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Sep 23, 2022

When Alternators Strike. 18+ volts R32 GT-R

Brian's R32 GT-R stopped on the side of PCH near Bolsa Chica

I've been driving Brian's R32 GT-R for a couple days, working on the tune, checking it out a little before his next track event.  Its on E85, and could use a little more boost and timing to get it happy. 

Thursday morning, it was a bit misty outside, start the car up, headlights on, defrost on, put some heat in it. Wipers a few times to clear off the windshield.  Its dark, and the cluster lights work, but the triple gauge lights don't work. Always that way with a project car. Always a few things you never get around to checking.   

As I am driving, about 3 minutes after I started the car, the car hesitates a bit, the ABS light comes on, and I hear a little belt squeal.  I didn't think much about it, as lights and things are pretty normal.  I turn on PCH, and the car is now acting a bit more funny.  So I turn the interior lights on, and see the volt meter pegged at 18v. 

Crap

I'm in a bad spot to try and pull over and stop. Its a 60mph two lane, with not much side. So I decide to see if I can keep going.  The car sputters, and dies. Now its clutch in, and see how far I can roll to the best place to stop.  I get the car stopped in an OK, but not ideal place. I go under the hood to see if I can see anything obvious.  I sort of poked around a little, then remembered that the battery in this car has a backup start feature.  I push the button, and try and car, it starts. But I am worried about the alternator, so I unplug the alternator, mistakenly thinking this might help.  The meter is reading about 12v, so I figured, fine. Hit the road, try and make it to the first gas station. 

As I am moving, I look over at the volt gauge again its 18v plus. Unplugging it didn't do what I thought it would do. So now the weird stuff starts happening. The radio cuts out. The ECB-1 goes off, the drivers side window rolls down on its own. The wipers go on their own. The AC control LCD goes out, but the fan is still running. 


The car actually still runs, but its a little wounded. So for now, change the alternator, and go problem chasing. 




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Sep 9, 2022

First Track Test In The DAI33 Skyline GT-R SEMA Build - Episode 2




How fast do you think a stock R33 GT-R is at Buttonwillow with Dai Yoshihara driving?

 In the second installment of the DAI33 Skyline GT-R SEMA Build with GReddy Performance, Toprank Importers, and Turn 14 Distribution, I take the car to GReddy Performance for inspection and maintenance. We add some new ENEOS engine oil, and I even pick up the pry bar and mount some fresh Yokohama tires. With new tires and fluids, I bring Sam Du from Pit+Paddock to Buttonwillow Raceway Park to set a base lap time in stock trim before the modding begins.



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1992 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA

1992 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA

1992 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA


1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R For Sale In Cypress, California


Red Pearl Metallic

5-Speed Manual Transmission

(RHD) Right Hand Drive

RB26DETT


69,048 km/ 42,904 Miles


SERVICE RECORDS

2000 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2021

Nismo Fine Spec Engine in an R32 GT-R. R35/Nissan MAF



MOD LIST


Nismo Fine Spec Engine - Nismo Fine Spec Engine was originally released in 2003 with 50 units to be sold.

https://gtr-registry.com/en-nismo-finespec-rb26dett.php


AH3 red R32 GT-R with R34 wheels and Nismo Fine Spec Engine




MAINTENANCE&SERVICE


Engine oil, filter replacement

Engine oil WAKOS Prostage 10W-40

Oil filter AY100-NS005

Transmission fluid replacement

Gear oil WAKOS-MT75

Transfer oil replacement

ATF WAKOS-Type III

Front diff oil replacement

Gear oil WAKOS RG6140

Rear diff oil replacement

Gear oil WAKOS RG6140

Long Life Coolant (green)

Brake fluid (DOT-4)

Battery replacement

Spark plug replacement

Wiper replacement

Air cleaner replacement

Fuel filter replacement

Radiator cap replacement

Radiator shroud fixed

Front upper arm replacement

Tension rod replacement

HICAS cooler hoses replacement

C pillar finisher replacement

Speedometer cable replacement

Coilover replacement

Red Pearl R32 GT-R with R34 wheels and Nismo engine at Toprank Importers





Toprank International Vehicle Importers specializes in importing and selling JDM (Japanese domestic market) cars. From Nissan Skylines to Toyota Chasers, vehicles over 25 years old are legal to import. In addition to JDM cars, we can also import cars from other countries, Show or Display vehicles, and race cars.


Financing Available. Nationwide Shipping Available Please contact us for details. 844-523-2233 or sales@importavehicle.com


All vehicles are As/Is No warranty. Imported vehicles can not be registered in California (http://toprankjdm.com/California) until brought into California compliance. Please check all local state laws for information on title and registration. 25 year old vehicles are exempt from FMVSS requirements. Vehicles over 21 years old are exempt from EPA compliance requirements for importation.


FAQ (http://toprankjdm.com/FAQ)

Insurance for JDM/Imported Vehicles (http://toprankjdm.com/Insurance)

Right Hand Drive (RHD) http://toprankjdm.com/RHD

California legalization of imported vehicles (http://toprankjdm.com/California)

Inventory List (http://toprankjdm.com/cars)

Parts and Maintenance for Nissan Skyline (http://toprankjdm.com/Parts)


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WHEN DO THESE JDM VEHICLES START TO TURN 25 YEARS OLD?


Japanese (JDM) cars turning 25 years old in 2022 and beyond (https://toprankjdm.com/2022)


Toyota Chaser JZX100 Sep 1996 = Sep 2021

Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 Series 2 1997 = Jan 2022

Mitsubishi Evolution V Jan 1998 = Jan 2023

Toyota Century G50 V12 April 1997 = April 2022

Honda Civic Type R August 1997 = August 2022

Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Oct 1997 = Oct 2022

Nissan Silvia S15 Jan 1999 = Jan 2024

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - Jan 1999 = Jan 2024


How to Buy and Store an R34 GT-R in Japan until 2024 (http://toprankjdm.com/BuyR34)


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Sep 6, 2022

FS5R30a Rebuild - Speedtek Close Ratio

Speedtek Close Ratio FS5R30a and lockout shifter

We had a few sidetracks, but the Speedtek transmission is all together. It should be going into Nismo 500 to replace the OS88 that stopped selecting reverse.  While installing the OS88, I jammed the lockout release a bit.  Have to check it out, make sure its all working correctly. The truth about a sequential transmission is that it is a race car part, and requires race car service intervals. It was never intended to be used on a street car.  They are fun, but just know it will be in and out more often than a stock synchronized transmission.  Since I bought the OS88 used, its also to be expected. Its a pretty early version.  Once we get it out to look at it, will look a little more into upgrades. 

Transmission

Ernie working on the transmission


The center plate is replaced with a billet piece. The gears will get changed for a longer 1st, and closer 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears. Then a longer 5th gear.  Speedtek Close Ratio Transmission gearset

1st 2.69
2nd 1.69
3rd 1.24
4th 0.99
5th 0.70


Speedtek gearset, 255/50/16 tire, 4.375 gears, 8500 rpm shifts
FS5R30a rebuild



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1995 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R VSPEC BN6 FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA

1995 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R VSPEC FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA

1995 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R VSPEC FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA


1995 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R VSPEC FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA

1995 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R VSPEC FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA



BN6 Deep Marine Blue

5-Speed Manual Transmission

(RHD) Right Hand Drive

RB26DETT


89,871km/ 55,843 miles (Original)




1995 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R VSPEC FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA

1995 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R VSPEC FOR SALE IN CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA




MAINTENANCE&SERVICE


Engine oil, filter replacement

Engine oil Wakos Prostage 10W-40

Oil filter AY100-NS005

Transmission fluid Replacement

Gear oil WAKOS-MT75

Transfer fluid exchange

ATF Wakos-Type III

Front diff Oil Replacement

Gear oil Wakos RG6140

Rear diff Oil Replacement

Gear oil Wakos RG6140

Long Life Coolant (green)

Brake Fluid (DOT-4)

Battery replacement

Spark plug replacement

Wiper replacement

Air cleaner

Fuel filter replacement

Trunk damper replacement

Front tie rod end replacement

Front lower arm ball joint outside exchange

Hicas Ball Joint Replacement

Front upper arm replacement

Back lamp light switch exchange

Timing belt, water pump exchange

Cam, crank oil seal replacement


BN6 Deep Marine Blue R33 GT-R


Toprank International Vehicle Importers specializes in importing and selling JDM (Japanese domestic market) cars. From Nissan Skylines to Toyota Chasers, vehicles over 25 years old are legal to import. In addition to JDM cars, we can also import cars from other countries, Show or Display vehicles, and race cars.


Financing Available. Nationwide Shipping Available Please contact us for details. 844-523-2233 or sales@importavehicle.com


All vehicles are As/Is No warranty. Imported vehicles can not be registered in California (http://toprankjdm.com/California) until brought into California compliance. Please check all local state laws for information on title and registration. 25 year old vehicles are exempt from FMVSS requirements. Vehicles over 21 years old are exempt from EPA compliance requirements for importation.


FAQ (http://toprankjdm.com/FAQ)

Insurance for JDM/Imported Vehicles (http://toprankjdm.com/Insurance)

Right Hand Drive (RHD) http://toprankjdm.com/RHD

California legalization of imported vehicles (http://toprankjdm.com/California)

Inventory List (http://toprankjdm.com/cars)

Parts and Maintenance for Nissan Skyline (http://toprankjdm.com/Parts)


Find Your Car - Looking for a car we don't have in stock? Looking at a car that will be legal in the future? We can help you find, buy, and legally import a vehicle to the USA. Learn more http://toprankjdm.com/Find


WHEN DO THESE JDM VEHICLES START TO TURN 25 YEARS OLD?


Japanese (JDM) cars turning 25 years old in 2022 and beyond (https://toprankjdm.com/2022)


Toyota Chaser JZX100 Sep 1996 = Sep 2021

Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 Series 2 1997 = Jan 2022

Mitsubishi Evolution V Jan 1998 = Jan 2023

Toyota Century G50 V12 April 1997 = April 2022

Honda Civic Type R August 1997 = August 2022

Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Oct 1997 = Oct 2022

Nissan Silvia S15 Jan 1999 = Jan 2024

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 - Jan 1999 = Jan 2024


How to Buy and Store an R34 GT-R in Japan until 2024 (http://toprankjdm.com/BuyR34)





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