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Fred's 1998 C34 Nissan Stagea 25X Four Wagon 
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Gave it a solid bit of use today buzzing around the city doing different chores, visiting friends, buying wine, etc.

There's a nice little on-ramp on the North Western at Te Atatu heading east toward the city, except as far as corners go, it's a bit dodgy because it tightens up 2/3 through, so if you're at the limit already, expect trouble. Today I took a fast approach into it on the brakes in the right lane of the two that last until it tightens up, then turned in and held my line through the right lane passing three vans in the left lane before half way, which allowed me to turn in further and hit the inner barrier apex perfectly across both lanes and exit hard on the gas diagonally out into the fast lane pulling away from on-coming cars before they had a chance. The highlight of all this was the solid IRS cornering across the whole on ramp past all those vans and for the first time ever nailing the line through the whole thing. Nice.

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Looking at that, the tightening up is subtle and the initial entry is much tighter, except that I'd softened it with a wide entry angle, and tight hug of the left lane, washing out toward the barrier, before turning across toward the second apex and getting harder on the gas, which is I suppose why it felt so good :-)

Gave it a good wash tonight, too, and then put it back to bed after dipping out on cheap fuel the other night. Disappointing, but shit happens.

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Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:00 am
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Today in the life of the Stagea:

Got it a fresh WOF
Checked maintenance items: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2693&p=43258#p43258
Straightened and lubricated the gas flap
Cleaned around the seam of the cam cover to find slow oil leak onto exhaust runners
Thrashed engine in attempt to force some oil leak through sustained high RPM/temperature
Found nothing (so far)
Put sixty odd km on it, all up

Not a bad day in the sunshine, all together :-)

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:17 am
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Drag racing baseline complete! viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2770&p=43414#p43414

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Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:36 pm
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Spare 4wd sump won at auction for peanuts (50 bucks NZ), need to pick it up soon. Here it is in all its filthy glory:

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https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 0117293056

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Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:33 am
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Next things is to find one of these. The kiwi one I was going to use has gone AWOL. I've
contacted the engineering firm behind it to see if they'll do it, or not. But if not, nothing
LibreCAD and a bit of time can't fix. And if I do that, I can sell them, too.

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Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:45 am
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Bit of an issue today... went to pick up the car transporter trailer, no worries. Went and raided the hotel for its wheels in preparation for putting some WOFable wheels on it. Headed home. All fine.

Got home, had to back the monster trailer up the shared driveway, and then a couple of attempts to get around the corner into our place, then gave up and backed it up hard on one side in two attempts.

Turned it off. Bubbling sound. Fuck. Key back on. Temp needle pins the hot end. Oh, damn. Open bonnet. Ooops, totally forgot that it has NO FAN. Never did. Picked it up like that and wasn't an issue until today.

Putting it under moderate load at zero road speed just pushed heat into the system much faster than it could get out. It was only like that for a few minutes, and a few litres of bottle water over it and it stopped bubbling, started up fine, idled smooth. No damage done. Phew.

Took it for a shake down to Rob's place and stole his fan from his sweet R33. THANKS ROB!!!! <3. Wow, much noisier, and maybe an unnoticeable amount less power, but much MUCH more airflow, always, and no chance of another cookup even dragging a BMW up a hill at 30kph in 1st gear. I hope.

Tweet: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9942732800

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More info on the Stagea powered journey here: viewtopic.php?p=43443#p43443 and down from there. Though to be fair, this mission is also to pick up the above pictured sump/diff, too. For this. :-)

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Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:29 am
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As per the above linked thread, this thing did the job and did it pretty well!
3500kg+ / 7700lb+ gross on the way home, a few little tail wiggles, a few
iffy cornering moments, a general sense of not being in control, but the
Stagea steamed on without any steam, just unboiled coolant in her veins.
Good thing I borrowed the fan, too! Upon returning to Auckland there were
traffic jams. Several sessions in the final 40km or so. Adele? Who the FUCK
is that? And why was half the country coming to our one proper city to see
her/it? I do not know these answers, nor what it feels like to have female
gender parts attached, but what I do know is, it didn't overheat. It also
sustained 5000 RPM WOT for several minutes up the bombay hills, eventually
creeping up to a wild 5500 RPM still WOT, not bad grossing nearly 4 tonne!

Anyway... last night I degreased the sump significantly with aerosol help.
Today I remembered that I left it outside to dry after hosing it down to rinse
off the degreaser and let the silicone sealants survive another day. And this
is the result I managed to get, after moving it inside:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8379222016

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This could quite possibly inspire me to disassemble my RB30E and sell bits of it.

That's an extreme and unlikely statement, I know, but... stranger things have happened. :-p

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