Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185 - track day found the weakness

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Postby redGT4 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:13 pm

Yeah, i'm interested in just how much power she'll make. Still need to get the zorst done first and with christmas coming, it'll have to wait until Jan.

At least i can back it out the garage and clean it and the garage - both need serious de-spidering :)
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Postby MWP » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:10 am

Heh, yeah i have the same problem.
Redbacks everywhere :(
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Postby redGT4 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:56 am

Yep, damn redbacks, bastards get everywhere.

I was thinking for the zorst a 3" system, flex section straight after the dp, then a hi-flow cat, down into a twin tip oval rear muffler. My old man was a sales manager for Walker/Tenneco , so he knows every exhaust shop in SA and NT. His advice - avoid Exhaust Technology!



Just joined your forum as well Mark. :D
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Postby MWP » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:47 am

:)

So where would he recommend?

Ill need to have extractors for a V8 engine in a tight engine bay made up sometime.
Apparently a guy at ET is the only one that makes em in Adelaide?
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Postby redGT4 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:40 am

ohhh. i reckon ya gonna have to shop around on that one. i'm only gonna recommend a shop once i have tasted their wares.
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Postby MWP » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:24 am

Maybe ill have a go at it myself with some thin-walled steam pipe :P
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby sleeker162 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:14 am

Can't go wrong with steampipe :D
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby redGT4 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:54 am

well. I finally took her off the stands and backed her out the garage. A bit rough and smoky still though. Gave the dust a hose off and went for a spin down the street. First thing: planted the foot in second gear, and shit it went quicker than i remember, not a powerful shove into the seat, it was something more polite, but it was there and made me :D Until: I looked in the rear mirror and saw all the smoke. This was only on boost, not vac or idle, but it was a pretty big plume of blueish smoke. :bangshead: i could be running the wrong oil, can't remember the grade off the top of my head.

The gearbox is still too clunky as well. I need to get that sorted sometime in the future. Found some rims i like. Come in 17 x 7 They're the MR2799 SX7 Motegi rims. Very last rims pictured. Not sure of the brand name, haven't heard of it before.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby MWP » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:45 am

Fill the gearbox with Redline MT-90.
Its miracle oil... fixed my slight crunch in 3rd.
Its expensive stuff though, youll need about $180 worth to fill the gearbox.
Itll last the life of the car though.

Was the engine warm when you floored it in 2nd?
I always baby mine until its up to temp (5-10mins of driving).
Not doing to is a quick way to kill rings & turbo bearings.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby Corey » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:37 am

$180 worth to fill the gearbox


Ouuuccch.


Must cost a lot to import there.

Costs about $12/L here
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby sleeker162 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:42 am

Corey Darling wrote:
$180 worth to fill the gearbox


Ouuuccch.


Must cost a lot to import there.

Costs about $12/L here


Just like Odyssey batteries, $120 there for the pc680 - it's around $300 delivered here :(


I've always run Penrite HPR15 if that helps any.

Will be running Royal Purple on the new motor once it's built though.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby redGT4 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:25 am

A touch pricey on the redline oil, but outweighed by the benefits of it no doubt. I haven't check the shifter condition too closely either, so its on the to do list. I had a shop change the oil when i bought it as a precaution, but i don't know what the put in, probably stock shop shit that comes in a 44 gal drum. That redline oil sounds all right.
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby redGT4 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:53 am

I took her for another spin a few minutes ago, about five or six k'ms around the area. the smoke started a bit thick but then soon thinned out to no more than on any other turbo car I've seen. But it's hard to boost and check the mirror while looking where I'm going, i was double the speed limit in a couple of seconds with a 3rd gear pull. A daytime spin with my mate is in order tomorrow i think. I'll have to check tire pressure as well before i take her out again. And the whine of the turbo before on it was barely audible ,it was that crap, now it's all :lol: :D
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby MWP » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:48 am

What area of Adelaide are you in?
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Re: Grand Turismo - Aussie ST185

Postby sleeker162 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:00 am

still smoking? might have just been the turbo seal bedding in
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