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Old 08-20-2014, 08:04 PM   #701
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G, I went Walbro because it's a walbro now and walbro has been doing this forever and I like the name Walbro and that's why.

Also, Josh said go walbro over DW. I believe Josh. I don't care if it's noisy, the noise doesn't bother me now.
Good enough reasons I guess

Also, I believe the 7.25" you linked is for the twin disc setup

It could be this flywheel though: http://949racing.com/Exedy-Flywheel-Miata.aspx
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:06 PM   #702
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Ah, very good. Happy with that I am.

In other news... No other news. I'm just REALLY hoping Fab9 ships my stuff in time for the weekend. It's been quiet....
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I have a FM 13.5lb flywheel around here somewhere if you want it. It has some bluing on the surface but is smooth and I dont think it needs to be resurfaced. cheap
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:20 PM   #704
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Thanks for the offer Eric. Next time I pull everything apart I might take you up on that, but I don't plan on doing that for a while.
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Update:

Got my UEGO installed. I now have the gaugeless UEGO with a bad sensor for sale

I was thinking about it and I realized that if I had just been smart when I first bought this car, I could have saved myself a lot of pain and money. Only after we got it on the dyno did we realize that the sensor was bad. If I had just done the right thing and installed an AFR gauge, i would have known the sensor was bad and replaced it. I bet the previous tune was running closed loop in the lower cells, and the bad sensor was causing the rich conditions. When we did the preliminary dyno runs with the old tune, it was great under boost and horrible everywhere else.



Oh well, can't go back now.

I guess adding all that fuel (added when trying to get rid of the lean spike) is actually adding up to something now, because I'm showing 10:1 under boost most of the time (which means it's likely lower, since that's where the gauge bottoms out). In the higher gears it'll tickle 11, so not so bad. Need 11's though. Turned the boost up and it feels good and AFRs are still super rich. Should be running around 19-20 psi and it's a lot of fun.

It seems my fuel pump is totally fine. HOWEVER... I'm going to Laguna Seca next weekend. I want no failures, and I have sucky luck. This weekend I'm going to replace the fuel pump, inspect everything else in the tank, and replace the fuel filter. Then I'll be going to KO again to clean up the tune. Then ready to roll.

Also: moved into a new place with a two car garage too. Woot. You can tell by the look on my wife's face that she's happy about it.



Backyard, just for giggles and excitedness:
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so we get an update, and the only photos we get are of your new home.... lame ...
in for dyno results.
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The awesome keeps getting better. Love that style of house. I'm always blown away by how green things are there. First time I went to Oregon in 2012 I spent 3 days Hood River mountain gain biking and I'd just stop for an hour or two and stare at the forest. Quite the sight after being in Utah for 10 years.

Does the AEM software not have an autotune like function where you can get the AFRs closer for Laguna?
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:45 PM   #708
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And two VWs instead of the Miata as well! Us euros be takin' over!

BTW Ed I may have a good deal on a 2260vklr Touareg turbo soon...380 tq in the Sportwagen!
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Lol!! Yeah well I haven't been doing much other than working and moving since I got the car back from KO.

I wish that Passat was ours -- belongs to the landlord. That was the night we signed, about a week and a half ago. Just renting for now still.

As for the Touareg turbo... DO EEET.

I believe the AFR targets can be set and then let it do its thing. I need to find out. I plan to put AEMTuner on my netbook and play with it a bit before I go back to KO. It's still rich at cruise, showing 13:1 ish most of the time, but like 16:1 at idle. Cold start idle oscillates horribly, and medium-warm start takes several tries. Also, I am running a gutted tstat because it kept failing, or so it seems. Coolant temps in AEMTuner showed differently than on the SPA gauge. Don't know which is accurate, but I'm betting the SPA gauge is showing pre-tstat temps instead of post-radiator temps.

Also: Jeff, we have two guest bedrooms. If you ever make it up this way you've got a place to stay. There are some GREAT roads around here too.



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An update on the Sportwagen bidding shenanigans:

-First time it went up, I won it for $4250. They wanted to negotiate, I told them $4500 was my absolute top.
-Went up for auction again, this time with a buy it now at $6400. I won it AGAIN at $4250, and again told them $4500 was my tops.

Then it disappeared for like 2 or 3 weeks.

Popped up again, up for auction. This time, buy it now was set at $6000.

I won it again... this time for $3200

If they call me wanting to negotiate I'm just going to tell them to pound sand. But I think it's hilarious.
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It's like your job is to do stuff with buying/selling cars on the InterWebs all day or something !
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tee hee

Yeah

who knew

I type emails, people come in and buy cars.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:07 AM   #712
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Update:



The dyno reads leaner than actual, car was tuned to right around 11:1. He likes to go real conservative, I can always change it later if I want. Should be safe.

That's at 20 psi on pump. Also did a low-boost 14 psi tune at around 260 whp. Car feels great on the high boost tune. Didn't play with low boost. Part of me wanted to see what happens with 25 psi but decided to leave well enough alone.

Yesterday I pulled the fuel pump.




It all looks fine to me, but I decided to go ahead and change the pump. Then this happened:



So I put it back together. Put in a new fuel filter. Old one seemed fine after removal but whatever. Installed the passenger side seatbelt harnesses too.

Then I installed this:



I like it.

I have a reddish, oily, not really smelly fluid leaking somewhere. I think it's power steering fluid. Tomorrow night going to drop the undertray and try to figure out where it's coming from. Minor leak either way.

Packed up my tools. Going to throw some extra stuff in like my new fuel pump and maybe the FM intake the PO included in my box of stuff to sell while I'm down there.

Leaving Thursday morning, just in time to miss the '16 Miata unveiling. :CRx:

That's all for now.
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You are developing the same amount of power as I am with 5lbs less boost. Damn that is impressive.

After my autox last weekend, 25psi gets pretty squirrely, may just make a high boost map for the luls though!

Grab a dremmel and notch that screw then yank it out and put a 10mm bolt in place of it.
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Very nice dude, so glad to see you in the 300+ club

That looks like one heck of a solid powerband. I'll want a ride plz
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I don't think I've ever undone that screw when swapping a fuel pump. Can't you just remove the clip for the sock, pull the upper hose and lift the pump off the rubber isolator?
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I'm not sure id run a new fuel pump without a new tune though.
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The upper hose is quite a lot longer so you can't really pop it off without undoing that little bracket. At least I couldn't.

either way, the pump is working fine, so I'll have the new one in my trunk for the trip. If I have issues I'll be prepared. If someone else has issues I'll be in a position to make a few bux
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How significant of a retune would you need with a new pump? I'm looking at a Walbro255 & ID1000s soon.
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I guess I'm not really understanding why you'd need a re-tune with a new pump unless your previous tune was compensating for a super weak pump. The regulator keeps the pressure where it's supposed to be anyway, doesn't it? I'm under the impression that the beefier pump just gives it more headroom.
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That is correct. Re-tune would be needed only if tune was compensating for flaws/shortcomings.

And Jeff, you'd need a complete re-tune.
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