How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby Dreamstate » Mon May 07, 2012 11:55 am

At least you got it running! Does the GTI drive like the donor car now? All kinds of boost?
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Mon May 07, 2012 1:44 pm

It's running about 5-7 psi right now. Going to be setting the boost controller up tonight so I have a 7psi and a 15psi mode again.

Then it will be on to searching for a 3" exhaust setup as right now I've just got my Neuspeed 2.25" on there and you can tell its restrictive as hell.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby Maraschino Larry » Mon May 07, 2012 1:44 pm

You best be keeping those DTM tips :P
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Mon May 07, 2012 2:16 pm

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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby Dreamstate » Mon May 07, 2012 3:07 pm

Dreamstate wrote:More importantly, when do I get a ride????
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Mon May 07, 2012 3:47 pm

I would head out there tonight but it looks like rain is going to ruin the party. :(
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby Dreamstate » Tue May 08, 2012 1:26 pm

Is it all buttoned up and complete now? Or are there still things to take care of?
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Wed May 09, 2012 8:31 am

Still have to mount gage(s) properly, and I found out my lip was a lot more cracked then I thought while starting to cut for the intercooler so I will have to order a new one as it looks like a hack job right now. :lol:

Also need to procure some type of 3" exhaust. Devil on my shoulder says 3" straight pipe. Angel says throw a muffler in. Also looking into the idea of a electronic exhaust dump.

Engine wise, it's all good. Turned the boost up to ~14psi yesterday. :D

Quick review: Quick... but surprisingly "easy" to drive. The LSD is really playing a critical role in keeping the car moving forward now.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby Dreamstate » Wed May 09, 2012 8:44 am

The turbo quiets down the exhaust note, but I would still be dreading drone without a muffler. On the corrado, a straight through exhaust cut out enough of the drone when I pointed the exhaust to the ground. Oddly, it was the reflecting off the ground that got rid of a lot of that annoying tone. An exhaust dump doesn't have to be expensive either.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Wed May 09, 2012 9:13 am

Yep... exhaust dumps have very good prices these days....
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby professor science » Wed May 09, 2012 9:23 am

Randy, my dad did the same thing with his motorcycle... when the tips pointed up or were slash cut to flow with the bags, the exhaust note was terrible. Once the slash was flipped or turn downs were installed, it was much quieter.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Wed May 09, 2012 11:06 am

Now leaning towards: 3" with high flow cat and 1 muffler to a turndown tip and an electronic cutout before the cat for fun times.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby tripwalking » Wed May 09, 2012 11:37 am

Is it a butterfly type valve?
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Wed May 09, 2012 11:50 am

I've always assumed so.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby Dreamstate » Wed May 09, 2012 12:25 pm

Forget the cat, just put in a dummy. My corrado was spitting fire and passing emissions in the same day.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Wed May 09, 2012 1:28 pm

Dreamstate wrote:Forget the cat, just put in a dummy. My corrado was spitting fire and passing emissions in the same day.


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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby Dreamstate » Wed May 09, 2012 2:55 pm

Worst case scenario, put in a removable cat later. Even the high flow ones rob a little power. It was noticeable from when I took out the cat the PO put in. At least 12% more wheel spin.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Wed May 09, 2012 2:59 pm

A test pipe will definitely be included if I do a cat setup.

Might drop by the exhaust place tonight to see if they will do a setup without a Cat. Rumour has it a lot of places are refusing as of late.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby mushroom_curry » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:01 pm

I DIDNT EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE ACTIVITY IN THIS THREAD TILL YOU SAID VRT

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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby wide_load » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:36 pm

I don't think I've made a start from first without some wheel spin since its been on the road. :)

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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby mushroom_curry » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:15 pm

Damn. I want to see this thing in action.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby tripwalking » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:45 pm

I couldn't believe how drivable it is. Not that I drove it, but it seems very drivable. Fast too :)
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby professor science » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:58 pm

tristan you are coming next thursday to Morty's no option.
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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:14 pm

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Re: How to blow up a motor. Step 1:

Postby mushroom_curry » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:52 pm

As in the 19th?
Poo. I get in at midnight that day.

And Tristan isn't available for the 26th, right?

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