ArchiveSeptember 2007

HKS SSQV Recirculated Blow Off Valve (BOV) Theory and Install

BOV Theory Installing the SSQV BOV Theory The function of a blow off valve (BOV) is to reduce pressure waves that result when the throttle plate of your engine is suddenly closed. For example, when shifting gears the turbo is still pressurizing the intake piping but without a bov to release this building pressure and with the throttle closed, the air can surge backwards and over time damage the...

Aftermarket Lady Lumps

And no I am not talking about breast implants. What I want to know is do titties make your car faster? Do they make you a better driver? Hell, I bet a purist would argue the converse and tell you that smaller is lighter and therefore better. Regardless, I received a flyer recently for a first annual drift and drag event sponsored by a local drift club and something caught my attention as slightly...

A Tribute to Colin McRae (1968 – 2007)

I am writing this now because in all honesty I didn’t know what to say when this first happened. No, I never had the honor of meeting Colin McRae but I remember staying glued to the TV for hours on end watching him fling the Subaru Impreza WRX rally car around countless rallys all throughout the world. McRae’s driving was literally supernatural and in fact, I can say that he is one of...

Nismo Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator (FPR)

A few months ago I posted a how to guide on installing a Walbro 255 fuel pump into the Nissan 240sx. As I noted the Walbro has a tendency to overflow the stock fuel pressure regulator on the 240sx and cause the injectors to operate at a higher fuel pressure which ultimately richens the fuel mixture. An overly rich fuel mixture harms gas mileage, robs horsepower and can even damage the motor. This...

Brake Bleeding (240sx S13)

Bleeding brakes is not the scary proposition that many people make it out to be. I often here it said that you do not touch your brakes unless you really know what you are doing. Well I’ve got some advice for them, how will you ever learn to maintain your brakes if you don’t ever try. And honestly, what follows is a very easy walkthrough that will allow anyone to bleed their brakes...

News, August 2007

August 23, 2007 Just thought I would add a quick pic of the front mount intercooler piping on the ca18det and let you guys know that the gallery is going to be removed for the time being as it runs way too slow on the current server. Also, we’ve got a myspace now so if you have one drop by. (link) August 17, 2007 The first S2000 install guide is now up. (T1R X-Brace Installation (Honda...

Chris Simmons is a race car driver, instructor, business owner and all around gearhead. His passion for motorsport started in the drifting community over 10 years ago and progressed into wheel to wheel racing of all kinds. When off track Chris can be found training and working on a myriad of projects. After a hiatus from writing, he is back to share his passion, knowledge and experience in regard to motorsports on and off the track.

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