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Old 04-08-2014, 11:27 PM   #2041
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How to Obtain a JeffBucc Worthy Coupler.

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Step 1. Show a picture of a shitty *** plastic coupler, followed by a shitty *** steel coupler hacked off of a larger crush bent pipe. Attempt to pretty by wire wheeling.

Step 2. Gather tools. Beer, rough looking coupler, 500 grit sand paper, Nevr-Dull aluminum polishing wool, electrical tape, flapper wheel, microfiber cloth, and drill press (not pictured).



Step 3. Wrap flapper wheel in electrical tape and jam it into the coupler.

Step 4. Turn on drill press and hold the sand paper up to it. 10 seconds later, should look about like this.



Step 5. Hold polishing wool against coupler, stroking up and down until well coated in the magic black oil the stuff creates, about one minute. Hold microfiber cloth against coupler to clean it off.

Step 6. Repeat step 5 a couple times.

Step 7. Bask in the glory. And yes, that's a blue iPhone 5c with black case.

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Old 04-08-2014, 11:41 PM   #2042
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How to Obtain a JeffBucc Worthy Coupler.

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That looks amazing, you are far too kind good sir! I would kind of hate to put that in a coolant pipe sort of like how I should never have put that PPF in my car.

Want to know what scared the ever loving **** out of me just barely? The capacitor on my COP harness blew like a god damn firecracker. I thought someone got shot outside the garage.





I think that is it for me tonight folks! Time to get some damn sleep
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:57 PM   #2043
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OK Jeff makes his first appearance...Cranked the engine for a little while till I saw oil pressure.

gauges light up, tach lights up, lights flip up and down(one at a time though...hmmm) Lights stay on(think I know the problem), windshield wipers dont work(not a big deal) but everything else looks golden.

Do I start the engine for real now?
I'm a little scared to reconnect the injectors and COP.
what gave you that crazy idea?

this car is not built for running and driving

now go polish the block. Because all blocks need a mirror finish
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what gave you that crazy idea?

this car is not built for running and driving

now go polish the block. Because all blocks need a mirror finish
There is too much truth in that after tonights performance. I don't know why I thought it would run, I followed everything to the letter and quadruple checked all my wiring.

Tonight was a little demoralizing.
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yeah well, I know the feel. I'm sure you saw that one thread

tomorrow hook everything up and fire her up like a man. your voice will get deeper. ball hair. the whole 9
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yeah well, I know the feel. I'm sure you saw that one thread

tomorrow hook everything up and fire her up like a man. your voice will get deeper. ball hair. the whole 9
Please god no more pubes, I'll take some facial hair though!

What I want to know is what caused the capacitor to blow.

Too bad I'll be working all day tomorrow, wont get the chance to work on the car.

Still sucks what happened to yours. The Subaru is looking good though man!
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:36 AM   #2047
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Possibly dwell settings? Get the ms to connect first thing. It'll work any time it's powered.
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You've changed enough stuff that a full re-tune is in order anyway.
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You've changed enough stuff that a full re-tune is in order anyway.
Too true, what is odd is that it only lights up the LEDs while turning the engine over. When sitting on ignition key it doesn't show any signs of being active. I'll figure it out, all this might be due to the battery not really being charged, and really dead. Granted I was messing with the lights and other things checking what worked and didn't work, so I probably drained it too much by the time I was trying to start it.
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The cap likely blew because it was wired backwards. Electrolytic caps are +/- sensitive. See that big white label with the negative symbols on it. Wire the lower potential (probably ground in your case) to that side.
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On top of Chris's info in his email about the LEDs you can access MS as long as your ignition is set to ON which will power the board and let your computer pick up the usb signal. I have a slightly diff board but the LEDS are for the Jim Stim test board/visually testing to see that what should be firing, actually is.

The lights popping up one at a time is your flair man. *One pops up, you raise a thick eye brow as the onlookers gasp at your car's blue beauty, the other one pops up* It could work!

Also lol @ the -4 props. I'm his brother so I get to make boobies/pee pee/fart/poopy jokes any time I like. That, or E30 guyz just get neg props by the sysadmin automatically.

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Want to know what scared the ever loving **** out of me just barely? The capacitor on my COP harness blew like a god damn firecracker. I thought someone got shot outside the garage.
that's god's way of telling you you suck at wiring and that you shouldn't take polarity so trivially.
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that's god's way of telling you you suck at wiring and that you shouldn't take polarity so trivially.
If I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have fucked about! I don't need god to tell me something I've known and had reinforced by yourself.

Gotta start somewhere though, before this car I hadn't touched a soldering iron before. So believe me when I'm saying I'm learning wiring from scratch.

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I dont know about everyone else but I can not connect to the MS unless the FP relay is in. If I pull it out my computer will not connect to MS. Maybe plug it in so your injectors prime and give it another go
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I dont know about everyone else but I can not connect to the MS unless the FP relay is in. If I pull it out my computer will not connect to MS. Maybe plug it in so your injectors prime and give it another go
odd as funk.
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Hose coupler:
JEGS Inline Radiator Hose Drain - Free Shipping on All Orders @ JEGS


Replace that drain valve with a plug. It'll look right at home in your car.

Wiring things backwards: don't do that.
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Curly's coupler is gorgeous . . . but I'm still at a loss. Why is it needed?
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Just cause.

Shipped today. USPS says it'll be there Saturday. Just to let you know, no finger has touched it since polishing.
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Just cause.

Shipped today. USPS says it'll be there Saturday. Just to let you know, no finger has touched it since polishing.
Good. I'd hate to have to resand and polish it due to an unclean hand soiling it.

While I'm sure curly agrees my metal coupler wouldn't be an issue, he had a spare lying around that will be less of an issue. Plus with the power of beer on your side garage work is enjoyable, or less painful and aggravating.

I'm guessing RadioShack supplies capacitors of that size correct? Can't believe I stupidly reversed the polarity. That is embarrassing. Hopefully one of the few stupid mistakes I made with all the wiring I did...hopefully. Don't be surprised if not.

I'm diving back down tonight to see if I can access megasquirt with my laptop. I remember installing all the usb drivers i need and getting the latest firmware so hopefully it actually has power to get to that point. Then I need to do some serious reading on what tuning changes I need to make.
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Plus with the power of beer on your side garage work is enjoyable, or less painful and aggravating.
Ain't that the truth? At least until I start drinking out of frustration, then things go downhill with a quickness
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