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wanted to buy / speed sensor
« Last post by s16864 on Today at 03:09 PM »
Chasing a speed sensor for a manual U12 pintara
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U12 general tech and queries / CA20E alternator life
« Last post by Mister_T on Yesterday at 02:25 PM »
Just a small question about how long CA20E alternators last or don't last.
While I was faffing around under the U12 Exec bonnet yesterday it occurred to me that the alternator would be pulling hot air through it which would be largely sourced off the #1 extractor header. This can't be doing the alternator any favours.
With the under-abundance of threads about alternators, I supposed it's not worth making a heat shield for the alternator or thermal wrapping the headers.

I see now why Nissan put the water/oil heat exchanger on the filter hole in the block. The oil would collect quite some heat from the exhaust pipe running right under the sump, particularly in slow traffic. Perhaps heat shields here would be of benefit.
Of course the heat exchanger would be of use in winter as well, helping to bring the oil up to temp quicker since the water system (generally) warms up a lot faster than the oil.
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R31 general tech & queries / ジュエリー
« Last post by Rydertone on Nov 14, 2018, 08:20PM »
The entry of details make us feel better when they see the description to follow forever.
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antrx noise / Re: Installing new audio system in the ol' Corsair Gl
« Last post by Rydertone on Nov 14, 2018, 08:19PM »
The visitors to read the content of this genus have not fully make up for the lack of explanation as to take part in.
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U12 general tech and queries / Headgaskets 'n' stuff
« Last post by Mister_T on Nov 13, 2018, 10:43PM »
Hi folks,
I'm not overly concerned about my CA20E headgasket yet, but after reading a bunch of threads here I'll certainly keep it in mind.
Actually, I was a bit surprised there is an issue. I know of a CA20E R31 manual wagon that had the 4cyl diff swapped for the 6cyl diff and it pulled a small caravan around without any problems.

Anyway, are there any preventative measures to take regarding the headbolts, such as regular retorquing or even replacement (like EL Fords)?
I've never had to use a FSM-spec angle wrench before so this would be a learning experience.
I see ARP do not make any stud/bolt sets for CA20 which is a bit of a surprise.

I don't have any service history on this Pinty but just from looking down the oil filler hole I can tell the head was done at some time, it's just too clean in there. The extractors are a giveaway as well. No white deposits in the filler cap so the head/headgasket might be ok for a while.

The cooling system could use a flush and I'll need to figure out why it's not holding pressure. It doesn't seem to use water but I want to get it sorted for summer. At the rate it warms up, I assume the thermostat is stuck open or not there. Probably not there.
At least the fans kick in and the temp has barely gone over the second dot in the middle while in slow traffic.

The odo shows about 179,000km but that was when the odo still worked. I guess eBay is the place to get a cog or two for the odo.

[Previous Owner/Maintaner Rant]
Whoever adjusted the kickdown cable really needs to re-read the section on this job in the Gregory's manual that came with the car.
Geez, it was holding gears way too long and and was pretty harsh going D1->D2 when cold. It wouldn't even go into OD at 100kmh at light throttle. To get into OD and lockup I had to get it up to speed and back the throttle right off to coax it into OD. Didn't anybody notice?
After getting over my surprise that a 1991 car actually had a kickdown cable, I reset the cable and it's much better. I might back it off another half turn and see how it goes.
I suspect it was maladjusted when the head was done which makes me suspicious about the quality of the whole job.
[end Rant]

Which leads me to the auto tranny. Ok, so flipping an auto upside down so the pan is on top makes the valve chest easy to service, but who services them these days or even back then?  So now the filter is inaccessible unless you pull the tranny apart. Nitwits.
At least it is still possible to change the tranny oil. "Fillled for life" my arse. "Filled for short life" maybe.

It was a cheap car so I expected it would need some things done. I don't mind a bit of fiddling.
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the n00bs faqs & safety zone / New member appreciates the FSM
« Last post by Mister_T on Nov 10, 2018, 08:15PM »
Hi folks,
I recently bought a cheap U12 Pintara Executive (I feel so important now...) to use a commuter to take the strain off my good old Z31 300ZX which is showing its age.
Thanks to the Corsair FSM I now have something better than the Gregory's manual to work from. Getting some more life out of the auto tranny is just one of my goals.
No matter how I try, I can't own a car or bike without getting the FSM for it, I have to know how it all works.
Gosh, this Pinty is the newest car I've ever owned and it still qualifies for club/historic rego. I'm a bit stuck in the 80's with bikes and cars for technical and financial reasons The colour of the Pinty, "Antique Bronze Glow" is throwback to 80's for sure. Smoking in the cabin should not be a problem since the interior could not get any browner either.

Hopefully I won't have to test the combined knowledge of the forum too often in between bouts of enthusiatic tinkering.
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general discussion / Re: These wheels
« Last post by Auberon on Nov 7, 2018, 10:47PM »
These are awesome wheels. Red color is nsuper awesome though
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jokes and other humour / Re: Rainbow Kids Show -- Very Very Funny
« Last post by Hawes_8 on Nov 3, 2018, 09:30PM »
Nice! I will remember this thing. I was searching for some good kidsí content because my kids were watching shows by Andy Yeatman on Netflix and now it is finished. Even I liked the content of these shows. Educating, entertaining and worth seeing. I hope I find something like that only.
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general discussion / Re: whos is this TRX race car?
« Last post by s16864 on Oct 4, 2018, 01:22PM »
Itís Warwick, not Winton.

Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick
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general discussion / Re: whos is this TRX race car?
« Last post by SSS on Oct 4, 2018, 11:50AM »
Winton short track?

The only other times I could find for Winton for a TRX were 2 x Tampered days back in 2014 / 2015, who could only manage 2:10's / 2:15's on Winton Long.

I've (unofficially) done a 1:49 during a test and tune day a few years back, but that is far from stock, but still NA. Hoping to crack low 1:40's with boost.
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