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Good Morning Folks.

After drooling over Skylines since my early teen years I finally purchased my dream car on Thursday last week. One word sums up my feeling about her:

F A N T A S T I C !

I will, of course, get some pics up for you all and list the various mods on her for those curious about those types of things. First though, I would like to rack your brains about a couple of problems I am having.

The first is more of a question than a problem. What level of boost can you safely run without fear of melting pistons and nasty eventualities like this and before you need to look at forged internals?

Secondly, when I push the accelarator pedal to the floor I of course experience a slight bit of turbo lag then she lunges forward. This however is short lived by what I can only describe as an 'asthmatic' reaction after a couple of seconds. The car then retreats somewhat and in the most severe of the times this has happened, jerked suddenly until I released my foot off the gas. If I put my foot down say - 1/2 or 3/4 way I recieve a good boost without above mentioned problems but surely I should be able to floor it in each gear upto the redline to achieve maximum power?

Finally...anyone know where the dipstick to check oil level is?! lol

Car is a 1994 GTS-T.

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Paul.
 

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Hello Paul how you doing,

Fraid i can't help with your problems but theres plenty of people who will be able to..

So where abouts are you from?
 

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Doing good thanks, Dave.

I'm from Rosyth, Fife in sunny Scotland ;)

Just got back from taking the car upto a Skyline specialist and the ECU is reporting no error codes although there is something rather strange. The ECU says the car is doing 4 - 6 kph when it isn't even moving!!

The guy from the garage seems to think that it may just need a new set of plugs so he is going to change em on Wednesday.

Paul.
 

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dewie said:
Mine was doing something similar. Man who knows about these things say to me "Put iridium spark plugs in". I say ok. Car now go sweet.

Mmmm. :cool:
I agree with dewie mate, I had the same problem when i first got my gtst, after a proper service and iridiums in, went sweet (until the ceramic turbo blew up... DOH!!!)

Enjoy it ....
 

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First of all, many thanks for all your replies :)

I thought I would share my experience regarding my problems above to hopefully help out some fellow liner owners.

Firstly, the bleed valve/boost controller/boost valve - whatever you want to call it was fitted by a friend of mine several days ago. After taking my car into the garage (mentioned above) the first thing he said when he lifted the bonnet was "that bleed valve aint fitted right".

Now forgive my lack of proper terminology - i'll explain it as best I can in my own terms. It would appear that the R33 GTS-T has it's own built in boost controller connected to a solenoid with an eletrical meter of some description. My mate had fitted the bleed valve in the correct location but had left the original still in place so basically the car was running them both at the same time!

What you need to do is seal off the two pipes leading from the stock one and run your aftermarket valve straight through bypassing the original hosing. I just picked the car up and I am having ZERO problems with idling, cutting out, misfires or holding back that I was. That's before the plugs are even fitted! (which are getting fitted in 2 hours hehe).

Well there's my 2p. Hopefully it will help someone else out. Please feel free to correct any of my terminology errors!

Paul.
 
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