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 Post subject: 1990 240SX XE Coupe w/ Sport Package
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:30 am 

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Here are some pics of my 240SX coupe. I bought this car in January of 2008 from a friend of a friend. I had been hearing of this car for a few weeks and thought for $1000 any 240SX would have to be very rough. I finally had to see it since it was heading for craigslist and I was surprised to say the least. It had 146k on it when I bought and came with a list of deferred maintenance. The Nissan Service Comm printout shows that she was built on 05/31/90 at Kyushu. It was PDI'd on 08/06/90 at Hampton Nissan (fka Casey Nissan) in Hampton, Va. It was sold on 10/23/90 at Casey Nissan now known as Hampton Nissan.

Since purchasing the car I managed to locate a bunch of new parts from OEM Surplus. New Nissan seat assemblies and a new cassette player to replace the original one that was still in the car. A new rear seat speaker shelf and steering wheel as well as some other pieces came from OEM. Then a whole boatload of parts from the Nissan dealer. New headlight switch and windshield wiper switches. New shift boot and shift lever bushings. A used console lid and new window cranks.

Under the hood new Nissan fan belts, valve cover gasket. New Nissan battery cables and Nissan battery. Distributor cap and rotor, plugs, plug wires. All new heater hoses and radiator hoses. New overflow tank for the radiator and power steering hose. New front hub assemblies to include wheel bearings and new wheel studs. A friend of mine had a pair of TC rods with urethane bushings from his project 240SX. All four calipers and new pads with new rotors and stainless steel brake hoses. Lastly a new cat-back exhaust system. Next up on the list is to replace all of the vacuum hoses with new silicone hoses.

For now the thrust of the project has been to replace all of the worn out peces with stock or better OEM type pieces since this is my daily driver.

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The first weekend after I bought it:

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After a year's worth of cleaning and installing new parts...

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Trial fitting some Enkei 92's 15x7 zero offset with junk 225/50/15's...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:34 pm 
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must go lower :D

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:46 pm 
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Very clean. I miss my S13... :cry:

And yes, must go lower. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:11 pm 
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Damn dude, are all your cars some shade of dark red/burgundy? :P

I really want to find a clean S13 before they're all drifted into oblivion/walls. I'm partial to the pignose coupes too. Nice find.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:08 am 

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ben wrote:
Damn dude, are all your cars some shade of dark red/burgundy? :P .


My plan is to build a collection of GP Maroon cars..

ben wrote:
I really want to find a clean S13 before they're all drifted into oblivion/walls. I'm partial to the pignose coupes too. Nice find.


Good luck! I was sort of looking for one for a couple of years and then this one drops out of the sky. In acquiring the factory brochures for both 1989 and 1990 I was able to deduct that this car is a one year only model--the "sport package" was only available on the 1990 coupe and not the 1989 coupe. The sport package was basically the "SE" package from the hatchback (leather wrapped steering wheel, front and rear spoilers and the alloy teardrop rims) and then couple that to a hardtop coupe bodyshell with manual windows and this is the coupe I would have built for myself circa 1990!

I am also surprised to find so many S13's with rust problems. This one is more strange because it does not have any rust problems even though it has lived out here on the east coast its entire life.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:55 pm 
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That's awesome. I had a similar story with my ae86. I owned several that were each slightly closer to my ideal than the one before.

Finally I lucked out with one that has the optional LSD and sunroof but no power windows, no spoiler, no factory a/c (still has the perforated plastic piece on the climate controls!) and a full folder of documentation. And in the color I wanted. Exactly the car I would have built for myself in 1986. And it has never been drifted either :)

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My S13 is the same way.. manual 5 spd, no sunroof, and no power windows. I love my hatchee, and wouldn't have her any other way. :)

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Hey, you're local! (sorta)

I'm in Gaithersburg, so out I-270 from DC.

Nice piggy. I like those seats so much better than the "burlap" ones.

Keep it nice!


Needs low. Meshies look nice.

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Needs low. Meshies look nice.


There. I fixed it. :P

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:58 am 

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to the poster above me, the US only got pop up headlights on all the 89-94 240sx weather it be hatchback or coupe.... we never had the silvia front from factory so theres a bunch of these here, in fact i got one.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:54 pm 

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Hashiriya wrote:
Hey, you're local! (sorta)

I'm in Gaithersburg, so out I-270 from DC.

Nice piggy. I like those seats so much better than the "burlap" ones.

Keep it nice!


Needs low. Meshies look nice.


Gaithersburg is not far from my during the week commute. During the week the piggy normally goes home to Old Georgetown Rd. The seats are Nissan factory stock--bought them brand new from OEM-Surplus. They were still in the Nissan plastic wrappers until last year!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:59 pm 

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Hashiriya wrote:
Needs low. Meshies look nice.


There. I fixed it. :P

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Now that looks much better! I just don't want the front end rake look of my 86.1 300ZX hardtop (Tokico HP struts and Tokico springs):

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:05 pm 

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swistak wrote:
did the car come from the factory this way?

where I come from, we didn't get built 'one-via', either S13 silvia or RPS13 180sx, hence my curiosity

I don't think I have ever seen anything like this with LHD either, and this is the second one I see on these australia-nz centric forums, kinda cool

hi, btw :)


Yep, as the poster above me answered. The front bumpers were changed for the 1991 model year but they still had flip up headlights.

My Nissan Service Comm printout shows the following:

Manufacture Date: 05/31/90
In-Service Date: 10/23/90
PDI Date: 08/06/90
Retail Date: 10/23/90
Selling Dealer: Hampton Nissan, Hampton, Va. (fka Casey Nissan)
Plant: Kyushu

I encourage anyone with a post 1984 to obtain one of these printouts from your neighborhood Nissan dealer. Without a lot of service records this aided me in understanding my car's history when it was new.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:33 pm 
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swistak wrote:
this is the second one I see on these australia-nz centric forums, kinda cool


This forum is worldwide, not "australia/nz centric". :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:29 am 
do u have
Coilovers???
Loweringsprings??
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:15 am 

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No coil overs or lowering springs. All stock.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:40 am 

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[quote="ben"]Damn dude, are all your cars some shade of dark red/burgundy? :P

I really want to find a clean S13 before they're all drifted into oblivion/walls. I'm partial to the pignose coupes too. Nice find.[/quote]

Ben, I will keep you in mind if and when I decide to turn my 1990 240SX hatchback loose. I bought it from the old Harbor Nissan here in LA in October 1989 and have just over 92,000 miles on it. I replaced the factory plastic wheel covers with 1991 plastic covers, they look almost exactly like the 1990 mag wheels. Driver's seat back has taken a beating from the shoulder belt but OK otherwise. No immediate plans to part with it.

[corrected years and mileage]

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this is the second one I see on these australia-nz centric forums

and the WA in my location is not Western Australia!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:54 am 
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I wish there were as many coil selections for MX73's as there are for S13's.


No point in settling for non-adjustable with an S13, get real coils. You can get PBM's for a grand and they're great, or you can get something else for as low as $750 or so on eBay.

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