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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:15 am

I finally got her running pretty strong, 10 psi is enough for now. Finding the balance between low steady idle and stalling when letting off the throttle is not as easy as I'd hoped.

I did find something weird, my wheel offsets are different on the front left and right. My right wheel cleared my BBK by a mm or two, but the left touched. There's also a visible difference, one is flush with the fender and the other's recessed. My right wheel touches something on a hard left turn but I only hear it if the car is moving. Its alligned with new rack & pinion. How is this possible? Are all st18x axles the same length?
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:23 pm

Over the past few months, I got around to installing the SARD 800s, RMR Manifold and mustang TB. It took a few times to get everything to pass leak tests but it's done! I had a high idle prob that seems pretty common and impossible according to MR2OC. Apparently it's against the law to let your car idle here, so I locked myself in the garage to figure it out at the risk of dying of carbon monoxide poisoning. I think I finally beat it tonight.

More to come!
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby underscore » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:06 am

The axle length wouldn't be able to move the wheel closer to the brakes, so I'd check the wheels themselves. If they're different just buy a cheap spacer to even it out.

As far as that idling law I'm guessing they wouldn't give you a ticket if you're actually working on the car but who knows, the Germans can be interesting people.
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:03 pm

I found that it's easier keep a steady idle with the IACV hose blocked.

Right now i'm half and half on the battery relocation. Under the hood is entirely too cluttered.

The seat covers came in and that's going ok. I really like the feel and look. Once the hog ring pliers come in i'll post more pics.

Here's the seat in work and a pic of how the car sits now.

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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:09 pm

underscore wrote:The axle length wouldn't be able to move the wheel closer to the brakes, so I'd check the wheels themselves. If they're different just buy a cheap spacer to even it out.

As far as that idling law I'm guessing they wouldn't give you a ticket if you're actually working on the car but who knows, the Germans can be interesting people.



I was careful while shimming the brakes and test fitting the enkei's, everything fit with a mm or two to spare so when i backed out and heard the rubbing I was pissed! I'll go with longer studs and a 3mm spacer when spring rolls around until I can figure out something permanent. If it ain't one thing it's another...
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby Mr Alltrac » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:26 am

Seat covers look really good, where did you buy these?
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:26 pm

Ebay, check the "For Sale Watch" section.
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:26 pm

The project is still alive! I've relocated to Las Vegas, dropped the car off at a shop for some tweaks and a tune and some parts went missing. I got the car back in my possession and started working on it myself. The wiring is a nightmare!
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby gt4tified » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:16 am

Glad to hear....are you still going for that power goal? Or just trying to get it running on stock settings for now? I want to do my re-build to see what I can get out of the gen2 with gen3 cams, a CT20b and ST185RC electronics. Then I'll maybe upgrade to a pnp standalone with bigger turbo and a better fuel setup.
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:54 pm

I'm just trying to get it running on the stuff I have and see how close I get to that hp goal. I still have the 5858 turbo so it should be doable.

I kinda wish I kept everything to go back to stock. Hopefully yours is relatively painless.

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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby gt4tified » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:55 pm

psipwrd wrote:I'm just trying to get it running on the stuff I have and see how close I get to that hp goal. I still have the 5858 turbo so it should be doable.

I kinda wish I kept everything to go back to stock. Hopefully yours is relatively painless.

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Thanks, but nothing with this car has ever been painless for me. :( LOL Fortunately, the engine should be the least of my worries, apart from the electrical. Suspension, brakes and body (interior and exterior).
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:54 pm

ITS ALIVE!!!!!

:D I can hardly contain my excitement!!! :D But DAMN it's pig rich and filled the garage with fuel within a minute. Talk about quick progress!!!

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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby gt4tified » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:07 am

Well, that was quick! Glad u got it started at least.
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby psipwrd » Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:54 pm

Hey guys, I can use some help. After getting the car to crank and idle fairly consistently, I can put the car in gear and the wheels don't turn. After more digging into it, the clutch pedal seems to be working as it should, and as I row through the gears, I can see the lever on the transmission moving. With the engine running, I can row through the gears without using the clutch with no grinding. The only thing I get is a slight whine in 4th and 5th but there's no sound or smell as if the clutch is slipping. What would cause the no friction or engagement at all? Tranny fluid is full, drive shaft is connected, and the gears all worked fine last time I drove the car 5 years ago. I want to have a good idea of what look for when a friend comes over to help me in a few days.
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Re: GT4CS: The Quest for 400awhp!

Postby alltracman78 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:06 pm

Sounds like your clutch is just missing?
Or maybe somethings up with the shift select mechanism in the transmission.
Definitely something weird. I would think if the shift cables are on the wrong levers you would definitely have noise when you tried to shift.

If the clutch was blown it would be engaged all the time. Same thing if your master or slave cylinder wasn't working. The natural state of the clutch is engaged. You have to work to disengage it.
Also possible something in the transmission is broken, but you would probably hear noises.

Off the top of my head I can't think of something that wouldn't require the transmission to be removed.....
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