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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Strange 940 stalling problem

I was prepping my 940 to sell (cleaning inside and out) and decided to clean up the engine bay. Sprayed some citrus degreaser around and hosed off. Apparently a big mistake.

After having no...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-22-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By 945TurboTwins
This has been done many times. Try doing a...

This has been done many times. Try doing a search for CSI or "Cold Start Injector" or "5th Injector"
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-13-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By 945TurboTwins
89 octane = ping choke =?= collapsed intake...

89 octane = ping

choke =?= collapsed intake tube after MAF. Is the big rubber tube soft? The vacuum can make it collapse.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-13-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By 945TurboTwins
ATE are OEM. They should be fine.

ATE are OEM. They should be fine.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-26-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Replace it. $30 bucks and it will keep your...

Replace it. $30 bucks and it will keep your engine from stalling like mine did when the RPM sensor wire frayed.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-25-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,796
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I don't have any help for you but wanted to...

I don't have any help for you but wanted to express my amazement that you are only getting pinging at 16 psi with a turbo cam, larger turbo, and "open" exhaust. I can barely get past 11 psi with my...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-06-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By 945TurboTwins
With the MANY threads on this already in...

With the MANY threads on this already in existence, I'll chime in with my experience again. I tried browntops with my LH2.4 and MY car didn't like them. Idle was rough, the car started poorly. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,641
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I only really know the B230FT (auto) but the RPM...

I only really know the B230FT (auto) but the RPM sensor on mine is attached with one bolt to the top of the flywheel/transmission behind the block. Hard to see but not too hard to remove. Just be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,641
Posted By 945TurboTwins
You can check the RPM sensor by just taking it...

You can check the RPM sensor by just taking it off and looking at it. If the wire looks suspect, then that is your culprit. Very easy to do.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-14-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,517
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I noticed no change in MPG when I put my IPD cam...

I noticed no change in MPG when I put my IPD cam in.
Forum: showroom 12-13-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 145,810
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Your making it hard for us to remember how that...

Your making it hard for us to remember how that car was once the cause of some serious spite on this board. Looking good.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I don't think you mentioned it but did you pull...

I don't think you mentioned it but did you pull the OBD codes? This is the first thing anybody with OBD should do. My vote is on the RPM sensor attached to the top of you transmission.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-01-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I can't turn my lights off even if I wanted to.

I can't turn my lights off even if I wanted to.
Forum: showroom 11-16-2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,697
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Hard to fit two kid seats in the back of a Boxter...

Hard to fit two kid seats in the back of a Boxter S. I would if I could. The Volvo C70 is one of the few convertibles with a full size back seat.
Forum: showroom 11-16-2005, 01:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,697
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Come on guys. It a hard top convertible! If I...

Come on guys. It a hard top convertible! If I had the cash.......
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2005, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By 945TurboTwins
That's what I was thinking too. Probably just a...

That's what I was thinking too. Probably just a normal T cam that most of the B230FTs came with.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Yes you can. And this isn't an Article being...

Yes you can. And this isn't an Article being composed...search for "+T" to learn about turboing your car.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-08-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,196
Posted By 945TurboTwins
The only way I could see getting out of the...

The only way I could see getting out of the "perpetual motion machine" problem is to have the system set up to crack the water during periods of inefficient use of the engine, i.e., when you are...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-06-2005, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Thanks Billy. Bump for more input? ...

Thanks Billy.

Bump for more input?

I don't see taking the head off anytime soon other than to address this issue if it needs it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-05-2005, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Head gasket failure?

I hate to be incredibly naive :oops: , but my car appears to be leaking coolant from between my head and block on the intake side of the 4th cylinder near the front of the car. The leak looks minor...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-03-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By 945TurboTwins
The answer to your original question is: ...

The answer to your original question is:

The ipd system is easy and bolt on. It is not any better than any other mandrel bent stainless system you could get at a performance exhaust shop. If...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Sorry - already did it this past weekend. But...

Sorry - already did it this past weekend. But looking at FCP site again, they sell a kit that includes 1 small 6 mm, 1 40 mm, and the shaft seal for the cam. I think you are correct about the other...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,534
Posted By 945TurboTwins
The dizzy cannot be adjusted on the later model...

The dizzy cannot be adjusted on the later model B230 engines (without modification). The bolt on the left side is fixed in one spot. I know some of the older models can twist the dizzy but I think...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2005, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By 945TurboTwins
OK, good to know. I just saw the three listed on...

OK, good to know. I just saw the three listed on the FCP Groton site and assumed I would need all three. I had replaced the shaft seal when I put my ipd turbo cam in, and there is no oil in the cap...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Head Mounted Distributor O-rings

I have been dealing with an oil leak from my distributor for a little while and just got around to working on it this weekend. I have taken it off before but never really looked closely at the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,534
Posted By 945TurboTwins
If you don't have them, get a set of racheting...

If you don't have them, get a set of racheting (sp?) wrenches, specifically 8 and 10 mm. These will make getting the distributor off very easy. The cap takes three 8 mm and the distributor takes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-25-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I think they are just to connect zip ties to for...

I think they are just to connect zip ties to for hoses and such.
Forum: showroom 10-20-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,710
Posted By 945TurboTwins
What would you give?

What would you give?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,005
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Just to kick a dead horse. If i learned...

Just to kick a dead horse.

If i learned anything from thermodynamics, its that:

PV = nRT

P = Pressure
V = Volume
n = moles of gas
R = gas constant
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2005, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By 945TurboTwins
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,276
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Just solved my problem and wanted to get in on...

Just solved my problem and wanted to get in on the record.

I had been having significant wheel shake vibration when braking at high speeds. I had installed Zimmerman cross drilled rotors about...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-10-2005, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,985
Posted By 945TurboTwins
TWO WORDS....... OWNER'S MANUAL If...

TWO WORDS.......

OWNER'S MANUAL

If you don't have one, get one. :-P
Forum: showroom 10-05-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I go with the zip tie off the coolant hose.

I go with the zip tie off the coolant hose.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2005, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Any suggestions for a parts source for this micro...

Any suggestions for a parts source for this micro switch (other than the dealer)? I checked on FCPGroton and couldn't find it. Brickboard conflicts saying it is $20 in one post and $100 in another....
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Don't get a regular A/F Meter. It doesn't tell...

Don't get a regular A/F Meter. It doesn't tell you anything precisely enough. If you don't have the money for a wideband, spend your money for a Knocksense unit ($60~)from Boris on this site. That...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Obvious response.....Check the tensioner?

Obvious response.....Check the tensioner?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2005, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,382
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I start to get a hint of ping as I push past 11...

I start to get a hint of ping as I push past 11 psi.


I think the late model 940s may ping earlier because they start out with a higher stock HP. Doesn't the 94-95 940 have a slightly different...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-19-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,040
Posted By 945TurboTwins
These do go bad sporatically. My car would die...

These do go bad sporatically. My car would die and then start right back up. After I replaced it, I found the insulation cracked with exposed wires. Check your OBD codes and it should throw one if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Mine broke a while ago too. Good thing the AC...

Mine broke a while ago too. Good thing the AC bracket uses the same bolt, b/c I can live w/o AC for a while.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2005, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I would definitely look at the RPM sensor on the...

I would definitely look at the RPM sensor on the top of the transmission. They wear and fail after a while. I had the exact same symptoms and that was the problem. Try pulling the OBD codes and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2005, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,981
Posted By 945TurboTwins
K&N panel is a waste of money. Volvo paper...

K&N panel is a waste of money. Volvo paper filter flows more than you will need with almost no restriction.

Typical estimate for our engines is about 7-8 HP per psi. So 12 psi would be 4.5 psi...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2005, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Does the gear selection light still work? There...

Does the gear selection light still work? There aren't a whole lot of things down there to fry except the light bulb, solenoid, and maybe the OD wiring. Unless the smoke was coming through the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By 945TurboTwins
For the AC issue, there are some electrical...

For the AC issue, there are some electrical contacts that can get burned out and just need to be re-fluxed. Check the FAQ on www.brickboard.com (http://www.brickboard.com) for steps on how to do...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Why not find out what the max efficiency is of...

Why not find out what the max efficiency is of the turbo and shoot for that point? Anywhere past and you are wasting energy. If your EMS is running properly tuned, then you B230FT should be able to...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By 945TurboTwins
AFAIK, if the purpose of your RRFPR is to provide...

AFAIK, if the purpose of your RRFPR is to provide more fuel pressure than the stock, then you can leave the stock in and mount it on the return fuel line between the existing FPR and the gas tank. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2005, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,239
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Depends on the location of the crack. If it is...

Depends on the location of the crack. If it is not obstructing line of sight for driving then it should be OK. I have a crack in the far left corner that will not be a problem.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2005, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By 945TurboTwins
My mistake. I was trying to visualize it without...

My mistake. I was trying to visualize it without checking. I could picture the fan bolts attached to the front (I have an e-fan) but got the wrong belt. :oops:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,507
Posted By 945TurboTwins
I just did this a few weeks ago... What...

I just did this a few weeks ago...


What I did is take the rebuilt clutch I got from some place in Texas and then open my wallet and give an hour's labor cost to my local shop to put it on.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Water pump is attached to the block and turned by...

Water pump is attached to the block and turned by the timing belt. Once you get the belt off it is easy to see.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By 945TurboTwins
Mine did the same. Luckily, I discovered the AC...

Mine did the same. Luckily, I discovered the AC bolt is the same (a little longer) size.
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