Closing 2018 update

The Build

Been lazy to post the progress so here’s a maintenance photo dump. Photos taken from August – November.

First installed a new nismo slave cylinder, steel braided clutch line, and clutch fork dust boot.

Also deleted that shotty dampener box and bent the clutch hardline real carefully.

Then I moved on to some cooling maintenance.

Ordered the Stance oversized waterpump pulley from TFworks, a s14/s15 waterpump.


Much better

Also took the liberty of putting in a nismo thermostat.

I didn’t like that the water inlet had rust so I ordered a new and had to wait a week or so.

Finished it up with a Circuit Sports OE replacement alternator and HKS drive belts

While waiting for the thermostat housing water inlet I decided to tackle the pushed in oil pan my floor jack fcked when it slipped off the cross member facepalm*

Replaced the oil pick up with the redesigned black top one. I don’t recommend doing this because putting in the bolt that secured the arm was a b*tch and half.

It looks simple but you can’t fit a socket or wrench because of that shield being so close. I had to hold the bolt and my friend Jahsten somehow angled a wrench on. Never again.

Picked up a Tomei oversized oil pan and bolted it up.Filled it up with 10w40 Motul and a OEM filter.


Clear CAS cover just because.

New Walbro 255lph because I still had some sketch walbro from a junkyard 240.

Decided to install the Nismo power brace I had since 2016.

I like how it can be seen from the top.Had a full Energy suspension bushing kit on the side when I first got the car and decided to change the from sway bar bushings.

Put in my PBM skid plate.

Had to cut trim it a little because the opening from the factory didn’t accommodate the tomei’s drain plug.

Trimmed a piece off so I could still jack it up from the cross member.

Then put in a new PCV valve because sure.Well that’s about it. Thanks for reading boyz. Maybe I’ll talk about the MK IIs in another post.

Merry Christmas and happy new year boyz – Emerson


Nismo steering rack bushings installed

The Build

Jessie dropped by to help me installed my bushings. Highly recommend having another person with a pry bar to lift the rack while you finesse the bushings in n out.

Surprisingly took about 40 min to button everything up and torqued.

Bushings looked alright for 203,xxx miles.

Waiting on some other stuff to come in so I can drive the car again. Stay tuned and thanks for reading.

Rocker arm stopper install

The Build

I suspected my valve cover to be leaking so I ordered a new gasket and thought might as well install some rocker arm stoppers. Went with Tomei just because.

Made a outline of where each nut and bolt came from.

That’s a pretty shotty looking heat shield.

The instructions told me to get rid of this baffle plate for s13 sr20s.

Took me awhile to put them in but it was my first rodeo.

Put the new gaskets on the valve cover and wiped up whatever gunk I could. Kinda miss working at Nissan because I coulda used their parts washer around this time.

But yeah buttoned up everything and torqued it to spec. Little closer to driving it again.