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  1. Mauro_Penguin

    Mauro_Penguin Punk in Drublic Gold Member

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    I always use soapy water for tight hoses. Pure soap is too slippery, and soapy water dries up with the first heat cycle so no leftover residue.

    I've heard good things about the vacuum line that full race provides.

    I actually use woven fuel injection hose for vacuum line. Its stiff and available at every friggin local auto parts store.
     
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    Just got finished up with dialing in my WGDC and getting boost to where I want it. Unfortunately it looks like I'll just have to deal with some taper up top to 28psi, but as far as the power is concerned it feels great. The extra weight on this is because I had my lady with me as well. I still have timing to wrap up and some finishing touches to get the AFRs prettier.

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    Not sure what the TMIC power record is, but I'm pretty happy with my numbers so far ;)
     
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    Thanksgiving is over and I'm ready to get back into tuning this thing.

    Over the holiday I had a quick connect from my heater core disintegrate and had a coolant leak. I think this is the leak I've been chasing for a long time, so I'm glad I found it, but it was a pain in the ass. The quick connect part is on national backorder and the only place that had any was Canada. I ordered up the parts and paid for the fast shipping ($62 total for both). Ordered on Monday after lunch and they magically came in on Tuesday. I'm not really sure how, but I am not going to ask any questions. Swapped out both the upper and lower quick connects and everything seems good now. Changed out my oil and everything is nice and fresh now.

    I've also been battling some knock lately in higher RPMs and it's killing my tuning unfortunately. I don't believe it's real knock, but I've gone a step colder on plugs, made a bunch of adjustments to make sure nothing is rattling around in the engine bay, and have also gone up to E51 (Full E in Phoenix). My CPE intercooler shroud seemed like it might've been rattling a bit, so I ghetto rigged it up so it couldn't rattle anymore, I think that's the smoking gun here, but I'm going to stay on E51 since it's so easy to just pump full E and I've got all the headroom I could want.

    We'll see how things look in the next couple nights when I can get some logs.
     
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    So you're FULL BLOWN E? No pump gas mix?
     
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    Full Blown E is E51 here like I said, so It's basically a 50/50 mix anywhere else.
     
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    This turbo is maxed out boys. There's a little more timing to add still, but this is about where I'm gonna get up to. After I get my peak numbers I'm prolly gonna turn it down a little to flatten this out a bit. The car drives great and is a lot of fun. After some initial issues it's finally back to being ol' reliable. Few road trips already and she's held up great. I'm surprised at how much this CPE TMIC can flow honestly, with all of the IC math I was doing I didn't think it was going to get this far.


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