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mdgonzo101 02-25-2010 06:48 PM

PWSC trials and tribulations...
OK folks,

For those of you that are keeping track of the progress on my PWSC install i have some news. But let's start at the beginning...

Was missing an engine block oil relocation adaptor from my purchase. Found out when the car was at the shop and torn down for the install. I overnighted a piece from Trans Dapt that i thought would work...i was wrong. Ordered a piece from Moroso p/n 23682 and overnighted worked. Had to fabricate several different sets of oil lines due to clearance issues when the last brackets of the install were in place. Finally made a set that worked with everything.

Found out that i did not have a ACS or IAT sensor as it is sometimes referred to. It was not in the kit. Found one at the Dickinson Auto Zone that was from a F150 Lightning. They didn't have the pigtail harness though. Taylor Automotive ordered one and had it by noon today, but it was the wrong one. I gave them the part number of the ACS and they cross referenced one that we got today at 3:30pm. Got the baseline tune from Tom put in and got the car started, figures.

Then i noticed that the aux water pump was not running. Found a faulty fuse holder. Still not running after a new one was installed. Found that power and ground were the issues for that. They are going to find a new source of power for the relay to be on during engine run conditions.

Got to the point where i could datalog and remote tune with Tom. But then Live Link crapped out on me and his guess was because my laptop is running on Windows 7. Then i just flat out ran outta time cuz i had to head home to get ready for work and now here i work. Downloading Live Link since it would not run in compatibility mode for XP. Gonna try a fresh install now.

But i do have one thing to say now about the car....DAAAYUMMMMN!!! She revs up like she's got a soul now! I can't wait to finish her up and get her on the street finally. And the sound.......RAWR!!!! LoL!

Anyhow, i just thought i'd share this with you all since it was the source of my missed effort to make a meet. I will be at the shop all day tomorrow working all the bugs out and will hopefully be able to drive it home. I will be making some vids of this effort tomorrow and will keep you posted.

Alex Arce 02-25-2010 10:40 PM

congrats that sounds awesome!!!

tukaniSVT 02-25-2010 10:58 PM

Look forward to seeing it ... and hearing that "RAWR" Sound ... lol


mdgonzo101 02-26-2010 07:34 PM

More news...

I get to the shop today so i can continue trying to remote tune this thing and what do i find???

A broken front bumper on the driver side.......$*%)@#*^@)!(!*!)$%*!)#$*!
Mind you, this is an ABS plastic bumper and not fiberglass!

So now the car is out of commission for yet another reason!

On another note, here are a few days-old pics.

FocusFreak09 02-26-2010 07:55 PM

Looking good so far except for that bumper. Did they do it and are they gonna fix it?

mdgonzo101 02-27-2010 01:45 AM

They did it and we're supposed to talk tomorrow, but they already had someone come over to take a look at it for an estimate.

tukaniSVT 02-27-2010 09:11 AM

Man ... just curious ... but what shop is your car at??


Focalized31 02-27-2010 07:10 PM

Lookin good Mike.. They [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)] up the Reigner? Nooo.. Have them MFs order u a whole new one ;)

WRCwannabe 02-27-2010 07:30 PM

that will be me soon, but doing the install myself.

mdgonzo101 02-27-2010 07:38 PM

LoL...I've mentioned it before. It's Taylor Automotive in Dickinson.

Keep on eye on them when you all head to the track meet next month...kinda hard to miss...

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