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Old 02-08-2013, 05:22 PM
shaggy11 shaggy11 is offline
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Nathan, I'm trying haha college is about to hit hard so not much will be done after that. I got the cat welded in to turn off the p0420 cel code I had.


From my reading, 10.2 means there is 10.2 pounds of air for every pound of fuel. So the lower the number the more rich it is running. And it does hover between 14.7 and 14.8 at idle.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:42 PM
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which is fine
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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Couple new things have popped up recently so I thought I would share. Up first, last week, I came home from a quick drive and decided to check my oil. Nothing caused me to do it other than just a quick check for curiosity. All temperature and pressure gauges read fine. I pull the dipstick to find this...Click the image to open in full size.
And pulled the oil cap to find this...Click the image to open in full size.

With Chase's help and a lot of research. I'm thinking it may just be condensation from not running it at temp long enough. So I am going to start by removing the valve cover and cleaning any sludge I can find. Them I'm just going to do a cheap oil change and run it for about 50 miles then check it again. If it comes back the same, I'll be diving into the head and replacing the head gasket.

Also, I did a cold compression test which had the results of; dry: 140 120 125 135 wet:165 162 185 174. They are not as bad as I thought they would be. I did notice spark plug number 2 was loose after being properly torqued a couple months ago.Click the image to open in full size.

And I found this in my catch can...Click the image to open in full size.

Should be a fun couple of days trying to figure all this out.

Mods wise, as I have a new daily driver, I've been thinking of doing an ac delete but im not too sure yet.

I'll keep you guys updated on this oil situation.

-Hayden
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:59 PM
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Been there. Such an awful problem to have. Personally I'd say that's a lot of build up for it to just be condensation. Shine a light down inside the valve cover and see if there is any sludge on any of the parts in the head. You can't see much, but its pretty much either there or it isn't.

I had this same problem and still returned good results on a compression test. If you're not noticing a decrease in performance, and the head gasket looks to be in good shape if/when you remove the head, check the timing chain area of the head for warping or a crack.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:27 PM
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I'll definitely check that out.

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:45 AM
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I'll definitely check that out.

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:13 PM
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Interestingly enough, under the valve cover, everything is pretty clean. The gunk seems to be only the oil cap and pcv valve areas or the cover. This could could me the oil is just circulation it around under the valve cover in the open areas and that's why I don't see anything, I just don't know enough about the circulation of oil in this engine. Pictures...Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.

Up next I am going to do an oil change and run in for about 50 miles and come back and check it again. If its good then I'll do a good oil change with good oil and just keep and eye on it. If it comes out bad again, hopefully chase will help me dive into the head.

-Hayden
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:28 AM
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Wow, it has been a while. Turns out the problem I had must have been just condensation in my oil as I have done several oil changes since then and everything is just fine.

Since the last update, I have been to the dragon and also have done a few things to the car.
Here is a short video from the Dragon, http://vimeo.com/67077912
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Since the Dragon, I have a couple of updates.

On the way to meet Chase to put the Crower NS1 Camshaft in, I blew an oil line going to the cooler, so as of now, I am running the stock heat exchanger.

Today, we were able to put the cam in.

A couple weeks ago, I felt it was time for a change...

Before:
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Tinted tails:
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Little bit of plastidip:
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Stickers under stickers? Thanks previous owner...
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Gutted rear interior:
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And how it sits now:
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I still have a few more things that are going to be put on.

-Hayden

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:08 PM
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Good to hear your oil problem is fixed! Why not take out the rear seat belts and the seat belt buckle locks?
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:12 PM
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Thanks Knottyspence, I am just glad the oil problem was just something simple.

I am gong to, I just didn't have the correct socket at the time.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:14 AM
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Racecar. I love what you have done with it man. Looks so much better now. Now you just need some coilovers and to drop it a little.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:04 AM
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Thanks Nathan! I'm sure you all will hate me for this but I have some stickers to go back on... it feels too bare for me. I also have a big ol wing for it! Why? Because racecar!

As for coilovers... my next mod will either be coils or a tune... it really depends if I think this cam is enough power for now. With college coming up, the mods are going to start slowing down...

-Hayden
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:36 PM
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Well I know some of you are going to hate me fore putting on more stickers... but oh well! Thee are not the most recent shots but it shows a couple of the updates.
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Other than that, I have some new wheels on the way to hopefully fill out the arches a little better. I got in on the Bytetronik holiday special so a tune is in order also! Of course with all of these good things, something had to go wrong. One of the wires pulled away from the back of my oil temp gauge and shorted out taking two other gauges with it. I have checked every fuse on the car. I'm hoping there is just an inline fuse that I am missing somewhere...

-Hayden

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Old 02-13-2014, 07:41 AM
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Here is what I have put the car through so far.
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Alright, wheels are on!
Team dynamics Pro race 1.2
17x9 et23
BfGoodrich G-force Sport comp 2
245/40r17
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I apologize for the dirty car and the cell phone pictures... it's the best I can do for now.

-Hayden
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:48 AM
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Ahhhh yes. I absolutely love those wheels and they fill out your arches so much better. Awesome specs. I may be interested in those come time for you to sell them.
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