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I was now ready to start her up.

Hmm sounds like i have an exhaust leak... better inspect..

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yep this awesome low klm engine was starting to show its full potential....

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replaced all the gasked borrowed an s14 non bb t28 off MAD_510 and i was driving

went and got it polished and took some pics cheers -sprout-

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Hmm always run hot, pressure test pointed towards head gasket.

After alot of words the best outcome i ended up with was I had to pay for the labour they covered the "expert mechanic" coming and doing the headgasket change.

I also got my head reconditioned (first time, been done since...) at the time after finding a bent valve and chipped camshaft (have i mentioned how good the engine importer is...)

below is some pics of the aftermath, the head getting done, and just general dodgey crap i found.

headless

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sad times

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time for a new cam

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sure thats an awesome way to fix a damaged sump....

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mmm fresh

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thanks for sandblasting deon, and getting sand up inside all the baffles so i would have to cut them out... lol

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it was all put back together.....

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the "expert" they sent started it made a large knock i said shut it down.

he left saying he would come back in the morning... never to be seen again.

MAD_510 stepped up the very next day to save me from slitting my wrists.

Cheers

the large knock....

rocker arm dislodged and both shims missing..... ahh the memories of looking for shims....

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drove it a couple more times.. no honest heres proof

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But it wasnt long before i had a 20metre smoke cloud behind me....

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First throught was redo the gaskets but a few goodies, redo my slipping clutch and a new turbo... till we pulled it out and realised it would need a rebuild...

so out she came again.

p.s. this is the short version by the way

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By this stage I didnt care much for the car and was very rough

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My first thought was deal with a local importer some one reputable hmm Zoom sounds ok.....

Needless to say I was very weary having been burned before and did my homework this time... good thing i did as you can see from the pics.

This engine went back got a full refund and decided to do a rebuild on the first motor.

heres some ZOOM quality...

i should add this was after a 40min whinge about my last importer and how i really wanted a good one and was willing to pay extra.

no worries they said.

good thing i stripped it down

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tasty...

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sure thats just water buildup from when you put it on the truck....

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cause look the exhaust manifold just got wet to a day ago...

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moral ZOOM sucks aswell

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Now it was serious.

Now it was time to burn a serious hole in my wallet

GOODIE BUYING

ARP head stud kit

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BnM short shift

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GFB lightened pulley

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somebody say gaskets

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lube... not sure how they got in there...

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ACL forgies

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550cc injectors(now running nismo 550s)

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Nicks race clutch organic

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GT2871r 52 trim 64 rear internal gate

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peterson breather tank

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Next was send off the block and head for thier work (see page 1 for full explanation)

Assembley pics tonight

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Thats Pure Sex

BEN.

Lot's of 'Porn' and 'Sex' going on in these readers rides threads... isn't there a dedicated forum for all that kind of stuff?

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The engine is back and looking great gave it a finally scrub down today before starting reassembly, got some other new parts this week.

Photos with out of order and without explanation below enjoy

P.S. Huge thanks to mal_510 as always!!

The head came back and better than ever now with tomei rocker arm stoppers

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Balanced Crank

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Sump cleaned up

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Block machined, crack tested and clean

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Block machined, crack tested and clean

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More of the block...

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More of the head...

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ACL forged pistons, rods and arp rod bolts, machined and looking good

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Arp rod bolts

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Organised mayhem, no garage for the jetta for a little while

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Oil squirters in (ok pics getting boring now...

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Crank in

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Coming together now

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mmmm machined, bored mmmm

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Then it was time for more assembly

ACL forged pistons with ACL piston rings in.

Rods with ARP rod bolts in:

ACL RACE bearings and balanced crank in, end play is perfect!! (we got there Mal

ARP head stud kit ready for head and ACL head gasket tommorow

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It was starting to come together as you could see the head is on!

Rebuilt the oil pump

and then more progress pics

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Trial fitment of crank case cover and gfb pulley, to check for TDC

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Preparing ARP head stud kit

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Using dial gauge to ensure TDC

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Preparing ACL multilayer head gasket with hylomar

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Getting cams to 10 and 12 o'clock

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ACL head gasket getting ready for head.

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Head on!

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Wrapped ready for next week

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Then i had holidays which proved useful with some good progress being made.

Mal and I were ensuring this is the last time we touch the motor for some time, so I was really happy about that.

Below is pics and a small description.

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Bumper,lights,indicators, wipers arms and wiper motor and wiper cover back on.

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Precison International Timing Chain kit in and tensioned.

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Head ready to go

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Rebuilt oil pump and crank case cover on.

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GFB pulley on.

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Oil pump pickup back on.

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Preparing sump.

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Sump on.

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Extra Capacity Greedy style sump on.

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Lightweight water pump pulley on.

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More and more progress, on it all goes, oil filter housing, thermostat housing, water temp sender housing in and modified to suit autometer sender unit.

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MMM starting to look sexy imho

The Intake, exhaust manifold, GT2871r 52 trim, 550cc injectors in and the Rocker Cover is on its starting to really take shape.

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Starting to look complete.

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Turbo, intake, rocker cover all on today.

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Turbo manifold and GT2871r on.

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Intake on.

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Modified fuel rail with fuel pressure reg and 550cc injectors in.

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Then another huge day!!

Mal and I had the engine complete and off the stand ready for gearbox,clutch and flywheel.

Thanks went to Tim510 for coming over with a crane and ryanz18et good to catch up guys.

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Complete and waiting for a box

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Different angles

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More angles

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Turbo ready for some boost

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Water lines turned out well imho

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Oil pressure sender and remote oil housing

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Remote filter housing

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Peterson breather tank

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Oil Pressure gauge.

Enjoy untill next week.... im having a rest lol

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We got the engine and box in as one which is the by far the easier option when doing it in your own garage.

The tailshaft and handbrake got connected again, brakes and clutch have been bled and have great feel.

New short shifter is in, that was real fun... as i had to take the seats out to pull the carpet up also remove the datsport trans cover just to get at the box. But its in now and no longer do i have a super long throw that the previous "short shift" provided.

Also started getting the greddy profec II back in and doing some of the vac line.

P.S. if you are wondering where the long hose is going its for the remote oil filter kit and just hasnt been cut as of yet and it just sitting there, it looks quite random in the pics and thought i would clarify.

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More of the engine. no really that is an engine...

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really need to think of something to say rather than random words

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Im really happy with how its turning out.

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Turbs

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just in case you didnt know, its 16 valve

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pulleys bling bling

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more of the turbo

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and thats it

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more old updates

Wiring was 95% complete,installed some relays for the headlights similar to the turbovan headlight conversion.

Fuel lines including fuel pressure gauge in.

Started working out how to redo cooler pipes to make it look alot better.

Intake decisions made as well, will get welding and polishing down this week for both.

Remote oil filter housing thanks NEXCENTPP and water fill bottle are in.

Oh and got some new wheels

Pics below.

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Some wiring before conduit.

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More of the wheels

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Wheels on the car, a huge improvement!!!

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Ok a little obsessed i admit it

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Relays and wiring

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More wiring

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Wiring is fun...... not

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Starting to take shape

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Remote oil filter housing.

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Below is a pic, mind the offensive fingers of the place who did them, obviously they didnt like me being so particular....lol

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Also redid the T-piece for the water feed into the bottom hose.

Intercooler and radiator back in.

Gauges are wired up bar water gauge.

Wiring is very close and has been neatened up allot from version 1.

Cranked engine last week with CAS etc connected, was making oil pressure and turning nicely so everything seems to be going in the direction it should.

then small Jobs to do till practial completion:

Finish wiring, including fitting water temp and rewiring for Z32 afm, and check fuel pump wiring.

Install cooler pipes

Install rad hoses

Fit bov and plumback return

Fit Intake

then was hoping to be close after this if all going well the bonnet and grille go back on

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Once we sorted some power issues it started first turn of the key, I sat in the cabin watchin the oil pressure gauge like a hawk and had the laptop connected up to nissan datascan software via the PLMS modded ecu.

Mal looked for leaks as we created a 5 minute rainbow storm out the back of the exhaust. After some revving it started to run clean and i was getting excited. We started off on the richest map which prove to be too fuely given the fuel pressure we started with via the reg.

Switched to the leanest map, car was idling quite well, car sounded good throughout, no strange noises, rocker arms wernt noisy and no pinging was present. Also water temp was beautiful and oil temp and oil pressure and smack on.

After some discussion we have decided the AFM is causing some issues, i got a cima 80mm AFM from a mate, looks like a Z32 and assumed would be fine, the hot tip for young players is that they have different part numbers and it didnt suit my setup.

So all in all it was a very successful day, have some small issues to resolve

Still had to finish tidying up loom, install wiper motor and fit wiper arms back on. Gauges back in, still had and have lol speedo and tacho to fit. Fit hinges for bonnet and bonnet and we will be ready to hit the rd next weekend. Still want to tidy up a couple of other things in the engine bay.

Enjoy the pics,

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Grille is on and its starting to look like a car again

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Just a random shot of a car in a desperate need of a clean.

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Started to piece together now.

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Another shot

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Looking nice and full

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And that wraps up that weekend.

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I get asked alot about plumbing so here goes

Intercooler:

2.5" intercooler pipes on t/b and turbo side.

3" to 2.5" 90 degree reducing bends from intercooler

2.5" to 2.5" 90 degree bend to t/b (silicon spray is your friend)

2.5" to 2" 90 degree reducing bend on turbo side

Both cooler pipes have been flared at both ends and polished.

Intake:

3" 90 degree bend, 3" stainless joiner, 3" silicon joiner, z32 afm, 3" KnN Air filter

Hope this helps.

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