S14a 200SX

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S14a 200SX

Post by Splash » Thu 19 Apr, 2012 9:31 pm

Kinda tried that before I pulled it all apart. It's just got the stock clutch fan but I didn't unbolt it.

The trouble is the manifold gets pretty hot pretty quickly and I couldn't find anything before I started to burn my knuckles!
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Post by blv » Thu 19 Apr, 2012 9:35 pm

I'm outta ideas sorry :s
I just don't know if people like me. I know when they don't like me 'cause they'll say things like, 'Yeah, that's him, officer.'

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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by dan » Thu 19 Apr, 2012 10:09 pm

gaff up the flanges of the manifold real good and stick it in water... see if bubbles come out to indicate its leaking/cracked??
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by Splash » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 11:06 am

^ did this on the weekend

taped up the flanges on the exhaust manifold and the dump pipe, then dunked them in the pool.. no bubbles :(
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by blv » Mon 23 Apr, 2012 1:03 pm

Soapy water on the outside and compressed air on the inside?
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by antos » Sat 16 Jun, 2012 9:08 pm

havnt you fixed that thing yet danny?? when are you getting a micra so we can catch up and do a track day :)

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Post by Splash » Sat 16 Jun, 2012 10:07 pm

nope it's still sitting in the garage with no turbo on it :(
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Post by Splash » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 3:14 pm

Started working on this thing again, keen to get it back on the road.

Anyone know a "friendly" roadworthy guy on the south side?
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by Splash » Mon 26 Nov, 2012 11:57 am

Made time to put this back together on the weekend but it's still got the same fucking problem as before I pulled it all apart.

I cant tell where the leak is coming from. I tried squirting some baby power over the manifold/turbo/dump area but there's too much turbulence coming from the radiator fan to see anything. At least the engine bay smells nice now.

I think it might be easier to see if I can make the engine smoke some how.. then I'll be able to see where it's coming out. Maybe if I spray some throttle body cleaner through it? That generally tends to make the exhaust smoke for a while.
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Post by Splash » Mon 26 Nov, 2012 11:58 am

Oh, it also started with the first turn of the key which was nice to see as it has been sitting for about 12 months.
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Post by antos » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 7:05 pm

whats doing with the beast now mate? all sorted?

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Post by Splash » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 7:13 pm

not yet

I bought a second hand turbo for it but haven't been back to the house to put it on yet
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Post by Splash » Sat 07 Sep, 2013 10:00 pm

Turbo is on, car is registered again and being awesome :D
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by Splash » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 12:58 pm

Took this to Gympie skidpan on the weekend, here's a piss-take video of how well I did: https://vimeo.com/75194339 :D

The car got a bit hot on a couple of runs, especially when the instructor guy took it for a spin just after I'd had a run. It didn't overheat, but it did get to about 7/8 on the gauge. It's never gotten that hot when driving on the street before, even doing flat out mountain runs. The bloke said he's never seen a 200SX do it at the skidpan either.

It did sit without any coolant in it for over 2 years and I left the hoses disconnected so there could be some crud blocking up the radiator a bit. For all I know some mud-wasps could have built a nest in there. Plan is to pull the radiator out and flush it, plus install a Nismo thermostat and new water pump. (easy to do while the radiator is out)

Also had problems with understeer on the pan. The front sway bar is currently on the medium setting so I'm going to try it on soft and see how it goes.
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by dorift » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 7:23 pm

What I wouldn't do to have a go in that car on that pan.

You didn't look like you linked too many lol. Only stirring, bet it was a blast.
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Post by Splash » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 7:25 pm

I'll have to do another edit showing that I did actually get through some corners without looping it :)
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by blv » Wed 25 Sep, 2013 9:01 pm

Wet concrete is hard to drift on, traction changes a lot even though a lot of it is wet.
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by Splash » Sat 05 Oct, 2013 7:25 pm

So, getting this back on the road "as cheaply as possible just so I can drive it" has turned into "I love this fkn car and it needs more mods"

So far I've bought/installed;

- New tyres for my nismo wheels (had legal tyres on the stockers but they're uglyyyy)
- Nismo engine and gearbox mounts
- Slotted front rotors (current ones are lipped pretty bad)
- Stereo gear I already had (going to steal the sub out of the commodore too, I only get to crank it when I'm alone in the car and now if I go somewhere alone I'll take this thing)

Currently on the wish list is an ECU + injectors + tune, and after my trip to the skid pan I want to replace the garbage VLSD too.
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Re: S14a 200SX

Post by iano » Sat 05 Oct, 2013 8:39 pm

Needs moar photographies

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