Is She Looking Correct From The Outside.
Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:05 PM
The mrs has been in the shed and now i can't find the boost gauge I had. Ordered a cheapo one to arrive tomorrow so il see what's going on boost wise.
Drove it a little harder tonight and you can feel the turbo now at about 3500 revs but nothing like I expected or remember from previous runs out. Hopefully it's just a tune up it needs now.
Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:53 PM
Sounds like a name and shame is in order
Yes iv paid for loads lots of work to be done. They had the car three years all in. Spent thousands with them.
There's a few jobs I'm not best pleased with but to cut a very long story short iv now got the car back and moving on with it. It's cost way to much for a still none perfect car but iv just put it behind me and looking forward to finally using it.
Boost gauge isn't currently fitted no as dash is still not as I want it. It's here ready to go on though.
Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:51 PM
Strange situation I think though. Pretty sure most of their customers will be really happy and iv just got a rough deal.
Partly my fault and partly theirs.
Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:49 PM
They've left you in a position so you can finesse and tidy the installation yourself now to your tastes.
Simplify everything and you'll understand it on the way. Clean up all the wires and pipework, tidy them up, get it looking nice. Tidyness helps you see much better, if there's a leak or a fault.
There's a lot going on obviously in your engine bay but you can improve it bit by bit
If you get stuck just put a message on here I've found these guys to be very helpful
Treat yourself to some proper fuel hose clips and redo all the connections .
Your engine has been previously fitted with an aftermarket dump valve- make sure your original spring arrangement is still present in the inlet plenum. If it isn't youll be stalling tge turbo and that sounds great but isnt good for it. If it's all been blanked off get yourself a Bailey dump valve. I might be getting on a bit but I never got bored of the TISH
Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:17 PM
I still have the old dump valve ready to go back on. From an imprezza of memory serves.
First off the whole thing just needs a good clean when I know it's all running correctly that's where I'm going to start and slowly replace all the tired looking parts along the way.
Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:26 PM
Get yourself familiarised with it or I fear you'll get annoyed with it. I've seen swaps that look like this and nothing but trouble
I hope you take my words as intended
Edited by Mervyn, 05 July 2017 - 09:28 PM.
Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:31 PM
We don't call them projects for nothing I suppose 👍🏻
Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:49 PM
Took it off the centre of the inlet manifold where the bolt can be seen in the first pictures.
Findings are.... it shows 20 on the vacuum side of the guage when ideling. When I speed up it moves all the way to zero until I change gear at which point it drops back down to 30
If I roll up to traffic lights no throttle it drops right down to 30 and creeps back up to 20 again.
When looking for a suitable take off point I noticed a split in the vacuum hose to the dizzy on the carb end (not sure how much this would effect things)
To summarise then, the needle doesn't go on to the boost side of the gauge for any period of time. The odd wobble under the 2psi mark but that's it
Cheers for any thoughts. Pete
Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:03 PM
Vac side of things sounds normal, but you should be seeing boost. Was this engine run and tested before the work?
Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:16 PM
Been in contact with them and It's heading back for some re welding work so they will be looking at the engine as well.
Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:16 PM
Zero vacuum at full throttle is what any NA engine will do..
Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:28 PM
Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:46 PM
I'd check actuator preload for starters and check the wastegate isn't stuck open also.
Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:41 PM
Was getting frustrated burning myself and I dropped the c clip so I have to get a new one to carry on tinkering.
At least I have some progress though.
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