Simply Volvo

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  1. Simply Volvo

    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    Making progress... slowly. Im mostly on YouTube only now, so here are some of the latest videos!!
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    M4.3 Experiments - eBay tuning files...?

    Yeah Facebook ruined the internet, including this forum... which sucks because the fb group is full of morons.
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    Hello everyone, This build is still alive! I have not given up yet, but I have decided to start posting most of my content to YouTube as its much more engaging and unfortunately this forum isnt as active as it used to be. You can checkout one of my latest videos here about a shop I am building to work on my cars. Plenty of updates coming on T-5R stuff and hopefully new projects that I have in mind!
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    Tuners Rejoice! Free Tuning For M4.4!

    Keep an eye on it I got some cool stuff coming up 🙂
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    Tuners Rejoice! Free Tuning For M4.4!

    Here is a mirror i setup. http://hellmooseperformance.com/m44/
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    Tuners Rejoice! Free Tuning For M4.4!

    Yeah that file is crap, don’t use it. That’s when I knew nothing. Should probably just be removed from the wiki tbh.
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    @Andzey 1. Yes that is the RN / RNC oil pump. It is the highest flowing whiteblock oil pump next to the 5 cyl diesel which isn't available anymore, then next in line in the 6 cyl. Im 99% sure it flows more than the 6 cyl. I did the math and it flows 45% more than the N 5 cyl pump. Probably because of the addition of VVT. 2. The shop ultra sonic bathed it. After painting I sprayed the stuff out of it with brake clean and cleaned all of the oil galleys with a pipe cleaner. 3. Final CR was 10.2:1. I run E85 so no problems with detonation. 4. Im not aware of glyco offering sputtered mains, only sputtered rods. Main bearings are not sensitive to detonation. I used the calico CT-1 coating. https://www.calicocoatings.com/coating-data-sheets/ct-1-dry-film-lubricant/ 5. Final torque was 65 ft lb based on ARP instructions. Didn't think to use any grease under the nuts TBH. 6. The ring gap out of the box was around .016" - .018" 7. I copper sprayed the MLS gasket, then i put a bead around the perimeter of the block. I did this because the darton sleeves protrude .003" above the deck. The machine shop (who has built a lot of 5 cyl dartons) recommended this to prevent water leaks. On normal stock sleeves I wouldnt have done either because the sleeve is flush with the block. Yeah we should setup a small meetup this spring / summer.
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    Well, it’s been quite a while but this thread and project has not been forgotten. I finished up my masters degree in computer science last week and am on a much needed vacation. If your curious you can read about my thesis here https://web.wpi.edu/Pubs/ETD/Available/etd-121418-102453/ the link to the full write up is at the bottom. Starting work soon and will finally have 12/12 months of the year to work on this car instead of 3/12 like I’ve had for the past 5 years while I was working on my bachelors and masters. @Andzey I will respond to all of your questions in the next few days. ~Matt
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    Yeah I saw you and Sute were running them and figured I would give them a try. Their customer service is unbelievable. I must've talked to the guy for 30-45 minutes making sure I had everything right. Going with 147mm 21mm rods. Just gonna use the CXRacing ones. I've never heard of issues with china rods failing (just need to make sure they are within spec and hone if necessary). Rings are included in that price break out table. I thought they weren't at first but they are: JG1005-3307 1.0-1.2-2.8-84.00 1 103.65 103.65 This is a ring set (quantity 5) that already exists as a JE part number. Its the JE Pro Seal that they include with most of their pistons. I assume it was created when sute ordered this 84mm pistons (or someone else). I'll defeintely gap the rings myself... that is a given in an engine build. You never just throw the rings in. I'll probably go a little loose on the ring end gaps. I believe last time I went .018" and .022" Ill probably do whatever JE recommends and grind them with a proper ring end gap grinding tool.
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    Here was the price break down on mine Job Part Information Part Number Description Ordered Unit Price Extended Tax 360421 3.3070 VOLVO MISC 5 124.51 622.55 827-2050-21-93C JE STRAIGHT WALL PIN 5 21.76 108.80 827-050-MW WIRE LOCK 10 1.36 13.60 3346-122 OIL RAIL SUPPORT 5 4.18 20.90 PIN FIT 5 4.25 21.25 JG1005-3307 1.0-1.2-2.8-84.00 1 103.65 103.65 PistonFeature FSR 5 16.00 80.00 Service TUFF SKIRT 5 17.00 85.00 PistonFeature ACCUM GROOVE 5 2.75 13.75 Service EXPEDITE FEE 1 164.00 164.00 Total: 1233.50 Shipping Not Included Grand Total: 1233.50 For what im getting, extremely reasonable. If you remove the FSR design, skirt coating and 7 day expedited cost, your coming in around $900. Pretty close to wiseco and IMO waaaaayyyyyy better quality. The pistons are forged and all forgings and cnc machining is done in house in california. Definitely a highly under looked piston option for our cars.
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    For those interested in specs for ordering custom pistons. Deck Clerance : -0.4mm (above) MLS head gasket thickness : 1.3mm MLS head gasket bore : 84mm Composite head gasket thickness : 1.5mm N Head Combustion Chamber Size : 51cc Valve Free Drop Lift : 2.15mm Block Height : 220mm N Piston Skirt Length : 58mm R Piston Skirt Length : 52mm (went with this) Below is 84mm, 93.2 crank, 147mm rods (21mm SE), 10:1 compression. FSR with tuff skirt. Part Information Motor Type VOLVO Head Type VOLVO Block Type MISC Piston Type Dish - Flat Bottom Induction Method Gasoline Turbo Charged Bore 3.3070 Compression Dist 1.055 Net Volume -1.32 Land Width Top .250 Land Width Mid .160 Land Width Bot .090 Groove Width Top .040 Groove Width Mid .048 Groove Width Bot .141 Bot Groove Dia 3.005 Mid Groove Dia 2.983 Top Groove Dia 3.009 Accumulator Groove Y OD Finish Turn Bot Dia 3.3028 Cam Type intercooler Pin Hole Dia .827 Pin Length 2.050 Lock Type Code JE Wire .050 Dish or Inv Dome .015 Mill Pin Boss Width .95 Pin Fit .8273 Tuff Skirt Y
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    I ordered custom ones. They don't have any off the shelf ones. 84MM bore, 10:1 compression, 93.2mm crank, 147mm rods, FSR Asymmetrical design with "tough skirt" coating. They should be some pretty bad ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD pistons.
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    JE said it was no problem. Pistons have been ordered.
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    Ain't giving up yet! This car has to work out eventually. Maybe I just need to slow down a little and really start checking things much more carefully (even though I usually do). I should've checked timing with a light and I would've noticed the crank trigger setting I was using (which i got from another 5 cyl user) was wrong. Live and learn I guess...
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    Simply T-5R, The Build Thread : A New Hope

    Yeah so the engine is f****cked. Basically when I first got megasquirt working I have my crank trigger off by 12 degrees... so the ignition was advanced by 12 degree, so on those first couple WOT pulls it was running 24 degree of timing, so the engine got destroyed by knock. Cracked all the rings, messed up the pistons, spun cyl4 bearing and cracked cyl 4 sleeve... This happened first like 200 miles, I cant believe it did another 1000 miles of HARD driving before letting loose. Car always had low compression (120 psi) and smoked a lil and wet pistons, so i guess it makes sens... Anyway, 06R block getting 84mm darton sleeves as I speak. JE or CP 84mm 10:1 pistons, 93.2 crank, 147mm rods... etc etc. 2.6L high comp build this time :) Ill try and post up some pics of the carnage, cause thats always fun.