10-24-2011, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Total Cats: 43
There. I did it. Ya happy? (pulled the mp62 off today)
After being on the fence for a little while, I've decided at the minimum to pull the supercharger. I've realized that I've had that damn thing on and off more times than I anticipated, not due to reliability, but because I can't stop tinkering with other **** that's on the hot side of the engine (brake proportioner, header, header egr nut always coming loose, power steering fluid overheating...to name a few). I also miss getting over 25mpg, regardless of horsepower. I may be putting the mp62 up for sale in the upcoming months. The car hasn't been on the street as much as it should be, and this is a step in the right direction.
Pending the timelines on other life priorities, I'll slowly start building up parts for a turbo presto-chango-switcheroo.
As it sits after today:
1.8L 135k miles
ACT HD 6 puck, 9lb XTD flywheel
JR ceramic header
Tsudo N1 exhaust (w/ accidentally gutted cat...oops)