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Old 03-13-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
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For those of you who have never seen it, I just put my turbo video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhOSOAJqsdU
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BTW, just got my new camcorder yesterday (Canon ZR500 - thanks to the many on this board who recommended that model) so you can probably expect a few videos of the car some time in the near future.
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Nice. That the meagan racing stuff?

Love the background commentary.
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Yep, Ebay special. A few days ago I got the car running after sitting for about 5 months. I checked the manifold for leaks and did not find any. I did all the welding myself the last time and hopefully the leaks are gone forever.
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Love the background commentary.

let's freaking hope it's not the intake manfiold glowin'
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let's freaking hope it's not the intake manfiold glowin'
nos? welds? blown?
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slow hotel connection. just watched it.

what kind of exhaust do you run? was it the shorty under-car dump tube with cherry bomb and turn-down tip?

I ask because I wonder if it's getting that hot because of a restriction in the exhaust (or turbo) or maybe it's running lean?

that's crayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyzy.
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I think a part of it is the metal used in the manifold. Fairly thin isn't it?
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Where's that smoke coming from on throttle let-off?
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The manifold glowed red because:
1) I was running extremely lean to the point that my Link removed all timing retard after 6000 rpm (HP just fell on it's *** after then).
2) My screwy EBC let me run up to 18 PSI on a tiny turbo


The smoke is from bad blowby coming out a K&N filter on the cam cover. At the autox you can watch my car leave a puff of smoke every time I shift. I'll be making my DIY catch can today.
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It might be as much from the full spark retard as the lean mixture. Too much spark retard = high EGTs.
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that video is pretty HOT. LOL GET IT?
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look at his dynograph, his power drops to nothing as he knocks:

knock in red:


no power after 6k:



major retarding = high EGTs
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major retarding
ouch low blow. Whats with the namecalling?

Yeah ignition retard is a great thing for warding off detonation but too much causes....detonation, overheating, melted stuff and general shittyness.
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Intake manifold glowing. ROFL.

I hope you fix your issues, no manifold is supposed to glow like that after such a short period of time.
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that's a lot of retard. probably turned the manifold into a combustion chamber
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the **** is stainless but super thin my ceramic caoting seems to be helping me on mine abit.
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The smoke is from bad blowby coming out a K&N filter on the cam cover. At the autox you can watch my car leave a puff of smoke every time I shift. I'll be making my DIY catch can today.
If you properly routed your breather filter to a source of constant vacuum in front of the turbo compressor inlet, you'd have less pressure in the crankcase, and the effects of blowby would be less pronounced.
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did they do a hot shutdown? geniuses....
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did they do a hot shutdown? geniuses....
I was thinking the same thing.
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