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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-07-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By rb92673
If you are going to try and mate the engine to...

If you are going to try and mate the engine to the trans in the car, be prepared to curse for an hour or two trying to get the transmission and engine to line up and go together. My experience from...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By rb92673
If it makes it easier, here are the sensors and...

If it makes it easier, here are the sensors and connectors I ordered from Rock Auto:
DELPHI PS10081 Manifold Pressure (MAP) Sensor
DELPHI TS10077 Air Intake / Charge Temperature Sensor ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By rb92673
That's how I usually figure it out. Usually...

That's how I usually figure it out. Usually takes 3 tries.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,820
Posted By rb92673
You have made that car really fast. 7th fastest...

You have made that car really fast. 7th fastest lap time out of 133 cars last weekend at Sonoma.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By rb92673
Mind blown, after taking the exhaust manifold off...

Mind blown, after taking the exhaust manifold off a dozen times I have never noticed that.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By rb92673
info@yoshifab.com or try Kenny or just...

info@yoshifab.com

or try Kenny

or just order the 8' harness and all the connectors and sensors from Rockauto and make your own.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By rb92673
Yoshifab might have a plug and play Microsquirt...

Yoshifab might have a plug and play Microsquirt harness for LH 2.4 that doesn't use the existing loom. I saw one for LH 2.2 he was testing.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-02-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By rb92673
Buy a cheap 1/8 npt fuel pressure sensor off ebay...

Buy a cheap 1/8 npt fuel pressure sensor off ebay and connect it to your fuel line somewhere. I connected at the banjo bolt on the fuel filter. Then connect to your microsquirt and log it.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,887
Posted By rb92673
Check out this thread from a 240 that runs on the...

Check out this thread from a 240 that runs on the West Coast. He tried a bunch of stuff and settled on a Gripper on page 3. Team Bernal Dads, I know Randy has driven their car.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,781
Posted By rb92673
I couldn't find a 3.65mm anywhere and I think I...

I couldn't find a 3.65mm anywhere and I think I spent $15 shipped for it on ebay. I should have just called you. The rest I got from IPD for about $4 each.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,781
Posted By rb92673
Those will work too. The Go-No-Go versions have...

Those will work too. The Go-No-Go versions have a step in the feeler that is two sizes up. It makes it easier to figure out what the clearance is to me. I take the feelers out of the holder, so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,781
Posted By rb92673
Do yourself a favor and get some Go-No-Go feeler...

Do yourself a favor and get some Go-No-Go feeler gauges. Makes it so much easier.

Lisle 68150 Go-No-Go Feeler Gauge - $12 on amazon.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-09-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By rb92673
Thanks for the advice. I’m going to send it....

Thanks for the advice. I’m going to send it. What’s the worse that can happen?

Knock knock. Who’s there? Rod.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-08-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By rb92673
Ignition table

Ignition table
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-08-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By rb92673
I went from VX cam to IPD Turbo cam, re-shimmed. ...

I went from VX cam to IPD Turbo cam, re-shimmed. Same head, but I don't know about compression ratio. Block was decked for first time, head had been decked previously. Stock Elring HG.

I don't...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-08-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By rb92673
I asked the tuner to build in a margin of safety....

I asked the tuner to build in a margin of safety. He said he tuned the spark, then backed it off a couple of degrees. The difference in HP was minuscule. I have never heard knock on the old...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-08-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By rb92673
New Engine - Same Tune?

I installed Microsquirt on an unknown mileage B230FT with T3/T4 50 trim turbo. I had a local shop dyno tune it. Peak 187 TQ / 200 RWHP @ ~12 PSI. Since then I used auto-tune and megalog viewer to...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-02-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 75,355
Posted By rb92673
So I was down at Yoshifab last weekend, I saw a...

So I was down at Yoshifab last weekend, I saw a 240 with a CD009. It must have had a top mount shifter. I was told it took a considerable amount of 'adjusting' the transmission tunnel for it to fit.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-25-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,656
Posted By rb92673
B230FT - 200 RWHP - VX cam (was etched on end...

B230FT - 200 RWHP
- VX cam (was etched on end of cam)
- Billet rods
- Microsquirt
- T3/T4 50 trim @ 12 PSI
- DEKA 80#
- 2.5" exhaust - no cat (not street driven)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By rb92673
I believe there is a loop there that if unplugged...

I believe there is a loop there that if unplugged will kill power to the ECU or something.

Edit: looking at the 1985 wiring diagram, it appears to kill the starter circuit. YMMV
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By rb92673
I purchased a new LH 2.2 distributor for my 740. ...

I purchased a new LH 2.2 distributor for my 740. The key on the back was 180 degress off. Maybe your new one is the same.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-19-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By rb92673
Mine was doing similar. I had a burnt exhaust...

Mine was doing similar. I had a burnt exhaust valve. It was pushing un-burnt fuel into the exhaust manifold where it would ignite. Made for great turbo spin up, 20 psi at 4500 rpm.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-12-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,261
Posted By rb92673
When I rebuilt my spare block last summer,...

When I rebuilt my spare block last summer, Cylinders 1 and 4 were too worn for oversize pistons and had to be sleeved. Cylinders 2 and 3 were within spec for +1 pistons.

Your machine shop should...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,768
Posted By rb92673
I have had this problem for a while. I have...

I have had this problem for a while. I have tried many different solutions. None have worked. If you figure something out, please share. I'm about ready to weld the hot side to the manifold.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-04-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,548
Posted By rb92673
The Megasquirt/Microsquirt documentation is...

The Megasquirt/Microsquirt documentation is pretty good.

https://www.msextra.com/manuals/

Tunerstudio, which is a separate piece of software, is used to program the Megasquirt.

I am using a...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,222
Posted By rb92673
Drilled rotors look cool, but they are more prone...

Drilled rotors look cool, but they are more prone to cracking than blanks on a race track. Pads and brake fluid are more important in my opinion.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,879
Posted By rb92673
Can you disconnect the timing belt and put an...

Can you disconnect the timing belt and put an impact driver on the shaft that drives the oil pump and spin if for a bit? That is how I primed mine out of the car.

After I put in the car I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,001
Posted By rb92673
For our racing series before we moved to onboard...

For our racing series before we moved to onboard fire suppression, each car was required to carry an A, B, C rated fire extinguisher. At least 5 pounds. It is best to get one with a metal head with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,088
Posted By rb92673
Does it really matter? These blocks go hundreds...

Does it really matter? These blocks go hundreds of thousands of miles without special oils. Don't the bores and rings wear out before the bearings?

Diesel oils are nice because they have...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-08-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,133
Posted By rb92673
Maybe a better crankcase ventilation system or...

Maybe a better crankcase ventilation system or renew the stock? Replace seals and gaskets if you can before you drop it it?

When I put a bigger turbo on it, my tired engine started leaking oil...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By rb92673
The B230 green book TP 30518/10 I have says...

The B230 green book TP 30518/10 I have says torques apply to oiled nuts and bolts. It covers 700 82-91 and 940 91.

Torque specs you documented are the same.

So maybe you are under torqued?
Forum: performance & modifications 12-08-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By rb92673
I don't have a low pressure pump, it has not...

I don't have a low pressure pump, it has not leaked. Previously I figured out how to do it between the fuel line and rail but it involved a fuel line -> -6AN female, a -6AN male to female with 1/8...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-07-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By rb92673
I put my sensor on a banjo bolt coming off the...

I put my sensor on a banjo bolt coming off the fuel filter.

https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/fuel-pressure-banjo-bolt-thread-adapter-for-24-valve-cummins/
Forum: performance & modifications 12-04-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,012
Posted By rb92673
Yes. I have spent hours trying to find Inconel...

Yes. I have spent hours trying to find Inconel studs. M10 x 1.5 specifically. RX7 studs are alleged to be Inconel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By rb92673
Why not install it in the head? You will get a...

Why not install it in the head? You will get a much more accurate reading. Where you have it, it will only be accurate when the thermostat is open. You can get an adapter for that VDO sender so it...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,193
Posted By rb92673
I have seen my stock 740 girlings with cheap...

I have seen my stock 740 girlings with cheap rotors glowing in 24 hour night races, but never experienced any fade with race pads and ATE Typ200 fluid.

Any problems I have had with brakes have...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,574
Posted By rb92673
When I safety wired the studs, I suspect they...

When I safety wired the studs, I suspect they stretched as the studs came out of the manifold with the studs. I have not analyzed my last failure.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,574
Posted By rb92673
I did read all that. My manifold/turbo is...

I did read all that. My manifold/turbo is drilled for 10mm studs. I have tried studs from an auto parts store, probably Dorman, with locking copper nuts, they backed out and broke off. Same studs,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,574
Posted By rb92673
I know Josh at Yoshifab has a guy that makes...

I know Josh at Yoshifab has a guy that makes custom headers for him, but that seems like another rabbit hole. I am not sure how well they will stand up to 24 hours of straight racing.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,574
Posted By rb92673
I did here. ...

I did here.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356443

I might just weld the hot side to the manifold.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,460
Posted By rb92673
I had a bad fuel pump that worked fine at stock...

I had a bad fuel pump that worked fine at stock boost levels, but when I added more boost it would cut out at higher RPM/Boost levels.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,574
Posted By rb92673
If you want to come down to San Clemente, I can...

If you want to come down to San Clemente, I can show you my T3/T4 setup on my Lemons car. The turbo is actually removed right now so it is easy to see. I went from Garrett T3 to the T3/T4 setup.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By rb92673
Why not use a RX7 oil cooler? Lots of Lemons...

Why not use a RX7 oil cooler? Lots of Lemons racers use them.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,084
Posted By rb92673
Any details on where you added the accusump into...

Any details on where you added the accusump into your system? I already have two sandwich adapters on my B230ft, one to the oil cooler and another for the remote oil filter. I am thinking about...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,347
Posted By rb92673
I was not able to find a spec either, I used the...

I was not able to find a spec either, I used the recommendation from Stealthfti in this old thread.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=27317

~18 lb/ft with red locktite.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,589
Posted By rb92673
Just curious, have you tried third? It seems...

Just curious, have you tried third? It seems like you have the power, but it sounds like lots of wheel spin. Maybe third once you get going will help you keep the power on the ground. Second sounds...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,415
Posted By rb92673
The Volvo Service Manual I have lists a B230F...

The Volvo Service Manual I have lists a B230F USA/Canada at 114hp/5400 RPM and 135 ft lb/2500 RPM.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,732
Posted By rb92673
Are the holes on the turbo hot side smaller than...

Are the holes on the turbo hot side smaller than the 10mm studs? If so, then yes you need to match them to the studs. Mine was drilled for 10mm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,144
Posted By rb92673
Does it go to the floor as the car is moving, or...

Does it go to the floor as the car is moving, or if the car is on and parked. If while driving it may be the sign of a bad wheel bearing causing the rotor to move back and forth, pushing the brake...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,574
Posted By rb92673
Have you done a compression and leak down test? I...

Have you done a compression and leak down test? I had similar issues on my lemons car and it turned out to be a burnt exhaust valve. Unburnt fuel was burning in the exhaust manifold producing lots of...
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