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Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,755
Posted By thelostartof
What is the elevation difference between both...

What is the elevation difference between both tracks? That might also account for some changes.

And with slicks you need to be pulling 1.8s everypass at the very least, No excuses.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
E85
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Posted By thelostartof
It is totally worth the effort, I have been...

It is totally worth the effort, I have been running E85 for 6+ years on my car and love it.

The MPG drop is only 1-2 mpg, not that horrible. Plus depending on how it is setup I acutally gained...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,755
Posted By thelostartof
What was your 60ft? or post whole time slip? ...

What was your 60ft? or post whole time slip? Any changes now vs your last run? What is or was personal best? Being that my wagon is going to be a fairly close copy of yours.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By thelostartof
Well I found the cause of my failure. ...

Well I found the cause of my failure.
http://thelostartof.net/rps20180520_115017_585.jpg

I took a spare piston out of an old slave and installed and an I am still getting a dead pedal so good...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-20-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By thelostartof
You know at the Volvo proving grounds here in AZ...

You know at the Volvo proving grounds here in AZ they had a C30 (back when they first came out) that had the AWD and V8 from the S80 swapped in it tooling around.

Funny how volvo has always had...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By thelostartof
2. Yes, you will just make more power and keep...

2. Yes, you will just make more power and keep things from being super heated. NPR is a great IC, so is the d088.se drop in units. Myself I swapped from my 1991 style IC to a 1992+ style along...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By thelostartof
Because the hks has a fun sound. And some of us...

Because the hks has a fun sound. And some of us have issues.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By thelostartof
1. Many m47's die at stock n/a power, others hold...

1. Many m47's die at stock n/a power, others hold 200-240whp before third gear smooths itself off.
2. I wouldn't want to run much more than 13-14psi on it with the stock intercooler.
3. This all...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By thelostartof
Pictures of the HKS? there are lots of good fakes...

Pictures of the HKS? there are lots of good fakes out there, I have a fake on my manual wagon that has been working just fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By thelostartof
I put one of the e39 spoilers on my 944 and I was...

I put one of the e39 spoilers on my 944 and I was fairly happy how it turned out. I have an OEM 740se lip spoiler for my 744 I have just struggled to add that big of a spoiler to the car.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-18-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By thelostartof
Generic e39 rear spoiler as they make them in...

Generic e39 rear spoiler as they make them in different lengths.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By thelostartof
Ok i will check tomorrow if I can find some time....

Ok i will check tomorrow if I can find some time. I had someone stop by and it looks like while pressing on the clutch the slave piston is moving but just barely, almost looks like the boot is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By thelostartof
7/9 failed clutch master or slave cylinder test?

So while driving home today I go to step on the clutch and the pedal goes full soft and to the floor, lucky me I was already moving and in 2nd gear so I rev matched and put it into 3rd and made it...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
Some years run different colors. Best bet is to...

Some years run different colors. Best bet is to check the wiring to the correct pins on the ECU.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
I ran LH and have others without an idle contol...

I ran LH and have others without an idle contol valve on auto and manual cars without stalling and each of those cars had BOVs. Sure they were all locals so I had a hand in helping them run but...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
Have you checked the 700/900 faq? Stalling...

Have you checked the 700/900 faq?

Stalling when braking can be a sign of a check valve and booster failing and leaking.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
Still sounds like something is wrong with your...

Still sounds like something is wrong with your car. I have never once had stalling issues on my manual car even when learning. And even that my "rich" afrs when learning are less than 10 miles. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-15-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By thelostartof
I love the look of the 850's and S70's. But I...

I love the look of the 850's and S70's. But I do enjoy my 7/9 much more. I just picked up a 1994 855Turbo with a 5spd swap so I have now a 855 and 945 both with the same turbo (15g) and both are...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-15-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By thelostartof
My current T5 is out of a low mile v6 mustang...

My current T5 is out of a low mile v6 mustang from the junkyard. If I was to do it again I would just buy a new ford racing one and be done with it.

Almost all used units are junk and have...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By thelostartof
I had a custom line made a while back I never...

I had a custom line made a while back I never used. But for the life of me I can not remember what the thread was.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
The LH 2.4 turbo TPS does NOT have a wot switch. ...

The LH 2.4 turbo TPS does NOT have a wot switch. Just an idle and not idle.

If the cracked and leaking iac hose didn't show up on a boost leak test I would question the quality of the test. ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-13-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
Have you make sure the tps is closed and the...

Have you make sure the tps is closed and the sensor clicks when you open the throttle just barely?

For sure no pressure or vac leaks? 02 sensor for LH is new and working?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-10-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By thelostartof
Update as of today, we drained and refilled the...

Update as of today, we drained and refilled the system and it seems to be working. Turns out it was something like 1 lb under filled. HA. Let us see how long this lasts.

Makes me think the same...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
Swapping the AMM back and forth without resetting...

Swapping the AMM back and forth without resetting LH is going to piss it off and give you really bad readings and cause all kinds of issues.

I have seen working AMM's have all kinds of issues, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
Did you reset the ECU before you.plugged in the...

Did you reset the ECU before you.plugged in the stock AMM?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By thelostartof
So my plan of action right now is just to drain...

So my plan of action right now is just to drain the system, change the orifice tube and then refill and see what happens from there. If it has issues after that I will start chasing down what might...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By thelostartof
Yes but if you went up to a 3.5" could you of...

Yes but if you went up to a 3.5" could you of gained power? On paper 90% of TB will never need more than A 2.5" exhaust but we go larger for a reason right?

If I am building a new exhaust...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By thelostartof
I will get a bunch of pictures this afternoon if...

I will get a bunch of pictures this afternoon if it helps you ID it a little better. Anything specific you want to see in the design?

Think it might be worth it to step up to a different...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By thelostartof
See I heard a rumour that you can gain torque and...

See I heard a rumour that you can gain torque and spool rpm by going up to the t4 turbine housing as long as things are sized accordingly.

Same idea behind people saying 3" exhaust is all you...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-09-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By thelostartof
Well see the major crossroads I am at is if I...

Well see the major crossroads I am at is if I want to stick with the T3 flange or move up to a T4. My plan is to move up to something like a divided T4 but use smaller runners than the normal...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By thelostartof
No name plate, the turbo is fairly old, it first...

No name plate, the turbo is fairly old, it first came into my possesion about 9-10 years ago. And at the time it already had the damaged turbine wheel as it was used on a race engine that the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-08-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By thelostartof
Turbo Choice? HY35CW or GT35(??)

Ok so first off this will be a ways off for me doing anything as the 744 is still down waiting for me to put the engine back together and then in the car.

But lets just say I found a GT35(?) Ball...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-07-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By thelostartof
While I think there is a bracket that you can use...

While I think there is a bracket that you can use iirc the 7/9 bracket with material cut off is the quickest way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By thelostartof
Clutch gap is correct .018". So knowning...

Clutch gap is correct .018". So knowning that....400k might as well do compressor, dryer and orifice tube? Run a stock tube or a variable tube?

And for what it is worth my 1993 944 Was the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By thelostartof
ok, I will double check the clutch gap and prob...

ok, I will double check the clutch gap and prob vac it down and refill tomorrow.

Do you happen to remember the clutch gap?

Then again this car is from AZ and sees a lot more use of the A/C...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By thelostartof
1994 850T A/C Issues (testing procedures?)

Ok so here goes, lets just say I just picked up a 1994 850T with something like 400k miles. For sure the compressor is the original unit so that already is a great sign that I want to replace the...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
On a reset ECU expect idle and cruise afr's to be...

On a reset ECU expect idle and cruise afr's to be rich for the first or second start, once you get one full cold start cycle in it afr's should be correct.

Sure sound like you have a vac leak...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,202
Posted By thelostartof
Well I guess I will need an admin to change the...

Well I guess I will need an admin to change the thread title as this is no longer the wife's car, it was supposed to be but she complained to much about the T5 and it's wonderful shifter. So I...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,500
Posted By thelostartof
Being that I just had to stuff a yoshifab in my...

Being that I just had to stuff a yoshifab in my 945 engine bay I struggle to think of a good spot to fit the Mann unit and still have it drain to the block. Our engine bays might be big but...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,677
Posted By thelostartof
Yes but just because he is using 3" does not mean...

Yes but just because he is using 3" does not mean he is leaving a lot of HP on the table. If he stepped up to a 3.5 or 4" he would gain a huge amount of power.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-02-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By thelostartof
Ok so it sounds like from everyones comments you...

Ok so it sounds like from everyones comments you need to actually calc your mpg correctly before even trying to fix anything.
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,677
Posted By thelostartof
You will not cause any issues putting a 3"...

You will not cause any issues putting a 3" downpipe down to a 2.5" cat back. It will flow more than stock and work just fine. If and when you want more power just remove the 2.5" pipe and go to 3"...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,202
Posted By thelostartof
A few more updates from this last weekend, I have...

A few more updates from this last weekend, I have been planning for more upgrades over time and a larger turbo in the future so I figured I might as well get a bit more flow out of the system so I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By thelostartof
And uh in looking at that diff did you have the...

And uh in looking at that diff did you have the torque rods off as they seem to be missing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By thelostartof
Now you have learned when buying a used car not...

Now you have learned when buying a used car not only should you take a flash light and look at all of the brakes but within the first few days of having it at home go over everything basics for...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-30-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,443
Posted By thelostartof
If the idle is hunting from 1-2k rpm when stopped...

If the idle is hunting from 1-2k rpm when stopped you have a leak and need to pressure test. That or maybe something like the TPS isn't set right. If when the iac is blocked the issue goes away...
Forum: showroom 04-30-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By thelostartof
It cost me 120$ to have 5 wheels drilled with a...

It cost me 120$ to have 5 wheels drilled with a dual pattern so my style 5s will fit my BMW or my Volvo.

It might not be as hard as you think to find a local machinist to it.

Cheaper than...
Forum: showroom 04-30-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By thelostartof
Why not just get the wheels redrilled to 5x108...

Why not just get the wheels redrilled to 5x108 and be done with it?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-29-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By thelostartof
I have a TME Catback that I am going to be...

I have a TME Catback that I am going to be putting up for sale very soon, I just removed it off my car a few days ago.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-27-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By thelostartof
On my 744 with the Hoslet I would get around...

On my 744 with the Hoslet I would get around 4-5psi @ 14.7:1 and then after 5psi it would go rich. Since I ditched LH and went MS on the car it has not been and issue.

Since I am now tuning...
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