Thursday 21 May 2015

Update: 21/05/2015 - Dying Alternator

So after a few hundred KMs, I have a dying alternator. Not bad going for over 135,000km

Only getting 13.1v > 13.6v on idle. should be upwards of 14.2v > 14.7v

Have to jump the car daily now. getting a pain so did some reasearch & I can get an alternator recon'd from Balfes in Dublin for €125+vat

So i'll pick up a used alternator & get that recon'd & fit it. Hopefully will be back to normal then. Hopefully it wont take long!

Will also take a look at the plugs and drop the gap on them from 0.8mm to 0.4mm as recommended by

13.6v on idle

Wicklow Gap Sun in Ireland

Hot exhaust after run

Sunday 10 May 2015

Update: 10/05/2015 - Link G4+ Update & Dyno Graphs

Have clocked up 250kms over the weekend & to say I am happy is an understatement

Despite the stock turbo, the power delivery is brutal. So much faster than before. With the addition of the sports cat, there is alot more grunt, especially on boost. Sounds amazing though!!! Some lovely pops & burbles on 2nd/3rd/4th overrun

Managed to take a few pics, will get better pics at a later time

TDP Stainless Steel custom air filter pipe

Oil Cooler line routing

Oil Cooler sambo plate w/lines

Oil cooler position in front bottom left part of bumper hiding away - works a treat though!

Flywheel / Torque graph to correct scale

Torque(not to scale) / AFRs


Torque(not to scale) / Flywheel power

Dyno torque / Wheel power

Random cockpit shot

Link G4+ ECU PnP being installed by

Next step is to simply to enjoy it & get Ian from Elite Auto Clean to give it a once over during the next few weeks

As always, stay tuned....

Friday 8 May 2015

Update: 08/05/2015 - Got the car back!

Got the car back earlier this evening from

Wow is all I can say

Super neat job on the oil cooler, can't even see it, sports cat is in, squeaky belts fixed, brakes bled giving a marginally better pedal feel

But the big one is the installation of the Link G4+ ECU w/map sensor, boost control & CAS trigger wheel

The car is alot smoother to drive and has a good bit more torque than before

Bearing in mind my previous figure of 353bhp was at its peak 18months ago then the sensors started to fail. Last time it was dyno'd was at 342bhp back in December

New performance figures: 
309.3BHP at the Wheels @ 6700RPM
355.7BHP at the Fly @ 6700RPM
353.9lbft of Torque @ 4847RPM
Peak of 0.9Bar of Boost @ 5095RPM

Regardless of the figures now, it is seriously smoother to drive & with more torque and power for more of the rev range, it is a handful in the wet at least

TDP did mention that the turbo is tired so didn't push the boost past 0.9bar to be safe

Back with a skyline smile once again

Will try & get some vids/pics/graphs up over the next few days when I can

Stay tuned!