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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:56 pm 
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I was getting a bit concerned there about people thinking this was the mother of all thread-jacks as the original conversation between David and I was lost in the server switch.
I have checked on-line and it is difficult if not impossible to source any of this stuff. Where did all the K10 content go to? Guessing sites have fallen by the wayside and all this information and top photographs have been lost....
Until now!
OK, on with the show (episode 81264612).
I will post up some more brochures (um, still a few more to go) then we will go on a road trip with some nice folks. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
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Have collected these from various places over time so order may be wrong and quality of images varies a bit.
Also, apologies if some are double posts. It is getting hard for me to keep track!

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:37 am 
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Time for a road trip!
I stumbled across this comparatively recently. Definitely in the last year.
As far as I remember it was on a site that had nothing to do with cars.
It is a road trip by a group of K10 enthusiasts and I really wish I had saved all the photographs of where they went and the fun they got up to. Instead, I just saved a selection but that will have to do (still a lot of pics).
Wish I could remember where I got this from to name them all and give them a shout out.
I did however save two group photographs of the people involved so I am going to post them here.
If you are in one of the photographs, make yourself known and thank you for the road trip diary!
Here they are -

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And I think this was one of their destinations (?) -

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So, buckle-up. Here is their road trip -

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:47 am 
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Here are some parked up -

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:53 am 
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Amongst all that some of you may have noticed that there are a few 5 door K10´s. All minted up and given the Super Turbo look!

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:57 am 
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Hey Toolz, dont want to jack your thread jack but how about

http://nissanmarch.46.forumer.com/viewforum.php?f=18

How'd I get involved in this ? :?

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:05 am 
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Full-frontal´s!

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Posted this one before but....

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:13 am 
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DmK66 wrote:
Hey Toolz, dont want to jack your thread jack but how about

http://nissanmarch.46.forumer.com/viewforum.php?f=18

How'd I get involved in this ? :?


First up, how dare you jack my thread jack you sonofab.....
Second, Nakazoto wants everybody (not just me :D ) to contribute to this thread and get as much info on the K10 as possible!

Man, I just had a quick look at that and it seems to be the same guys as the road trip crew!
Nakazoto is going to be busy on the interwebs for some time checking out all these links.
Hope he has time to actually work on the Super Turbo and post up his build pics!
When I have time I might go on there and see if I can get some names to credit on the road trip post.
Definitely not where I got the photographs from as the site I was on was not in English.

I think the K10 Resource Centre is up and running!
Great post and link man. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:27 am 
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That road trip seems to be "Family Trip to Penang 2009".
There is only a small fraction of the photographs posted on that site but I am sure if we contacted that member we could get a link to the other site.
Nakazoto, have fun!

Edit - there are other road trip diary´s on there as well and lots of photographs!


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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:35 am 
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As if full frontal photographs were not enough, here are some tunnel shots (cough...)

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:15 am 
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Armed with the information from DmK66´s post I managed to locate where I lifted all those K10 road trip photographs.

http://www.umplife.com/t596-all-about-nissan-march-k10

It is "The best discussion forum for U. M. P. Students".
University Malaysia Pahang.

What the hell I was doing on there I have no idea but 5 pages of K10 content.....


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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:22 am 
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Canadian Micra K10 Brochure -

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:31 am 
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That is it guys.
No more images remaining.

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:20 am 
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Nakazoto, I know I have other photographs and information on the Super Turbo R on my old computer back home.
I have even been looking for you on line but I cannot find this information anymore. It will probably be next summer before I am back and can post these for you.

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I am hoping that you and at least some of the other members here found these posts enjoyable.
I love original brochures and advertising material and I used to save pretty much anything on older Japanese cars. I have lots for other models as well (not just K10´s!) so if anybody is interested in something specific that you are having trouble finding let me know. I might be able to help.
Tried to get a Brochure and Advertising category started here on JNC but there was not enough interest. Maybe I am just weird....(no comment).

Now that this K10 stuff is posted I think I am going to leave it for a few days to make sure they stick then delete the lot from my hard drive. OK, maybe not all of them. I will probably save Matchy´s Super Silhouette images........Maybe the Super Turbo R images....... the "Safari" K10 image ...... oh, god. O.C.D.

I think that because I now live in a country of massive cars and roads that I am developing a little nostalgia for smaller Japanese cars. A K10 would not last five minutes out here due to "Death by Nissan Patrol" which is pretty common.

Nakazoto, you have got yourself a really cool and rare car and I am looking forward to your updates.
Hoping some other members start seeing even base model K10´s as possible project cars and they gain a following in the way Honda have for early Civic´s and Toyota for the Starlet.
Does not take much to make them look the business and almost limitless engine swap potential.
Posted this (photoshop?) image before but it makes the point -

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I am sure it will be a relief to some but that is everything I currently have regarding the K10!
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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:46 pm 

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This has been completely awesome man!
There's no way this information is available anywhere anymore! Thank you so much for posting these pictures up, I now the ultimate collection of March images to go with my ultimate March, haha.
Having grown up in Texas I can understand your "Death by Nissan Patrol" theory. Although there it's more like "Death by Billy Joe and his clapped out 1500 with cherry bombs." The tiny roads here in Japan actually make the March feel properly sized. The thing just darts in an out of the back roads and the instant response means you can just punch it and go like stink on any road!

My goals for this one at the moment are just to bring it back up to snuff with factory parts. The odometer says 60 some odd thousand kilometers, but it is still 20 years old, so it needs to be refreshed, haha. In the meantime I've been hunting for another non-super turbo version to build a back road runner out of. I'm thinking simple, lightweight 3-door, with bike carbs and rally car suspension travel. Then I can hammer down the amazing back roads that are too rough and full of holes for normal street cars.

Anyways, expect a big update in one week, this Thursday and Friday I got 600 bucks of genuine Nissan parts going on!
Thanks again Toolz for posting the pictures, they're completely awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:30 am 
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Started the hard-drive clean up.
Missed a few random ones. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
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Oops! Two more.

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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:48 am 
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UK Micra K10 brochure -

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Had them saved under "UK" instead of March/Micra.
That is definitely it! :D


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 Post subject: Re: The quintessential Super Turbo and K10 resource!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:11 am 

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Toolz, I can never thank you enough for hooking me up with all of this fantastic information! I've really come to love these little March's and am actually keeping my eye out for another n/a K10 to build something fun out of, but no matter how hard I search I can't find a single one for sale!! It's like 10 years of production cars up and disappeared I've never seen anything fall off the radar like that before.

Anyways, as I stated last time, I had a ton of parts to put on. So I finally managed to get two days off and got to serious work!
So, as I left it last time I had a bunch of genuine Nissan parts waiting to go on.

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The first step of course is pulling that front wheel off. The adventure begins!

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Before you can do anything in the engine bay the intercooler has to come out. That's like the first step to everything, including a simple spark plug change!

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With the intercooler out you can see this weird resonator thing in the section of pipe that leads to the turbo. This part sees no boost and has three vacuum lines leading to it. Little would I know just how important this piece is, haha.

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The three lines that run to the underside of the resonator.

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My goal here was to get the valve cover off to put a new gasket on it as it was failing to keep the oil where it belongs (ie. not around my #4 spark plug, haha). This was no easy task! All those steel vacuum lines had to move out of the way. Only one of those steel lines is the water line for the turbo! So, after loosening the banjo bolt up I got closer.

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The charge pipe that comes out of the turbo splits just after the valve cover with one half running straight to the bypass valve and the other half heading in between the block and the intake manifold before finally snaking down to the super charger. This pipe obviously has to come out as well.

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Victory at last!

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Popped all of the belts off. This thing is really hilarious, you can grab the main pulley and just turn the engine over by hand now problem, I managed to do two full revolutions like that trying to make it to TDC.

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On the front of the engine, before you can get the timing belt covers off you have to take off this bracket. There's like zero room though! I was convinced that this was going to be the hardest part of the whole thing! It wasn't, but it was still a pain, haha.

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Where the bracket used to live.

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Timing belt off!

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You can actually see the timing marks on the crank pulley and crankcase in this picture really well!

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I wanted to get the water pump on but figured I'd start with something easier and went for the thermostat and housing. First new parts to go on!

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Turned out I didn't need to worry as the water pump was a cinch!

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Last thing for the night was to instal new cam and crank seals. This actually took three of us to accomplish, but don't be fooled, it wasn't because it was a difficult job. No, it was because prior to this, a good old bbq and some Mexican beers had suddenly appeared in my garage and none of us trusted our own judgement, so we all triple checked everything, haha. That would also be why I only remembered to take a picture of one of the new seals, haha.

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Next morning, I got down there at 8 am and got back into it with renewed vigor! First thing on the list was to get the timing on and tensioned.

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Then I pulled the old fuel filter out and the brown nastiness that flowed out of it was slightly disturbing. I don't think that the fuel filter had been replaced once in the last 20 years! New filter in and shiny looking!

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New gasket on the valve cover!

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While I was inside I started looking at the bypass valve. This thing is interesting. It naturally rests with the butterfly valve half cracked open. then vacuum and boost cause it to open to regulate supercharger boost pressure and ultimately let the turbo charger take over. It's a crazy piece of engineering.

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Got a buddy of mine to make sweet love to the vacuum hose for this picture, haha.

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Then I started the ever so daunting task of replacing the majority of the vacuum hoses, which was a good idea as most of them were cracked! This was the most difficult thing I've ever done on a car! My hands look like I got in a fist fight with a cougar and lost. I couldn't type on the computer for an entire day after I got done! This is just a small portion of the hoses.

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One of those hoses in the picture above actually had a restricter in it (although I have no clue for what reason). So I snapped a picture of the restricter before pushing it into a new hose and installing it.

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The majority of the old hoses.

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With all the vacuum hoses replace I got to work on the ignition system. New cap, rotor, wires and plugs!

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Turns out this was a good thing as the old rotor looked like it had seen better days!

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That was all the new parts so I plugged everything back together except the motor mount, belt covers and drive belts and started her up hoping for hte best. She started and purred like a kitten, smoother than I could have hoped for. After a little happy dance and some quick revs to make sure nothing was going to suddenly explode I shut her down for final assembly.

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Drive belts on and new air filter in!

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Now at this point I let her warm up for a bit and then went to take her for a test drive. The main purpose of my test is to diagnose a boost fluctuation I get under supercharger boost. I was hoping my vacuum shenanigans would take care of it. What happens is under full boost the boost jumps between 9 psi and 11 psi when on supercharger boost until about 3,300 rpm then it smooths out and the turbo finally takes over. So I hop in the car after the engine is warm (and after double checking for leaks from my coolant and oil change) and take it down the road. Then I give it the beans and look at the boost gauge expecting it to hit 9 psi and then bounce back and back forth between 9 and 11 psi (I'm severely hoping it's steady as a rock). The car makes the most unbelievably sound in the world and takes off like a bat out of hell, way faster than it should be. That happened in the short time it took me to look from the road to the boost gauge it was so immediate. I glance at the boost gauge and it just bounces off of 20 psi as I'm coming out of the throttle! I give it a few more gooses regulating the boost at 15 psi (barely) and am practically puckered. I had no idea the sueprcharger could boost that hard! I obviously got some vacuum hose routing wrong. It's late and dark so I go to sleep on it. Then I think about the resonator. That thing was massive and steel and crazy looking. I just plugged the hoses back into it not paying attention to the order. After consulting my repair manuals I pull the resonator back out the next day and see that I got two hoses backwards. I notice at the same time that I actually have the third hose of the resonator and another hose on the charge pipe swapped as well. I swap em all in to the right place, hammer it back together and take it for a drive. She runs flawlessly! Still has the boost fluctuation, but that's a project for another day.

Final step was tossing the intercooler shroud back on after I hit it with some sandpaper and paint!

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More to come as I get more money!
Thanks everyone for the comments!

Cheers
David

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