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16-10-2013, 00:50   #1
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My Nissan 200SX

After a year on Bikes and now two years since the civic got stolen(next month). I now have a car again.



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Nice, congrats. Big lump of an intercooler, any more mods planned? Are the s14 called Silvia or 200sx over there?
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I've heard a few people refer to them as an S14 over here so I'd off thought it would be a Sylvia but don't the Sylvias have that S badge instead of the Nissan badge? That would lead me to guess it's a 200sx.

Could be totally wrong though
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I've heard a few people refer to them as an S14 over here so I'd off thought it would be a Sylvia but don't the Sylvias have that S badge instead of the Nissan badge? That would lead me to guess it's a 200sx.

Could be totally wrong though
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I picked up an auto s14 with boost turned up. Needs some TLC as it was a trade in i took off a garage but considering its what id call uk spec without the rust.


issues:
  • Exhaust is a stupid cannon (booked in for a custom twin exit backbox 1st next month 3" turbo back already)
  • Rear Bushings have a knock in what sounds like one of the rear left suspension arms.
  • VVT Sprocket sounds like a tractor.
  • Auto box is bad (scares me as i cant predict the kickdown and had wheelspin lane changing).

So the plan is to poly bush an s15 subframe and fit it first.

Get the vvt sprocket from the states change it.

In the new year if the petrol bill isn't two severe manual convert it on a z32 gearbox and start road mapping for duel fuel (e85). Ill be doing as much of that as i can myself.

If it is ill be hunting for small bike as a daily.

This is my second S14 and its the car i miss the most out of everything i have ever driven.
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I picked up an auto s14 with boost turned up. Needs some TLC as it was a trade in i took off a garage but considering its what id call uk spec without the rust.


issues:
  • Exhaust is a stupid cannon (booked in for a custom twin exit backbox 1st next month 3" turbo back already)
  • Rear Bushings have a knock in what sounds like one of the rear left suspension arms.
  • VVT Sprocket sounds like a tractor.
  • Auto box is bad (scares me as i cant predict the kickdown and had wheelspin lane changing).

So the plan is to poly bush an s15 subframe and fit it first.

Get the vvt sprocket from the states change it.

In the new year if the petrol bill isn't two severe manual convert it on a z32 gearbox and start road mapping for duel fuel (e85). Ill be doing as much of that as i can myself.

If it is ill be hunting for small bike as a daily.

This is my second S14 and its the car i miss the most out of everything i have ever driven.
You are heading in the right direction, I hat those cannon exhausts a good stainless steel is the one to go for, The Auto box in the S14 is renowned as being really bad so I would say the manual conversion is the right direction. Looking forward to updates on this also looks like one of your electric mirrors has a broken motor.
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I have a few things to sort before fiddling with boxes.

Steering rack bushes are epicly shagged. So they are on order and some tools.

After a service and change of plugs I'll start trimming the fuel maps.

So glad I never sold my wideband.


Ogh mirrors are manual on the UK/euro/Ozzy s14

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Over the weekend i fixed a broken exhaust hanger and attempted to re-solder the Tachometer.

Exhaust is so much quieter and not hitting the body now. Still getting swapped out Friday though.

At least i wont be driving and shouting at the car to shut up like an escaped mental patient.....
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Tachometer is 416 USD.


Breakers yard here i come...
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3" Turbo back and doesn't upset the neighbours, me or set off car alarms in the car park at work.
Looks almost stock two.

All win.

Cannon gets sold on ebay(sorry adverts.ie im in oz).

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So i crashed it then. Week 3.

Being a muppet i knocked the engine off on a hill while stuck in traffic.
Emptied the break pressure .

Started the car, rolled into a car in front of me pushed by the autobox and slope before brake servo refilled.

Pulled the handbrake but not early enough.



I'm a lucky guy there wasn't a motorbike or bicycle in front of me.


Breakers yard again this weekend. Replacement quarter panel and bill for poor ladies bumper.

I feel very foolish.
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Ouch too bad
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**** man, hope the damag ain't too bad, if anything this is case enough for a manual swap.
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30-11-2013, 09:40   #13
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Update:


Car got a service.

-New fuel filter
-Engine flush
-Fresh oil
-Carbon canister removal
-Simplified boost plumbing
-Colder plugs
-Lambda sensor replaced

-Boost turned up 10psi



Todo:
-Wait for new disks to turn up
-Fit disks
-Get car to panel beater

Fly home for Christmas....
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Overdue update

Not good.

Spent a few hundred quid.
  1. Brake disks
  2. Lambda sensor
  3. Tidied up boost plumbing
  4. Removed carbon canister
  5. Suspension alignment done but have 3 degree's rear camber which explains why I have no grip in the rain.
  6. Flat tyre
  7. New pads
  8. General service bits, colder plugs...


Photo from driveway after bumper fixed for rego (NCT and Road tax )





Piggyback ECU

All wires tagged and matched to ecu pinout. Map Cleared



Software up and got it connected to the ecu on the desk so I have a cheap as chips piggyback ecu and boost controller. For less than a Greddy Boost controller.

Everything I need to punch the turn the boost up to 15psi.



Exhaust was bouncing around on the rubber mounts so...



Coilover spanners as i was told by the alignment place the height was too low for no camber correction and the coilovers have been installed with too much pre-load.



So i got a camber gauge to set the ride hight where I could set it all up for grip. And have some more ground clearance.



Other Bits:
The rev clock broke a common problem and my attempt at re-soldering finished it. New old clocks arrived.

Dikota digital speedo corrector aswell. For future gearbox conversion.


The bad news:

Nothing has been done since Rego all the nice bits above are sitting in boxes.

I'm cursed any time i spend over 1000 Euro on a motor it gets stolen, borrowed and crashed or struck by lightning....

Just as the car is getting close to being right. A lady at work reverses hard into the nose of my car and she has been off the road for the last 3 weeks.

I get it back on the 21st of March.




Well i guess I wont need to machine polish the lights any-more or re-spray the bumper...

On the upside all the damage is cosmetic no structural panels bent.

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Car due back this week.




Solenoid for boost control ordered.

Closed loop boost control parts covered. Should make a ridiculous difference in midrange power.

That's about as good as a stage 1 tune can get and about as far as ill take the car for a while. (Famous last words...)
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