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Old 07-09-2017, 04:01 PM   #176
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Back up and running! Getting a steady 5psi with the new actuator and porting, so I call that a success. I'm also running straight coolant now, no water, in an attempt to remove pressure from the system and keep the new frost plug in. So far it's working too. I cruise a degree or two higher than normal, but it rises about 5 deg higher in city driving. The e-fan has no issues though, and I present the fact that the boiling point of EG coolant is 197*C, and I cruise at 87*C. When I shut the car off, the temp continues to rise and peaked at 109*C...but without an achievable boil-over point, there's absolutely no issue.

I was considering a swap to Evans coolant...but regular 100% prestone is almost as good. It' slightly better at thermal transfer, but requires more volume than Evans to equal water's ability to do the same thing.

To test the zero-pressure thing, I evacuated all the mix out of the system with a shop vac, and went for a long drive. Lots of idling too. When I got home, I went to open the cap...to no explosion at all . I'd say that's a success.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:23 AM   #177
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Drove it to work today . The Veloster turbo in the background belongs to a co-worker.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:24 PM   #178
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I'm at a standstill. As it is currently, the car isn't much fun to drive. The big 16G has an 8cm hotside, which definitely has it spooling higher than I'd like. Another issue is the AW71L, which I'm growing to hate. The lockup SUCKS. At 80kph, which is where I spend most of my time when cruising, I'm seeing 1900 rpm...so there's ZERO spool. The car is a DOG.

So, either I find an AW71, a 4.10 gear set (3.73 currently), spend on yet another hotside (6cm), swap the 16T back on, or go crazy and use the 13C. Sigh.
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:11 AM   #179
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Lockup has been deleted at the valve body, and everything is working great. It's a lot more fun to drive now .
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:38 PM   #180
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I picked up some things that will let me have way more fun, and possibly even hit the drags at least once this summer. An AEM water/meth kit, and some better injectors (Deka 500cc vs. the junkyard 440ccs I am using now). I was planning on installing everything last week...but a slight bout of the lumpy plague has me quarantined until wed. I could go out to the garage, but it's much nicer to just spend time catching up on my sleep and working on the car later.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:53 PM   #181
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:03 PM   #182
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Regarding Evans, there's a guy who actually did some tests regarding their claims. Look up The Workshop on YouTube and find out that you saved a lot of money over marketing wank
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:34 PM   #183
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I'm glad it was so expensive though, since it forced me to examine other options a bit more thoroughly. Straight green Prestone concentrate from Canadian Tire (kinda like Autozone for canada) is working out really well, at least until it starts to get cold out. I may have to retire the car a bit early this year, but -10*C is probably too cold for fun anyway.

Evans = totally not worth it, for me.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:31 PM   #184
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Had a chance to spend some money, and add something I've wanted for a while. I splurged and bought an AEM Water/Meth kit.

The B21A block I'm using is 9.3:1, and I refuse to run less than 15* timing at WOT, so this solves all that . The big 16G doesn't start to get fun until 15psi...so...hehe.



Now I just need real boost control. I'll control it with the MS2 I'm changing to over the winter.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:07 PM   #185
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If you still want that 4.10 gear I have one on the shelf with the matching pinion... And I should go up to Moose Creek this week or the next.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:45 PM   #186
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As fun as a 4.10 rear end would be, the 3.73 without lockup is good enough for now. Thanks though .
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:44 PM   #187
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As fun as a 4.10 rear end would be, the 3.73 without lockup is good enough for now. Thanks though .
I took the 4.10 out from my open diff on the 740 and installed another 4.10 with a G80 that is modified to stay locked over 25 mph... I have a 3.31 in a box that I have to install because the 4.10 is ridiculous with the Getrag 265. I'm revving at 3500 rpm @ 75 mph! Not very good for fuel economy!
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