Archive for March, 2007

Part 4: Liquid Intercooling (The Path Less Travelled)
By March 25, 2007 Read More →

Part 4: Liquid Intercooling (The Path Less Travelled)

The CA18DET motor comes from the factory running 7psi of boost and sporting a small, inefficient side-mounted intercooler that becomes relatively useless at boost pressures above 10psi. Since project CA18DET will see two iterations, one sporting a t25 at 12psi and then a ball-bearing t28 at 14psi, the side-mount has to go. Most will choose [...]

Posted in: CA18DET 240SX, S13
2007 Mustang GT – Hypertech vs Diablosport Predator (Drag, Drive, Dyno)
By March 18, 2007 Read More →

2007 Mustang GT – Hypertech vs Diablosport Predator (Drag, Drive, Dyno)

Let the games begin, the utilitarian Hypertech is ready to face off against the eloquent Diablosport Predator. Add one part extravert, an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time and if it exists, a gene for luck, and you’ve got my older brother. And this time he’s scored a free [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous
DC Header Install
By March 7, 2007 Read More →

DC Header Install

The KA24DE motor found in the US market 240sx is not the most powerful motor in the Nissan parts bin, however, with a few bolt-ons this motor can really come alive in its Naturally Aspirated form. One such bolt-on is the DC 4 into 1 header that yields a claimed 12hp over the stock header. [...]

Compression Test
By March 5, 2007 Read More →

Compression Test

Performing a compression test on a running motor can give you a wealth of knowledge about the engine. For instance, numbers too low may indicate a bad head gasket, likewise a large variance in numbers can help you isolate problems down to the cylinder. Most importantly, compression testing is perhaps the single most valuable tool [...]