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Looking at a '96 with M45: What to look for?

 
Old 07-17-2012, 03:07 PM
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I'm going on Saturday to look at a '96 with a JR M45, non-intercooled and run off a JR Powercard. Anything in particular I should be looking for/at with respect to the blower? Car has 96K miles, sounds like its in decent shape. Don't know a whole lot beyond that, other than that the car has passed emissions and has no CELs.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:56 PM
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Look at the bypass actuator, the arm wears as well as the bellcrank it operates. The actuator can be replaced and DDM has a WonderBracket to fix the bellcrank. I'd ask how many miles the supercharger has on it, and if any repairs have been done (replacement of oil, nose coupler etc). Beyond that just drive it and see how it feels.
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Don't do it, Powercards are slow, no FMIC is crap. Find a car with a mp62, real ecu and tdr fmic. If you don't you will be spending 2k on parks and up to 1k more for tuning.
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or do what I did, buy it, sell the SC and DIY a turbo for less.
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Bell Intercooler > TDR
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Originally Posted by jeff_man View Post
Don't do it, Powercards are slow, no FMIC is crap. Find a car with a mp62, real ecu and tdr fmic. If you don't you will be spending 2k on parks and up to 1k more for tuning.
I had planned on getting MSsomethingorother, as I've heard nothing good about Powercards. I conveniently have a FMIC I could throw on also. All that being said, the car sold before I could look at it :(
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