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Old 02-27-2010, 07:54 PM   #11
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New update,

Tom and I spent some more time t-shooting this thing. The shop mechanic was able to find a vacuum leak yesterday so that helped out some, but here's something interesting that i guess i've been living with for quite some time....

My O2 sensors were in the wrong positions. I told Tom some things about my O2 setup and he made me second guess everything and take a real good look at it, that's when i noticed that the color codes on my sensors did not match up to the color codes of the harnesses. This was done a long time ago when i had the exhaust system installed. What bastages!

This was causing the difference in readout between the AFR and O2 sensor #1. The AFR said the fuel was good and the O2#1 said to add fuel. It was all kindsa screwy readings. I swapped the O2 sensors to their correct positions and then both the AFR and O2#1 were reading the same. That helped us out TREMENDOUSLY!!!! We're almost done now with the baseline idle tune....more to come on Monday!

PS: Before you all ask how they did it....they cut the tabs on the male connector in order to make it mate to the female end. No flaming....this was ages ago. Now i will say this....i ordered a new O2 sensor and it was supposed to be a O2#1 but in fact was the rear sensor. Mechanic said it didn't fit so he cut the tabs to make it fit just the like stock one was set up. Tom pointed out some very obvious things about this that made me take a better look-see at it. Here's the morale....shouldn't have to cut tabs on the male end of the connector to make it fit the female end...wrong sensor....obviously. I wish i had known earlier when it first happened ages ago. (Shop in the RGV did this).

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Old 02-27-2010, 08:15 PM   #12
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Nice ... good to know it's running ...

Good luck with the rest of install and work that needs to be done. ... look forward to your update on Monday.

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Nice glad to hear about that. I also know what its like finding out someone elses work was done or bad or just plain wrong. That why I work on my own car. I really feel like you can't trust anybody these days.
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who did your guage cluster?
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:16 AM   #16
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I made it when i first took the car in to get the supercharger installed. Not too difficult to do. It didn't come out the way i wanted it to so i am going to build another one.
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More vids to come once i get out there on Monday to continue tuning! Woohoo!
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New update,

I thought I had blown the rear main seal because oil was leaking from there after I made a 2k to 5k run in third for another datalog. Tom asked me a few questions about where the valve cover vent and the PCV hose and where they were going. They were, of course, feeding back into the engine. This caused my brake booster to pop off during that run and was also the source of the oil coming from the rear main seal. There was too much pressure going into the engine and it was not escaping fast enough. Sooo, a little reworking of the valve cover vent and the PCV hose to atmosphere took care of that. Made another run and came back to the shop. No more oil leak. Tom saved me about 400 bucks. More tuning in work and I will post a couple of vids tonight. I still don't know when the body repair shop will be done with my bumper. Car should hopefully be all done by tomorrow.
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