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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Dirty Rick
Mahle turbo pistons will stick up, mine were up...

Mahle turbo pistons will stick up, mine were up .010".
Using them with a Cometic .036 gasket will put the pistons too close.
My motor someone cut the flat part of the piston so it did not stick up...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,055
Views: 495,441
Posted By Dirty Rick
I was looking at those pumps with the brushless...

I was looking at those pumps with the brushless motors, I think they also do PWM so the pump comes up with boost.
I think this is one https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hly-12-146
Combined with an...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-09-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,571
Posted By Dirty Rick
That is an Ironhead Sportster piston and the...

That is an Ironhead Sportster piston and the damage is due to a combination of stupidity and a bad tuneup.
I'm fairly certain the guy who did that was in a somewhat altered state at the time.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dirty Rick
The Thunderbolt fuel is double distilled to...

The Thunderbolt fuel is double distilled to eliminate the water content that is present in all ethanol used in pump gas, that is the difference. I am told there is only one other distiller in the US...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Dirty Rick
Well that did not answer my question. Most of...

Well that did not answer my question. Most of that info I had already found using the search feature.

However I did discover that turbo pistons poking out .010" is normal. So thanks for that.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Dirty Rick
Mahle gasket ???

What's the compressed thickness of a Mahle B230 HG?

the 5727 gasket if there are different gaskets.

It measures a whopping .0538" thick, new in the box.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dirty Rick
51 to 83% ethanol, no mention of water...

51 to 83% ethanol, no mention of water content....

15% old gas and the rest is water
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dirty Rick
I'm paying about half what race fuel costs or...

I'm paying about half what race fuel costs or better (near Pump suPremium prices).
Forum: performance & modifications 10-07-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By Dirty Rick
Define "Safe".

Define "Safe".
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,571
Posted By Dirty Rick
So what's the compressed thickness of a Mahle...

So what's the compressed thickness of a Mahle B230 HG?

It measures a wopping .0538" new in the box.

From another thread "The SAE says less than .036 does not produce significant gains"
That is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Dirty Rick
Assuming firing order is correct, rotor phasing,...

Assuming firing order is correct, rotor phasing, and cap condition has been checked.

Leakdown test to check headgasket integrity?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,615
Posted By Dirty Rick
This would be my first option if the trans is...

This would be my first option if the trans is well supported.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Dirty Rick
Thank ewe.

Thank ewe.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Dirty Rick
http://forums.turbobricks.com/attachment.php?attac...

http://forums.turbobricks.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16881&stc=1&d=1568708370

Anyone have part #s for #4 & #5, IPD was no help.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-19-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By Dirty Rick
I won't use pump E85 because it is not consistent...

I won't use pump E85 because it is not consistent and usually has a lot of water in it.

If you want to run real E85 I have burned many drums full of this stuff over the last few years bracket...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-18-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dirty Rick
It chemically changes the compression ratio. ...

It chemically changes the compression ratio.
Thus lowering the peak combustion temps, which in turn reduces oxides.

Oxygen has been depleted from Exhaust gas so it is considered inert and does...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-17-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,293
Posted By Dirty Rick
An EGR richens the fuel mixture by chemically...

An EGR richens the fuel mixture by chemically reducing the compression ratio.

Removing the EGR without a retune will leave a motor in a very lean state.

Another thing many dont realize is that...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,118
Posted By Dirty Rick
Don't guess on the timing. Or your next stop...

Don't guess on the timing.

Or your next stop may be the crusher.

Make a piston stop and install a pointer, a piece of coat hanger wire under a bolt works fine.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,129
Posted By Dirty Rick
At their price point (TB pricing) I'm not sure,...

At their price point (TB pricing) I'm not sure, need to find a local dealer?
Or become one!
I know they ship it all over the country.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,129
Posted By Dirty Rick
Don't bother with pump fuel or racing ga$. ...

Don't bother with pump fuel or racing ga$.

https://www.thunderboltracingfuel.com/

We have been using this for a few years now. Very consistent and economical in our 1/4mile cars (3) 10sec 9sec...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Dirty Rick
Use the manifold with no cracks. The one...

Use the manifold with no cracks.

The one with the bars between the head ports is better, less warping.

Port match it for more flow.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By Dirty Rick
now they have none...

now they have none...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By Dirty Rick
Anyone have an extra heat shield? My turbo...

Anyone have an extra heat shield?
My turbo project does not have one.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By Dirty Rick
For a pancake motor I would want a minimum of 4...

For a pancake motor I would want a minimum of 4 stages of pumping.
1 for pressure feed, 1 for each head (2), and 1 for the sump.

I don't see why you could not use the factory pump as a scavenge...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,044
Posted By Dirty Rick
Another issue with the pistons Mahle offers is...

Another issue with the pistons Mahle offers is weight.
The B230-FT pistons available are cast and they are BRICKS! 700+grams (715?)for the complete piston package!
The wrist pin supplied is large...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Dirty Rick
When using a BOV with an AMM the BOV should not...

When using a BOV with an AMM the BOV should not dump to atmosphere, it should recirculate the air.

The BOV must dump into the turbo inlet after the AMM or the AMM will measure dumped air and the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,389
Posted By Dirty Rick
It'll never run right, crush it....

It'll never run right, crush it....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By Dirty Rick
What struck me right off the bat is the common...

What struck me right off the bat is the common misconception that you can use a narrow band sensor to measure O2 levels.

The narrow band O2 sensor is a switching sensor and does not provide a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By Dirty Rick
Contact NGK and axe them why the wires don't fit...

Contact NGK and axe them why the wires don't fit and what the correct set # is.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Dirty Rick
Drive it til it quits, then crush it.

Drive it til it quits, then crush it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dirty Rick
Put a straight edge across the top of all of the...

Put a straight edge across the top of all of the valve stems, do #3 & 6 stick up farther?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-21-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,129
Posted By Dirty Rick
10 to 1 CR with what head? You can only make...

10 to 1 CR with what head?

You can only make a flat top piston come up so far.....

Use a head that has not been milled and do not use a thin gasket.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dirty Rick
Don't mess with the warm up settings until you...

Don't mess with the warm up settings until you have a solid hot tune, they will have to be reset after the hot tune is adjusted.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-12-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dirty Rick
I used the DIY 24-1-1 disc as a 12-1 crank for a...

I used the DIY 24-1-1 disc as a 12-1 crank for a fast sync

50-mm-optical-trigger-wheel (https://www.diyautotune.com/product/50-mm-optical-trigger-wheel-for-nissan-sr20det-or-ka24de/)

They also...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-03-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dirty Rick
Diamond will make a volvo version of the LS2K...

Diamond will make a volvo version of the LS2K piston for $200 ea

Way better than the 700+ gram Mahle offering

In line with the Yoshi pricing for the Arias.

Which rod are you going to use,...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-02-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,177
Posted By Dirty Rick
Sounds like a Harley with Drag Pipes! The...

Sounds like a Harley with Drag Pipes!

The key here is "weird" as in not normal or outside normal parameters.
I think bob may be onto something.
Forum: aftermarket engine management 08-02-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,177
Posted By Dirty Rick
You say "tuned on a Dyno", running Auto-Tune in...

You say "tuned on a Dyno", running Auto-Tune in Tuner Studio is the same (maybe better).

The only thing you need a Dyno for is the illegal wheel speeds.

A good tune is not something that you...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dirty Rick
I just ran a pre-OBD car through DEQ and they did...

I just ran a pre-OBD car through DEQ and they did an Idle test and a 2500 rpm test checked the filler neck for an unleaded nozzle restrictor and used a mirror to check for CAT. Had to replace the...
Forum: website & board 07-21-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Dirty Rick
Use external picture hosting solutions. ...

Use external picture hosting solutions.

https://i.postimg.cc/FFJsN457/IMG-0676.jpg
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-16-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,177
Posted By Dirty Rick
Just remember a MicroSquirt is a neutered MS2 and...

Just remember a MicroSquirt is a neutered MS2 and does not support all the MS2 features.
And a MS3 will do way more than a AEM EMS 4 for near the same price.

Although a modified MS2 will do most...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By Dirty Rick
"I pulled the fpr and got a ton of fuel out of...

"I pulled the fpr and got a ton of fuel out of the rail while cranking."

This is not a valid fuel pressure check.

"Maybe the ecu has to be mounted to the chassis to work for grounding...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,951
Posted By Dirty Rick
Sheared cam key? Sheared Crank key? Jumped...

Sheared cam key?
Sheared Crank key?
Jumped time?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-09-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Dirty Rick
There is something goofy about the sizes (3...

There is something goofy about the sizes (3 different sizes?) Redblock?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dirty Rick
The $1000 difference/deductible is the...

The $1000 difference/deductible is the responsibility of the crasher. Not the crashee.

You were hit due to no fault of your own, you should be made whole.

Your insurance company might want to...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-03-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Dirty Rick
I'm guessing the 96 has a flywheel sensor and...

I'm guessing the 96 has a flywheel sensor and empty (rotor only) distributor.
I did not talk about MS3 it has many more features.
And if you plan to go there you should start there as the MS2...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-03-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Dirty Rick
I recommend a v3.0 which will be easier to modify...

I recommend a v3.0 which will be easier to modify for coil on plug or other goodness (Peak & Hold drivers, PWM Idle, high current ignition drivers, Boost Control, launch control, etc) The only down...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Dirty Rick
Check the driveshaft support bearing . Drain...

Check the driveshaft support bearing .

Drain both axle and trans oil and look for metal before condemning either.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-29-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Dirty Rick
YES One side goes to the intake and the other...

YES One side goes to the intake and the other goes to the boost pipe or you will have a big boost leak.

Another reason is if you are using a AMM/MAF the IAC has to connect to measured air.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By Dirty Rick
If it has pumped debris best to replace. Id...

If it has pumped debris best to replace.

Id take a high mileage pump over one that was in a ruined or flat cam motor (that pumped garbage).
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Dirty Rick
The temp sensor is right there, don't know if...

The temp sensor is right there, don't know if that will cause a no-start.

TPS and IAT are near as well.
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