09-12-2009, 12:08 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Edmonton Ab, Canada
Total Cats: 8
Oil pressure gauge works again! and more..
So I've fixed my wonky oil pressure gauge problem.
The problem; op gauge jumps around randomly all the time
Solution; unhooked pcv line.
I've been having pretty bad oil comsumption issues, can't see any smoke, but losing like half a litre a day without getting into boost (no leaks either, and the motor has like 20k km on it so it shouldn't be worn out). For ***** and giggles I pulled the pcv line and just have it vta. Booya! No more wacky oil pressure readings AND car hasn't comsumed a drop of oil since, win-win.
Also I've decided to sell off my current turbo set-up (2871 3"dp custom mani) in favor of a holset hx35(or whicher ever I decide) with an external gate and ramhorn manifold.
This comes after all my issues running high boost and dealin with iat's and the turbo just feels like its out of steam up top. I can't control the boost with this shitty internal gate anyway so I need another manifold and holsets are cheap enough I might be able to break even on selling my **** and buying new stuff. So next summer it will be 400whp time.
I ran with a buddy of mine last night, he has a fully built raceport FD running a GT35R at 14psi (albeit still untuned). 60-200kph we were literally door to ******* door, I had probably 6inches of bumper on him when we shut it down. I was only running 15psi too lol. He was pretty confident before we ran that my little miata was going to be easy enough lol.
Afterwards we met up with the rest of the guys we were crusing with and everyone was asking if he kept up with the 2.3 whipple stang (which traps 128), he says "No, but that ******* miata went door to door with me, ******* thing is fast!" Haha, I even had the top down.