ZD30 Catch Can installation & inter cooler replacement

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ZD30 Catch Can installation & inter cooler replacement

Post by Stefan » 08 Apr 2013 14:12

Hi All,

I'm now the proud owner of a new oversized intercooler bought from Driko (Grootseun).

This thread will be my "modification dairy"; please feel free to comment.

So the packages that was sent last week Tuesday (2nd April) finally made their way to my door on Friday late afternoon.

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Struggling to contain my excitement, I could only open them once the kids were put to bed. The flat box contained the new intercooler:

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The large box contained the connector hoses as well as the catch can:

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Picture of the catch-can. It even has a see-through pipe on the side so one can see how full it is - very cool.

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the next step will be to make the brackets needed to hold the larger intercooler in place. The current intercooler needs to be removed and the necessary brackets made up. As the patrol is my wife's daily ride, the whole installation needs to be complete in a weekend.

I assume the current sensor feeding the MAPS is integrated in the old intercooler, so to fit the new (supplied sensor) I need to tap a 1/8 NPT thread into the intake - I'm nervous about drilling into the engine - what if metal bits gets into the engine?

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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by NISMOnator » 08 Apr 2013 15:29

Sjoe jy is seker excited! Het GrootSeun se monster gesien al. Have fun!!! :thumbup: Neem fotos wanneer jy klaar is!
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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by Tinus lotz » 08 Apr 2013 23:05

Gaan groot !!!!!!!wag vir nog kiekies!!!!!

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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by Stefan » 09 Apr 2013 15:30

ok, so die volgende (1ste) stap sal wees om die manifold cover af te haal en dan die gat vir die nuwe pressure sensor te boor en te tap.

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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by Tinus lotz » 09 Apr 2013 16:21

so???is jy al klaar?????? :rolling: :rolling: :thumbup:

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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by Peter Connan » 09 Apr 2013 16:42

Stefan, as dit ek was sou ek die manifold afhaal. Ek sou te bang wees vir shavings in die enjin.
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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by marakasmalan » 09 Apr 2013 19:51

Hallo Manne,

Dog mens moet die pyp van manifold afhaal en 'n magneet daar indruk om die vylsels te vang, maar toe ek nou daaroor dink besef ek dis 'n dom plan.

Haal eerder daardie spruitstuk af en spaar jouself onnodige trane later...

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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by Stefan » 10 Apr 2013 10:19

Thanks ouens.

Soos en vantevore gesê het is meganies gesterm, en kan ek net naweke aan die kar "werk". Ek is nie seker hoe groot werk dit is om die intercooler af te haal en weer terug te sit nie.

Ek is seker ek sal dit af kry, dis eintlik die terugsit wat my senuweeagtig maak. Sê nou die ding het 'n gasket, of die boute kan net 'n sekere hoeveelheid keer gebruik word, of ek kort 'n stuk gereedskap wat ek nie het nie (lees torque-wrench)? Ek het al in die Workshop manual gelees, en ek kry geen diagramme van die manifold se opsit/afhaal nie. :redface:

:stumped: ? :helpsign:

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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by ChristoSlang » 10 Apr 2013 12:33

Stefan, a clever plan (copied from the Madman installation guide) when you're drilling a boost sensor hole, is to run the motor whilst you're doing it. That way there's pressure inside the exhaust manifold, theoretically ejecting any swarf the moment you drill through. I haven't tried it myself (my manifold already had a spot for the EGT sensor), but it does make sense...

PS: It won't work on the inlet manifold though :doh: :confused:
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Re: ZD30 intercooler replacement

Post by Peter Connan » 10 Apr 2013 17:00

Stefan, hy sal 'n gasket he, maar dit kan moontlik 'n re-usable een wees. Vra by Nissan

Die boute sal nie "stretch-bolts" wees nie, jy kan hulle weer gebruik. Die manual sal 'n torque gee, maar dis ook nie krities nie.
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