Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Braden, Nov 8, 2013.
Make it drain back to the oil sump.
I likely need to replace my HKS filter as well, where did you get this one?
Same as the 20.00 autobahn88 powerflow.
Get rid of that.hks mushroom of death!!
Mushroom filters of Doom, almost like having no filter at all.
We have a local performance parts distributor http://www.iaimports.com/eng/index.html that stocks and supplies 2 or 3 shops in Edmonton with lots of new JDM goodies.
So I'm assuming if I wanted to switch to a cone I could just take the HKS mushroom off:
and pop one of these on:
No paint, just polish and a dremel.
http://www.nengun.com/apexi/power-intake Is what I'll be buying for intake. Will be bolting it up to existing HKS hard pipe. I like the little shield it comes with too.
Also forgot to mention I pulled my coolant overflow and went at it with a toothbrush and CLR. You can definitely tell if a car has been run with straight tap water in Japan. The same rust colored gunk was in there that was blocking up my heater core.
This answers my question perfectly, same thing I linked on RHDjapan (minus the heatshield) and we've currently got the same intake setup.
Your car is looking good!
It should bolt up. I'm kind of assuming since the apexi setup is made to bolt onto the stock MAF, and the HKS intake we have now is just bolted to the stock MAF. Should be a really simple 4 bolt r&r job.
Looks it to me as well.
Also watch the wording on the Nengun intake - says "if your intake doesn't arrive with a shield it's because it didn't need one".. and "if your vehicle isn't an MR2 then it doesn't need one". A bit muddled.
Yeah. If you scroll through the pictures the one for the CP9A has it. Pictures for other cars don't.
I did that but still considered the wording scruffy
More to add to the list, although I had been considering this for a while.
Probably like that because they get asked 3 different ways 1000 times...
So they made it extremely clear.
Engine bay looks great Braden! Really sucks about the bumper, I can't believe some people.
At least there are no cracks (or so it seems from the picture).
Thermostat came today.. Annnnd it's for a 6,7 and 9.. Oh well.
I got a new silicone coupler for the intake.
Also: a couple proper engine bay pictures. So happy with the outcome
That is one good looking bay! The red cover looks brand new.
It's amazing what a difference a proper camera makes too.
What did you use to clean your bay with?
That really cleaned up nicely. Looks like a brand new car.
Was really interested in getting one of these but how is parts compatibility? For example where would you find wear/tear parts like cv axles?
Gaskets could probably be sourced from newer evos?
First I went to the car wash and let it cool, covered everything that was important/semi important things with plastic shopping bags. Used their degreaser and then followed with a rinse. Worked good to get rid of the big stuff. Then at home I went at it with a toothbrush and a 50/50 simple green and water mix to clean up the firewall and everything else, metal polish for various bits and then sprayed some engine dressing to a rag and did all the hoses.
It's not as easy as a gc8, that's for sure. But it's not awful. Some of the newer evo stuff is will work, but anything you need is easy enough to find on ebay UK or jdm parts breakers elsewhere that I wouldn't bother being the guinea pig and just order the cp9a specific stuff. I know evo 8/9 clutches work, you just need the 8/9 flywheel. VIII valve cover might be the same, they don't use the same exact cover but a cp9a specific one is easy enough to find on ebay for $30. Same with axles, I'd just order specific ones. Things like exhaust manifolds and turbos and intake manifolds should all bolt on from a 8 (9 is slightly different from 8, oil and coolant lines I believe. They sell conversions packages with the lines for bolting a 9 turbo to an 8, you'd probably just need that). Injectors should be the same as 8/9 as well (just assuming).
These things are quite damn bulletproof I'd say. Parts compatibility didn't even cross my mind when I bought it- also, I was sort of used to it because I just came from a r32 GTR.
Installed a defi link meter boost gauge last night. Color doesn't match but its still much better than the sticky old (also green) mechanical hks unit that was there. I have a water temp defi as well, don't think ill be putting it in this car though. Seems unneeded.
Got the summer tires put on- sooo much better.
Also got a giant works engineering sticker from the shop- cover up the hit and run damage haha..
Parked beside a wild excavator:
To Do: Front and rear bumper repainted- new mudflaps, get new tint, refresh the calipers with a nice new coat of red and a good detail she'll be looking so much better. Probably next year.. give it a new set of wheels too. Money is tight right now.
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