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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By Dirty Rick
I'd put meter on the TPS signal and see if it's...

I'd put meter on the TPS signal and see if it's jumping around.
It should make a smooth transition from low to high as the pedal is smashed.

I'm thinking the signal looks like a saw blade and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Dirty Rick
The feed tube or hose from the tank pump may be...

The feed tube or hose from the tank pump may be leaking, or the pump may not even be attached.

They use less power when they are just laying in the bottom of the tank making whirring noises!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Dirty Rick
And if it was run for any length of time or at...

And if it was run for any length of time or at high power levels it has likely torched the head, block, or both.

If you rebuild make use of a Magnaflux before bothering to machine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Dirty Rick
Does the oil smell like gas? Id change it...

Does the oil smell like gas?

Id change it now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Dirty Rick
just crush it now and head off the inevitable.

just crush it now and head off the inevitable.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Dirty Rick
I need to keep it out of over-boost protection. ...

I need to keep it out of over-boost protection.

I'm still learning here,
I think the small outlet is limiting waste gate control?

My sweaty pea brain is thinking there is a huge pressure drop...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-13-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,696
Posted By Dirty Rick
You can't say accurate timing and distributor in...

You can't say accurate timing and distributor in the same sentence without your fingers crossed.

Crank trigger it with 12 to 36 teeth, avoid lower tooth counts for accuracy and 60 teeth is too...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,162
Posted By Dirty Rick
All you need is a narrow and shallow pan an oil...

All you need is a narrow and shallow pan an oil scraper and one of these.

https://s15.postimg.cc/kf1dyi063/IMG_2083.jpg

Then you can toss it around like a kids toy and rev it to max piston...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-09-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Dirty Rick
Actuator starts to move @ 8psi and is fully open...

Actuator starts to move @ 8psi and is fully open at 16psi
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Dirty Rick
I'll do that.

I'll do that.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-07-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Dirty Rick
Thanks, you may have just told that housing. ...

Thanks, you may have just told that housing.

How can I ID the actuator that is installed?

I found out the trans has been blessed for 350hp by Morton.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Dirty Rick
I'm cleaning up someones mess and I'm short on...

I'm cleaning up someones mess and I'm short on knowledge of things boosty

I think it is a combination that get hosed shortly over 250kpa due to limited flow of the exhaust side.

Will the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Dirty Rick
The turbo I am messing with must be a hybrid, the...

The turbo I am messing with must be a hybrid, the hot side has been changed. Much smaller. Internal waste gate.

https://s26.postimg.cc/puskrzmqh/IMG_2082.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Dirty Rick
Garrett 409080-5009

What should I limit the boost to?

It hits 200kpa really quick

B230 in a '84 760 Auto.

Nice intercooler, big exhaust, RC750's on pump gas.

Not sure how much the trans will take.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 907
Posted By Dirty Rick
300k miles = 2 X scrap value if it will pass DEQ...

300k miles = 2 X scrap value if it will pass DEQ inspection and has a full tank of gas = $500 :^)
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-24-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Dirty Rick
Sync loss can be caused by the MS not receiving...

Sync loss can be caused by the MS not receiving the expected pattern, for whatever reason.

That can be caused by noise. Non-resistor plugs, non-suppression wires, proximity of wiring to igntion...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Dirty Rick
"Look at the front of the cross member." ...

"Look at the front of the cross member."

Under the crank pulley?

Or the core support?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Dirty Rick
84 760 Turbo vacuum stuff

Shouldn't an 84 760 Turbo have a vacuum reservoir on the car side of the check valve that serves the climate control?

It also appears someone has removed the (vacuum controlled) hot water valve,...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-22-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dirty Rick
Interesting that the lean bump the arrow is...

Interesting that the lean bump the arrow is pointing at does not have a corresponding movement in pulse width.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-22-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dirty Rick
There is no AFR gauge it is displaying Lambda...

There is no AFR gauge it is displaying Lambda with some math, an approximation.

And because of this when you get enough fuel in it to cause misfires the gauge will show lean.

A real AFR...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-22-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dirty Rick
I need to see TPS and MAP, to see the other...

I need to see TPS and MAP, to see the other influences.

it appears the transition from NA to boost tossed a huge surge or over correction into the mix.
Maybe because it is loosing spark advance...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Dirty Rick
I think the rod setup will provide a more...

I think the rod setup will provide a more consistent balance than splitting a cable.

Pull the rod with the cable so you still get the isolation the cable provides between the motor and your foot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-07-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Dirty Rick
Are you going to rubber mount the carbs? If so...

Are you going to rubber mount the carbs?
If so all throttle brackets must attach to the carbs, you can't work the throttle from the motor.
If you do, any movement by the carbs will affect the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,650
Posted By Dirty Rick
Have you figured out what the gack is in your...

Have you figured out what the gack is in your fuel?

That's a little more than a crappy load of fuel!

Or are you de-hibernating?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,554
Posted By Dirty Rick
Documentation is the hardest part to do and there...

Documentation is the hardest part to do and there is always some guy who wants to do it different.

There are too many different sources if you do web searches and you can't always be certain what...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By Dirty Rick
CAS?

Has anyone tried integrating a CAS into a head mounted distributor body?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-31-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,554
Posted By Dirty Rick
You don't want a MS1 or a v2.2 mainboard. A...

You don't want a MS1 or a v2.2 mainboard.

A MS2 v3.57 is the easy button (prebuilt and surface mount)(downside is it doesn't mod up as easy as a v3.0).
If you want some razzle dazzle or save some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By Dirty Rick
If you remove the line between the main pump and...

If you remove the line between the main pump and the tank pump and test, and no fuel comes out of the line when the tank pump runs.

The tank pump is running backwards, or the fuel line is not...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,162
Posted By Dirty Rick
You've already cut out most of the supporting...

You've already cut out most of the supporting structure, you might as well move it back.

I set my motor with the balancer behind the front axle centerline, leaving room for the turbo(s?) in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Dirty Rick
Either the injectors are not closing or they are...

Either the injectors are not closing or they are being kept open electrically.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-25-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By Dirty Rick
The bent parts are nested backwards so they will...

The bent parts are nested backwards so they will collapse in a collision instead of jamming the steering column into your chest/neck.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-24-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Dirty Rick
Should not happen, Sounds like the injectors are...

Should not happen, Sounds like the injectors are being powered or leaking till the fuel pressure falls off.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-24-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By Dirty Rick
Which file did you use to load the firmware? ...

Which file did you use to load the firmware?
megasquirt2.s19
microsquirt-module.s19
mspnp.s19
microsquirt.s19

What is the error message?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Dirty Rick
Gas tank over full. :-P If none of the...

Gas tank over full. :-P

If none of the injectors are leaking, how did you check?

Is the fuel pressure regulator leaking fuel into the intake?

Something has shorted one or more injectors...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 05-20-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Dirty Rick
Have you checked rotor phasing? The rotor...

Have you checked rotor phasing?
The rotor should point at the center of the terminal at 25° BTDC.
This is a mechanical adjustment you need to make before setting the trigger angle.
After setting...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 923
Posted By Dirty Rick
More important than the color of the seal is...

More important than the color of the seal is that, it fits the crank.

The next most important is that the seal gets installed properly square to the crank and with no distortion.

Isn't the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By Dirty Rick
I have always liked the 850 turbos Smash the...

I have always liked the 850 turbos

Smash the throttle and they shift into high gear at 122mph and keep pulling.

The 5 cylinder makes better music than a banger.

I'd own one now, but am...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 979
Posted By Dirty Rick
MS2 or MS3? I posted in hopes to stir up...

MS2 or MS3?

I posted in hopes to stir up some feedback for James from guys running newer code on MS3 setups.

MS2 guys are complaining that the % changes for no reason and under load, YIKES! ...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-16-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 979
Posted By Dirty Rick
FYI - - Flex fueling on a MS2 is borked ...

FYI - - Flex fueling on a MS2 is borked

http://www.msextra.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=67564

James needs feedback on the 1.5.1 up MS3 firmware where a test fix was implemented.
If he...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-16-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Dirty Rick
Coolant should not affect temp sensor readings...

Coolant should not affect temp sensor readings unless you are thinking of oxidation isolation, in which case the radiator would also be affected and the car would have cooling issues.

100% coolant...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 89,467
Posted By Dirty Rick
An MS2 v3.0 will do sequential injection and COP...

An MS2 v3.0 will do sequential injection and COP spark.
Put in a Peak&Hold board and use any injectors you want.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Dirty Rick
No amount of tuneup in a can will remove carbon...

No amount of tuneup in a can will remove carbon from behind the rings, if that is the problem.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By Dirty Rick
Ford DOHC 3.0L Duratec twice Boosted Same...

Ford DOHC 3.0L Duratec twice Boosted

Same motor used in a Nobel Supercar 455hp
Forum: performance & modifications 05-05-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,209
Posted By Dirty Rick
Another way to deal with that is to use a VR for...

Another way to deal with that is to use a VR for the crank sensor and use the hall / opto isolator for the cam.

I have successfully used 36 tooth crank wheels w/hall sensor many times with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Dirty Rick
You need a wiring diagram. Going after it with...

You need a wiring diagram.
Going after it with a meter rather than a credit card is preferable.
DO consider using a test light when appropriate as it loads the circuit.
No collision circuits on a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-29-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,650
Posted By Dirty Rick
I did not make myself clear. You need to...

I did not make myself clear.

You need to monitor fuel pressure under load. Static pressure, idle pressure, loaded pressure, pressure hold after pump is off, are the four states that need to be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,650
Posted By Dirty Rick
Monitor the fuel pressure with a gauge?

Monitor the fuel pressure with a gauge?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-22-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By Dirty Rick
MSD coil

Is anyone using MSD coils? With MegaSquirt?

https://www.msdperformance.com/products/coils/street_and_strip_coils/parts/8207

It is being used in conjunction with a Bosch ignitor mounted on the...
Forum: showroom 04-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 32,104
Posted By Dirty Rick
You need hockey puck motor mounts!

You need hockey puck motor mounts!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-17-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Dirty Rick
210° is NOT overheating! 230 or 240 I would be...

210° is NOT overheating! 230 or 240 I would be worried.
I always say if it's not steaming it's not overheating!
Driving with one eye on the temp gauge could be considered distracted driving!
...
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