Alright I have a silvertop rb20det in my 89 s13 hatch, previous owner bolted the motor in but never got it running. Only thing I’ve yet to replace is the ebay looking turbo manifold and turbo fitted by the previous owner. Ecu throws code 54 (no auto trans input) It’s a 5 speed so im unsure if the motor was originally auto or if its just the ecu. I will attach a couple videos at the bottom to better display the issue.
The bad: Car used to idle and drive perfect but one day out of the blue it started up idling at 3,000rpm, I fixed this by fitting a new TPS (idle switch went out) but the car now does not want to idle. I’m seeing 12.3 AFR Idling at 1,100 but sometimes rpm will drop towards 650 and the wideband shows it going more lean corresponding with rpm (14.5:1 at 800rpm 15:1 at 650 then it will bog around 400rpm and show - - - on my aem Wideband.) Car drives somewhat fine out of boost I cruise around 15.5-16.5 at 10-0 vacuum but car will go lean and hesitate if I do not keep throttle above 10 vacuum (but boost gauge shows 20vac at idle & I smoked it and didnt see any leaks)
Now if I get into boost it will peg at 10.8 for one second then go to 11.8 then start to lean out to 13.0-14.0 around 5-6k rpm(I build 10psi at 4,500). The tune is rated for 300hp at 13psi but I’ve turned it down to 7psi and it still goes lean.
Sorry for writing you guys a book but I’ve run out of money to just simply throw at this car and I’m hoping someone might be able to steer me in the right direction. I’ve been in contact with martin at RS and he’s sent me an updated chip that I installed and it seemed to make no difference so I’m thinking its a mechanical or sensor problem
T3/t4 68mm (looks like ebay?) turbo
Wiring specialties Rb20 “OEM” Style engine harness
Isr FPR (43psi w/o vac)
Fmic (2.5in piping)
ISR z32 MAF
TPS from Nissan (set at .48)
Direct fuel pump relay wiring mod
Stock r32 ECU with RS-Enthalpy tune through Enjuku
Cold start valve deleted
Timing belt & idlers and set timing at 15 degrees
I haven’t replaced:
o2 sensor (mine is placed about 2ft down the exhaust and stock is right on the downpipe, does this matter?)