Topic: Nissan help needed at Thunderhill
We need help with our crappy 1990 240sx (Ernie) with the stock KA24E single cam engine. We recently replaced the cylinder head after blowing a head gasket at Sears Pointless. Just got it all put back together last night and it would crank fine but no fuel. Forgot to ground the fuel pump up by the injector rail... DUH! Well, grounded it, and now we have fuel and the car cranks and fires very briefly but only if you keep the starter engaged. Immediately dies. Acts like a giant intake leak but simply won't idle at all.
Pulled the ECU code and only got code 41, Air Intake Sensor, probably because that sensor is unplugged. Car ran fine with no AIT sensor for 10 plus hours at Sears Pointless before it boiled off all the water due to our driver forgetting to turn the fan on, which then led to the head gasket going kaput. Injectors are making normal noises and smelling like fuel is definitely not the issue.
Problem is I'm totally out of time to troubleshoot further. I have to run the Alex's Lemonade Stand at the race and must travel up to the track tonight. Would any of the Nissan teams or others with Nissan knowledge be able to help us get Ernie running on Friday at the track? Promises of beer, dinner on us, lemonade, really whatever you deem appropriate for payback. No sexual favors, mind you. ;-) This is a family show.
The entry list shows a dozen or so Nissan teams at this race, so this is your chance to be our hero! My plan is to arrive at the track gate uber early on Friday and find a paddock space and push the car off the trailer. but I have to have the lemonade stand up and running by 8:00am or so.
Help us Liam Nissan (or any other awesome Nissan teams), you're our only hope.