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Forced Induction / stock dump pipe vs aftermarket bellmouth/split
« on: December 20, 2012, 01:26:00 PM »
is the performance gain over stock dump because of size difference or the lack of restriction immediately downstream of the internal wastegate area?
if i go external with the stock dump, would it hinder performance much?

Audio, Security and Electrical / slow battery drain - R32
« on: December 03, 2012, 07:25:53 AM »
Im getting a slow battery drain on my skyline. I hooked up an el cheapo Dick Smith DMM @ 10A range in series, which shows about 20-30mA with amps fuses in and 100mA with amps fuses out (which doesn't make any sense to me, something about floating ground someone told me but I dont get it).

I had an alarm installed but I had it disabled because it wasn't working properly (I think I fried it when I was doing amp wiring and shorted wires briefly).
Stereo is not plugged in at the moment.

Questions -

1. Is 20-30mA reasonable amount of current draw when key is off?

2. Should there be ANY current draw when key is off? Note that stereo is off (i.e. there should be no power supplying to stereo preset) and I had clock fuse off and the current draw shows up about the same). I checked and pulled most of the relays and fuses one at a time and still haven't found anything that makes the current draw go away. I can hear a relay type noise going when I connect the battery terminal but I haven't found what it is and where that is.

There is a possibility the battery's had it because when I left it hooked up for a few days, it went below 10V. I'm sure it was good before though. Obviously I don't want to buy a new battery now before sorting out the current drain because that'd be throwing money in the bin.

ok as i found out yesterday, RD28 gearbox has a different dust shield (located right at the back end of the gearbox) than RB20 ones.
does anyone run without it - i dont think it will be a problem but just checking with you guys.

Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / what car is this off?
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:47:35 PM »
so, i know this clutch pedal doesnt work on r32 skyline (well, could be made to work with mod i suppose) - can anyone tell me what it's off so i can get rid of it? all i know is that it fits on r32 bulkhead and master cylinder.

did bleeding and everything, things seem pretty tight but for some reason fluid seeps out at the master cylinder nipple thread when the pedal is pumped.
how tight is the bleeder supposed to be? the exact torque figure escapes me but its bugger all i think.
what could be wrong here?

Maintenance & Car Care / are car ramps useful? compared to jackstands
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:24:02 AM »
if so, how?

Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / is this clutch buggered?
« on: August 14, 2012, 07:53:32 PM »

disc looks ok but pressure plate dont.
what do you think?

Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / driveshaft yoke - rust
« on: August 13, 2012, 07:31:43 AM »
got some surface rust all over yoke surface on my driveshaft.
is it gonna be ok or do i need to do something about it?

Off-Topic / creeper options
« on: July 10, 2012, 10:18:27 PM »
looking to buy one after getting too many rashes on my back.
is this one with contoured plastic base any better compared to the run of the mill type one like this?
or maybe even this?

Maintenance & Car Care / r32 gts25 - where's autobox sump plug
« on: July 09, 2012, 06:50:10 AM »
as above - i was looking at the big rectangle sump for sump plug but nothing was there. im pretty sure that's where most sump plugs are at on other cars i had. is there one on the side or something?

Maintenance & Car Care / starter motor replacement - r32
« on: July 09, 2012, 06:46:09 AM »
ok, i got mine out yesterday - here is how i did it but seems a bit of hassle. wondering if there is an easier way.
1. undo battery cable connection nut from top with a 12mm wrench (with hand going in just in front of the plenum)
2. unclip a connector going to battery (?) from top
3. remove IAC valve/solenoid
4. undo top bolt by poking in a 14mm wrench between bulkhead and back of the head.
5. jack up
6. undo bottom bolt from underneath (heaps of room here)
7. withdraw from underneath.

so, i was fiddling stuff under the dash, 1) adjusting gas pedal height and 2) putting in clutch pedal (and disconnecting inhibitor box, cos it was in the way). also i have some alarm related stuff installed close to the gas pedal, i think it's autowatch.

anyway, looks like alarm s no longer working (the flashy lights don't blink and on ignition, it doesnt need to be disarmed to bring up all the warning lights etc - but central locking does work via remote) and i cant get my key out.
oh by the way, it's still auto, im just doing the pedal's at the moment.
and i can start the engine as well. what's even stranger is when i turn off the ignition to acc & (and the other position), the dash warning lights dont go off, so i have to disconnect the battery.

this may have something to do with two wires in the loom near the kick panel that has what used to be a scotchlok connector, showing a short length of exposed wires. i dont remember finding a stray scotchlok on the floor though.

any help would be appreciated.

can someone measure up the relative height difference between gas & brake pedal of stock R32?
which brings me to another point, what is R32 stock pedal setup like in terms of heel and toe operation.

Audio, Security and Electrical / battery terminal
« on: October 28, 2011, 11:32:07 AM »
ok at the moment I have a bunch of power feeds (air horns, headlights etc) coming out of positive battery terminal, using eyelet connectors.
I need a few more for a couple of amplifiers, driving lights and active spoiler and it's gonna be very messy, if I can squeeze them on.
What's the best way to go about it?

Maintenance & Car Care / mesh - what products are out there
« on: September 26, 2011, 09:35:39 AM »
SAAS ones on trademe are two narrow (280mm) for my application, there used to be wider one, like probably another 100mm wide back in the days.
does anyone know where i can get some at a reasonable price?

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