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1998 V70 Xc From The Beginning... to the End

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Finally close to back on the road. Rebuilt PTE6262BB (bearing let loose a month ago - no warranty since it's over a year since I purchased it - they split the retail cost). I'm thinking now I should switch to 5W40 synthetic. I've been running 5W30 dino. Precision said the cartridge exhibited signs of excessive heat, I assumed that was because the bearing cage disintegrated, but maybe the oil viscosity didn't help. Feed (-4AN) & drain are not the issue.

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Replacement Howe Racing Rad, now with expansion joints - old one started seeping at the lower tank/tube seams - FULL warranty from them, even though it's been 1 1/2 years.

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AP Racing Clutch kit & Kalmar Union SM flywheel designed for M66/late spline setups.

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KM on left - Spec on right - substantial weight difference.

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EU Ford RS oil cooler. Had to customize the water pipes for Tial WG water jacket return, and oil cooler feed offset.

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Just have some minor plumbing to reinstall, but it's raining today, so no outside work.

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The engine bay in this thing still just amazes me! So much stuff crammed in there!

Definitely always use synthetic oil in anything with a turbo. Regular oil just doesn't hold up to the heat.

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Updates

AWD Dyno'd again with a good flywheel/clutch setup

446AWHP @ 8K, 20psi - 50/50 F/R torque split

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Redid the intake piping in 3.25" - practiced my TIG welding...

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Shelby GT500 hood scoop

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1000cc (@3bar) injectors are now in - so dual 044 Bosch pumps in surge tank are next up (gonna redo the lines shown in 12mm & move the Y further from the pump outlets)- then I'll raise the boost & adjust maps

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I cannot wait to see what you make with more boost holy jesus!!!! so H what are your ultimate power goals? does the m66 seem to be handling the power well?

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No problems with the M66 (with Quaife).

No ultimate power goals, really. Just gonna keep going in increments until something else breaks, I guess. :D

I'm looking to make 500AWHP with the new injectors, dual pumps for a nice safety margin on the fuel delivery side, using M4.4 (via TTusb). Not much of a stretch, at this point, the turbo is more than capable, my hardware is up to the task - I have less than a 1:1 EBR, so no worries about reversion/high egt's etc, as I raise the boost a few psi to get there. getting the timing right is probably going to be the real challenge.

After that, I'll look at setting up the VEMS.

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Man, that exhaust note with the higher rev limit is music!

Looking forward to longer videos with some good audio!

If you want help, I have a GoPro (Hero3 - 1080p) and a DSLR (60D) with a RØDE high quality microphone, I could stop in on a weekend if you'd like to get some more professional videos/photos taken of this beast.

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^ Thanks for the offer, I'll have to touch base with you on that at some point - it would be nice to have some good video to share :)

Silver Rockers went on yesterday

 

 

Interior with the fake carbon fiber vinyl wrap

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your wagon never stops becoming even more badass!

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you my friend are a workhorse... it takes someone not only with brains / intelligence / whits and physical abilities, but the drive you have is very,Very special! Looks nice inside , under and out ! always a fan.

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Yup -that's the XR :D - be there again this September for the next Open House.

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Plastidip bumper & grille

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Pumps installed. Have to finish lines, regulator & rail

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3/4" - 1" drain tube to RNC drain port

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Additional block vent from old turbo drain port to main catch can

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feeds up into center line

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Extra vent from catch can to drain can

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system:

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Not sold on the plastidipped front end but I'm impressed by the engine work.

I missed the update, what wheels are you running now ?

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On 11/6/2013 at 8:28 AM, matt b said:

Not sold on the plastidipped front end but I'm impressed by the engine work.

I missed the update, what wheels are you running now ?

Enkei something-or-others I don't recall the model #. I went with 225/50x17's, which is not good with a lowered chassis. Wheels fit over BBK's with no spacers.

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The nice thing about the plastidip is that you can just peel it off. I did it mainly cos I didn't like the crack that had developed over the grille area. Not about to shell out another few hundred to repaint again.

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