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Old 03-12-2008, 01:28 AM   #181
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Half a millimeter......now your talking my Canadian language.

You have much smaller problems than I do right now.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:31 PM   #182
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A little update here. I replaced the lifters last week (intended to, I 'broke in' the used motor with it'* own lifters, and have now switched back to my preferred set that my pushrods were designed for), and in the process kinda created a little leak.

I've now 'repaired' this leak 3 times, and am testing it under 5x the pressure (air) that the system would normally see with liquid. Just about have it nailed down, so I should be starting to put it back together again, but will need to pursue a more permanent non-prototype set of solutions soon.

I'm keeping last year'* top end on standby, and it won't go to the 'other' car until the IC is proven reliable.

EFFECTIVE has been proven, but there'* still a long way to go. Add many more hours of work to the running total. I've almost given up on it a couple times.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:19 AM   #183
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Please don't give up! This will be awesome! You've done so well so far. What caused the leak?
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:11 AM   #184
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What caused the leak?


Me. Too much force on one of the fittings caused a leak inside the LIM where my fittings mate to the core.

Leak is fixed, and it'* all sealed up again. I'm using this opportunity to re-route the inlet across the front valve cover. Should start going together today after work, weather permitting. Car is in the driveway.
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Great! Will there be more pictures?
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:02 PM   #186
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Pictures now would be moot. Just duplicating assembly pics from before, but I will post new inlet routing.

Weather is beautiful, I'm out there right now. I want to drive this to work in the morning.

Manifold? Check.
Bolts? Check.
Loctite? Check.
Distilled water? Check.
Ice? Check.
Glenfiddich? Checkarooni.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:06 PM   #187
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Weather is beautiful, I'm out there right now.
Glenfiddich? Checkarooni.
Ahh sun shine, scotch, working on the Zilla and Tho Wish I were there
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:18 AM   #188
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Got pretty far. You have to remember that this isn't a typical assembly any more. Custom gaskets and sealing, fasteners harder to get to, routing different for some stuff.

This evening'* entertainment and refreshment:
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See how deep the set screw is recessed in the lock nut on my AFPR? This would only achieve about 3.6 bar or so. Casper'* put this one together with too short of a screw. Back to the beginning on my fuel tuning. But I have a fix for that. Longer screws and better locknuts:



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One of these should fit. I forget the thread pitch. It'* either 8-32 or 6-32. I'm thinking #6.


Still need to hook up the radiator hoses and re-fill (less antifreeze this time around, and adding water-wetter), vac lines, fuel rail, FWI, harnesses, coils, plugs, wires, and alternator. Then there'* the typical filling and burping of the intercooler again after connecting the lines to the LIM.
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Wow I can't believe that regulator screw. Edit - Mine has 1/8" of thread left. I suppose they "screwed up" at the factory.
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My pump outflows your stock for stock and I've upgraded since then. I assume the issue was on Casper'* end.
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