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460 miles round trip to Carlisle last weekend

behind Adam's 744TD on the way to meet Ryan, Nick up near Middletown

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Michael's great pic of my X1/9 on the field. Volvo got moved across from Fiat/Alfa/Lancia, so no dilemma as to where to park

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Looks great Hussien, really has come together. A British racing green/ Volvo olive would be lovely on it ...

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45 minutes ago, adamdrives said:

And it only died once :a-farmboy:

Yeah! Found the actual problem yesterday when it wouldn't start after Ann & I were done with our 2 hour hike on the Long Path (Hook Mountain area) 

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- the injector suppression relay -

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Moving along with the Hilton Tune. Ran the series of logs 2-6.5k rpm in 3rd on 8 different tune files, then recieved a base tune for my setup. 2-6.5K logs on that results in further adjustments, and so on. Up to rev. 5 now. His service & prompt responses are much appreciated.

His recal for the 550's also created a coldstart issue similar to Elevate - however, with a couple of minor (and short time frame) tweaks that seems resolved.

 I'm hitting 975 kg/h already, which is apparently close to max ( I would have thought 1080 kg/h, or is that M4.4, can't remember) for the stock MAF (72mm/ 2.83" ID). Audi RS4 MAF (83mm / 3.25" ID) is recommended, however I can't find the precise version & I'm not buying a part I can get wholesale, from VIVA.

Edit : didn't look hard enough ;)

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Connector should be:

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I'm surprised no one with a high boost K16 Shark tune has been told they should get a larger MAF....

 

Gonna need a different filter - similar dimensions but 3.5" inlet.  RE-0950

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I installed the RS4 MAF this afternoon, and repinned the socket, no big deal. Switched to an RF-1015 (4" neck, with a piece of silicone hose inset to drop ID to 3.6")  filter until the 3.5" neck one arrives tomorrow. Loaded a revised tune with the rescaling for the larger ID MAF.

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Recorded peak flow with stock MAF @ 5388rpm, 19psi, was 953 kg/h
Recorded peak flow with RS4 MAF @ 5093rpm, 20psi, was 1031 kg/h

This should provide more tuning headroom since MAF value will not tap out.

sample from log. Obviously still under construction, total boost should be about 23psi, so further calibration is required here. I've disabled the traction control as that causes it to go flat when the tires start to try & break loose 

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Traction control cut out (thanks Michael Hallock)

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Watkins Glen Sunday, after Ithaca Euromeet '17

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How does the cutout work? Were you having issues before?

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6 hours ago, NEU said:

How does the cutout work? Were you having issues before?

It disables the Yaw sensor. Just turning off DSTC on the column doesn't stop the system from yanking control away from you under hard accel / spirited driving - the effect it has is to make the throttle go completely flat / dead for split seconds - very disconcerting if you are maneuvering at speed, or rolling through a tight low speed turn, go to punch it, and find that you have no power at all - it's a fucked up system to be sure. Much worse with the K16, etc.

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Moved the knock sensor to the other side of the motor, lower down on the block. Wasn't ever registering any knock in old location, it was suggested it was too close to valve train. Had to make an M8 - 1/8" NPT insert for the coolant drain port

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Got a M14x1.5 base VDO 5bar sender to use for the OP gauge, so I could remove the 1/8" NPT Volvo/VDO sender & use that for fuel pressure

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Adding a fuel pressure gauge to the X1/9. Using a Volvo 5bar OP guage & sender on the rail I made. Already had fitted WBO2 and Oil Temp, so had to make a revised gauge holder allowing for 4. Situated where ashtray and storage cubby used to be

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The Oil temp guage is white face, only thing I could get at the time, wasn't really an issue with only two gauges, now it looks a little sheisty

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Nice; I'd say you're back on the mod wagon!!  Good for the rest of us too..  :tup:

Curious, what's the covering on the alum gauge substrate?

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11 hours ago, gdog said:

Nice; I'd say you're back on the mod wagon!!  Good for the rest of us too..  :tup:

Curious, what's the covering on the alum gauge substrate?

Thanks 😊

The covering is just carbon weave vinyl I bought years ago for the XR console, etc.

Running close to the end of obvious mods to both cars 😫

Not sure what'll be next once the bodywork is done with on the X1/9. I haven't mapped out a projection for what else may be needed for either car. 

Only thing that's really left for the C30 would be AWD and a larger turbo 😄 - the turbo part would be possible with Hilton tuning for it - the AWD is problematic only due to software interface.

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Spoke too soon. Head gasket blew Sunday 134,320K miles. Fortunately less than a mile from home when I smelled burnt coolant. Got home, shut it down, restart & puff of coolant smoke. Pulled head & found gasjket blown beween 2-3. A problem - all the fire rings overhang the bore with this gasket. Didn't notice this when I installed it. Lasted almost 2K.

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Fire ring offset - equal amount hung over the bore at the front face.

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underside...

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Also three lobes of the cam are toast.

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No clear indication of why on the cam, oil delivery would kill all the lobes & gall the journals, no?

 

 

 

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Wow, not bueno!   :sad:

Aftermarket head gasket I take it w/poor qc?

About the cam lobes, most bizarre.  Only thing that comes to mind is cam lobes not properly hardened?  Honda v four motorcycle engines had this issue back in the early 80s IIRC.  Lobes would literally grind away with normal driving.  Again, aftermarket (poor quality) cam?

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