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i dont have it mapped for that turbo yet, 13th of june is mapping day
Cant even start it at the moment with the new injectors and 24-1 cas wheel installed
well, how did you get on?

Have emailed AP but waiting on a response
 

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Only going to him this evening I had a problem getting getting a fuel pulsation damper i ordered from the u.s..
I'll post the result after the weekend
 

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Bradley is definitely worth a try si, shouldn't take too long to get up to Dungannon from Dublin either.

He's the only man I've ever taken my oul Datsun to since I got it 10 years ago now!!
good to know man, thank you.
 

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I all fits together like the standard one so it's straight forward.
I went for the braided lines as well.
It pulls well but mine was under powered from what I was expecting it only did 337bhp but my tuner thinks it was my coil packs holding it back.
I'll have to put my dyno print up.
Hi Chris - did you ever get to the bottom of the lower power in yours with new hybrid?

how was fitting the braided lines? are they around the back of the engine?
 

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Not been doing much with car to be honest and it's developed a miss which I'm hoping it coils related.
I bought a nz wiring trigger kit and will be ordering the GTR coil pack conversion kit when it's ready so I'm think it'll fall into next year now.
Braided hoses were easy enough just one goes round the back of engine and that was a bit fiddly
 

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Update: 18/02/2018

Update: 18/02/2018

Long overdue update! Alot has happened since last update back in 2018! Adult-ing and life has gotten in the way alot, especially with college. I do like a challenge!

Since the last update, the following has happened:

*New drivers side wiper arm - original one had been bent and was missing part of the window, no matter how i bent it back into shape, it still missed the portion of the window

*Mobil1 10w60 Extended Life Engine Oil w/Greddy Oil Filter OX-03

*Titan Steel Wheel Nuts in black - sick of steel nuts going rusty!

*Fitted CL RC5+ rear pads & DBA T3 4000 series rear discs to match front setup(epic combo, apart from squeal)

*Due to lack of use, battery died on me so picked up a new Platinum Prestige 45Ah 350A battery. Since fitted a CTEK battery indicator and easy terminal disconnect knob thingy bob

Then in early November, we dropped the car up to Bradley Motorsports up north. Thank you to Gus for lift back and up. The plan was to fit the following:

Autoextreme 400BHP hybrid turbo and fitting kit
Tomei Expreme Outlet Pipe
Sytec Fuel Filter
Nismo 740cc Side-Feed Injectors w/all new nissan seals
90 Degree Reducer Silicone Hose(Black)
Venom 200cel Sports Cat
Mobil1 10w60 Extended Life Engine Oil w/Greddy Oil Filter OX-03
Wiring Specialities Coilpack Pro-Series Loom
Wiring Specialities Injector Pro-Series Loom
Nismo FPR
Switchable boost switch connected to Link G4+ ecu
Alternator & stock mani were replaced along with all boost leaks sorted(split IC couplers on high boost only)

Unfortunately, the turbo shat itself on the dyno due to a manufacturing fault. It was sent back, resolved then sent back to Richard. All fitted and back on the dyno and the bearings in the turbo shat itself so back off again.

At which point, i went back and got a good price on the AutoExtreme 450BHP hybrid - send stocker off and they rebuild it with Garrett internals etc. That finally arrived at Richards and was fitted, mapped and all other parts above fitted.

Long story short, clutch is not happy with new found power and slipping high up so that and a nismo diff is next on the list. With that sorted, it will see more power

Performance Details - AutoExtreme Hybrid 450bhp on BradleyMotorworks Dyno
332.2BHP at the Wheels @ 6319RPM
361BHP at the Fly @ 6319RPM
322.4lbft of Torque @ 4696RPM
Peak of 1.4Bar of Boost @ 6319RPM

The car is a different animal to drive now, doesn't drink as much fuel and is violent on high boost. Deffo deeper tone from exhaust too.

Next up are a few minor jobs for NCT on the 28th Feb. Looking forward to giving it some welly on track soon also. Hats off to Richard, he did a great job.

Stay tuned.....
 

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There's always something that goes wrong when it comes mapping time, I don't think I've ever had a drop car off, map it, drive home scenario without something giving up on it lol

Have you any thoughts on which clutch to go for? I've recently fitted a clutch masters stage 2 single plate to my sisters evo and am seriously impressed with it, real nice pedal feel and. Its holding 456bhp on it with no problems at all. Never had any experience with clutch masters stuff before but would definitely consider their stuff again.

Looking forward to seeing how you get on at the next track day with it.

I do enjoy reading your updates :cheers:
 

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I do enjoy reading your updates :cheers:
at least somebody does haha

I have it in my head that the Nismo single plate kit and nismo 1.5way would be perfect for mine however, i have to adult up and furnish a new house, 2nd baby on the way in June so will see how we get on ! come on bonus!
 

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Hi all I’m new to this so please bare with me. I’ve got a skyline with chassis number dr30-045895. And I’m trying to get hold of parts so it can go through an mot and I’m really struggling. I need a front lower ball joint rear subframe bushes and front tie bar bushes. Any help or suggestions as to were I can get these would be gratefully appreciated.


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Update: 31/07/2019

Update: 31/07/2019

Alot has happened since last update back in Feb hence the long post. Progress & forum updates have been slow due to college exams and moving into our new house along with the family expanding. I do love a challenge! I have bite the bullet and paid for image hosting via photo bucket so alot of pictures are about to be uploaded!

Since the work back in Feb, did some research around a suitable replacement clutch and I went with a Nismo Coppermix Twin Plate clutch - bit of an overkill for now but is perfectly suited for future plans :) The old exedy stage 2 sports paddle clutch served its purpose over the last few years but was slipping with the added boost. Being a nismo part, you know it is going to be quality. However, with that in the RHDjapan shopping basket, nismo suspension arms and greddy oil filters also fell in accidentally. Order was paid for and shipped but unfortunately DHL hit me for a serious amount of customs duty to the tune of 380euro!!! which was tough to swallow but had to be done.

Old Exedy Stage2 Sports Clutch




Nismo Coppermix Twin Plate & Various Parts








Over the past few years, I have struggled to find a quality sports cat which, in theory, should be less restrictive then stock but still keep emissions down. I found an amazing welder on instagram who agreed to weld on some flanges to the Vibrant 300cel sports cat. As parts started to arrive, i also picked up a catch can and associated AN fittings and hoses. With all parts collected, it was time to head back up to Richard Bradley for fitting and setup again. The ask was to fit the nismo clutch, arms, oil change again, sports cat, setup launch control(hehe) & catch can etc

Big thank you to Gus for the help with transportation

Richard Bradley Prep




With it all setup, it made a bit more power. However it looks like the sports cat is still restrictive causing additional duty cycle to meet the power. A silenced decat is on the cards me thinks!

Performance Details - AutoExtreme Hybrid 450bhp on BradleyMotorworks Dyno
340BHP at the Wheels @ 6278RPM
370.7BHP at the Fly @ 6278RPM
329.2lbft of Torque @ 4787RPM
Peak of 1.5Bar of Boost @ 6278RPM

With the car setup now and running well all I can say is it is violent delivery of power lol. I managed to squeeze in a track day with Rob & the team at trackdays.ie. Completed plenty of laps and the car survived well until i generated a boost leak somewhere which put an end to the day towards the end which was good. Tyres took a hammering. Really do need better suspension to remove that lean and crack the 2:15 time. Alot more left in the car.

Trackday.ie 19th July Pics - no specific order













With the move to the new house, i have no cleaning gear with me so the car was manky especially after the trackday. I found a local mobil valet guy who was recommended by a neighbour. After speaking with him, he knew what he was talking about and used similar products to what i use so was an easy decision. Great results and delighted to have it clean again

Mobile Valet







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So what is next I hear you say? Well, got to get a silenced decat and get that fitted and mapped again and start the saving pot for some better suspension and see what happens :)

As always, stay tuned....
 

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Looking good si, enjoy reading your updates as always

Can you not get away with a full decat in the south due to the cars age? I've a silent decat on mine and it does make a good reduction in noise, drone, madness that was the titanium decat which as cool as it was for 10mins was completely unlivable with lol

I hate getting stung for import tax, don't know if its me but it seems to be getting more and more likely that you get hit for the full amount these days.
 

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Looking good si, enjoy reading your updates as always

Can you not get away with a full decat in the south due to the cars age? I've a silent decat on mine and it does make a good reduction in noise, drone, madness that was the titanium decat which as cool as it was for 10mins was completely unlivable with lol

I hate getting stung for import tax, don't know if its me but it seems to be getting more and more likely that you get hit for the full amount these days.
only if its pre-1993 so will have to swap it over come NCT time. Good to hear about the silent decat. I was hesitant about getting one vs normal decat. Do love that RB sound but with the new setup, it is just that little bit louder
 

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Update: 19/04/2020

Not a huge amount has happened since last update apart from putting some more KMs on the clock. Have gotten used to the Nismo Coppermix Twin plate and its epic bit of kit. Performance wise, car was going well although sounds like an air leak somewhere but despite my best efforts, i couldn't find anything. The Vibrant 300 cel sports cat has made it that bit louder.

Car was put into winter storage before i could get a chance to do NCT due to a mountain of college work so went into storage and got a full paint correction and ceramic coating in the mean time. Was mean to pick up the car mid march. I just taxed it for 3 months(305euro), got my disk and was about to go down to get it out of storage(approx 90mins away) and then the full lockdown hit here in Ireland so had to abandon that idea. Car is still sitting tucked up away in storage nice and dry and warm with a cosmos large indoor cover over it. Looks class.

I am worried about the lack of NCT though. Am seeing alot of cars being seized. Its out since end of Nov but I have all the paper work to prove it was off the road and still in storage. I had NCT booked for 10th April to be fair but all that got cancelled also.

But over the winter months, i started to collect a few parts for my 2020 Jobs list on the R33.

2020 To-Do Jobs List:

BOV blanking plate
Link CAN Lambda Wideband w/Bosch 4.9 Sensor
NGK BKR8EIX Spark Plugs - 0.8mm Gap
Nismo Shift Knob GT500 Soft Urethane
Nismo Racing Radiator Cap
Nismo S-Tune Oil Filler Cap Aluminum
MeisterR CRD Coilovers & Damper Extension Cables
Stock cat back on for way overdue NCT
Stoptech 309 Sports Brake Pads - F
Nismo Rear Lower Link Arm Set
OEM Exhaust / Gearbox Rubber mount
Funk Motorsport Gold Heat Tape
Link G4+ 2020 Map

I am sure there are other bits and bobs to do and parts hiding away in the attic!

Unsure of when i'll get the car back now due to the virus lockdown but with college wrapping up in July, hopefully i'll have alot more time with the car going forward compared to the last 4 years!

As always, stay tuned!
 

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I remember seeing this back in the day it's came a long way since. Good progress and I love the nismo goodness 👍🏻
 

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Update: 22/12/2020 – A Year in Review

Since the last update back in April 2020, I’ve had a lot of work done on the skyline to get some items sorted with it, but it all has proven quite difficult due to the Covid19 pandemic. I managed to finish my honors business degree and start / finish another diploma course also. With all that in mind, I only covered a measly 1600km this year which is disgraceful!

Once out of storage and after the restrictions lifted, the first thing was to refresh the tyres with some new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 - 235/40/18(95Y XL MFS) for the fronts & Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 - 255/35/18(94Y XL, MFS) for the rears. Fair play to Rowan Tyres as always.

Next up was to replace some tired HKS parts so I added a Nismo Shift Knob GT500 Soft Urethane along with a Nismo S-Tune Oil Filler Cap. At this point, the car was running ok but not as well as I wanted it to. Stockpiled a bunch of parts such as:

NGK BKR8EIX Spark Plugs,
Mobil1 10w60 Extended Life Engine Oil w/Greddy Oil Filter OX-03,
Gearbox / Diff Oil Change – Mobil 80w90,
Link CAN Lambda Wideband w/Bosch 4.9 Sensor

And booked in with [email protected] in June to get them all fitted along with Link G4+ ECU check over. The Link CAN Lambda wideband was fitted and the Innovate LC-2 wideband was removed. This addition ensures more accurate wideband readings and allows the Link ECU to do its thing more effectively. At this point, TDP had to remap it to his satisfaction.

The results speak for themselves

Performance Details - TDP.ie Map / Dynapack - July2020
359.6BHP at the Wheels @ 6608RPM
395.5BHP at the Fly @ 6625RPM
372.4lbft of Torque @ 4841RPM
Peak of 1.4Bar on High Boost @ 3878RPM

It was discovered that the replacement#2 stock manifold had warped and cracked from the excessive heat build-up. It was temporarily welded up until a replacement could be found along with a stock heat shield.

Once replacements were found, back down to TDP in the July timeframe. While we were at it, my ChaseBays Powersteering AN Kit was fitted to replace a tired stock leaking power steering setup. Picked up the car, and instantly noticed it was randomly miss-firing or hesitation at any major throttle. After data logging it for a few days, TDP diagnosed a faulty trigger crank sensor. Essentially the wire had broken (unknown why) and that was causing the issue.

With a new sensor ordered up but, in the meantime, I decided to get the NCT out of the way earlier than end of November. They failed me as minor things like surface rust on brake lines and a few other minor items. Dropped the car down to Armstrongs Bodyshop to take care of the items including leaky rear lights again and old seam sealer under the rear window causing a leak. All sorted now so worth it for the peace of mind.

So all this brings me right up to November timeframe where we drop the car down again to TDP for the faulty trigger crank sensor to be replaced. Once replaced, it was only then I could say it was faultless, ran so much smoother and the healthy 395bhp at 1.4bar certainly packs a punch for an old girl!

With winter looming, temps dropping and motor tax up along with the then current restrictions, I got Prestige Transport to drop the car down to Larry Kehoe in New Ross for winter storage until March2021. To say I can’t wait to get it back is an understatement. Now with college over and the kids a bit older, I should be able to get out a bit more in 2021 assuming we are restriction free!

My To-Do List for 2021 is decent so will get stuck into it once car is back. Here is the plan….

MeisterR CRD Coilovers & Damper Extension Cables
HardRace Front Upper Camber Arms
Wheel Alignment
Stoptech 309 Sports Brake Pads - F & R
Nismo Rear Lower Link Arm Set
Garage Whifbitz Skyline Bonnet Damper Kit
OEM exhaust hanger / bracket
Speedtek Brake Ducts
Nismo GT LSD 1.5way (PN#38420-RS015-B) - Need to purchase

If you have read this far, fair play! Check out www.skylinesi.com for some pics 😊

Stay safe & stay tuned!
 

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Update: 30/04/2021 – Nearly out of storage!

Excited to say that I'm picking up the car on Friday out of storage. Been there since last day in November. She is NCT'd and was running 100%(once all those issues got sorted). Have a list of jobs to get done for 2021 which will improve the car no end.

Also half thinking of a big brake kit for the front made up of a Megane Brembo, bracket and GTR front disc brake.

My To-Do List for 2021 is decent so will get stuck into it once car is back. Here is the plan….
MeisterR CRD Coilovers & Damper Extension Cables
HardRace Front Upper Camber Arms
Wheel Alignment
Stoptech 309 Sports Brake Pads - F & R
Nismo Rear Lower Link Arm Set
Garage Whifbitz Skyline Bonnet Damper Kit
OEM exhaust hanger / bracket
Speedtek Brake Ducts
Nismo GT LSD 1.5way (PN#38420-RS015-B) - purchased and currently being shipped

Check out www.skylinesi.com for some pics ��

Stay safe & stay tuned!
 

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Si-- incredible thread. Very much enjoyed reading from start to finish.

I'll be picking my 1996 GTST in a few weeks, en route from Japan to USA. Bloody boat is 45 minutes away from me right now at port but it's not final destination for the car...

I'm ready for those skyline smiles myself 😁

Keep up the great work. I'll be following!
 
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