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....
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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