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About Spacenoodle

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  1. Hi Guys, My car was stolen in Canberra last night. I live in Sydney, its a NSW registration, my sister was borrowing it to visit our parents in Canberra this weekend. It was stolen from the car park at Fenner Hall on Northbourne. Its a black 180sx with Rego CVW28F Gunmetal Grey 17inch work CR KAI wheels. Standard front with aftermarket side skirts and rear bar. It's had a quick spray job so the paint is a bit crappy. There's a dent behind the passenger side door Cannon exhaust Redtop SR20det engine. Should be pretty easy to spot. Hopefully, one of you guys have seen it around civic. It had an alarm in it but it was playing up lately. It'll be a shame to see it cut up. I got the car from my parents as a university graduation gift 10 years ago and have kept it all this time. Please message me if you have any info. Cheers, Have a good weekend!
  2. Clutch Slave Cylinder Issues...

    I had the same problem when I put a new clutch into my 180sx. No matter how much I blend the system, the slave cylinder was barely moving. It was driving me crazy. It ended up being the damper. I removed it and bent the hard line back similar to http://garage.projectraine.com/content_guides/240_clutchdamper/clutchdamper.html Or you can get a new braided line straight from the master cylinder to the slave

    Hi Guys, Anyone got a spare 180sx red top SR20DET power steering pump for sale? Non HICAS. I just got back from overseas and trying to get my car rego'd again. The pump was leaking and found out the thread was stripped on the high pressure end. Cheers BTW, rear seat belts can be bought new from Auto One. I can dig up the part number if you want, around $80 a set
  4. Clutch issues

    My 180sx was having trouble getting into 1st and reverse too after a heavy duty clutch. I tool out the damper in the hydraulic system, like the link http://www.zeroyon.com/index/content/view/32/47/ Works really good now.
  5. ca18det to sr20det

    Worked for me with my SR conversion
  6. Same thing happened to me when I replaced the stock clutch with a heavy duty. I removed the damper by bending the solid line. The clutch works perfectly now
  7. Steering wheel shaking

    Do you have hub ring adaptors on the wheels? Most aftermarket wheels are oversized and require hub rings to fit properly. I had the same problem with a set of Work CR Kai wheels on my 180

    I use Rhino, its really good for curve surfaces such as composite/carbon fibre parts. Its got an addon called RhinoCAM which can toolpath 2D, 3D and 5 axis machining straight from the CAD file. Rhino's pretty hard to use tho, its popular with industrial designers because you can draw very complex shapes. Solidworks and Pro-E are easier to use but they are parametric based and in my experience the blends aren't as nice so the parts are more "blocky". Commercial licenses for Solidworks cost upwards of $20k so unless you can find a "special" license Probably best to start with Solidworks. Don't bother with AutoCAD, its so old fashion you'll think you're back in the 80's with dot-matrix printers
  9. Manual conversion

    The paper method works really well for the spigot bush. I did it a few months ago after I got grease everywhere. Just grab some shredded up paper from a paper shredder if you have one and dump it in water.
  10. what is this?

    Plugs into a terminal next to the oil filter.
  11. how to clean glass

    Good quality microfibre cloth and plain water
  12. What do you mean by relocating the power steering? Are you going to change to an electric pump? There's really no where else to put it and its already tucked away nicely next onto the engine
  13. Need advice

    You added 4L of oil... that heaps. Are you sure the sump isn't cracked? So its a 325i? My BMW takes 6.5 L and I barely need to top it up between oil changes (every 10,000k's). And the NRMA guy didn't check the oil? How lazy... The car should have a sensor to detected the low oil level so the engine management might have an interlock to prevent the car from starting when its extremely low. Can't say I've ever been stupid enough to try start the car without oil. You should definitely check for oil leaks, the oil level should never be that low
  14. aircon fuse keeps blowing?

    Probably the magnetic clutch coil on the AC compressor, mine was doing the same thing. Coil was stuffed and drawing too much current. Don't put a bigger fuse in, you'll melt the fusebox and might end up stuffing the power mirrors cos its on the same circuit. I don't think you can buy the coil separately from nissan, try to get one second hand and just replace it. If you replace the whole compressor, you'll need to refill the refrigerant
  15. What would you do in this situation?

    Your mechanic sounds like idiot, he either has no idea what he's doing or he's just ripping you off for some early christmas money. He's just pulling random bits off your engine and quoting to replace with new parts. At the very least you should get him to show you what's damaged and whats needed to be done before dropping 6k. If things seem dodgy just get your car towed out of there.