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DIY: MCA X-Race Coilover Install for Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-t

In the pursuit of happiness (and fantastic lap times), it quickly became apparent that my old humble Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Eibach spring combination just didn’t cut it anymore. I know I know, Fridge the heavy R33 was never intended to be a track car let alone be equipped with spine shattering springs. Something’s got to give and it ended up being the …

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DIY: Nissan Skyline R33 Power Steering Oil Cooler

Ever gone to track day, popped your bonnet and said to yourself loudly “OMG what the??! Mad oil leak”, only to realise it’s just your power steering reservoir playing silly buggers again and ejaculating all over the engine bay. Yes, it’s inevitable that you will boil your power steering fluid after several hot and exciting laps resulting in an oily …

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DIY: Walbro 460L E85 Fuel Pump Install/Upgrade on a Nissan Skyline R33

Ever pushed your car with a fresh tune and wondering why it’s keeps leaning out on hard throttle transitions? It could be that you’re running an aging fuel pump and it’s simply not keeping up with your car’s new fuel requirements. When you really think about it though, the factory fuel pump is probably nearly at it’s end of life …

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DIY: Replacing Power Steering Bushes on a Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-t

Ever wondered why your steering wheel feels a little “doughy” or unresponsive even after replacing your rack ends, tie rods and given it a good wheel alignment? It’s probably because you’re steering rack bushes have deteriorated which has allowed room for your steering rack to wiggle about. Not to worry though, it’s a relatively easy task to replace and best …

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DIY: Nissan 200SX S15 Silvia Starter Motor Replacement

S15 Starter motor

Replaced the battery? Cleaned the battery terminals? Checked the grounding? Made sure it wasn’t the alarm or immobiliser? If your car still isn’t turning over still then the starter motor is most likely to blame. I recently went through this process of elimination with my Nissan 200SX S15 Silvia and it all came down to a dead starter motor. Technically, …

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DIY: Changing Brake Pads

Are your brakes squealing? Are they grinding into your precious shiny rotors? Well, sounds like you need to change your brake pads (and rotors if you’ve destroyed them). Contrary to common belief, changing brake pads is quite an easy affair… if you can jack up your car and take the wheels off you’re pretty much half way there. And don’t …

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