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Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By gsellstr
That's a lot of air from that HE341. I did run...

That's a lot of air from that HE341. I did run one of those prior to the Garrett on mine, definitely glad I had the big valved head at that time. With a 9:1 bottom end, it was a little laggy below...
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By gsellstr
The 531's are also prone to cracking into the...

The 531's are also prone to cracking into the spark plug port, where the 530's aren't.

Having run a stock 530, a mildly ported 530, and a mildly ported, big valved 531 on the same bottom end, the...
Forum: events 10-19-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
I believe the GGVCOA FB page has some on it.

I believe the GGVCOA FB page has some on it.
Forum: events 10-17-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
Had a good event, 47 cars total, must have been...

Had a good event, 47 cars total, must have been close to a dozen 122's, comparable 240's, with a smattering of everything else. It was nice seeing some old faces, a couple new ones as well. We are...
Forum: events 10-14-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
Also, for those looking for an 'afterparty', this...

Also, for those looking for an 'afterparty', this is going on in Sac Saturday as well, from 1-4.
https://www.capitolbeerfest.com/
Forum: events 10-14-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
Less than 48 hours to go folks!

Less than 48 hours to go folks!
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By gsellstr
NOT a fan of EBC Green's, the dust is absolutely...

NOT a fan of EBC Green's, the dust is absolutely horrendous. 100 miles and the rims are charcoal, 200 and they are black. Yellow's seem to be decent, running Wilwood 15A's up front now, going to Q's...
Forum: events 10-05-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By gsellstr
Stuck this for ya.

Stuck this for ya.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By gsellstr
Not necessarily. Given the timing changes under...

Not necessarily. Given the timing changes under load, when you roll into boost your timing will retard a bit, plus more voltage/current is required for the spark event. At idle, minimal is required...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By gsellstr
Yup, I'm with John, no issues swapping between...

Yup, I'm with John, no issues swapping between the two.

Chances are the first one that died, the solenoid may have been the issue, where it was only kicking in the electrical contact half of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By gsellstr
Yeah, I've got a couple boxes with various tunes,...

Yeah, I've got a couple boxes with various tunes, also have a factory non-EGR box you can throw in for testing purposes. I'm over off Power Inn and Fruitridge.

Low boost levels when it's doing it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By gsellstr
The M181 is $169 from Orielly, plus if you wait...

The M181 is $169 from Orielly, plus if you wait for one of their monthly 10-20% off deals, it gets pretty cheap, without having to ship. Last one I bought was $138 picked up in store after tax.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By gsellstr
Melling M181 is the 'high volume' pump with the...

Melling M181 is the 'high volume' pump with the same taller gears. Bought one early this year, confirmed it's still the 1.18" gears.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By gsellstr
That's easy enough to check with either an OBD...

That's easy enough to check with either an OBD dongle and app on your phone (I use Torque Pro), or a DVOM. Definitely valid points on it being super rich as well, but that will usually also have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By gsellstr
That was a common symptom of a failing cam sensor...

That was a common symptom of a failing cam sensor on the old M4.3/4.4 stuff. The cam sensor on those was only used during cranking, for injector sequencing until it lit off and pulled from the crank...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By gsellstr
What ^^^^ said. Reman stuff is utterly junk. Not...

What ^^^^ said. Reman stuff is utterly junk. Not being able to hang when it's loaded, but charging fine under no load makes me question the 'high capacity' statement of the build.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By gsellstr
It does depend a little on ambient temp though...

It does depend a little on ambient temp though Dave. Quite a few of the newer style internally regulated alternators will reduce the voltage as things heat up. My Denso did that, my Mechman does it,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-29-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By gsellstr
I'd be curious how Amsoil ranks now. That link...

I'd be curious how Amsoil ranks now. That link you posted, can't view the whitepaper on it anymore, same one that has been floating around for 20 years.
Forum: events 09-28-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
Oh please...you know this will be better! lol ...

Oh please...you know this will be better! lol

Serious though, miss you guys, bummer you won't be able to make it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-24-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,044
Posted By gsellstr
I've been able to stage my wagon down to a 2.0,...

I've been able to stage my wagon down to a 2.0, with a little more on the table if they prepped the track down here. For reference, I can leave at around 5-6psi on warmed slicks here and I end up...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,044
Posted By gsellstr
Damn Harald, I did better on that in the the 140....

Damn Harald, I did better on that in the the 140. Granted 4.1's and W50 at the time, with a TRASHED clutch that couldn't launch over 2k without slipping, but still...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-23-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,044
Posted By gsellstr
Nope, still only have 1 of 3 pics working.

Nope, still only have 1 of 3 pics working.
Forum: events 09-19-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
Sounds good, bring it over!

Sounds good, bring it over!
Forum: performance & modifications 09-14-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By gsellstr
I went the route of cutting the signal wire on...

I went the route of cutting the signal wire on mine, but I also have manual bypasses for track use so that route worked better in my instance.

John's right on the money. Just make sure you use a...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By gsellstr
FWIW I went thru all of my rigs, upgraded the...

FWIW I went thru all of my rigs, upgraded the wiring from stock to #4, saw some significant gains on all 3. Wagon was minimal but there was a little gain, also needed to do it given the 170A Mechman...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-11-2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,419
Posted By gsellstr
I'm running 9:1, around 20psi, and timing in...

I'm running 9:1, around 20psi, and timing in boost is pretty low already, can't imagine what 10:1 will be like, and 30psi, I wish you the best.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-10-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By gsellstr
I've got a couple decent condition ones sitting...

I've got a couple decent condition ones sitting on the parts bin if used are acceptable.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By gsellstr
Dunno, but it has worked well for me.

Dunno, but it has worked well for me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By gsellstr
It's a thick vinyl film to take the hard impact...

It's a thick vinyl film to take the hard impact and dull it, keeps the harshness off the glass.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By gsellstr
Depending on vehicle, they do have some pre-cut...

Depending on vehicle, they do have some pre-cut ones, haven't looked for our cars for ages. I did the cut to fit for the 740.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By gsellstr
The ride really won't change much going with the...

The ride really won't change much going with the poly up front, other than a little better handling. So far the folks I've installed the Superpro stuff in haven't found much sacrifice with poly up...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By gsellstr
I have Xpel on mine, been really happy with it,...

I have Xpel on mine, been really happy with it, and it works. Took a rock on the freeway, HEARD it hit the left headlamp, figured it was a goner. Got to work, looked, saw a scuff where it hit, that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-04-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By gsellstr
Again, there's a lot of internet lore and lack of...

Again, there's a lot of internet lore and lack of factual information already forming in this thread, without having needed details first. Brand A poly at an 80 durometer vs brand B at a 60 will give...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-03-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,044
Posted By gsellstr
Unless Kenny gets his **** to the track, they...

Unless Kenny gets his **** to the track, they won't have a chance in the Volvo powered class. Thems guys is all about the ellis juan swaps.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,044
Posted By gsellstr
No times for me this year guys, sorry. New motor...

No times for me this year guys, sorry. New motor won't be broken in and tune won't be solid before the year is up. 140 is still torn down.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-02-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 267,943
Posted By gsellstr
Wish the track was running last night and I had a...

Wish the track was running last night and I had a backup vehicle. Wagon was running nice with the cool weather, tune is still ****. Still waiting on the new motor as well, don't think I'll be making...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-01-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By gsellstr
Making a set of test bearings is a one time thing...

Making a set of test bearings is a one time thing that you reuse in the future, but it really does make it far easier to get things right the first time, without the stress of pulling and...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-27-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By gsellstr
Ya know, I know that story all too well. Several...

Ya know, I know that story all too well. Several shops around here, same thing. Even one of the large diff shops on the west coast, nope, no dice. Kinda sucks to be honest.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-26-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By gsellstr
Deadblow here as well for install, should be...

Deadblow here as well for install, should be around .006" preload on the carrier bearings.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-25-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By gsellstr
I've had some clunking and such with certain...

I've had some clunking and such with certain oils. Finally landed on Valvoline, only one I could find locally, and it seems to do really well in all 4 TT's I have (2 in the Dodge).

Did you do the...
Forum: events 08-19-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
Huh? No, the California Auto Museum on Front...

Huh? No, the California Auto Museum on Front Street.
Forum: events 08-18-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
Just a reminder everyone...please do RSVP at the...

Just a reminder everyone...please do RSVP at the email addy in the first post. We need to get a ballpark idea of how many people are coming.
Forum: events 08-17-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,449
Posted By gsellstr
Weekly bump!

Weekly bump!
Forum: events 08-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,024
Posted By gsellstr
Stuck this one for ya. We're doing a meet in Cali...

Stuck this one for ya. We're doing a meet in Cali that day as well, wish we could do some kind of interactive video thing on a big screen or something! lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By gsellstr
Not much difference between the heads honestly,...

Not much difference between the heads honestly, just the sodium filled exhaust valves. Since it sounds like you're going the F+T route, if you plan to push it hard the turbo head would be better, but...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-13-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,651
Posted By gsellstr
I couldn't find much either, but what I did find,...

I couldn't find much either, but what I did find, it looked like they were bought out. I can't find the site now unfortunately.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By gsellstr
I wonder if maybe you've got a pilot bearing...

I wonder if maybe you've got a pilot bearing that's not handling heat well? It could be slightly binding, so the input shaft is still retaining speed, won't slow down as much as it needs to?

Have...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By gsellstr
What fluid in the trans? That can make a pretty...

What fluid in the trans? That can make a pretty big difference. They were designed to run Dexron III, but the current run of the mill Dexron VI that is 'backwards compatible' is actually quite a bit...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By gsellstr
If you've been trying to run it with that big of...

If you've been trying to run it with that big of a leak, yeah, it will need to adapt a little, as it will with the AMM and injector swap. Also worth at least taking a peek at the simple stuff, plugs,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By gsellstr
I'd be looking for other air leaks. Did the IC...

I'd be looking for other air leaks. Did the IC split, a hose split that isn't obvious, something along those lines, especially since you mentioned it happened in boost. With the MAF unplugged, it...
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