Project; Turbocharged Nissan 100NX

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Nissan 100NX

Project; Turbocharged Nissan 100NX

Well, i bought the Nissan 100NX in about November 25th last year. My plans initially were to just fix it up and make it road worthy (it’s my first car).

So, the next day me and my dad (who’s a mechanic + tuner) got to work on it. We fixed a load of little things on it, and gave it a clean up as it was pretty neglected and in need of some TLC.

A few weeks later, I decided to go a little bit further with it. I purchased some new wheels and tires, a suspension kit, and a scorpion exhaust system. I fitted it all and it looked great.

I then went even further and bought a Garret T25 turbo. It was in pretty good condition. My dad made mounts for it, and modified the downpipe to fit. We then got a blue cone air filter, intercooler, and a BOV. We encountered many problems along the way, but we got it fitted.

We didn’t test it as it had no tax or insurance at the time.

I then got in the back, and started to strip the interior. I left only the dash, door panels, steering and gearing stuff and seats. Everything needed to drive it really.

To fix another problem of no space in the engine bay, we reloacated the battery into the boot.

My dad came across some large piping, and we made a rollcage out of it. It looks really good, and is very sturdy. We also fitted a boost guage, and got some new racing seats for it.

We then fitted a push button start just for kicks, and loads of other parts.

Nissan 100NX

So, we sent it in for an MOT. The big day. We had purchased TAX and insurance as well. It sailed through the MOT with no problems. This was also the day we got to see it running. It was amazing.

The turbo and BOV were very loud, people were gaping as we drove past them, really shocked and curious at it. It was running amazing, it was very very nippy.

So all was going great, until a load of smoke started poring out the back. My dad knew what was wrong. One of my dads freinds made a stainless steel head gasket @ 1.5mm. This would space between the normal gasket to decrease compression.

We also got some new piston rings as they had blown.

We put it all back together, and, once again, the head gasket blew. We think it’s this anyway. This is were i’m up to on the project.

We are going to purchase a bigger radiator for some more cooling, another new gasket, and my dad has come up with a little system to inject more fuel, as we believe the lack of fuel is the problem. After we have fitted this, it should run sound.

Anyway, here’s some pics i took a couple of weeks ago in it’s current condition. Sorry for the bad quality.

(The head is off the engine atm)

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