Sunday, April 26, 2009

NISMO Sub Meter

Pic 1:
NISMO Sub Meter

Look what I got today. Yeap it's the NISMO Sub Meter (Part No. 24845-RNR40). This unit replaces the stock factory dials with one that displays higher readings. The readings are:-

Boost reads from 0 - 1.4kg/cm2
Oil Temperature reads from 60 - 140 Degree Celsius
Battery Voltage reads from 8-18 Volt

Installation of the NISMO Sub Meter is very simple and can be done in just a few minutes as it's plug and play. When the lights are illuminated, it will light up a very nice orange color. The NISMO Sub Meter also gives more accurate readings compared to the stock factory unit.

This unit is like-new. Bought brand new and used for a week before it is removed from the vehicle. It retails for JPY 28,000 when it was new.

Anyone tempted? *grins*

Pic 2: NISMO Sub Meter - front

Pic 3: NISMO Sub Meter - rear

Pic 4: The packagaing

Pic 5: Part Number 24845-RNR40

Pic 6: NISMO Sub Meter with box

Saturday, April 25, 2009

For Sale: Skyline & Silvia Steel Braided Clutch Lines

Pic 1: R34 Steel Braided Clutch Lines

I have for sale Nissan Skyline and Silvia Steel Braided Clutch Lines. These are custom made steel braided clutch line using material from EARL'S.

As posted in this thread, with steel braided clutch line, there is no room for volumetric expansion caused by rubber lines. It will firm up pedal feel and make the clutch more accurate by not allowing the hose to swell and lose pressure.

If you would like a unit, I can custom make it according to length (for all Silvias and Skylines) and post it to you. A similar NISMO unit will cost more but performs the same job function. These are only USD50.00 per unit.

Just shoot me an email with your vehicle model and location to eujin[at]hotmail[dot]com if you are interested.

Here is a picture of how it looks like.

Pic 2: Fittings at end

Pic 3: Fittings at end

Pic 4: R34 Steel Braided Clutch Lines compared to stock rubber hose

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tein Performance Bar Strut Brace

Pic 1: Tein Performance Bar strut brace

Just got hold of the Tein Performance Bar strut brace (Part No. PBN62-0100) for the ER34. The Tein Performance Bar strut brace provide the best quality strut braces around; designed to work with coilover applications and are compatible with the Tein EDFC system (I don't have EDFC tho).

A strut brace is the bar that goes between the top of the suspension struts and stops unwanted flex by locking them in position. This removes unwanted movement in the suspension which in turn gives tighter, more predictable handling.

Pic 2: Anodized aluminum mounting plate

Pic 3: Stainless bolt and nut

I weigh the Tein strut brace in my old trusty electronic scale and it didn't manage to register any weight! LOL :D

According to the shipping advice, plus packaging it only weigh 168gm. So I reckon the strut brace only weights slightly over a hundred grammes! Holy shit! That's light!

Why so light?

The Tein Performance Bar strut brace is made with ultra light-weight and highly rigid aluminum shafts, thus ensuring to increase the rigidity of the vehicle and to bring out the suspension's full potential.

The mounting plates are also made of aluminum and anodized with Tein's green image color . Also, it features stainless bolts and nuts connecting the plate and the shaft, which are highly rust-proof and light.

This item costs JPY18,900. Even though the ER34 already has a factory strut brace, many have experienced further improvement in handling with this unit. Plus it looks great under the hood. :P

I bought this on impulse. Now contemplating to install it or not.......

Pic 4: In it's packaging

Pic 5: Tein Performance Bar strut brace - front

Pic 6: Tein Performance Bar strut brace - rear

Pic 7: Check out the quality of the welding

Pic 8: Check out the quality of the welding

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spotted: Gun metal BNR32

Pic 1: BNR32

Saw this gun metal coloured BNR32 today. It's relatively stock but nonetheless looked great. Took some pictures of it thus thought to share it here with you guys.

Pic 2: BNR32 - rear 3/4 view

Pic 3: Undercarriage - some oil leak somewhere?

Pic 4: Front view

Pic 5: Rear view

Friday, April 17, 2009

EARL's Steel Braided Clutch Line

Pic 1: Steel braided clutch line with EARL's hoses

During DILYSI #13, I've had problems with a leaking clutch line. I have to ensure that the same thing will not happen again else I'll be stranded on the streets. It's a relief, I've finally got it sorted out.

Instead of sourcing for another rubber clutch line, I got my hands on a custom made steel braided clutch line using materials from EARL'S. For added security against undercarriage scrapes/stones, I got the steel line wrapped in 6mm silicone hose.

With steel braided clutch line, there is no room for volumetric expansion caused by rubber lines. It will firm up pedal feel and make the clutch more accurate by not allowing the hose to swell and lose pressure.

Pic 2: A closer look at the fitting

If you would like a unit, I can custom make it according to length (for all Silvias and Skylines) and post it to you. A similar NISMO unit will cost a bit more but does the same job equally as good as this custom unit. Just shoot me an email via eujin[at]hotmail[dot]com with your location and I'll provide a quote inclusive of courier charges.

Here is a picture of how it looked like installed.

Pic 3: The steel braided clutch line installed

Pic 4: The old R33 clutch line

Pic 5: This is where it posed a problem for me

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ER34 Start-up video with URAS clutch

As mentioned in this blog entry, the below is a video of the ER34 on start-up. The 'shing' sound is noticeable upon start-up. When the clutch pedal is depressed, clattering noises can also be heard. I think one day someone will ask me what's wrong with the car.

Sounds like something is faulty. Hahahaha

The same sound can also be heard on ORC clutches. On ORC twin clutch, it is noticeably a lot louder.

Video 1: URAS Super Single Drift Clutch start-up

Sunday, April 12, 2009

FS: NISMO Fuel Filler Cover

Pic 1: NISMO Fuel Filler Cover

I've for sale a NISMO fuel filler cover. This has been stashed in my store for quite a while now. Would just wanna get rid of it. If you are interested, do email me via eujin[at]hotmail[dot]com with an offer.

This is suitable for use in 350Z, Elgrand, Sentra, V35 Skyline, Stagea, Serena, March, etc...


Pic 2: A closer look

Pic 3: Application list

Saturday, April 11, 2009

URAS Super Single Drift Clutch installed!

Pic 1: URAS Super Single Drift Clutch in the ER34. The bar below is my Okuyama Carbing Front Lower Arm Bar.

Yeap finally I got the URAS Super Single Drift Clutch installed. In the process I've got to convert the ER34 gearbox from a pull system to a push system. Yea man, damn a lot of work just to get a damn clutch installed. It's unbelievable but I've also purchased a R33 gearbox to strip parts off it for my conversion work.

Pic 2: The doner R33 gearbox

How exactly does it work? I've given some hints already thus I'll not elaborate on my conversion. I would love to share (as I've always done in this blog) but this is a more or less a 'trade secret' thus it shall remain errr....under locks. :P

Oh, btw, the URAS clutch have the same 'shing' sound upon start-up just like ORC clutch. Well they are of the same anyway. Will post up a video on that soon.

Here are some pictures of the installation.

Pic 3: Prop shaft out of the ER34

Pic 4: Stock ER34 clutch out of the car

Pic 5: ER34 gearbox removed from the car

Pic 6: Stripping some parts off the R33 gearbox

Pic 7: Work being done on the ER34 gearbox

Pic 8: Stock R33 clutch pump and clutch lines

Pic 9: ER34 gearbox with R33 gearbox in the background

Pic 10: Push system ER34 gearbox

Pic 11: URAS Super Single Drift Clutch in the ER34

Pic 12: Another view of the new clutch

Pic 13: Yet another view of the new clutch :P

Pic 14: Installing back the gearbox

Pic 15: Push system ER34 gearbox

Thursday, April 09, 2009

DILYSI #13 time extension? LOL

Pic 1:
304km more to hit Kuala Lumpur

Quite a pity that I didn't get enough of my speed fix during DILYSI #13. Thus on the very next day I took the opportunity to combine work with a road trip. Drove down to Johor Bharu and back up again 2 days later; clocking in 900km in total in a Hyundai Coupe GK.

I must say it's so much more civilized barreling down the North-South Highway at 200km/h in this car compared to the ER34. Now that I am back, it's time to attend to the ER34's clutch issues. Sigh....

Pic 2:
I've got to climb a couple of hundred steps to snap this pic &#@%$!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

DILYSI #13: KL to Seremban via Kuala Klawang

Pic 1: Our meet-up point

Another couple of stressful weeks at work were really messing up my mood and life. In these trying times and lack luster economy, I need my speed fix.

Drive It Like You Stole It #13 was organized to take the group from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban via the old roads, i.e. Kuala Klawang. There were 10 cars that joined comprising of:

2 Nissan Skyline ER34
1 Nissan Skyline BNR34
1 Nissan Silvia RPS13
1 Subaru Impreza Sti V-Limited
1 Mazda RX-7 FD3S
1 Toyota SW20 MR2
1 Mitsubishi Evo 8
1 Mitsubishi Evo 6
1 Proton Perdana v6

We meet up at Shell Petrol Kiosk along Jalan Cheras on a very early Sunday morning (7:00am!!). Sorry I was running late. From here, Jason lead us in his Sti all the way to Seremban using the Hulu Langat route joining Sg. Tekali, Titi, Petaling, Kuala Klawang, Pantai and then reaching Seremban town.

Upon departing at Shell, I had a problem with my clutch pedal, after depressing the pedal, it got stuck and wouldn't come back up. Weird.......nevertheless it was ok after some pushing and pumping and the pedal popped back up. Hmmmphh...this gave me a bad vibe about this drive. The initial part of the drive was 'hampered' by crazy amounts of cyclists along the route. Were they practicing for some event or we had crashed into their route? Hehe

After clearing like a hundred cyclists, the drive was truly very exciting and enjoyable, the front runners were pushing hard like mad. I think we were going all out at 9/10th pace. At some point, I had to clock in 200km/h to chase the Scooby. Madness but a whole load of great fun.

Pic 2: A quick stop to regroup

Pic 3: The guys sharing driving tales.....LOL

Halfway through, we stopped for breakfast before continuing our journey. Here I encountered the same problem with my clutch pedal. It got stuck and there were no pressure on the pedal. After checking the clutch fluid reservoir, it's empty! The ER34 is leaking clutch fluids via the clutch line! Thank god for Allen to have a spare bottle of clutch fluid around. After topping up the fluids, my pedal is still stuck, looks like my clutch pump got stuck as well. Sakakida had an ingenious idea to prod the cluch pump using my umbrella. It worked, you're a genius bro. LOL :D

Note: I changed my ER34 clutch pump and clutch lines to a R33 unit the day before. Why? Stay tuned for the next blog post update. :P

Pic 4: The DILYSI gang

Pic 5: The DILYSI gang from the rear

From here, we head to Jeram Toi waterfalls. This place has changed a bit from the last time were here. They added slides to the waterfall! What the hell! This is the first waterfall I've ever seen with water slides! LOL :D

Pic 6: The Jeram Toi waterfall

Pic 7: Water slides at the fall

After hanging out at Jeram Toi for a fair bit, we continued our journey to Seremban to have our lunch at A&W Restaurant. The 2nd part of the drive was not as furious but fun nonetheless. In Seremban town, some of us kinda got lost and ends up going round and round in two roundabouts while waiting for directions. It was hilarious as well and I bet we pissed off a couple folks that are waiting to enter the roundabout. Hahahahaha......

Reaching A&W Restaurant, it's great to see some of the other Skyline owners and zth forummers like semperfi, eyong, wai88, TitanRev, etc....

From here, we called it a day and departed back to Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway. It was great driving with you guys again. Till the next drive.....

Pic 8: The gang

Pic 9: What's up with raising 'yer leg up in the air?

Pic 10: Regroup pic

Pic 11: A lot of white cars eh?

Pic 12: The Evolutions

Pic 13: Jason, you've parked right in front of a very apt sign

Pic 14: Parked at Jeram Toi
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