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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By Dirty Rick
What year volvo? If it's a K Jet it certainly...

What year volvo?
If it's a K Jet it certainly was old enough to be past the vented cap era......

And what market was the car produced for?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,920
Posted By Dirty Rick
Didn't the Cosworth's use that same turbo housing?

Didn't the Cosworth's use that same turbo housing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By Dirty Rick
Motors with a large intake plenum and modern PCV...

Motors with a large intake plenum and modern PCV systems don't need the throttle open for a decent compression test.
You might have to crank it a touch longer to get the peak reading, but it still...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,069
Posted By Dirty Rick
142 nailed it ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

142 nailed it ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,069
Posted By Dirty Rick
Power ground is a good engine ground you can't...

Power ground is a good engine ground you can't get much closer to the battery negative than the motor.

The power source for the O2 controller should be separate from the MS as well because the O2...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,709
Posted By Dirty Rick
I think You can also trigger the MS off the tach...

I think You can also trigger the MS off the tach output of the power stage.?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By Dirty Rick
If you are going to use Extra firmware you should...

If you are going to use Extra firmware you should use the Extra manuals.
The Extra manuals will be the most up to date and methods recommended should be used for best results.
Some of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By Dirty Rick
What are your injector dead times? If the dead...

What are your injector dead times? If the dead times are not set right the injectors can shut off on small squirts.

If you don't know the dead times, google your injector part #?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,606
Posted By Dirty Rick
What's our favorite 3" Cat Convertor

For a 300+HP redblock
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-11-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,508
Posted By Dirty Rick
Wash your board! isopropyl alcohol and an old...

Wash your board! isopropyl alcohol and an old tooth brush.

The solder flux will absorb atmospheric moisture and become conductive.

Soldering on that board is questionable, possibly a poor...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-11-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,508
Posted By Dirty Rick
Need pics of your main board (top & bottom). ...

Need pics of your main board (top & bottom).

How is the MS grounded? Which pins grounded where?

Does it pass the grounding test at the end of section 3.2 of the Extra Hardware manual?

Where...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-08-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By Dirty Rick
Same cam and compression ratio? Is it...

Same cam and compression ratio?

Is it running in closed loop?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,658
Posted By Dirty Rick
Rich idle setting?

Rich idle setting?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By Dirty Rick
Bougicord wires going bad

Why are my Bougicord plug wires failing? Lifespan?

Car didn't pass smog and started popping under boost.
Plugs 1 & 4 were dark 2&3 were clean (oh that's not good)
The resistance on 3 of my plug...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,459
Posted By Dirty Rick
Put an ohmmeter on your plug wires?

Put an ohmmeter on your plug wires?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,524
Posted By Dirty Rick
I would do a MS2 before I installed a EZK

I would do a MS2 before I installed a EZK
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By Dirty Rick
I saw 10:1 on the afr before the missfire, I...

I saw 10:1 on the afr before the missfire, I don't think you are making enough boost to go that rich.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,350
Posted By Dirty Rick
a power bleeder wont fix a bad master.

a power bleeder wont fix a bad master.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,730
Posted By Dirty Rick
That pushrod motor has potential to unlock, A...

That pushrod motor has potential to unlock, A good tune really wakes them up.
The Duratec V6 is the one to covet.
It's the older brother to the 3.5L ECO and they love boost too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By Dirty Rick
Use your phone to take a picture of stuff like...

Use your phone to take a picture of stuff like this before you take it apart.....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,733
Posted By Dirty Rick
Yes it will. However the volvo racing team was...

Yes it will. However the volvo racing team was not trying to meet emissions or fuel mileage standards. They were not running the car in closed loop, your car should be in closed loop. In open loop...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,733
Posted By Dirty Rick
Just remember with a single O2 sensor in closed...

Just remember with a single O2 sensor in closed loop the ECU will see the average AFR.

So if you put a larger injector in #3 and that richens the average mixture, the ECU will pull fuel to get the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,195
Posted By Dirty Rick
Separate from lift and duration is the speed at...

Separate from lift and duration is the speed at which the valve is opened or closed.
The steepness of the ramp, in other words.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,571
Posted By Dirty Rick
13.5 at idle is (I would say normal) I doubt a...

13.5 at idle is (I would say normal) I doubt a B230 will idle well at 14.7
Forum: projects & restorations 12-25-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 460,037
Posted By Dirty Rick
I've never had any problems with the "wheel of...

I've never had any problems with the "wheel of death"....

https://i.postimg.cc/YqP1cJ0F/wheelofdeath.jpg

But I did have some trouble with the downpipe I was fitting! :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 69,403
Posted By Dirty Rick
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50699523232_65...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50699523232_65f9080851_c.jpg

Total loss of side impact protection
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-23-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,715
Posted By Dirty Rick
The shielded wire is for the crank position...

The shielded wire is for the crank position sensor and will not affect power up.

I'd check that something is not pulling down the 5vRef, The processor runs on 5v, if something is pulling down the...
Forum: showroom 12-22-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,011
Posted By Dirty Rick
Two Turn Tables and a Microphone........

Two Turn Tables and a Microphone........
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By Dirty Rick
My fuel pressure gauge came with a tee connector...

My fuel pressure gauge came with a tee connector to fit the pressure line
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By Dirty Rick
A bad blower resistor is usually due to high...

A bad blower resistor is usually due to high current draw from a failing blower motor. A bad blower motor will also cook dash harness interconnects and fuse box.

I just did an 86 7 series that is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-13-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,236
Posted By Dirty Rick
An exhaust report is a back fire An Intake...

An exhaust report is a back fire

An Intake backfire is a sneeze

They are caused by different problems

Fuel pressure test, engine off, engine running, under load, hold with key off?
...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,357
Posted By Dirty Rick
As long as it doesn't go into boost at freeway...

As long as it doesn't go into boost at freeway cruising speed.....
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dirty Rick
There are some huge gains to be had in piston...

There are some huge gains to be had in piston weight savings. Mahle turbo piston assy's weight 750grams!!!

A Diamond LS2K style piston assy weighs 450grams.....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-28-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,677
Posted By Dirty Rick
I'd bore it, that one cylinder wall looks like a...

I'd bore it, that one cylinder wall looks like a sponge.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,503
Posted By Dirty Rick
A hall effect sensor is a switch and generates a...

A hall effect sensor is a switch and generates a square wave signal

A VR sensor generates a sine wave signal

A Hall effect sensor is powered, a VR sensor is discrete.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-25-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,407
Posted By Dirty Rick
You can leave the Stoich and AFRs set to gas...

You can leave the Stoich and AFRs set to gas numbers so you don't have to translate.
Lambda is Lambda, it does not change with the fuel.
Remember AFRs are not measured, they are calculated from...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-25-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,407
Posted By Dirty Rick
If you don't have a lot of compression E85 doesnt...

If you don't have a lot of compression E85 doesnt want to fire on a stone cold motor.
A blast of spray cleaner will help get it fired for setup.

You are likely good at 6 on the reqFuel, if the...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 11-22-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,673
Posted By Dirty Rick
There is a topic here with someone who ran boost...

There is a topic here with someone who ran boost with a Regina system.

But for a MS you will need to look at what is available for a crank signal and how the MS can be configured to work with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-07-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,152
Posted By Dirty Rick
2 turns = 720° = a full cycle

2 turns = 720° = a full cycle
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,559
Posted By Dirty Rick
That almost looks fake like a trophy....

That almost looks fake like a trophy....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-07-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,937
Posted By Dirty Rick
Izzat like a pertronics? If so then a pull...

Izzat like a pertronics?

If so then a pull up resister just like a points setup.

See section 5.2.9 of the hardware manual
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,559
Posted By Dirty Rick
Some serious sickness there.....

Some serious sickness there.....
Forum: performance & modifications 11-02-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,492
Posted By Dirty Rick
I improvised by making a loop in a piece of...

I improvised by making a loop in a piece of bailing wire to fit the screw then bending a piece of that wire to form both a 25mm extension and some sideways reach. You just have to get clear of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 473,000
Posted By Dirty Rick
Cool Thanks

Cool Thanks
Forum: projects & restorations 11-01-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 473,000
Posted By Dirty Rick
"I would also strongly recommend using one or two...

"I would also strongly recommend using one or two S54 idle valves as they flow quite a bit more air than "normal" idle valves."

Can someone ID these Idle valves? Are they bigger than a 6cyl BMW...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 182,419
Posted By Dirty Rick
I think you would be best served by getting...

I think you would be best served by getting factory harnesses to match your dash.
Rather than re-inventing the wheel.

Did you keep any of the parts you pulled?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-31-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,492
Posted By Dirty Rick
The bucket is larger diameter than the width of...

The bucket is larger diameter than the width of the cam lobe, so you can probe down beside the cam lobe to hit the bucket.

I have made some extensions for my dial indicators for length and offset....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,743
Posted By Dirty Rick
Are they dry? No rubber mount will tolerate being...

Are they dry? No rubber mount will tolerate being soaked in oil.

Diesel mounts?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,879
Posted By Dirty Rick
Blasphemy! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH...

Blasphemy! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH BOOST!!!!!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,296
Posted By Dirty Rick
Pumps don't like to suck, they prefer a flooded...

Pumps don't like to suck, they prefer a flooded inlet.
If a pump has to suck too hard it will cause cavitation, which is very hard on the pump itself.
This is why fuel pumps are built into the...
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