Datsun Tuning Tips and Modifications
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Datsun car tuning tips and advice. Before Nissan came along we had the Datsun brand, a solid base and wide range of interesting and well build cars that evolved into the modern Nissan range we know and love today. We have a wide range of tuning articles covering all models of Datsun from small engined family cars to large engine hot hatches and executive cars. Following our tuning tips you will avoid many of the common mistakes and actually achieve the car set up you desire. Please join the forum for model specific questions and answers and to meet other owners and see what modifications they have done.
TorqueCars started providing Datsun tuning help, car modification and car engine tuning tips and pointers back in 2003 and have grown from strength to strength with a fast growing membership of all types of cars including many, Datsun owners. We are currently one of the fastest growing car tuning clubs around and certainly one of the friendliest. In 2007 we also organised our first full car show.
Our Datsun comprehensive modification articles on tuning and styling are kept upto date so for the very latest Datsun tuning,modification and engine tuning advice, tips and pointers please check back regularly. We strongly recommend that you join our Datsun forums and swap tuning ideas with like minded Datsun owners in the tuning forums.
We get to read about a lot of international Datsun owners projects in our forum and have an ever growing gallery so be sure to drop in and tell us what you’ve been upto with your car. Scroll down the page to see our latest tuning articles for your Datsun.
Remapping the ECU – remaps benefits and issues
Back in the good old days – the task of timing the ignition spark was performed by the distributor. The greater the RPM, the more the timing would advance.
This did a reasonable job but for the most effective power you would need to vary the timing to a greater degree than a fixed ratio advance curve. The electronic ignition system was borne.Improve safety and braking of your car
Safety Mods "Play it safe." When one starts modifying a car, little thought is usually given to the safety of the car. Manufacturers spend millions to ensure our cars are safe for the occupants and those outside the car. Each country has its own list of regulations that even the DIY car tuner has to comply […]Blow off valves, dump valves and screamer pipes
Blow off valves and dump valves.
When the throttle is closed (when you lift off the accelerator) in a turbo driven engine there is a build up of pressure as forced air is still coming from the turbo. Lifting off the throttle is a lot like putting a plug in the sink – the flow through is stopped and water would just build up and overflow the sink.
Performance gains are possible with the addition of bonnet vents.
Warm air really does kill performance. This is due to the air intake temperatures being hot and air at high temperatures carries less oxygen.
When driving an engine hard the under bonnet temperatures quickly build up and the engine has no choice but to suck this air in reducing your power.
Todays featured car tuning articleWhat is brake fade and what causes brake fade?
This phenomenon known as brake fade can be quite unexpected and lethal and I would hazard a guess that 1 in 4 cars are likely to experience brake fade to some degree. Brake fade manifests itself by a spongy feel on the pedal and little or no braking force. Do not confuse brake fade with bad brakes or a mechanical fault as it applies to brake systems in relatively good condition.
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