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The reality of the RB26 oiling system part 2

Ok now in part two of our series on the shortcomings of the RB26 oiling system we will look at the components and the function of each and also take a look what we refer to as the “ultimate solution” the Hi Octane Racing dry sump system for the RB26 engine.

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The reality of the RB26 oiling system

The engineers designed the RB26 engine but the accountants designed the oil system

I guess a lot has been written about how much power the RB26 engine is capable of and how the 2.6 litre engine is “race derived”. The ease of tuning this engine way beyond anything the manufacturers intended, has certainly led to many people finding out the hard way about the shortcomings of the RB26 oiling system more often than not after a terminal engine failure costing many thousands of dollars to repair. The first thing you need to understand is that the GTR was made with 206kw and as a road car came with a warranty from Nissan, so with this in mind the standard oiling system must have done the job for a standard car on standard road tyres or Nissan would have gone broke with warranty claims. My answer to this would be that it certainly was up to the task PROVIDED it was left standard and left on road tyres and never driven on a race track. Now the first place a new GTR owner tends to want to go (after the tuning shop for some upgrades) would be either the racetrack or the drag strip.... Correct?

After all this is Godzilla!!! And “I want to flex its muscles!”

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Hi Octane R34 GTR testing for World Time Attack 2010

I guess many of you have seen this youtube video already but no matter how many times I watch it it always gets me going. A few weeks out from the World Time Attack Challenge at Eastern Creek in May,most of the Australian teams were putting in some serious testing to try to tackle the foreign invaders, most of which carried a big reputation. Mark Berry was no exception in the Advan/Hi Octane Racing R34 GTR and when Andrew from Motive DVD got wind of him testing at Eastern Creek he headed out and captured this amazing footage. At the time the car was still plagued with intermittant AWD issues, and whilst this was slowing the vehicles development down dramatically it made for some awesome viewing as this video clearly shows!! One thing for sure we have never had a problem making horsepower and we offer exactly the same short engine for you to buy here  ENJOY!!!


Jake Jones Tearing it up in New Zealand

This is a really cool edit by Mark Boxer from Hoon media of Jake Jones doing some "expression session" driving in New Zealand with a really cool soundtrack by the Dirtbox Kings. We hope you like it!!



Behind the scenes. How Turbosmart products are made

Today we will have a look through the Turbosmart manufacturing facility in Sydney Australia. Turbosmart are world leaders in turbocharger related products with many of the fastest turbo cars around the globe using their wastgates, blow off valves, fuel regulators and boost controllers in all forms of motorsport. In this video we take you into their facility to have a look at how their products are made from concept to reality. Meet the CEO and engineering staff and see what goes into making products designed to break records, and products that can be equally at home on your daily driver! And we LOVE the picture on the bosses wall!!

And if you like what you see and want to buy any Turbosmart products now is the time to do it because in the month of November we are offering HUGE savings across the range but remember this deal ends on the 30th November 2010. Check it out here