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Old 08-14-2013, 11:14 PM   #611
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yeah that bolt has been like that for like 6 years and it never leaked. if i need it out that bad i can drill it out and re-tap it. funny story about how it was my own stupid ass fault. just had bought a brand new torque wrench and i was torque spec-ing everything just because i wanted to use my new toy. i had a leaking valve cover gasket so i was replacing it. the book said 52in/lbs of torque, i was sleep deprived and mistook it for 52ft/lbs. i kept thinking the whole time, this cant be right, this is way too much for a valve cover bolt right up until i snapped it off... im a real genius man

cool i was just thinking about those hoses because i was scrounging up a bunch of stuff for a car parts sellathon and realized they were with the car. my biggest fear on a long trip is splitting a radiator hose in the middle of the night. ive had it happen one time and i was stranded in an autozone parking lot for 7 hours after limping the car there from the highway over the course of about 3 hours.
haha had a friend do close to the same with a rocker arm bolt on a vortec engine. just the bolt cost him 45 bucks much less the added work

i have had the same thing happen on a 25 hr drive the rad hose splitting. actually on the festiva the whole radiator and all the hoses blew out on it at the same time. the sti's rad just busted a seal. now all my cars have new radiators and silicone hoses..

the bad thing about that hose kit that was in your car is that it only had the lower rad hose, one over flow hose, and the heater hoses. still plenty of hoses left to blow out

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Old 09-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #612
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Thats one way to say it, but when you have reached the safe limits of pump gas you cant just keep adding boost to get power. i picked up 88whp with cams and ported head on c16 picked up 48whp on pump. same boost same weather conditions same dyno. so to say its not worth it is kinda stupid.
What was the difference in spool time too?
That's a pretty good gain tho.
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What was the difference in spool time too?
That's a pretty good gain tho.
didnt change stayed the same 4500rpm. ill see if i can find the graph with boost logged.
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didnt change stayed the same 4500rpm. ill see if i can find the graph with boost logged.
Since you ran stage 2 cams, did it shift the power band up in the rpms?
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Since you ran stage 2 cams, did it shift the power band up in the rpms?
Spool didnt change, made more power from 3k to 8k
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im guessing you ran the cfm billet oil pump gear?
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grrrr its making me nuts because they cant get anymore on the shelf until they find a manufacturer that can make them correctly and until they get them i cant get one!
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