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Old August 31st 2009, 13:39
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How well do you find your oil cooler works in the inner fender, I'm thinking of doing the same thing on my daily.
It works very very well in the fender well, far better than over the tranny. But, I have noticed nicks from rocks kicked up by the tire, which would be less of an issue if you're not running R-compound tires The other issue/benefit is to get good air flow to the cooler you'll have to at least hole-saw/swiss-cheese the side of the engine bay but in doing so the fan on the oil cooler draws a lot of hot air out of the engine bay. I've also noticed slightly cooler head temps on that side when the fan is running.
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Old September 3rd 2009, 11:54
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Well I have a little more free time on my hands to iron out the bug, I am now among the 10+% of the unemployed in California. Got notice of lay off yesterday when I showed up to work, while my former boss was flying out of country. Onward and upward!
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Old September 3rd 2009, 12:07
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Well that last update sux. I wish you the best in the coming weeks. I hope that in the not too distant future, you can say it was the best thing that ever happened to you. Onward and Upward!!!.
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Old September 3rd 2009, 22:25
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I feel you humble, i'm with that percentage.
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Old September 3rd 2009, 22:59
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Man, very sorry to hear about your employment troubles.
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Old September 11th 2009, 16:26
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WTF, I am consistantly surprised when I hear this, but I guess that's what is going on... I'll keep my ears open for job opportunities that can utilize your skill set.

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Old September 11th 2009, 17:06
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Damn... put the bug on a low profile and concentrate on the important stuff.
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Old September 11th 2009, 19:06
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I dunno, man.. With the way work takes up the time...
THe best/biggest stretches i ever had with my projects were when i was between jobs.
When else are you going to get the chance to really dig in for weeks on end?
It's hard to have the confidence that it's all going to be OK, and still buy the supplies you need to keep moving on the project.
Just got to have the faith!
Know that you'll be back working again, and wishing you had the time to...
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Old September 12th 2009, 05:37
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You have a point there as well
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Old September 15th 2009, 20:28
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Well the job hunt has been going only a couple nibbles but I did have an interview yesterday. No word back yet but i should hear something by tomorrow.

The car hasn't gone untouched either. With all this extra time, I spent the first couple of days pulling the motor and changing out the leaky oil cooler seals (I knew better than to re-use them). I also took care of a couple leaky push rod tube seals (gotta love the JayCee tubes for making this job easy), and did a post rebuild valve adjustment.

I went on a little test drive into town and back (12 miles or so, windy road and hills) but things weren't quite right. It was stronger than before but still only running on 3 cylinders, but about a mile from home the 4th cylinder started working and wow. I pulled 15-65mph up a 7% in 4sec or so and it blew me away. That's the kind of power I'm looking for and I only hit 10psi! Now the bad news, I still have an oil leak under boost but I can't tell where it's coming from. However the oil is all over the collector under the crank pulley and the oil burning off the collector smokes really bad. It could start a fire if I'm not careful.
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Old September 16th 2009, 03:30
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Cool! You got to spend some time dialing it in...
How lucky are you that you're at this stage of the project?
Hope you don't find a new job TOO soon..

"When can you start"
"Ummm, in a couple of weeks"...

Betcha you need more breather box.
Are you sand-sealed?
Did your rings get a chance to seat yet?
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Old September 16th 2009, 13:21
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It doesn't have a breather box per se, but it doesn't really need one either. The dry sump setup helps reduce a lot of the crankcase pressure. The block isn't sand sealed yet but I do have the bolt in seal ready to go. I don't think the rings have really seated either which could be part of the problem too.
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Old September 21st 2009, 19:32
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That sucks, I hope you find work soon, I'm very worried about losing my job, thankfully a client just ordered 9 servers...

I should come out to your place sometime, looks like a wicked sick drive... I need to put my oil cooler back in though... Stupid dual valve springs heat the crap out of the oil....
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Old March 20th 2010, 00:42
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Not much has happened with the car since I lost my job but I dug her out of hibernation this week. Sand seal pulley was installed last fall on one of the last nice days before the rainy season. Over the winter the oil tank drained into the motor so I pulled the plugs to make turning over the motor easier and finally got the oil back into the tank. I did discover gas in the oil which could have been from the leaky injector o-rings but i didn't think it leaked this badly. Luckily the motor hasn't run with the contaminated oil, so I'll drain it and change the filters. Another problem I discovered was a dead lc-1 wide band controller. It was having problems before after a firmware update so I'll send it in for a replacement.

Now that nicer weather is back I can spend a little more time on her and hopefully she'll be back running again shortly.

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Old March 20th 2010, 07:24
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Good to hear! Nice pic too. Thnx.
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