Tuesday 5 June 2007

FMIC installation

As next the XS Power Intercooler was to mount. The mounting on the top and bottom to the chassis I had made byself with metal sheets. For the pipework I had used Samco Hoses and few 50mm and 60mm aluminium pipes.The battery I removed from the front to the back of the car, because he was in the way of the only alternativ right choice. How you can see in the pictures below, after drilling the hole for the piping, I install a edge protective strip.

Some pictures of piping:
The Battery

Friday 25 May 2007

GT28-R Turbocharger

There it is, my new Turbocharger. The Garrett GT28-R is designed for up to 280-300hp and is ball beared which helps turbo spoolup. The only thing i had to change was the factory Garret wastegate, that was too soft to support boost pressures over 1bar, so i've ordered and installed a HKS one. All oil- and waterlines were replaced with Goodrich lines.


Wheel Diameter: 60mm
Trim: 62
A/R: 0.60

Wheel Diameter: 53.85mm
Trim: 76
A/R: 0.86

Horsepower: 250-320
Displacement: 1.8-2.7L

Corrected Air Flow:
33 lbs/min

Wednesday 23 May 2007

Engine paintwork

About the colour i can only say, it took me long to find the colour that i wanted. But i think pictures say more than words. ;-)

Here more pictures from the had:
from the top
from left
detailed color shoot

Also much more parts were send to sandblasting....

....to paint them afterwards.

Intake mainfold and the painted fuel rail:

The had one more time:

The finished oil pan:


Tuesday 22 May 2007

Engine rebuild

In Summer 2005 we started building the engine. First we unmounted all parts, so i could work on them all separately. Although the engine ran fine, a few parts as the crank, the cylinder sleeves, the conrods and main bearings were in a bad condition. The bottom end itself was in a good condition so i could send it to the engine specialist BUCHNER in Rosenheim to bore the sleeves for the Tomei Piston Kit.

Here's a shot of the conrod bearing:

Here a few more pictures:
- intake manifold

As you can see in the link above the head was already ported, but not perfect. So i decided to port it further by myself. After 2 weeks i was finished.

Here the result:

Intake manifold back from sand blasting:

The overworked stock rods:

The original rods were polished and balanced to the same weight. Before this work, the stock rods had up to 6 grams difference between each other!!! Now all four, weigh excatly 650 gram. Further i modified the fuel rail, to fit the goodrich lines on it. You can see it in the link below.

More pictures from the engine rebuild:

- clean the engine block and head
thread turning into the fuel rail
engine block finished and coated
- inlet and exhaust valves polished


Sunday 20 May 2007

Parts arrived

After the most Parts has arrived, my room has been to small to carry all this parts. So the work on the car and especially engine have to start as quick as possible.

- parts I
parts II
- parts III
- parts IV

- parts V
- parts VI

The cellar was alredy full with other parts. ;-)

One of my favorites parts, Sard fuelpressure regulator


The Beginning

The car was bought on the 1. of March 2005 near Berlin. The engine was damaged but the chassis was in good condition and had only 133.000 km on the odometer. The fact that the engine was broke didn't matter, because i already had an engine i wanted to rebuild. The image above shows my first shot of a Nissan 200SX. The engine i already had was taken from my old '89 200SX which was in a very good condition. But because i was unsatisfied with the stock power of the CA18DET i decided to rebuild the engine with a Tomei Piston Kit, that raises the displacement up to 1852 ccm, in order to gain more power on lower RPMs. That's why i named it "Project CA19DET".

In the following weeks i've ordered lots of parts from countrys all over the world. Malaysia, USA, Japan, China, Australia...and so on. 3 months later most of the parts that i needed to rebuild the engine arrived. The Project was ready to start.

Here still a few pictures of the stock car:

- rear
- top
- interieur


Saturday 19 May 2007


Base: 1992 Nissan 200SX rs13


- Eibach 40mm lowering Springs
- Tein Rear Lower Tie Rods
- Tein Pillow Ball Tension Rod
- Nismo-style selfmade Power Brace
- Brembo Brakediscs
- OBX Shortshifter Kit
- semi-locked Differential
- ADR Phantom 18x7,5 ET42
- Dunlop Sport Maxx 225/40 ZR18
- FK Spacers 20mm @ front
- FK Spacers 25mm @ rear


- Rebuild with Tomei Piston Kit
- Head rebuild and ported
- HKS 1,6mm Metal head gasket
- Crankshaft polished & weigh havy
- Flywheel reduced to 8,2kg
- Denso IQ24 Spark Plugs
- new Nissan Oil Pump
- Stock 370cc Injectors
- Walbro Fuelpump
- 300ZX fuel filter
- Sard Fuel Regulator
- Mocal Oil Cooler Kit
- ISA-Racing Oil Cooler Adapter
- Garret GT28-R Turbocharger
- Goodridge Oil- and Water-lines
- HKS Wastegate
- HKS SSQV Blow Off
- XS Power Dump Pipe
- XS Power Downpipe
- XS Power exhaust manifold
- MetalCat Hi-flow Catalytic
- XS Power FMIC
- K&N Filter
- Horsham Stage II ECU
- Samco FMIC Piping
- Nismo Engine Mounts
- Nismo Gearbox Mounts


- Schreiter Front Bumper
- Schreiter Side Skirts
- Remove rear wing
- Battery remove to rear trunk
- Terrano side marker lights


- Momo Racing Wheel 350mm
- OBX Chrome Shiftknob
- Greddy 60mm Boost Gauge
- Greddy 60mm A/F ratio Gauge
- Greddy 50mm Oilpressure Gauge
- Greddy 50mm Fuelpressure Gauge
- Kenwood KDC - W4534
- JBL 13cm Speeker