PLUG IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD: A new set of NGKs go in the Mark IISeptember 2, 2009 11:45 am
You’ll have to forgive me if I haven’t really been updating Noriyaro with the usual level of awesome content lately, because as you might imagine, as I’ve had a lot to do with the new car
I was supposed to go to D1 at Ebisu Circuit on the weekend, but I wasn’t able to. Here’s one reason why.
So here’s what happened: I spent all of Saturday installing a pair of Labyrinth Type II knuckles and JZX110 tension rods into the Mark II in anticipation of taking it out to the track sometime soon.
I’ll be putting up a set of photos of that shortly.
Since I have exactly zero experience with working on the suspension of Toyotas, it took me a fair bit of time to get all the parts installed and sort out the alignment. I also had to start and stop the engine quite a few times to turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and the right while I was adjusting the suspension.
As I was driving home at midnight to take a quick break before getting my camera equipment and driving up to Ebisu to catch the Sunday round of D1, the engine started to cough a bit around 2000rpm. It then completely stalled in the middle of a fairly busy road. The car drove in a straight line, and the steering felt great, but the engine was running like it was full of spanners. It was about then I had one of those moments where you think “But I didn’t even touch the engine!”
It turns out that I had fouled out the plugs by starting and stopping the engine too much. The 1JZ is running bigger injectors and a tune, so it’s not surprising the plugs turned as black as they did. Unfortunately, the Skyline had a flat front tyre too, so I couldn’t take that up to Ebisu either!
I swapped out the HKS plugs for some nice new NGK iridium racing plugs today, and to be honest, I’m kind of glad the old ones fouled up. The idle is now a perfectly smooth 900rpm, and the accelerator response feels better than it did before. I can’t wait to take it to the track!
Next on the list is lowering the suspension back down after getting it inspected and registered, give it an alignment and swap the old front tyres for some new Dunlop Direzza Star Specs.
More to come…
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DAMN Alexi! A Skyrine and now a Chaser. Way to start a great collection of uber sexy Jap cars that we don’t have State Side.
Good luck on ur next event
It`s not a chaser! this is markII :)) don`t confuse them 🙂
btw,Alexi, why you didn`t take chaser? i love it more then jzx100 markII
Damn i want at least one of these cars >.> Uchh so jealous…
Chaser != Mark II, iirc… but i’m splitting hairs
I can’t wait to see more shots of this thing! it’s exciting! btw i’m assuming it’s not a slushbox, i hope i’m correct ;P
cant wait for more pics 😉
the cars sounding pretty good
I was so worried you’d wrecked/sold off the R32! How’d you manage a second car? Looking forward to seeing it in action!!
nice 100 mate, i hope you like the chassis as much as i do, just wondering tho what is the part number on the plugs?
They do that shit standard. Give it a arseholes and it goes away.
pshh looks fine
Thats what Im talking about… not the problems, but posts about your car life.
Sucks you didnt make it, keep us posted on the upgrades.
lol thats black man! after i saw this i ran outside to check my chasers spark plugs lol
“Chaser != Mark II” ……????? Fail! Mark2 is a Mark2, some people just do not get it.
this car is going to be awesome… cant wait
possibly too much fuel in Air-fuel ratio ?
Looks like R7434-8. Haha, we don’t carry those at NAPA in the US! At least they don’t show up from any of our local DC’s. XD
more pics of your new car!