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Old 01-24-2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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Better mileage???? I average 27mpg. Mixed spirited driving. and over 30mpg on freeway. Thats not good enough to you for a 400+whp car? To me thats good for any car. lol
my sti and miata both get 27mpg. and no hat isnt close to good enough for me. no need for another car that gets the same as my others. a tdi gets 45-50mpg. and as far as 400whp when i get my ls swap in the miata it will get better mileage than it does now lol
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:30 PM   #12
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not to thread jack here but tonight I went and did some 10psi pulls. first two in second gear were pretty good, mind you its steady rain and the -ground is covered in water. then the next two runs it almost felt like misfire to me and or that im having NO control what so ever and it felt like when it crept to 5k the car was jumping like when someone is learning how to drive a manual for first time and stalling it with the bunny hop bounces. I have a feeling I snapped the dog bone. gonna wait till tomorrow and see if the rain let up and I get more traction and that symptom isn't there
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:40 AM   #13
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I'm having the same issue!!! Dude idk what it is.
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never happened till this evening thou man. nothings changed at all. not oil or nothing. ive been safely running 10psi on built motor for bout 6 months
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not to thread jack here but tonight I went and did some 10psi pulls. first two in second gear were pretty good, mind you its steady rain and the -ground is covered in water. then the next two runs it almost felt like misfire to me and or that im having NO control what so ever and it felt like when it crept to 5k the car was jumping like when someone is learning how to drive a manual for first time and stalling it with the bunny hop bounces. I have a feeling I snapped the dog bone. gonna wait till tomorrow and see if the rain let up and I get more traction and that symptom isn't there
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When I tested a car with the fitch inline part they claimed a higher octane with an increase in HP and TQ

On the dyno the car had about .8 to 1.2 deg knock before and after the install and made less then 1.5 HP gain which could of been from anything , showed me there was no octane increase and shown no gains in over performance in HP or TQ

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When they tested it on an ls1 it produced more hp on 89 octane than the motor did with out it on 91 octane. they said that it picked up an average of 17 hp. Also the Air force uses it on all of their vehicles on the flight line. So Im not sure but Thats got to mean something.

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what was your concern with the head?
Well i went and picked up a used head hoping it would last me until i got my head rebuilt. Or at least for a little while. Well when i got the other head cleaned up I noticed some small dents/dings on one of the cylinder sections of the head (no damage to the valves so i didnt think that was gonna be a problem) Then after i got the head installed and i went to install the spark plugs. on cylinder #1 the spark plug sat lower than all the others. So i checked to make sure it didnt hit or anything and snugged it down (it was more difficult to snug down as well) I had a feeling that at some point that spark plug hole had been repaired. So my concern with it was that it wasnt going to hold boost. and I was right. so im going to take the head off again and take it back and just fix my head like i should have to begin with.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:39 AM   #17
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Man that sucks. You gonna use those valves I sent you the link for?
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the bucking during rain sounds like a maf getting wet to me. mine used to do the same thing when i got in boost in the rain

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it might have gotten wet even thou it sits on the top of the engine, theres still a possibility for that. I will give it some boost today cuz there is no rain and see if problem persists
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dude just take 30 seconds to jack the car up and peek at the tranny mount. if you broke that thing and go to get into the boost that motor is going to buck hard enough for it to break vacuum lines and the intake manifold smack the firewall. ask me how i know. i just dont want to see you having more problems by breaking it worse when you can just do a quick visual first and then if its intact you can go get in the boost and see what happens.

and it might help to take a datalog as well. im sure tom would be happy to take a peek at it and tell you whats going on if you asked.
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