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SR20DET coolant line simplification.

by ryandriftingfat on March 1, 2012


When you buy a JDM SR20DET swap conversion, there are some maintenance items you should take care of before dropping the motor into its new home. The OEM coolant lines are a mess, especially the lines under the intake manifold. You don’t want to try changing these lines when the motor is in, so this […]

Which ball joints work for S13 240SX?

by ryandriftingfat on November 19, 2011

Have an S13 240SX and want to replace your worn out and busted up ball joints? I decided to replace the ball joints in my lower control arms as part of my rebuild, so I hit up the usual sites and search engines to find out what I needed. It wasn’t easy to find what […]

How to do the vertical hood mod on 240SX.

by ryandriftingfat on August 11, 2011

The vertical hood modification on a Nissan 240SX is a free way to get easy under-hood clearance. Especially good for tall people and working near the firewall, with this mod you will rarely need to take the hood off; even for motor swaps! Straight to the goods – this is the difference this modification makes: […]

How I hard-wired a radar detector in an S13.

by ryandriftingfat on December 27, 2010


I’ve had this Passport X50 for all of my professional life. I drove the toll roads daily when I bought this thing and it’s saved me a few times. Luckily, CHP still uses Ka on the toll roads, and the Passport can damn near see around corners when Ka is in-use. I don’t drive the […]

This new 240 is reminding me daily that it is almost 22 years old.  Not much productive work on the 240 lately, chasing down coolant leaks takes too much time. Stupid cooling issues aside, I had an issue that started becoming apparent as I got more comfortable with this shell – when turning, the car […]

Brakelights don’t work – why?

by ryandriftingfat on June 13, 2010

Had to hunt down problem number one with the new car today, my friend drove behind me and said the taillights weren’t working. My bulbs were fine otherwise so I didn’t suspect it was a bulb.  My wiring harness is untouched from what I’ve seen so far, so I ruled out wiring quickly too.  I […]

What is the S-chassis Vehicle Code Breakdown?

by ryandriftingfat on May 28, 2010

An explanation of the 240SX chassis codes.  Commonly used to describe cars on the internet, this list explains what each means. S = Chassis R = Fastback P = SR20DET K = SuperHICAS H = KA24E M = KA24DE C = SuperHICAS (S14) Samples: S13 = 88.5-90 Silvia, CA18DE(T) RS13 = 88.5-90 180SX, CA18DE(T) PS13 […]

Where do the vaccum lines on an SR20DET go?

by ryandriftingfat on May 28, 2010

Swapping in an SR20 into your S-chassis?  Here’s a diagram, it’s wonderfully simple as long as you don’t care about passing smog. There are only 3 vaccum lines that are absolutely necessary. Most mildly modified SR20’s will have 4-6 depending on what extras are added on. Lets begin. Throttle Body: The throttle body has 3 […]

What do I need to do a Z32 Brake Conversion?

by ryandriftingfat on May 28, 2010

For an S-chassis, a Z32 brake upgrade is one of the best upgrades which can be done to boost stopping power on these old hoopties. Stock brake suck-fest. A stock, US market S13 or S14 comes with a single piston caliper. The much heavier Z32 300ZX, in all it’s forms, feature 4-piston opposable calipers. Upgrading […]

Five lug conversions on S-chassis cars are a very common. After converting to five lug, there are many more large brake and wheel options available. Most of the crazy flush and dished wheels you see on 240’s have been five lug converted. Nowadays there are two ways to do the 5-lug conversion on 240SX’s; the […]