We now have the R35 GTR engine stripped because we found low compression from one cylinder. A few other issues we have found were better found now! A loose crank bolt caused the crank pulley key to be heavily damaged, this would of caused the engine timing chain to slip and destroy the engine. We also found a large boost leak causing one of the turbos to over spin and damage the turbo internals! Now to put it back together correctly.
This Nissan GTR came in for a modified bell housing and sport cat downpipes.
The bell housing on the GTR is not one of it’s best features and even OE replacements and revisions still have an issue with noise and vibration. The replacement unit we fitted here solves the issue with a relatively simple solution. New rear bearing is fixed position roller bearing design instead of the ball race bearing. The retention of the front bearing is also improved for increased strength.
The sport cat downpipes allow for a faster turbine spool up due to less back pressure, therefor increased power output is possible with less engine strain.
We did have an issue with removing the turbo’s, due to the vehicle’s age and many heat cycles, all but ONE exhaust stuf snapped on the way out. So we had to split the turbos to be able to get them onto our pillar drill safely, drill out the old studs to replace them with stronger studs with thread inserts.
You can see from the pictures we had fun working on this GTR.
Our client Gary brought his R34 GTR in for healthcheck after a few track days. We checked the fluid levels, the suspension, engine and under the car to make sure everything is still tip-top.
The engine was recently re-built by us for a higher state of tune and is still going strong as expected!
A returning customer brought his Daytona Blue Nissan GTR in for routine servicing