NX Vacuum


The NISMO oil cap, combined with the Nismo radiator cap, provides me with a ton of extra power! I bought both of these items back in my GA16 days – some of my only concessions to bling. And I love them! The new hoses are such a recent installation that I have not even had time to properly clamp them in place – but you can see the clamp is there.
The Greddy catch can is in mounted just behind the windshield washer fluid filler neck. PZ Tuning was great in getting this set up for me. I went to my friends, Elmer and Jane Bauman, at Platinum Diesel for the brass reducers (on the left) to enable easy connection to the vacuum header. The crew at Benson’s Auto Parts in Waterloo were very helpful in finding some pieces to finish off the process. Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a ton of sources to put together a modified automobile.
At the driver’s side of the vacuum header I have the blow off valve tied in. The purpose of the vacuum header, as described by Mighty Car Mods, is to provide enhanced BOV performance. I got the idea of this header from Stephen Robertson, who directed me to the video by MCM. Unfortunately, that video does not appear to be on the Internet anymore.
This was a good time to tidy up a couple of other issues. One was moving the oxygen sensor location on my downpipe. The other was welding a tab into place to hold the throttle cable in place and off of the very hot uppipe. 

While Will was welding the brackets onto the OEM catch can, I also had him weld a bracket onto the uppipe which could be used to fasten the throttle cable to. Otherwise, it would have rested on and been melted by the heat of the uppipe. I also had him weld in a new bung for the oxygen sensor. The existing one was in a perfect location until I added the second OEM GTi-R radiator. The dual rads enhanced cooling between track runs – something necessary when there are often two drivers running this car. Then, even with a hard bend of the oxygen sensor wiring, the fan blades missed the wiring by only a couple of millimetres. The old bung was filled with a bolt and the new bung located just below the rad where there is more than enough room.


Unfortunately I no longer have my Enkei PF01's or RPF1's. As much as I love the look of those wheels they simply won't fit over my FastBrakes 11.75″ rotors and Wilwood calipers. For the winter the car is sitting on 16″ wheels. Back to 15's once track season starts. The black 15×8 Volk TE37s are going to look great with 225 45 15 Toyo RR's mounted.

This should have the vacuum lines all routed for a great season of driving. Next up, as the weather is warming up I can start working more aggressively in my unheated garage so that means that it is time to start planning the removal of the Infiniti G20 transmission and the installation of the Sentra B15 transmission. The Nismo LSD was installed into the B15 tranny ages ago and it is time to make this happen. I also need to upgrade the GFB electronic boost controller to the updated GFB G Force Version II model. Toyo RR 225 45 15s have been ordered for use this track season. I was tossing a few brands around but when it came down to the purchase, my long time source for tires – Howard at Talon Tire – had the price and the supply. They are also sponsors of my local car club, SPDA-Online, which is also a benefit to me. The Toyo's are sticky yet still have multiple life cycles in them – they will be a great compliment to my Toyo RA1's. The big stuff like ordering tires is easy – it is the little stuff like vacuum lines that can cause a project to literally stall. Stay tuned for the next update.



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