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Old 06-12-2012, 11:35 PM   #401
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To the extent of my patience, yes.
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40psi on break in or Fae will call you a b!tch
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A fuse will only burn for so long. He's going to waste every precious moment of that turbo's life.
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Turbo break in? I assume there is more to it than just go easy on it for a few drives. Quick google says no highway cruising? I am noob, learn me please.
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I will not be happy unless I see 40psi building on spark cut launch control before you back it out of the driveway.
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I know you too well baby
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I will not be happy unless I see 40psi building on spark cut launch control before you back it out of the driveway.
how's your motor pull going?
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A fuse will only burn for so long. He's going to waste every precious moment of that turbo's life.
I'm not changing a thing. I'm running everything exactly as is and if I can stay out of the garage for 3 weeks, I'll be ecstatic.

Still breaking in the turbo. It's cooling down right now and I'm drinking tea

Plan for June is as follows - 700 mile trip this weekend (vacation). 4 hours of HPDE (2-day trackday) next weekend + like 300 miles of driving there and back. Then 2 weeks of fuсk all. If the turbo makes it in 1 piece to July I'll see if the "mid-august" estimate still holds and go from there.

Oh and I'll put chicken wire on my exhaust to catch any escaping parts
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:10 AM   #410
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Turbo break in? I assume there is more to it than just go easy on it for a few drives. Quick google says no highway cruising? I am noob, learn me please.
Described here - Where did all the Borg Warner EFRs go?
I think it only applies to the unobtanium EFR turbos.
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If it happens I'll send you a piece
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If it happens I'll send you a piece
That will make a nice paperweight/conversation piece for my office desk.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:41 AM   #414
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I has a huge grin on my face. It was totally worth the close-to-$1600 that it cost me to have Bryce's turbo at my doorstep. Frankly, boost must be a drug because when I rolled into 4th, I got a bit of a high.

1-2-3-4-5 pull. I lifted somewhere in the neighborhood of 110mph. I can tighten the wastegate a turn or two and be back at my "normal" street 20psi.
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Turbine not hit exhaust!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:27 AM   #416
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An update, of sorts.
I drove the car to outer banks and back, plus some driving around. 800 miles total on new turbonator. Pulls hard, hit triple digits many many many times. Driving in one lane roads and passing 5 cars at once while maxing out 5th gear is a lot of fun.

I got 27 mpg as well.

Outer banks has amazing roads... errr, road. It's really just one road. But it's STRAIGHT and has BRAND NEW ASPHALT. It's smooth and mega grippy. Basically feels like a 20 mile long drag strip. During the day when it gets hot, I couldn't even spin 2nd gear @ 19psi. Just a little chirp and off you go flying. Amazing for 205 star specs.

I haven't emptied my catch can yet so I don't really know how it's working out. The LS2 coils are amazing - not a single misfire, hesitation or anything.

Engine bay is basically covered in sand. I mean, ignition wires HAVE SAND ON THEM. I'll take off the filter and see if compressor wheel blades have hit anything.

2-day track day next weekend. I excite.
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you are a MAN

teach MIN to be a MAN

have pity on his foolish a$$
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:01 AM   #418
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have pity on his foolish a$$
I do one thing at a time he's doing 20 things at once. Is just different approach
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Dude I'm jelly I miss turbo so much. Already planning next setup...
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:17 AM   #420
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Good to hear it about the ls2 coils.

I may need to use your brake because my little ls1 coil brownie tray has a different bolt pattern.

Also seiously wash ur car everywhere cus of salt water mist blah blah but it is probably protected in a thin layer of greasy pawprints. My sawzalled frame rail did not rust for this reason. It was also spraye with oil by my first three oil feed lines.
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