As promised here's the latest and greatest in my world. Got the pics uploaded and ready to go.
Thought today to get around to changing the water pump. I orginally ordered an S14 water pump since it's a lil bit bigger and is somewhat of an upgrade, but instead was sent an S13 pump. Don't wanna deal with sending it back and waiting for a new one so it'll do for now. Just trying to get the better pump since we live in the desert and cooling is a must!
Simple taking off. 6 bolts and remove. Don't forgot to prep the surface. (FYI S14 pumps have holes for 7 bolts but it won't matter cuz it'll seal regardless)
S13 water pump and part #
Seal and bolt her up. Simple and yet a small price to pay to ensure better temps
Now for a little bit of eye candy and lighter pulleys. Don't expect to gain much (if anything) for the swap, but at least it'll put a lighter load on the crank. Kinda wish I coulda found some GREDDY one's but it's pretty hard. So I managed to buy these CIRCUIT SPORTS ones off a forum member here. (sorry, forgot your tag or I'd give ya props, pm me and I'll edit).
Here we go CIRCUIT SPORTS S13 pulleys
Water pump is stall is simple, pretty. lol
Now for the thermostat housing. Cleaned up and sealed up to the block. Sorry before and install pics. Boo. Took out old thermostat and cleaned and prepped the surface.
Putting in the lower temp NISMO thermostat. Remember it's a desert out there! (So be water smart? lol)
Popped in place and made sure it's right side up.
Water neck back on and sealed
For the time being I added the additional parts for the turbo for both the intake and hotpipe. Luckily they all came with the intake kit.
Going with a Greddy intake. They actually made a kit that is made for a S13 with a T28 and Z32 MAF. WiN!
Everything provided minus the hot pipe gasket! (Needed to order)
Inlet part with included gasket
Part # for the hot pipe seal
The new neck
Now I noticed that the new neck is pretty close to the manifold and if I pretty much put the hose on it'll definately touch and melt. I just might have to swap back to the old one. Won't know until I have the motor in the car. If new one works a lot better for angle then I'll have to get the compressor housing re-clocked just a bit! Which means.....sigh....pulling the turbo. I hope the old one works better!
I finally got the banjo bolt in as well which means all the turbo lines are done!
I wanted to have a different source for the water temps for a gauge. So I ordered the S14 water outlet neck as it comes with a bung that is originally used for the turbo but can also be used for a sensor. Also is slightly different in shape from the S13 I noticed, seems more clearance for the CAS. It's also a lot better than either cutting your upper radiator pipe and putting an adapter or getting a upper rad pipe with the bung already there. I have the second option and wanted a cleaner look. So if anyone need some hoses Pm me. Bottom is SAMCO and top is BLITZ.
Part # for S14 water outlet neck
Installed and adapter for sensor installed, dont forget to seal. (pretty bad at taking old vs new pics)
Because I like all things new and clean. New oil dipstick and tube guide.
Installed pic and most everthing else.
Last thing is replacing the factory lil catch can.
I've never really seen a reason to actually have and keep this item. I've ran a hose and deleted it and have seen others do it also well with no ill affects. So until given a reason to keep it, I'll keep up the tradition! lol
Factory mounting location is here. Hoses connect to the bottom opening and then top to the T fitting on the valve cover.
Hose and fitting from JEGS
Because it's steel braided (heat protection, remember it's above the exhaust!) tape where you should be cutting. Just prevent fraying and have a cleaner cut, then cut it.
Remove the tape and slip over the schmancy fittings and slip on and tighten down the clamps. Gives a nice and clean look.
Alrighty, unfortunately this was as much as I could do. I ran into some unfortunate snags! (I threw away both OEM water sensors accidently while back, remembered after searching. FAIL!) Also took the dogs out to the park, clean house/yard and get some hoses to hack up for a later heater hose project. Until then, it's time to max and relax with the fam. Will continue at a later date!