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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby -RJ- » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:31 pm



everytime I look at your car, it makes me regret getting the silvia front
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:43 pm

I've been having this problem recently. If I start the car when engine is hot, it sputters a little bit and shuts off. I have to try at least a couple of more times to start it. Just for the hell of it, I cleaned up the throttle body and idle control valve and the problem is completely gone. It was really dirty as you can see. If you have a similar problem, do this and see. I just used a carb cleaner from Autozone.

****You must use a straw holder otherwise straw might fall into the manifold.

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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:48 am

I just replaced my headlights. I've done a lot of research and turned out Cibie H4 lights are the best. There were several other options like IPF & Raybrig, but Cibie got the best review among all. These H4 lights were out of stock, so I had to wait about 2 months to get them. I bought them from here.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/prod ... ducts.html

Top is OEM and bottom is Cibie.
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Daniel Stern recommended these bulbs.
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Spray painted the housing.
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These were cheap, so I bought new retainer rings and screws.
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Bulb installed.
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This boot that came with the headlight must be installed. OEM boot on the car won't cover it securely.
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OEM headlight...
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Cibie with Philips bulb. I'm VERY pleased with this mod.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby Gonzo » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:50 pm

Any more night time pics showing to cut off. Beautiful vert too.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:53 pm

Gonzo wrote:Any more night time pics showing to cut off. Beautiful vert too.


Here you go. I wonder why I didn't do thid mod already. Difference is just unbelievable...

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Low beam. My daily driver Mazda 3 has projectors and they are not as bright as these.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby Gonzo » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:45 am

Thanks for posting the pic, they look awsome. I need to get a set so I can actually see at night lol.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby cmkelly » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:46 am

Looks fantastic (as usual for your mods). Were there any additional wiring requirements? So the total out of pocket was less than $200?
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:17 pm

cmkelly wrote:Looks fantastic (as usual for your mods). Were there any additional wiring requirements? So the total out of pocket was less than $200?


$163.08 for the Cibie housing and about $40+ shipped for the bulbs from here

http://store.candlepower.com/90h4hbxtpo.html

To be honest with you, I thought it was bit too much, but not I think it's worth every penny.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby Jon FLA » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:13 pm

where did you get the slotted eyelid?
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:12 pm

Jon FLA wrote:where did you get the slotted eyelid?


It's C-West headlight cover. There are other kinds out there, but it looks the best IMO.
I got it like 12 years ago, so I don't remember where I got it. This place has it though.

http://www.optionsauto.com/prodinfo.asp ... S01A-FAIFR
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:21 pm

I just installed Odyssey PC680 battery. Man, I love this thing. My car feels lighter. I bought this seller on eBay. With the terminals, I couldn't find cheaper place.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Odyssey- ... ccessories

I bought this battery cutoff switch as well. It's a quality part from Englad. You can buy cheap Chinese knock-off on eBay too.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Top-Post ... 35abe6b68a

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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby breadbox » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:53 pm

so that battery switch allows you to disconnect batt without a wrench, right?

Kinda cool. The build is great so far, keep it up.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:02 pm

breadbox wrote:so that battery switch allows you to disconnect batt without a wrench, right?


That is correct. You just turn the knob a little bit and battery is disconnected. I drained my battery so many times while I was working on my car.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby cmkelly » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:17 pm

Stop it! You're seriously screwing up my wish list! The new headlights, this battery, etc. Stop it!
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:25 am

cmkelly wrote:Stop it! You're seriously screwing up my wish list! The new headlights, this battery, etc. Stop it!


Sorry, cmkelly. I just want to work on something on my car and that is all. :gapteeth:

I ran into a thread about oil filter relocation kit in 240 gen chat, so decided to get one since it was about time for oil change. Everything went fine and oh boy, no more messy oil change and easy access to the filter. I love it.

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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:38 am

-RJ- wrote:everytime I look at your car, it makes me regret getting the silvia front


You know when I was young, my dream car was a convertible with popups and rear wheel drive. I think last popup was on mid 90's Corvette and no more production cars with popups after that.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby biggie » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:43 am

For that kit, does the adapter just screw onto the existing oil filter threads? I really need a relocation on my Coupe as my oil lines/etc from the turbo have made the filter very hard to get in/out.

You mentioned you got lines from Lowes? Which ones? I'd worry about them busting.

Also wonder how much more oil it'd need.

Let me know if you run into any issues. I may be getting one by the summer.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:39 pm

biggie wrote:For that kit, does the adapter just screw onto the existing oil filter threads?


Yes, it bolts up right in.

biggie wrote:You mentioned you got lines from Lowes? Which ones? I'd worry about them busting.


Black heater hose. There's only one kind, so you won't miss it. It's in plumbing section.

biggie wrote:Also wonder how much more oil it'd need.


Just a little bit more. You can add more as you check the level. I just pour some to the adptor(filter side) and filled up the hoses.

biggie wrote:Let me know if you run into any issues. I may be getting one by the summer.


Sure, I'll do that.

BTW, no issues with the battery so far. I just love the battery and the kill switch.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby -RJ- » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:41 pm

Ugh so many things I wanna do now! But I need to get that headlight and other things from s13beast first
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby biggie » Tue May 31, 2011 5:55 am

A heads up, found out those heater hoses will dry rot and can't hold up to the oil for too long. May want to swap them out sometime soon.

I ended up with 5/8 power steering lines from car parts store, about $3 a foot.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Tue May 31, 2011 9:02 am

Oh! Thanks for the heads up. I'll swap them out later for sure.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:20 am

biggie wrote:A heads up, found out those heater hoses will dry rot and can't hold up to the oil for too long. May want to swap them out sometime soon.

I ended up with 5/8 power steering lines from car parts store, about $3 a foot.


Got the power steering hose from NAPA. IT's 3 ft and paid $15. It's a little more, but comes with lifetime warranty. I'm going to swap it out this weekend. Again, thanks!!
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby biggie » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:07 am

No problem. I was happy that I took my Coupe for a drive and nothing on the oil filter relocation leaked.

Need to do it on my Vert sometime now.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby 94_240sx » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:18 pm

My original steering wheel is in pretty good condition, but I can tell leather is going bad slowly.
I got this from a junkyard very cheap(like $10), so decided to try something different.
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It's a real carbon wrap. It came out very nice and grip feels amazing when I'm driving. It's been sprayed with special clear coat for UV protection, so it should last for a long time. It was way less than buying a new one from dealership and less than re-wrap with leather. This could be the only one in the world.
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Postby 94_240sx » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:55 pm

I finally took care of alignment, and it drives like a dream now. Can't stop speeding.

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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby -RJ- » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:15 am

NO DONT SPEED! Bad things happen when your speeding.


Someday my car will look pretty too :frown:
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby Hijacker » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:13 am

Go see Dwayne at Affordable Auto in Hampton, RJ. He does great work at reasonable prices. I'm getting ready to shuffle my vert over there to fix some rust issues.
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby -RJ- » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:27 pm

Oh nice, I got so much rust above the windshield
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby Hijacker » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:14 pm

I'm starting to show rust there, but since i gotta replace the windshield, i'm gonna attack the rust then
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Re: 94_240sx vert pics

Postby -RJ- » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:18 am

How much is a new windshield going to cost you, I need to replace mine too. Its still the oem one and I cant see out of it at night the incoming traffic shines its headlights on me
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