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Old 11-15-2018, 01:27 PM   #351
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Got the clunk in the front end fixed, drove it a couple times, took it to the car wash, got it sideways with my daughter in the back seat, wiped everything down and then threw the cover on it last night.

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Old 11-15-2018, 01:39 PM   #352
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What did the front end clunk end up being?
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:48 PM   #353
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What did the front end clunk end up being?
An issue with the BNE strut mount bushings.
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Old 11-15-2018, 03:07 PM   #354
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An issue with the BNE strut mount bushings.
The insert bushing into the spherical?
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:32 PM   #355
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Cleanest 9 series around, as always, great work Dustin!
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:38 AM   #356
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Dustin, how you like the "middle hole" in the QSRA's? I've only put about 25 highway miles on mine since reconstruction (going to get the paint quote today) but so far I'm liking the quicker steering...... less "Grandpa".
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:52 AM   #357
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The insert bushing into the spherical?
Yep, guess I owe you an apology and a few bucks for the *extra* bushings. Turns out they were in there, but for whatever reason the passenger side wasn't seating in the mount fully. That bushing was a little bunged up, so I'm glad I had the new ones. I made a little press with a socket, bolt and washers and got that bushing in all the way before buttoning things up. No more rattling. Sorry BNE. Message me a PP addy if you want.

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Cleanest 9 series around, as always, great work Dustin!
Thanks! Not driving it helps it stay shinnnay.

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Dustin, how you like the "middle hole" in the QSRA's? I've only put about 25 highway miles on mine since reconstruction (going to get the paint quote today) but so far I'm liking the quicker steering...... less "Grandpa".
I still haven't gotten much time driving the car in a "spirited" manner. I definitely think beyond the m90 swap and maybe a couple small things, this car's pretty much done. With me getting older and tired-er, the suspension is more than up to the task for how I drive anymore.

This thing really does handle ridiculously well for being a 25 year old Volvo wagon (IIRC build date of 11/93). Probably one of the most underrated aspects of 7/9s is how well they handle. While they wouldn't be blown away by the power it's making, I'm pretty sure someone unfamiliar with these cars would be pretty surprised by the handling within a couple corners. I actually have a couple folks that were ticked I didn't get them out for a ride this year, I'll have to remedy that next spring if I still have it...
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:17 AM   #358
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Haven't been here much lately. Still no M90 swap, kinda given up on that for right now. Lately my spare time is spent on either my kids or mountain biking. Or mountain biking with my kids.

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Haven't driven the car much this year, but I have been messing with it a bit more lately. Learning a bit more about LH 2.4/Ostrich and have messed with the fuel map, warmup, lambda feedback thresholds, etc... Still a work in progress tho.

I refurb'd the TME brace I bought from StiligFox a while ago. It needed the tabs on one side rewelded.

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The bar had a decent amount of corrosion and the brackets were rough, so I stripped, polished and painted things. The brackets were painted black, hammered finish and they turned out nothing like that. So I wet-sanded the gray satin-y color they ended up and things were fine.

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I kept chasing a clunk in the front end and turns out it actually was play in the spherical bearing on one of the BNE mounts, so I swapped in the original factory strut mounts and all is well. Tuning seems to have helped that roll in ping and there aren't any more noises coming from the front end. The weather's cooling down, so I'll be driving it more before the end of the season. Not gonna lie, that $11k 744t on BAT has me thinking... As far as updates go, that's about it though.

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Old 10-01-2019, 11:49 AM   #359
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I recognize those rocks. (I think). Greensfelder/Beulah trail?
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:55 AM   #360
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I recognize those rocks. (I think). Greensfelder/Beulah trail?
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:00 PM   #361
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Such a beautiful wagon. Are you thinking of listing or possibly adding the 744 to your fleet?
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:02 PM   #362
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Such a beautiful wagon. Are you thinking of listing or possibly adding the 744 to your fleet?
Thanks! No, it got me thinking I might actually be able to get real money out of this wagon. My car has higher mileage @114k than the BAT 744t and it's obviously not bone stock, but it is a wagon and IMO is tastefully modified in a way that's pretty easily reversible.
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:14 PM   #363
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nice work on the clean engine bay!
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:27 PM   #364
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:14 PM   #365
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I kept chasing a clunk in the front end and turns out it actually was play in the spherical bearing on one of the BNE mounts, so I swapped in the original factory strut mounts and all is well.
Let me know if you need a replacement bearing.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:40 PM   #366
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#Boostweather is cooperating with me lately, but I think I have a pretty good fuel map developed. Haven't noticed any pinging with an aggressive stab of the pedal and the power is so much smoother and better than before. Nothing too exciting, but I'm confident I'm at ~240 crank hp right now. I'll take it. Even with the auto, I was able to nice smooth, power induced slide coming back from CnC this weekend.

So to put things in perspective, this is the stock fuel map:
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Yikes. That sheer teal face is the likely cause of that infamous tip in ping.

This is my current map.
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We'll have to see how it runs in hotter weather. Now the focus is working on fine-tuning the cruising afr's, but they're not bad right now, ~14.8-15. Having address hit tracing enabled is a huge help obviously.

I haven't messed with EZK yet. Obviously I don't have a bunch of experience with tuning, but for what it is... LH 2.4 running ostrich/tunerpro isn't as horrible as it seems; it just needs some massaging. I bet some work on the EZK side would work wonders as well.

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Old 11-14-2019, 02:37 AM   #367
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Thanks! No, it got me thinking I might actually be able to get real money out of this wagon. My car has higher mileage @114k than the BAT 744t and it's obviously not bone stock, but it is a wagon and IMO is tastefully modified in a way that's pretty easily reversible.
I am still interested if you decide to part with it, let me know. Looking good as always!
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:28 PM   #368
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LH 2.4 running ostrich/tunerpro isn't as horrible as it seems; it just needs some massaging. I bet some work on the EZK side would work wonders as well.
My 240 desperately needs some tuning I can't stand the weird power delivery and tip in knock with stock LH maps. It honestly is what stops me from daily driving the car.
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