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Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 21)

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Day 21:  A smoother charge pipe was created that includes the SSQV BOV. The inside was also sandblasted and smoothed to ensure maximum airflow.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 20)

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Today, the new turbo manifold was modified and installed and then a rough charge pipe was created for testing purposes. Also note the compressor blade on the turbo. This close picture is going to be used as a before image to test the wear on the wheel for pre turbo water injection.

CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 2)

Related Links CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 1: What and Why) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 2: Prep) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 3: Vacuum and Wiring) Whereas part 1 covered the what and why of installing the Nissan Pulsar over the top intake manifold onto the CA18DET, this second part covers the ever...

CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 1)

Related Links CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 1: What and Why) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 2: Prep) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 3: Vacuum and Wiring) This is part 1 in a 2 part series that details the steps required to install an over the top intake manifold from a CA16DE motor onto the turbocharged...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 19)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index How does 2 feet of boost piping from the turbo to throttle body sound? That is exactly what I am doing to project 240sx by adding an over the top intake manifold from a Nissan Pulsar. Since the CA18DET will use water injection as its only form of intercooling, the boost pipe can be made as short and direct as possible. And in this case, the...

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal Index

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1: Try Before You Buy)
MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box)
MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light)

MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light)

Related Links MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 1: Try Before You Buy) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 2: The Vented Surge Box) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 3: Disabling the P/S Warning Light) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Part 4: Summary and Final Install) MR2 Spyder Power Steering Removal (Appendix: Alternate Install) This is part 3 of what has turned into a 4 part...

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...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 18)

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Here we have the mock-up of the new manifold I am making. It basically borrows a few ideas from both the log and equal length manifold designs to make what will be a very responsive manifold that won’t suffer in higher rpm ranges. And don’t worry, the finished product will be much prettier.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 17)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index Today I retrofitted a marine type oil cooler onto the CA18DET.  This type of cooler transfers heat from the oil to the coolant system by installing inline of the cold outlet line on the radiator.  Since my car has more than enough cooling with a colder thermostat and the koyo radiator, this system should work really well in keeping the oil...

MR2 Spyder Gas Mileage (MPG)

It’s the summer of 2008 and the country is going bananas over gas prices. And with the cost of gas increasing on a daily basis, there is an ever growing outcry for more fuel efficient vehicles. As a result, the tuner crowd is beginning to look toward fuel efficiency in combination with power as the hallmark of the next generation of street machines. On this page you will be able to view the...

Welding the S13 Differential (The Perfect Practice Diff)

The What and Why of Welding the Differential. Most 240sx’s come equipped with what is called an open differential. An open differential is designed with four gears set inside a casing that is rotated by the driveshaft. One gear connects to each output shaft and the remaining two gears connect to a center pinion and rotate in opposite directions perpendicular to the rotation of the casing...

About the Author:

Chris Simmons

Chris Simmons is a race car driver, instructor, business owner and all around gearhead. His passion for motorsport started in the drifting community 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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