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Old 02-01-2016, 02:54 PM   #176
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Well, didn't get everything done I wanted to. I totally forgot to order a flex section and didn't realize it until I went out to the garage saturday morning (I'm bad at making lists). I also bought some header paint to make the downpipe look all purdy, but ran out of time. I also need to order another band clamp.

I did shorten the dp, welded the bung for the wideband and finally installed a 3" magnaflow cat in there. It's not the prettiest thing, but it snakes nicely down through the engine compartment and fits tighter up against the underside of the car. I also don't feel as conflicted as a tree-hugging car enthusiast.

Next up, wiring the AEM Failsafe and mounting it in one of A-A-ron's vent pods.
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:02 AM   #177
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More stuff done, got the AEM Failsafe wideband installed. I have a third (surprise!) kid due in June, so I'm kinda sorta on a blitz to get stuff done before then because I realize with 3 kids I'm going to have zero time. :lolsigh: Upside is that after two daughters, we're having a son.



Oh and I snagged a NIW intake. Not sure when I'll get this on though.


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Old 02-23-2016, 02:50 PM   #178
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Oh, NIW intake. NBD. Just big USD.

Congrats on the kid! My wife and I are expecting our first, so I'll get to measure first-hand the correlation between time spent child-rearing and Volvo-tomfoolery.
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:23 PM   #179
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Oh, NIW intake. NBD. Just big USD.

Congrats on the kid! My wife and I are expecting our first, so I'll get to measure first-hand the correlation between time spent child-rearing and Volvo-tomfoolery.
Thanks! 1 kid is a significant life change, but pretty manageable. 2 kids is twice the work and when parenting really starts. I've heard that 3 kids is when all hell breaks loose because you're outnumbered. The fact that our oldest daughter is very responsible and helpful for a 6yo gives us hope. I'm being honest with myself though, if I thought my time was limited now... it's going to be nill in June. Oh and I'm also turning 39.

My wife has ok'd me going to the VCOA Nationals at Road America in September. I'm super jacked for that. More motivation too.

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Old 02-23-2016, 03:27 PM   #180
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My wife has ok'd me going to the VCOA Nationals at Road America in September. I'm super jacked for that. More motivation too.
Awesome! I'll be there. That's pretty close (in Midwest terms) to where I live.

Also... this has taken a sudden turn away from OEM+. Looking good!
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:43 PM   #181
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I almost wanted to buy another NIW intake just to hoard them...

Installing that was a snowball for me, as far as supporting work. Had to re-do the IC piping, work out the throttle spool and cable, get the TPS out there, then it basically strong armed me into re-doing my fuel system with all -6 stuff. Favorite part I have though, it's really an impressive piece of work.
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:51 PM   #182
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I almost wanted to buy another NIW intake just to hoard them...

Installing that was a snowball for me, as far as supporting work. Had to re-do the IC piping, work out the throttle spool and cable, get the TPS out there, then it basically strong armed me into re-doing my fuel system with all -6 stuff. Favorite part I have though, it's really an impressive piece of work.
I told my wife I was going to take a break from spending on the wagon... and then the intake popped up. I've been drooling over JohnMc's 16v NIW intake for years. When one popped up and he said he wasn't going to make more anytime soon, I debated vigorously for about 6 minutes before not consulting with the wife and pulling the trigger. Even the wife is impressed, and she's not really into cars at all.

I figure it was one of those kind of projects. It'll probably be next winter before I put that on.

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Awesome! I'll be there. That's pretty close (in Midwest terms) to where I live.

Also... this has taken a sudden turn away from OEM+. Looking good!
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:57 PM   #183
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I have a fitting sitting around in the garage somewhere that will hook the stock fuel supply line to the NIW fuel rail. I'm no longer using it because mine is all -6 back to the DW pump inside the tank.
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:15 PM   #184
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dang man, idk how i didnt see this thread til now
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:26 PM   #185
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Our second kid tricked us into having a third. It is a significant change. Actually it was HUGE and has made life way harder than it was with two. Don't love him any less, but man its hard. Congratulations now that I've scared you!

Those intakes are art aren't they? Mine sure pretties up the dirty block sitting on the stand in the garage.

Oh and congrats AJ!

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Old 02-24-2016, 12:23 AM   #186
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Every child is a blessing! We have 7 and the four that drive, drive volvos! I get plenty of garage time now that they need their cars fixed! Lol! Congratulations and enjoy every minute and all of the hard (but good) work!
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:32 AM   #187
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Meh....I cant help but think if you can manage living with 2 kids, 3 will somehow be less work.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:18 PM   #188
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I have a fitting sitting around in the garage somewhere that will hook the stock fuel supply line to the NIW fuel rail. I'm no longer using it because mine is all -6 back to the DW pump inside the tank.
If find, can haz?

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dang man, idk how i didnt see this thread til now
Well come on in then. At this point I really should just have this thread moved to projects.

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Our second kid tricked us into having a third. It is a significant change. Actually it was HUGE and has made life way harder than it was with two. Don't love him any less, but man its hard. Congratulations now that I've scared you!

Those intakes are art aren't they? Mine sure pretties up the dirty block sitting on the stand in the garage.

Oh and congrats AJ!

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Every child is a blessing! We have 7 and the four that drive, drive volvos! I get plenty of garage time now that they need their cars fixed! Lol! Congratulations and enjoy every minute and all of the hard (but good) work!
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Woah, 7 kids. That's so many years of caring for <4 year olds. I can't even imagine, props to you good sir. But yeah, we're excited. There is a issue that they're watching closely. Everything's going great so far, we're just praying that he arrives with relatively little drama.

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Old 02-24-2016, 05:13 PM   #189
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Awe snap, coming in with the bling! I'd love to have one of those intakes someday.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:03 AM   #190
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What did you use to plug the EGR port in the exhaust manifold?
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What did you use to plug the EGR port in the exhaust manifold?
O2 sensor bung plug.
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:05 PM   #192
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Right on. Thanks man!
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:31 PM   #193
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After nearly 2 years, I finally got the 15g on. I tried to clean and paint and replace stuff as I went so it took a couple of weekends. Hopefully replacing the two coolant lines on the oil filter base will fix a slow coolant leak I've had the past year or so. I also did a bit of porting on a spare non-egr exhaust manifold I had laying around. Between the Turbosmart EBC and the Kinugawa wastegate actuator, boost seems pretty solid. I've only driven the car 15 or so miles, so I'll have to mess with it to tune the response of the ebc and settle in to my max boosts; right now it's at 12psi. Car scoots pretty nicely now.










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Old 05-13-2016, 11:14 AM   #194
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[POTSTIR]E-codes would look pretty great on there...[/POTSTIR]
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:28 PM   #196
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FINALLY

So much better.
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Oooo. Very nice. Anything else happening before bringing it up to Elkhart Lake?
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Oooo. Very nice. Anything else happening before bringing it up to Elkhart Lake?
M90, come hell or high water. Still waiting on the flywheel and clutch from Yoshifab. I might have to pay to have it put in, my third kid is due in a bit over a month. #breeder
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