Well, I finally got tired of my M45. Rather, tired of the constant stalling at lights and the idle droop-to-stall and the idle fluxuating all the time. It put down 179whp so more than that is my goal.
I tried the throttle body in the OEM location for a spin around the block and it was too loud and annoying.
So, I picked up a cast manifold and down pipe (looks to be either old FM or BEGI) and was given a GT2554R for freeee. It is in good shape with barely a tic of play and the blades look new. It came off a Noble M12 so it should be faster than a normal GT25R (LOLOLOL).
Right now, I am in the process of removing the SC and deciding if I want to keep the TDR IC or not. I was offered $500(shipped no less) for it and I am kinda thinking Ill keep it for that.
Fueling is done by a EMU and a 190lph walboro.
I have a LC1 to install
Stock midpipe for now until I save up for a 3"
Im thinking of making some hardlines for the oil and coolant
BOV undecided, but need a recirc, maybe the turbosmart, just pricey
boost control, well not sure on that either, i need a wg actuator, so I was thinking about a TS adjustable one, set and forget kind of thing.
also am getting a BBK TB from a friend i think.
Goals are MPG increase via NOT driving the sc and adding volumetric efficency....
power to play around/maybe to do a track day or DE, not competative, im not a johnny racer
this thing was bought as a commuter, i do 35 miles a day and that could jump this spring depending on my schedule.
issues right now, Locating a freaking belt tensioner for a PS/AC car locally... noone I know has one sitting around.
manifold, was damaged in shipping. small crack into one of the studs where the turbo sits and said stud is galled out. it is already 10mm it seems, so I will either have to drill/tap, thread insert and use a new stud, or carefully reweld, redrill and tap. it was already repaired here it looks like, but did not crack near the repair edges, and there is obvious signs that the thing was dropped/flew around in the box and the stud was sticking out the bottom. waiting on the seller to hear back on a claim as of yet.
DP, need to weld a WBO2 bung to it.
ECM, need to add a 3bar map and the LC1, then "autotune" it. i think at 5psi i can get away with stock injectors, but I will keep an eye out for some that will work. i need to pass obd2 and dont want to mess with a parallel install plus im on a budget and dont want to drop a bunch of cash on a MS.
Other, speaking of insp, need to figure out why it is showing EGR not ready, cat moniter not ready and emissions heater not ready. so I cleaned the egr, which was clean, and next im going to replace or swap the rear 02 sensor, i read that the car (03-05?) is sensative to the universal ones that crimp connect, which it has.
now, questions, I need a 3bolt adapter for the turbo compressor out. are they measured in OD? (for silicone connectors)
can I diy a fmic for much less than 500ish?
is it ok for a BOV pre IC?
I will have to plan out modding stuff as I don't have my welder hooked up.