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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,044
Posted By MPR
^You bring up some very good points. Just...

^You bring up some very good points.

Just this evening I replaced my fuel filter which was plugged up pretty good, and re-gapped my NGK iridiums with over 100k on them (the tip of the ground...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,044
Posted By MPR
^If you have a good experience with them, why...

^If you have a good experience with them, why would you not try them in another vehicle? That doesn't make sense. They're not going to 'harm' your engine...lol.



To each his/her own. ;-)


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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,044
Posted By MPR
I gotta jump in on this discussion... :oogle: ...

I gotta jump in on this discussion... :oogle:



^Those pulse plugs are actually not similar to any other plug at all.

E3 plugs are no different than any other typical plug in it's basic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
You haven't seen me drive my civic in the...

You haven't seen me drive my civic in the snow...muaahahaha! :oogle: I have it sideways more than straight. Yeah I know it's fwd, but it takes a bit more skill to keep the angle going in a fwd...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-24-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
Well.... You'll all hate me now...lol. ...

Well.... You'll all hate me now...lol.

Bought a car wednesday night, and it wasn't volvo. :omg:

Picked up a decent 94 honda accord wagon. I have a much stonger understanding and knowledge of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-16-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
^Indeed. I certainly don't neglect my...

^Indeed.

I certainly don't neglect my vehicles. And I definitely would not neglect an older volvo. I also do a lot of driving. I've put 160,000km on my civic since I bought it in feb 06 with 90k...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
Thanks for that last, lengthy post. It definitely...

Thanks for that last, lengthy post. It definitely helps put things in perspective and think about practicality and reality.


About leasing and financing:

Since I do ALL work on my own...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
I love the 240's. Not quite to the point of a...

I love the 240's. Not quite to the point of a fetish, but pretty lose...lol. They are timeless. I guess it will come down to what I can find and how they all compare as to what would be the best...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-15-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
So sounds like from what most of you suggested,...

So sounds like from what most of you suggested, the 945 is a better option, even over a good condition 88+ 240...

I'm waiting to hear back to see what else the 945 needs to cert...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
^I appreciate your honesty. That's the kind of...

^I appreciate your honesty. That's the kind of input I'm looking for.

I want to know the things that are good or bad with the car. Not necessarily things that you like or dislike about the car,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
Excellent info. Thanks! All of you have given me...

Excellent info. Thanks! All of you have given me a lot to think about and look for. The 92 945 is a non-turbo. As I mentioned before, we're looking for a non-turbo for both reliability and fuel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
Thanks very much everyone for all the info. This...

Thanks very much everyone for all the info. This is VERY helpful to me. :)

To be more specific, we may be starting a family in the next year or so, so no 242...lol. My wife likes the look of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. :)

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By MPR
I'm also looking at buying a 240 soon... Good...

I'm also looking at buying a 240 soon... Good info in this thread.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,918
Posted By MPR
Pros and Cons of 240's

Hey all, I haven't been on here for quite some time, since my 86 744 turbo died... :-(

But my love for volvo's is still strong! :)

That being said, I'm looking to replace my wife's 2002 kia...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-18-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By MPR
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/vtecthunder...

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/vtecthunder/000_0219.jpg

Thats off the down pipe with no cat through a cherrybomb vortex muffler (straight-through design). It sounds very nice, very low and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-08-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By MPR
M46 slow at shifting to 5th...

86 744 ti with M46

Within the first 15-20 mins of driving, I push the button to shift to 5th and it either takes a long time before it shifts or doesn't shift at all. Sometimes if I play with the...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By MPR
Thanks for all the info guys!:cool: I think...

Thanks for all the info guys!:cool:

I think I'm ready to give it a go.

-Non-stick spray (PAM etc...)
-Non-chlorinated brakecleans
-A good 230v arc welder (stick welder)
-Fire extinguisher...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-11-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By MPR
Tips on welding the diff

Planning on welding up the diff in my 740ti. (open diff one-wheel-peels ftl!)

Did a search, didn't find too much other than a bunch of ppl saying "do it!" lol.

Any tips or things I should keep...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By MPR
Most race cars (ALMS, GT, Touring etc...) use a...

Most race cars (ALMS, GT, Touring etc...) use a similar setup where the rad is angled forwards and the air flows through the rad, up out over the hood. It helps with efficiency and, if the ducting is...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By MPR
It is megasquirted. (If you looked though his...

It is megasquirted. (If you looked though his pics on that link)
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By MPR
^^Yeah sorry, I just saw that. Disregard my last...

^^Yeah sorry, I just saw that. Disregard my last post.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By MPR
^^Awesome!:zeeall: What do the hood vents...

^^Awesome!:zeeall:

What do the hood vents look like on that car?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By MPR
V-mount rad/intercooler...

Thinkin about doing this.

Example pic: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/181/441650398_981abf22ab_b.jpg

Anybody ever done this with their brick?

Seems like it would work ok. Lots of room up...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-08-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,744
Posted By MPR
Pure-delicious-turbo-goodness!:oogle:

Pure-delicious-turbo-goodness!:oogle:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,536
Posted By MPR
My friend has the falken 912's on his car. They...

My friend has the falken 912's on his car. They are EXCELLENT.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-07-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,374
Posted By MPR
:nod: That other mbc with the flexible...

:nod:


That other mbc with the flexible cable that "psy" posted looks like it would work well if you want in-cabin adjustability.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,374
Posted By MPR
I had my mbc in the cab once...moved it back...

I had my mbc in the cab once...moved it back close to the turbo.

It was causing huge boost spikes (set at 12 went to 16ish at times then settled back down at 12...) and very unstable boost levels....
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,195
Posted By MPR
It is usually somewhere along the vacuum line...

It is usually somewhere along the vacuum line that runs from the intake mani to the cbv. All it is is a one-way restrictor which delays when the cbv opens and causes it to open slower. it looks like...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,195
Posted By MPR
Whats wrong with the stock cbv? Just get rid...

Whats wrong with the stock cbv?

Just get rid of that stupid delay valve so it responds better.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MPR
Update... Pulled the original sensor out, it...

Update...

Pulled the original sensor out, it looked slightly different than the 3 I got at the wreckers, but I figured they may still work.

I first put in the cleanest, newest looking one,...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MPR
Just got back from the wreckers. Got 3 knock...

Just got back from the wreckers. Got 3 knock sensors for free! One looks like new!:oogle:

I'll try em out and see what happens.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MPR
Yeah I just called napa today...$150.:wtf: I...

Yeah I just called napa today...$150.:wtf:

I think I'll be hittin up my local you-pull-it autowreckers.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MPR
Thanks for the info guys!:cool:

Thanks for the info guys!:cool:
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MPR
Ok cool. Thanks for the help. I'll...

Ok cool.

Thanks for the help.

I'll check the wiring on it first, then try replacing it.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MPR
^ yeah sounds exactly the same. Where is the...

^ yeah sounds exactly the same.

Where is the knock sensor located on the b230ft?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MPR
B230FT 4000rpm flat spot

86 B230ft @ 12-13psi boost. M46 tranny.

New spark plugs, wires, coil, dizzy and rotor.

When under full throttle and full boost, most of the time the engine seems to hit a bit of a flat spot...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By MPR
^I'll try that. Thanks.

^I'll try that.

Thanks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By MPR
My 86 740 ti b230ft has a garret non-water cooled...

My 86 740 ti b230ft has a garret non-water cooled turbo...no fins on it anywhere. Not saying I don't believe you, just that mine doesn't have cooling fins.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By MPR
I've never seen this before on a non-water cooled...

I've never seen this before on a non-water cooled turbo. Post up a pic...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By MPR
Ok, I can find pictures of it but I still can't...

Ok, I can find pictures of it but I still can't find the actual model number for it. ("GT2850" for example).

Anyone here know? Or know where to find out?


Thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By MPR
^I think you hit the nail on the head. I...

^I think you hit the nail on the head.

I have been searching all the different nissan turbo engines and had no luck finding a pic of the same turbo.

I did another search on google images for...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By MPR
^^Any turbo gurus recognize this thing?

^^Any turbo gurus recognize this thing?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By MPR
Here are some pics. The supposed skyline turbo is...

Here are some pics. The supposed skyline turbo is on the left (the clean one). The other one is a stock t3 from an 87 b230ft (it's junk).
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By MPR
Need some more info... Does the engine cut...

Need some more info...

Does the engine cut out or just boost?

Does it cut from 3000 to 3500 then come back at 3500rpm +? or does it cut out completely?

What type of bov are you running?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By MPR
I think I'll just start calling it the mystery...

I think I'll just start calling it the mystery T3....:-P
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,866
Posted By MPR
^Looking at the car in that sig...is the hood...

^Looking at the car in that sig...is the hood raised near the back (hinges)?

Anyways...back on topic...

TurboXS manual boost controller. No issues so far...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By MPR
Name that turbo...please help.

*Updated*

I've been trying to identify this turbo. I have the exact same one at home.

http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i24/2491_11lo.jpg

Previous owner says it's from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By MPR
Yes 5th.

Yes 5th.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By MPR
+1 I've got mine set at 12-14psi and it...

+1

I've got mine set at 12-14psi and it spools MUCH quicker than stock, also if you do a quick hard shift, you may see a boost spike 2-4psi higher than it's set at. I've had mine tickle 15psi a...
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