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Old 09-10-2017, 05:40 PM   #701
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Throttle body icing most commonly happens between 60 and 70F and 80% or more humidity.

Looking forward to seeing what you do this Wednesday night!
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:32 PM   #704
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No race this week, they have the track reconfigured for you road race guys or something. Total BS, why can't they just keep you guys on the little drift track
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gives you more time to perfect the ALLOFIT tune
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gives you more time to perfect the ALLOFIT tune
With E85
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I so so wish he would, but I don't think Carlos has easy access to it
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I so so wish he would, but I don't think Carlos has easy access to it
That is correct. But he can get real tires.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:31 PM   #710
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There's like one E85 station in Berkeley I think but it is kind of difficult to get around here.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:40 PM   #711
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With E85
Is there a new station in the neighborhood?

Not going to the east bay, I will be more likely to fill up at Army and the 101 there. Not sure I have enough injector without a pump and regulator anyway. If there is a new station in Marin I will upgrade.

We will see what happens, I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. No not tires.

Turned about 100 miles today, I have brought it up to 6k and 11psi or so now. It runs a very quiet knock log compared to my old motor. Feels great and I couldn't be happier.
Thanks everyone!
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Well I fugged something up. I was running up some boost and I got some spark blow out around 22psi. That is why the lost sync at the drag strip too I think. Still seems to run fine but it's missing at idle a little and now it seems like my themostat is sticking too. Hopefully I didn't blow my head gasket somehow. Oh well, I will poke around some tomorrow. Still super fast though and doesn't smoke at all, now sure what to think exactly.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:06 PM   #713
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Luckily I was in GGP when that shiat happened, so there were plenty of unicorns around.
I pulled the plugs and #4 was wet with fuel, the rest looked normal. The thermostat was super sticky, I wonder if I don't use enough water wetter? I was getting hot enough to go back to WUE because I have it set to come on for hot starts. That and I think the misty weather was causing milkshake in my catch can, which totally freaked me out. Even though I have told many people that it is not unusual I guess it's different when it's your own car.
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stock coils?
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Nothing new that I am aware of. I have 12+ fuel cans that I use to fill up in Berkley.

Congrats on the new setup!
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Yes stock coils, I ran them to 29psi before, but at a much higher rpm and with leaky rings. This was around 4500, I used to keep it under 15psi below 5000. I also tried different plugs, so I bought a set of BKR7E's on the way home from work to see if it's any different.

Is there some super easy plug and play upgrade, like I dunno, pop some FD leading coils on there? I probably have some in my mom's garage.
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D585 coils and iridium plugs.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:09 PM   #718
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Already thinking about those coils. The iridium plugs are the new ones I tried, BKR7EIX. About to change them back to see if there is any difference. I think SadFab makes a nice bracket for those coils too.
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Faaaak! My head gasket is blowing donkey dicks. That's not fuel on my #4 plug, it's water
Fast as faaaak though, oh well, the head is coming back off. My log does show a 239 before I noticed that I was having a problem. Should have been paying more attention, I ain't too upset though, this thing is meant to be broken.
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maybe add a water pressure sensor. you would have picked that up a long time ago.
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