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  1. Raspberry flavoured methanol acquired, time to add some timing
    3 points
  2. Fixed the boost leak by welding a pipe onto the outlet of the turbo. Turned it back up to 24psi and it loved it. Farken thing hits boost like a mofo now, like a light switch lol. It also tolerates 12 degrees of timing at that boost level which is unheard of on 98, so that rear housing must be night and day better than the stock housing. Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I pulled some timing for safety and asked it for 30psi? Coming to you in a future episode of Puffwagon's Territory Adventures
    3 points
  3. I run a bead in the sump where the seal goes and I run a bead on top of the seal. There is basically an unbroken bead around the whole sump. I also put a smear under the rear main cap and around the rear main seal. When I do the sump I let it dry for a couple of days before adding oil and running it. They will leak if you let them so I make sure I cover all bases.
    3 points
  4. I did it more so to use less fuel, picking up 10 or 20kw is neither here nor there for me.
    2 points
  5. Thanks Andrew two nights down and I'm loving it more and more. Even took public transport to my workplace's Melbourne city office and it wasn't a huge increase compared to where the rental was, so that's acceptable. morning all, happy Wednesday 🧰
    2 points
  6. Yep it holds it to 6400 where the rev limiter is. This car would be perfect for traffic light drags if that's your thing. My nearest traffic light is probably 30km away so the big turbo was never really an issue, I could just wait for the 100kph sign and let it rip. With the converter, it'll hold 3500rpm and full boost on the converter but that just smashes the tires. It is noticeably better with normal driving though, you can get it boosting in the blink of an eye. Power wise it's getting back to the point where you can't really floor it very often, cos it hits the speed limit too quickly. Once I have the water meth system set up properly, I will push it to where the turbo runs out, just to see where that is. I suppose that'll be 30psi/600awkw but we'll see how that goes.
    2 points
  7. So far I've only just got it running today and I've only got water in it. Seat of the pants is farking ridiculous but I've yet to plug in the laptop to see what it's doing. The tune was getting borderline hectic for 98, but still ok, so it'll be interesting to see how it's changed. My dyno install has been set back a few weeks, but I'll be sure to lay down the data nice and thick when it's in.
    2 points
  8. Fitted my Aquamist water meth kit today, could have done that 3 years ago but here we are lol. I only fitted a couple of jets to the intake pipe, it'll be enough for now. Later when things ramp up I'll do the direct port install. I only have to fit a few trim pieces back to the car and it's all done. Took frigging ages but you get that on a first attempt. I'll head down and get a 20L drum of methanol on Monday, but I'll look into getting a 200L from cos it's roughly 2/3 the price of smaller quantities. So yerp, I'll be able to run E85 levels of timing going forward, and it made 503awkw @23psi last time I had this turbo on E85. Should be a decent upgrade.
    2 points
  9. Internet is out today, got bored, turned the car up. It was running 17psi so I sent it to 20psi and it was all good. Sent it to 24 and despite closing the gate it only made 22psi up top. It has reached the limit of the valve springs, it literally hit an imaginary wall at 5000rpm. Oh well, I'll turn it back down to 20psi and look into putting some hectic springs and retainers in it. At this rate I may as well chuck my hectic cams in it too, cos it's never fast enough apparently
    2 points
  10. Just finished my car...I repainted it....basically rebuilt it from ground up, engine, suspension drive line, interior....and got a plate that reflected it's performance. Cheers....
    2 points
  11. This was exactly what was causing the drama. Pulled the over off and there was water that had pooled around the coils. Blew most of the water out with a blower and reassembled everything. Hooked up the oil pressure gauge to the side of the block just to eliminate any doubts I had. Car was missing again briefly but returned to normal fairly quickly with oil pressure reading fine on the gauge. Thanks for the advice mate, I was assuming worst case scenario as I was mucking around with the oil but ended up being a happy enough ending.
    2 points
  12. Hows this for some farkery? The car was trying to rev at idle and drive itself in gear and while I could get it mostly sorted by some quick changes to the idle airflow, there was no reason for those changes to be needed. First thought was an intake leak but I know there wasn't one, so where else could it be getting air from? I measured the throttle body values in Forscan with another throttle body I have, and the one on the car was open half a degree more at idle. Not much ay, but I adjusted it back down to 7.5 degrees from 7.94 degrees and it fixed it. Lol less than half a degree is enough to send your throttle body out of whack and get an ETC light.
    2 points
  13. Car is still going hard, gonna go to roll racing tomorrow and hand out the chop. Will bring the laptop and turn it up more if needed lol.
    1 point
  14. 1 point
  15. Boat licence acquired, a whole bunch of fit out and other stuff acquired, boat is ready for action. Just gotta wait for a semi decent day and get out there!
    1 point
  16. Turns out I was wrong, the missus won't let me shag her in the boat in the front yard while it's freezing wet weather. Apparently you were right, there's better places lol. I'll post a pic in the appropriate thread tomorrow... Of the boat that is
    1 point
  17. that would be pretty amazing... I think water-skiing is the only thing I'd like to do near or on a boat....
    1 point
  18. Just bought a boat. Had to drive nearly an hour and a half each way but it's home now. How sick would a cruise be that involved water skiing up the river?!
    1 point
  19. yeah, your life doesn't suck bro! you had lasagne so that's a huge win
    1 point
  20. Pins will open up, even after a single encounter. It's worth a check, although you have already assessed it multiple times.
    1 point
  21. Unplug and replug is a common fix for this type of scenario. Contacting customer support for the unit is also a first port of call.
    1 point
  22. It was good food, of course one of the kids complained about it, another one couldn't keep his mouth shut after dinner and lost his dessert and the car is still hauling ass thanks. FML
    1 point
  23. You know what time it is!!!
    1 point
  24. Sealing up leaks is the key. I did a few recently and it made a massive difference in the room. Running AC cost stuff all with a large solar system
    1 point
  25. yeah, been pushing through the cold with the new house pretty easily... the ducted split system is powerful; probably overpowered, for this house. morning all, happy Friday 🪜
    1 point
  26. yeah, I'm paying to get the cleaning done, but they don't do "everything" so we've got a few things ready for the backyard etc. Yeah, definitely don't want it to get "stale" so yeah, soon enough to get it all done...
    1 point
  27. Mid 500s sounds perfect. Hopefully you can keep it reliable. It sounds like a lot of fun. It's pretty cool that you can get all fours spinning
    1 point
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  29. It currently works based off injector duty cycle, although there is the provision for map input. It comes on at about 20% duty cycle and the injectors are maxing out at 65% up top. The water meth unit is operating at about 50% capacity right now, it can be adjusted up and down and also the injection slope can be modified to flow more or less up top. Hmmm nitro sounds expensive in more ways than one lol
    1 point
  30. Congratulations Keith - that's awesome news. Enjoy it mate. It's nice feeling settled and knowing you can do what you want with the place.
    1 point
  31. Yep I have noticed the long duration pulls have benefitted immensely with the water, as far as keeping the iat low and the timing stable. I do have a hygrometer but it's for home brew, not fuel mixing. I'll just mix it by volume, it's good enough, not that crucial and the knock control is in the tune rather than the addition of the water meth. The fuel can change up or down a point, I've got it very rich anyway cus it still has stock turbo pistons. For example, I could switch the water off and the current tune will be fine, it just pulls all the timing after a long run.
    1 point
  32. EGT's with a decent duration (drag strip or high speed full throttle on the highway) is where it makes a big difference along with lower intake temps. Fwiw, I always mix ratios by weight not volume. Probably not hugely critical with water/meth injection unlike making RC car nitro mixes but we mixed our water/meth via weight as well... You've probably got a hydrometer though.
    1 point
  33. fair dinkum, it's a great feeling will have to sort out a few things before posting in the "houses" thread.
    1 point
  34. Almost everything got moved; the movers were around all day. Bit of a shame it's not completely done but everything will now fit in a car in a few more car loads, so no big deal there. Fun times. My missus has so much crap it's ok, we'll cut down a bit with a hard-rubbish collection in the next few days/weeks.
    1 point
  35. absolutely... I moved so many times when I was younger and it's a huge pain in the butt every single time... but now that I've bought a house it's worth paying for it to be moved into. Smashing through it and a couple more hours to go.
    1 point
  36. Here's a video boys, this is 98 and water injection with 24psi of boost https://I.imgur.com/CMgtKlp.mp4 @k31th can you embed please?
    1 point
  37. Looks like I jumped the gun, the springs are rated for 24psi and I thought they were done. Turned out I had blown a hole in a silicone coupler. Oh well, someone has to post the downs with the ups
    1 point
  38. morning all, happy Friday first workday in the new house. Bugger all stuff here yet, as doing most of the move on Monday, but excited to be here as an NBN tech installs a fibre connection to the premises.
    1 point
  39. morning all, happy Thursday ⚖️ Settlement day for my house purchase 🏡 to say I'm excited is an understatement. Updates to come in the "house etc" thread.
    1 point
  40. Nice one! Been running a 9174 for years on my street manual. Using a small 0.83 iwg housing, get crazy boost early, better than the gtx3576 I had 10 yrs ago. Getting 20psi by 2750rpm lol. I have a built engine so can handle back pressure. Obviously top end limited but still get 450rwkw, enough for the street and fast spool is hilarious.
    1 point
  41. More for wet weather and emergency braking on front. Front end grip is superb, will oversteer before understeer. Rears can grip in dry 450rwkw manual on the straight, but only when warm. I do have upgraded driveline and diff though. R888R is a bit better on rear for dry straight line grip, but for a predominantly street car is way too noisy.
    1 point
  42. @Tom Tucker I have just put one on mine as in above post that Puff put up. No change in exhaust note but spools up a split t4 flange turbo as good as stock log manifold. See my dyno sheets, garrett gen2 gtx3582 on stock manifold had alot less power and torque down low than Artec and 900hp efr9174. It drives awesome!!
    1 point
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  44. I've got Zestino Gredge 07RS 140TW. 245 fronts, 285 rears. They get my 800whp down sometimes, but being 140TW the wear is savage. I think I'll try PS4 S next. Better treadwear
    1 point
  45. I've done a few Mazda B6/BP engines without issue. They have the same setup as the barra - front and rear half moons, with silicone every where else - and the factory manual specifies silicone both under and over the half moon. Is this what you do for barras @Puffwagon? Not sure if there are any brands other than permaseal worth looking at, in general I've found their stuff to be better than others.
    1 point
  46. Funny you should ask... The tune was giving me the sh*ts so I reverted it to stock and just added the necessary things, such as injector data etc. After a bit of messing around I've got it to 323awkw at 15.7psi with stock timing, so there is probably another 20kw on the table just with timing. I'll leave it as is for now cos it has 13% ethanol in the tank, and that makes a surprising difference to how much timing you can run. I've got the 4 port working again in closed loop and it is controlling the boost like it should be. I'll start winding it up shortly, just gotta do the fuel pump pot swap and it'll be sorted.
    1 point
  47. I thought I might do an update on this regarding reliability. I've been happily daily driving for the last 5 & 1/2 years on a 500rwhp tune running the aquamist system. I've only touched the system once to upgrade the spray injectors to a larger size and to solder part of the circuit board to increase the flow. The latter was done by an electronics shop in accordance with the aquamist manual. It was quick and easy, the shop didn't even charge me but I wouldn't recommend doing it yourself as the solder point is 1-2mm with no room for error. To date, I've had one of the plastic push line fittings fail a few years ago (a 1 minute $5 job) and today the gauge sh*t itself after a few weeks of slowly losing LED lights off it. It's $250 to buy a replacement gauge. I still must say that I'm still very happy with the systems reliability. I'm not sure why the gauge failed. My car is rarely parked in the sun but when it is it's fricken hot in Darwin! Like you get back to the car and the entire centre roof light fitting has dislodged and is hanging down by its wires because of the heat. When the new gauge arrives, I might relocate it off the windscreen.
    1 point
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