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About LiteraCola

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    King George, Virginia, USA

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    95 GTS25T Type M

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  1. It's an 02 Z06 with the original LS6, definitely not a swap. 43k miles. Stock bottom end, heads have been ported/polished, SS valves, Virginia Speed custom cam, LG Motorsports long tubes, Billy Boat Bullets exhaust with high flow cats, Vortech V1 supercharger running 8psi. Holley twin-pump return fuel system. It made 610whp/507wtq on 93 octane. Stock trans with a McLeod RST2 twin-disk, stock (whiny) 3.42 rear. Pfadt Johnny O'Connell shocks and swaybars, otherwise stock suspension lowered on aftermarket bolts. I don't race often, but my best 1/4 mile is 11.17 @ 131 mph.
  2. That’ll be my next goal then; test the IACV apart, clean it and then reset the idle a bit higher. Thanks for the heads up.
  3. It has the factory BOV, which is plumbed back into the intake.
  4. Good morning ladies and gentlemen! For those who don't frequent the Newb section, my name is Jesse, I live in Virginia, and I just recently took a nose dive into Skyline ownership. I've always been in love with 90's JDM cars (I've owned strictly Honda's for a long time) and have always wanted a Skyline but never thought it would actually happen. Until a few years ago, I had no idea that these cars could be imported to the US under the 25 year rule. I was never really into the R32 and drooled over the R34 since my countless hours playing Gran Turismo back in the day. I've found that the R33 is basically the black sheep of the lineup, and that is what I love about it. So, once I figured out that the R33 was becoming legal, I decided to pursue a dream of mine. I searched for almost a year, up and down the East Coast, from Maine to Miami and couldn't quite find what I was looking for. I briefly considered handling the import work myself, but was quickly discouraged after hearing many horror stories about buying cars sight unseen. So my search continues. I found a dealer in Richmond called Japanese Classics and lurked around their inventory site for a month or so. One day, they posted a 95 GTS25T with 152K km and minimal mods. I immediately called to check the car out. No more than 30 seconds into the test drive, I decided that I had to have it. Keep in mind that I had never driven a RHD car in my life, so it was pretty weird. I'm ambidextrous, so it didn't take long at all to get comfortable. The car has/had a few small issues. Firstly, the OEM wheels are scarred up, the driver's door lock button locks the passenger door, but not the driver door. Also, while driving, every 3-4 seconds, the driver door lock actuates by itself, over and over, but doesn't actually lock the door. The HVAC clicks on startup, but it works fine; I hear this is very common. The passenger seat belt buckle was missing (and somehow passed VA Safety Inspection?). So, no different than any other old car I've ever owned. Again, I'm a 90's Honda guy, so I'm used to quirks. As far as mods, the car has an APEXi Dunk catback, decat pipe and pod filter. So, fast-forward a few days into ownership... I've been driving the car everywhere, ran through a tank of gas in 3 days. I quickly realized that I had a slight coolant leak. I used my test kit to pressurize the system and found the rad fill cap boss was leaking. I ended up purchasing a Mishimoto aluminum radiator and ISR upper and lower hoses. Before you guys trash my choice in radiators, I've already heard it and I've decided to just keep an eye on it in case something happens. As of this post, everything is fine. While the car was on the lift, I decided to change the engine, trans and diff oils. All looked good, just old (especially the diff). I did a good visual inspection and found no leaks and very minimal rust (one small spot where the front bumper meets the drivers fender), easily repairable. This car definitely gets a lot of attention in traffic. I get the typical, "Hey, you're on the wrong side!" or, "Where'd this thing come from? Germany?" and my favorite, "Is that a GTR? No? Why didn't you buy a GTR?" Actually the other night, putting back through my neighborhood, I hear a guy yell out, "HOLY SHIT A GTR! Please rev it!". A huge reason why I wanted this car was because I wanted something unique, something you don't see every day. I have since replaced all the exterior/interior lights with LED's; it took hours to cross reference all the bulb numbers since they're different in the US. The other night, I decided to replace the spark plugs and inspect the coil packs. I'm glad I checked, because 4 of the 6 plugs were just past finger-tight and had evidence of gas leaks. The plugs definitely looked original and were nasty. I replaced them with Denso Iridiums and all has been well since. Through my short time owning this car, I've found that the car has a weird idle issue. Normally, cold and hot, it idles fine...runs and drives fine also. When I'm in traffic, or moving around in the driveway, the throttle response gets sluggish and when the RPMs settle back to idle, they drop to almost 0 and the car has shut off on my three times now in traffic. I've SeaFoamed the hell out of the intake tract, changed the plugs and cleaned the Idle Air Control Valve (without disassembling it) and there's been no change. My plant is to actually disassemble and scrub the IACV and see what happens. I look forward to learning more about this car and getting to know you guys. Thanks for the opportunity. P.S. I can also confirm that my car did not come with the rare, optional light-up rear garnish. Dangit.
  5. I'll do that. Thanks for the heads up! Luckily, the high temps have finally left (if only for a week or so). I don't daily this car; I've got a 98 EK Hatch for that). The Skyline just sits in the garage with the other toys haha. Speaking of toys...
  6. Could you guys be more specific? What about them is garbage? I mean, it’s already in the car so I’m committed. I’ll keep an eye on it, like I normally do anyways. I’m used to driving older cars so I pay close attention to any weird noises, feelings, etc. I’ve also been in the car game long enough to know that no matter what you buy (car or parts), there’s always someone that says it’s garbage. If it fails I’ll fix it haha
  7. That's crazy! I found a few online for between 7-800. I'm gonna see about getting mine working. I'd still like to retain the OEM look with the greenish blue light. I guess we'll see!
  8. I'm learning something new about this car every day, I swear. I'm a mechanic by trade so I learn by tearing shit apart; I was never much on homework 😃.
  9. Well I'll be damned; I didn't know that was a thing. I'll have to dig a little deeper and see about getting mine to work.
  10. Wait, that’s supposed to light up??? Mine does not. Yes, I’m well aware the wheels are trash. Im working on getting the Jap stereo out of there and then I’ll be getting the wheels and tires straight!
  11. I don’t have too many photos as of right now... but here are a couple more... ”Hey buddy, you’re sittin on the wrong side!” 🙄 First “mod” was replacing the leaky OEM radiator with a Mishimoto unit. I guess this car sat for months before being shipped here, and I’ve been driving it everywhere on 95+ degree days so it was bound to pop!
  12. Thanks! It looks like it was painted maybe a few years ago, but has one little spot of rust where the front bumper meets the drivers fender, easily repairable. I do some car detailing as a side gig, so I’ve got plans to try out a paint correction and ceramic coating. 👍🏻
  13. Good evening everybody! My name is Jesse and I’m the proud new owner of a 95 Skyline GTS25T! This is actually my first foray into RHD territory. I’ve always been a 90’s Honda guy at heart; I’ve owned many good (and bad) Civics and Preludes over the years. I’ve also got a C5Z06 Corvette with “a little” work done. I’ve always been in love with Skylines and jumped at the chance to own a piece of Japanese automotive history. I’ve had this Skyline for a few weeks now and so far, I love it. She only has an HKS intake and an APEXi catback, full exterior LED conversion, but otherwise stock. Right now I’m just working on the usual maintenance stuff and soon I hope to get started with a mild build. I look forward to learning more about this car and its limits! Thanks!
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