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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 301
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Posted By gsellstr
I've done around the same in my wagon, really...

I've done around the same in my wagon, really does feel planted. The belly pan should help a bit as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By gsellstr
I'm not aware of other companies besides Superpro...

I'm not aware of other companies besides Superpro that even make those. If someone does know of others, I'd love to know so I can compare, since I field a decent number of questions on a weekly basis.
Forum: showroom 06-21-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,204
Posted By gsellstr
I can confirm, the handful of 90+'s I've seen...

I can confirm, the handful of 90+'s I've seen with EGR all had a fitting into the manifold, that when removed, accepted an 18x1.5 plug without issue. I suspect maybe yours was modded by someone along...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 33,295
Posted By gsellstr
Just wait until you get the new turblow on there....

Just wait until you get the new turblow on there. lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By gsellstr
Awesome news, glad it was an easy fix. lol

Awesome news, glad it was an easy fix. lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By gsellstr
Grease the hell out of them if going poly. From...

Grease the hell out of them if going poly. From there, put it into a piston ring compressor, clamp it down, press into place. The ring compressor helps shrink it down and guide it into place, makes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By gsellstr
I hardly ever relearn mine, honestly. Even...

I hardly ever relearn mine, honestly. Even flipping between pump and E85, takes 50 miles or so but that's about it. Getting a good baseline tune is a big help though, with the early tune I was...
Forum: showroom 06-21-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,204
Posted By gsellstr
Seems like a lot more work to cut the pipe and...

Seems like a lot more work to cut the pipe and crap when you can pull the nipple from the manifold, throw in an 18x1.5 plug and be done but that's just me...
Forum: showroom 06-20-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,204
Posted By gsellstr
Volvo split the ends of those screws, keeps them...

Volvo split the ends of those screws, keeps them from falling out.

Ryan was talking about buying an ostrich, dunno if he will. It honestly sounds like we need to get together for a custom tuning...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By gsellstr
Add me to the list running at 4* advanced. Still...

Add me to the list running at 4* advanced. Still sings to 6800 without any issue at all, but it pulls better down low.

Yeah, cold spec on the valves, hushers make a little difference if they are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By gsellstr
Right off the bat, if they aren't round on the...

Right off the bat, if they aren't round on the balancer, they won't be round on the car, brakes, adapters, none of that comes into play initially. If you have wheels that aren't round, get something...
Forum: events 06-20-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,233
Posted By gsellstr
I'm confused...you're complaining that we're full...

I'm confused...you're complaining that we're full up on Californian's, but you're IN California according to your profile. That makes you part of the problem, not part of the solution.



Or...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By gsellstr
Honestly, that big hourglass, biggest improvement...

Honestly, that big hourglass, biggest improvement you can make to get rid of the slop in the back when you go poly. Rubber is a flat bushing in a round hole, so there is slop front to rear, every...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By gsellstr
Valves can definitely add to it. I could tell...

Valves can definitely add to it. I could tell when I still had the SI's in my 531 when it was getting due, since the vacuum would drop, idle would get worse. I usually run around .015-.016" on mine,...
Forum: events 06-20-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,233
Posted By gsellstr
Room is booked...

Room is booked...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By gsellstr
On the back of the compressor there's a high...

On the back of the compressor there's a high pressure vent.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By gsellstr
I'm on diesel mounts, no issues at all. Only ones...

I'm on diesel mounts, no issues at all. Only ones I had issues with were the Ireland E30 mounts. Those would rattle your teeth out at idle, fine from 1k on up, though a little more buzzy than the...
Forum: showroom 06-19-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,204
Posted By gsellstr
Man, you need a chipset so you can ditch the EGR....

Man, you need a chipset so you can ditch the EGR. Makes life so much easier for manifold swapping, performance, all that jazz...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By gsellstr
So, while we're talking HVAC, here's one to watch...

So, while we're talking HVAC, here's one to watch for.

Just emptied mine out on the machine. Had 350psi on the low side, system off. I suspect the VOV was still stuck closed, preventing the system...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 306
Posted By gsellstr
Didn't look that bad, especially on stock mounts....

Didn't look that bad, especially on stock mounts. I'm on diesel mounts and there's no NVH into the chassis. Mine's also balanced, but it has an underdrive on it, no balancer as well.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By gsellstr
I would actually advise against the variable...

I would actually advise against the variable orifice tube, based on my own experience and that of a few seasoned guys I work with. In my case, 105* temps stuck in traffic, it would stick shut, caused...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By gsellstr
Kinda been the goto for a lot of techs, auto and...

Kinda been the goto for a lot of techs, auto and commercial, for oh, the last 70 years or so. lol

Learned that from dad years back, had plenty of years in building maintenance before he moved on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By gsellstr
Try the sniffer. Also, grab your bottle of soapy...

Try the sniffer. Also, grab your bottle of soapy water, spray down the junctions, the pressure switches, compressor seal, condensor, etc. Anything you can get to with soapy water, should bubble if...
Forum: events 06-18-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,233
Posted By gsellstr
Looks like the on the fence comment I made...

Looks like the on the fence comment I made earlier is no longer. We'll be headed up, taking a little vacation and doing some non-Volvo stuff as well. See you all up there!
Forum: events 06-15-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,233
Posted By gsellstr
Since this is actually happening, I went ahead...

Since this is actually happening, I went ahead and stuck the thread for ya.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 33,295
Posted By gsellstr
All the better for trolling the kids at the...

All the better for trolling the kids at the track. lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By gsellstr
Really helps to know what platform you're talking...

Really helps to know what platform you're talking about.

I'm on full Superpro in my 745 and 144, been really happy with them (that's why I sell them BTW), got about 90k or so on them in the wagon...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-14-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By gsellstr
I've never had an issue with the Kingsborne's on...

I've never had an issue with the Kingsborne's on mine engaging securely. Their silicone plug boots do require the nuts on the plugs, where most metal boots I've seen do not use those.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 33,295
Posted By gsellstr
Kinda bummed I didn't get to see you run when you...

Kinda bummed I didn't get to see you run when you were at Sac last time.

Sounds like we need a track night!
Forum: performance & modifications 06-13-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By gsellstr
Different mounting tabs, the do88 stuff I've seen...

Different mounting tabs, the do88 stuff I've seen have all had do88 cast in the end tanks as well, those end tanks between the two pics are slightly different as well, plus the different row count...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 33,295
Posted By gsellstr
Jesus man. That's like going from a 13c to a...

Jesus man. That's like going from a 13c to a GT3071R for the rest of us. lol

If you wanna run up here in Sac, lemme know. I wanna see ya run, Ryan wants to run Betty and get some times, probably...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By gsellstr
Definitely 19t over the holset for a daily. BTDT...

Definitely 19t over the holset for a daily. BTDT on the Holset, needs some work to get it to spool in town. My experience, you'd get halfway into an intersection, almost get hit from side traffic if...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,565
Posted By gsellstr
^^^^ is true. That coating also really helps...

^^^^ is true. That coating also really helps scrape the pad buildup off the rotors. Scared the crap outa me first time I heard it though, sounded like I was stopping with some 60-grit on the pads. lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By gsellstr
Definitely an interesting read. I normally run...

Definitely an interesting read. I normally run Redline with M1 being second based on availability, based on years of experience with it, but seeing some of those test results, I will probably look...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-09-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By gsellstr
I made the mistake of going aftermarket for a...

I made the mistake of going aftermarket for a breather box. Once. Started leaking after 2 months. Bought an OEM one, still on the car, dry.

As Dave mentioned, it's not Skandix's fault, but rather...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-09-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By gsellstr
I am around 290rwtq on the 230FT, same thing with...

I am around 290rwtq on the 230FT, same thing with the TT.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By gsellstr
Power level you break them at Simon? Just...

Power level you break them at Simon? Just curious...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-08-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By gsellstr
I'm closing in on 100k on my TT, damn thing is...

I'm closing in on 100k on my TT, damn thing is completely silent, fully effective though. I'm with Kenny, definitely prefer the TT over the G80, though the G80 did work reasonably well half the time.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-07-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,674
Posted By gsellstr
Yeah, it's out in the car, sitting in the...

Yeah, it's out in the car, sitting in the driveway, while I'm at work. Hit me up tonight as a reminder, I'll get a pic of it.

I've got one to submit for Scott as well, had a run against him in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-06-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,863
Posted By gsellstr
Now you should find someone to do a run of them,...

Now you should find someone to do a run of them, sell them as a drop-in solution. lol

That was my thing with the flex, absolutely none, by design, so you can also run an actuator with enough...
Forum: events 06-05-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,233
Posted By gsellstr
Might even have the better half interested in...

Might even have the better half interested in coming up, gotta see how we can work it around with available time off. Probably roll up in my wagon.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,863
Posted By gsellstr
Nice Chris! That bracket design really does work...

Nice Chris! That bracket design really does work nicely doesn't it. Absolutely no flex at all, simple, and relatively easy to fab.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,698
Posted By gsellstr
At this point, so far we're still on track to...

At this point, so far we're still on track to head over that way next year. Definitely gotta make sure your car is done by then, I want a ride! :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By gsellstr
Been running G05 in my wagon for years, never had...

Been running G05 in my wagon for years, never had an issue. The 140 and Dodge both get regular green stuff, never had an issue, but far less aluminum in there.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,565
Posted By gsellstr
Been running the green's on my wagon with the...

Been running the green's on my wagon with the Wilwood setup up front. Performance-wise they are great, but damn they are dusty. Normal driving, you'll start seeing dust after maybe 30 stops. After a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,698
Posted By gsellstr
Got the last of your parts for this round in,...

Got the last of your parts for this round in, should be able to get them boxed up in the next few days since I'm finally back in town. :)
Forum: website & board 05-24-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By gsellstr
Works fine for me except in the norcal thread.

Works fine for me except in the norcal thread.
Forum: events 05-24-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,481
Posted By gsellstr
Pretty small in the parking lot, but inside where...

Pretty small in the parking lot, but inside where IPD had the CRO stuff, had a nice goldmine in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By gsellstr
I'm halfway there with what Mike said. I've been...

I'm halfway there with what Mike said. I've been running either straight E85 or a 50/50 mix for several years. Definitely runs better, might want to replace the rubber pressure hoses in the system...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,674
Posted By gsellstr
Gotta find the slips. 60' was down to around 2.1,...

Gotta find the slips. 60' was down to around 2.1, last time at the track was 2.4 but cam timing made a big change there. Last time at the track here in town was 13.2 @ 102 but 2.4 60', also on...
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