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    Re: The last easy day was yesterday

    Well it is a 16 yo car that is from the rust belt. So metal, rubber and plastic just ends up being something it was not designed to be.

    The plastic part is a purge valve. I broke it as I was attempting to make space to removed the intake hose. Lol... I will have to visit a pick n pay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alin View Post
    However, based on my knowledge and experience, things NEVER go smoothly (ask @Batmobile_Engage as he'll concur).
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    No, please don't. Just the reminder bounced my blood pressure back up 10-20 points.
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    Well it is a 16 yo car that is from the rust belt. So metal, rubber and plastic just ends up being something it was not designed to be.

    The plastic part is a purge valve. I broke it as I was attempting to make space to removed the intake hose. Lol... I will have to visit a pick n pay.
    See, shit never works out as planned or intended! It's coming to fruition!


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    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.
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    I don't need another reason to dig through 4 layers of clothes to whip the sea monster out in 0 degree weather.

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    I feel like a jedi student....


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    Iodate... new turbo installed. New exhaust gaskets installed,
    Mishimoto intercooler to turbo hose, IC dump vlv hose. Perrin turbo intake hose, and IC to TB connection hose. A bundle of clamps and connectors. Cobb 3 port turbo regulator. It is bypassed at this point until it is tuned.A sweet 50 hp license plate pretty pretty.

    Ok, this morning pulled the ign fuse and prelubed the turbo bearings. Reinstalled image fuse. Ran for 2 to 3 sec then dies and a boat load of smoke. The smoke I am hoping is a result of fluid that may have pooled during the replacement of various little hose. After a few attempts to get the sub to idle, I kinda gave up walked away and then went back pulled the MAF connector. Car started, idled and will allow throttle input. Still a bit of smoke... ugh... CEL..codes po102 and 113. Clear the code car dies. Restart runs... lol.. bad maf or???

    It goes to Kontras Performance on the 20th to get it tuned. I havnt hung the Cobb AP yet.


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    Why did you pull the ignition fuse?
    What do you mean by "prelubed the turbo bearings?"

    You should've left the car with the stock 2 port EBCS and waited to install the Cobb 3 port the day you go get tuned.

    Have you tried cleaning the MAF with a MAF cleaning spray? It is possible that it went faulty, but I'd try cleaning it first.

    Have you talked to Kontras Performance in advance about your car, modifications, tuning plans and expectations?

    I'd highly suggest you have them tune your car conservatively so that it lasts another 20 years.

    Here is the tuning shop for anyone else that is curious: https://www.kontrasperformance.com/


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    It doesn't have to have a nut on the outside. Many are short, but I often try to find long ones that sometimes have a bend in them.
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    I don't need another reason to dig through 4 layers of clothes to whip the sea monster out in 0 degree weather.

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    Ign fuse pulled to prevent the car from starting
    The new turbo has oil on its bearing but if you cycle the motor on the starter you circulate oil without loading the bearing.

    You are correct I should have waited. I thought on that but I thought an OTS tune from Cobb would adjust the solenoid. Thst is not the case
    I call Cobb and they are not non Cobb components friendly. Looking back just should have went open source on my tune.

    Yes called Kontras in advance and set a preliminary date. Preliminary in that I have to change out the fuel pump and a couple of small thi gas before it goes over to Columbus. If all goes as planned December 20 will be the smiley face day.

    Yes tune for endurance. The guy I talked to at Kontras really put me at ease. They dont tune for max output. They will get you as close as they can to the big numbers but they believe in putting something together that will be around for awhile.

    Pricing, close to what I expected. They are not Cobb certified yet, but should have their vendors license for Cobb by the 1sr of December .


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