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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 04:15 PM
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Posted By rb92673
Why not install it in the head? You will get a...

Why not install it in the head? You will get a much more accurate reading. Where you have it, it will only be accurate when the thermostat is open. You can get an adapter for that VDO sender so it...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-12-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,076
Posted By rb92673
I have seen my stock 740 girlings with cheap...

I have seen my stock 740 girlings with cheap rotors glowing in 24 hour night races, but never experienced any fade with race pads and ATE Typ200 fluid.

Any problems I have had with brakes have...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-10-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,691
Posted By rb92673
When I safety wired the studs, I suspect they...

When I safety wired the studs, I suspect they stretched as the studs came out of the manifold with the studs. I have not analyzed my last failure.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-09-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,691
Posted By rb92673
I did read all that. My manifold/turbo is...

I did read all that. My manifold/turbo is drilled for 10mm studs. I have tried studs from an auto parts store, probably Dorman, with locking copper nuts, they backed out and broke off. Same studs,...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-06-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,691
Posted By rb92673
I know Josh at Yoshifab has a guy that makes...

I know Josh at Yoshifab has a guy that makes custom headers for him, but that seems like another rabbit hole. I am not sure how well they will stand up to 24 hours of straight racing.
Forum: performance & modifications 11-04-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,691
Posted By rb92673
I did here. ...

I did here.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=356443

I might just weld the hot side to the manifold.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-30-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By rb92673
I had a bad fuel pump that worked fine at stock...

I had a bad fuel pump that worked fine at stock boost levels, but when I added more boost it would cut out at higher RPM/Boost levels.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-27-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,691
Posted By rb92673
If you want to come down to San Clemente, I can...

If you want to come down to San Clemente, I can show you my T3/T4 setup on my Lemons car. The turbo is actually removed right now so it is easy to see. I went from Garrett T3 to the T3/T4 setup.
...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By rb92673
Why not use a RX7 oil cooler? Lots of Lemons...

Why not use a RX7 oil cooler? Lots of Lemons racers use them.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,210
Posted By rb92673
Any details on where you added the accusump into...

Any details on where you added the accusump into your system? I already have two sandwich adapters on my B230ft, one to the oil cooler and another for the remote oil filter. I am thinking about...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By rb92673
I was not able to find a spec either, I used the...

I was not able to find a spec either, I used the recommendation from Stealthfti in this old thread.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=27317

~18 lb/ft with red locktite.

I...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-12-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,676
Posted By rb92673
Just curious, have you tried third? It seems...

Just curious, have you tried third? It seems like you have the power, but it sounds like lots of wheel spin. Maybe third once you get going will help you keep the power on the ground. Second sounds...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-08-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,993
Posted By rb92673
The Volvo Service Manual I have lists a B230F...

The Volvo Service Manual I have lists a B230F USA/Canada at 114hp/5400 RPM and 135 ft lb/2500 RPM.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-07-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By rb92673
Are the holes on the turbo hot side smaller than...

Are the holes on the turbo hot side smaller than the 10mm studs? If so, then yes you need to match them to the studs. Mine was drilled for 10mm.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,261
Posted By rb92673
Does it go to the floor as the car is moving, or...

Does it go to the floor as the car is moving, or if the car is on and parked. If while driving it may be the sign of a bad wheel bearing causing the rotor to move back and forth, pushing the brake...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,691
Posted By rb92673
Have you done a compression and leak down test? I...

Have you done a compression and leak down test? I had similar issues on my lemons car and it turned out to be a burnt exhaust valve. Unburnt fuel was burning in the exhaust manifold producing lots of...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-02-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By rb92673
I don't see why Microsquirt/Megasquirt would be a...

I don't see why Microsquirt/Megasquirt would be a big budget item. You are going to be spending a lot of money on turbo, fuel pumps, injectors, wideband, etc. Spending $350 on a Microsquirt...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By rb92673
Mine manifold was re-drilled and then tapped for...

Mine manifold was re-drilled and then tapped for M10 x 1.5 for a T3 exhaust side. I took the exhaust side of the turbo off to make it easier to attach.

I have not had success with keeping the...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By rb92673
Will this work? ...

Will this work?

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=b230-b200-b23-crank-sensor-bracket
Forum: performance & modifications 09-30-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,226
Posted By rb92673
Adding more boost isn't a solution if it is...

Adding more boost isn't a solution if it is running super rich. You need to figure out why it is running rich.

Do you have access to a fuel pressure test kit to see what it is doing at idle and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By rb92673
I think it is the only thing in my engine bay not...

I think it is the only thing in my engine bay not leaking oil.

https://i.imgur.com/OQActB1l.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By rb92673
I used that kit or similar mounted to the...

I used that kit or similar mounted to the sandwich plate.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By rb92673
I used this banjo bolt in my fuel filter and a...

I used this banjo bolt in my fuel filter and a fuel pressure sensor off eBay. Wired to microsquirt.

https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/fuel-pressure-banjo-bolt-thread-adapter-for-24-valve-cummins/
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By rb92673
Where is CA are you at? I have a bunch of 007...

Where is CA are you at? I have a bunch of 007 MAFs I don't need anymore.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
Thanks for the gasket link. I was not running...

Thanks for the gasket link. I was not running any gasket.

I don't know if the studs stretched, but I have to tear it down and rebuild the turbo anyways. In fact the entire bottom end ran it's...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-15-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
So the above setup did not work after several...

So the above setup did not work after several hours of racing. Leaking boost between the manifold and turbo again.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-09-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,443
Posted By rb92673
As I understand it, passenger car oil has been...

As I understand it, passenger car oil has been changed over the years to meet clean engine standards. Newer cars don't need lots of zinc to keep things like flat tappets happy. Valvoline makes a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By rb92673
You can remove the downpipe and see if the...

You can remove the downpipe and see if the wastegate flapper is damaged. Its just three nuts. Eventually they wear out or it might have even fallen off. If you disconnect the actuator arm you can...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,659
Posted By rb92673
Why not a T04E 50 trim. Uses the same T3 hot...

Why not a T04E 50 trim. Uses the same T3 hot side configuration, so you can reuse your existing manifold, wastegate, downpipe. etc. Cold side is just bigger so you have to adapt your intake and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
When I disassembled the exhaust this weekend, the...

When I disassembled the exhaust this weekend, the studs were tight in the manifold and the crimped nuts were firmly attached. The safety wire was also intact. I am guessing the studs stretched very...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By rb92673
Yes, it is one continuous shielded wire pair from...

Yes, it is one continuous shielded wire pair from the EZK to the distributor. I think it is two wires with the third ground wire as the shield? I could be wrong though. Mine was also broken in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By rb92673
I am going through this right now. Cylinders 1...

I am going through this right now. Cylinders 1 and 4 had a very noticeable step at the top of bore, 2 & 3 weren't as bad. Turbo squirter block. Step was so large it would not overbore, so I am...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-19-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
Well I ordered an 'Inconel' studs set with A286...

Well I ordered an 'Inconel' studs set with A286 studs (which really isn't Inconel), Nord-Lock style washers and special nuts. We will see how it does at keeping the turbo attached in a 24 hour race...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
I do not, but it couldn't hurt.

I do not, but it couldn't hurt.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
After two hours on track the intake manifold and...

After two hours on track the intake manifold and turbo are glowing. There are some very high temp threadlockers available, but the safety wire between two studs should have kept it from turning.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
So... I have been reading a bunch on some turbo...

So... I have been reading a bunch on some turbo Miata sites about the same problem. Turbo street cars were fine with normal hardware, but the fast track cars were stretching the studs. Safety wire,...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
Was the turbo coming loose because the studs were...

Was the turbo coming loose because the studs were backing out?

What kind of nuts are you using with the nordlocks?

I have no gasket currently.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-17-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,725
Posted By rb92673
Help with T04E Turbo Leaks at Manifold

I have been having a hard time keeping my T04E turbo attached to my 90+ b230 exhaust manifold. This is on an endurance race 745. I run for 8-24 hours at a time.

I have used good copper coated...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-18-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,281
Posted By rb92673
I don't know the settings for using the tooth...

I don't know the settings for using the tooth gearing with LH2.4, but for initial startup on mine I set the timing to fixed at 10 degrees. I then adjusted the distributor to match that with a timing...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-15-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,143
Posted By rb92673
I believe this thread has the coolant temp sensor...

I believe this thread has the coolant temp sensor values I used. Remember it is the two wire sensor in the head, not the one wire.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=250181
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-15-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,143
Posted By rb92673
If you are using the GM MAP and IAT sensors, then...

If you are using the GM MAP and IAT sensors, then I believe you will only need to calibrate your coolant temp sensor and TPS. TPS is easy to do in tuner studio. Do you know what coolant temp sensor...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,136
Posted By rb92673
Why don't you have the catch can drain back into...

Why don't you have the catch can drain back into the oil pan?

Here is a pretty standard way of doing it:

https://www.240turbo.com/catchcan.html
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,210
Posted By rb92673
"It's not a tumor"

"It's not a tumor"
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,210
Posted By rb92673
I noticed it more after I installed a remote oil...

I noticed it more after I installed a remote oil filter kit. My seals have all gone bad due to the massive blowby and my current engine loses about a quart ever couple of hours. Fill it too the line...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-10-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,210
Posted By rb92673
I add an extra quart.

I add an extra quart.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,405
Posted By rb92673
I know this is Turbobricks where zip ties and...

I know this is Turbobricks where zip ties and ratchet straps are the approved method, but you can walk into any autoparts store in the world and get a J hook battery tie down kit for $10. Match that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,773
Posted By rb92673
How about this? ...

How about this?

https://www.amazon.com/GlowShift-Oil-Filter-Sandwich-Adapter/dp/B001PLNDF2

4 1/8 NPT ports and 3/4 for the filter. I think those are the sizes you need, double check.

The...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,218
Posted By rb92673
You could just reuse all your LH 2.2 sensors. ...

You could just reuse all your LH 2.2 sensors. Distributor with hall sensor, coolant temperature sensor (the two wire one), AMM, TPS, computers, wiring, etc. I believe the only real difference...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 07-01-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,037
Posted By rb92673
I have a head mounted Lh 2.2 dizzy. According to...

I have a head mounted Lh 2.2 dizzy. According to the microsquirt manual you can only set the trigger angle between 0-15 degrees or >55 degrees. If you set it in the range of 16-54 degrees it will...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 06-24-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,548
Posted By rb92673
Check your timing, and verify TDC. I had similar...

Check your timing, and verify TDC. I had similar results when I had a distributor with hall sensor that was clocked 180 degrees off.
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