Andy Y

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Question Answered: engine size
January 07, 2010, 05:54 PM
Hey you have lots of options but remember, most of the options mean you will not be able to pass emissions testing (if you have them where you are). Lots of my drift friends are running SR20det swaps in their S13's and S14's. 200-300+ hp at the wheels is very possible with the SR but it does require the right tune. You might need custom engine management depending on your power goals. KA turbos can make tons of power too with a good tune, and they make great torque since they're a 2.4 The RB25 and RB26 are the inline 6's from the Skylines. Those are wild swaps too, less common. In California, you can usually find an SR with trans and uncut harness for under 2500. McKinney Motorsports makes complete swap kits and are known in the Datsun Z community for their RB motor mounts for 240Z and 280Z's. http://www.mckinneymotorsports.com/ Also check out http://zilvia.net/ and http://forums.nicoclub.com/ and search search search. There is a mountain of info between those sites. HybridZ.org has tons of engine specific info on tuning, but not really specific to your S13. Good luck!
Question Answered: Knocking in Lower Engine
January 05, 2010, 10:20 AM
If it is truly not a rod knock, I would be looking at the timing chain. Get a timing light on and watch the timing advance. If it isn't stable, there's a good chance the timing chain is loose. With the advance floating around, this could be why you don't have power. Use a long length of hose as a stethoscope to try and isolate the location of the knocking/ticking. A long screwdriver works well for this too. One end goes in your ear and the other can be placed on the part or area. Be careful of the spinning fan!!
Question Answered: blinker light
December 31, 2009, 01:57 PM
The owner's manual often has instructions in the maintenance section. It's worth checking in there if you still have it
Question Answered: car wont start
December 31, 2009, 01:55 PM
Have you checked for spark and is the fuel pressure to spec? Are all the fuses good?
Question Answered: low beam headlight replacement on right side
December 31, 2009, 01:45 PM
The best place to look if you have it, is your owner's manual. The maintenance section usually has instructions/pictures on how to replace most of the bulbs. Avoid touching the glass of the new bulb because that can destroy a new bulb
Question Answered: Headlight bulb replacement
December 31, 2009, 01:42 PM
The best place to look if you have it, is your owner's manual. The maintenance section usually has instructions with pictures on how to replace most of the bulbs. Avoid touching the glass of the new bulb with your fingers/skin as that will destroy a new bulb.
Question Answered: why does my oil light keeps coming on
December 24, 2009, 09:44 AM
It really depends on which oil light you are seeing. Is it your maintenance minder light? Oil level? Oil pressure light? It's a good idea to check your owners manual to be sure you're not driving with low oil pressure. If it's the maintenance minder, that is usually manually reset by the shop that changes your oil. Sometimes instructions on resetting the light are in your owner's manual 'maintenance' section. Be sure all of the maintenance is performed for that particular mileage interval before resetting the light
Question Answered: is it necessary to recalibrate ECU after replace catalytic converter?
December 21, 2009, 04:17 PM
hopefully this article helps you with this as well: http://repairpal.com/OBD-Code-P0420-Toyota
Question Answered: wont start
December 21, 2009, 04:06 PM
If you are certain the starter is engaging and cranking the engine, you may have cold start problems due to something like one of the coolant temp sensors. Is it just the sound of cranking that is making you worry about the timing belt? You can do a compression test if you think the belt broke, and you have been cranking the engine since then. How many miles are on the car / current timing belt? Have any warning lights been on while you've been driving the car lately? matte is right though, many modern cars need a minimum voltage to energize the engine controls. The engine may crank but not start
Question Answered: Rubbing Sound
December 21, 2009, 03:43 PM
Can you see if anything is stuck under the truck? What type of rubbing sound do you hear? metallic by any chance? Does it change depending on your speed? Does it sound like a whining noise at all? You may want to have a good shop look it over if you can't isolate the noise
Problem Reported: AC System Leaks Refrigerant
January 11, 2011, 04:05 PM

O-rings in the quick connect fittings commonly allow refrigerant to leak from the AC System. The o-rings at system quick connect fittings should be replaced.

Problem Reported: Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On
January 11, 2011, 04:04 PM

Internal heater blower motor issues can cause a ticking noise from the heater blower when the fan is on. To correct this concern, replace the heater blower motor with a revised unit.

Problem Reported: The Horn Will Not Work Intermittently
January 11, 2011, 04:03 PM

The horn may not work sometimes. A higher than appropriate horn voltage can cause switch damage and a relay kit should be installed to moderate voltage and maintain functionality.

Problem Reported: Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds
January 11, 2011, 04:01 PM

If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on catalytic converters coming loose at points. The buzzing is the metal on metal contact. Installing a large worm clamp around the catalytic converter and heat shield assembly will prevent the noise and secure the shields.

Problem Reported: Automatic Transmission Shifts Hard
January 11, 2011, 04:00 PM

If the throttle lever is out of adjustment, or the grommets are missing / broken at the throttle or transmission, the automatic transmission can shift hard. Replace the grommets as needed and adjust the throttle lever.

Problem Reported: Speedometer Operation Affected and Poor Transmission Shift Quality
January 11, 2011, 03:59 PM

The vehicle may lose vehicle speed signal, which can affect speedometer operation and transmission shift quality. Most often the Vehicle Speed Sensor is faulty, however, at times, the driven gear inside the transmission is at fault. Replace the Vehicle Speed sensor and inspect the driven gear upon sensor removal.

Problem Reported: AC System Leaks Refrigerant
January 11, 2011, 03:57 PM

O-rings in the quick connect fittings commonly allow refrigerant to leak from the AC System. The o-rings at system quick connect fittings should be replaced.

Problem Reported: Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On
January 11, 2011, 03:53 PM

Internal heater blower motor issues can cause a ticking noise from the heater blower when the fan is on. To correct this concern, replace the heater blower motor with a revised unit.

Problem Reported: The Horn Will Not Work Intermittently
January 11, 2011, 03:51 PM

The horn may not work sometimes. A higher than appropriate horn voltage can cause switch damage and a relay kit should be installed to moderate voltage and maintain functionality.

Problem Reported: Buzzing Noise from Exhaust at Different Engine Speeds
January 11, 2011, 03:46 PM

If a buzzing noise is coming from the exhaust at different engine speeds and conditions, this is commonly caused by the heat shields on catalytic converters coming loose at points. The buzzing is the metal on metal contact. Installing a large worm clamp around the catalytic converter and heat shield assembly will prevent the noise and secure the shields.

Car Review: 1991 Jeep Wrangler
January 16, 2009, 04:21 PM
What can I say? It's a Jeep and the short wheelbase makes for a stiff ride. I LOVE the torque from the 4.0L HO engine but it eats gas like it's going out of style. Oil leaks everywhere mostly fixed now... valve cover gasket, pinion seals, diff covers, transmission oil pan gasket, and oil cooler lines. After test driving some soft tops I'm really happy with the hard top, it's much quieter and seals much better.
Car Review: 1994 Ford Ranger
January 16, 2009, 04:12 PM
This truck was damn near bullet proof. I kept up with the oil and coolant changes and air filters it never had any problems. I had the 3.0L V6 with the automatic transmission... it felt a little underpowered but it was dependable. It always had that power steering whine but my old Taurus did too. I sold it with 190,000 miles on the clock and it was still going strong, passed smog no problem when sold.
Car Review: 2007 Honda Civic
September 25, 2008, 03:15 PM
This was my first new car and I love my car! I had the problem with my sun visors and the dealer took care of me. I've had one leak from my timing chain tensioner cover (warranty) and I just replaced the tires. With the synthetic oil I'm getting 33-35 mpg each tank! Sometimes the AC takes a little long to get cold but I'm really nit picking
Comment: Ferrari 275 GTB: Rendezvous in Paris
May 13, 2009, 11:28 AM
Awesome, nothing sounds like an Italian V12
Comment: One Car We Will Never Have on RepairPal
February 03, 2009, 03:09 PM
Awesome! I want one! It'll look great next to my rock crawler Great picture! nice blue-bird day in the valley
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