sleptema

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    Perth, WA

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    R33 GTR & R34 GTT
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  1. So bit of an update. Car is still in the workshop. They have been battling with a fuelling issue for a few weeks where once the car was on the dyno for a while, the afrs would lean out. They pretty much replaced every component of the fuel system, even putting the power fc back in to see if it was the ecu somehow. Anyway, turns out the fuel was getting too hot, but still unsure how. The exhaust didn't have a heat shield and they think that the heat is soaking into the tank. Apparently Bosch 1650s are sensitive to hot fuel. They have wrapped and shielded the exhaust off, and a fuel temp sender is on the way for the haltech. Fingers crossed it'll be ready soon. Little bit of good news is that it apparently made over 500rwhp on e85.
  2. I think I am happy with the way the car looks for now. I am going to get some new rims which is next on the shopping list. I can't decide between LMGT4s or TE37s. In the future I will go for a carbon bonnet (painted white), I think I will go Top Secret but I have also always had a soft spot for the Nismo one (unsure of the specific type, but in R34s it's the Ztune style) .
  3. Bought a R34 GTR steering wheel, was sick of the standard S1 wheel - actually so ugly. Airbag light is on, but apparently can be fixed with a 2.7ohm resistor. Will get onto that soon. Installed my garage defend style carbon cooling panel from carbonetics. FItment was OK - holes for radiator brackets needed to be drilled out slightly. Car is booked in on Wednesday for E85 conversion! Haltech Elite 2500 ecu, walbro 460 going in the tank, Bosch 1650cc injectors and re-using my FPR2000, ethanol content sensor and boost solenoid. Going to give the car a birthday while it is at the shop, make sure everything is looked at and fixed, not that there is much wrong though.
  4. sleptema

    SOOO change of plans again, I have decided to part out and sell the wreck. There are a number of reasons for this. 1) I have bought a GTR and require funds to make it into a monster. 2) I have just built a big shed and require funds to finish it off. 3) Even if I did have the money to fix up the skyline, at the moment, I don't really have the time to fix & race it. 4) Turns out a REVS check of the car doesn't show up any accident or write off history, and the car is still registered. I also have a buyer for the shell who has checked it out with a panel beater and wants to do a GTR conversion. So I have already started stripping down the car and selling bits. It has been an extremely unpleasant experience dismantling the car that, for so many years, meant the absolute world to me. I've found myself just sitting in the car remembering all the good times I had. All the ear to ear grins I had when I gated it through tunnels, all the times I've gotten thumbs up or neck snaps when I drive past other enthusiasts. Don't get me wrong, I love my GTR, and I hope one day I feel the same about it.. But this car will always have a special place in my heart. Funny how we can get so attached to inanimate objects like cars, right? But, I hope the new owner will find as much joy in this beast as I did, and I have asked him that when it is done, to take me for a spin. I would love nothing more than for her to be restored to her former glory, and taken care of with the same amount of love that I showed.
  5. The car isn't an everyday drive, but I can completely agree with it being impracticable. The rear of the car is just as low as the front, I need to be super careful where and when I choose to drive it now. I actually (at the moment) prefer it with the current bumper, without the intercooler ducts. I think it gives the front end a sleeker look.
  6. Pretty eventful week. Did a service on the car myself, just an oil change. When I went to pull the filter off it grabbed the adapter for the sandwich plate and pulled the entire thing off. Was a lot of fun trying to put that back on considering the spot it was in, couldn't see a thing and managed to fumble my way through it. Also, like a complete moron, didn't put the drip tray close enough to the bung on the oil pan and spilled over a litre of dirty oil on my garage floor LOL. Won't make that mistake again. Also had my air con tensioner sound like the bearing was playing up, making a whirring noise. Let go the other day when I was 45 minutes from home, completely destroyed the bearings, and was lucky I didn't throw the belt and cause more damage. Got my diffuser, pods and skirt extensions put on today, I reckon it looks tough as. Apparently fitment was pretty good. Only problem is now that the rear end of the car is low. Really low. All fun and games right?
  7. sleptema

    I used a generic strut specialist. Old ones needed to be thrown out as there was no way they could be re-used. He just used the brackets from the OEM ones and adapted them to fit on the new struts. I believe he just measured the extents of the struts and ordered accordingly, and put above mentioned pressure into them.
  8. Did a headlight restore today and came up mint. Also took a sneaky video of her running. Doesn't do it justice to how lumpy the idle is though. VID_20180805_155744.mp4
  9. First mod - always wheels and lower. Dropped the car from 4x4 spec down to a reasonable level. In my above post I was talking about how rough the ride was.. After dropping the coils, the car feels completely different. There was an adjustment screw on the hats in the ebay that I loosened off and it helped immensely. Car is now sitting on Work Emotion CR2Ps 18x10+5 wrapped in Yokohama Advan Neova AD08Rs 265/35. Can't wait to drive in the dry and see how it hooks up.
  10. sleptema

    For anyone interested here is a link to my new build thread.
  11. Hello all, If anyone was following my previous build thread I had an R34 GTT [FR34K] that I wrote off. I decided it was probably my only chance to get into the GTR scene. After searching for a while I found a member on here selling a beautiful white R33 GTR V-spec with an N1 engine. My goals for this car are just to be a weekend cruiser, occasionally heading down to the drags to see what it can do. If I could run a 10 second pass on the H pattern gearbox I would be exstatic, and I think somewhere in the vicinity of 800awhp would be more than enough as a max power figure. Car already has -7 turbos, poncams and a power FC with supporting mods, making a respectable 420awhp. It has HKS coilovers, Project mu rotors and gold BBS rims, with a lovely Jun style carbon lip. Immediate thoughts of this car (coming from a 485whp GTT) are: it's really fast. The GT35R on my R34, although made nice power, was quite laggy in comparison to the -7s. They feel like they have no lag, and the car doesn't have any problems whatsoever putting the power to the ground. I find myself looking down at the speedo after planting my foot and being blown away about how fast I'm going. The gear ratios help play a part in that as well, although aggressive, are still fantastic when just cruising. The suspension is very stiff - too stiff for me (it's something I will be changing very soon) but it handles superbly. After landing in WA, I took the car to a licencing centre to get it inspected. The list consisted of some minor things like globes and removing of tint. Nothing major - the hardest thing was child restraints which I borrowed out of a wrecked r33. Yesterday I passed my final inspection and picked up my custom plates.
  12. As per this ad, he has mentioned that the s3 is 35mm lower than the s1&2. While we are on the topic, does the s3 front lip fit the s1 bumper? I prefer my s1 bumper without the intercooler ducts, and would just like a more aggressive lip.
  13. sleptema

    Yeah sorry guys, I was thinking about that this morning and realised how stupid I must sound aha. The guy who did my struts didn't correct me, I believe it would be newtons. EDIT: Re-uploading pictures of finished product.
  14. sleptema

    Just wanted to share with everyone some concrete information regarding replacing boot struts on R33 skyline, specifically the GTR but I am sure the information will be transferable. The reason I am posting is that there wasn't much information regarding pressures & the ability to remove the strut from the bracket (requiring drilling). What I did ended up costing me $110. Below is a picture I pulled from another thread, this is the part of the strut that is hard to remove. Very hard, but not impossible. What we did was use my 10mm spanner and wedge it in between the ball and the strut, then slowly work the it off. It looks like it's going to snap the strut and it ends up destroying it, but that's ok because new ones are cheap. This is what mine looked like in the end. We ended up putting 100nm of pressure in each cyl. It holds the boot fine with a genuine GTR spoiler. If I had to do it again, I would put 150nm in each to see if it holds any better, BUT that 100 works just fine. Any questions please shoot them through.