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  1. SharksInSpace

    SharksInSpace Planets and shit. Silver Member

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    I hate your car and this thread and am not proud of or excited for you at all.
     
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    thanks :) XOXO

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    Hell yeah, brother!
     
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    Woo! Hell of a thread man. I laughed I cried, I sold you half my parts collection. It had it all.

    4.5/5 stars
     
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    haha perfect and thank you for your contributions and all your heat treated parts
     
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    Congratulations on the successful engine build! I love the progress you had and all the useful info and techniques you shared.

    The check valve you put back into your fuel tank breather line, it prevents boost from leaking into your fuel tank. The check valve seals pressure (when in boost) out of the purge valve and so out of the tank. The purge valve itself controls the amount of vacuum that the fuel tank will experience. Since the purge valve doesnt seal perfectly on it's own, Mazda added that check valve to it.

    Keep an eye on that coolant plug you made. Depending on where it sits, it could build up an air bubble inside which can steam up and leak. Nothing to panic about, but definitely keep an eye on it as you break in the engine.
     
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    Good to know. The plug should not have too much air in it as I was leaking coolant all over while I installed it lol.
     
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    Update:

    I got my first 50 miles in yesterday. Found a LONG hill by a client I was working at and did a bunch of engine braking down it. Need to get the oil changed so I can drive it again but ran out of time last night. On the way home last night some lady rear ended a truck and the bridge I take has not shoulders so I was stuck in single line traffic for about 50 min. The 6 puck is WELL broken in. I was happy that my car did not over heat or leak any fluids so that was a positive. I am also thinking that I need to get a radio back in here. I took it out while the car was down so my wife could get an upgrade.

    I am over all very happy with how it is going and will be getting into boost a little after this change. The car is pretty different without the BS and full mounts. It is not too bad at idle or just cruising but as soon as I get up to 5k it sounds like it is going to the moon. ALL THE RESONANCE. Will keep everyone posted with break in progress.
     
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    break in deez nutz
     
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    You won't notice the vibes in the upper rpms once you open up that wastegate. That noise should silence everything else for you.
     
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    Can second this statement.
     
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    Update:

    I am at about 250 miles now. Been giving her a little boost here and there. Hit 13lbs today felt good. Still not going WOT but it is nice to merge with some power. I am running versatune and was getting tired of having the laptop setup so I decided to get Torque Pro going on my phone. I ordered Amoner Car Phone Holder it works great and the phone doesn't bounce around. I got tq setup pretty quick with the Mazda pid add on. This works well for keeping an eye on things but logging is not quite fast enough for WOT pulls.

    Kitbest Bluetooth OBD2 Scanner Mini

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    I also decided to do a boost leak test as I had not performed one since getting the car running. I went to Menards "it's like home depot" and picked up some parts. I will make a how to thread it is super simple. HOW TO THREAD LINK!!!
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    I found two small leaks in 2 of my couplers. Tightened them a bit and they went away. I tested at 25psi and started to get some leaking around the clamp from the turbo to the intake. This was of no concern considering the intake should never really see pressure anyways.

    I also ordered a radio as my kids have been asking for music and I am like ummmmmm so it came today and I have no idea when I will install it. I went with another JVC android auto head unit. I had one pre-zzb but put it in the wifes car while I was down. I decided to get the wifi version and am excited to not have to plug anything in. JVC KW-M855BW

    So far so good. I am really happy with how the car has been working and I am trying to get used to all the new sounds. I am very curious how loud it is outside the car and am ready to get that 1000 miles done. I have also been eliminating rattles as I can. Found a new one coming from my cabin light area so that is next on the list.

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    Bonus Material: Got this guy yesterday. Not sure when I will get PI going but it is nice to have it checked off the list @KiwiFlavor found me a deal :)

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    I made a beefy tester like that too, it's been in use for about 4 years now.

    I didnt waste time with a regulator though. I have a pressure gauge on the tester, along with a ball valve. I flood it with air from the compressor until it gets to the pressure I want, and then I close the ball valve. You can tell how bad the leaks are depending on how quick the pressure drains after the flood.

    I can provide pics later if you want.

    Also if you are going to test the intake like that, make sure your EBCS lines dont leak. I had a gremlin leak at the vacuum bleed from the EBCS/intake.
     
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