It's hard not too like an R34 GTR, everyone knows it's the good looking sister out of the three ( R32, R33 & R34), so when the chance came up to work on one the obvious answer was, ERRrr yes!
Glenn's R34 GTR has a fully built RB26DETT with upgraded turbos and all other parts to match, so there isn't much modifying left to do but general service work. Our mission for the day was to upgrade the stock rubber intercooler pipes with cast alloy pipes and change out the old intake fuel pump for a new Walbro 255.
Raw cast alloy looks dull but can be easily blinged up with a small tube of Autsol metal polish and some elbow grease. For Glenn's GTR we opted for the clean OEM stock look, which saw the new intercooler pipes get a nice coat of high temp black paint.
Throw back to early 2000 Fuel system setup. Before we could gain access to the intake fuel pump, the external fuel system had to come out, then the factory boot brace, and bunch of control modules. The internet lied, they said it was easy!
That moment you realise you should of just paid someone else to do it... lol
Out with the old and in with the new!
I don't think any of us has ever seen a Walbro 255 fuel pump packaged so nicely.
The new cooler pipes went in without too much of a hitch, and we spent most of the day messing around with the fuel system. The hard lines look awesome but sucks to work on! We had leaks and hard lines that just didn't line up properly. The whole system will eventually be upgraded to a modern all-in one surge tank, this should neaten things up and free up boot space.
The GTR is booked in for a dyno session in the next couple of weeks and is hoping to join the 400kw club. Looking through the list of mods its got under the bonnet, we don't think its going to even break a sweat. Its a GTR for godzilla sake =)