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Sir Lord Van Von Vader'ham last won the day on February 14 2014

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  • Birthday 02/28/1983

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    James

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  1. Hi guys, I've started removing the excess wiring from my rb25 engine loom (wipers etc) and found most of them go to the ABS plug. Is this plug normally left on the loom or do people remove it? If it's needed, will the ABS module be required as well or is it possible to run without? And if without - are there any issues with fault codes etc being sent to the Ecu? This is for a conversion into a hr31 without ABS Sorry if this has been covered before, couldn't find anything concrete in the search or google Cheers James
  2. Love it. pretty much how im planning to redo my skirts, keen to hear your thought on them after your next outting
  3. Hey everyone, long time no speak My GTS2 is for sale, hit us up if your interested or know someone who is.
  4. FOR SALE: Make / Model / Year: R31 Skyline Silhouette SVD GTS 2 #072, 1989 Location: Canberra, ACT Kilometers: 297,000 Transmission type: 5sp manual Engine: RB30e Colour: Red Modifications: 16 inch Simmons OM16 rims. Roadworthy Certificate: yes Registered: yes Accident History: None that i know of. Asking Price: $13000ono Contact Details: Call James on 0412 621 949, PM or reply to thread. Other Comments: Good points Bilsteins have been rebuilt/revalved to suit a 100kg driver (handles amazingly) New Stainless 2.25 mandrel exhaust with hi-flow cat, Nistune ecu (piggyback works and comes with), 16x7 Simmon OM16 with new tyres, 4 x gts2 rims, new battery, injectors serviced, A/C extremely well! Ive also recently replaced the fuel pump, O2 sensor, injector serviced (re-zinc'd the fuel rail,bolts etc) Bad points Paint is average (will come with a full set of replacement stickers/decals from Cazz), drivers side bolster is torn, steering wheel needs retrim. I really enjoy this car but really want a hr31 coupe and so #072 needs to move on to a new home. Price is negotiable.
  5. my BCs are bent. im looking for new struts atm - MCA worth the dosh say over bilsteins? Keen to hear spring rates too bro
  6. I use Qstarz bt-q1000ex datalogger. It just a little gps unit you stick in your car, great for trackdays and cheap. Its always within .1 of the offical track timing. And their editing program Dashware. Just overlays the data on to your video i think. I'm not techhead.
  7. SAU Nickname: Sir L0rd Van Von Vader'ham Car Make and Model: R31 skyline Circuit Name: Eastern Creek Lap time: 1:43.8 Timing method: Natsoft Modifications Engine: RB30DET Power: 345kw Suspension: S13 coilovers, F&R Whiteline anti-roll Bars Tyres: Advan A050 255 wide Brakes: wilwood superlite front, r32 gtst rear Body weight: 1190 kg
  8. I have actually. i was looking at the Tial MVR. Has anyone had any experience with these before - Apparently is a direct swap for the Turbosmart 45mm hypergate, which would be nice. really want to bombproof/idiotproof the current setup, as i know it works well.... when its working lol
  9. The lead up to this year was quite cruisy, I made sure I had everything done and ready so the week before all I had to do was pack. Thursday- Got to SMSP on time, was able to unload unhurriedly. Went through scrutineering easily, only needed a bit of padding on a rollbar – they hit the whole field for that. I reckon Vsport made their quota that day LOL 1st session – got out nice and easy, get about twos and the clutch starts slipping then about halfway down the straight the clutch went to the floor. Limped back to the pits and found one of the clutch slave cylinder tabs that the bolts go through had snapped off. We think because it was pushing at an angle it was sort of engaging the pressure plate and heating it up. Quick call and a trip out to Fatz place for a spare (thanks again!) and I was back in business for the 4th session, but the damage was done. One lap of slipping and I called it a day. Luckily I brought my old clutch as a spare, and we were able to swap it that evening in about 1.5hours. Friday Session 1 went out, car was feeling good - Really good thru the corners actually, so much easier to drive than last year. Got a lap and lost all boost a T4. Back to the pits and found the new intercooler hose off the turbo had tried to eat itself Shop around, got a new one and some gold wrap to help protect it from the heat and ready for.. Session 2 fcukin boost. I cannot believe how much trouble ive had with boost. This time its overboost – and what killed the pipe. Back in to the pit (notice a theme?) vac line had perished (silicone). Source a replacement and ready for… Session 3. Out, car is fine. get to the straight between 8 and 9 and bam, coolant on the window. Limped to the pits, the press fitting in the plenum for the top radiator hose had blown out. Trip to bunnings and some epoxy cement later and had it fixed. We decided to leave bleeding it until Saturday morning so it would set 100%. Saturday Turned out my first session was earlier than expected. Filled and bled the coolant just in time, only getting suited up as they were going out. session 1 Overboosting again, came back in and thinking the same thing happened i replaced the vac line again but with a braided line vsport made for us at the track. Session 2 still o/b. Back in and this time i pulled the wastegate apart for lack of seeing anything else obvious. Turns out the diaphragm is rooted. Visit to the Turbosmart stand and one freebie later im ready for the next session session 3 - spirt's are up, should hgaugeipped the boat problem in the bud. I head out and crap, first full throttle smashes past 30psi (high as the gauge reads) overboosting issue anyway. I decided to have a go anyway and just modulated the throttle, watching the gauge to keep the needle on 20psi. heres the vid So all in all, an annoying weekend but happy for the new pb too. Good thing i could take away is that the aero and rear end seem working really well. Water temps didn't go above 80deg The Turbosmart guys said my wastegate looks like it's getting way too hot. That's why it's discolored and probably the root cause of my problems. The new ducting setup would have made things even worse, little airflow on the circuit and none in the pits. They recommended a little ducting on to the wastegate area, the bilstine s14 had the same issue and that worked for them. So, I've come away determined to fix this issue once and for all. I'm going to remove the heat shield as its just radiating heat back on to the gate. I'm getting the whole hot side ceramic coated, a new w/g (just incase), aeroflow braided teflon hose for the vac line, air ducting to the area and either a new boost solenoid or do away with it and run just spring pressure. Once that's all done I'm going back to smsp to see what it should have done, not changing anything else. I think there is a in it 40 as it sits now. I dont like how the new wing looks 'disconnected" from the car, I'm going to redo the endplates so they sit lower/closer to the car
  10. Any updates man? I had the same issue in with my bonnet, I used reflect-a-gold. Worked a treat. That said, after wtac I'll be ceramic coating the hot side.
  11. Thanks guys. Few $$$ short for a sports sedan lol. Did you wanna pop over tomorrow andrew? And have you got the the competitors pack yet matt? With garage allocations etc.
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