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Post by photoglossy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:19 am

The first turbo production car to come to aussie. Nissan had a few others before then.

I have heard that the Exa was the first FWD Turbo EFI to come out of Japan tho... but not entirely sure if thats true.

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Post by madn12 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:13 pm

Modern MOTOR
July 1984

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Post by Kimmo » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:34 pm

But the system isn't without fault. There is still a pause from the engine (that seems to vary from car to car; the first EXA I ever drove was terrible on this score, this ET quite good) as the throttle is closed during upward gear changes.

Worse still, when driving the ET on a winding mountain pass with very tight turns, I spent some time driving flat in second gear, lift off, turn, flat in second, lift off, turn...

At every lift-off under those conditions, the engine becomes snatchy in the extreme. The car lurches violently back and forth in a manner that can do no good at all to drive-shafts, cv joints or occupants' necks. "We know what the problem is and the Japanese engineers have an answer on the way," was Marsden's comment. It's largely to do with the need to keep emissions down, for which purpose the electronics switch off the fuel on lift-off so that raw petrol doesn't go rushing out of the exhaust system. Some more subtle electronics that cut the emissions without the neck-snapping reaction will be welcomed.

That problem aside, the ET behaves itself extremely well.
AFAIK the better electronics never came, but that lurching is exactly what the AFM relocation totally cures.

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Post by Kimmo » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:15 pm

Fixed up a bit

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Post by madn12 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:45 pm

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photoglossy wrote:Wheels, June 1984

Earthbound ET
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85 n12 n/a manual pulsar - extractors | muffler | coilovers <gone
86 n12 et pulsar - vl tb | pod | coilovers | full kit
88 tn magna with worked n/a motor
96 te magna dumped on 18"s
02 tj VRX

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Post by Kimmo » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:02 pm

The little Exa was the first step; its controversial styling, uncertain dynamics and two-seater body ensured a limited appeal
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Post by n12sumfin » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:43 pm

I think they meant 2 door

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Post by Kimmo » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:11 pm

Well, a two-door four-seater has a lot more appeal than a two-seater...

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Post by photoglossy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:45 am

It kind of is a 2 seater body with the ability of seating 4 seats. Id say its idealy for 2 people...

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Post by Kimmo » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:42 pm

Pff, it's got the same floorpan as the four-door!

The only difference as far as rear seat passengers are concerned is getting in and out, and not having wind-down windows.

Doesn't do much to limit its appeal as far as I'm concerned... rear seat passengers are only occasional for lots of folks anyway.

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