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  1. anubis512

    RB25DET Crank with no key

    The starter gets positive and ground directly from the battery and a start signal from the ignition. If I remove the start signal wire completely, it still starts cranking once power is connected to it...that's gotta be a damaged starter no? Regardless of the cars wiring, the starter shouldn't do anything w/o a start signal.
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    RB25DET Crank with no key

    That's what I thought. And there doesn't appear to be a starting relay or anything like that cranking. The RB swap harness was pretty simple, had a wire for starter signal that I connected from the ignition switch so I don't know what I could've messed up. Is it a sign of a broken/damaged starter? Maybe the contacts are messed up and it's getting power at the start signal contact?
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    RB25DET Crank with no key

    Hey guys. I've been doing an RB25DET swap into my 280z and I'm using a Wiring Specialties harness for the swap. When I finally hooked up my battery (cables already connected to the starter, no key in the ignition), the starter tried to crank. I don't know if I've missed a starting relay somewhere that I didn't see in the wiring diagrams or what. Without the key in the ignition the start signal to the solenoid shouldn't be hot, so I'm not sure why it's cranking. If i hooked up the positive & ground backwards would this ignore a start signal and crank anyway?
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    RB Trans Connectors Question

    Hey guys, I finally got my RB25 and trans sitting in my 280z, but while aligning the trans, I came across an issue. This connector (seen in the pics) on the passenger side of the trans is preventing me from making the shifter centered in the tunnel opening. I can't find any annotated pictures or diagrams calling out the trans components; what is this sensor/connection?
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    Mating RB trans w/ Rear Sump Oil Pan

    Awesome, thanks a lot. Your google fu is better than me, all I can get is CX racing stock images haha
  6. Sorry if this is a dumb question, I tried searching the forums but didn't find anything that really talked about this. I'm doing an RB25 swap into a 280z, so I've had the oil pan converted to a rear sump type. I then realized that the engine had these two attachments that bolt on the sides of the engine near the back for the transmission to mate with. Due to the rear sump oil pan those don't fit. It looks like there's 4 bolt holes on the engine block that would still work with the trans, not including the starter bolts. Are there modified side attachments I need to get for the trans, or do you just use the 4 bolts you can? That doesn't seem right.
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    RB25 Fuel Line Questions

    Yeah I'm re-sealing my tank and I know the lines are dirty from the tank, so I'm definitely going to run new lines. Do you know if the stock lines are aluminum or steel?
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    RB25 Fuel Line Questions

    Hey guys From what I've seen around the forums, the general consensus is fuel lines should be up'd to 3/8" to accommodate the larger flow rates the RB25 requires but I can't find much talk about actually doing it. Has anyone done in before? I see some people say aluminum shouldn't be used, while the Summit Racing generic aluminum lines are allegedly rated for 200 psi. Other people say stainless is the only way to go, but it sounds like you need more heavy duty bending tools. What'd you guys do for your swaps?
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    RB25DET Oil in Air Intake

    Yeah, I didn't think it looked too good either. Hoping to get the head off today and get a better look
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    RB25DET Oil in Air Intake

    Yeah its not milky. I guess it was a previous event or something. I took a boroscope to the cylinder tho and it doesn't look too promising? One looks like oil/sludge getting by the piston, and another seems to be a damaged piston? Looks like you can even see debris at the cylinder wall @ like 7oclock
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    RB25DET Oil in Air Intake

    Yeah that's where it was connected. Do the stock turbos leak a lot of oil typically? I would've thought a small amount would be normal, but this seems like a lot. Also the coolant system appears to be very oily. If the turbo isn't contaminated the water lines with oil, I guess it could've had a blown head gasket at some point and gotten the coolant channels oily? Not sure what else could explain it.
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    RB25DET Oil in Air Intake

    Hey guys, I've tried to do my due diligence in searching the forums, but I can't find anything really talking about my question. I just got an RB25DET engine in my garage that I'm preparing to swap into my 280z. While messing with the engine, I noticed the air inlet/discharge piping to the turbo were oily. The copper coolant lines and coolant passages in the block also appear to have some oil residue or some sort of black buildup. My friend was saying the oil in the air part is common for RB's and that the buildup in the coolant lines may be from the Japanese not using the same coolant type as we do. I looked at my L28 with a boroscope and the coolant passages on that are very clean, as is the copper heater tubing. The engine holds compression but maybe it had a blown head gasket previously or something? Or could the turbo be leaking oil into the coolant/air systems? This is my first time with a turbo engine so sorry if this a dumb question.
  13. Hey guys, I've got a 280z that I'm trying to put a 240z front bumper on. I've heard you should start with the regular 240z brackets and customize as needed. I found some for sale (link below) but I'd like to just make them myself. Anyone have any dimensions for the brackets? Thickness? http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic02n04a01g/32-1060 Thanks!