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Hella_GTR

Interested in buying this BCNR33 with shock tower repair from Garage Defend

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Thanks guys and good call on the less corrosion.  I will google some Australian dealers.  It'd give me an excuse to go there for the first time and visit the country.

And regarding OB2, it's not that easy unfortunately.  Sean Morris is still working on his OBD2 system for the r34 which has a going rate of $50k at the moment.  OBD2 requires additional sensors, like one in the fuel tank,  a EGR valve, a 2nd O2 sensor, a crank position sensor and a whole bunch more that I don't know about.  The OBD2 system must read all that data and regulate emissions (correct me if I'm wrong) and on 2000 vehicles, I suppose that would be OBD2b systems, California emissions check stations must plug-into the computer to read the data from those sensors.  There' some info out there online but not much.  Sean Morris is the guru on this and you can find him on Youtube and other articles. 

Or maybe I can find a way to get a residency card in Australia somehow...hmmmmm

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12 minutes ago, Duncan said:

I'm not sure of the specifics of the post 95 rule, but there are plenty of aftermarket ECUs that are OBD2 compliant. So unless you are unable to change the ECU, something like a Haltech plug in will get you there about $38,000 cheaper.

Haltech Elite ECUs have OBD2 port function over CAN but the functions are highly limited, it just sets the CEL based on the same logic as the Nissan OEM ECU such as open circuit/closed circuit detection or maybe storing momentary faults at most.

When CARB says they want OBD2 compliance they really mean you need to have full drive cycle monitoring. So you need to be able to detect the catalytic converter efficiency and report when it is below the specified standard. You also need to be able to detect if the vapor recovery system has a leak exceeding a certain flow rate. These kinds of test cycles need to happen for every single emissions control system, misfire detection, etc...

Also, you cannot have a programmable ECU. Aftermarket ECUs are programmable so that's not a workable solution.

Needless to say the CA emissions problem is a huge pain in the neck. Most people have tried the easy solutions. Most people give up and register in another state with more lax emissions regulations but if you go that route you will live in fear that a police officer will make your life very difficult during any given traffic stop.

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We don't really use dealers for GTRs all that much over here. There are some, but the majority of Australian used cars are sold privately by the owners. 

Here you go: Australian GTRs for sale - cheapest to most expensive.
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/nissan/skyline/twin-turbo-intercooled-induction/?Sort=~Price

The other place to look for Australian GTRs is right here!
https://www.sau.com.au/forums/forum/56-for-sale-private-whole-cars-only/

 

I'm sure that if you found one you were super keen on, you could plead/provide beers, for someone to check out for you. :D

There's also a good local knowledge on PPI providers. 

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The trouble is he needs to get a stock 1995 for registration purposes. Only allowable changes are air/oil separators/catch cans which do not vent to atmosphere, catback exhaust. Anything from the air filter to the last catalytic converter/O2 sensor cannot be modified. ECUs cannot be modified except for emissions compliance purposes. Also, big cams will certainly fail emissions, they do the full FTP-75 drive cycle test and you have to stay within CARB 1995 emissions limits.

FTP-75 drive cycle: https://www.dieselnet.com/standards/cycles/ftp75.php

CARB emissions standards: https://www.dieselnet.com/standards/us/ld_ca.php#lev

The current CA compliance package is a set of precats welded to the downpipe/front pipe, new main cats that are all CARB certified, and a number of other mystery changes that are a trade secret. Ignition timing changes are definitely a part of it. You also need to have the car completely stock before you bring it in and in good condition. They inspect the car for modified vacuum lines, stock ECU, etc.

After registration modification gets easier, especially if you know someone that will pass anything. Just don't get pulled over for street racing and you'll never have to revert back to stock.

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3 hours ago, joshuaho96 said:

The trouble is he needs to get a stock 1995 for registration purposes. Only allowable changes are air/oil separators/catch cans which do not vent to atmosphere, catback exhaust. Anything from the air filter to the last catalytic converter/O2 sensor cannot be modified. ECUs cannot be modified except for emissions compliance purposes. Also, big cams will certainly fail emissions, they do the full FTP-75 drive cycle test and you have to stay within CARB 1995 emissions limits.

FTP-75 drive cycle: https://www.dieselnet.com/standards/cycles/ftp75.php

CARB emissions standards: https://www.dieselnet.com/standards/us/ld_ca.php#lev

The current CA compliance package is a set of precats welded to the downpipe/front pipe, new main cats that are all CARB certified, and a number of other mystery changes that are a trade secret. Ignition timing changes are definitely a part of it. You also need to have the car completely stock before you bring it in and in good condition. They inspect the car for modified vacuum lines, stock ECU, etc.

After registration modification gets easier, especially if you know someone that will pass anything. Just don't get pulled over for street racing and you'll never have to revert back to stock.

You're spot on.  I talked to Toprank again and they said the same thing as you sir.  Car needs to be mostly original.  Bummer lol.

3 hours ago, joshuaho96 said:

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/nissan/skyline-r33/r33-gtr-v-spec---tasteful-extras-lovely-example/9899804

Could be good, just in the UK. Get a PPI, that price is low and not a lot of photos.

 I totally just emailed them. Holy crap the prices in the UK are less than Japan.  I'm going to search the markets there...  R32's here are $35k minimum for a high-mileage clean one.  Low mileage is $50k+.  I'm going to see a 1994 high mileage R32 this weekend from Best-R which is a great GTR shop.  Asking price is about $35k...https://www.goo-net.com/usedcar/spread/goo/13/700055104730190702001.html
 


Thanks!!

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