Originally Posted by richyvrlimited
<p></p><p> </p><p>It does if you've configured it to. Check your settings.</p>
It WAS set that way in 1.2.x, I'm glad they renamed it or whatever in 1.3.x
Originally Posted by hornetball
Love that electric supercharger.
Its green and
Originally Posted by 18psi
I hope you didn't discover this at 1:22am or your neighbors probably called in a drive-by
Yes we did actually, and Gesso's neighbors so
I'm actually more impressed that it started at 98% of WOT more than anything else.
So here is a woefully incomplete set of pictures:
Fuel lines and turbo drain from the other day. I seriously hate the orange sausage so I sleeved it in DEI silver stuff. Also seen here, Mr. Monk's Miraculous Bovine Serum Tape™
I have no pics of the regulator installed, but it works
Finalized intercooler upper mount. Again, it bolts to the factory upper condenser mount. It's not there to hold weight, its just there to keep the top of the IC in place. It's slotted to provide a little left/right movement while installing and the relief cuts ground in the edge are there to clear a ridge in the factory mount.
Top hat spacer chingadera fresh from Gesso's spinny machine
This is how the OEM lower condenser rubber isolator sits on the top hat. Veddy gud!
There she is in her new home on the drivers side.
Drivers side again from a lower angle, with the intercooler on top. The weight of the intercooler is almost completely supported by the radiator/condenser mount, rather than "hanging" from the upper mount.
Passenger side doin' the same. We pushed the intercooler forward so there is now slightly more than 1/2" between the IC and radiator cores and at least 1/4" between the IC and radiator end tanks.
Here you can see Gesso doing more fabrication magic with his fancy Miller TIG. If you look closely at the intercooler you can see the outline of where the top hat will be welded on. We cut off the edge of the top hat so its flush with the face of the back of the tank. In theory, the IC and radiator should never be allowed to touch, even with both the rubber mounts.
And then I failed to get a picture of the top hat welded to the IC
At this point we depowered the steering rack and I took zero pictures. I'm on the fence as to if this was a good idea or not. You will notice at this point I pretty much stopped taking pictures.
Changed the oil again, because why the hell not? Much smaller particulate and much less of it. Hopefully it stops doing this soon... New turbo, new oil seemed logical, I didn't want to risk getting anything in the bearing cartridge. It was an early change but IDGAF. Rotella T 15w40 dino oil as we finish the last couple hundred miles of the break in cycle.
A wild EFR appears! Also, you can see the Fuelab 53501-1 regulator in the background.
Somehow this is the ONLY picture I have of the intercooler tubes. It's super unfortunate because Gesso does AMAZING work and they fit great.
I drove home with the turbo and it makes turbo noises
I set the wastegate with absolute minimum preload on the "low" actuator and it still makes boost at like 3200rpm. I didn't have a boost gauge in the car at the time, but it'll start doing turbo things with very little provocation. I'm not confident enough in the tune to start doing full power pulls right now.
The FIRST thing I noticed about this setup is the amazing stability of my AFRs. In all the time running N/A I never saw this type of stability. My **** used to be (relatively) all over the place, but I think now that the IAT is in the fender and I have a ginormous IC, the consistent air temp is helping A LOT.
The second thing was the sound. You can absolutely hear the turbo doing things while cruising through residential neighborhoods. It's got that high pitched whirring whistle that says "I haz trubo" all over it. I need to figure out how to get that reigned in. We went with the MSM style hotside routing so building an airbox for this thing is going to be a challenge. Part of this may also be my Skunk2 throttle body as they are known for whistling at part throttle. We'll see.
The next part is the BOV. I'm running so little boost that it almost never does anything, but when it does its very noticeable. It scared me the first time it went off. It's not that its that loud, its just very distinct. I've got the Turbosmart recirculating one on there now, I may swap it out for the BorgWarner one and see what happens.
The next was more subtle, and that would be the exhaust. Its completely un noticeable. It's insanely silent compared to all the other noisy things I've now added to the car. And I absolutely LOVE it.
I've been working crazy hours trying to get a work project done so I've not had a lot of time to play with it, other than to drive around and listen to the sounds and check for issues. While the car is doing MUCH better with things like stop signs and traffic lights (no more stalling) my hot restarts have become abysmal. I'm also not 100% sold on the depower. I think I probably should have driver 2-3 more cars with depowerd racks before I made this leap. I'm going to put something other than 225/45-15x9 combo on the car and see what happens.
Gesso: if you are still interested in trading your 15x8 for my 15x9 I might actually take you up on that offer.
I'll try to get more pics tonight.