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  1. Jet's Tuning ( Oh No )

    So after having a moment in life where I thought about taking my self back to tafe to " gain knowledge " and better my self I have joined a dyno and basic tuning course on wednesday nights, puerly to better my skill base and gain more respect for tuning. So as it stands last night was a blast ran over some safety stuff and got into it, we are using a mainline 500 chassis dyno and a mainline proflow engine dyno all latest and greatest gear First up we ran through the screens/display on the monitors and went through different pages keeping note where to fill out info and make each run correct data wise for future referance, fair bit to remember but iam sure ill pick it up more and more Intresting fact I didnt think was a mainline feature was ramp rates and the direct effect it can have on a run, honestly thought this was a D/D thing First car up was a toyota corolla completely set up with EGT probes close to the head, and all the normal sensors connected as normal ( no obd2 ) Had a few runs looking at what to expect at idle and as temp rises, and the relation of the results and heat , then we started playing with a few timing marks and the effects of retarding timing and the way the egt's sky rocket with small ajustments ( crazy stuff imho ) and also the loss of power/torque readings After we did a bit of theory we went to look at the engine dyno and the engines avaliable to play with, set up and real time tune. First off the batt is a GEN 3 with cam, hedders, intake using a autronic sm4 with Kalmaker software ( 350fwkw ) Also a red 202, boss 5.4,ecotech 3.8,4age, and some others . Next week we will look at the flow bench and are aloud to bring in anything we want flow tested and some basics on CNC porting effects etc etc, So far fairly stoked with whats happening and the fact we will be tuning cars with ecu's not just dizzys.tafe have been supplied a large range of cars including a 3.5 ralliart magna on NOS with ajustable shot and a VQ stato with 5.0, 5.7 vx wagon and the rolla and any car we want to bring along The lecutrer has done over 6000 runs with not one poped donk so far so I feel its my right to bugger that right up for him with my car lol Pourpose of this thread is to share my experiance and a bit of q and a with people who may know about tuning as HP TUNERS is avaliable for use aswell and I can see myself buying this softwear to eventually play around with Good times a comming boys !
  2. Jet's Tuning ( Oh No )

    Wanted to share and congratulate Trevor with his latest Efforts in the Blue ute and proving even more that you really can have your cake and eat it to with the turbo falcon ! Not only have I tuned it to make over 400rwkw on 98 fuel for quite some time and the countless drag passes it makes every race season or the trips up to Queensland for holidays it’s now completed the full Street Machine Drag Week event and placed 20th overall (iirc) from a bloody strong field of tuff drag cars for the people who don’t know what drag week is about the short of it is to start off at track 1 complete your best time then head off on the journey (in the car) to the next Drag strip ( typically interstate ) and rince and repeat until all tracks in the list are raced, on the day of racing and to only drive the actual car you’re racing ( no trailer Queen’s) to prove a true street machine. Obviously this is no easy feat as most fast drag cars aren’t built for bulk kms so this event really does push the boundaries of tuff and street vehicle managed a best of 11.1 across the 1/4 mile and all in one piece throughout the week ( times from each track are compiled and an average is generated ) this definately is one of the hardest events to complete to big Props go to Trev and the Blue ute ! heres the dyno video from when it was tuned had Karl @Roo32 come back for a service,cat,injectors and finally a custom tune as we had fitted basic mods previously without tuning and the idea was to see how far that standard intercooler could go before having to swop it out .... what a shocking day yesterday to go with that methodology as it was 41* in the dyno cell over 37* ambient and I pulled every trick in the book to keep his beast cool.... including re plumbing the Air conditioning haha worked for a bit but the day was just to hot to go to far. Still great gains everywhere and sometimes we can only do what we can do but 277rwkw @ 14psi
  3. My Phantom BA XR6 Turbo Build

    What size over did you go on the pistons ?
  4. Apparently they’ve got the stinger doing 10’s in the states already and tuning is supported quite well
  5. Jet's Tuning ( Oh No )

    The beast is now complete and the tedious job of running in the new hardware ( mainly the diff ) is in full swing and clocking up ~500kms of super easy driving not exceeding 80kms followed by another 500kms of medium paced driving there afterwards few pictures for the people who are interested and no it wasn’t anywhere near that clean coming out haha Remember ladies full mineral Diff oil for TruTracks Also this week I had Paul’s supercharged FG XR6 come back into the workshop for a ZF tune and a general health check most things were on par and one of the things I really get into is the fact the car started life NA and now has a total of 8psi of intercooled boost thrown at her on what’s not the greatest platform ( hi comp and 98 octane fuel with average intake temps ) so the care needed on the timing scales has to be high priority ( imho ) and something I always do for a visual AFTER <- ( YES AFTER ) having a fully calibrated aftermarket knock detection device going and watching the halarity of the very UN CALIBRATED VCM scanner KR PID going bananas it gives a fair amount of information on exactly what is coming out the exhaust from the cylinder events in almost the same way “reading” of spark plugs is done, some old school tuners can tune from reading plugs and exhaust tips alone but more on the side of lower powered NA applications where the error factor can be greater .... a video can also show situations that might not show in any logging but possibly still having an effect on engine performance dramatically and or health like piston blow by or valve stem seals now an exhaust stream can show rich fueling and in the bad situation “puffs” when a timing mark has caused a Knock event, you’ll notice that at the ol Dyno Days there will typically be one bloke hanging back having a look as it’s quick, easier than setting up a logger and multiple KNock/ping events will kill an engine in no time !! wanted to share some of the things I do and explain why I do them for anyone keeping up with the tips n tricks I throw out throughout the course of this thread a video helps right and obviously this is showing no issues throughout the pull Here’s a well run Dyno Day from K.P.M showing the exact situation I spoke about
  6. Question regarding a 12psi actuator

    The actuator is a key part to boost control in a turbo falcon and the factory/aftermarket tune needs to work to the base setting on the actuator without having the actuator set correctly and tune to suit you’ll either see boost cut or if tuned in open loop you’ll see whatever boost the set up will make and potentially blow the engine up the rating of an actuator is at the point it will start to open NOT the total amount it can hold a typical actuator can hold double it’s rating no worries beware !
  7. Need one of these mate And no an Eboost even with no RPM reference can still be set up to deliver a much cleaner power generation display that that graph above see....
  8. Valve spring help

    Hahaha yeh go somewhere else mate
  9. The Off Topic Thread.

  10. Jet's Tuning ( Oh No )

    Fanks Rab
  11. Jet's Tuning ( Oh No )

    Yeh it’s different but hey sometimes different works better, we will see in due course its a V band rear as it’s T4 to fit the highmount flange so no IWG so had to be external... cummon keif I gave all the information keep up will do oh yeh I forgot to add the youboob vid, can you add it in for me keif
  12. Jet's Tuning ( Oh No )

    Had a bit going on lately but still trying to keep everyone happy even if my 9-5 has had me smashing out a fair bit of away/OT work but everyone has been really good about the extended wait times and I have to apologise to the ones who I just can’t fit in these days ( only newbs unfortunately as I’ll always bend over backwards for existing customers ) Soooo had a long time lurker contact me ( @mr_greenslade )to have me do some work on his BA XR6T all the way from Kadina ( mid north SA ) and from many many emails backwards and forth we managed to come up with a plan to take the car to a happy safe level and go for some good parts along the way (ID1050X,walbro intank,Turbosmart FPR1200 + fitting kit and new lines E85 rated ) the car has a unique Custom top half BBM and a highmounted GT3582 with a Turbosmart external Gate, X force exhaust, surge tank in the boot with a Bosch 044 and at one stage Scott had installed a Adaptronic aftermarket ECU that piggy backed with the factory ECU for body control so some serious wire in then remove to just stock ECU again and patch up wiring had taken it’s toll on the loom and became apparent after I hit the dyno for the tuning with VCT not responding. Started off with a very low ~170rwkw on 98 fuel with the BTR doing the shifting and finished up the best possible I could with 217rwkw .... now Scott is very handy with the tools so we had a chat and set a chance to give the car back and let him fix up the wiring, fit some Crow valve springs and a further tidy up of some things. Knocked the essentials off and got the car back to me for a re tune and managed to take the “Ebay” spec intercooler to it’s point of unhappiness and bought it back to all it could handle (14psi) managed to flash over 290rwkw a few times but IAT’s were just far to unacceptable (imho) so ended up at 269rwkw with a very strong low/mid section and keeping the BTR exactly the way scott wanted it ( super smooth in Auto with firm and precise in sports mode ) all in all we weren't going for big numbers but reliability and consistency due to where he lives and by all reports I believe we hit the nail on the head and just look at those beautiful stats on the Dyno sheet in some side news Scott’s skills go further than the tools and onto printing/graphics so I asked nicely for him to freshen up my sticker design and he’s come up with and printed me off a pile of new awesome stickers, all positive from the existing customer base so looks like it will stay look at what no VCT does ..... then onto Chris’s G6ET I tuned a while back had come back in for a retune specifically for a firmer/quicker ZF tune and after a few days of gradual initiation of a range of parameters I managed to get the ZF shifting beautiful and up until a point of where there’s just some external factors playing into the mix as she is 130,000kms old. Standard wash before pick up has her looking tip top Made some great progress on @pro_xw98‘s Fully built BA turbo with quite a few kms already on the new engine/C4 all the dump section is mated up the the stainless 4* exhaust and screamer hiding in there to ....so it was time to get it high in the sky and pull the rear end out for it’s full makeover including IMS twin diffbush hat,Trutrack,new gear set,New half shafts seals,bearings,shims and all new bushes in the cradle set to take over 1000hp and looking swish now ! Before .....and yes it was the most disgusting diff ever hahaha After ....
  13. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    MTQ sell them under part number FH150E85 for the sedan 150mm one and FH 270E85 for the 270mm ute one if you supplied all the hardware the labour component would be ~$2000
  14. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    LoL that’s some garden hose there brother ! you need this in the picture....E85 High pressure anti kink
  15. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    Cylinder pressures way to high bro no more street tuning and definately time for correct dyno tuning otherwise its going to be a rince and repeat situation with the bum”o”dyno
  16. The Off Topic Thread.

    Glad all those moneys went into the right place for the forum to be better than ever
  17. F6 shift alert

    No it doesn’t cheers
  18. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    Buzz me a PM mate that’s the exact combo I’ve got sitting on my shelf for Alex’s black BA engine I’ve built after we exhaust the capacity on the FG cams in it now, but this is when it will go from a well mannered street car into the nearly only race car spec
  19. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    That’s because he uses 2nd hand outers and some I’ve seen are worse than a 400,000km taxis (teeth wise) Get correctly made specific parts for the application guys ! Atomic ....is value for money when you compare apples with apples guys don’t get shocked by initial prices, break it down and weigh it up
  20. Venom Turbo back

    Happy to of helped out Mark and it definitely fits the bill for the person who wants an aftermarket performance exhaust without the loud drone other makes give happy to help out all forum members to on better than RRP
  21. Fg f6 ecu issue?

    What’s the reputable workshop ?
  22. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    Kind of all suppprts what I’ve said and again not trying to take the wind out out the sails here but an aftermarket camshaft ( especially over the FG profile ) shouldn’t be “big” or else you’ll introduce a bunch of negatives that you’ll hope the positives will offset, usually they don’t that's all to get hectic sound requires big profile most of the lower profile cams are actually very sedate lump wise from my first hand experience and having to tune them I wouldn’t look at TBRE’s just sayn
  23. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    Crow have the most sedated grinds which make them one of the best for street cars I’ve done crows before and they respond well
  24. What Did You Do To Your Car Today?

    Alot has changed in the past 12-18 months regarding cams from all the big players, lots of early staged cams were re ground factory ford blanks but that stopped when ford pulled supply and now they’re all pretty much billet full grinds so it’s hard to do a comparison. If you had to do a big cam go an Atomic and have a manual transmission to get the best available out of the situation obviously ill happily do what ever customers want but its normally short lived and you’ll get over the sound real quickly to use a cam to bring a turbo on sooner has a bit of merit but id be saving that for a dedicated track car with a huge turbo

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