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    Junior Member MR-VTEC's Avatar
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    congrats man

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    x2 ^^^^ glad its all working out for you dude .


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    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..
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    I am going down now to show them mine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR-VTEC View Post
    congrats man
    Hello stranger.


    Prelude: Sold.
    S2000: Sold.
    NSX: Sold.
    F355: Coming...

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    Well I spent the entire week(nights) tidying up the passenger side fender. There was lots to do, and I basically tore down the whole setup on that side to fully tie up all the loose wiring and hoses to make sure nothing will rub on the tyres.
    I also installed the fender liner on the passenger side and made sure nothing was pushing it out of place.

    In the mean time, I also decided that my wastegate/boost controller/vacuum setup was not correct. After some deliberation I decided to set it up as shown in this diagram:



    It seems to be confirmed on the Neptune PWM Boost Control discussions in the HRTuning website. If anyone has any opinions/thoughts on how this setup will work, let me know.
    The only difference in my configuration is that I've run the "boost source" from the intake manifold instead of directly from the turbo (as the diagram shows).

    I still have some tidying up to do on the driver's side. I will also install the fender liner on that side once I've got it sorted out.
    I cant wait to get this baby down to the tuners for a good run on the dyno!

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    Everything i've read says to make sure that the boost source comes from before the intake manifold. I was helping a mate install a tee controller on his skyline and initially we had the reading coming from the intake manifold but after reading the instructions we changed it to a nipple on the intake pipe near the turbo. Made bugger all difference that i could tell, neither setup would spike past 10psi at all. Maybe it only makes a difference if you run lots of boost.
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    you sir, are a prelunatic.

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    just be sure to invert the controller signal from your ecu now that it's setup that way
    ~Ian~

    Anything thing I say is my opinion, all care, but no responsibility taken.

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    Yeah, I've read differing opinions from direct off turbo to off the manifold. I prefer the manifold because its closer to the MAP sensor which is where the ECU takes its engine boost measurement from.

    Yep, Ian I will be inverting the controller signal. I saw that checkbox there and figured that was the case.
    This setup seems to be the more "recommended" way of doing it with an external wastegate. Not sure if it really matters.

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    all depends on what you are trying to achive steve . what boost you want to run in your system . ive always trusted TURBOSMART and talk to them reg if im unsure about something . im running a 2 port connection method 2 with a 14psi wastegate spring in conjuction with my eboost2 and have been told 30psi in my system will be no problems . here is some info and diagrams from turbosmarts website , you may not like turbosmart but hopfully the information will help put your mind at ease ?


    e-Boost 2 connection methods
    Turbosmart recommends using the wastegate in conjunction with the Turbosmart e-Boost.
    The first method of installation is a one port connection. If the desired boost level is not achieved i.e. boost level is too low, or not
    controllable, it is recommended that the wastegate spring be changed to a spring which is closer to the desired boost pressure or to trial
    a 2 port connection method.
    There are 3 different 2 port connection methods that can be trialled to achieve different results. The 2 port method (1) can be used if
    there is high exhaust manifold back pressure forcing the valve open. The 2 port method (2) allows the user to achieve the maximum
    boost pressure their turbo system is capable of. If a wide range of boost pressures is desired i.e. 5 – 40 PSI, a 2 port connection with a
    4 port solenoid (sold separately – TS-0301-2003) might be needed.

    http://www.turbosmartonline.com/index.php?s=downloads


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    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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    hey dude any updates ? im hanging out for my weekly dose of perfection in automotive modding & building !!!!!!!!!!!!!! you know i hate waiting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    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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    Latest update, i've put about 300kms on my new engine now - its running pretty well.
    I have a few issues with tuning, but nothing a little bit more time wont fix.

    I need to concentrate on making the car look pretty for Craig's wedding which is a couple of weeks away...

    Lately I've been busy with websites and other work related stuff.

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    so are we all going to get a vid of this animal living and boosting ?


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    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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    You'll get a vid when I'm happy with how the out side of her looks..until then not a lot will get posted here I'm afraid man

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludecrs View Post
    Hello stranger.
    Hey man, yeah its been awhile. Threw the covers off a little something i had laying around today. First time i've worked on a car since november last year :O

    Come on Stevo, we're all waiting on numbers :p

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    Good to hear you're back into cars Richard! Interested to lay eyes on your new project.

    In the mean time, a little update - I glued the sideskirts back on her last night.
    But not before I did the following:

    1. wrapped the power steering hard lines in foam (under the guards was making funny noises)
    2. ran the lines for the washer bottle - hooked them back up to the hood as well.
    3. discovered a clamp had come off one of the silicone couplers on the cooler piping.

    Havent solved the clamp issue yet as it got late and I was getting frustrated with it.


    Dont worry guys, I will be getting a tune on this bad boy real soon.
    I'm in the process of running in the engine still. Just taking her out for longish drives and varying the revs.

    The plan is to do an oil flush and change, then take her down to the tuners for some dyno time.

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    So its been a while since I posted an update in here...

    The latest news:

    ~2 weeks ago

    I was out tuning the car with PJF_Lude (appreciate your help buddy) and it started making a funny noise. So we pulled her back home and popped the hood to find an exhaust leak. The turbo manifold has cracked on one of the runners.
    Being that we're now only a week out from J3Nova's Wedding (where I will be driving the bride to the wedding), I decided it was not the right time to attempt a repair. So I just sighed and walked away from the car.

    Last weekend.

    Went to supercheap for 20% off sale and purchased a rotary buffer. Got some detailing gear too. Went to town on it on Sunday and she's cleaner and shinier than its been in 3 years. I'm incredibly tired right now, but the car looks amazing.
    Here's all I'm going to let you guys see, because just like the bride's dress, J3nova shouldnt be able to see the car she's coming in, until the day of the wedding

    Enjoy the photo




    The future of the build is uncertain at the moment. The latest plan so far is... new turbo, new wastegate, new manifold. I'm going to make it up with v-band flanges so its a hell of a lot easier to remove components - and I will be redoing the dump pipe. Unfortunately its really failing me because of how low it hangs under the engine. I will be sorting out some oval pipe to re-do that section of the dump and make sure it clears the ground as much as possible.

    Its all very frustrating to have had the car going so well, then get to this point and have things break. I guess its a lesson learnt in "do it once, do it right".
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