Sho's 2007 ms3 build

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  1. SharksInSpace

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    with CS tb and standard Cobb fmic piping, i occasionally get a rev hang for a second or two when coming out of gear. haven't logged it so idk what tps is doing; also haven't revised my tune since install so not sure if tweaking that will eliminate it. it isn't a consistent phenomenon and i haven't noticed any particular conditions that it seems to happen in. doesn't bug me too much, though, really.
     
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    This thing is making some stupid power at lower boost levels across the entire power band. Be awesome to see once a little more mid range is added and fueling is 100% dialed in. received_10216862143966451.png
     
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    More progress.

    Have to fix a coolant leak before going back at it. Fitting/adapter connecting the coolant line from the oil cooler up to the heater core is leaking. But otherwise this thing is stout and Makin some jam ! received_10216879124710959.png
     
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    Get this thing fixed already!! Ready to feel some pulls in it
     
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    Trying to. Have had zero free time lately aside from the mini vacation I took this past weekend. Hopefully be back up and running by this weekend without any leaks
     
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    Welp, shit happens and then you cry a little lol.

    Coolant leak was a blown head gasket next to cylinder 4. Buddy stuck his bore scope down near the water outlet where I thought the leak was from, to see the HG is actually blown.

    Oddball already has the replacement HG, and I should have head studs hopefully by next week. Just gotta figure out a few more things as well.
     

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    I had the same exact issue running a similar setup, S257 turbo and 6th port on stock headbolts. Thought I had a heater hose leak at the water outlet. Turned out to be HG at cylinder 4. Stock headbolts seemed to hold to about 550 then poof.
     
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    Got some updates from the shop yesterday.

    HG was fucked lol Capture+_2018-06-12-21-00-19.png image1.jpeg
     
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    DAMN! LOL! What happened there?
     
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    Just doing a Head gasket and back at tuning? Interested to see where you end at. Looked killer before you lost the head gasket.
     
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    Yeah, HG and upgrading from stock head bolts to L19's and sending it. Motor will need a refresh for next year, but I just want the car running at some point this summer
     
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    Hell ya man. What turbo are you running again?
     
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    Vband Gen 1 PTE 5862 , journal bearing, .82A/R
     
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    Sweet. I have to 5858 and similar mods. Just if I can get it running. Should end up close to yours. Do your still have stock cams?
     
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    Stock cams, stock valve train, no head work etc.

    Literally just forged rods and pistons, and now L19 head studs and a custom head gasket .Super basic setup
     
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    Got her back last night! Big thanks to Kevin, Pace and Brandon for taking care of the job for me. Gotta chase down a vac leak, then finish the tune!

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    Did you end up using the fuel cell for PI or is it all running off the main tank?


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    All off the main tank. Won't use the fuel cell until a future build with a bigger turbo
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 21, 2018 ---
    Time to upgrade from a 9psi spring to a 15psi combo.

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    About to get all that boost!
     
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    Stormed like hell this morning, but now it's nice and sunny out. First revision on the new ewg spring combo, took a log before getting ready for a wedding
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