2000-2006
#244911
plans for replacing the fuel feed with AN lines evaporated when i found the replacement line for $3.80/

fuel line now intact,
using hose designed for fuel injection [hi pressure]
ImageDSCN0757 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr



fan controller with 40 amp fuse and 1, 30amp relay
melted

could not tolerate the amp draw from two of the large spal fans

replaced with painless wiring corp. kit, for dual fan controllers
with 3, 30 amp relays and a 70 amp fuse
ImageDSCN0755 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr




a good friend Shanover, upgraded the kit from 12ga to 10ga wiring, for power and ground
and added an inline t-stat to my upper radiator hose
ImageDSCN0759 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
ImageDSCN0754 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

car now runs at a constant 192*f
compared to 200-205

might be too cold





i found i did not like the RA1s
too hard

excellent in the rain
and nowhere else
imo

i rotated the toyo R1Rs up front and like this setup much better
Image20170811_140317 by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
#244998
turbo engines require changes in the valve cover
to relieve pressure save spark plug seals and help prevent oil from reaching the combustion chambers
basicly the pcv is gutted and the vc stock holes are enlarged

holes drilled in vc

stock
ImageDSCN0799 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
ImageDSCN0794 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
ImageDSCN0790 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

ported and drilled
[motodremal tool and drill]
ImageDSCN0818 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
ImageDSCN0831 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

and you can get carried away with this
ImageDSCN0836 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
#245099
oil contamination caused detonation and hesitation at high pm and load conditions
ImageDSCN0769 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

valve cover mod complete and installed
we will see if it sustains 16lb boost for long

to compensate and help with detonation
as well as keep things clean

a meth kit is being installed
primarily to combat detonation and bring the 93 oct tune up to the 360whp, 370wtq level
without e85
[very difficult to get here]
ImageIMAG0277 by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
#245108
Very cool Barry, always pushing the envelope with your build. I'd like to see it at some point. Maybe this coming summer we'll do another north Georgia trip and you'll be able to make it.
#245322
as usual the meth kit install has grown

now uses windshield washer tank
then thru a filter
ImageDSCN0883 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
ImageDSCN0870 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

then on to the pump
pump to nozzle

note filter in SS nozzle above
ImageDSCN0878 (2) by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

uses a map sensor to detect boost
turns on the spray at 10lb boost
utilizes 442ml/min spray
ImageDSCN0862 (2)_LI by Barry Belgard, on Flickr
#245323
in addition though limited to around 360whp
by block considerations

in hot weather [100 degree Ga summers and 1100ft altitude]
much turbo power is lost

now i have 3 ways to compensate and maintain that power
no matter the temps or altitude

1] e85/93 octane runs cool
2] 93oct and meth runs cool
3] vp101 [race fuel] and a 30shot of n20 runs coolest
#245479
the water/methanol injection kit is installed
plan went as described

and the system is pretty much hidden from view

we are running snow, boost juice, in the system
49%methanol/51% water

injection begins at 10lb boost


car is at 2js for dyno runs
pics and dyno runs soon


expecting to duplicate tune 3 whp and tq without e85
[very difficult to get here]

added a plex AFR guage as well
and they replaced my boost gauge so that works now too
#245487
it turned into a full dyno day

this was very finicky to tune
minute changes in timing made big changes in the dyno runs

after nearly forty, yes that 40 pulls
Joe at 2jr was able to get my 370ftlb of tq
but it took 5hours of dyno time

and the inital dyno after just bolting it on lost 20 hp
i say again without the tune
just bolting it on we lost 20 hp


the goal was to repeat the power of the e85 tune
without the e85

we got approx the tq reading and down low
however, we had to cut the boost to 14lb, very small changes to timing
cams and AFR remained constant
Image20180112_153923 by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

but we lost 2hp

we started with the tune 2 dyno run in november
347whp,351tq

after injection and tuning
345whp, 370 tq

overall
lost 2hp, gained 19lb of tork
and a greater area under the curve
#245488
leaving 2js i had a bitter taste in my mouth
this turbo procect over 3 years has had a prior 70 dyno runs here
never have i seen a glumer group

this was serious effort all day
for what seemed like meager gains

i thank you, Joe and Robert and Chris
i know this was a bitch

tied up the whole staff
and put you guys a day behind

my apologies to the people who were to dyno after me
sorry ,
we had no idea of the time this would take

the install looks like this

a new oem windshield washer tank was used
tapped with a filtered outlet to the pump inches away
all hidden by the bumper cover
note pink boost juice , just like my normal fluid
Image20180112_114216 by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

filtered tap and short run to the pump
Image20180112_101429 by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

boost activation device and electrical relay on the firewall
Image20180112_101119 by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

nozzle hidden under intake pipe
not visible from above
Image20180112_100956 by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

a new boost gauge and plex AFR gauge were added
Image20180112_100826 by Barry Belgard, on Flickr

very neat and compact intall
#245489
with initially disappointing dyno runs
i headed out to the mts



while there was little change on the dyno
driving it was almost night and day

the car will now pull from 2200 rpm in 6th
no problem

car runs normally
hard to describe that

usually have to keep this engine at higher rpm
i get nervous when rpm is below 3000

not now
this may explain my higher mpg
i'm running one gear higher than normal
cruising in 6th, not 5th

rollons from 3000 up in in 6th
show a noticeable [not fabulous] kick in the pants
a 20ft lb tq increase at lower rpm is definitely felt

engine ran smother was quieter
was much easier almost shiftless thru the mts

coming in to tight corners, one gear too high was no problem
just tq on out

i drove it the long way home
in the rain

the lower rpm allowed effortless rain mt runs
for over an hour

the combo of low end tq and excellent toyo tires for the rain
made this experience pure joy

traction was very controllable due to the possibility of low rpm use
minimum tire spin

don't get me wrong
it was possible to spin the tires at will

but
you didn't have to

yes ,yes
with good tires
lower rpm ,smoother power flow

this can now scoot in the rain
lol
never expected that

its a way better street engine

broader power band
less finicky
easier to drive

everywhere

the driving experience was so different than the dyno
it has left me confused

should i be depressed over the dyno runs
or elated over the driving experience
:facepalm:
:o
:D
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