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Old 06-08-2009, 11:43 PM   #211
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A bit of good news today: the hood is painted and back home!
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someone from a ford dealer told me they had trouble to make a supercharger work on a svt. they had to take off the svt ecu to replace it for a zx3 ecu.

sounds like this is bullshit to me or like they are not familiar with this.

but i had to tell you because i follow how its going with your car. its truly one of the hottest svtf ever.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:37 AM   #214
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hows the engine coming along?

how was carlisle?
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:01 PM   #215
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As soon as the engine gets running, the hood goes on. Right now it's wrapped in a cozy blanket. LOL

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someone from a ford dealer told me they had trouble to make a supercharger work on a svt. they had to take off the svt ecu to replace it for a zx3 ecu.

sounds like this is bullshit to me or like they are not familiar with this.

but i had to tell you because i follow how its going with your car. its truly one of the hottest svtf ever.
That sounds like a load of BS to me... a non-SVT ECU wouldn't know what to do with the VCT system and lack of EGR.

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hows the engine coming along?

how was carlisle?
I'm starting to wonder again if the valves got bent during assembly before the timing belt was installed. I just don't know for sure yet; I'm trying to retrace all my steps. On the other hand, an over-advanced intake or over-retarded exhaust would cause increased overlap and loss in pressure.

Back to the first hand though, I cranked the motor by hand and got 0psi, which means there must be some kind of air leakage (bent valves). ARGH it's driving me bonkers!

It needs a leakdown done, but I don't have an air compressor and I can't bring the car anywhere.

Carlisle was fun. This is not.
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damn man. we were coming to the end!!
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some one take and let this man use your air compressor! if i lived closer i would bring mine toyou!
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:31 PM   #218
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i would let him use one, but i am a million miles away!
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Confirmed: valves are bent. All my clearances are off. Head's gotta come back off and I need to pay more attention during assembly.

Noone to blame but myself.

[edit] Actually I'm still a little confused. How is it possible to bend valves in a way that would make me get less clearance? Under normal circumstances, a bent valve should cause an increase in clearance.
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Wow man, I am really sorry to hear that. You will get it though and all this work will pay off when it is done.
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