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Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 10, 2011, 09:49:44 PM
hi guys, been meaning to do a bit of a build thred (if you could call it a build haha).
r33 gts25t auto (for now haha) non ABS model, strait off the boat with only 67000ks on the clock, it was in awesome condition.
so this is the car as i bought it:
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/4157/1606091730.jpg) (http://img546.imageshack.us/i/1606091730.jpg/)
completely stock standard.
seeing as it was visually offensive, i did some shopping the weekend after i bought it.
Alarm, Tintz and wheels were at the top of my list. i also grounded the boost solenoid to give me 7psi all the time.
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/6527/09012010034.jpg) (http://img838.imageshack.us/i/09012010034.jpg/)
and new clarion sound system:
(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5247/20110411214504963.jpg) (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/20110411214504963.jpg/)
drove it round like this for a few months, and got sick of the 4wd type clearance between the guards and the tyres. so i bought me a set of kyb shocks and king springs off trademe for 400 bux
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9560/24102010156.jpg) (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/24102010156.jpg/)
this was alot better. firm but not uncomfortable. although i have never been happy with the height at the front of the car.
So while looking for more bargains on trademe, i found a 3" catback 5zigen exhaust for sale, offered the guy a cheeky 200 bux, and guess what he said yup. i was stoked heres a pic of what the muffler looks like:
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8184/exhaustc.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/exhaustc.jpg/)
We had to go to Taranaki for my girlfriends nannas 70th, and this happend on the way down there:
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9081/tyre.jpg) (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/tyre.jpg/)
it was my front right tyre on a 90km/hr blind left hander with no shoulder. very scary, as i was all over the road trying to stop without locking up the tyres. As you could imagine i was not a happy chappy, considering the tyres i just bought tried to kill me lol. So i had a very angry call to the store were i bought them to tell them they better send some tyres down for me to get back to hamilton that coming monday. and they did come through with the goods.
also whilst on my journey to Taranaki, i noticed misfiring under load. so when i got back to hamilton i purchased some new plugs and gapped them down to 0.8mm. this unfortunately didnt help. so i bought one of these to help diagnose which was around 120 nzd landed:
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7909/cablex.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/i/cablex.jpg/)
very good tool to have , which now shows an ignition fault. i put this down to the common coil pack failure. which led to my next purchase of $450, which fixed the problem :):
(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7818/coilsa.jpg) (http://img849.imageshack.us/i/coilsa.jpg/)
Big thanks to GETLOW for the wicked price and prompt delivery.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 10, 2011, 09:53:08 PM
So my fuel consumption was always bad, i used a full tank of gas when i went to Taranaki which is 240km. thats over 22l/100km! this led to my next investment, a new o2 sensor 150nzd landed (http://www.kudosmotorsports.com/catalog/ngkntk-sensor-lambda-oxygen-ntk-nissan-skyline-r33-gts25-gts4-gts25t-rb25de-rb25det-p-1023.html (http://www.kudosmotorsports.com/catalog/ngkntk-sensor-lambda-oxygen-ntk-nissan-skyline-r33-gts25-gts4-gts25t-rb25de-rb25det-p-1023.html):)
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/7087/02sesor.jpg) (http://img825.imageshack.us/i/02sesor.jpg/)
this by far was the best 150 bux i have spent, my next trip to taranaki, i literally halved my fuel consumption!
in the past few months i have been buying parts for under the bonnet.
i got a strut brace off trade me for $30 (which is now black):
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/653/strutbraceu.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/strutbraceu.jpg/)
new rb20 rocker covers ($20), which i painted and put in push in -10AN fittings (50 nzd landed):
(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/6195/20110411212639257.jpg) (http://img577.imageshack.us/i/20110411212639257.jpg/)
cam cover ($15) which i also painted black and an rb20det actuator ($40) also painted black:
(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2206/20110411212656374.jpg) (http://img856.imageshack.us/i/20110411212656374.jpg/)
catch can/washer bottle ($60) which will be painted black and some new jamex super-low springs for the front ($30):
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4666/2011041121264986.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/2011041121264986.jpg/)
so this is really where the car is at for now. the things next on my list are:
FMIC - think i might get the HDI kit
greddy type plenum - not too warried which one as it will be paited/powder coated
MANUAL GEARBOX!!! - in the next few months, fingers crossed haha
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 10, 2011, 10:26:50 PM
pictures now added!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 10, 2011, 10:33:31 PM
here are a few shots of the engine bay, i went mad with the black paint, and re coated the intercooler piping, the j-pipe and the fuse box cover
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9718/05022011188.jpg)
and
(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/62/05022011187.jpg)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: R33_400R on April 10, 2011, 10:38:22 PM
looking sharp mate, keep up the work :D
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 10, 2011, 10:47:21 PM
cheers.
i was supposed to be putting the jamex springs in on the weekend, but didnt get round to it. when i put them in ill have the front king springs spare, so if anyone on here wants them they are free to a good home :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on April 10, 2011, 10:47:26 PM
Oh wow looks great! Tastefully modified, I love it :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: phax on April 10, 2011, 11:27:27 PM
Awesome, loving your work dude. Keep it up and keep posting pictures!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: JEZZA on April 11, 2011, 07:07:56 AM
this looks cool mate, good job on the tyre haha
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 20, 2011, 04:34:15 PM
today i installed the jamex springs in the front. and i removed the carbon canister and all associated parts (theres actually quite a bit).

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/7764/mailgooglecomsp.jpg) (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/mailgooglecomsp.jpg/)

i put it on the scales, and its about 1.17kgs all up!
just went for a ride round the block and decided i hate the jamex springs, way too soft for my liking. so tomorrow they will be coming out and the king springs back in tomorrow haha. anyone want a free pair (front) of jamex springs???????????
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ONS2HU on April 20, 2011, 04:37:51 PM
free shotgun
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 20, 2011, 04:42:59 PM
sweet yours they are then. you going to the drifting on friday? i can give them to you then?? or if you wanna pay postage?? let me know
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ONS2HU on April 20, 2011, 05:15:12 PM
whats postage like bro?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 20, 2011, 05:23:48 PM
i got no idea, cant be more than $15 surely??
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ONS2HU on April 20, 2011, 05:26:21 PM
sweet no problems bro pm me ur aabank details
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 20, 2011, 05:28:30 PM
pm me your addy, ill go to the post shop tomorrow and give you an exact $$ amount for the postage
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 26, 2011, 09:52:05 PM
went crazy online today and bought:
- lifeline fire extinguisher
- Hicas lock bar
- Speedflow fittings & hose for the catch can (dam these things are not cheap!)
- 2 x 5-point takata harnesses
- gaskets for the new rocker covers

will post up some pics when they arrive
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 27, 2011, 05:28:59 PM
got my speedflow fittings today from gss, test fitted them to the rocker covers and they look pretty good
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/9918/20110428170909397.jpg) (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/20110428170909397.jpg/)
also received the gaskets for the rocker covers. big ups to cockram nissan. thanks for the quick delivery :dude

i am just about to leave to get my harnesses.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 27, 2011, 08:19:10 PM
picked up the harnesses, they are racetech ones, not takata like i thought. either way still FIA approved, so all good and still a bargain.
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3292/2011042820111786.jpg) (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/2011042820111786.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 30, 2011, 11:40:30 AM
Just received the fire extinguisher:
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2974/20110501112240957.jpg) (http://img151.imageshack.us/i/20110501112240957.jpg/)
Also purchased these last night:
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/8307/169230455.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/169230455.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 02, 2011, 03:41:33 PM
been doing more spending lol. this is my latest purchase:
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8752/158712571full.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/i/158712571full.jpg/)
1.8t Aluminium jack. wanted one of the powerbuilt low profile ones, but couldnt justify the $400 price tag.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: D1LEMA on May 02, 2011, 04:22:32 PM
your on a spending spree !!

proformancepartoholic  ;)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 03, 2011, 04:14:10 PM
lol, seems im spending more money on non-performance stuff though lately haha
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 28, 2011, 05:54:13 PM
went up to Auckland today for 10 minutes to pick these up:
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4788/20110529173245912.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/20110529173245912.jpg/)

now i gotta figure out how to install them lol
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on May 28, 2011, 05:56:39 PM
Funny that! I just bought a set today too, sat outside Redline from like 8:45 waiting for them to open :D
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 28, 2011, 06:00:18 PM
lol. was wanting to put them i today, but we had to go round to a mates for a bbq lol. so how do you actually adjust these things??????
Title: R33 Build
Post by: daniel23a on May 28, 2011, 07:42:33 PM
you use the top part to adjust spring pre-tension, bottom part to adjust ride height and the knob on top to adjust damping :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 28, 2011, 07:54:25 PM
i was thinking i would not touch the spring pre-tension, is this all good??
and looking at ibb&'s build, he had to raise the rears an inch, so i will do that prior to installing mine. im just unsure if i should install them yet, as i dont want to do the whole cert thing just yet. but you know what its like when you get new toys lol. i also want to get the extenders for the damper adjustment knobs in the rear, so i dont have to remove the parcel tray all the time.
i am rather impressed so far with the quality of the product, prior to buying them i did a bit of reading on the net. there is really not that much to fault them on, the guys on SAU seem to love them too.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: daniel23a on May 28, 2011, 09:33:07 PM
make sure they are evenly set between each side, you can count threads and double check with a ruler. make sure springs are firmly captive, wouldn't want them to unseat on bound. don't trust that because they are new that they are set right. best thing to do would probs be to get them installed, then go get them checked (plus alignment).

I have driven around with coilovers uncerted for a while, not good for insurance though. main problem with R33's is that you will get alot of camber in the rears and will lose your lovely grip unless you get some top arms.

p.s your build is great, i enjoy your subtle but tasteful diy style, kudos!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 28, 2011, 10:24:06 PM
sweet cheers for the tips, ill give installing them a go and if i get stuck ill get someone else to do it. i looked on youtube and theres some real good stuff on there about adjusting and installing coil-overs.
cheers about the build. I am not too mechanically minded, i just try and give stuff a go before i pay someone to do it haha. like my carbon canister, i swear i looked at that thing for hours lol but when i had the car on the stands i just ripped it out, was simple as.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: NFMOUS_R33 on May 28, 2011, 11:04:43 PM
they easy to put in, the back are a pain in the arse, gotta take back seats out and speaker parcal tray but other than that i did it fast as
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 28, 2011, 11:15:14 PM
Yeah, the back seat bit is a bit annoying, but ill be getting the extenders for the damper knobs so I can adjust the damper settings afterwards without removing parcel tray and seat
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 29, 2011, 01:57:18 PM
installed the front shocks today, didnt bother doing the rears just yet as i think the front shocks needed replacing anyway and my warrant is in 2 weeks. the pre tension was exactly the same as well as the height on both shocks. and i think its perfect height.
heres some pics after i cleaned my car:
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5227/20110530134053225.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/31/20110530134053225.jpg/)

(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7081/20110530134059998.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/709/20110530134059998.jpg/)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/977/20110530134125584.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/20110530134125584.jpg/)

i will do the rears once my warrant is done and the damper extenders have arrived.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: daniel23a on May 29, 2011, 07:59:12 PM
you might have a bit of trouble getting a warrant with height adjustable shocks, i guess it will depend where you go...
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on May 29, 2011, 08:01:46 PM
Looks good! I put mine on today as well. I measured the height between each ring to make sure they were the same then chucked it on, ride height is juuuust right. Will drop the fronts a bit when I can be bothered.

Did you go for a drive? The difference I felt is amazing!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 29, 2011, 08:10:44 PM
Yeah I have kept the old ones for warrant time. The difference is amazing, went for a quick ride round the block, and its awesome. I have them set on 10 from soft, and they have good ride quality.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: SlaterRacingNZ on June 16, 2011, 08:52:59 PM
Mint you have a pair of bc golds as well. Awesome Adjusties dude, I love mine so much and they are so easy to fit. Rear springs are rather easy to get in as well once the parcel tray is out it's a simple unbolt procedure, watch out for the re-coil of the shocks when there cracked off. They leave a lovely mess of your skin should your hands get in the way lol :D
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on June 16, 2011, 10:37:14 PM
yeah im so glad i bought a good jack and 2 pairs of axle stands, makes doing the suspension work a breeze. im kinda paranoid though im not a huge fan on using the car without a cert, but the front shocks were stuffed and it made no sence to me to buy a set of shocks when these were sitting in the garage. the car doesnt sit ridiculously low and i dont drive like a dick, so hopefully this works in my favor. and godley26det i have enjoyed reading your build thread, sux about blowing the 25det though.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on June 25, 2011, 06:20:06 PM
Well I installed the adjusties on the rear last night, and I also lowered the front another 15mm. Heres a quick pic:
(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/3144/20110626101041804.jpg) (http://img577.imageshack.us/i/20110626101041804.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: con-air on June 25, 2011, 06:29:42 PM
Looks mint as man, love those wheels aye.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ECR33 on June 25, 2011, 06:48:57 PM
looks like we got the same ride height going now hehe
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 19, 2011, 07:08:33 PM
Well not much has been done lately. i took the car too Tauranga for the dyno day, made a whopping 117kw lol (the auto wasnt playing ball, and fuel pump is shot). that was actually the last time i drove my car (7 weeks ago :eek:), i went to go start it the other day and the battery was completely flat, so i decided to look into battery charges. I had read about the CTEK chargers, and they came highly regarded by stalker, so i was convinced. i bought the mid range one, the MXS 5.0 for $150 delivered to my door. Just installed it this afternoon, it was so easy only took 5 mins.
heres some pics:
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3144/201109191104369.jpg)

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5316/20110919152605969.jpg)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8434/20110919182520895.jpg)

so i guess that means my skyline is a PLUG-IN now :evil:

i have a couple of other things i am about to order also:
walbro gss341 nissan fuel pump
3" bellmouth front/dump pipe
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 27, 2011, 07:35:02 PM
got my  bellmouth dump/front pipe arrive today, don't want to install it until i have my new fuel pump in, as i am anticipating a slight boost increase.

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2483/20110927175313174.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/713/20110927175313174.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: 4ever_sideways on September 27, 2011, 07:39:10 PM
Quote from: RENEN;573916
got my  bellmouth dump/front pipe arrive today, don't want to install it until i have my new fuel pump in, as i am anticipating a slight boost increase.




Wow that arrived quick, Mines still being made lol
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 27, 2011, 07:50:04 PM
yeah, i ordered it on Thursday night, and it was here this morning :cool:
$360 nzd to my door.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 01, 2011, 06:17:56 PM
well this week i have been sanding and painting. what a *** of a job that is! i repainted:
i fitted the cam covers today. instead of using the boring old screws, i used nice and shiny allen-key bolts. didnt cost much, so ill slowly start replacing most the other bolts
heres some pics of the cam covers, and coil pack cover

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/594/20111001180520824.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/535/20111001180520824.jpg/)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8826/20111001180535746.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/20111001180535746.jpg/)

i was hoping to fit the dump this weekend, but the exhaust wrap didnt arrive.
on the shopping list next week is:
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 03, 2011, 07:58:47 PM
heres some pics of the engine all back together
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9330/2011100318524784.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26/2011100318524784.jpg/)

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/6529/20111003185303381.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/20111003185303381.jpg/)

i wrapped the front pipe tonight, relatively easy job. gloves are definitely recommended!! that stuff is itchy!!
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/5313/20111003193020756.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/535/20111003193020756.jpg/)

they were taken on my phone, hence them being not the best quality. after i buy the fuel pump this week, the next 2 big purchases will be:
front facing plenum kit
front mount intercooler
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Turbine on October 03, 2011, 09:13:44 PM
Yeah man that **** itches like a mofo!

I had to wrap mine with the dump pipe in place! Raa! tugging 15m of wrap around it over and over. Was a 2 man job.

If you havnt ever changed one on a Skyline before, when you do this one you will understand why i left mine in place. Lol.

Bad enough with a little stock turbo one... with my large split pipe on the GT30.. FML
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on October 03, 2011, 09:20:45 PM
Awesome. :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 03, 2011, 09:34:18 PM
Quote from: Turbine;574943
Yeah man that **** itches like a mofo!

I had to wrap mine with the dump pipe in place! Raa! tugging 15m of wrap around it over and over. Was a 2 man job.

If you havnt ever changed one on a Skyline before, when you do this one you will understand why i left mine in place. Lol.

Bad enough with a little stock turbo one... with my large split pipe on the GT30.. FML


yeah that sh1ts nasty haha. so is the dump pipe quite hard to change?? i was contemplating paying someone to do it, as ive heard of people breaking studs etc..???
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Turbine on October 03, 2011, 09:38:40 PM
its not "hard" as such, its just time consuming. i would highly recommend soaking your bolts in some penetrative stuff for a few days before hand.

The studs can break yes. I didnt have any trouble with mine, nor when i changed the turbo. But i soaked for a while :)

Putting the aftermarket ones on the stock turbo can be fiddly due to the lack of space for the bolts. The large piping jammed into the small oulets. Its a case of trial and error. I ended up moving the studs to different locations.

What worked for me, was not putting the flanges together and then putting the bolts in, i left about 10mm of space between them, then  put all the bolts in turn by turn and slowly pulled the flanges together.. Hard to explain kinda.


Also, nice work on the cap screws :D I began my cap screw swap with my exhaust shielding. Nice stainless ones. Am planning on doing the cam covers when i replcae the gaskets :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 03, 2011, 09:44:39 PM
Quote from: Turbine;574948
its not "hard" as such, its just time consuming. i would highly recommend soaking your bolts in some penetrative stuff for a few days before hand.

The studs can break yes. I didnt have any trouble with mine, nor when i changed the turbo. But i soaked for a while :)

Putting the aftermarket ones on the stock turbo can be fiddly due to the lack of space for the bolts. The large piping jammed into the small oulets. Its a case of trial and error. I ended up moving the studs to different locations.

What worked for me, was not putting the flanges together and then putting the bolts in, i left about 10mm of space between them, then  put all the bolts in turn by turn and slowly pulled the flanges together.. Hard to explain kinda.


Also, nice work on the cap screws :D I began my cap screw swap with my exhaust shielding. Nice stainless ones. Am planning on doing the cam covers when i replcae the gaskets :)

yeah i went to mitre10, but they didnt have any M6x12 stainless bolts with the allen key bolts :( ill try bunnings next. if you need the sizes for them let me know
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Turbine on October 03, 2011, 09:46:50 PM
I dont think Bunnings have them either. I was actually looking today.

YOur best bet would be Coastal Fastners.

What size are they? Ill put a note in my phone for next time im in the area :D
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 03, 2011, 09:49:53 PM
the rocker covers are M6x25, and the coil pack cover is m5x12. i got all mine from bunnings quite cheap, maybe $35 and i still got quite a few left over. most other things in there seem to be M6, so they will be used up.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: 4ever_sideways on October 03, 2011, 10:03:06 PM
Looking good mate, I'm definitely going to use those allen  screws now.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 03, 2011, 10:07:55 PM
yeah it looks heaps better with them
Title: R33 Build
Post by: thrasher on October 04, 2011, 07:09:56 AM
Up to you, but I cut 3x circular holes into my coil cover to let some of that trapped hot air out.. didnt look to bad.. I did think about meshing underneath the holes to dress it up a bit but never got around to doing that.

Sorry forgot to add, looking good dude! :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Stalk3r on October 04, 2011, 07:41:06 AM
Quote from: RENEN;574951
the rocker covers are M6x25, and the coil pack cover is m5x12. i got all mine from bunnings quite cheap, maybe $35 and i still got quite a few left over. most other things in there seem to be M6, so they will be used up.


they will be considerably cheaper if you go to an actual fastener outlet though, EDL, Anzor, etc
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 10, 2011, 12:37:46 PM
cheers Stalk3r, i will check out those places. bit of an update, on the weekend i took the old dump pipe and front pipe off hoping to put the new one on. but i broke one of the bolts. still unsure (by unsure i really mean i have no clue) of how to get it out, hopefully a mate will be able to sort it for me.
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6761/20111009223431638.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/408/20111009223431638.jpg/)
got some of my old bits for sale:
http://www.skylinesdownunder.com/forums/showthread.php?p=576525#post576525 (http://www.skylinesdownunder.com/forums/showthread.php?p=576525#post576525)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Harley on October 10, 2011, 01:45:11 PM
when i broke off a stud in the head, i got a mate to tig a bold to the remainder of the stud, worked mint
Title: R33 Build
Post by: SlaterRacingNZ on October 21, 2011, 03:48:51 PM
Pretty sure it's a straight through thread for those, should be able to drill through the bolt and use a screw in easy out. That would be one of the easiest ways of getting it out, for those bolts I'd recommend not using a tap in easy out.

They can be reasonably hard to get out, using a small easy out will do you no favors in the end specially if you snap one off inside. It would be considerably easier pulling the turbo and getting the stud out, then replacing the dump pipe gasket and manifold flange gasket while your at it.

You've probably already got the stud out by now  as it's been 11 days, how have you got on anyway? :D
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 21, 2011, 04:02:22 PM
Haha I wish, it still int the garage attached to the car. On my list of things to do for the weekend. Hopefully all the gaskets arrived today :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: nathan1017 on October 22, 2011, 09:28:27 AM
how are you gona install the balts with the back seats still in is it posible
Title: R33 Build
Post by: AGRORB on October 22, 2011, 09:31:02 AM
Quote from: nathan1017;578900
how are you gona install the balts with the back seats still in is it posible


Uh, what?

Turbo? Downpipe? Back seats? :confused:
Title: R33 Build
Post by: CleanR33 on October 22, 2011, 10:47:21 PM
Quote from: AGRORB;578901
Uh, what?

Turbo? Downpipe? Back seats? :confused:


You're as confused as I am :p can't understand him in person either :P

Joking Nathan! sort of.. lol
Title: R33 Build
Post by: nathan1017 on October 24, 2011, 01:03:29 AM
Cheers that so nice of you Not
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 24, 2011, 04:36:05 PM
got the turbo off today:
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4818/2011102414160594.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/13/2011102414160594.jpg/)
will get the bolt out tomorrow.

what bolts do i get for the dump pipe? i may as well replace all 4, does any one know what size they are? and what kind of material, stainless?
cheers
Title: R33 Build
Post by: R33_400R on October 24, 2011, 04:49:19 PM
not bolts but studs, and not stainless you want high tensile M8 Studs, if you get stuck call out as i can get them here, do not use bolts :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 24, 2011, 04:56:03 PM
Quote from: R33_400R;579058
not bolts but studs, and not stainless you want high tensile M8 Studs, if you get stuck call out as i can get them here, do not use bolts :)


cool where can i find these? and if i cant get them i will take you up on your offer. cheers
Title: R33 Build
Post by: R33_400R on October 24, 2011, 06:25:37 PM
bay engineers and the sorts should have them
Title: R33 Build
Post by: r33monster on October 25, 2011, 12:35:30 PM
Just a quick question why doesnt your rocker covers have the lumps at the back?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ibb& on October 25, 2011, 12:42:10 PM
Quote from: r33monster;579167
Just a quick question why doesnt your rocker covers have the lumps at the back?


All factory RB25DETs do. RB25DE/+Ts don't have the lump iirc

edit: sorry read does, not doesn't
Title: R33 Build
Post by: 4ever_sideways on October 25, 2011, 01:02:56 PM
Quote from: r33monster;579167
Just a quick question why doesnt your rocker covers have the lumps at the back?


Those are 20det rocker covers
Title: R33 Build
Post by: R33_400R on October 25, 2011, 01:35:36 PM
Quote from: ibb&;579171
All factory RB25DETs do. RB25DE/+Ts don't have the lump iirc

edit: sorry read does, not doesn't


I think you will find that this car is factory turbo RB25DET and they change depending on the series, as i think series 2 has the lumps and not series 1
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 25, 2011, 01:35:43 PM
Quote from: 4ever_sideways;579175
Those are 20det rocker covers


yes you are correct! its a 25det not 25de+t, i just put the 20det rocker covers on, as they look better.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Harley on October 25, 2011, 02:02:01 PM
Quote from: RENEN;579183
I just put the 20det rocker covers on, as they look better.

Agreed,

The cars coming along nicely man, when are you planning on a manual conversion?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 25, 2011, 02:11:26 PM
Quote from: Harley;579190
Agreed,

The cars coming along nicely man, when are you planning on a manual conversion?


Ideally by christmas but my car is not a priority financially at this stage. So maybe feb.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: r33monster on October 25, 2011, 05:00:56 PM
Ahhh waaa the 25det rocker covers look awesome haha
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 27, 2011, 04:12:57 PM
Well today I received my Tomei fuel pump, thanks to Alex from mlracing.
(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/20111027152906693.jpg/][IMG]http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/7050/20111027152906693.jpg)[/URL]

I also finally removed that bolt from the turbo, the threads didn't look that great, so I bought a tap and die set from repco (I know it probably ain't the best quality, but it was half price haha)
(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/267/20111027154934765.jpg/][IMG]http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2133/20111027154934765.jpg)[/URL]

(http://[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/20111027154903460.jpg/][IMG]http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/3924/20111027154903460.jpg)[/URL]

Also received my led switch from stalker yesterday. Top bloke, my first one got lost in the mail, so he shipped me another one.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 29, 2011, 10:41:08 AM
Well i have am so glad i chose the tomei fuel pump, not as hard to install as what i thought it would be. the hardest bit would have been finding the rack that actually holds the pump cradle. took me about 50mins all up. made a rookie mistake though, i left the clamps on the fuel hose that connect to the top of plastic pug thing at the top, and i may have dropped one in the tank :eek:, but it may have fallen down the side of the tank, who knows. So im assuming if it did go in the tank theres really nothing to worry about as thats the reason the pumps have a sock???

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2168/20111029094201905.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/20111029094201905.jpg/)

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2165/20111029094032805.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/403/20111029094032805.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on October 29, 2011, 10:52:46 AM
Good job! It looks like an annoying job compared to the R32 where the pump is on the right side of the boot. Straining your back to reach in for the R33 one would suck >_>

Or did you get in your boot and do it :p
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 29, 2011, 10:58:37 AM
Its still in a bitch of a position in the 33, lol ain't no way I can fit in a 33 boot :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on October 29, 2011, 11:00:49 AM
Haha yeah I meant the R32 is so much easier because it's very close to you :)

Did you do the re-wiring so the fuel pump has full voltage all the time?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 29, 2011, 11:08:01 AM
No, as I understand the Tomei and nismo units stats are given for a 12v feed, where as the Bosch, walbro etc need 14v to achieve there stated flow rates. Correct me if im wrong
Title: R33 Build
Post by: mitchell_r32coupe on October 29, 2011, 01:38:11 PM
Quote from: RENEN;579754
No, as I understand the Tomei and nismo units stats are given for a 12v feed, where as the Bosch, walbro etc need 14v to achieve there stated flow rates. Correct me if im wrong

I believe those stats are just the voltages the units were tested at. If your alternator is in good condition you should have a good 13~14v+ supply when the car is running. I think boostinz may have been asking if you have installed a heavier positive cable direct from your battery. They may achieve their stated flow at 12v but they will also want to draw more current than a factory pump. I've had issues with factory fuel pump wiring not handling the current drawn by the bigger pump. It will show up on the dyno if you are reaching the limit of your fuel pump.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 30, 2011, 04:53:23 PM
well this dump pipe is starting to piss me off lol. got some new studs as per R33_400R's recommendation, but because the dump pipe balloons out so much strait after the flange, i cant fit a socket or a spanner over it :mad:. i also tried some new bolts and didnt work either. i think i need some bolts that have a smaller head, like this:
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3261/20111029150029681.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/20111029150029681.jpg/)

i also dummied up a panel over the spare DIN slot, for the IEBC hand controller, consult port and hi/low boost switch, now i just need a small off-cut of sheet metal. anyone got any spare???

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8245/20111030121204905.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/20111030121204905.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: 4ever_sideways on October 30, 2011, 05:07:34 PM
I'm doing the same sheet metal panel as you currently but mine uses 2 DIN spaces as I don't want a sound system. Go to a local engineering shop and ask for an off cut
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 31, 2011, 08:44:52 PM
finally got the dump installed properly today :), i used allen key bolts in the end, and it worked a treat. now i have a shopping list of new shiney bolts for the rest of the engine. if anyone needs no know sizes of bolts let me know, as i am about to replace most of them :dude
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Turbine on October 31, 2011, 11:08:46 PM
Quote from: b00stinz;579747


Did you do the re-wiring so the fuel pump has full voltage all the time?


Its only a problem in 32's. It isnt necessary in R33s.


Good work on the dump. The cap screws are def a good idea. I had them on my stock one too :) And again on the GT30 :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 03, 2011, 05:51:09 PM
well turns out i have installed the fuel pump correctly, it runs :)
and it also turns out i re-installed the turbo incorrectly, there was oil all over the floor (turned off the car straight away at the sight of oil) :( it appears when i double checked all the bolts were tight i missed the oil feed banjo :mad:

so, couple of questions, how do i dispose of oil and the oil soaked towels, as i would like to do the responsible thing?
and secondly what new oil do i get?

Cheers
Title: R33 Build
Post by: D1LEMA on November 04, 2011, 08:11:06 AM
Sometimes garages will take them off you hands (some may charage)  If not there is a place in most dumps that you can dispose of it at a cost once again.

Worth ringing the local dump/refuse station and maybe pop around to a few garages. Cheaper for them to take it all away and deal with it. Plus a box of beer normaly helps your casue with them :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Zangetsu on November 04, 2011, 08:15:13 AM
Supercheap normally have a plastic wheely bin outside that you can put oil in (assuming it's in a sealed container).
Title: R33 Build
Post by: D1LEMA on November 04, 2011, 08:19:01 AM
Quote from: Zangetsu;580725
Supercheap normally have a plastic wheely bin outside that you can put oil in (assuming it's in a sealed container).


is that on the sneaky or  ?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Zangetsu on November 04, 2011, 08:28:22 AM
Quote from: D1LEMA;580726
is that on the sneaky or  ?


No.  It's legitimate.  They have an oil collection service.  I assume there is money in recycling oil.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: D1LEMA on November 04, 2011, 08:54:39 AM
Quote from: Zangetsu;580729
No.  It's legitimate.  They have an oil collection service.  I assume there is money in recycling oil.


Is that right ... id assume that repco etc would do the same ?

I thought THEY had to pay to get it collected/recycled ?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on November 04, 2011, 08:55:31 AM
What I didn't know supercheap did that! Since when?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: 4ever_sideways on November 04, 2011, 09:14:00 AM
Quote from: b00stinz;580732
What I didn't know supercheap did that! Since when?


Errrrr it's been on the television for a while
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on November 04, 2011, 09:24:44 AM
Quote from: 4ever_sideways;580734
Errrrr it's been on the television for a while



I quit like 2 months ago. Never even saw ads and never had it in our store. Good to hear though, I got like 10L that need throwing away. Been sat for months!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: D1LEMA on November 04, 2011, 10:18:56 AM
Aaron, Should take advantage of this with the amount you have lol
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 04, 2011, 05:46:37 PM
well it goes!! :jack:

very noticeable increase with the new dump pipe. need to now hook up my jaycar boost controller which i bout off potzman1, and my rb20 valley cover which i bought off BUC957. both of whom are great traders. i did an oil & filter change this morning and topped up the coolant. for those who are interested i used:
10w-40 Valvoline VR1 oil (5 litre) and it used all of it
new Nismo Veruspeed oil filter.
cant believed i payed people to do this in the past, piss easy job.
here is a pic of the engine bay at the moment:
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/8553/20111104171107781.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/20111104171107781.jpg/)

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4839/20111104171124216.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/52/20111104171124216.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: D1LEMA on November 05, 2011, 10:08:08 AM
Nice work :)

Pink dsr coils stand out like dogs b@lls
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 05, 2011, 10:12:29 AM
Lol I got to paint up my coil cover yet
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 05, 2011, 01:45:17 PM
so i received some goodies today, some sedan fog lights i scored off trademe for $20. i think these look far better than the round coupe lights. pretty easy to do, only thing is they didnt come with the indicator globe plugs. see my wanted to buy thread for details:
http://www.skylinesdownunder.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64553 (http://www.skylinesdownunder.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64553)
anyway, heres a pic of them installed:
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4305/2011110513204439.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/338/2011110513204439.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ibb& on November 05, 2011, 06:39:57 PM
Aha time to cut off all the silly tabs now :p
Title: Major Update!
Post by: RENEN on February 14, 2012, 08:14:39 PM
well its been a long time since i have done anything, but this week has been very expensive!! i have bought:

my car is booked in for delivery at garage stalker for the 23rd or 24th of March. i am going to buy the whole manual conversion as close to this date is possible as i will be moving in a few weeks time.

i will post pics once all the goodies arrive
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Stalk3r on February 14, 2012, 08:28:29 PM
wheeeeeeeeeee
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 14, 2012, 08:30:33 PM
haha, kinda still dont believe this is finally happening. been wanting to do it for so long!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Stalk3r on February 14, 2012, 08:37:09 PM
you need to make a build log.....
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ibb& on February 14, 2012, 08:44:06 PM
Moving locally or up here? ;o
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 14, 2012, 08:45:38 PM
moving locally (lease expires), work would have to pay me a lot more to move to Auckland lol
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 14, 2012, 08:47:37 PM
Quote from: Stalk3r;592030
you need to make a build log.....


does this not count???? lol. i was hoping that your blog would document my conversion in my absence? haha
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Stalk3r on February 14, 2012, 08:52:18 PM
oh yea that definitely will, never mind, you missed my point :P
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 15, 2012, 06:18:33 PM
pictures of some of the goodies, as promised:
Clutch and Flywheel
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1784/photo1bae.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/52/photo1bae.jpg/)

Front Swaybar
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8757/photogf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/210/photogf.jpg/)


is the flywheel the right one? i thought the RB25det had 6 center bolts??
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Stalk3r on February 16, 2012, 07:58:31 AM
nope flywheels wrong, but you know that already :P
Title: R33 Build
Post by: r32crazy01 on February 16, 2012, 11:36:20 AM
Looks more like a SR flywheel with smaller and more bolts in the center.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 16, 2012, 06:19:00 PM
Rear Swaybar arrived:
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/3269/photo2yp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/846/photo2yp.jpg/)

and the correct flywheel is on its way :).
Title: R33 Build
Post by: 4BOOSTN on February 17, 2012, 12:15:05 PM
how much did the sway bars sting ya man? just out of curiousity...
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 17, 2012, 05:55:29 PM
all good, i picked up the front one second hand, but got the rear for $314 delivered from MRP
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 22, 2012, 10:54:46 AM
The Nismo gear knob, drive shaft loops and the correct flywheel has arrived. Rather than take photos every time something arrives I will do it once they are all here. And also today I have just ordered HEL braided brake lines and a braided clutch line, should be here in a few days.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on March 05, 2012, 07:08:06 PM
i finally found a set of the plastic surrounds in silver that go on the sedan foglights.
(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4809/photo6iu.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/341/photo6iu.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on March 05, 2012, 08:57:34 PM
heres a pic of all the goodies for the manual conversion:

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3675/photo7cw.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/photo7cw.jpg/)

still waiting for the gearbox to arrive from Japan
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Aubrey107 on March 06, 2012, 12:09:47 PM
great build man, cant wait to see this beast after the manuel conversion is done, keep up the good work.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 02, 2012, 06:55:15 PM
Update time!
everything has now been purchased for the manual conversion, all i am waiting for is the conversion itself to arrive from Japan, which apparently is happening on the 1st week of May. It is booked in at garage stalker for the end of may for everything to be done.

Also today i thought seeing as i am doing the braided brake line upgrade, i may as well do the pads and rotors while i am at it. so i bought these

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2024/211240007full.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/211240007full.jpg/)

 front and rear Znoelli DDS rotors and their Street Performance pad.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 05, 2012, 03:39:03 PM
well unfortunately the conversion will be put on hold again, this time because i am heading over to Belize for work for 3 months. I now have all parts waiting and ready to go, and will get this done as soon as i get back! Anyway, gave the car a much needed clean and tested out the new camera i bought for my trip.

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7490/p1000050o.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/p1000050o.jpg/)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1000062.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1000038.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1000048.jpg)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: CleanR33 on May 05, 2012, 03:41:49 PM
Very clean car Renen :) looking real good, can't wait to see the conversion done though :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on May 05, 2012, 03:53:55 PM
Awesome. :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Aubrey107 on May 05, 2012, 05:57:17 PM
Soooo Nice and clean, cant wait for the conversion
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 10, 2012, 08:48:51 PM
Well, seeing as i am back in NZ now my car is finally getting done. Dropping it off this weekend, cant wait. I also purchased a new Mishimoto radiator and will be switching to twin thermos instead of the clutch fan.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Aubrey107 on September 17, 2012, 05:40:21 PM
Any updates mate?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 17, 2012, 06:05:28 PM
Car is currently getting everything done as we speak. I'm heading to Aussie next week, so should be done when I get back 10 days later. I am rather excited lol
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Dealer on September 30, 2012, 08:25:01 PM
Wicked post bud. Very inspiring. Looking forward to the results. I am currently doing the same conversion. got the box in this week. Will tackle the wiring side of things in the next couple of weeks. hopefully i dont have any speedo issues
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 29, 2012, 10:59:50 AM
Went to check the out the car last night, it's 95% complete, I kept adding things to the list, hence the wait lol. All have to do now is get some new tyres then its cert time! Will be keen to take it to the track, to try out all the new suspension and braking parts. Will take many pics to post up when I get it back
Title: R33 Build
Post by: skylsh32 on October 29, 2012, 04:44:40 PM
It'll be a whole different feel once you get back into, good on Aaron for doing (I assume) all the work. He is the man.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 29, 2012, 05:03:40 PM
Quote from: skylsh32;608452
It'll be a whole different feel once you get back into, good on Aaron for doing (I assume) all the work. He is the man.

Yup, indeed he is. He is doing a brilliant job, workmanship is more than what I expect from any work shop.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: BLKR32 on October 29, 2012, 09:00:34 PM
Nice man good to hear that its making progress. You get those skirts fitted up yet?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 29, 2012, 11:24:35 PM
Quote from: BLKR32;608465
Nice man good to hear that its making progress. You get those skirts fitted up yet?


Yeah, can't wait to take it home! The skirts are yet to go on, one of the very few things left.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: D1LEMA on October 30, 2012, 07:34:11 AM
Quote from: skylsh32;608452
It'll be a whole different feel once you get back into, good on Aaron for doing (I assume) all the work. He is the man.


Quote from: RENEN;608453
Yup, indeed he is. He is doing a brilliant job, workmanship is more than what I expect from any work shop.


+1 to that. Couldnt ask for anything more from the work ive had done.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: 33gtst on October 31, 2012, 03:42:08 PM
From hamilton bro?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 31, 2012, 04:57:44 PM
Quote from: 33gtst;608546
From hamilton bro?


Sure am
Title: R33 Build
Post by: 33gtst on October 31, 2012, 06:11:26 PM
Trying to remember if i've seen you around haha. I drive a black r33 S1 with a gtr wing and silver 17s if you've seen it.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 31, 2012, 06:48:12 PM
Quote from: 33gtst;608557
Trying to remember if i've seen you around haha. I drive a black r33 S1 with a gtr wing and silver 17s if you've seen it.


Mine would only just be classed as a weekend car, so you may not have even seen it lol. There's a few skylines round Hamilton, you need to post a pic of your car in your intro thread.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 06, 2012, 07:12:41 PM
Picking it up this Friday, can't wait!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Aubrey107 on November 06, 2012, 07:31:04 PM
SWEET!!! If you don't mind me asking, How much did the Manuel conversion cost, including labour? cheers
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 06, 2012, 07:37:05 PM
Can't really say as I had my 100k service and a heap of new parts installed at the same time
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 09, 2012, 11:01:05 PM
it is now manual!! such a different car to drive! will post up pics in the morning

Big ups to everyone at GarageStalk3r that helped and to Aaron who did a wicked job!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 10, 2012, 09:19:27 AM
Here are just a couple of shots from this morning, will upload some more when i got time.

New brakes:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010135.jpg)
got LED's installed in the speedo (no P,R,N,D & L either :jack:) :
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010133.jpg)
New push button start:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010131.jpg)
What i have been waiting a long time for:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010126.jpg)

you can see in the last pic my HKS fan controllers for my new thermo fans, and the manual center console is for a series 1, so i need to hunt for a series 2 one.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: thrasher on November 10, 2012, 12:14:18 PM
loving the push button start :D
Title: R33 Build
Post by: BLKR32 on November 10, 2012, 12:56:05 PM
Nice to see every thing done. Looks great. Good on you for getting rid of the " P,R,N,D & L" on the dash, always ruins a manual conversion when you can still see it.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on November 10, 2012, 01:41:03 PM
Awesome. :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 10, 2012, 05:08:21 PM
Quote from: BLKR32;608895
Nice to see every thing done. Looks great. Good on you for getting rid of the " P,R,N,D & L" on the dash, always ruins a manual conversion when you can still see it.


Yeah finally done..........for now lol. The difference with the breaks and sway bars is incredible! I wanted to make it seem as if the car came from factory as a manual, which involved me buying some extra things which included the speedo.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 11, 2012, 01:58:07 PM
couple more quick photos from today:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010150.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010149.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010147.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010145.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010148.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010146.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010143.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010141.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010142.jpg)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: BLKR32 on November 11, 2012, 07:49:35 PM
Looking good mate. Your making me want to keep mine.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Aubrey107 on November 17, 2012, 02:51:12 PM
Looking good mate. Any plans for it next?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 17, 2012, 05:27:58 PM
Quote from: Aubrey107;609152
Looking good mate. Any plans for it next?


at this stage thinking ill get a Link G4, HDI intercooler kit and a Front facing plenum and possibly a half cage
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtrmad on November 18, 2012, 11:15:10 PM
I went for a drive in Renen's car yesterday. It goes amazing well. Plenty of grunt and is rides really nice on the road. It is coming along really well. Look forward to further progress on this machine. Well done.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 19, 2012, 08:33:38 AM
Quote from: gtrmad;609188
I went for a drive in Renen's car yesterday. It goes amazing well. Plenty of grunt and is rides really nice on the road. It is coming along really well. Look forward to further progress on this machine. Well done.


Cheers Ian, although I wish it could handle corners and roundabouts as well as your GTR.
Cheers
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 22, 2012, 06:30:38 PM
thought seeing as now i have braided lines and upgraded brakes i would get a BMC stopper, found it for $45 delivered from gktech.com.au

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/IMG_0477.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/IMG_0476.jpg)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on November 22, 2012, 06:38:40 PM
You know I never really realised how much the firewall flexes till I saw how much even just pushing on the clutch pedal made it flex! It really is a huge amount.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on November 22, 2012, 06:42:07 PM
Quote from: b00stinz;609347
You know I never really realised how much the firewall flexes till I saw how much even just pushing on the clutch pedal made it flex! It really is a huge amount.


yeah, the new brakes comined with the braided hoses are amazing, i gave them a good workout last night and gave myself a headache from the hard braking lol. but i thought i could feel it flex, so this should make it even better
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 03, 2013, 01:11:56 PM
Booked cert for Monday
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ECR33 on January 03, 2013, 09:04:46 PM
Hi, I have been trying to look for one since owning my car for the past 5 years. But who is willing to sell me one of these!? I'll pay you!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3935/p1010149yf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/p1010149yf.jpg/)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: AGRORB on January 03, 2013, 09:09:08 PM
Nice dude, how does the quality of the GKT one stack up against the likes of the Cusco ones?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 03, 2013, 11:08:42 PM
Quote from: ECR33;610788
Hi, I have been trying to look for one since owning my car for the past 5 years. But who is willing to sell me one of these!? I'll pay you!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3935/p1010149yf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/p1010149yf.jpg/)

Lol, I've seen it done with a sheet of carbon and it looks awesome. They're a a few R33's on Trademe that are been wrecked at the moment. My cars stinks of fuel as it is, if I removed that it would be even worse lol
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 03, 2013, 11:11:17 PM
Quote from: AGRORB;610789
Nice dude, how does the quality of the GKT one stack up against the likes of the Cusco ones?


To be honest I've never actually seen a cusco one but the G k Tech one is really good especially considering how much I payed for it. It's not exactly a complex part, so I thought I'd give it a go.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ecozile on January 04, 2013, 12:57:32 AM
Quote from: ECR33;610788
Hi, I have been trying to look for one since owning my car for the past 5 years. But who is willing to sell me one of these!? I'll pay you!

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3935/p1010149yf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/p1010149yf.jpg/)


If R34 GTR item fit yours, you may be in luck. PM me.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Pandaemonaeon on January 04, 2013, 08:26:43 AM
I have mine. I removed it years ago. White OK?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: thrasher on January 04, 2013, 08:50:19 AM
What ever happened to your build pandaemonaeon ?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Pandaemonaeon on January 04, 2013, 10:05:46 AM
It's still going slowly.
I have the one that I'm selling mostly done other than the gearbox is toast, so I'll be chucking my other one in it.
Once that is sold it'll be back on to my main car.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 07, 2013, 11:59:57 AM
Cert passed with the proviso of me getting appropriate size tyres for my rims. Didn't need driveshaft loops, so I have 2 if anyone wants to buy them. Quite an easy process I thought, was expecting a bit of too and fro'ing :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Harley on January 07, 2013, 12:01:30 PM
Nice work,
Title: R33 Build
Post by: SKIDAH33 on January 07, 2013, 01:12:16 PM
Have you got NISSAN MOD on your cert plate? If not, that might be why you didnt need driveshaft loops due to no power increase. Should of wacked on a FMIC and got it cert'd for the power increase but then you would need the loops

On the contrary, congrats on passing with no worries :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on January 07, 2013, 01:13:11 PM
Awesome. :)

Edit: Don't sell the driveshaft loops if going to up the power on engine.

From what I understand, it's only when going above 50% more hp than stock, when driveshaft loops are required to be fitted.

250hp x 1.50 = 375hp.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 07, 2013, 01:20:52 PM
Quote from: gtsr;610916
Awesome. :)

Edit: Don't sell the driveshaft loops if going to up the power on engine.

From what I understand, it's only when going above 50% more hp than stock, when driveshaft loops are required to be fitted.

250hp x 1.50 = 375hp.


Wasn't planning on going any higher than that anyway
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 07, 2013, 01:24:51 PM
Quote from: SKIDAH33;610915
Have you got NISSAN MOD on your cert plate? If not, that might be why you didnt need driveshaft loops due to no power increase. Should of wacked on a FMIC and got it cert'd for the power increase but then you would need the loops

On the contrary, congrats on passing with no worries :)


Yeah I did it all a bit backwards, I know I will be doing more mods to it, which will require a re-cert, but don't know when I'll go about doing it especially when I'm looking at relocating overseas for a couple of years with work. Just want it to be legal for me to enjoy now.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: SKIDAH33 on January 07, 2013, 01:46:31 PM
Haha it might be abit backwards but its manual, its legal, its clean and man it looks nice!

I like tastefully done s2 25t Skylines and this sure is tasty haha. Either way you can enjoy it without worries from the cops and all the best with your overseas adventures

And you can always use a FMIC set up that goes thru the factory holes which shouldnt require a re-cert due to no hole needing to be cut (apparently affects the air-bag system) and it looks cleaner/sleeper :D
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 07, 2013, 02:18:01 PM
Quote from: SKIDAH33;610920
Haha it might be abit backwards but its manual, its legal, its clean and man it looks nice!

I like tastefully done s2 25t Skylines and this sure is tasty haha. Either way you can enjoy it without worries from the cops and all the best with your overseas adventures

And you can always use a FMIC set up that goes thru the factory holes which shouldnt require a re-cert due to no hole needing to be cut (apparently affects the air-bag system) and it looks cleaner/sleeper :D


Next things on the list:
Link G4
Genuine Greddy FFP
FMIC
Seats - might just use aftermarket for track only

When these happen I don't know lol
Title: R33 Build
Post by: SKIDAH33 on January 07, 2013, 02:27:09 PM
Haha good things take time, and you have a very good list of things there. Def liking the genuine plenum though, not much of a fan for the knock off ones.

What kind of seats you thinking? I think brides would be the perfect match for your car :D

Speaking of track, have you taken it out or plan on going serious with your track weapon?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 07, 2013, 02:35:13 PM
Quote from: SKIDAH33;610927
Haha good things take time, and you have a very good list of things there. Def liking the genuine plenum though, not much of a fan for the knock off ones.

What kind of seats you thinking? I think brides would be the perfect match for your car :D

Speaking of track, have you taken it out or plan on going serious with your track weapon?


I'm 6 foot 4 and 115kg, brides are made for anorexic midgets. I'm leaning towards racetech or sparco at this stage, but I need it mounted to the floor, as my head touches the roof while driving lol and will need room for a helmet

Am yet to take it on a track, is definitely on the priority list for the year
Title: R33 Build
Post by: SKIDAH33 on January 07, 2013, 02:41:37 PM
Wow your as big as me, im 6'2 and 112kg so im guttered, i wanted brides one day.
But racetechs are good, being NZ made and can specifically taylor to your needs. I thought i was the only one having problems with the roof in jap cars but there is more people out there like us! Haha i have my seat leaned right back and still have plenty to see around but your gunna need to mount it to the floor haha

Awesome, any track in mind? Id want the easiest one haha
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 07, 2013, 02:48:07 PM
I prefer a more up right position when driving, but there's no way I could fit in with a helmet. So custom mounting may be necessary. I like the thought of Hampton but concrete walls so close to the track rant too forgiving lol, so I think pukekohe would be a good start.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: SKIDAH33 on January 07, 2013, 02:53:58 PM
Yeah in your case you will need to go lower haha. Hampton looks like a nice track aye but slamming your car is the last thing you want haha pukekohe should be a good track to learn on. Im supprized you want to take your mint 25t on the track though, it looks to good nice but its the only place you can speed without it being illegal
Title: R33 Build
Post by: xxfr on January 07, 2013, 03:58:31 PM
Quote from: AGRORB;610789
Nice dude, how does the quality of the GKT one stack up against the likes of the Cusco ones?



Cusco ones are overrated and look like kids toys.

This one looks the goods.

I made my own when I wanted one and wasn't prepared to buy the overpriced Cusco one. I made mine for all up $28 cost, compared to the $180 cost of it that time on Trademe.

It makes a huge difference in stopping the flex.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on January 07, 2013, 07:17:51 PM
Puke is far more of a car graveyard than Hampton. The first turn and onto the back straight bends cars. Hampton is fine you have to really mess up to end up in a wall. It can be done. Turn one if you get it really badly wrong and still decide to turn in. Also somehow people manage to crash on the hairpin. I have no idea how.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ecozile on January 07, 2013, 09:32:08 PM
+1 to above.

Puke have few places you can introduce your car to metal fence and the fence is very close in some of the high speed areas. And then add some uneven surface.. Hopefully surface should be sorted after current puke refresh.

IMO Hampton is one of the best track to enjoy but Taupo seems to be the safest out of north island tracks.

And I don't get some people's idea of not taking tidy cars to track... Why not? No faith in your driving abilities?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on January 07, 2013, 09:47:01 PM
Quote from: ecozile;610962
Why not? No faith in your driving abilities?

Yes
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 07, 2013, 10:10:51 PM
Quote from: b00stinz;610963
Yes


I've been teaching the wife to drive a manual using the skyline, so the track is probably safer haha
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on January 07, 2013, 10:43:59 PM
Quote from: ecozile;610962
And I don't get some people's idea of not taking tidy cars to track... Why not? No faith in your driving abilities?

Stone chips? :p :D
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 08, 2013, 03:55:15 PM
Got my new tyres and went to see the certifier and he's sent the paper work off today, should get cert plate next week
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 14, 2013, 11:57:19 AM
Washed, clay barred and polished car yesterday, end result:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010609_zps4668664d.jpg)
Cert plate installed, officially all legal now.
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/image_zpsab6e640c.jpg)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ecozile on January 14, 2013, 01:33:53 PM
Nice :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 30, 2013, 10:07:46 PM
Im pretty sure i have blown the turbo, will 100% confirm when i take it off this weekend. will be putting an r34 turbo on purely for a bit more longevity, as the R33 is starting to get on a bit now.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 09, 2013, 09:37:04 PM
Quote from: RENEN;611772
Im pretty sure i have blown the turbo, will 100% confirm when i take it off this weekend. will be putting an r34 turbo on purely for a bit more longevity, as the R33 is starting to get on a bit now.


blown oil seal:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/image_zpsc28eed7f.jpg)
now to get another turbo
Title: R33 Build
Post by: thrasher on February 09, 2013, 10:43:37 PM
aw bad luck.. good excuse for an upgrade though..

Thought about what you're going to get?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on February 10, 2013, 09:41:43 AM
Quote from: thrasher;612154
aw bad luck.. good excuse for an upgrade though..

Thought about what you're going to get?


Yeah would be a good time for an upgrade but am not ready to do it just yet. Will get another standard r33 or r34 turbo for now until I know what I want.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on March 09, 2013, 09:27:47 AM
So have been flat out with work/study/house buying so my car has been neglected for several weeks. I received my R34 turbo the other day, will try and put it on this weekend. I fractured the scaphoid in my left hand in my recent mountain bike mishap, so it is quite challenging.

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/photo-6_zps6f3b63ee.jpg)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on March 13, 2013, 08:34:05 PM
All going good now! Took it for a quick drive round the block and everything seems good. No longer looks like the Huntley power station when I drive, although there is a tiny bit of smoke on the manifold/turbo area, but I think it will burn off as there is no drops/leaks coming from that area.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on June 03, 2013, 11:11:55 AM
So, haven't updated in a while. I was having an issue with the car smoking on idle, even after I changed the turbo, I was freaking out thinking the engine was stuffed, got a compression test - a perfect 150psi on every cylinder. So I started to do a bit more digging. I then remember reading that a blocked pcv valve has similar symptoms, and since I don't have a pcv valve (running rb20 valve covers & atmo catch can) I pulled the breather filter off my catch can and changed the oil & filter. I now have no more smoking issues :)

So on top of that I also bought a racetech 4009w fixed back bucket seat, that I intend on getting mounted for track days, but being so tall I need it basically mounted to the floor (my head touches the roof now without helmet and I have non sunroof car). I will also get a harness bar made up so I can run my 5 point racetech harnesses I bought a while ago. My plan is to run stock seat on road and bucket seat for track.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on June 05, 2013, 11:02:06 PM
here is a pic of the seat:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/photo_zps68ea7db1.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/photo_zps68ea7db1.jpg.html)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 09, 2013, 10:40:48 PM
Reached a milestone tonight:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/image_zpse53cb5b8.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/image_zpse53cb5b8.jpg.html)
Finally hit 100 000 k's

On another note have ordered some rails to mount the racetech seat as low as possible.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 10, 2013, 03:12:05 PM
so after seeing a few pictures of tyres with the writing being painted, i thought it was a bit of alright so thought id try it out.
Results:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/photo2_zps05ea20cf.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/photo2_zps05ea20cf.jpg.html)

will get a better pic of whole car when its not raining
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Aubrey107 on August 10, 2013, 05:04:48 PM
ahah the painting on the tyre looks sick!!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 18, 2013, 04:31:18 PM
Got the seat mounts, they are pretty good quality. The problem I got now is that because my seat is a wide model, I can't use the l-plates that came with the kit (about 20mm too wide), i might get some made up or get some plates welded to the seat rails.

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/image_zpsd3d60e6c.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/image_zpsd3d60e6c.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/image_zps639296b5.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/image_zps639296b5.jpg.html)

I will hopefully going and seeing the guy who will be making me a harness bar this week, so I will give him the task of getting my seat to fit. Have also purchased my gauges, just waiting for them to arrive. I decided to go with the innovate mtx multigauges, with the following:
Wideband
Oil temp/pressure
Boost/ shift light.

(http://image.importtuner.com/f/featured-articles/innovate-motorsports-mtx-digital-series-dual-function-gauges/37313525/mtx-digital-series-dual-function-gauges.jpg)

So 3 gauges in total and I will be mounting these in the free din space under the stereo for the more stealth look.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on August 18, 2013, 05:13:20 PM
I'm currently looking for some good affordable gauges.  I looked at D1 spec. But these look ok as well. Fo they have peak hold and alarms?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 18, 2013, 06:12:16 PM
Quote from: That Harry Connick Jr Guy;619378
I'm currently looking for some good affordable gauges.  I looked at D1 spec. But these look ok as well. Fo they have peak hold and alarms?


I believe so, they also have a logger available quite cheap that you can connect all your gauges up to. They are fully customisable in terms of setting warning lights etc, as you can program each gauge through a laptop.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 20, 2013, 05:46:58 PM
Gauges have arrived! sorry for the crappy photo.

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/photo3_zps2cfdbb78.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/photo3_zps2cfdbb78.jpg.html)

will be mounting them in the spare din slot under stereo.

have also bought a r34 intercooler, only $20 so thought why not.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on August 20, 2013, 08:59:43 PM
Yes terrible photo. Love to see a better one...
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 22, 2013, 10:02:11 PM
I will be getting a Din mount made for the gauges and to also create a snazzy mount for my HKS fan controller, as it was in the spare DIN slot. Here is where i am roughly mounting them:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010764_zpsee8dce07.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/P1010764_zpsee8dce07.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010766_zps7a37b54f.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/P1010766_zps7a37b54f.jpg.html)

and my R34 intercooler has arrived:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010767_zps7bfffbec.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/P1010767_zps7bfffbec.jpg.html)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on August 22, 2013, 10:17:47 PM
Nice. From experience the higher you mount the gauges the easier they are to see. You just can't look down there on the track it is too distracting. You might like to move them up to where the stereo is?  Shame you can't put them where ac is cause of the chamfered corner.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 22, 2013, 10:24:00 PM
Quote from: That Harry Connick Jr Guy;619584
Nice. From experience the higher you mount the gauges the easier they are to see. You just can't look down there on the track it is too distracting. You might like to move them up to where the stereo is?  Shame you can't put them where ac is cause of the chamfered corner.

i should be able to move them to where the stereo is. i dont think them being low is that bad though, as you can set alarms and flashing led's etc, so i will have my attention brought to the gauges if something is out of the ordinary.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on August 22, 2013, 10:34:11 PM
Yes alarms are good but even with the std gtr gauge position which is where your ac is I have to take your eyes off the road to check them. It's not just peaks you want to see it's general trends. If oil pressure is starting to drop off or temperature climb you kinda want to know before the critical alarm value. Ideally you want to be able to watch the road and scan gauges.  There is a lot going on. Especially when you want know if oil pressure dips on the sweeper at Hampton downs. I know a forest of gauges on the pillars or centre dash is a bit rice but it is where they are best seen. Just my 2 cents.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on August 23, 2013, 02:33:15 AM
On some aftermarket ECU's you can have engine switch off if oil pressure drops below a certain value.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: ecozile on August 23, 2013, 10:46:38 AM
Yeah that will be awesome!!!

Especially in the middle of sweeper at Hampton where we tend to do 90- 110km nearly at full lock. How exciting would it be to have the engine cut off on you.

I must get me some of that action....Do you know if F Con support that feature gtsr?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 23, 2013, 11:08:50 AM
Quote from: gtsr;619589
On some aftermarket ECU's you can have engine switch off if oil pressure drops below a certain value.


Not relavant at all. I would rather my build thread wasnt filled with crap that is of no relavance to my build or is just plain dumb.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on August 23, 2013, 09:40:34 PM
Quote from: ecozile;619592
Yeah that will be awesome!!! Especially in the middle of sweeper at Hampton where we tend to do 90- 110km nearly at full lock. How exciting would it be to have the engine cut off on you.  I must get me some of that action.... Do you know if F Con support that feature gtsr?

Hmmm, why do you think that will happen???

Quote from: RENEN;619594
Not relavant at all.

Based on what you have said in the past (future ECU mods) it should work on your car. Currently it won't.

Quote from: RENEN;619594
I would rather my build thread wasnt filled with crap that is of no relavance to my build or is just plain dumb.

Fair enough. :)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: downtrail on August 24, 2013, 08:29:37 PM
Quote from: ecozile;619592
Yeah that will be awesome!!!

Especially in the middle of sweeper at Hampton where we tend to do 90- 110km nearly at full lock. How exciting would it be to have the engine cut off on you.

I must get me some of that action....Do you know if F Con support that feature gtsr?



Doesn't have to be done through ECU I can make them stand alone units.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on August 24, 2013, 08:39:21 PM
Tell me more I would be keen though I suspect this may fall into the category of thread hijacking.  Sorry in advance.
I'd say this is a must have for track work.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: base on August 24, 2013, 08:42:29 PM
I moved my heater unit down and head unit down fitted gtr gauges in my 33 the heater broke the clips and it sat there ok
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on August 25, 2013, 08:28:43 AM
Quote from: That Harry Connick Jr Guy;619636
Tell me more I would be keen though I suspect this may fall into the category of thread hijacking. Sorry in advance.

Probably best to post it in your build thread.

Quote from: That Harry Connick Jr Guy;619636
I'd say this is a must have for track work.

If setup properly it should reduce the damage caused by low oil pressure. Thinking about it more after downtrail's post, you could set it up external of ECU. But a cleaner install if done by ECU.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: R32RB25 on August 25, 2013, 07:13:27 PM
Am I missing something? I thought ecozile was being sarcastic.

The engine shutting off when oil pressure drops sounds dangerous, as I thought it usually happens while you're taking corners hard. Unless you've removed power steering and factory steering wheel lock mechanism, wouldn't steering completely fail and you'd find yourself coming towards a barrier with the engine off doing 90+kph etc?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: b00stinz on August 25, 2013, 07:25:14 PM
Yeah I think he was being sarcastic.

However I've had my engine die while doing 100kph, it's not all bad. Only major thing is that your brakes go hard. Power steering dies too but when you're moving it's not actually that much different, the lock doesn't happen because your key sits in the "on" position.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on August 25, 2013, 08:11:14 PM
The cut would likely be ignition based.  Having power drop doesn't send you into a wall. Has happened heaps when I have had the ic pipe blow off... it might save your engine.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Demon on August 25, 2013, 10:13:03 PM
If your really that concerned then wouldnt accusump setup be the go?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on August 25, 2013, 10:52:45 PM
Yes and I'm doing an accusump on my build. Not sure whst this build is for?  Track or street...
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on August 26, 2013, 01:19:53 AM
Quote from: R32RB25;619689
The engine shutting off when oil pressure drops sounds dangerous, as I thought it usually happens while you're taking corners hard. Unless you've removed power steering and factory steering wheel lock mechanism, wouldn't steering completely fail and you'd find yourself coming towards a barrier with the engine off doing 90+kph etc?

Engine is still running, so there's no loss of powersteering. ECU warns you via engine that there is a problem. If really bad (no oil pressure), ECU will switch engine off.

Quote from: That Harry Connick Jr Guy;619692
The cut would likely be ignition based.

Can be ignition or fuel cut.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on August 26, 2013, 08:49:55 AM
I don't like fuel cuts can make the engine run lean. Prefer ignition then you have some nice in unburned fuel to cool things flowing through the engine.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: gtsr on August 26, 2013, 12:27:40 PM
I think you need the PRO version of PowerFC to have the ignition cut, launch control (drag spec PowerFC ECU).
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 29, 2013, 10:19:47 PM
R34 intercooler installed which was real easy and ordered a black oil filter relocation block. Also routed looms from sensors for gauges.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 30, 2013, 10:25:00 PM
So after just putting the r34 intercooler on I decided to buy a new greddy front mount intercooler kit from jap land, should be here in about 2 weeks.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 10, 2013, 10:39:39 AM
nice suprise at the door this morning:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010832_zpsbcdca582.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/P1010832_zpsbcdca582.jpg.html)
unboxed:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/P1010833_zps77db1d43.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/P1010833_zps77db1d43.jpg.html)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on October 21, 2013, 10:33:39 PM
Mounted the oil filter relocation block today. Was quite hard to find a location that hides all the sensors that are bolted up.
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/A058E4F8-D974-4C51-AF5C-EABA3CE5C21E-4918-000007C94527D48D_zps78db7131.jpg)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/849B9C9D-94CA-4192-8E3C-5550A67E63BC-4918-000007C8F159D3DC_zpsfa8117fd.jpg)

Need to buy 4 x -10AN 45 degree fittings in black and black braided hose to finish it off
Title: R33 Build
Post by: That Harry Connick Jr Guy on October 21, 2013, 11:10:03 PM
Nice install, interested to know what others think but I would ditch the ryco/ Repco filter in lieu of fram or hks or Nissan genuine.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Ryeoon on October 21, 2013, 11:35:16 PM
Agreed. I've pulled those Ryco ones apart & they're horrible.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: rrcredline on October 22, 2013, 06:30:24 AM
hahaha last time I was told don't use the Fram, "they are crap"  make sure I get a Ryco. Can't win.

Nigel
Title: R33 Build
Post by: R33_400R on October 22, 2013, 07:38:33 AM
use a drift filter.......it has a mag centre so it picks up all the crap :)
you can buy them from mag & turbo (at least thats where i get mine) they are about $30 but WORTH it having the mag in it, i also have a mag sump plug for piece of mind

http://www.shopautoconcepts.com/images/magnetic_oil_filter_flyer.jpg
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 09, 2014, 08:11:41 PM
So has been a while since I have done anything to the car, I seem to be spending all my pocket money on my new found interest in photography. I received a parcel today:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/8370F5F2-9858-4886-ADED-4F5FAC74193E_zpsafilzttv.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/8370F5F2-9858-4886-ADED-4F5FAC74193E_zpsafilzttv.jpg.html)

This excites me much. Big thanks to Aaron for once again making quality items!

Plan is this to get some track time in it this year, so things I would like to get done for the track are:
Harness bar fabbed up and installed
Remote filter plumbed up (required for oil gauge)
Get custom L-plates fabbed for the correct seat position on fixed back seat
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Turbine on January 09, 2014, 08:17:44 PM
OooOOOoo! I like that!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 12, 2014, 02:23:51 PM
couple of pics with the gauges mounted, am yet to wire them up as i need to get some wire and decent fittings.

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/DSC03928_zpsf6bd1991.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/DSC03928_zpsf6bd1991.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/DSC03938_zps0a77a377.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/DSC03938_zps0a77a377.jpg.html)

The plan was to make this a temporary solution, but i think i would be happy for this as a permanent fixture. i just need to get a little panel made up for the HKS fan controller to be installed where the ash tray would go.

Once again super pleased with it!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Ryeoon on January 12, 2014, 09:49:06 PM
Good stuff!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 27, 2014, 07:26:50 PM
so gave the car a clean and had a play with the camera. the one thing i struggle with is framing a shot, so i drove around until i found a reasonably good place for photos. here are a couple of shots i took:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/DSC04064_zps2a20024e.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/DSC04064_zps2a20024e.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/DSC04041_zpsd3805e59.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/DSC04041_zpsd3805e59.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/DSC04040_zps8861ada3.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/DSC04040_zps8861ada3.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/DSC04067_zpseccd68bf.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/DSC04067_zpseccd68bf.jpg.html)

these were all taken using my 50mm SMC Super Takumar lens
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on April 07, 2014, 05:12:02 PM
Splashed out today and bought a genuine greddy plenum and throttle body adaptor, the reason for going genuine is to eliminate any issues that can be had with knockoff/custom plenums. Hopefully wont take too long to get here.

Still havent had the Greddy front mount kit installed either, may aswell do them both at once now.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Ryeoon on April 07, 2014, 05:34:42 PM
Genuine all the way!
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 06, 2014, 10:28:16 PM
Picked up the intake today. Here's a couple of pics:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/C27850F9-1FF8-420C-A914-1CF090EB40D3_zpsn388am7r.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/C27850F9-1FF8-420C-A914-1CF090EB40D3_zpsn388am7r.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/25C81273-3A97-4528-946C-6320202B8949_zpsu8xq7cvk.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/25C81273-3A97-4528-946C-6320202B8949_zpsu8xq7cvk.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/514C85EC-30FC-4CDB-89F7-C661506EA091_zpsonezx8m5.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/514C85EC-30FC-4CDB-89F7-C661506EA091_zpsonezx8m5.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/A2A726D7-9EDD-4912-90F0-6FDDE137A7D8_zpsgbkuzzop.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/A2A726D7-9EDD-4912-90F0-6FDDE137A7D8_zpsgbkuzzop.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/8FE9C3A4-9D33-43C6-9638-BE2CEE4F7A79_zpssxlk6vop.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/8FE9C3A4-9D33-43C6-9638-BE2CEE4F7A79_zpssxlk6vop.jpg.html)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Demco on May 07, 2014, 12:08:11 PM
wow i bet that genuine greedy intake cost a bit
Title: R33 Build
Post by: deepdarkminimal on May 07, 2014, 12:30:07 PM
yeah interested to find out how much if you dont mind telling
and also where you got it from
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 07, 2014, 01:10:06 PM
I got it through Nengun in japan and was about $1250 delivered. To be honest I played around with the idea of getting a knock off one but they can be hit and miss. I would rather spend the money and get something I know will work the first time. I'm in no rush to get my car complete, so why compromise on parts? And I know I would be disappointed to buy a cheap knock off when all my other parts (exclude coils lol, they are next to be replaced) are all quality brands.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 10, 2014, 05:55:56 PM
So my manual console surround that Aaron made up for me arrived today. Looks AWESOME!

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/E62E134C-E791-4CA7-98E3-9AA0D01EF5AA_zpshqljphii.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/E62E134C-E791-4CA7-98E3-9AA0D01EF5AA_zpshqljphii.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/49C41079-E803-4973-962F-24711BC4AD32_zpsluwtw3p3.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/49C41079-E803-4973-962F-24711BC4AD32_zpsluwtw3p3.jpg.html)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: A31_25DET on May 12, 2014, 08:55:27 AM
Quote from: RENEN;623742

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/DSC04040_zps8861ada3.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/DSC04040_zps8861ada3.jpg.html)


have you replaced the bumper at some stage or did you get it with the Sedan bumper lights?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 12, 2014, 10:10:54 AM
Quote from: A31_25DET;625925
have you replaced the bumper at some stage or did you get it with the Sedan bumper lights?


I replaced the coupe headlights with the sedan ones, look much nicer in my opinion. Just need to get a viva garage lip for it and it will be even better.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Demco on May 12, 2014, 01:35:52 PM
Quote from: RENEN;625920
So my manual console surround that Aaron made up for me arrived today. Looks AWESOME!

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/E62E134C-E791-4CA7-98E3-9AA0D01EF5AA_zpshqljphii.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/E62E134C-E791-4CA7-98E3-9AA0D01EF5AA_zpshqljphii.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/49C41079-E803-4973-962F-24711BC4AD32_zpsluwtw3p3.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/49C41079-E803-4973-962F-24711BC4AD32_zpsluwtw3p3.jpg.html)


Wow Aaron as in Stalker? who used to be a moderator on this forum? i thought he had packed up hasn't posted here in years didn't know he was still doing jobs for people
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on May 12, 2014, 02:44:29 PM
Quote from: Demco;625931
Wow Aaron as in Stalker? who used to be a moderator on this forum? i thought he had packed up hasn't posted here in years didn't know he was still doing jobs for people


Yup, he does all my work and did all my conversion etc.
Title: R33 Build
Post by: Demco on May 13, 2014, 12:46:46 PM
Miss that dude
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on June 06, 2014, 07:53:04 PM
Finally got a hold of some end caps. Have been wanting a pair for years! It seems they never come up in silver, so when a gtr pair (non v-spec) in silver popped up on trademe I quickly bought them. Seeing as the gtr has the wider guards I was apprehensive If they would actually fit, but they fit perfect!
Pics:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/296ADABF-9C6C-4D07-B5C6-482126ED08BE_zpscxhncg0b.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/296ADABF-9C6C-4D07-B5C6-482126ED08BE_zpscxhncg0b.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/93D762B9-B7DE-4833-8D1D-2ACDDACEA163_zpsxrgs8f6r.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/93D762B9-B7DE-4833-8D1D-2ACDDACEA163_zpsxrgs8f6r.jpg.html)
Title: R33 Build
Post by: R33Dan on June 06, 2014, 08:37:28 PM
Nice! I want a pair :(

Where did you get the Falken's from btw?
Title: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on June 06, 2014, 08:53:34 PM
Quote from: R33Dan;626268
Nice! I want a pair :(

Where did you get the Falken's from btw?


Got them from mag and turbo in hamilton
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 01, 2014, 09:16:02 PM
Gave the car a much needed service over the weekend, which included the following:
BCPR7ES Spark Plugs
Penrite 10 Tenths 10W-40 Oil
JS Asakashi Oil Filter

i am getting rid of my shity DSR coils, so will be buying new OEM items to replace them
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 13, 2015, 06:43:31 PM
haven't done bugger all to the car lately, still have the greedy plenum and intercooler sitting in the garage for install. However, i have updated the front of the car with modified sedan fog lights & plastic trim and new sedan grille.

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/IMG_1867_zps285d4190.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/IMG_1867_zps285d4190.jpg.html)
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: A31_25DET on January 19, 2015, 09:52:16 PM
Looking good as always man, what have you decided to do with the Coupe grill just curiously?  :P
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on January 21, 2015, 01:10:22 PM
Still have it at home, will most likely keep it if I get sick of the sedan grille. Cheers
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 18, 2016, 08:26:47 PM
Intercooler install all done!
Took it for a drive and all is good, although I did forget to ground my thermo fans, so quickly sorted that!
I will take off the front bumper again, as I want to sand the cuts a bit better. I would have done this by now, but my dremel decided to stop working...

Some more pics:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/3B86DBC6-09BB-4EB7-8954-1AAF137DE50C_zpsg0j09w9s.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/3B86DBC6-09BB-4EB7-8954-1AAF137DE50C_zpsg0j09w9s.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/FBD903F4-8189-4ABD-9F40-905485DD99F6_zpsiibpdz6l.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/FBD903F4-8189-4ABD-9F40-905485DD99F6_zpsiibpdz6l.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/9D8C1AAE-76B4-457E-AE12-661C83639AF8_zpsfwnnilnx.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/9D8C1AAE-76B4-457E-AE12-661C83639AF8_zpsfwnnilnx.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/C031EB53-C58C-4790-B842-35D49622E263_zpsjsaos1ul.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/C031EB53-C58C-4790-B842-35D49622E263_zpsjsaos1ul.jpg.html)

And the Greddy washer bottle is a cool touch

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpstbmvzesu.jpeg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpstbmvzesu.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: Looney_Head on August 19, 2016, 07:46:19 AM
looking good Renen. what next for on the list?
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on August 19, 2016, 10:09:22 AM
I have the Greddy front facing plenum still to go on. Otherwise we are getting into the major mod territory...
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 06, 2016, 09:08:49 PM
The Greddy hot-side pipe I bought came today:
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/0A2EE04D-7E31-499A-8420-23DD774C5DAE_zps52dcpiih.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/0A2EE04D-7E31-499A-8420-23DD774C5DAE_zps52dcpiih.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/B8477386-3BA5-4981-907E-CC19529BC4D4_zpszyscqmgc.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/B8477386-3BA5-4981-907E-CC19529BC4D4_zpszyscqmgc.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/9A5EAB17-0C03-429E-BBDC-46E293375B3F_zpsmxayufnh.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/9A5EAB17-0C03-429E-BBDC-46E293375B3F_zpsmxayufnh.jpg.html)

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/BE5FD3BA-A1AD-4650-9799-A98EDED916E2_zpslnwc9xbf.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/BE5FD3BA-A1AD-4650-9799-A98EDED916E2_zpslnwc9xbf.jpg.html)

They even threw in some origami....
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/A387B32C-8BC1-4EA0-B058-2C85CDFDC211_zps7ngsmdik.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/A387B32C-8BC1-4EA0-B058-2C85CDFDC211_zps7ngsmdik.jpg.html)
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: Looney_Head on September 07, 2016, 08:13:01 AM
nice. so shiny. what pipe was there before?
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 07, 2016, 10:00:33 AM
Just the standard Nissan one. Can't understand why they don't include this pipe as pat of there intercooler kit. Maybe it's just OCD.....
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: RENEN on September 07, 2016, 07:38:32 PM
The new intercooler pipe didn't have a boost feed for the wastegate and there wasn't enough material thickness to try and tap a hole in the pipe. Instead I pulled the turbo elbow off and tapped a feed into that:

(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s518/rnielsen88/3F845B70-72F3-457D-A80E-86793D7E09B4_zpsh93ecl86.jpg) (http://s1055.photobucket.com/user/rnielsen88/media/3F845B70-72F3-457D-A80E-86793D7E09B4_zpsh93ecl86.jpg.html)

Greddy actually instruct to connect the wastegate into the intake plenum, however this is notorious for causing boost spikes, closer to the turbo is better as its more stable.

Next up is to do a general service And tighten up the cam covers as there is a slight leak.
Title: Re: R33 Build
Post by: westybob on September 08, 2016, 12:51:07 PM
Yep I tapped into the turbo itself.