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Sunday, January 24, 2021

#bluecar and Nismo #500 : 2021 Updates

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Filling up the bluecar with some E85


Welcome to 2021. 2020 was a trip, I am sure 2021 is going to be more of the same. I suspect six months of bad shit, followed by six months of just shit. Then many years of recovery. With that said here are some of my updates on the two R32 GT-R that I have. 

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Chevron rewards from Vons means a 20 cent per gallon discount. $1.79 per gallon for E85 in Southern California. This is what I call winning.
Chevron rewards from Vons means a 20 cent per gallon discount. $1.79 per gallon for E85 in Southern California. This is what I call winning. 

E85. Been on E85 in the Bluecar for about two years now. Recently had the fuel pump out to inspect the tank. Everything looks good. Replaced the fuel filter about eight months or so ago. Probably about time to check it again. Getting the hoses off is a pain in the ass, but such is life. I have to get in there to mess with the flex fuel and things anyway. I bought some quick disconnects for the flex fuel sensor, because I like quick disconnects. 

This was a couple years ago, I think right before I did the E85 swap. 


Instagram tells me, I did it 19 weeks ago, but this may not have been the bluecar, may have been the RentJDM Calsonic.  https://www.instagram.com/p/CEzPNaXJOce/


Car is decently fast at 14 psi. Faster with 21 psi. 

Unfortunately those runs about killed my Nismo Coppermix twin plate clutch. So I ordered a couple more plates for it. One of two came in. Turns out there was only one in the US. So one from the US, and ordered another one from Japan. 

Nismo twin plate Coppermix clutch disk. One of two I need. 30100-RSC01

Got my grey sunvisor in. That is important, with the slider.  https://www.instagram.com/p/CKJ9_bvp-bT/

This is how I spent a bit of my time with bluecars in 2020. 



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Nismo #500

Kenwood N'fit speakers I put holes in, a bunch of years ago. If you have these, don't toss them, sell them to me please.  - sean@importavehicle.com
Kenwood N'fit speakers I put holes in, a bunch of years ago. If you have these, don't toss them, sell them to me please.  - sean@importavehicle.com

Look, I realize these are pretty worthless speakers. I actually already replaced the actual drivers in them . But in doing so I poked some holes in the fragile light up Kenwood logos. I want to repair them. The Nismo didn't have speaker cutout or covers on the rear deck. The N'fit system was installed in 500. If you have some N'fit speakers, let me know. 


Kenwood N'fit speakers I put holes in, a bunch of years ago. If you have these, don't toss them, sell them to me please.  - sean@importavehicle.com
Kenwood N'fit speakers I put holes in, a bunch of years ago. If you have these, don't toss them, sell them to me please.  - sean@importavehicle.com

The backburner project that was the Nismo got done last year. N1 block, big cams, OS88 sequential transmission, Tilton carbon clutch, etc, etc.  I picked it up, drove it to the warehouse. Did a couple things to it. Drove it around the block a few times.  Then it sat.  Then 2020 came, and BB2 got into my head. So pulled the OS88 trans and clutch for BB2. Brought the Nismo back, and stuck it in the warehouse again. 

Later we needed a R32 GT-R radiator for some new parts development/testing. So I pulled the radiator one weekend.  More recently I decided to get it back together. Bought a radiator to throw in it. I want to change the fuel system up a little on it. Get it closer to being ready for E85. It has 1/2 the stuff it needs. I want to put the other parts back on that look more stock. 


GKTech fan with adapter for a Nissan Skyline GT-R

Some people have said online they had issues with GKTech fans, I haven't had any, and ran them on a bunch of cars. What I think may happen is bad motor mounts. Flex, and the fan breaks before the shroud. Normally the OEM fan will break the shroud. That is my best guess, as I haven't actually seen one fail. 

Nismo intercooler duct for the front bumper. Some other bits for Nismo #500

Some more bits and pieces to replace other pieces. Nismo collector, wrinkle black. No logo on purpose

I need to replace the fuel rail that is in place, with the OEM modified one from Alex Rodriguez. It has a -8 feed and return. For the fuel pump, I have a double pump setup from Frencys Performance in Australia. 

  • Radiator
  • Water pump pulley (Still deciding if this is ok, some people say turn slower, some faster)  
    • Let's spin this waterpump. #calsonic #lasvegas I am trying out a 100mm water pump pulley to overdrive the water pump vs the stock 140mm pulley. A 4pk845 seemed to fit ok. See how this goes for cooling at idle and low speed. If this were a track car, I wouldn't do this, but this is 100% street car @rentjdm car that will see lots of days in excess of 100F. #r32 #gtrtech #rb26dett #radiator
  • Fuel rail
  • Fuel pump
  • Flex fuel sensor
  • ECB-1
  • ECU
  • Heat shields
  • Nismo R-Tuned Suspension
  • Nismo air/oil separator
  • Flip top battery cover
  • I have such a huge stack of parts, not even sure what all I am going to replace right now
    • New engine wiring harness
    • Clutch booster
    • Master cylinder
    • Lots of suspension bushings
    • Turbos - some twin setup. The Nismo turbos are fine, but...

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