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About QLDR31

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    R31, 2 x HR31 GTS-X, S2 Stagea
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    Brendan

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  1. i Thanks I wonder if I should get the engine rebuilt? Or just patch it up and get it back on the road. Timing belt is due. It has 245k on the clock. Water pump got done about 100k back, with the last timing belt. I think everything else is original. I think there might be an issue with the turbo as well. I thought taking the head off had issues with exhaust studs breaking etc.
  2. Anyone had any recent good/bad experience with Brisbane workshops? I recently took my Stagea to Red Devil Radiators at Archerfield, It sat there for five weeks and they didn't touch it. I ended up driving it home unfixed. They are a nice bunch, but were really busy, more suited to more common vehicles.
  3. George Fury drove a turbo Bluebird and DR30 Skyline. Jim Richards drove the HR31 GTS-R Skyline. I own a GTS-X HR31, im a big fan of them. But id probably choose a R34 GTR. Looks cool and aggressive, particularly in R34 Nismo Z-Tune.
  4. I did a 25min radiator flush yesterday. Just idling away. I didn't think the heater got very hot. Some white smoke out the back.
  5. Buy an R34 GTT, then drop a non turbo engine in it till you get your opens. I bought one with ECU etc for $400.
  6. I might try a radiator flush, poring the the flush straight into the bleed holes.
  7. Thanks yeah bit of a hike. I have done one flush recently maybe I should try another, and squeeze some coolant hoses.
  8. I took it to a radiator place a while back. It sat there for five weeks and they were too busy to touch it so I grabbed it back.
  9. Today I jacked up the front. Put my funnel on. Started it up. Loosened the bleed bolts. Set heater to 32°. It got up to running temperature. The rear bleed bolt seemed to bleed ok. The front bleed bolt seemed to blow bubbles the whole time. The funnel funnel gained coolant, I didn;t put any in it.. I just had it idling the whole time. It stayed at running temperature. The heater didn't seem to get hot. Does this mean its a water pump issue?
  10. Thanks guys i'll give it another go. I'll try a proper bleed. I bought a pressure tester it seemed to hold 15psi in the coolant system. Think it was only loosing coolant from the overflow bottle, eg getting too hot. I haven't touched the senors
  11. I thought so. Ok, might try with them off as well, sounds messy. I think the thermostat is right. I took this from the R34 service manual:
  12. I bought a funnel kit which has a cap that screws on. All sealed etc. I didn't didn't raise the front of the car but its worth a try. I will slap myself silly if this fixes it I thought the sealed funnel setup would sort this, with coolant higher then the engine. Dang I thought it was 77° or 82°. I got the chick to check my VIN when I was buying it. The previous thermostat I think was a Tridon, not sure what temperature but changing thermostat made no difference. On a side note when bleeding it lots of bubbles came out and as it got hotter the funnel got fuller. I didn't really add any coolant until it was off and cooling down. I didn't think this was normal. I thought id need to add coolant. Before I bought the funnel lots of coolant would spew everywhere when bleeding it. The bleeding procedure I used: -raise front of car [ADDED]. -take off two bleed bolts on NEO engine. -using non spill funnel slowly fill until constant coolant comes out bleed holes. -add bleed bolts -start up engine -turn a/c off and heater on. -squeeze various coolant hoses. -Add coolant if required -Wait for it to get to running temp and minimal air bubbles out. -Turn off engine. Once cool put on radiator cap.
  13. Hey guys, My auto Stagea Overheats after about 10mins of warming up and driving. Its all pretty much stock setup, no exhaust or mods. OEM Water pump was done about 100K ago. Recently I got an OEM radiator cap and 82deg c thermostat. I put an aftermarket clutch fan on it. Which probably wouldn't fix the issue as I was doing 100KMh the first time it heated up. I hear clutch fans don't do much when your doing more than 80KMh. I changed the radiator today. Each time I change something I bleed the coolant with the two bleed nuts then run it with the heater on and a funnel for coolant. I use green coolant, currently from Repco. It overheated today, and the weather isn't hot at all. A while back the turbo started making weird noises on boost, I wonder if a stuffed turbo could make it heat up? Any ideas? I'd like to get it back on the road. Its been off for a few months now. Besides the occasional test drive. Cheers Brendan
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