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Old 04-16-12, 07:29 PM   #1
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Well 3 years and 1 motor later I figured it's time to start a member journal.

I don't have all that much done to the car, nor do I plan to do significantly more.

After my motor let go and I got a new one and was thinking about getting rid of the car.
I've since decided to keep it and give it another shot. My main goal now will be to simply make it autocross and track reliable. Or as reliable as one can get it. Otherwise it seems pointless to keep the car.

Since it seems stupid to keep doing the same thing without changing anything and expecting a different result I will keep a log at my attempt to save the second motor from the same fate as the first. It now runs on the Stage 1 91Oct LWG Cobb map with 93 octane fills. Likely to be tuned conservatively some time in the near future. I won't be taking the car out on track until I'm confident it can run autocross to my satisfaction.

Heat management will likely be the primary issue I'll be facing. Beyond that this will be my driving journal more than anything else.




SCCA Class: ASP / Road Tire SP

AutoCross
NNJ SCCA
NNJ SCCA First Event of 2012
NNJ SCCA Second Event 2012

NJ BMWCCA
NJ BMWCCA First Event of 2012

Modifications:
EFI Tuned ~270whp
RCE Black Springs
Whiteline 24/22 Swaybars
Kartboy Endlinks
Group N Motor Mounts
Group N Transmission Mount
Kartboy Shortshifter + Bushings
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushing
Whiteline Differential Bushing Inserts
Whiteline Rear Subframe Bushing Inserts
Enkei PF01 18x9.5 +45 Wheels wrapped in 275 Rubber
Bayson R Lip
LaminX red taillight overlays
Heat Management Step 1 - DEI Cooltape IC and Stock Turbo w/ Blanket (Post 8)
Heat Management Step 2 - Wrapping the intake track (Post 13)
Amp & Sub Rack - work in progress (Post 14)
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace
Stoptech Stainless Steel Lines
Invidia Catless Divorced Downpipe with DEI Titanium Wrap
K&N Panel Filter
Perrin Heatshield
1000CC ID Injectors
DW 65 fuel pump


SMY Clustermaker Gauge Pod
Stri Oil Pressure and Boost Gauges
Elemental Design 11Ov.2 Subwoofer + Pheonix Gold 600w RMS Monoblock Amp
Kenwood DNX7140 Double Din Navigation with JDM Panel
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and just in case
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First event of the season. Ran it mostly in S.

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Old 04-17-12, 03:27 AM   #5
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My goal is similar to yours so I'm excited to see what you will do to you car to make it more reliable and fun to drive.

Also, is there a reason why you ran in S and not in S#? Heat issue? Power understeer?
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Mainly precaution. They're boost select maps so S has near stock boost levels, where as S# is about 2lb's more. I still have logs from the event to check, just haven't had time. It's the first event on the new motor, so taking it easy so to speak.
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Two rolls of DEI cooltape on the way.

I had thermotec tape on the IC before but it de-laminated and fell off.
Going to clean it up and reapply and hope this stuff is more durable.

Also will try to figure out some way to shield the air intake tract. I doubt the tape will stick to plastic so may need need to DIY some shields.

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Got my cool tape. I like this stuff way better than the thermotec tape I tried before. Sticks better, thinner so it conforms better. Hoping it won't delaminate, but I have high hopes. I definitely don't recommend thermotec tape at all.

Re-wrapped the IC to start with.






Also noticed it sticks well so I decided to do a week test run with small patches on airbox and pre turbo inlet hose. If this holds up on plastic and rubber it will make life much easier.



Dealer broke a bunch of heat shield bolts and it rattled something awefull, so I replaced it with a manpon turbo blanket. It's been on for about a month or so and seems to be doing well. No issues with the actuator arm either. It looks bunched up, but it's actually barely touching. Looking at aftermarket heat shields in the mean time. Front 3 nuts are still good only the lower ones are screwed.

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Interested to hear how the DEI tape holds up. I have a roll of their gold tape, going to be using it for the same purpose.

I know it's more money, but DEI also makes a cool tube blanket, for intake tubing. Waiting to put mine on.
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I ordered another 60foot roll of the DEI cool tape.
It's already doing better than the thermotec stuff and plastic and rubber patches both holding up perfectly. Hopefully I get it in time for the weekend for Step 2
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