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  1. Its hard to believe that its been almost 2 years...

    Its hard to believe that its been almost 2 years since the motor showed up to the front door.




    take a minute and look back at some of the progress lists. Each time I think of some things to...
  2. Around 8-22-18 my PhD core started and I wrote...

    Around 8-22-18 my PhD core started and I wrote this up:

    Semester started today for me, Advanced strength of materials, adv control systems, all kinds of fun to focus on. So the last two weeks I...
  3. iirc I wrote this around 7-24-18 Its been a...

    iirc I wrote this around 7-24-18

    Its been a couple weeks now at 5psi. I've been just driving and turning the controller up one click at a time from 3.5 to almost 5.5 now. One of the things that...
  4. Heres the magazine picture I saw that made me try...

    Heres the magazine picture I saw that made me try those stripes. I figured if I really like something I can always get a more permanent version of it done.
    otherwise, wash it right off....
  5. Spark plugs Around 7k miles I put in the new...

    Spark plugs

    Around 7k miles I put in the new injectors/pump. I had been driving on unknown injectors (LS1 or something) and had put the plugs through hell, so to speak, what with all the tuning...
  6. Halp, my car has a fuel infection So now I was...

    Halp, my car has a fuel infection

    So now I was ready to mate the newly installed fuel hardline with the new fuel system. Before this car could make any power it would need a fuel pump and some...
  7. Oh man. I have so much stuff to post. Its unreal,...

    Oh man. I have so much stuff to post. Its unreal, almost insurmountable. lol

    what we do for fun I guess :D

    Its good to hear from you palmer

    In this post, fuel lines, dashboard recovery, and...
  8. Alright winter break is finally here. I'm out of...

    Alright winter break is finally here. I'm out of town but grabbed a new laptop so I hope to get some real updates done the next week or two.

    -> Here we go. I am sorry if this gets out of order for...
  9. Would it be useful for checking food? I have...

    Would it be useful for checking food? I have never used one of these things and highly interested of course
  10. Its been almost a year and the car has come a...

    Its been almost a year and the car has come a LONG way.

    Trying to organize everything thats happened since then. Will come along with much progress

    Pretty sure I just broke 25mpg. As expected...
  11. What is confusing you exactly? The wastegate has...

    What is confusing you exactly? The wastegate has an instruction manual directions to follow, where external gates always use pre-intake manifold pressure from the intercooler plumbing.

    bypass...
  12. Power? The "LS" style engine from 02+ trucks...

    Power?
    The "LS" style engine from 02+ trucks (Denali, Escalade, Silverado, Tahoe, etc..) these are robust, affordable, iron block capable of 600-800 (6L I saw dyno at 1k) on boost.
    Notice I didn't...
  13. To continue reliability segment I will talk...

    To continue reliability segment

    I will talk briefly about the remaining drivetrain (such as transmission) reliability options for the LS motors.

    Immediately everyone seems to think about a six...
  14. As I get time, I will take each aspect and open...

    As I get time, I will take each aspect and open it for complete analysis. The major topics to discuss are:
    1. reliability
    2. economy
    3. power

    "cheap, fast, reliable", choose two. I like to...
  15. Some pics of the transmission shifter...

    Some pics of the transmission shifter installation and locating the turbocharger/downpipe. Notice the gate is easy to access and recirculates. This vehicle is going to be very quiet, I intend to use...
  16. Intermission: I spent a couple years gathering...

    Intermission: I spent a couple years gathering information before jumping into this swap head first. Here is saved info I collected that might help you :D

    Phil quote turbo pipe:
    ...
  17. Initially I cranked the motor over by hand and...

    Initially I cranked the motor over by hand and saw oil coming out where it was supposed to. I then used the starter, but after a couple seconds I wasn't getting any pressure on the OIL pressure...
  18. This was 3-17-17 Pan fittings installed...

    This was 3-17-17

    Pan fittings installed
    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a90/kingtal0n/lsx_continue/3_zpsh3poxpwe.jpg

    Booted the computer up at home. First, segment swapped a DBC engine/DTC...
  19. This is 3-12-17 I had a lul in progress from...

    This is 3-12-17
    I had a lul in progress from 3-13 to 3-15 while I fooled around more with the harness. I had a couple concerns about the factory switched 12V feeding all of the injectors/coils so I...
  20. at the moment I am still trying to tidy up the...

    at the moment I am still trying to tidy up the wiring


    1. The VSS on the 240sx normally goes from the VSS sensor -> cluster -> ECU
    In the LSx engine, it goes from the VSS sensor -> ECU ->...
  21. Finally found an engine I was happy with, so I...

    Finally found an engine I was happy with, so I start cleaning it.

    So we start out with a little pressure wash, a little degreasing, a little scrubbing down...
  22. 2-9-17 I Officially made the core support...

    2-9-17 I Officially made the core support removable.
    https://i.postimg.cc/2858m25B/progress.jpg pic updated to show result with engine installed.

    I had to drill out about 12 spot welds for this...
  23. While I was waiting to find an engine, I did more...

    While I was waiting to find an engine, I did more of the wiring at home on the floor. I also received some of my first LS related parts.

    thanks, finally got some time to fix up the wiring images,...
  24. On 1-25-17 I made the decision to begin. I went...

    On 1-25-17 I made the decision to begin. I went back to the junkyard and pulled a wiring harness from a Tahoe, along with it's 411 PCM. The vehicle was flex fuel, so the OS in the PCM was a little...
  25. Final Build: LSx + 4l80e + Turbo Nissan 240sx "What was I thinking"

    Car: S14 240sx
    Engine: Any "LS", Single Turbo
    Transmission: 4l80e "notoriously robust"


    The build emphasis is a few specific characteristics
    Affordable Typical 5.3 LSx specimens from...
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