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Old 07-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #91
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #92
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I'll grab a video once it actually runs. I am sure you'll see it sometime this summer. I wanted it done for formula d in may, but I went way over budget and still have some buttoning up to do.
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Hey new to the site, I recently got a 95 240sx se with a red top sr20det and am from Kalamazoo MI, it has basic bolt ons:
T28 Turbo
Isis bottom mount manifold
3" exhaust (RSR, Megan, and Flowmaster)
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Aluminum Radiator (can't remember brand)
Emusa Coilovers
Now for the bad, when i first got it home it was running on 3 cylinders, and misfiring really badly. After finding out one of the exhaust manifold stud had been broken and the manifold wasn't sealing to the block. Took everything out, put new exhaust studs and new gasket because the one that was on there was broken. Only to find that the oil drain plug had been broken in half and then someone tried to weld it back together (not a good job at all restricted oil flow!) not to mention it wasn't the correct one for the turbo and didn't fit very well (gasket was also broken). There have been a number of other dumb things done with this conversion such as sensors not being grounded and also vacuum line coming from BOV was T'd into the fuel pressure line (thats a no no). Forgot to mention one of the silicone couplings to the FMIC was torn and had been wrapped with duct tape to fix it (oil was dripping out of this spot from oil blow by from turbo, just installed oil catch can and hopefully this solves the problem). Last the coil packs weren't even bolted to the intake (I'm pretty sure thats what keeps them in place and also grounds them) With all this being said this car is a work in progress. This car did come from Xceedspeed so you may have seen it. The body isn't in the best conditions and i will be working on that later. I don't want to bad talk anyone but this car looks to be as if this swap was rushed, this car also has a big sticker in the engine bay that says "3S" from 3S custom. I have posted some pics from the PO and the last pic is from 3S custom's website (3S Customs Current Projects) I'm pretty sure my car is in the lower left corner with a different engine (was told this engine came from Jason at 3S custom and sat for awhile b/c it was missing parts). With all this being said after slowly finding and fixing the problems i do love the car!
Last if anyone close to Kzoo has a hood, passenger corner light, and drivers headlight for a Zenki i would be very interested in purchasing these!
One more thing there is also a SCCA event being held at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo on July 21, here the link for info MotorsportReg.com : SCCA - Western Michigan Region - Solo II announces Championship Event #3 with Graveyard Motorsports (Sun 22, Jul 2012) info at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Mi 49001 (5494)
This website has given me the most info since purchasing my car, thank you to all!
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #94
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Welcome to the site. I will be taking my 240sx downto the grave yard autox. So i should meet you there. Glad you are enjoying your 240 dispite the issues you had when you first purchased it. Once you get it all fixed up and running proper that thing will be a beast.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #95
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Dan, look up zoologix on facebook. Decent tuner in Kalamazoo. I saw that and honestly considered picking it up. Good work on getting it running.
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Yeah zoologic or strictly import
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:30 PM   #97
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Yeah zoologic or strictly import
Yeah i will need to check out strictly imports

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Dan, look up zoologix on facebook. Decent tuner in Kalamazoo. I saw that and honestly considered picking it up. Good work on getting it running.
Thanks man i just sent the friend request, any idea if they ecu flashing?

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Welcome to the site. I will be taking my 240sx downto the grave yard autox. So i should meet you there. Glad you are enjoying your 240 dispite the issues you had when you first purchased it. Once you get it all fixed up and running proper that thing will be a beast.
Sounds good bud i am excited to meet some new people, what do you drive? and do you live in Kzoo?

Last any idea for body parts?
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #98
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I drive a black 89 240sx hatch with gold rims.

As far as body parts go idk. Maybe look around in the sale section or post a wanted ad.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #99
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I drive a black 89 240sx hatch with gold rims.

As far as body parts go idk. Maybe look around in the sale section or post a wanted ad.
Yeah thats what i was thinking but i figured I'd ask it anyone knew where one was. You i the kzoo area?
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:48 PM   #101
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Oh gotch ya, when i get the looking better i want to make it out to a meet in GR! I'll make sure to ask you where the good spots are at!
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Sounds good. I kno where it all happens
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #103
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Just letting everyone know i was able to fix my oil leak and now my s14 is running great! I will get pics up as soon as my phone lets me to show you the work i did today!
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So today i worked on oil outlet from the t28 turbo. the first pic is of the new oil return (straight up and down) Vs. the old oil return (the crapper 45 degree one). Its hard to tell from the pics but the person who tried to make this fit really messed this up, not only does it look like crap the entire inside is full of weld and really restrict oil flow!!! The new oil return i used was from a mid 90's saab with a t25 turbo. This oil return looked almost identical to the original (except the 45 degree and crappy weld) all i had to do was drill out the holes a tad, the stock nuts on the saab were 10mm and new ones for the t28 were 12mm (not to much bigger) after putting the new oil return on i see why they chose to use a 45 degree angle, it fits perfectly to the block. After drilling the new holes i sanded down the ruff edges on the new oil return. However with the one i chose using heater hoes it wanted to buckle in the middle (there had to a 90 degree from the oil return to block). This is where the next picture comes into play, i found the 90 degree brass elbow at lows ($2.50ish). Now with this new setup it looked easy but i now i the everyone once and awhile a clamp would touch the steer column knuckle (this is not alright) had to play with the hose sizes a bit but got it work! Put everything back together and started it, oil still was dripping (WTF?!?!?) Let the engine cool down again and began diagnosing the problem, it seems when i was putting the turbo back in last week i put new crush washers on all the banjo bolts but never tightened down the oil inlet (not a banjo bolt on turbo). So not wanting to take my full turbo setup off again just to spend 5 minutes tightening down the inlet. I was able to use a crows foot (12mm) and about 18" extension to get it to tighten down! Oh forgot to mention love have enough space to stand between my radiator and belts!
Well i tried to get pics up, where the best place to uploaded so i can put them on the website?
thanks
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did u make it out to the autocross dan?
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did u make it out to the autocross dan?
No, i wish i had i am still doing a couple things with the 240 and it also happened to fall on my fathers birthday lol....having some compressor surge that i was worried about but turns out its not as bad as i though.
Heres the link to my thread: http://zilvia.net/f/engine-tech/4665...-problems.html
I take it you didn't make it out either?
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i made it but there were 3 or 4 s14 so i wasnt sure if one of them was yours
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i made it but there were 3 or 4 s14 so i wasnt sure if one of them was yours
nope none of them were me.... how'd you do?
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I didnt run. My motor only has 1k miles right now so im just takin it easy.
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I didnt run. My motor only has 1k miles right now so im just takin it easy.
right on, well we should cruise when you get that motor broken in
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For sure! Im taking my car to chicago this weekend for the Another Level Car Show.
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very nice bud, you should put some pics of your car up!
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I have some pics of it in earlier pages in this thread
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #114
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Hey guys, do any of you have a spare ka or turbo parts laying around? I'm looking to build a ka-t this winter in my apartment. Yayy winter.. But yeah if you guys know of anything lmk.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:18 AM   #115
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I may... Lmk what youre looking for
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Im in the process of buying a turbo setup right now, so I may just need an entire ka because I want to start from scratch and that way if it blows up, I can blame it on me
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Im in the process of buying a turbo setup right now, so I may just need an entire ka because I want to start from scratch and that way if it blows up, I can blame it on me
im across the border in sarnia, have a buddy with a dual cam ka setup, let me know
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Do you know if I would have to do anything special importing it or anything?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:40 PM   #119
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28th st metro cruise is tomorrow and saturday! If you missed Woodward dream cruise this is a great one to go to! Lots of cars and a lot of late night hooning!!
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