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Old 11-09-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default The flyin Kiwi - ex KFJ

I'm the lucky guy who picked up most of KFJ's parts as he moved to Cali.

Firstly I have to say what an awesome guy he was to deal with - he helped sooo much and made it easy to come to a deal (which as you can imagine isn't straight forward when you are buying over the internet, talking so much money, and having to shipping it 1/2 way around the world).

Anyway - The install has been going pretty well - and I thought I would share progress pics. Installing the new injectors and the Wideband (Innovate LC-1) this evening.









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Old 11-09-2006, 05:13 PM   #2
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oops - mods can you please move this to the DIY section.
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Parallel wire those fans! otherwise looks sleek
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OMG! is that a breather on your cam cover?!

We look forward to report on the driving experience- numbers etc.
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OMG! is that a breather on your cam cover?!
who cares, he's obviously using a map sensor. Unless you're smoking. . .
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I guess that comment needed the facetious smiley
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i knew you were joshing. I was just being a smartass.

and by smoking i meant, the turbo burning oil
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Parallel wire those fans! otherwise looks sleek
no dont. I've seen so many burned fuses. Do it the right way, better fans or better rad
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who cares, he's obviously using a map sensor. Unless you're smoking. . .
did he sell the link???

if so thats my old FM Link ECU
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no dont. I've seen so many burned fuses. Do it the right way, better fans or better rad
Separate wire/fuse?
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That breather over the manifold is gonna melt. The rubber softens and the weight causes it to tear, eventually falling on top of the manifold and turning into a pile of rubbery goo.

When you get tired of replacing it, get a metal nipple breather and route it over to the passenger side of the engine bay with a length of fuel hose.
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did he sell the link???

if so thats my old FM Link ECU
Nope - The LINK I already had.

Thanks for the idea on the breather - Ill do that next time - at $60 a pop (yes I said $60 NZD) - I'm not going to swap it more than once - I'm a fast learner.
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Default Breather???

So Miatamad my old friend Good to see you half way around the world...

My question, I have a stock ECU with a piggy back, what does the filter do on the breather, also where does an oil catch can fit into this equation (if at all)?

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Old 11-15-2006, 09:08 PM   #14
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Hey Gazza - Ill call you.
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That breather over the manifold is gonna melt. The rubber softens and the weight causes it to tear, eventually falling on top of the manifold and turning into a pile of rubbery goo.

When you get tired of replacing it, get a metal nipple breather and route it over to the passenger side of the engine bay with a length of fuel hose.

I have 2 years on mine with no melting, although my manifold is jethotted.
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