Not much to show but it's all I have. This was after the first start and was letting it warm up to check for leaks, noises, etc. Between door alarm, two whining fuel pumps and lifter tick, you can barely hear the IPS exhaust which is pretty quiet at idle.
change quality to 480 and you can almost make out the gauges...
Need to figure out the idle bouncing/hunting. Gets worse when driving and clutch in at a stop. Will almost stall and bounce back up. Haven't really dove into it yet, but open to suggestions
If AFR is steady around stoic for your fuel then you may need to adjust timing to get it to level out. Ever car's demand at idle is different and timing management at idle is about stability under load, nothing more.
This is assuming the ICS is working correctly and mapped out to smooth out hiccups.
Congrats!!! She's sounding and looking good. Well I seem to ran into some issue after only 2 wks and 300 miles on my baby. Unfortunately for the past 2 wks I've being home recovering from torn right Achilles. So, that's why I haven't being able to post any video of my car. But, now with this so call issue I was told about, I'll be home tomorrow to find out what the hell is going on. To much cash and time spent on this build. Well once again congrats. Looking forward to seeing some highway & side street pulls.
MisterC 91 VR4 aka "Baby Ferrari"
7xx awhp@28psi all on corn fuel
Dropped idle timing a lot and richened it up...idles much better, but far from perfect.
74 vs 72. I think it was same stretch of road.
Feels just like it looks. Good pull down low and drop off up top.
That was fun for a minute...Pulled back into drive after cruising a few miles and coolant overflow was overflowing and boiling. Temp was normal the whole time.
Oil is clean. Oil pressure good. Runs GREAT, except for what feels like spark blow out and overzealous coolant. Opened up the plug gap to .025 from .018 on 3.0 (No DLI anymore, since it fried), but maybe went too far...or?
May gap down plugs and try another run tonight to see what happens. In case it ends up being headgasket, I have a set of graphite/composites from gasket kit and my A1 head studs. It's free to try if I have time this weekend between Turkey, homebrew and homemade wine
If it is a headgasket; of all the things that could go wrong on 500 lbft on a bone stock 74, I'll take a headgasket
Did a little more driving and fine tuning. Idle is getting pretty good. Added a little too much fuel under boost. A short 3rd gear pull was breaking up pretty bad and 02 feedback was pulling fuel. Lifter tick is gone. No boiling coolant. Maybe it wasn't "burped" well enough last time.
May have to let it sit for a day or two. Wife is feeling neglected. Still need to pull plugs.
Couldn't stay away from garage Regapped plugs to .020 and took her for a little blast down the street.
Wish I would've logged! (may have to check internal log)...pulled HARD from as low as 2k and no breaking up. Took it up to 6kish in first and only 5kish in 2nd and 3rd. It's hilarious fun knowing that its just a stock 3.5. No guarantees on longevity
I need to look at getting a dual-pass radiator though. Upper coolant pipe is getting smashed by front intercooler pipe, which is really close to the exhaust. It's only a matter of time before it gets too hot and bursts.
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