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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:04 pm 
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Ahh...the trackday. Yes. That was an eventful day :D

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:17 am 
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As I said, we'll get to that :D

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:56 pm 
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Steering has been a little wooly, so I traced half the problem to these steering rack bushes.
As you can see they're not real flash.
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They are a bit of a bugger to change as they sit like this around the rack, tilted about 45 degrees forward. the front bolt is hard to get to but if you use a deep spanner like below, it's not too bad.
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It's a lot better now as I also changed the tie rod ends, but it still does a little jink when turning left in some situations.
I remember something similar in the red car when I got it 13 odd years ago but I can't remember what it was that fixed it.
Could be a dodgy ball joint/lower control arm.

Next issue, fixing fried airconditioning and the dreaded track day.

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Have you checked the steering coupling dude? They usually start to fray/crack around the bolt holes. Changed it on my gem made a massive difference.

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After checking, it's when I turn right.
Got another theory.
The handbrake is not fully releasing on the Drivers side (right) and sometimes is dragging.
I think that is what is causing the right corners coupled with something else that is worn out.

On another note, I took it out in the wet yesterday.
As a preface to this, that big To4 turbo is laggy as hell, but when it starts to work, it really starts to work.
Coming up on 100kph (62mph) in 3rd gear I let it boost up and it broke traction. kept spinning the wheels through 110kph, by which time it was getting scary, going sideways etc.
I'm going to have to put this thing on a dyno because it will go vertical at about 4500rpm

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i like it :D


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some other stuff I've collected over the years.
This came with the red car
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It's the owners manual and service book
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A few more pics from inside.
Owners manual-
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Got some nice accessories
I love the wing thing on the back of the roof
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Service manual-
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And here is a sales brochure, I'll show all the pages in order. Enjoy.
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The brochure is interesting, I wish I read Japanese :)
Also wish I could get some of those accessories, the metal left foot rest is nice :D

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Update coming as soon as photobucket stops pissing around.

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sweet, I've got that exact sales catalogue!

the guy on the cover's 'tache is intense, the plan was to grow one for Movember but fortunately that never eventuated... :lol:

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Thought I would attack the airconditioning next.
Black car, black interior, in 40 degree C Australian sun?
Yeah, lets do the aircon.
The previous owner told me that the air had slowly stopped working and that it only needed a regas.
So I tried that.
Seemed that the gas was leaking out though.
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The hose had been fried by the turbo, GTS and GTS-R have very different airconditioning setups.
So I made a hose up that looped a lot lower to clear the GTS-R turbo
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But that wasn't the only problem was it.
The compressor was cactus.
The TPX valve was cactus.(That's the one behind the glovebox)
And the thermo fan was also in a state of disrepair.
What am I talking about. It was cactus too.
All up it cost me $1600 AUD. And I did all the labour myself.

Tip for young players:- changing the aircon compressor is a BITCH.
Upside is I am nice and cool now :D

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Had an interesting problem yesterday while driving to training.

A small preface.
I picked up my 2 sons from their week long camp last week.
They are in the early teen/preteen age bracket, and male so when they hopped into my car they smelled largely unwashed.

Which left a distinct odour to the vehicle.
So I left the windows half open to air things out a bit.

So there I am driving to training when I look down and see a Redback spider crawling down my pristine white Gi pants leg.

A Redback spider is a very poisonous Australian native, and I was in an area where I couldn't pull over. Yet.

I drove very sedately to a layby, pulled over while not touching the floor with my heels, carefully opened the door and saw it on the sill.
Being a good Aussie (actually I was born in Wellington NZ) I retrieved my thong (translation- Amer:flip flop, NZ:jandal) and whacked it to death!

Yes, I'm a little arachnaphobic.
Not part of the buildup but entertaining nonetheless.
Ah, fun times

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I'm disappointed, that you didn't utilise some martial arts weaponry-related method of dispatching said arachnid into the next life.

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I did a good Ki-ai when I whacked it.

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hehe

cars looking nice mate, llok forward to seeing the progress. 8)


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szymonsta wrote:
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cars looking nice mate, llok forward to seeing the progress. 8)


...and we edge closer and closer to the penultimate update when Kev Kills The Engine.

*true story*

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I'm drawing out the suspense.
Actually I think I've run out of other things to do.
I'm fixing a handbrake cable this weekend, better take some pics... :twisted:

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Ok here it is.
The moment when Kev wrecked my engine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQj9kNbnqNk

How inconsiderate is that?

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*I'M SO SORRY!!!! I DIDN'T MEAN IT*

(for the benefit of you, gentle reader, the rather catastrophic dropoff in power halfway thru the run was not deliberate...that's as fast as it would go)




And who's the tosser who came to the racetrack in that big fat Lexus? :D

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Kev......... you kept on driving!!! :shock:

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Go Baby Go wrote:
Kev......... you kept on driving!!! :shock:


Well....er....I thought it would...erm...fix itself.

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