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Forum: aftermarket engine management Yesterday, 09:51 AM
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Posted By VB242
Needing to adjust tune for ambient temp

Car is 242 with a B23ET 8V motor running microsquirt. I'm trying to figure out why I need to fiddle with the tune a little for the different seasons. My coolant temp readings seems normal as do the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 356
Posted By VB242
3m makes 2 micron/7500 grit diamond polishing...

3m makes 2 micron/7500 grit diamond polishing pads, Abrasive Technology makes 8500 grit pads. 14,400 is generally optical quality but that's in a paste. . The 3M rep had a sheet of 50,000 grit one...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-26-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By VB242
You don't have to dismount the front hubs and...

You don't have to dismount the front hubs and pull the rear axles to install longer studs with the adapters.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 356
Posted By VB242
https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/volvo,2005,xc7...

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/volvo,2005,xc70,2.5l+l5+turbocharged,1433952,body+&+lamp+assembly,headlamp+assembly,10762
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By VB242
You'll want a 3" dp for a 16g. Just make sure...

You'll want a 3" dp for a 16g. Just make sure it's a T3 flange oriented in the correct direction. You'll have to machine the manifold flat too. Then fab an oil drain hose and adapt the oil inlet.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By VB242
Thr B21FT has the same internals as the B23FT...

Thr B21FT has the same internals as the B23FT just 92mm pistons instead of 96mm.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By VB242
I would swap in the turbo motor, you won't have...

I would swap in the turbo motor, you won't have to make an oil drain for the turbo and it's a pretty good bet the turbo motor has better rods.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-20-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By VB242
You can still be off a tooth on the auxiliary...

You can still be off a tooth on the auxiliary shaft sprocket.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By VB242
I was having some missing and backfiring, the...

I was having some missing and backfiring, the fuel injector inlet screens were getting clogged with very fine rust from the tank, so it kept running lean and I kept dialing up the fuel so that the...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-17-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By VB242
Sts machining has some with holes for lh2.4

Sts machining has some with holes for lh2.4
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By VB242
I think I have that spoiler on a spare trunk lid....

I think I have that spoiler on a spare trunk lid. The studs sticking out the bottom go right where the gasket seals on the trunk lid, I drilled holes, cut off most of the stud sticking out and...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-07-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By VB242
Just placed an order myself

Just placed an order myself
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
I get by with a Haynes manual even, mostly have...

I get by with a Haynes manual even, mostly have it for torque specs through. I think I've had almost every fastener loose on the car at one point or another.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 47,441
Posted By VB242
Thr part where the bearing sits is thicker and...

Thr part where the bearing sits is thicker and cut down.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-06-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By VB242
Injector pulse is local to me and do a great job...

Injector pulse is local to me and do a great job at a fair price
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
Just get it pointed at number 1 spark plug wire....

Just get it pointed at number 1 spark plug wire. You can fine tune it when you set the timing with a timing light. You have to remove the pinch bolt holding the distributor down and pull the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
It should be about 12 degrees past the number one...

It should be about 12 degrees past the number one spark plug wire. Yes you can reposition the rotor by loosening/ taking the belt off but beware it's easy to upset the other timing marks with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
#1 is where the spark plug wire that goes to...

#1 is where the spark plug wire that goes to number 1 spark plug attaches to the cap.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
I wouldn't trust the 0 degree mark without...

I wouldn't trust the 0 degree mark without verifying TDC with a pencil in the spark plug hole, an ancient harmonic balancer could give a false reading. OP pull #1 spark plug, set the crank pulley...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By VB242
Yes, it looks like a cube, no the microsquirt...

Yes, it looks like a cube, no the microsquirt has a tach out lead, it used to work but I think my tach is bad.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,845
Posted By VB242
I'm betting on the 33y.o. hoses.

I'm betting on the 33y.o. hoses.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 47,441
Posted By VB242
Thumbs up Any word on how this turned out?

Any word on how this turned out?
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,799
Posted By VB242
Unless you want to super and turbo charge it

Unless you want to super and turbo charge it
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By VB242
I did switch my coil to one from a 94 passat with...

I did switch my coil to one from a 94 passat with a built in ignitor, it takes the spark output directly from the microsquirt but I did have to have a custom coil wire made by kingsborne for vw one...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By VB242
Question I have no problem with the lh2.2 hall distributor...

I have no problem with the lh2.2 hall distributor and microsquirt up to at least 7250 rpm, I'm out of cam by that time anyway.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,485
Posted By VB242
You learn something new everyday.

You learn something new everyday.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By VB242
Definitely a gateway for learning how to change...

Definitely a gateway for learning how to change head gaskets.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,692
Posted By VB242
3" x2" x 2" wye not reducing at all ...

3" x2" x 2" wye not reducing at all
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,692
Posted By VB242
Interesting that you went under the axle with...

Interesting that you went under the axle with your exhaust, what size pipe? I was thinking about splitting it down from 3" to 2) 1.75 or 2" pipes to go over the axle.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-03-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,485
Posted By VB242
Revving your motor unloaded is hard on the...

Revving your motor unloaded is hard on the bearings.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 47,441
Posted By VB242
It should

It should
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-01-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By VB242
A good heat shrink crimp connector is better than...

A good heat shrink crimp connector is better than soldering.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By VB242
I'm returning both sets and ordered some from...

I'm returning both sets and ordered some from Josh.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-01-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By VB242
Yikes, they had a 99.6% positive feedback, ...

Yikes, they had a 99.6% positive feedback, maybe I will, I haven't installed them yet
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,692
Posted By VB242
Pics????

Pics????
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By VB242
No didn't know

No didn't know
Forum: performance & modifications 01-31-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,485
Posted By VB242
I'm running an 11" glass pack on my 3" side exit,...

I'm running an 11" glass pack on my 3" side exit, it's loud but not ear splitting loud
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 47,441
Posted By VB242
Nice work, does it fit the driveshaft?

Nice work, does it fit the driveshaft?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,692
Posted By VB242
I just replaced my bensin tank, I was looking at...

I just replaced my bensin tank, I was looking at that big hole where the rear muffler used to be end was trying to figure out some kind of diffuser to stick in there to make some down force.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By VB242
Probably should start with a car with less than...

Probably should start with a car with less than .45cd
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By VB242
There was an obvious difference in quality, the...

There was an obvious difference in quality, the mold flashing, etc. that made me take a second look.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By VB242
Counterfeit Deka injectors

I bought these injectors that were supposed to be 80lb/hr Siemens Deka injectors from KSM motorsports on Ebay. The quality seemed a little suspect so I did a little googling and it turns out they're...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-30-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 47,441
Posted By VB242
These are a little thick at 5/8" but would give...

These are a little thick at 5/8" but would give you enough room
McMaster-Carr Page:
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
SPROCKET or pulley, tomato- tomato when it comes...

SPROCKET or pulley, tomato- tomato when it comes to timing belts.
McMaster-Carr Page:
https://www.mcmaster.com/Timing-Belt-Sprockets
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
Also there isn't a complimentary amount of teeth...

Also there isn't a complimentary amount of teeth on the distributor drive gear as the shaft pulley so if the pulley is off a tooth or 2 you can have the distributor set at the correct spot but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
It's really easy to get any of the pulleys off by...

It's really easy to get any of the pulleys off by 1 tooth and get a no start or extremely poor running
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,002
Posted By VB242
It's unlikely you had valve interference unless...

It's unlikely you had valve interference unless the head has been significantly cut. Most likely the timing is off. Does it seem like it's making compression? Double check the auxiliary shaft/...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 47,441
Posted By VB242
What about something like this on top with the...

What about something like this on top with the nuts on the bottom?
McMaster-Carr Page:
https://www.mcmaster.com/Screws/hex-drive-rounded-head-screws
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,153
Posted By VB242
There are a few companies that offer e- power...

There are a few companies that offer e- power steering kits, guy at autocross added one to his 240z that never had power steering
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,153
Posted By VB242
There's also no provision for a power steering...

There's also no provision for a power steering pump on the eco boosts, they are all electric power steering. I'm guessing that saves a little too.
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