now

that she is a new woman and all. It has had its highs and lows as any relationship

does but I'll share some details of our private life here...

The first drive

Back around the end of November, I finally got her turned on and so with a bit of a

chug, out of the driveway we went...and I'll have to admit...the first time I put my

foot down I giggled like a little schoolgirl. A glorious honeymoon period followed

including lots of dosing and giggling. The only two events marring this were firstly

that Stacey's nemesis (the missus) was completely unappreciative of the transformation

that had occurred, and just complained that it was louder and bumpier and clunkier

than before...bitch and secondly that Mr Plod, our friendly friend at HWP was

completely unappreciative of the transformation that had taken place, and just

complained that it was BOVier and lower than before.

Buisness as usual

Things are starting to get back to normal now...but we have racked up quite a few

kays while exploring Stacey's augmentation. Highlights include Gosford, Stanwell Park,

Myall Lakes and Blackheath. Its been AWESOME...I heart boost

The call of the mountain

There comes a time in every car enthusiast's life when you feel the call of the mountain

it is best not to ignore it as otherwise it will haunt you forever...even if it is at 11pm

so I didn't....I rang anchor and modified and we met at Mount Victoria a bit after twelve...

and drove to Mount Panorama....

This is by far and away the strangest public road I have ever been on its just like being

on a track...pitlane, ripple strips sandtraps....then suddenly BANG a letterbox and a driveway

IN THE MIDDLE OF CONROD STRAIGHT! Stacey was a little disappointed though at being curtailed

to 60kmh...you can just tell when she wants to go faster...mental note, book

into hillclimb.

Appenix A - Fuel consumption

Fuel economy...bizarrely has barely changed!!!, have no explanation, but doing the maths

on a mix of city, highway and mountain driving, has consistently worked out around the

9.5L/100km mark :lol:

Serial Killa
12-01-09, 09:16 PM
Sounds like love

Go Nobbsy

Nobbsy
12-01-09, 09:31 PM
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9121/heartcarrt5.jpg

Note: To anyone who knows me...please make sure phoebe never sees this photo

Serial Killa
13-01-09, 07:39 AM
hahaha

vex33d
13-01-09, 08:08 AM
Great to hear your enjoying boost Nobbsy. What boost levels are you running? I found in the S14, with boost levels running off actuator, the car was returning 9-10L/100KM.

Nobbsy
13-01-09, 05:13 PM
Still running standard boost off the actuator as well. Hooking up ebc soon so we'll see how that changes then

Arkhaeon
13-01-09, 07:01 PM
do you have any of the factory boost solenoids in place, or is the actuator driven straight off the throttle body? What boost are you getting?

I've been told the stock actuator is only 4psi, which is why im getting ~6psi with exhaust+FMIC (my actuator is straight off the TB, supposedly the solenoids give you an extra 3psi-ish)

Nobbsy
13-01-09, 08:34 PM
I'm not running any of the stock soleniods and its making about 6psi most of the

time, creeping up to 7 or 8 at higher RPM as I think the internal wastegate is

running out of puff. I think the reason the actuator is only 5psi of so is because

the factory ECU limits boost in first gear (rumour). Plan is to get the EBC up and

running with 8psi low and 12-14 high depending on AFRs when I dyno it as I

am still running stock injectors.

Nobbsy
13-01-09, 08:37 PM
Did a bit of fiddling around today. Changed Oil and filter, flared out the rear guard a

bit where it had been rubbing on the tire. Changed the diff oil (messy, stinky PITA)

Went and got a quote for some kumho ku36s in 215/45/16 came out at $198 a

corner! I really hope they honour that price when i can get the day off to order

them and they didn't just accidentally quote me their cost.

cable tie
13-01-09, 11:46 PM
mate as far a low boost in first from the ecu...

mine had a small elec pug and sensor on the box on the higher passanger side, and that's what triggers it... not sure if u have n/a box or what not but have a lil look see. :P

Nobbsy
14-01-09, 12:12 AM
My factory boost soleniod is not hooked up though, so it won't do anything. I'm just

running the actuator straight off the throttlebody so it'll be running the lower boost

setting in every gear. Except when the wastegate isn't big enough to hold the

boost down to 6psi, then it creeps up to 7 or 8.

Arkhaeon
14-01-09, 08:07 AM
Well, I'm happy to know that you've got the exact same symptoms (and cause!) as me.

I guess an EBC will have our cars ripping up the tarmac properly. 1bar makes a ridiculous difference. (heck, 10psi is extremely noticeable over 7psi).

FYI, I went back to a black sileighty because I missed my old black S13 silvia too much - I can see why youve got Stacey<3 >.<

danielb
14-01-09, 08:31 AM
Hahah awesome stuff. Spotted you just over a week ago on the old pac in the afternoon with an R32.

Vashcat
14-01-09, 09:21 AM
Will do nobs, glad to hear you have found true love

Nobbsy
20-04-09, 11:35 PM
So my water pump decided to shit itself the other day...in Springwood of all places

Temp gauge started to climb, pulled over, puddle of coolant starts to form under the car.

Called the friendly chaps down at the NRMA to discover they will tow me 20km, decided

to use this tow to get me where I was going. Came back a day later with a trailer and picked

Stacey up from Leura. Went and bought a waterpump from nissan (a suprisingly reasonable

....for nissan parts anyway $104.30) got home and got to work...only to discover that the

water pump kit does not include the studs to bolt the pulley back on :rolleyes:

3AM
21-04-09, 09:55 AM
nobbsy, it should of come with the studs.... anyways you can pull the studs from your old pump with 2 nuts tight together and some wd40.. thats what i did when I stripped one replacing the water pump on the skyline

Nobbsy
21-04-09, 11:31 AM
yeh i thought of that...after i destroyed them trying to get them out with vice grips

Nobbsy
23-04-09, 11:17 AM
Dammit...mah zorst fell off again...in Exeter, i drove all the way home with drone last night...

fuck my life

Nobbsy
23-04-09, 11:26 AM
Oh...and I hit an owl of all creatures, it did leave a pretty cool print on the car

though so I might leave it for a bit.

Arkhaeon
23-04-09, 11:27 AM
you LOVE IT!

Well, I did.

Stacey <3

Nobbsy
23-04-09, 11:30 AM
I loved it till I started driving home then suddenly it dawned on me that I wouldn't

be home till about 5am. I wonder if modified made it to work?

Modified
23-04-09, 11:32 AM
Ark, I managed to fall asleep on the drive from yours last night. Surprised me when I woke up.

also, your Sil80 = mint!! toothpaste mint!!

EDIT: yeh nobbs, made it. Started at 8, got here at 940 lol

Nobbsy
23-04-09, 11:35 AM
Solid effort, it was a struggle getting up for uni, a nice long shower and a cup of coffee seems to have patched me up though.

cable tie
23-04-09, 05:16 PM
whens next palmy venture?? should do steak and beers at rsl :P

Serial Killa
23-04-09, 07:19 PM
Oh...and I hit an owl of all creatures, it did leave a pretty cool print on the car

though so I might leave it for a bit.

hoooooooo

Arkhaeon
23-04-09, 08:40 PM
it looked like a rabbit til it flew at us, haha

Nobbsy
11-05-09, 03:28 PM
BAHAHAH I laugh at hondaboys...

I just made a bigger power gain by pushing a button than you did with your entire b18 swap!!!

details and pics to follow :)

Nobbsy
11-05-09, 03:37 PM
Stacey and I had a bit of a serious chat last night.

It turns out that she has a problem with addiction. We decided that it would be

better for our relationship if we could find some sort of way to regulate her habits of

consumption to say 9 or 12 psi at any one time.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6447/photo0172t.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5096/photo0173q.jpg

I now wonder why i wasted so much time with trying to screw power out of an

NA motor. Its not that i didn't like the way the NA drove or sounded... occasionally i

still even prefer it. But anyone who claims they felt a massive difference in the

power of their NAmobile when they put a pod filter on it has clearly never taken

the time to switch a boosted motor from 5 to 12 psi.....that mon cheri is a

very noticable difference on the butt dyno.

Real dyno results and AFR check when I can find the time to take her to a workshop

Bronald McDonald
11-05-09, 03:43 PM
I like the stealthy install of the boost related items.

I wonder what kind of power figures she will make.

I really need to make the transition from na to boost.