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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Dirty Rick
"and smoke was coming out from by the fan" This...

"and smoke was coming out from by the fan" This is what bothers me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Today, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By Dirty Rick
Yours is retarded if you did not move the...

Yours is retarded if you did not move the distributor.

However I'm assuming a block mounted dist and possibly a previous mechanic that moved stuff.

Rotate the dist to the advanced direction and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Dirty Rick
I think you might have to defibrillate the flange...

I think you might have to defibrillate the flange valve and restore the coating. You gotta pic?

Do not tighten tapered fittings until the nut stops turning.......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Dirty Rick
Check to see if the waterpump bearing has shat...

Check to see if the waterpump bearing has shat itself?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Dirty Rick
I wonder if a high output coil can cause them to...

I wonder if a high output coil can cause them to deteriorate?

I installed a new set and they were junk in a very short period of time.
Caused me some setbacks fighting ignition problems because I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Dirty Rick
The rich spike is not a rich spike it is an...

The rich spike is not a rich spike it is an consumed oxygen spike from the misfire.
I would use standard copper core plugs for a turbo model.
Check your cap and rotor closely.
Then replace the...
Forum: performance & modifications 03-12-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Dirty Rick
Id guess your damper has slipped and the timing...

Id guess your damper has slipped and the timing is not what you think.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-26-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Dirty Rick
I expect that would only be a problem, if one...

I expect that would only be a problem, if one them is malfunctioning.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-05-2022, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,828
Posted By Dirty Rick
Coil on plug or wasted spark?

Coil on plug or wasted spark?
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,627
Posted By Dirty Rick
Where does the boost dump valve exhaust? If...

Where does the boost dump valve exhaust?

If it dumps to atmosphere it will make the mixture very rich, as it is dumping measured air, the computer will add fuel assuming that dumped air is going...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-25-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,627
Posted By Dirty Rick
Is this a MAF system? If so do you have a...

Is this a MAF system?

If so do you have a boost dump valve?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By Dirty Rick
If it's not steaming it's not overheating. ...

If it's not steaming it's not overheating.

That the temp is stable under load says things are good.

I have a hint of concern for you radiator condition, but if it's not overheating ........
...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-12-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,598
Posted By Dirty Rick
Retarded timing? Late spark timing will have...

Retarded timing?

Late spark timing will have fuel burning in the exhaust.
Great for making boost! But will make your exhaust manifold look like a lava lamp!

20psi on a Mitsu!!!!? I would not...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,132
Posted By Dirty Rick
If you have Boricord wires and they are more than...

If you have Boricord wires and they are more than a couple years old, they are likely junk.

The described test is a good way to electrocute yourself.

The proper way to check plug wires is with...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,911
Posted By Dirty Rick
Elgin Cams recommends severe duty oil for these...

Elgin Cams recommends severe duty oil for these motors like Motul or Royal Purple, a high grade synthetic with the zinc and other good stuff.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,320
Posted By Dirty Rick
If you are measuring the air going in, You have...

If you are measuring the air going in, You have to recirculate the dumped boost because that is measured air. If you dump measured air it will over-fuel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-11-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,344
Posted By Dirty Rick
Boughricord (sp) Plug wires? Get some good...

Boughricord (sp) Plug wires?

Get some good Taylor or Belden wires....

But before spending money test your wires.

If you don't have an ignition problem, do a leak down test looking for a...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-11-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By Dirty Rick
If it doesn't detonate, the head gaskets last...

If it doesn't detonate, the head gaskets last longer. :^)

I put 20# from a GTX to a ~92 FT / 530 with an Elgin Turbo cam and it lives happily as a winter daily in a mid 80's 760. Even passes...
Forum: performance & modifications 11-23-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,318
Posted By Dirty Rick
650's on a 4 cyl are good for 380hp on gas with a...

650's on a 4 cyl are good for 380hp on gas with a .52 BSFC @ 80% d/c.

I agree that the turbo size is small for 20# boost, exhaust back pressure will likely tip it over.

I had to switch to a .60...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,266
Posted By Dirty Rick
Are you trying to use optispark?

Are you trying to use optispark?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-18-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,076
Posted By Dirty Rick
Isn't the 240 axle too wide?

Isn't the 240 axle too wide?
Forum: performance & modifications 08-06-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By Dirty Rick
I was dumbfounded by the shear massiveness of the...

I was dumbfounded by the shear massiveness of the Mahle turbo pistons. A locomotive piston might be under built compared.

I think the assy weighed 750grams, a Diamond LS Turbo piston assy was 400...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-01-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,797
Posted By Dirty Rick
Then you are not testing it right (blown fuse on...

Then you are not testing it right (blown fuse on meter?).

Near EVERY car has a certain amount of parasitic draw.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,925
Posted By Dirty Rick
Are you certain it is not detonating?

Are you certain it is not detonating?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-03-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,698
Posted By Dirty Rick
What year volvo? If it's a K Jet it certainly...

What year volvo?
If it's a K Jet it certainly was old enough to be past the vented cap era......

And what market was the car produced for?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,038
Posted By Dirty Rick
Didn't the Cosworth's use that same turbo housing?

Didn't the Cosworth's use that same turbo housing?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,359
Posted By Dirty Rick
Motors with a large intake plenum and modern PCV...

Motors with a large intake plenum and modern PCV systems don't need the throttle open for a decent compression test.
You might have to crank it a touch longer to get the peak reading, but it still...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,136
Posted By Dirty Rick
142 nailed it ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

142 nailed it ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Forum: performance & modifications 04-05-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,136
Posted By Dirty Rick
Power ground is a good engine ground you can't...

Power ground is a good engine ground you can't get much closer to the battery negative than the motor.

The power source for the O2 controller should be separate from the MS as well because the O2...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,373
Posted By Dirty Rick
I think You can also trigger the MS off the tach...

I think You can also trigger the MS off the tach output of the power stage.?
Forum: performance & modifications 04-04-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By Dirty Rick
If you are going to use Extra firmware you should...

If you are going to use Extra firmware you should use the Extra manuals.
The Extra manuals will be the most up to date and methods recommended should be used for best results.
Some of the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,156
Posted By Dirty Rick
What are your injector dead times? If the dead...

What are your injector dead times? If the dead times are not set right the injectors can shut off on small squirts.

If you don't know the dead times, google your injector part #?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-22-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,257
Posted By Dirty Rick
What's our favorite 3" Cat Convertor

For a 300+HP redblock
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-11-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,738
Posted By Dirty Rick
Wash your board! isopropyl alcohol and an old...

Wash your board! isopropyl alcohol and an old tooth brush.

The solder flux will absorb atmospheric moisture and become conductive.

Soldering on that board is questionable, possibly a poor...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-11-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,738
Posted By Dirty Rick
Need pics of your main board (top & bottom). ...

Need pics of your main board (top & bottom).

How is the MS grounded? Which pins grounded where?

Does it pass the grounding test at the end of section 3.2 of the Extra Hardware manual?

Where...
Forum: aftermarket engine management 03-08-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,109
Posted By Dirty Rick
Same cam and compression ratio? Is it...

Same cam and compression ratio?

Is it running in closed loop?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,932
Posted By Dirty Rick
Rich idle setting?

Rich idle setting?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,213
Posted By Dirty Rick
Bougicord wires going bad

Why are my Bougicord plug wires failing? Lifespan?

Car didn't pass smog and started popping under boost.
Plugs 1 & 4 were dark 2&3 were clean (oh that's not good)
The resistance on 3 of my plug...
Forum: performance & modifications 02-28-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,765
Posted By Dirty Rick
Put an ohmmeter on your plug wires?

Put an ohmmeter on your plug wires?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-22-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,882
Posted By Dirty Rick
I would do a MS2 before I installed a EZK

I would do a MS2 before I installed a EZK
Forum: performance & modifications 02-20-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,978
Posted By Dirty Rick
I saw 10:1 on the afr before the missfire, I...

I saw 10:1 on the afr before the missfire, I don't think you are making enough boost to go that rich.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,045
Posted By Dirty Rick
a power bleeder wont fix a bad master.

a power bleeder wont fix a bad master.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-29-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,119
Posted By Dirty Rick
That pushrod motor has potential to unlock, A...

That pushrod motor has potential to unlock, A good tune really wakes them up.
The Duratec V6 is the one to covet.
It's the older brother to the 3.5L ECO and they love boost too.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,369
Posted By Dirty Rick
Use your phone to take a picture of stuff like...

Use your phone to take a picture of stuff like this before you take it apart.....
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,407
Posted By Dirty Rick
Yes it will. However the volvo racing team was...

Yes it will. However the volvo racing team was not trying to meet emissions or fuel mileage standards. They were not running the car in closed loop, your car should be in closed loop. In open loop...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-10-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,407
Posted By Dirty Rick
Just remember with a single O2 sensor in closed...

Just remember with a single O2 sensor in closed loop the ECU will see the average AFR.

So if you put a larger injector in #3 and that richens the average mixture, the ECU will pull fuel to get the...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,983
Posted By Dirty Rick
Separate from lift and duration is the speed at...

Separate from lift and duration is the speed at which the valve is opened or closed.
The steepness of the ramp, in other words.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,168
Posted By Dirty Rick
13.5 at idle is (I would say normal) I doubt a...

13.5 at idle is (I would say normal) I doubt a B230 will idle well at 14.7
Forum: projects & restorations 12-25-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 613,870
Posted By Dirty Rick
I've never had any problems with the "wheel of...

I've never had any problems with the "wheel of death"....

https://i.postimg.cc/YqP1cJ0F/wheelofdeath.jpg

But I did have some trouble with the downpipe I was fitting! :-P
Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 146,368
Posted By Dirty Rick
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50699523232_65...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50699523232_65f9080851_c.jpg

Total loss of side impact protection
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