dimanche 23 décembre 2012

First kilometers

So today, we make the first kilometers with the 33.
Yes, "we", as my brother-in-law is a mechanic i prefer that he drives for the first kilometers and i stay as passenger and observer.
The good news :
  • The test on the audio system was positive 
  • We finally find a convenient way to place the oil filter.
  • After 200km we don't have any mechanical issues (no water or oil leak at all).
  • Nismo submeter works well (so it means that i have an eletrical issue  or a faulty sensor as the oil temp indicator didn't move at all).
  • The blue led lights for aircon, submeters and speedometer are just as i want (thanks Aki for the idea).
  • The 3M carbon covered front lip looks good (thanks again to Aki for the idea)

The "less good news" (not really bad but still annoying)
  • trouble with oil temp sensor
  • trouble with airbag (light on the speedometer is permanently lightened)
  • Horn didn't work (but the fuse is good)
  • The tyres on stock rims are not so good (but I already ordered some Nokian WR A3 XL to solve this. So i will have stock rims with winter tyres  for winter time and 18" rims for the rest of the year)
Still some work to do but  now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

And to conclude, some pictures (a little crapy sorry).

The engine bay with the relocated oil filter.
 The 33 with her carbon covered front lips in winter configuration with stock rims

Merry Christmas to everyone and a happy new year.

@Aki : Thanks for your previous message but it seems that I can't answer it. Hope that i can add more (and better) pictures and news soon.

jeudi 20 décembre 2012

It's alive \o/

So the car has started again.
As you can see, there's still some work to do on the interior but it works.
The RB26 works smoothly and the car has done a few kilometers without trouble.

Still has to check oil sensor because the nismo oil temperature on the sub-meter didn't seem to work.
I will test it tomorrow with the OEM gauge.

If i can solve this part, i can finsih the interior and tune the audio parts.

So still some work but i'm relieved that the biggest part is behind me now.