Sunday 19 April 2020

Update: 19/04/2020 - Winter Storage & COVID-19 Impact!

Update: 19/04/2020

Not a huge amount has happened since last update apart from putting some more KMs on the clock. Have gotten used to the Nismo Coppermix Twin plate and its epic bit of kit. Performance wise, car was going well although sounds like an air leak somewhere but despite my best efforts, i couldn't find anything. The Vibrant 300 cel sports cat has made it that bit louder.

Car was put into winter storage before i could get a chance to do NCT due to a mountain of college work so went into storage and got a full paint correction and ceramic coating in the mean time. Was mean to pick up the car mid march. I had just taxed it for 3 months(305euro), got my disk and was about to go down to get it out of storage(approx 90mins away) and then the full lockdown hit here in Ireland so had to abandon that idea. Car is still sitting tucked up away in storage nice and dry and warm with a cosmos large indoor cover over it. Looks class.

I am worried about the lack of NCT though. Am seeing alot of cars being seized. Its out since end of Nov2019 but I have all the paper work to prove it was off the road and still in storage. I had NCT booked for 10th April to be fair but all that got cancelled also.

But over the winter months, i started to collect a few parts for my 2020 Jobs list on the R33.

2020 To-Do Jobs List:

BOV blanking plate
Link CAN Lambda Wideband w/Bosch 4.9 Sensor
NGK BKR8EIX Spark Plugs - 0.8mm Gap
Nismo Shift Knob GT500 Soft Urethane
Nismo Racing Radiator Cap
Nismo S-Tune Oil Filler Cap Aluminum
MeisterR CRD Coilovers & Damper Extension Cables
Stock cat back on for way overdue NCT
Stoptech 309 Sports Brake Pads - F
Nismo Rear Lower Link Arm Set
OEM Exhaust / Gearbox Rubber mount
Funk Motorsport Gold Heat Tape
Link G4+ 2020 Map

I am sure there are other bits and bobs to do and parts hiding away in the attic!

Unsure of when i'll get the car back now due to the virus lockdown but with college wrapping up in July, hopefully i'll have alot more time with the car going forward compared to the last 4 years!

As always, stay tuned!


  1. looks awesome! Hope you get the NCT done in time (although I think due to the circumstances they should give you some breathing space...)

    1. Hi Aki - only seeing this now! It finally passed the NCT. They failed me on silly stuff. Got it all sorted then the trigger kit failed on me from a failed wire, left me stranded! Got it all sorted then back in for winter storage until March 2021!