Wednesday, September 23, 2009

For Sale: Z32 AFM with plug/socket

Pic 1: Z32 AFM with plug

I've for sale a Nissan Fairlady 300ZX (Z32) Air Flow Meter. The unit even comes with the plug/socket. This is a great upgrade for RB engines as this 80mm AFM supports up to 500bhp. Perfect if you're chasing higher output from your RB/SR engine and/or are running aftermarket ecu like an Apexi Power FC.

Comparatively, a brand new Z32 AFM with Tomei plug (if you don't have the original plug) costs US$436.81.

Interested? Gimme an offer. :)

Pic 2: Part number 22680-30P00

Pic 3: Sensor and wire mesh is in perfect nick.

Pic 4: Z32 AFM with plug

Thursday, September 17, 2009

For Sale: Mocal Oil Catch Tank

I'm pretty sure you guys are aware that out there in the market there are a myriad of
fake/copies/imitation oil catch tank available. These unscrupulous people have copied branded items like Cusco and GReddy oil catch tank right down to the packaging.

To the unsuspecting buyer, he would be thinking that it's a great deal as it's probably at least half the price of the original. This got me thinking of alternatives and thus I purchased the 2l Mocal Oil Catch Tank off a race team from the UK.

Pic 1: Mocal Oil Catch Tank

The Mocal Oil Catch Tank is made of aluminum alloy and is FiA compliant. Due to changes in plan and also the reluctance to remove the NEO cover (at the moment!) I'm offering this out for sale. The item is brand new and unused but ever so slightly soiled (as in minute scratches due to storage).

Pic 2: Check out the welding

Everything about this item oozes high end quality.

i) High quality welds
ii) Made from aluminium alloy
iii) FiA compliant
iv) Festo fittings (Made in UK)
v) Festo pneumatic hose MIII (004) (Made in UK)
vi) Elesa oil cap and drain plug (Made in Italy)

Brand new it costs £135.77 excluding delivery. If you are interested, offer me a reasonable price and it's yours.

Pic 3: Elesa oil cap

Pic 4: Festo pneumatic hose MIII (004)

Pic 5: Elesa drain plug

Pic 6: Mocal Oil Catch Tank

Friday, September 11, 2009

HKS Type S Intercooler Kit Installed!!

Pic 1: This is going in!

Pic 2: Test fitting the intercooler

I have an illegal product in the ER34. :O

"This product is designed for use in Japan only. It must not be used in any other country", says the manual booklet of the HKS Type S Intercooler Kit. Ooops.

Yes my fellow readers, I've finally got the front mount intercooler kit installed onto the ER34. In the process of getting it in, the ER34 had to be put on the surgery table and caused quite a fair bit of heart ache on my side. :(

Pic 3: With piping kit installed

I must commend HKS for the intricate details in making this kit set. Every bracket and fittings gel in perfectly onto the ER34. I'm quite surprised that not a single welding is required at all. Everything bolts on into place.

Pic 4: This part got to be trimmed off :(

Pic 5: Ouch!

Pic 6: Bye-bye metal

Of course the front bumper got to be removed for the job. Part of the "Carrier Assembly - Front End Module" also got to be removed and trimmed to clear the intercooler. This is where the heart began to ache a little bit. When everything is properly fitted onto the car, the dreaded moment came when the bumper had to be fitted back in. Somehow or rather I've got a feeling that the IMPUL 534S bumper will not clear the intercooler judging by the sheer size of the 'cooler.

What shall I do? Ditch the intercooler or trim the front bumper? Damn it, it is with a heavy heart that I ok-ed for the bumper to be trimmed at the sides to clear the piping. Darn it, the grille got to be trimmed off as well. I am not enjoying this at all. Not a teeny weeny bit. This is really distressing.

In the end, it still didn't really fit as well as I expected as the middle part of the bumper is touching the intercooler, it needed to be trimmed as well. I decided against it and will perhaps get it done professionally one day at my painters.

Pic 6: Thanks bro Azman for helping with the trimming

Pic 7: Sob! Sob!

Pic 8: Trimming to clear the piping

Pic 9: Trimming to clear the piping

The above hurt a lot. There goes my IMPUL 534S bumper. %$#@^*&#!

Anyway, after the installation and driving the ER34 for a couple of days, I think the boost somewhat crawled up a little bit. The best part is ... there are no lag at all as compared to the stock side mount intercooler. It looked fairly better but the expense to fit it in is still bothering me todate. :(

Pic 10 : HKS aluminum piping

Pic 11 : Note return pipe at rear of intercooler

Pic 12 : HKS aluminum piping going back up the stock route

Pic 13 : Mandrel bent no less

Pic 14: This is how it looks like

Pic 15: In goes the metal panel back in

Pic 16: This is how the ER34 looks now. Hey, where did all the HKS silicone hoses go??

Pic 17: The stock side mount intercooler

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

RB25DETT - A twin turbo-ed RB25

Pic 1: RB25DETT from Japan

Bro Alvin asked about RB25DETT a while back and today bro Azmir did the same. I dig into my resources and here is it .... a RB25DETT. Yeap, A twin turbo-ed RB25. I came across the above picture in Yahoo Auctions a long time back. This custom one-off manifold to mount the twins were for sale. Nope, I didn't bid for it. The novelty is great but doubt it is worth the effort and the cost.

Here is another example done in the UK.

Pic 2: RB25DETT from the UK

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

ER34 converted to R35

Pic 1: ER34 convert to look like a R35

What do you do when you can't afford a CBA-R35? Simple, get a ER34 and convert it to look like a CBA-R35. Tadaa ... you have an immediate R35 to show off. As a plus point you can say you have a R35 Skyline coz it's based on a Skyline after all.

With a CBA-R35, all you can say is you have a Nissan GT-R. Hahahaha

It looks pretty weird as the front is bigger than the rest of the body. Just compare the size of the windscreen to the front.

Comical indeed. :D

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

ER34 versus Genesis Coupe

Pic 1: ER34 versus Genesis Coupe - front

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been gaining headlines throughout the world since its launch end of 2008. This is the first rear wheel drive sports coupe from Korea. It was even slotted to be in Fast and Furious 4. :O

It didn't appear though, not too sure why..... *shrugs*

The Genesis Coupe is offered in two powerplants, a 2.0L turbocharged 4 cylinder engine producing 210hp and 302Nm of torque AND a 3.8L Lambda V6 engine producing 306hp and 361Nm of torque.

Pic 2: ER34 versus Genesis Coupe - rear

What do you think of the Genesis Coupe? Is it so much better than the ER34? Or is it the other way round? :P

The 3.8 V6 does the century sprint in less than 6 seconds while the smaller 4 pot engine does it in less than 7 seconds. Mighty impressive I must say. Interior wise is pretty well equipped too.

Pic 3: ER34 versus Genesis Coupe - front comparo

Pic 4: ER34 versus Genesis Coupe - rear comparo

Interestingly also, the aftermarket development is picking up for the Genesis Coupe. Rhys Millen is driving one on drift events in the United States. Great marketing/promotion I must say.

Pic 5: Rhys Millen's car

HKS USA also developed aftermarket support for the car. They did up a car with HKS GT2835R turbine, HKS Super Mega Flow Intake System, HKS intercooler, HKS super sequential blow-off valve, HKS stainless tubular manifold, HKS performance stainless cat-back exhaust, HKS carbon fiber air box and intake duct, HKS engine internals, HKS Engine Management, HKS CAMP2, HKS Super Fire spark plugs and HKS Hipermax III fully-adjustable suspension. The car also wears a neat looking bodykit by Ken Style.

So what do you think? ER34 or Genesis Coupe for the win? Hehehe

Pic 6: The HKS Genesis Coupe
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