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Old 07-26-2006, 12:48 AM   #1
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Tom, are you able to tune a true "custom" boost setup?

I have a Vortech kit on my car. However, I have converted it to blow-thru MAF and added a FMIC in the kit. I have 2.5" piping and will be purchasing a 3" MAF tube from you shortly.

The FMIC setup will be real similar to this one:

http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...Superchargers/

However, I am going to run my cold side pipe pretty much identical to your turbo kit:




In review:

1. Would you be able to tune my "custom" Vortech setup? It's essentually just like your turbo kit, except belt driven.
2. Does any of the above change if I were to also have nitrous on the car? (50 shot)
3. If yes to #1, what are your fees like?
4. Does the BOV placement on pictured turbo SVT cause ANY problems at all with the MAF? I have heard about the BOV being so close to the MAF causing turbulence problems, and consequently rich "hits" during shifts and bogging. I am running a Greddy Type RS.
5. How much is the 3" MAF tube?

If I am forgetting something please feel free to chime in.

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Old 07-26-2006, 06:37 AM   #2
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I see no problem in tuning it as long as the MAF is placed correctly , the BOV needs about 6 to 8 inches from the MAF and you should be ok

I charge 350.00 to tune a SVT if you have the Predator already , if not i would look into the SCT PRP

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:12 AM   #3
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Thanks!

I will look into the PRP since I already have an Xcal II. How much is the 3" MAF tube that you sell?

I will be completing the car then trying to save money to get it tuned.
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The 3 inch tube is 70.00

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Thanks again.

Upon further review of that SVT-T picture, I see that a hose is attached to the PCV valve. Where exactly does it go to? A catchcan, to the intake manifold, catchcan then intake, where?

I have a boost friendly PCV valve and a breather on the valve cover - when I hit boost oils POURS out the valve cover all over my coilpack, fusebox, etc.
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I run the valve cover hose and the PCV both to the ground , your breather is the problem it holds and traps oil why cruising then when you go WOT it sprays it all out all over , you will find less oil gets out of the engine with a hose

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Ok Tom, more questions for you.

I'll start with a picture of my intercooler:



Both the inlet and the outlet on it are 3" in diameter. I know that 2.5" piping is plenty to carry the power levels I will be seeing, but what would the benefits/problems of going to 3" piping being? I was thinking about just doing 3" charge piping since the IC has those sizes.

In doing so I would buy a flange from CFM in which would place the MAF inline of the charge piping. It would be identical to the picture in the first post, with the exception of the MAF being in a different tube. Would this cause any tune problems? The MAF would still be in a 3" tube, but I don't know if it has to be a different size than surrounding charge piping.

Also, how do you plug the old pcv->intake manifold line on the SVTs? I recently ran my PCV to the ground with a hose per your instructions, but I am having trouble finding the best way to plug the connection so I do not get a vacuum leak.
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I use vacuum hose caps (got them at NAPA). They work like a charm. Make sure you get two for a 5/8" hose (the PCV hose is 3/8, but it turns into a 5/8 where it connects to the manifold).

Now all that I am missing is a SC or Turbo, lol.
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Tom, I have a hose on both my PCV valve and valve cover now. I also fixed my vacuum leak.

Oil is still POURING out of the valve cover hose. I can see a trail of oil where the hose spits it on the ground. Also, when idling you can physically see stuff shooting out of the hose. It resembles steam. There was enough pressure from the valve cover to physically shoot the hose off.
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Then you have other issues , do a compression test then a leakdown test

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