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Hello Friends,   Today i will tell you about my 180sx, i took her off the road about 6 years ago to put a vq30det into it and thus far i have not finished it. ...wait not that one, the other one.  

Love it!, keep the updates coming

The VQ30det is from a nissan Cima, its an all alloy 3l V6 with a single turbocharger. Steve from Maytech imports them and does adaptor plates etc for them.     Haven't done much since last update. s

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Collie was a great day and crew, will defo do again.

 

Prior to oil filter relocator i had one (during the duck up i did not get it reinstalled)

It has allways had good oil pressure.

 

During the oil filter relocator i changed from castrol racing oil to the Penrite ten/tenths? or whatever that E85 oil is.

TBH the blowby did not overly concern me, its a old engine and prob hard a hard life, now its a highly modified tired old engine :)

 

When i do my oil filter relocation, version 2 / maybe 3 I was going to look at fitting an accusump to help maintain oil pressure.

 

The rocker stoppers have allways been fitted to this engine.

 

Ill admit i was on limiter a frackload on friday night and i only have myself to blame for them breaking.

I kinda figured both broke to 1)old age 2) me abusing it.

altho at colie i was being good, no limiter bashing and it broke mid braking..not even on power, went to come back on it and running on 3cyl...

 

proberly way to hard to tell what did it.

But next time i attack it, all the lifters and rockers and etc are coming out and being tested

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Shaking steering has plauged many of my S13s... figures I'd find out what the issue was after I got out of owning one.

 

That blue car in the collie pits photo... got anymore info?

While trying to flare guards this weekend found a huge flat spot on my front left, explains a few things....

 

Sorry mate, no info on that oversized gokart :)

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Ok update time, where are we.

 

Yes, rocker arms. Allways replacing rocker arms.

 

http://imgur.com/PgsmVKEh.jpg

 

Found the missing shim in the sump, along with a mystery pin!

 

http://imgur.com/0Z3PPWGh.jpg

 

Bought a tyre machine from GT.

 

http://imgur.com/ZRgPWReh.jpg

 

Had to replace rear subframe bushings because they were fracked.

 

 

http://imgur.com/0colgVoh.jpg

 

Love that recip saw

 

http://imgur.com/WRKSj2Zh.jpg

 

http://imgur.com/01ZkENth.jpg

 

http://imgur.com/pElzTvZh.jpg

 

Gktech solids bashed in, after a few hours in freezer

 

http://imgur.com/3KyLHcyh.jpg

 

Replaced 4.3 two way with 4.1 two way.

 

http://imgur.com/DCN6QUch.jpg

 

http://imgur.com/bjldYgth.jpg

 

Went to flare guards.

Found a lot of bog and a split down the rear quarter

Obviously been in an accident.

 

http://imgur.com/EmyFnnfh.jpg

 

http://imgur.com/gcNjdLeh.jpg

 

And on permit for test drive. Running good again! Ready for next adventure.

 

http://imgur.com/CMYndKhh.jpg

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That blue car looks like a radical. Whatever it is it is fast, that day he was trying to get into the 44s!

 

It does look like a radical...

 

But it doesn't match any of the cars currently on their website...

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That blue car looks like a radical. Whatever it is it is fast, that day he was trying to get into the 44s!

 

Glad your 180sx is playing ball again. Have you always had trouble with rockers flying off?

 

It seems to just give me trouble, but rockers seem to be its things atm. I dont hate on it to much, since its a high Km engine under a lot of extra stress.

 

i bled all the Hydraulic lifters (had air in them) and replaced all the rockers from a low km engine....maybe it will be happy now, if i keep of redline.

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I have made a tool to measure the heights of the valves so you can shim it properly. It slides into the lifter hole and you can kind of swing it from one valve to the other that share the rocker and then you know what size shim you need as it has i dial gauge stuck to it. Between me and a friend we also have a bunch of spare shims and the slotted ones. Can usually get them where you want them. If you think it might help let me know.

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so:

  1. cover bushes in fuel then burn
  2. cut out center with rip saw
  3. cut out outer mount with rip saw
  4. freeze new bushes
  5. hammer in

sound right?

 

 

Cut out the inner metal sleeve, with the recip saw.

 

The rubber will burn once you get it going, i just used brake cleaner to start it, but the Blow torch will be your best friend here. the rubber will need to be removed as it burns , or it puts itself out.

so you use a screw driver you don't like to tap all the burnet rubber out of the fire.

 

Use a wire brush and brush down one side of the bush so you can see the metal sleeve easily.

 

You then need to cut down it, while being careful to not cut into the subframe. I used the elec recip saw like a boss, but some people prefer to do this by hand.

 

Then screw driver and hammer it, till it just slides out.

 

I had new busing in the Waeco on -22 for 5 hours.

I just hit them 5-6 times with a big hammer and they went in pretty easily tbh.

The Gktech ones have a rounded lip to make sure they get started pretty easy.

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I have made a tool to measure the heights of the valves so you can shim it properly. It slides into the lifter hole and you can kind of swing it from one valve to the other that share the rocker and then you know what size shim you need as it has i dial gauge stuck to it. Between me and a friend we also have a bunch of spare shims and the slotted ones. Can usually get them where you want them. If you think it might help let me know.

I might have to borrow this from you if I may.
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Righto!

 

Nav was giving me the sheets, so bought a BA falcon ute, so far best money ive spent. Tows fracken great and heaps of room for stuff and sheet.

 

Went to Matsuri weekend just gone and had a blast.

 

Surprise Surprise, before lunchtime on the first day I was replacing a rocker arm....got this sheet down tho and took less than a hour, with heaps of stops to chat to randoms.

 

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offer the broken rocker arm up to the Collie gods.

 

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Apart from that, the sheetter ran great...it seems to devolp a hunger for coolant - but thats something im keen to ignore

 

inset random drift pictures

 

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Since the cars still on the trailer and in running condition, im going to take her down to the drags this Wednesday and see if we can actually set a time without blowing up (like last time).

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just wait till every trim starts falling off your falcon, if they havent already :lol:

 

roof lining was saggy, guy on GT does exchange reconed roofs...so got that sorted.

 

Apart from that everything in order.

It to basic to have that much trim to fall out :P

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Took the old girl drag racing last week, forgot i had hammerd the clutch at drift and she was not holding,

 

the best i managed was a 12.6 with a bad 60 foot, but had to go easy otherwise the clutch would slip on power.

 

so now need to change clutch

 

yay

 

:(

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Was going to go buy a new clutch for the SR sheetter, then came home with something different.

 

http://i.imgur.com/6Z1GZET.jpg

 

i live for Nissan related punishments.

 

(4 Nissan's, one toyota and a BA Falcon...hahaha)

 

http://i.imgur.com/10MOUCU.jpg

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