* Robo… new motor & turbo.. 28 days until recover mode for your car? Wow... Big upgrade again for you, I am not surprised by this at all though. lol
What happened to your old motor & turbo? Dead and gone? Still good? 28 days detox mode 12 step... too much permagrin intoxication for you. Happens.
New for 2019... Auto X.. watch out all the guys Robo ran last year.. something new and improved for Max. MAX 2.0 version, err 2.4 version...
Old engine and turbo are still in the car and I'm still driving it everyday but I think I have something going on in the head. Have a terrible and inconsistent vacuum leak. Car cruises okay but some misfires under acceleration (along with a very lean condition which is probably what is leading to the misfires) and idle is all over the map. Vacuum jumps around from -21 inches of mercury then up to like -10 or -7 inches of mercury. Sometimes it stalls at idle after driving for a while, sometimes its perfect. Performed a pressure test and everything outside of the engine looked good but heard a strange buzzing sound from the back side of the engine under pressure...like a reed in a wind instrument. Think that might be the head gasket. The new motor wasn't ordered because of this problem, just REALLY good timing.
So I don't push it and just drive it to and from work (80-95% highway cruising depending on traffic) and hope she gets by until January...LOL For AutoX I just hope I make all 6 races this year since they expanded the schedule.
Labor costs are just going to be the cost of some tools i may need, scraped knuckles and hours in the garage. Me and the old man are going to be putting her in starting this weekend once im off of work for the holidays (friday 12/21). But the tuning will be done by Dave at PAW so im thinking it will all be said and done by the first week of January. I will be posting updates through the install and i will also follow up through the break in period so hopefully my thread can be of use to someone on here.
Funny about batteries.. i seem to have had the same issue with the sky. Purchases turbo kit.. oh upgrade to dual ball bearing? okay! and a nice powdercoat.. sure! how bout some afr and boost gauges with a nice pod? but maybe i need to throw in some engine bling to match the powdercoat too.. lets do it! Actually this might be a nice time to mention what else is done to Scarlett (performance wise): Center feed fuel rail - convert to return style system with a higher boost level (only about 8 psi to start), chassis brace bundle from DDM, short thow shifter because racecar, DDM slotted rotors, hi flow cat and 2.5" catback from solo performance. Other than that i have been preparing for boost. Bought Some colder plugs, Got a wideband 02 kit, boost gauges, A pillar pod from DDM, high temp coolant lines and of course some engine bay bling to go with the kit.
How are you doing your return system? I was told by DDM that once they ship that fuel rail with the ends plugged that they have not had good luck removing those end plugs without fouling the threads or stripping the plug. I wound up having to order a second fuel rail with those plugs uninstalled to be the foundation of my setup. Would like to develop my own fuel rail specifically for this setup. Also, what fuel pump are you going with? I did a 255lph Walbro but I think they make a 450 now that will work with our systems. I think @RickyD
has a pair of them in his tank to feed his setup...either that or the gentleman with the 2JZ on Facebook...one of the two has them. The 255lph is fine for my setup unless I switch over to E85.
If i were to add it all up ive spend a lot upgrading my polished turd. I say polished turd because I think the styling on the car is superb, but the base just doesnt have the brawn to back the beauty. although with the addition of boost i should be solving my turd issue. Hehe.
ACTUAL UPDATE: The kit actually arrived early this morning In a big ass box!!! So Im going to do an overview of the instructions and make sure theres not any tools i may be missing and i will be posting some preview pics of the powdercoat later today. This last week of work is going to be a long one. Should have some actual progress on the install by Saturday. Stay tuned!
LOL Christmas came a week early. LOL Sounds like my build. New valve cover in orange because the red one I have now just won't do. Charge pipes need to get repainted. New injectors because the old ones won't go up to these power levels but mind you the old ones only went in when the turbo went on. Oh, might as well change engine mounts since the engine will be out. Oh, cooling issues