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Juliette's '98 N15 Pulsar Sedan

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No pics but today I got to watch the car crank, and no burning wires or hot battery terminals. Turns out the wires that melted look to have been tampered with before I got the harness. No-one's fault there. It didn't start because absolutely nothing including the ECU is plugged in yet, it was time to see if it would crank and that the wiring was right before the ECU and anything vital is plugged in.

 

Tomorrow I should see it started!!! I'll try and get some video. It was exciting enough watching it crank today.

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Woohoo! lets hope it starts tomorrow, not like last time i said that.

 

the car looks sweet as is, and love like ur intercooler and exhaust.

 

cant wait for the vids and the the final result!!!

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I'm pretty confident it'll start tomorrow, I can't wait to see it :)

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Damn cant wait for it to be finished!

 

Can you please pm me with what it is costing you for the intercooler piping.

 

Rough idea on how much power you will be making?

 

Simon

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I don't how much the cooler piping is as it's part of the entire conversion cost (which I also don't know yet.)

 

I think it'll be somewhere around ~140fwkw on stock boost for the moment.

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And here's the video of it starting. It started straight away :) Bare in mind nothing's plugged in yet (pod, afm, cooler piping, etc.) so they didn't want to keep it running for long, but long enough for me to get a little vid. I'm pretty excited. The were going to finish the throttle body side of the 'cooler piping today AFAIK. As far as the red and blue reducers on the 'cooler go I found out that the red one was only temporary as the supplier ran out of blue ones.

 

http://media.putfile.com/Juliettes-Pulsar-...t-time-starting

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PS. you'll need a quicktime plugin to view the video, not dialup friendly.

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Thought it was about time to update the specs on the first page :)

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Car looks like its comming along nicely!

 

Love the fire extiguisher.....gives it the drift look :lol:

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Car looks like its comming along nicely!

 

Love the fire extiguisher.....gives it the drift look :lol:

 

Hehe, drift...lol, not quite :P Just a little precaution :)

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Today - they sent the cooler piping off to be Tig-welded today and then polished as the final bends for the throttle body side have been worked out. They've had the engine running on and off for a while to test for water or oil leaks and it's running well, no leaks. And the good news is it's quite close to complete and I'll have it back in a few days :D

 

Here is the costing for everything I supplied. I'm not speculating on the total cost yet, because honestly I won't know until probably tomorrow at the earliest.

 

The parts I supplied including any delivery costs:

 

Part(s): N15 JDM SR20DE Auto Transmission + 1 Driveshaft

Condition: 80,000km from import half-cut

Warranty: 3 month parts replacement warranty

Price: $1,145.00

 

Part(s): PNW10 Avenir SR20DET, ECU, AFM

Condition: Under 60,000km from import half-cut

Warranty: 3 month parts replacement warranty

Price: $1,745.00

 

Part(s): S15 in-tank Fuel Pump

Condition: 50,000-55,000km’s

Warranty: None

Price: $67.00

 

Part(s): JustJap Hybrid Copy FMIC 600x300x76 Bar & Plate

Condition: New, in box

Warranty: 1 Year

Price: $175.00

 

Part(s): Go Fast Bits StealthFX BOV (Black)

Condition: New, in box

Warranty: 1 Year

Price: $400

 

Part(s): N15 SSS Auto Wiring Loom

Condition: Used

Warranty: None

Price: $170

 

Part(s): Auto Gauge 3-Gauges with DIN Holder (Boost, Water Temp., Oil Temp)

Condition: New, in box

Warranty: 1 Year

Price: $145

 

PNW10 Avenir Air-con Pump & Brackets

Condition: Used

Warranty: None

Price: $300

 

The parts I didn't supply plus labour:

  • Stainless Steel Intercooler Piping
  • Install Plumb-back & Atmo venting BOV
  • Stainless Steel 3" Turbo Back Exhaust with Hi-Flow Cat, Droopy Tip Sports Muffler
  • Different Dump Pipe to clear Crossmember
  • Modify Wiring Loom to suit new ECU
  • Pod Filter plus custom box, retaining AFM
  • New Sump
  • New 02 Sensor
  • Replace every belt, hose, filter and all fluids
  • Relocate battery and tray, remove surface rust from part of the engine bay
  • New Engine Mounts
  • Hook up boost, water & oil temp gauges and sensors
  • Make bracket for accelerator cable
  • Install new Air-Con compressor and make new Air-Con hose, make bracket to keep it away from the manifold
  • Install engine, transmission & fuel pump
  • Cut front bar to suit FMIC
  • Detail engine bay when conversion is complete, tidy up wiring
  • Tune
  • Engineer Conversion, Wheels & Seats

And there's probably more that I've forgotten. I should have the costing for the above dot points tomorrow :)

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Long time no see ... good to see the project is kicking along at a fine pace :)

 

Seeing the N15 does bring back memories thou *sigh* :)

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It should be finished by Thursday/Friday hopefully, would have taken 4 weeks!

 

You had an N15 too? It may be a first car attachment, but I couldn't consider selling mine, such a pleasent car to live with :)

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Very nice write up juliette, cant wait to see the finished product on the road!

 

Its going to be very nice. Good luck with the rest

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car looks like its coming along nicely.

 

be good to see it when its finished.

 

hope it all works out well.

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It had better be ready by the week end Julz, would be a good test for it in the hills

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It'll be ready hopefully, being engineered tomorrow or Friday. I've missed one too many hill runs, wouldn't wanna miss this one :) They'll be road-testing it tomorrow and setting the kick-down :)

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It should be finished by Thursday/Friday hopefully, would have taken 4 weeks!

 

You had an N15 too? It may be a first car attachment, but I couldn't consider selling mine, such a pleasent car to live with :)

 

Yes ... I previousily owned an N15 Pulsar :)

 

Loved it to bits but did all the wrong things to it :blush::no:

 

Thats why I'm curious to see what this can do as I was almost on the verge of doing this exact same conversion. ;) So is she alive yet ? :)

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Well, yes an no. She's alive but won't cold idle...and I think it's now another week away.

 

Things keep going downhill *sighs*

 

Okay, well the news is the AFM is dead. With the AFM I was supplied connected the car wouldn't rev and filled the workshop with black smoke. They put a Silvia one in it's place and it worked fine. I'll be getting a replacement.

 

What we've discovered was also broken/missing one the engine:

 

The AAC Valve has a broken plug, has been swapped with a Silvia one temporarily but will need to be replaced with the correct Avenir one.

 

The return line on the fuel rail has been dented pretty severely in transit, it needs a new fuel rail. It looks like the chains the importer would use to lift the engine have dented the fuel rail.

 

And the car will just not cold idle at all. Apparently the throttle body is missing the idle switch, meaning the the car won't idle until the motor has warmed up. The workshop has suggested that the TPS is also causing problems, being that only one set of pins is connected to the ECU instead of two sets. They asked me to try and source an SR20DET Auto Throttle body with Idle Switch and TPS, which I've managed to find at a wrecker for $220 from an Auto S13. Hopefully this should solve the problem. I'm pretty much over waiting for things to work, so anything I can help them out with I'll try to.

 

On the upside, the BOV isn't on yet but the car has mad flutter :)

 

And here's some pictures of the throttle body side of the cooler piping, I'm very impressed. Very little bends and it's mounted quite low. The circle is where the BOV will be mounted.

 

Day 20, the car's been away 4 weeks now:

 

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Day 23:

 

I'm still waiting for replacement bits to arrive, but the car is basically back together bar the broken bits. BOV is on, fitted and looking nice. So is the ricey oil cap, and the strut brace. It's basically done. Now I just have to wait for the importer to get their act together.

 

Here's the pics:

 

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SWEEEEEET!!!! I almost went down the same road but when i saw my 180 i had to get it.

 

Its gonna be awesome when it is finished and is on the road.

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very nice pulsar... not many people can make the N15s look good.

 

why the auto? a manual would be so much more rewarding after all this hard work... even if it takes you a couple of weeks to learn..

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a) Slack

B) Drive in traffic regularly

c) Auto License

d) I'm uncoordinated

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a) Slack

B) Drive in traffic regularly

c) Auto License

d) I'm uncoordinated

 

:no:

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such a shame..

 

theres nothing better than taking a nicely modded manual car for a fang through some nice empty roads.. music off, windows down.

 

you'll do a manual conversion soon.

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Mark my words, I won't. How is it a shame? I plan to have it a nicely sorted auto capable of handling more power at a later stage. If I wanted to do that, I would have done it originally. It is probably slightly more expensive than a manual conversion initially after the engine conversion, but I doubt it'll be blowing transmissions as often as the manual Pulsar DET conversions blow their gearboxes. Probably cheaper in the long run.

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