Archived News, October 2007,


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 well as a methodical research approach. Alright, enough of these vagaries. (well most of them) Point being, there is something I have been wanting to try for a while on project ca18det but virtually everyone I have talked to said that it wouldn’t work. However, the passion in which these people refuted my idea was such that I began to suspect that there was more to the story. More being that they had no first hand experience with the idea and were just repeating other’s opinions. So I did the math and thought it out and I know it will work. No I am not reinventing the wheel but I can assure you that a very big change is coming to project ca18det that will greatly improve the car’s efficiency. Now for the literal. Sorry guys, I won’t reveal what I am doing until I am finished with it. Why you may ask? There is a lot of stigma surround this idea and to continue with this metaphor, many a tuner has been burned at the stake by less informed mobs for advocating it. So I am putting my money where my mouth is and I am going to do it first, then release it with full walkthroughs and then let you guys decide. What that means is that the megasquirt install is on hold but in the meantime I am going to add a full ca18det rebuild guide in the month of Novemeber and hopefully, by the end of Novemeber this veil of secrecy will be lifted. Till then.

October 11, 2007

We’re back from an awesome trip to Seattle. Great city, great people, but unfortunately, not a lot of tuner cars. Even though it was a great trip, after awhile I found myself missing cars and drifting. (Yeah, that’s ridiculousbutmotorsport runs in the blood and I am sure most of you know what I mean) So it’s good to be back and like I said before leaving town, the Megasquirt guide is coming soon. I am still piecing together the kit so in the meantime I will be welding another differential. Check back this weekend for a how to weld your differential guide. Finally, I thought I would share this little gem of a video showing a 4-stroke motor at work. Enjoy:

Suck, Squish, Bang, Blow

October 1, 2007

I can’t believe it’s October already. I will be in Seattle for the next week and I am bringing the Mega Manual to keep me company on the 4 hour plane ride. The Mega Manual is the installation guide to theMegaSquirt ECU that will make its way into project ca18det 240sx this month. With all of the supporting mods that project ca18det is running it is finally time to step up to 1 bar of boost so check back for a full MegaSquirt install guide. I am going to do my best to make this guide as thorough as possible to make this install a feasible engine management alternative for the ca18det crowd.

On a side note, the membership drive is on. Head over to the forums, join, participate and get one of these shirts, free, while supplies last:

The tshirt design for

And that leaves us with another goody to talk about, the HKS SSQV Recirculated Blow Off Valve install. (yeah, yeah this was technically last month but it was posted towards the end)

The SSQV BOV installed on the ca18det.
The CA18DET with the new SSQV BOV installed.

See you guys next week,


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