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ENGINE: SR20DE/DET Tech / Re: ECU Mounting Options
« Last post by spiderwebfx on 12:03:23 AM / 17-Nov-19  »
Mount it above/behind the plastic kick panel /side panel under the dash.
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Build Projects / Re: 1986 XE S12 - Project Serenity
« Last post by Wonderingraven on 06:57:14 PM / 16-Nov-19  »
A mysterious issue has started to happen.

Fuel pressure atleast checks in just fine, I can hold the RPM down above 1500+ and rev it just fine just wont hold an idle.
I am suspecting a massive Vacuum leak somewhere but I am not seeing it.

Fuel Regulator shows normal so it's not bleeding fuel in and doesn't change the vacuum starting and dying.
MAF could be a suspect but unsure. This just started happenig thought it was the fuel pump at first but it wasn't as I swapped out fuel pumps and still no go.

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ENGINE: SR20DE/DET Tech / Re: ECU Mounting Options
« Last post by 8SixS12 on 04:54:56 AM / 13-Nov-19  »
Have mine inside the glove box. Drilled a nice hole thru the back.
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Technical FAQ's/How-To / Re: Ever Rebuild a Starter?
« Last post by iceageg on 07:35:24 AM / 11-Nov-19  »
I love it when people fix things instead of throwing them away.  I rebuilt the starter on our WD-21 about a decade ago and it still works like new.  When the starter gave out on my 78 Trans Am a while back and left me stranded I managed to "rebuild" it by disassembling it and cleaning everything, then resembling it.  Worked 80% for the next couple days until the new one arrived.  At the time I had my daily driver disassembled and the TA was functioning as my daily.  Needed it back on the road quick so I didn't source the brushes.

As you said though, it is a far easier repair than most think if you can take the time to source the parts.
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Handling Tech / Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Last post by seishuku on 09:00:12 PM / 10-Nov-19  »
Yeah, like I said, unless you got them for free and really needed some springs, I wouldn't use the Passat springs.
I got them for free from a Friend that was going full coilovers on his 03 Passat, I was just looking at them and thought "those look about right". lol
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Technical FAQ's/How-To / Re: Ever Rebuild a Starter?
« Last post by rednucleus on 06:38:44 PM / 10-Nov-19  »
Reviving this OLD topic.  Four years ago I got a starter from Rock Auto and have had the old one patiently waiting. Mine is the gear reduction starter. The past few weeks it is acting up again - intermittent click no start telling me brushes are about shot.  I found a new brush kit on Ebay (listed as fitting a Massey Furguson Tractor) - apparently Hitachi starters have ALOT of different applications! (hitachi #3114-39001, 79001). Found it by cross referencing original Nissan starter number as well as Rock auto codes.  $21.66 in parts, watched a few internet clips on starter rebuilds. Easy to cut off positive brushes and solder on new ones.  Factory manual has all info needed to test parts being reused. Basic tools & ohm meter are all that's needed. Easy enough to disassemble, clean, lube & reassemble.  I bought an extra brush kit so when I'm bored I will rebuild the current dead one - should be able to keep myself in starters till I'm dead!
Pro tip - before disassembly, scribe starter body to gear unit to make assembly easier. Mine sat around taken apart for 4 years and it still was pretty straight forward to put back together.
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Handling Tech / Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Last post by JonB on 01:19:58 PM / 10-Nov-19  »
If its an irs, i think you just notch the spring pirch on the trailing arm, and you can fit a 2.5" coil over spring. That gives you any rate and height you want
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Handling Tech / Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Last post by seishuku on 12:46:51 PM / 10-Nov-19  »
Modified stock struts with adjustable perches and springs, I have some more detail in my build thread:
https://club-s12.org/forum/index.php/topic,18552.1080.html

Ultimately, the Passat springs only really lift the rear, which was fine for me, love Rally stuff and it helped my camber issues.
Though I suppose with some careful heating of the coils near the perches, you could safely lower them enough to get stock height out of them, but I wouldn't recommend that, unless you were desperate for higher rate springs and got them for free. lol

The custom struts worked pretty well, but those had issues too, needed about a 6mm spacer, otherwise the spring and perch would contact the tire sidewall... Which could probably be resolved with a shorter spring, so the lower perch can be raised.
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Handling Tech / Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Last post by weitrhino on 11:42:11 AM / 10-Nov-19  »
seishuku, is there any chance of restoring the pictures in this thread?


You got it! :)


Good man!

Now I get it; Passat front springs on the S12 rear. What did you do for S12 front springs?
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Handling Tech / Re: want stiffer rear springs?
« Last post by seishuku on 09:28:55 PM / 08-Nov-19  »
You got it! :)
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