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    you can search on ebay for the butyl rubber...

    you can search on ebay for the butyl rubber sealant for the soft tacky stuff, if someone hasn't been careful if the lights have been off before, they need to be replaced. I think there's some other...
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    I've been using the normal raw brokerage screw...

    I've been using the normal raw brokerage screw fittings since I put my RB in - it was on the road as a normal car for 18 months (before I crashed it), car parks, low speed turning - all likely to be...
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    most local hydraulic shops will sell the hose...

    most local hydraulic shops will sell the hose rated to it - it's the fittings that seem to cause problems. the M14 O ring fitting thing on the rack seemed to be the biggest pain.

    I ended up...
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    more updates. engine running on a fuel pump...

    more updates.

    engine running on a fuel pump suspended in a nescafe coffee jar as the fuel tank is currently having 2 part epoxy removed from it as it's failed :rolleyes: and a bunch of powdery...
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    let the loctite set before the bolt goes in, just...

    let the loctite set before the bolt goes in, just stops the helicoil unwinding when you take the bolt out next time :)

    oh and timeserts are better but last time I looked, it was all bloody...
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    if you haven't got a welder, Mike's options are...

    if you haven't got a welder, Mike's options are sound. if you helicoil it, coat the helicoil in red loctite as you thread to where you want it to sit. I think there's enough meat for an m12 bolt but...
  7. given how bad my welding was upside down compared...

    given how bad my welding was upside down compared to when you're more comfortable, I'd take this advice I'd spend a fair bit of time making sure it's in the 'right' position, jig, rotisserie, spit,...
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    if they're properly brand new lifters, I'd say...

    if they're properly brand new lifters, I'd say the oil - 10w40 is a bit thick at cold. I always used a 5w-40.

    that'd fit with the fact that when it's warm it goes away. bear in mind they're a...
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    glad it's worked :thumbs:

    glad it's worked :thumbs:
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    you may as well try switching the polarity to see...

    you may as well try switching the polarity to see if it works, it's easy enough to try. I know later Nissan's care about the polarity but that's where they used hall effect sensors instead of an...
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    yeah, that's what I thought with mine. I went...

    yeah, that's what I thought with mine. I went completely and utterly bananas trying to figure it out. used sensors, pumps, ABS ecus, the lot. never worked again properly.

    when you say you rewired...
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    is this the original S13 system? I had the...

    is this the original S13 system?

    I had the exact same problem, again, after splicing the sensor connections. literally, a short drive, braking and then it'd come on and stay on. I had the...
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    I looked at E50s when I was picking up my E51...

    I looked at E50s when I was picking up my E51 since I like the seat layouts and I thought initially a late 3.5 VQ one would be quite nice.

    then I thought, you don't want two same generation...
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    if it's stationary when it's leaking, as pointz...

    if it's stationary when it's leaking, as pointz said, rust behind the pedals - where the rear of the front inner arch meets the firewall tends to go.

    if it's driving when it's getting wet,...
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    as per Mike. my golden rule of rust repair,...

    as per Mike.

    my golden rule of rust repair, it's always at least 3 times worse than you expect.

    just cutting and plating can be cheap, if you're just after getting an MOT, pick up a welder...
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    not much comfort but cheers for putting this up,...

    not much comfort but cheers for putting this up, I've got a JDM 180 and a load of old parts from my UK S13, including driveshafts that I was planning to use, don't think I would have noticed a 6mm...
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    not sure if it'll help but I had quite a few...

    not sure if it'll help but I had quite a few similar issues setting up the orc twin plate on the CA. I pulled out the threads from the clutch slave cylinder mounting on the gearbox, snapped the pivot...
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    the S13 is nice but it'd be a restoration job if...

    the S13 is nice but it'd be a restoration job if you wanted to keep it longer term.

    Two sill patches tells me there's a lot of tinworm hiding up there, if it's been garaged for 28 years and the...
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    I can't help with the measurements, I don't have...

    I can't help with the measurements, I don't have a CA in the car anymore but yknow that the release bearing carrier that rides on the input shaft has about 10 interchangeable variants for different...
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    cheers Pete - good to see you around - I'll drop...

    cheers Pete - good to see you around - I'll drop you a line when it's mobile and pop up to yours :)

    it's never going to be up to the level of yours - but don't want it to be really since it'd take...
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    cheers dude - next on the list - rust prep at the...

    cheers dude - next on the list - rust prep at the back - I have invested in a milwaukee die grinder and a load of roloc discs, I'm hoping they make shorter work of it than a wire wheel :wack:
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    oh and it's had a bit of an upgrade, I've pushed...

    oh and it's had a bit of an upgrade, I've pushed the intake piping to 76mm all the way through til it steps down to the RB25DET throttle.

    The engine bay needs it's finishing touches, cam covers...
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    more updates.. ...

    more updates..
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    get the seats and carpet out. All the stuff you...

    get the seats and carpet out. All the stuff you can see there isn't really that concerning but it's the stuff you can't see that'll be bad.

    rear subframe mounting points, chassis rails, sills,...
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    are S14 centre bearings in common with the 4WD...

    are S14 centre bearings in common with the 4WD Qashqai like the S13 one? they're definitely still available - I presume if the S13 is in common with the Qashqai that the S14 one must be.
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