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Broke my RB20det, Need Advice! :)


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Well the other night, i was driving home when my boost went from 10 to 0..

didnt know what happened, so i downgeared and gave it some throttle and it went from 20vac back to 0...

well, turns out. the little bit of metal at the end of th e spark plug that the spark actually jumps to snapped off, went into my 1st cylinder, bent an exhaust valve, went through the turbo and took out my turbine wheel and continued through my exhaust.

by the way, its a 1992 R32 GTSt Manual

:D

So now im thinking of what to do next..

Its either,

a) Rebuild current RB20

B) Buy replacement RB20

c) Buy RB25 to go in my R32 :D

Im really leaning towards option c, but the thing is either way i will be taking out a 5k student loan. so thats all i will be able to spend. 5k.

And if i get an RB25 i wouldnt mind getting aftermarket management in there aswell.. Reckon that could be done for 5k?

Basically i dont need a whole half cut or what ever. But what would i need to get an RB25 working in my car? whats like the least i would need? how much you reckon it would cost?

I have a guy who can fit the engine for me.. but that wont include a tune or anything. i guess that will be done when the computer is fitted (will be done at Maztech)

So just need lots and lots of advice.

Thanks all :)

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Option C :D shouldn't be a problem with 5k depends on labour costs, but you say a guy can fit it for you. Also a computer will probably cost around ~$1500 so budget that in as well.

Anyways good luck with the project!

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Option C :) shouldn't be a problem with 5k depends on labour costs, but you say a guy can fit it for you. Also a computer will probably cost around ~$1500 so budget that in as well.

Anyways good luck with the project!

was talking to a bloke who has done an engine swap in his silvia. he was saying it may be kinda tricky but its been done and blah blah. but then when i said i was getting after market management he goes, oh well that just makes everything so much easier, and it should be pretty straight forward then..

just wandering what difference it makes? in terms of the wiring loom or something?

Thanks all

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If you are going to put a RB25 in, then get the half-cut. That way, you get a ECU and loom, and aftermarket ECUs like Wolf and Microtech have Plug'n'Play models that are much easier to install.

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RB25, front cut... if you can land a 25 box too you'll be laughing.

i have gone off the idea of an RB25. i think i will just rebuild my RB20 with forged internals and a few other goodies. :D

just dunno where to get stuff from... i tried racepace and they dont deal with RB20's

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