So after buying the basic Greddy kit in March '07 and then having to rebuild the head last summer before passing emissions and installing the kit, I just finally got her up and running today.
To the basic Greddy I added the following:
FM boost/vac gauge
AEM WB O2 - not installed yet
2.5 I/C piping
Tony DP - in transit
Older guy O2 clamp - in transit
2.5 cat back with magnaflow - soon
Torsen Swap - sitting in the garage
Hopefully this will be enough to run safely at the stock 5-6 psi for a while?
And what do you guys figure I can turn up the boost too once she is tuned properly?
I had her running in the garage for a while and adjusted the idle up a bit.
Then took here down the street, unfortunately it was raining but I couldn't here any pinging and everything sounded pretty good. (probably shouldn't have gone out in the rain, but hey I couldn't wait anymore)
Looking at the boost gauge I could not seem to build any boost, but by seat of the pants I must have been boosting because I was getting some wheel spin in 2nd and 3rd!
Although the car didn't really seem to be as quick as what I was expecting. Any suggestions?
I am going to check all the I/C couplers and vac. hoses tomorrow, as I won't be happy till I see the gauge at 5-6psi...
The questions that I have are:
Is there a threaded outlet somewhere on the block to tap into for an external coolant temp gauge?
Do I need a simple one way check valve in the ISC line or anywhere else?
Can I run a simple air filter in the valve cover, or should I recirc?
I have an extra Oil Pressure gauge, can I use this to check the fuel pressure?
Any other band-aids or suggestions that anyone may have?