Tobie's Red 200SX with CA18

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Tobie's Red 200SX with CA18

Postby Tobievandernest » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:14 am

You only realize what you have once you start to work on your own car.
I always thought my car's engine was stock and never opened.

My head gasket popped because water and oil mixed or so I thought??
After stripping the head off, I was surprised to find ARP head bolts and cometic head gasket. :lol:
Strange because it had stock management, stock turbo, stock manifold and stock FPR when I bought the car.

The head gasket was still perfect. The previous guy never bottomed the ARP head studs, probably didn't have the correct size allenkey :facepalm: , or never torqued it properly, so the head bolts actually came loose.

After grinding a new socket and allenkey, I got the head bolts torqued with new head gasket.

Lesson learnt, do you own thing and never assume....
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Om te meet is om te weet.
1991 200SX S13 CA18 with GT2860RS @ 1 Bar Boost & Loving it.....
Best 1/4 mile time 13.81sec @ 165.6km/h
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