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    Everything is coming along nicely Steve, looks great.
    Want to see my car? Click here!
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    I've fixed the shifter now. Its got a very solid shift feel to it now. Hooked up the cables and it now changes to 2nd/4th/reverse.
    I've got my 4bidden shifter set to the shortest setting too. Crazy short.

    Managed to break my heater valve in the process (the one from the jdm climate control conversion).
    Ended up at a shop this morning with a very helpful guy who managed to find me a commodore heater valve that is very similar.

    I'll post some pics of it all tonight.

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    Here's the comparison between the prelude one (left) and commodore one (right).







    Shifter and heater valve re-installed.

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    so sad to see a nice 4g with a gay holden part in it . but on the up side a very smart fix there steve .


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    PS: Can't wait to see your beast in action.. going to be one the highest power 3rd gens out there i reckon..
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    I am going down now to show them mine....

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    HOLDEN parts in it.......! Eeeeeeeew...!

    I hope you washed it well before installing it....!
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    When words fail, VTec speaks!

    Quote Originally Posted by EXO8IC View Post
    My car is a twin turbo and has a blow valve with another little valve thing attached which silences that WOOSH (which I HATE) but it makes more of a strange sucking noise which can be heard quite loudly from my vents on the bonnet. It's quite odd...

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    Well its not exactly the first holden part I've put in it

    The cruise control unit is Holden too.

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    I'll pretend I didn't hear that....!
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    When words fail, VTec speaks!

    Quote Originally Posted by EXO8IC View Post
    My car is a twin turbo and has a blow valve with another little valve thing attached which silences that WOOSH (which I HATE) but it makes more of a strange sucking noise which can be heard quite loudly from my vents on the bonnet. It's quite odd...

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    same same


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psgNZjLqRrw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRn-1Oeashw

    Quote Originally Posted by SAKI View Post
    PS: Can't wait to see your beast in action.. going to be one the highest power 3rd gens out there i reckon..
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman View Post
    I am going down now to show them mine....

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    Whats wrong with Holden?. At least its a fix... Ford parts are the eeeewy ones. Wait theres a Ford Laser reserviour in the car, no wait its actually a Mazda part then

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    So this weekend I installed the driveshafts. Brand new ones.

    Whilst on the install war-path, I discovered something odd about my front suspension - this pic might help show the problem...



    Or perhaps this one?



    Basically Pedders at Lawnton (when installing my Energy suspension bushing kit a few years ago) decided it would be a good idea to hack the shit out of a bushing to use it as a bump stop. That doesnt impress me much.

    I then decided to give the top hats a nice new coat of paint...



    Then got through rebuilding the strut assembly and discovered one of my koni yellows is leaking fluid



    Sitting in the pajero - taking both to a shop tomorrow to get re-gassed.


    In the mean time, both Ian and I decided we'd test the intercooler pipe work for boost leaks (in both our cars).
    Here's the setup we came up with to test.





    Clamp the PVC on the front of your turbo then let pressure in from your air compressor like you're inflating a tyre.
    Its recommended to undo your oil filler cap so that you dont blow seals in the engine by putting too much air pressure in.

    In our case we tested up to 5psi and it holds boost nicely after a few leaks were discovered! I also flicked on the ignition to check the MAP sensor was reading boost when I opened the throttle body.
    Thats how we discovered the following problem.



    The most unexpected leak came from the seals on the fuel injectors. As you can see here, a trip to the local autobarn resulted in me using a 5/8th firewall grommet as a spacer for the seal on the fuel injectors.
    They no longer leak any boost. It may also allow me to adjust my idle better. Win win.

    Thats all for now.

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    i made a boost leak tester really similar with an old bolt on type tire valve.
    ive seen people make them with air hose fittings, but i think its better to slowly build the pressure, rather than blasting 50psi in one go.
    koni shouldnt cost too much for a re valve. is there somewhere in qld you can take them? that wont use old shit as bump stops :p

    PM me for all your car audio and other miscellaneous installation needs.

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    Yea, I'm looking at making one with air hose fittings with higher flow. Mainly because I could only run up 5psi without it leaking out through the rings/crank case.

    As for the bump stops, I will reserve comment until my dealings with pedders have ceased. I'll post it all up when its sorted.

    Edit: interested to know why my thread was closed. Re-opened now.

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    I thought I would post an account of my dealings with Pedders since posting the bump stop images on Sunday.
    These are actual un-edited email transcripts and I think they speak for themselves.



    From: Michael Green
    Sent: Monday, 21 February 2011 8:25 AM

    Hello Mr Macnaught,

    In reference to your post http://www.preludeaustralia.com/foru...hread&p=702462 , bump-stops are often made from a wide range of materials, usually either rubber or polyurethane. We often find rubber type bump-stops commonly fail in this way, particularly on lowered vehicles. I’d suggest opting for a ‘different’ material bump-stop, similar to the bump-stops Pedder’s manufacture, while the shock absorbers are out of the vehicle, offering you a smoother ride and bump-stop longevity. I’m more than happy to help you with this exercise, our contact details are below.

    Regards

    Michael Green
    Branch Manager
    Lawnton - QLD
    To which I replied with the following email:

    From: Steven McNaught
    To: Michael Green
    Sent: Tuesday, 21 February 2011 12:57 AM

    Hi Michael.

    The bump stops I refer to in my forum post were installed by your team at Pedders at Lawnton.
    You may remember the car as it was in for over 2 days to get a full set of poly polyurethane bushings installed (which I supplied).

    I will gladly show you the bump stops which were installed at the time (as per the pictures I posted).
    The rubber is perfectly soft and pliable, and it definitely does not look like a “failed bump stop” as you mention.

    The actual scenario is not the fault of the bump-stop itself, nor the fact that it is made of rubber.
    The fault lies with the installer of the bump stop. It was in fact butchered with a Stanley knife and installed whilst the shock remained assembled with the spring and strut top.

    The other bushing (not pictured in the thread) was somehow drilled out and installed on its side as a bump stop. I’ve attached a picture for you to see just how ridiculous this situation really is.

    I have now purchased Fulcrum Super Pro foam / polyurethane bump stops for the vehicle and plan on installing them when the shocks go back in.

    Thanks,
    Steve.

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    Pedders then replied with the following:

    From: Michael Green
    Sent: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 7:29 AM

    Steve,

    It’s great to see that you have decided to go with the foam/polyurethane bump-stop, always my first recommendation.

    Regards

    Michael Green
    Branch Manager
    Lawnton - QLD

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    Ok. I'm confused.
    But thats nothing new.
    Your thread was closed? Reopened?
    Was it because of comments you made regarding a service you were unhappy with?
    And if so, why were you censored?
    As we should all be aware if this can happen. I've praised service before, and also when I get substandard service, i'd like to know i'm able to warn my friends (yes, you all) so they can beware.

    What is the story? (if this is the right place to ask. Risking going off topic)
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    When words fail, VTec speaks!

    Quote Originally Posted by EXO8IC View Post
    My car is a twin turbo and has a blow valve with another little valve thing attached which silences that WOOSH (which I HATE) but it makes more of a strange sucking noise which can be heard quite loudly from my vents on the bonnet. It's quite odd...

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    I think the thread was accidentally closed by someone. I re-opened it.

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