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    Post by R33 ONE on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:40 am

    Hey guys

    This thread is a project I did last year to smarten up my engine bay on the skyline, I had already polished the inlet pipes but they had started to go off. So I decided to take the car off the road for a bit and get it looking better.

    Just to note, all work done myself using hand tools and a 6"bench grinder/polisher

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    so the dismantling begins,,

    bumper off

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    throttle body inlet plenum, inlet pipes fuel rail and cam cover all off

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    inlet manifold off

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    to be replaced with a nice polished one Smile

    some comparison pics

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    also fitted a new fuel filter and some braided fuel lines, cleaned the fuel rail and polished the injector caps

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    was then time to fit the replacement plenum with one i did earlier.

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    was a real pita to refit but with much swearing and awkard joint extensions it went on nicely and i was happy that it was sitting on the new gasket correctly.

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    the new HKS oil filter can be seen in this pic - also on the new adapter plate for the new temp/pressure gauges and the polished water inlet pipe

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    So next up was the cam shaft and belt covers and new silicone pipes, buffed uo the exhaust manifold / turbo heat shields and the coolant bleed pipes, also replaced 2 coilpacks as they were shot so hopefully no more misfire

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    bit of a blurry pic - but i quite like this one

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    3"cold air feed trumpet was secured in old smic hole

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    new silicone inlet pipe

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    picked up a MAF sensor cover that was also polished up

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    all fitted with a new purple filter and polished cage

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    L pipe refitted and carbon cannister binned and replaced with a catch can

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    hard pipe kit and inlet pipes refurbed and refitted

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    i also painted the bumper bar as it was looking pretty skanky, pulled off the bonnet liner too for the same reason, and replaced the driver side headlight as it was yellowing, i had a spare but it was cracked on the side - but hopefully my repair will be ok as the lens is much cleaner.


    bumper back on - this was a milestone as it finally looked almost useable again

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    from this

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    to this

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    Post by Dminted on Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:31 pm

    completely different look! Looks great man. Anymore performance in the near future? Always like seeing a Skyline getting work done.
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    Post by R33 ONE on Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:46 pm

    Cheers Dminted Smile

    Yeah I would like to push for 400hp, will need bigger injectors and either a custom chip on the std ecu or go aftermarket..

    Unlikely to happen this year tho as funds are limited + I'm still quite happy with 360, more than enough for a daily drive really Smile
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    Post by Dminted on Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:52 pm

    yes 360 sounds like a decent daily driver, lol. I know all about lack of funds, my civic has been sitting waiting for some love but it has been a long process.
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    Post by jlopez95 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:34 am

    love skyline builds.....the engine looks real clean with the polished components...
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:40 am

    Hot damn i love me a good Skyline build! SUPER jealous. I noticed a ring on your hand in one of the pics, how'd your girl take to your attachment to the R33? lol My wife said i could get one ofter we move to Florida. What other things do you have planned?
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    Post by R33 ONE on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:05 pm

    Lol yeah the GF loves it Smile tho she shouts at me when we go sideways Twisted Evil

    She's defo a keeper tho..were still only engaged (5yrs so far) because when I had enough money to put towards a decent wedding. I bought the R33 instead Smile and she was cool with it.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:10 pm

    Yeah, she's a keeper. lol. My wife told me when i asked if i could get a four door model, "only if you get me a two door." I like the look of the four door ones because they don't recieve the hype of the two door and GTR's. Funny how some people don't know that the GTR trim was availible on the four doors as well. Congrats on the engagement.

    I have yet to take our Eclipse through the Ozark Mountains here in the Midwestern US. She practically begged me to take her for a spin the night we brought it home, but with expired license plates, not too smart of an idea. Plus the fuel in it is about a year and a half to two years old. lol
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:11 pm

    Jump over to my thread and comment mate. lol. I'd like to now what people think.
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    Post by Dminted on Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:38 pm

    WOW how was she ok with you buying a Skyline instead of getting married? lol. My GF is planning our wedding and she has already told me that my car better not become a problem lol. Love the Skyline and can't wait to get one here in the US, gotta have me a nice R34 2 door of course, sorry Austin but those things are just pure awesome to me.
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    Post by EclipsedSilver on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:38 pm

    Yeah no kidding? and Dennis, I keep telling you, get a side job man. It's the only way to fund BOTH passions, cars and our girls. lol.

    Eh, it's alright on the R34 two door man. I just like the look of the ER34 GT-R's myself. Rarer than a coupe. Plus, no one will suspect a "family" sedan blowing them out of the water. lol
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    Post by R33 ONE on Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:27 am

    Small update on my skyline

    As it was my birthday last week i treated my self to a Bee*R power builder to change the rev limit to a ignition cut rather than fuel cut. and it also acts as a basic form of launch control-allowing the turbo to create some boost before launching,
    The limits are fully adjustable and currently I've set my rev limit to 7K and 3.5k for launching with the harshness of the cut on 9 out of 15..makes some BLOODY LOUD bangs and flames and I'm loving it so far-have scared the shit outa some people waiting for a bus lol
    Got my mate to take a vid -excuse him, he's a bit excitable lol.