RB25DET Water Pump – Don't want to stop midway because if it dries you're going to have to redo the entire process.. Now we're ready to install our water pump first Josh is going to apply some ultra blue permatex liquid gasket on the mating area of the water pump ; you want to make sure you just put a nice even film on the mating edge so as not to get any in the water pump or into the water passages ; now you'll see that there's grooves on the inside of the water pump and the gasket will go ahead and fill in upon installation and remember when you install the gasket liquid gasket you don't want to put too much and you don't want to stop midway because if it dries you're going to have to redo the entire process.
January 13, 2024
How to Reduce Oil Accumulation in the RB Cylinder Head – The RB series engines are notorious for oil accumulation in the cylinder head. This causes many issues such as oil passing through the valve guides, lack of oil at the crank journal, and the oil pump sucking up too much air instead of oil during excessive force. Using the Tomei oil gallery orifice, we're going to go ahead and take the new restrictors and pound them on top of the old stock ones. As you can see here, that's our stock, and we're going to replace it with the new one, and it's going to take us from 2mm to 1.5mm.February 3, 2024
FORMULA DRIFT ANNOUNCES NEW 2024 JUDGING AND COMPETITION STAFF Two Judges and new Race Control Director join the series After 20 years of competition, Formula DRIFT bids farewell to veteran staff members Judge Ryan Lanteigne and Race Control Director Pat Gentilli. Everybody involved in Formula DRIFT wishes them success for the future. They will be replaced by new faces while some existing staff will take on new roles, creating a number of changes to the 2024 FD Competition Staff roster. For its 21st season, Formula DRIFT will again have four judges in rotation throughout the year. Replacing Ryan as a judge will be Philadelphia native, Reese Marin (USA). As an experienced driver, instructor, and competition spotter, Reese is both well-known and respected, having played a major role in the grassroots drifting community and more recently served as Chelsea DeNofa’s spotter during his Championship-winning season. Furthermore, Reese has his own YouTube channel where he discusses drifting, judging, and breaks down many of the most intriguing battles between Formula DRIFT competitors. As such, he’s ideally suited to his new role as a series Judge and will take his seat alongside the second new appointment, Vernon Zwaneveld (Netherlands). Vernon has been a long-standing Judge with the Drift Masters European Championship. He’s among the most active and experienced, having judged more than 38 international drift events in 2023 alone. As a stuntman and drift instructor, he continues to shape the future of the exhilarating sport globally and brings years of firsthand experience. Vernon and Reese will sit alongside veteran Formula DRIFT Judges Brian Eggert (USA) and Robbie Nishida (Japan) on a rotating basis, with three judges participating in each round. Outgoing Judge Chris Uhl will assume a new role as Race Control Director. Having served on both the Competition team and having been a judge for three years, Chris has unique experience as the only current Formula DRIFT staff member to have served on both sides of the organization. His considerable experience and insight will undoubtedly benefit the teams, drivers, fans and support staff as he helps to ensure ..January 18, 2024
Most Common Major Oil Leak on Infiniti and Nissan V6 Engines So another common contention with these vehicles is you'll take it to the dealership or other mechanics ; they'll look at this oil leak and they will say it's the oil pan ; that's a very common misconception , now these do leak sometimes however ninety eight point nine nine nine percent of the time on the 3.5 liter Nissan / Infiniti engine they leak from the oil cooler seal ; there's a six dollar oil seal back here ; it's under high pressure and it gets old after time this car has well over a hundred thousand miles it just needs an oil cooler seal we'll wash it and we'll recheck it and see if it still needs an oil pan I'm willing to bet ninety-eight percent of this oil is just from this oil cooler seal back here not the oil filter , the oil cooler seal.January 12, 2024