Sho's 2007 ms3 build

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    Big thanks to @Mauro_Penguin for sending out his old kw rear height adjusters to me. I was able to swap those over and replace my seized ones this afternoon and get the ass end of the car raised up!
     
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    I'm glad they were able to help you out!:thumbsup:
     
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    WOT @ 2700rpm vs ~3600. Same road, 18* temp difference. comparison of temps on same road.jpg
     
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    Damn, that looks solid as hell and just hangs on up top. Cant get much flatter of a tq curve.

    Ive been kinda comparing my build to yours, but I think you have me beat pretty handily.
     
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    I wont have you beat for long if you get yours done! ;)

    Keep in mind I'm on stock head bolts, and a stock ported intake manifold. My car is tapped out. If I had some non oem valve springs and could Rev another 500 rpm, I could probably make 600... But we'll save that for another build.

    You have proper manifold and 2 more injectors and head studs, I imagine. Do work!!!
     
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    Eh, I dont think my little turbo has that much in it. I will be happy if I can break 500, ecstatic if I can get 550 I just got it running yesterday and it seems to be good, so Im gonna hit Will up here soon to get back on the tuning wagon. Try and get things dialed in.

    You need a manifold and you will really open it up. I have to imagine at 35psi your shit is super choked. Swap those head bolts too just for safety lol.

    Im also on the stock head hardware, so I also dont have the ability to push too high up in the RPMs either.
     
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    Yeah I'm debating a lot of things. If I can set aside enough cash without affecting other things, I'll probably have another motor built down the road that can handle a lot more and get a proper manifold and PI setup. Until then, I'm just trying to keep this bastard running haha.

    The current motor has 66.5 k on it now and the churbo has 60k+. I'm expecting the turbo to not last too much longer (my first pte blew its seals around 50k lol)
     
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    Indian summer out here in Ohio. Here's a 4th gear sweep to 7100 rpm on an 85* day with 80% humidity.



    With some convincing from Mark, over the winter I'll be finally upgrading from a stock intake manifold to a jmf and upgrading the Valve springs at minimum. We'll see where she goes!
     
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    I'm excited to see these changes! Think you'll refresh your block at all? I'm considering a mild head/trans/clutch cleanup this winter too.
     
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    Don't think I'll touch the bottom end. When the oil pan was off in June for bsd/oil pan baffle, rear main, clutch, and a new pickup tube, everything looked good. So if anything, as long as it still has compression, I'll only be touching the top end.
     
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    Man I have a feeling this is going to really open things up for you.
     
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    So, a few weeks ago, 0.7 miles away from home after getting stuck in traffic, my slave cylinder decided to fail again. That particular slave cylinder liked to over extend if I actually pushed the clutch all the way to the floor, so I had just gotten in the habit of not pushing it in all the way. Well anyways, I probably got tired in traffic and accidentally pushed it all the way down and it spat fluid everywhere and I had to get towed home since the clutch pedal got stuck to the floor. Here's a pic I took while I waited for the tow truck to get me (can see the puddle of brake fluid under the car and the front bumper in the car since its too low to get on a tow truck with it on)
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    Today, I finally had time to mess with the car. Installed the newer revised oem hardline and a new slave that I ordered from the good folks at edgeautosport.com.

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    The hardline was surprisingly easy to swap once I swung the intake up and put of the way and took the battery box out. After 15 min, had everything swapped over and called my dad over to help bleed it. All is well now!
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    I wonder why the slave blows out like it does. Im about to take a trip for work for a few days and am worried my new slave will say fuck you in the middle of nyc rush hour traffic. Did your slave blow fluid out from the rubber boot?
     
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    So the first 2 times my slave cylinder blew (years ago), it did blow fluid from the boot. This time, it was leaking where the hardline and slave connect, which is why i also replaced the line. As to why... Im not sure, but probably has to do with the internals of the slave being plastic. Ms6 slaves hold up much better, and their rod is metal. Keep an eye out, once my buddy has some free time, we'll be adapting something to use as an alternative for the ms3.
     
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    Some (t)rolling shots from the weekend
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    Little speedo vid on the R888's. 58* and damp, so it did not hook at times (see tach jumping in 4th)

     
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    Still amazes me how short logs are with a gen 1 ecu sometimes.

    Did a 4th gear on Friday just to check up on things. Everything is still looking good. Don't mind the fluctuations in afr. We're targeting 12.0 and there's enough eth that I don't really worry about the 12+ at times

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    So, this is the sp63/c-f-m solution to oil cap breathers slinging oil on a gen 1 vc. I had a gift card laying around and hadn't touched my car in a few week, so I figured I'll try it for shits and giggles. Looks like the length on the billet piece is to keep it from picking up any oil being slung by the timing chain.

    It'll be a while before I can test and see if it actually works, but we'll see.

    Next up, some sort of intake manifold upgrade...and clean/repaint the valve cover. 1216171419a.jpg 1216171420.jpg 1216171420c.jpg
     
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    Ordered the CS TB. Now just need to find a jmf.

    Once it warms up out of the single digits, new control arms and new parts will go on. Winter needs to be over!
     
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