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Made the LONG journey, 1600miles

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  1. Turbo&Auto

    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Some of you may know that I was getting ready to goto Canada with the Turbo Honda, but then the rad blew a hole and the next day was the clutch. After hustling everything together and putting only 50 miles on the car without any issues, I decided to say fuck it and go for the trip!

    WELL, it made it like a friggin champ, I was shocked to be honest. The only issue I had was the downpipe bolts coming loose and I had a exhaust leak, but I brought a bunch of tools and fixed it right up.

    We went to the dyno up there too, but I was having boost issues. After I pulled off of the dyno the guy handed me a nut&washer, it was the downpipe bolt. I thought it was weird that I wasnt holding boost all the way to redline. SO my top end power suffered greatly from the boost dropping off like a rock.

    I did make over 200wtq from 3K to 4500, peak being 245. HP was a low 175whp :( I'm going back to a dyno tomorrow or the day after to get some vindication!!!:cool:
     
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    still you cannot complain with those numbers. very cool!
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    considering money spent, hell no :D
     
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    sounds good, hopefully a new wastegate will fix your problem (not holding boost)
     
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    those numbers are wack... you shouldn't be making that much more torque... port the head or something... whats your ignition map looking like up top?
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Thats another thing too. We were running way over in time on the dyno so I didnt get to use double the runs like I was originally going to pay for. When the boost started falling off, I advanced timing. It did pick up the top end, but then I fixed the exhaust leak and the boost falloff wasnt happening anymore. SO, I may bring the timing back a lil bit now since I'm holding strong to redline.

    I'm hoping and praying to get back to the dyno today. I'm not very happy with the HP numbers, but I do realize it was a leak and a lil more timing tuning.

    I've also seemed to go passed the ability of my 6psi actuator. Sometimes when I change gears quick, in a race or something similar, the boost will fluctuate for a second and then shoot up to my target boost level. I removed the rod from the flapper and threaded it back a bit putting some more preload on the spring, its seemed to help a lot. Im going to bring it back another turn or 2 and hopefully the problem is all gone.
     
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    time for a bigger turbo and external gate :)
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    ^Cant say I disagree, but I want to at least see what this does when everything is all tightened up and running normal. I have a dyno appointment on Monday, that was the soonest I could get on there :)
     
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    lol, so how much do your dyno runs cost you?
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    it cost me 20 for 4 pulls.

    The local guy is 30 or 40 and hour, I forget to be honest.
     
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    thats kinda cheap no?
     
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    thats not kinda anything

    thats really cheap.
     
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    maybe its so cheap cause he has his own wideband and equipment?
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I know the kid locally, we were in the same graduating class. PLUS, hes not tuning it, just using the dyno itself.
     
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    still mad cheap. usually its 3 pulls for 65-75 bucks, no a/f or anything.

    200 by the hour, with multiple hours billed lower....
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I consider myself lucky then :)

    The dyno in Canada was 100/hr, 20 cars made it 20/car in the end.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    ouch....thats a crazy ass dyno...either the turbo is way too small or you need a new waste gate.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    LMAO, read the 1st post, my downpipe was leaking like a SOB and my boost dropped off from 4500ish on. Went from 9-10psi to 6. Monday night will be much better. Prolly 210ish for hp and a couple more tq. Then I plan on running on my high setting and doing some pulls.
     
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