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Archived News (July 2008)

July 30, 2008 I found this rare oil cooler for my CA18DET at a salvage yard. It is a Nissan inline oil cooler that bolts to the CA18DET block. Although these were standard on UK market CA’s, I found this little gem on a 1980’s (year unknown) Nissan Maxima. Check it out: (CA18DET Inline Oil Cooler (UK Factory Oil Cooler)) July 27, 2008 Day 22: Single Stage Oil Cooler, Cold Air Intake...

Archived News (June 2008)

June 24, 2008 Part 3 of removing the power steering from the MR2 Spyder has been added. MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light) June 13, 2008 New updates to Project 240sx Overhaul Journal: Day 17: Marine Oil Cooler (Oil to Coolant Cooler) Day 18: Custom Turbo Manifold Mock-up and Turbo Placement June 9, 2008 I added a running miles per gallon chart for project...

Archived News (May 2008)

May 30, 2008 The guide, installing a sr20det lightweight flywheel and clutch into the ca18det has been updated with new pics. Mainly focusing on the clearance of the new flywheel so that the factory bolts do not bottom out in the crank. May 27, 2008 Project 240sx Overhaul Update: Day 16: Battery Installation and Liquid Intercooler Install May 24, 2008 Project 240sx Overhaul Updates: Day 14:...

News Archive (April 2008)

April 21, 2008 We’re Back! Nopi Drift in St. Louis was a blast with the exception that the event organizers made everyone stand behind 2 sets of fences. But it was fun none the less. I will post up a bunch of pictures later so in the meantime, check out the update to Project MR2 Spyder. (Part 3 of Project MR2 Spyder (DD): Weight Reduction and Steering) Update: new install guide Tein Pillow...

New Archive March 12 2008 – April 9. 2008

April 9, 2008 Update: As far as I can tell, the forums are fixed and everything is running smoothly. I’m 99% sure there will be no more issues but if you come across anything, just let me know and I will fix it asap. The site is now fully hosted on the new server and I must say, things are much quicker. Update: I told you we would be back very, very soon. There are only a couple of hiccups...

News Archive (Jan – Feb 2008)

February 28, 2008 The latest install guide (240sx Solid Aluminum Subframe Bushings) is a little different. The kit I used came with a dvd install guide so instead of restating what has already been said, I simply detailed a few adjustments that I made to the install process. You may or may not need to make these adjustments so read the guide, watch the video and then decide for yourself. February...

Driftopia.com, News Archive December 2007

December 29, 2007 Got boost? Project S2000 does. Check back next week for full write-ups of the Comptech Supercharger install. December 16, 2007 The tech section for Project MR2 Spyder (MR-S) is now online. Check out the first article, MR2 Spyder Weight Chart (Weight Reduction) December 22, 2007 Just a couple of updates before the holidays. First, a new project car has been added to Driftopia.com...

Driftopia.com, News Archive November 2007

Become a friend of driftopia. Find out how here November 25, 2007 A new quick link has been added to centralize the data pertaining to the water injection install on the CA18DET. CA18DET Water/Methanol Injection Links. As progress continues, I will add more links to this page including a full water injection install and a how water injection works guide. In the meantime, check out the first link...

Archived News, October 2007, Driftopia.com

October 25, 2007 <begin evil genius laugh></end evil genius laugh> Ok sorry for that. A little programmer or dork humor if you will. Yeah, I’m a big dork but so what. I happen to also be a person that can’t stand the word no. Albeit, that is often a double edged sword for I have to learn everything the hard way but on the flip side, I have developed an impeccable bullshit detector as...

News, Sept 2007

Update: Colin McRae Tribute page is up. I felt like I had to write something for someone that has inspired my passions so much. You will be missed. Sept 27, 2007 New tech article up … HKS SSQV Recirculated Blow Off Valve Theory and Install. This article is not only specific to the ca18det swapped 240sx but is also a guide to installed a BOV in a MAF system. The SSQV BOV installed on the...

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...

June – July 2007

July 27, 2007 To answer the question of the hour, I added a general guide to liquid intercooling to the tech section. July 25 2007 Let’s see … it’s been a while because … I was on a business trip … oh yeah and it was in Hawaii. But I can’t say it was all work and now that I am back in town I will be reorganizing the site slightly and reopening the forums. I...

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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