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Monday, February 26, 2018

PSA: Mines Tuned ECU R32 GT-R

PSA: Mines Tuned ECU R32 GT-R  You don't want this

PSA: Mines Tuned ECU R32 GT-R

Mines build some great fast cars.  They do a lot of things right on their demo cars.  However, if you want an effective engine destroying tool, or turbocharger exhaust wheel removing tool, then one of their tuned ECU's is it.

2530 exhaust wheel left side, stock ceramic exhaust wheel right side. 

If your car isn't in 100% perfect operating order, fuel injectors, plugs, fuel pump, base timing, etc, and you run one of these ECU's on anything other than about 95 AKI fuel and about 10-14 psi of boost you will blow up your engine.  Seen it dozens and dozens of times over the years.

The timing is so aggressive that it will detonate.  That detonation will kill a turbo, will kill an engine eventually.

One slightly bent RB26 rod

Even if you tried to change the chip inside(to something like a Nistune), they epoxy their chips in, so they are really difficult to remove.  Best course of action is to remove and replace.

Read the Basics, check your ECU, replace it if its a Mines.
Fuel System

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

AH3 - Red Pearl Metallic 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R For Sale

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 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32


57,036km/35,647miles (TMU)


Nismo 260km Cluster

Bronze Works XD9 Wheels

NPG Coilovers

Aftermarket Catback Exhaust

Aftermarket Test Pipe


New Spark Plugs

New Battery 

New Air Filter

New A/C Vent (Center)

New Clutch Booster

New Fan Belt x 3

New Front Lower Arm Ball Joint x 4 

New Front Tie Rod End (L&R)

New Rear HICAS Tie Rod & Socket Rod (L&R)

New Rear HICAS Ball Joint (L&R)

New Wheel Lug Not x 20

Engine Oil & Filter

MT Oil

Transfer Oil

Diff Oil Front & Rear

Engine Coolant

Brake Fluid

Replace Brake Pads (F&R)

Replace Axle shaft boot (Front LH:Outter)

Wheel Alignment

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

New Tomei Cast Exhaust Manifolds for RB26DETT

Releasing next week are Tomei's new cast exhaust manifolds for the RB26.  If you are running the stock twin turbos, and are replacing the stock turbos, then these might be a good idea. Some slight power improvements, but like nearly everything Tomei, quality products. 

All new Full Cast Exhaust Manifold for RB26DETT"
non welding one-piece structure made by full lost-wax casting ensures incredibly higher durability comparing to the old type which was weld-assembled structure made from pieces individually casted.
■Delivery start from:13 Feb,2018

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Monday, February 05, 2018

Rough Idle or High Idle : Nissan Skyline GT-R : RB26

An RB26 should idle smoothly at around 1000 rpm on the tach. There should really be little vibration, or noise, other than what a 25,27 year old solid lifter engine makes.  Which in reality is pretty loud with the hood open.

R32 GT-R Speedometer in miles per hour
Most of the time, if you hear a noise, that sounds like a really bad lifter, it is normally the bottom end on an RB. However, troubleshooting that is a different post.

Troubleshooting a Rough or High Idle Nissan Skyline GT-R

  1. Observation is key
    1. It is important to have a look at what a car is doing. Open the hood, look for anything obvious. 
  2. Once you have had a cursory look under the, hood, make sure you have gasoline( had this happen to me recently), make sure the fuel pump seems like it is running, no crazy amount of smoke out the exhaust, onto the next step
    1/2 a tank of gasoline
  3. MAF
    1. Are they plugged in?
    2. Do the hoses look OK? 
    3. Give them a bit of a tap with your hand, does the idle rpm change?
    4. If yes, then proceed to MAF troubleshooting page
      MAF with HKS air filters
  4. Vacuum leak
    1. There are lots of spots to have a vacuum/boost leak. 
    2. Large intercooler hoses
      1. There are the top intercooler hoses that are visible, plus the ones that run though the fenders to the intercooler. If these come off the car will idle rough and spit black smoke out of the exhaust. 
    3. Around the injectors
      1. The lower injector bushings can get crispy and shrink over the years. They are rubber and get hot. Sometimes just giving the injectors a twist will reveal an issue. 
  5. Throttle plate adjustment
    1. Three sets of two throttle bodies
    2. Individual adjustment
  6. TPS adjustment
    1. If the car doesn't know it is at idle, you can have some idle instability. 
    2. It should be 0.4 v at idle
  7. IAC adjustment
    1. Idle Air Control
  8. AAC adjustment
    1. See below.

AAC Adjustment RB26dett Nissan Skyline GT-R

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