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  1. Great to see you're back at with a renewed motivation... Can't wait to see how things turn out on this go around. Good Luck with everything!!!
  2. Good Luck with the V70R, I am going to enjoy seeing you put your own personal twist onto this one!!!
  3. Excellent progress made... Cant wait to hear your driving impressions once this project is up and running... Your transmission might be ok, its torque that kills transmissions, and typically as you move up in turbo size your overall torque curve might be better with the larger turbo, but the turbo peaks with the smaller turbo will be greater... that was at least my experience on my previous 850 Platinum, I went from: 15G auto (stock) Tune 19T and supporting mods, and the auto eventually started slipping Swapped to manual, and kept it as a 19T for another year, but eventually moved up to a 20g again with a ton of supporting mods, and noticed that the torque wasn't as abrupt and severe as it had been with the 19T, might have been even less peak torque value, as I was running less boost with the 20g than I was with the 19T. I couldnt get the 20G to effectively run anything greater than 20psi on my setup, yet I recall my tune for the 19T was setup for 21-22psi, which I believe yielded a higher peak torque value, but was no where capable of sustaining the same area under the curve... Moved up again to a Garrett 57trim stage 3, with more supporting mods, big boy intake, etc... and again it seemed that the torque smoothed out even more with the larger turbo, and I'm sure the intake changed the engine dynamics as well... So if your current 320WHP out of a 19T (what was torque by the way???) setup hasn't killed your trans I suspect the new bigger turbo will be easier on your engine and trans... That's just my theory...
  4. Great work on everything!!! As for the Throttle Body Cover.... So simple, yet such a huge improvement... You should think of setting up a group buy, for those... I would be in for one...
  5. H, sorry to hear about this... And I wish you the best of luck in all your future pursuits... I completely understand, as I had my own frustrations with my own project, even though I was never as truly invested as you were with your XR. This is truly a sad day for volvospeed, and the entire Volvo community...
  6. Applause!!! And more Applause!!! Great job H!!! Clean install on the latches!!! Coming along nicely, I see...
  7. Awesome!!! Here's to better luck with this one (clutch, turbo...)
  8. H... sorry to hear about your on going issues.... Clutch, wheel hop, turbo, radiator... I truly admire your persistance and determination... I'm sure you'll have it all squared away in no time... as for the issues you've been having with your flywheel, would it have been any wiser to see if you could have sourced the special flywheel (DM to SM) in conjunction with a clutch that is suitable for your applicaton, vs trying to source everything separetly??? Maybe see if Kalmar has any options for a clutch in your anticipate power range??? oh and a belated congrats on the amazing numbers... not too shabby...
  9. In regards to the bolded statement from above... I was getting to a point where I was pretty happy with the setup I had with my Volvo being my summer time DD, and the Acura TSX (my other car), is what I would mainly drive in the winters, and when we have shitty weather during the summer, or when I feel like driving something that is at least economical on gas... 700kms (400+miles) to a tank with the TSX vs 450kms (280miles) with the Volvo, I know I know, it comparing apples and oranges. The thing is whenever I drive my TSX for any amount of time, I actually really miss my Volvo, and cant wait to drive it... till yesterday.... I took my father in law out to test drive some cars, and naturally being the last of the good weather days I took my Volvo, and we were looking at Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC60. I drove and picked him up, and then drove to the Range Rover/ Land Rover dealership, so far so good, I enjoyed my volvo like I always do. We took an Evoque and and LR2, the Evoque was beautiful and a great ride, the LR2, was a big pile... We were at that dealership for about 1.5hrs. Get back in the Volvo and drive out to the Volvo dealership. This drive wasn't as enjoyable, something about having to talk to an older guy (father in law is in his late 50's) and you could tell the louder than stock exhaust was starting to annoy him, and slowly me, as I was straining to hear him, as he's not a loud guy... We spent over 2hrs at the Volvo dealership, and the XC60, may not have been as flashy but it more than helds it own, actually the ride was so enjoyable that got me wondering, do I really need two cars, one to have fun in and one for the practical days??? couldn't a new S60 satisfy both? 325BHP, and 350+TQ along with bettter fuel economy than the Volvo, not quite as good as Acura, but like most things in life its compromise... I actually started thinking of doing a complete sweep, by trading in both my cars for the new S60, and trade in my wifes car (Acura RDX) for the new XC60... Anyways I leave the Volvo dealership, and the drive back to drop off my father in law, wasn't enjoyable at all. I figured, just wait till I drop him off and I can turn my music up, and just punch it in 2nd or 3rd that will erase any worries, and sadly it didn't... My kids who are about 4 and 5 think my volvo is a blast, a part of me cant wait till they are older where they can articulate their thoughts a bit more, and another part of me dreads that day, as one of them may give me the same kind of response, as what you got above from your daughter... I know my wife has always hated it, so that I'm used to that, but the kids well that would start making the volvo justifiable a little tougher to do... The drive today was mor enjoyable, but I can't deny I still have an itch... Maybe its because I have run out of projects to do on the Volvo... Hussein, I think I just discovered your obsession with constantly changing and tweeking things on yoru ride... So for rambling... Either way I'm glad you got the FPR issues resolved, as JCViggen had pointed out, the larger volume shouldn't affect pressure, it may affect the response time as your rising rate pressure regulator changes from vacuum to atmosphere to boost, but realistically with the total volume that your fuel rail would have, again that isn't likely either, you would need a massive volume for that even to be a factor... good luck with getting VEMS on there and getting this thing on a dyno and then later on, down the track...
  10. Great work on the upgrades... Its too bad you didn't go with a black wall plug in (on the righ hand side below your amp). You can bull that off and try and tape it off, in a way, and use this stuff, http://www.duplicolor.com/products/vinylFabricCoating/ they have a charcoal gray, and medium gray which is pretty close match to our interior, and this stuff actually holds up over time, you'll have to see which one works better for you...
  11. I am in awe at your rate of progress... As always, great work and glad to see it back on the road... I cant wait till you have that clutch broken in, and then we can see what this beast is really capable of...
  12. Hey H, looks like you're making great progress... Hope the install on Saturday goes smoothly, good luck and keep us posted.
  13. Nah... He's just a show off When amateur's attempt, this is what happens...
  14. The grille just gives it that look, where it's aggressive yet very well put together...
  15. Interior bits to spruce things up a bit... Momo Hub, purchased, but wont get here for a week or so. Quick Release, purchased and the portion that attaches to the wheel has been assembled to the wheel. Waiting on above item to fully install. New Steering Wheel to go with above two items. New Shifter. This is what started it all. I couldn't stand the would grain trim any longer, or the shifter that I had... This is alreay installed, instead of the logo in the center, you have a choice of a few different shifter patterns, and the one installed is that that matches our 5spd setup. The feel of this shifter is amazing, but it does look slightly out of place with the current wood trim. So my options are to take the car somewhere to have the interior wrapped in the adhesive carbon fiber wrap, or buy the kits that claim to be real carbon fiber, not sure which direciton i'm gonna go, but once its all done I will post up pics of the completed work.
  16. Noooooo.... Sorry to hear that. Good luck on your thesis and will be tuning in once the rebuild gets on its way...
  17. I have my current red-line set at 7200rpm. This is on a stock motor, with the same turbine that Hussein is using. I have maybe hit the limiter once with this current setup. Usually when I get on it, I am shifting between 6900rpm and 7100rpm. Again stock motor and head, and I'm not getting any float... So I would hope that with a built engine/ head, you could rev to that if not even higher, again this would only serve a purpose if you actually have the need to rev that high.
  18. Hussein, That looks much better... How does it feel? The only comment I would make that for a couple of lines in your 4th gear pull around 4000rpm your A/F get a little rich, and that's simple enough of a fix with the wide open throttle sliders. The rest of the logs look awesome... Glad to see its finally working out.
  19. Hey Hussain, As others have mentioned, get timing figured out. As I look at your timing map, it looks extremely conservative (in my opinion), and as I evaluate the data and cross reference with your timing table, something seems off. If you look at the timing log above and you refer to row 13 on to about 25, you can see that your timing drops, even lower than that of your timing table in TT screen, suggesting your still getting timing pull, even with your already conservative timing numbers. If you look at row 12 under your load column your log reads 166, to factor as a percentage, is ~72% load at 5060rpm, and as you look at your timing table, you can see that if you look at the the four cells hi-lighted by looking at 68 & 75% rows and 4800 and 5200rpm columns, your timing values are actually 11 and 12, suggesting that your log of 11.5 is actually following your map with no timing pull. Do the same for row 13 on your log and... Load: ~85% Ignition: 6 deg @ 5160rpm Ignition Table (between rows 82 and 88%, and 5200rpm column): 10 and 9 deg (respectively) You are getting timing pull and there is nothing that suggests your IATs are horrible, but they are probably ~25F above ambient (assumption on my part), which doesn't suggest that charge cooling needs to be addressed, and you can clearly see that your IATs drop as rpm climbs, telling me your not hitting a ceiling for cooling... I don't have an answer, but I can tell you that under the heaviest load or peak torque on my setup I wont drop my timing below 12deg. If it drops to 8 I know something is wrong and I will let off and lower my boost. Sometimes its worth a shot, create a different ignition map that is more aggressive and run a lower boost ~15psi, and monitor via your logs, if you still notice ignition pull, then time to address other issues... sometimes its not about how much boost you're running, its about how it all comes together and works out... What fuel are you running??? Octane? do you fill up at the same place constantly or does it vary? For me 90% of the time I fill up at one gas station (94 octane with up to 10% methanol), car loves this stuff, sometimes I need to fill up and cant get to one of the gas stations that have this, and will fill up with an alternative, still premium but only 91 and straight gasoline, I know that during the day I will definitely have to run a lower boost pressure, at night its not that bad, but again, I'm much happier with the 94 in the car, its not just in my head I feel it in the car and can see it on my live scanner (doesn't' log), but I will feel timing pull and effectively see the timing drop to 8deg. If memory serves me correct, someone else had mentioned high octane fuel to see if that would remedy your ignition woes, awhile ago. I know its hard to justify at times, but trust me, once you feel your car pull with no timing being pulled, even if you're at a lower boost then you'll never look back... Ideally lowering your boost should resolve your timing pull, it may feel better up top, but that mid range (4800 - 5200) is suffering with your higher boost... I'm sure you'll figure it out...
  20. I hope the pictures are only accentuating the flaws more than they actually are, because the piston in the first two pics looks to be in pretty rough shape... The gouges appear to be quite deep... the good news, is the other ones cleaned up nicely...
  21. Your dedication and your abilities are an inspiration for the rest of us to get the most out of these cars... Great Work...
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