Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Update: 18/02/2018 - Back on the Road!

Update: 18/02/2018

Long overdue update! Alot has happened since last update back in 2018! Adult-ing and life has gotten in the way alot, especially with college. I do like a challenge!

Since the last update, the following has happened: 

*New drivers side wiper arm - original one had been bent and was missing part of the window, no matter how i bent it back into shape, it still missed the portion of the window

*Mobil1 10w60 Extended Life Engine Oil w/Greddy Oil Filter OX-03

*Titan Steel Wheel Nuts in black - sick of steel nuts going rusty!

*Fitted CL RC5+ rear pads & DBA T3 4000 series rear discs to match front setup(epic combo, apart from squeal)

*Due to lack of use, battery died on me so picked up a new Platinum Prestige 45Ah 350A battery. Since fitted a CTEK battery indicator and easy terminal disconnect knob thingy bob

Then in early November, we dropped the car up to Bradley Motorsports up north. Thank you to Gus for lift back and up. The plan was to fit the following: 

Autoextreme 400BHP hybrid turbo and fitting kit
Tomei Expreme Outlet Pipe
Sytec Fuel Filter
Nismo 740cc Side-Feed Injectors w/all new nissan seals
90 Degree Reducer Silicone Hose(Black)
Venom 200cel Sports Cat
Mobil1 10w60 Extended Life Engine Oil w/Greddy Oil Filter OX-03
Wiring Specialities Coilpack Pro-Series Loom
Wiring Specialities Injector Pro-Series Loom
Nismo FPR
Switchable boost switch connected to Link G4+ ecu
Alternator & stock mani were replaced along with all boost leaks sorted(split IC couplers on high boost only)

Unfortunately, the turbo shat itself on the dyno due to a manufacturing fault. It was sent back, resolved then sent back to Richard. All fitted and back on the dyno and the bearings in the turbo shat itself so back off again. 

At which point, i went back and got a good price on the AutoExtreme 450BHP hybrid - send stocker off and they rebuild it with Garrett internals etc. That finally arrived at Richards and was fitted, mapped and all other parts above fitted.

Long story short, clutch is not happy with new found power and slipping high up so that and a nismo diff is next on the list. With that sorted, it will see more power

Performance Details - AutoExtreme Hybrid 450bhp on BradleyMotorworks Dyno
332.2BHP at the Wheels @ 6319RPM
361BHP at the Fly @ 6319RPM
322.4lbft of Torque @ 4696RPM
Peak of 1.4Bar of Boost @ 6319RPM

The car is a different animal to drive now, doesn't drink as much fuel and is violent on high boost. Deffo deeper tone from exhaust too. 

Next up are a few minor jobs for NCT on the 28th Feb. Looking forward to giving it some welly on track soon also. Hats off to Richard, he did a great job. 

Stay tuned.....

Thursday, 15 November 2018

November Update Coming

Apologies for the lack of updates. Life has gotten in the way.

November update on the way shortly - Hybrid Turbo install :-)

Monday, 28 May 2018

Update: 28/05/2018 - Hybrid is here

Update: 28/05/2018 - Hybrid is here!

Took a while to get here but its here. It came with the fitting kit(2x coolant & 1x oil braided lines, gaskets, new turbo studs & even an oil filled syringe to help prime). I now have 90% of the required parts to install. Missing a 90 degree silicone reducer elbow.

Stock setup has a metal elbow but hybrid doesn't. Here lies the problem. my custom IC piping is 63mm in diameter and hybrid turbo IC outlet is 53mm in diameter. Do you think i can find a suitable sized pipe? hell no!

I can find 63mm >>> 51mm but not 53mm. Have a few more places to check before plan B would be to get a 90 degree bend welded to it to suit.

Still not settled on who will tune. getting some fairly hefty prices for install and mapping so looking further afield this time around but will see. Alot of things to consider.

In other non-exciting news, new lambda sensor and drivers side wiper arm fitted.

Can't wait to get it all fitted, will be a question of where & when once I can find this silicone reducer elbow

As always, stay tuned. Anyway some pics








Tuesday, 3 April 2018

03/04/2018: Finally a Turbo Upgrade!!!


Am wary of the stock series2 turbo these days as it is getting tired and old. Really not sure how it has even lasted so long at this power but Big news! I know I have been saying it for ages but I finally bit the bullet after many months deciding what way I wanted to go with the turbo setup. After buying a new house and having to furnish it from top to bottom when we get the keys in September, there was a limited turbo upgrade budget available.

I wanted stock-ish engine bay looks and an eager responsive setup so this week I ordered an AutoExtreme 400BHP Hybrid Turbo(UK Built)& fitting kit(braided lines etc), Tomei Expreme Outlet(Open mouth elbow), Nismo 740cc injectors and am just about to order a 90 degree silicone bend for the turbo. This will be a stop gap until I go full balls out Sinco/6Boost mani with GT(X)3076R w/ext wastegate but who knows when that will be. The hybrid turbo has been selling well in the UK for the last 2/3 years with zero failures and very good feedback and most power figures around the 408BHP @the fly wheel. There was a recent easter promotion discounted price so got in quick!

The turbo


Tomei Expreme Outlet Pipe


Nismo 740cc Side-Feed Injectors


Have stockpiled a wad of parts over the last few months to do a few bits & bobs

Nissan Genuine OEM O2 Sensor
Sytec Fuel Filter
Titan Steel Wheel Nuts(Black)
CL RC5+ Brake Pads(4069) - R
DBA T3 4000 Discs - R
Mobil1 10w60 Extended Life Engine Oil w/Greddy Oil Filter OX-03

Had planned on hitting the track on the 6th April but with college work mounting up and being away with work, I never got a chance to get the car ready. There are plenty more track days later on in the year so will get booked in for them once car is sorted.

The Tomei & Nismo parts are en-route from Japan, should have the Hybrid turbo & fitting kit within the next 2 weeks.

With the new power, I can only assume I will need an uprated diff & next stage clutch but will see how we get on first.

So with my exams over in May, I will hopefully be able to focus on the car for the summer months and get all these parts added and keep her running sweet!

As always, stay tuned!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Update 12/10/2017: Long Overdue Update


Long overdue an update. Between impending birth of a little person, buying a new house, general life getting in the way & photobucket wrecking my project thread, I have not kept this updated.

Alot has happened since last update. but here is a quick summary. Will add some pictures to bottom of this post


  • DBA T3 4000 discs & CL RC5+ front pads installed. Excellent setup once you bed them in. Have picked up rear discs and pads to match and remove the EBC rear setup also. Both Front & Rear EBC setup for sale by the way
  • Had the suspension turrets sorted again as there was slight discolouring again. All the skins were removed this time and replaced so fully repairing it. While the car was down in the bodyshop, there was some restoration behind the skirts and general tidy up underneath. The big bit of work was box section steel replacing the squished sills so much stronger now when jacking up. No fear of the sills being squished again with big jacks.
  • Installed the HKS SSQV and removed the Turbosmart Recirc BOV(also for sale). Was going to recirc the HKS but requires a bit more work to do that properly so will leave it venting to atmosphere for the moment
  • Was out on track with the octane gang around mondello. managed a not too shabby 2m17s lap via harry lap timer. The brakes make a big difference. Still a bit rolly with the nismo s-tune suspension setup so coilovers might be on the card. Played with the tyre pressures too. A good 42 laps put the good year Eagle F1 Assy2's to the test and they performed very well and held up well too.
  • While the car was in the bodyshop, i had them remove the cusco front strut brace and spray it black. Tidies up the engine bay alot better. Will eventually go all black in the engine bay.
  • While i was on a track day buzz, i signed up the recent RunwayClub event which was a great day of fun. Needs alot better organisation but overall went well. Managed a 193kph top speed run in the very short 1000m. Waiting around in the queue generating heat soak really didn't help. Could feel it sluggish up top but that is purely down to the stock turbo.
  • Exciting new bosch wiper blades went on.

Next steps are to replace a few vac lines, NCT, replace fuel filter, install rear DBA/RC CL5+ brake setup, oil/filter then pop her away for the winter from 1st Dec

As always, stay tuned

Some pics















Friday, 4 August 2017

August Update - On its way

Apologies for the delay, alot has been happening. With photobucket becoming assholes, i have lost alot of project threads over the years which is very frustrating! Testing out imgur right now to see how it works with hosting on forums.

Check back shortly for a lot of project updates since the last one!

Stay Tuned!
SkylineSi

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Update: 16/05/2017 - Brake Upgrade

Well my DBA(Disc Brakes Australia) front rotors finally arrived yesterday from Oz via Poland. Ordered them in early March but there were none in Europe so one set was sent from Oz and I snapped them up.

Apart from EBC, there are not alot of rotor options for the stock 296mm sized rotor.

To compliment the front CL RC5+ pads, I also picked up some RC5+ pads for the rears from MurrayMotorSport. Hopefully they will fit(same dimensions as my rear EBC red stuff pads). Will keep the EBC rear discs for the moment.






While I was at it, I picked up a sytec fuel filter from conceptua. The bosch one would fit however, I had a sytec in it before and as a result, the bracket for the stock sized bosch one had been stretched. For ease, I just went with the sytec filter again. That is on my to-do list over next few weeks. 



Car is running well, however I still have a gut feeling that my monstrous use of fuel is down to the lack of a recirclating bov. ECU fueling is all fine as per the AFRs so something is amiss. My stock one was leaking so replaced it wit a turbosmart one ages ago which is nice but cant recirc it without a specific pipe & bend. I was bored and kinda of missed the HKS chirp so bought a new HKS SQV w/recirc kit from RHDjapan to replace the practically new turbosmart one. Will see if I really do miss the signature HKS chirpy sound! The Link G4+ ecu & map sensor should be able handle the change & adjust accordingly.

Hopefully my theory is correct and stock turbo = stock elbow = recirc bov for smoothness. Will see!

Gave the car another clean. There has been alot of dust in the air lately plus I must have killed most of Ireland's fly population!







Things to do next:
HKS SSQv kit is about to be shipped from Japan so will fit that, fit new discs & pads, sytec fuel filter & replace my DW wheel nuts with titan ones which I picked up from Pro-Parts ages ago. Book myself in for the next Octane Track Day also.

As always, stay tuned