1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:41 am

It seems my happiness was premature, even with the new wire code 52 shows up and gets worse when everything is fully warmed up. I tried swapping in my spare ECU and had the same result so the only thing left is the sensor itself. I know the plug is the same as the 5SFE knock sensor so I might try swapping the sensor from my spare 5S over and see what happen.

I don't really mind dealing with hiccups, but I hate doing the same thing over and over again, especially when you have to fully reassemble everything to test it. Loosen the lugnuts, lift it up, pull the wheel, pull the crossmember, unbolt the front of the exhaust, break my arm in 3 places so it has enough joints, blindly find the stupid plug. I'm not even sure if there's enough room to get a socket up there to get the sensor out on a RHD model but I guess I'm about to find out.
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★ 1991 GTFour RC ~ "Rebel Scum" ★
It's for sale! http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=52181
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:03 am

I replaced the sensor and the problems are finally cleared up, it felt good to drive it and have everything behaving as it should this evening. I'll be getting the door vandlism dealt with next week as well, that'll take care of all the major stuff so now it's just tidying up little odds and ends.
★ 1991 GTFour RC ~ "Rebel Scum" ★
It's for sale! http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=52181
Build thread http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=44216
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Re: 1991 RC recovery mission - "Rebel Scum"

Postby underscore » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:51 pm

I've completed the break in and I'll be doing the 3rd oil change this weekend. After that I'll be slowly turning up the boost and seeing how it behaves. I did get a bit of a scare this past week because it was running quite rich and felt like it was down on power. It turned out that I had filled up with some less than stellar quality gas (even though it was the same fuel from the same chain of gas station as I always use), so once I refueled it at a different station all was well. Lesson learned to either a) dump the fuel and refill somewhere else or b) drive gently to use up the gas if something isn't running quite right. Either way don't panic immediately.
★ 1991 GTFour RC ~ "Rebel Scum" ★
It's for sale! http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=52181
Build thread http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=44216
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