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Re: new owner, new engine


DR1665
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1063662 posted 04/22/12 01:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I do believe Mr. O drove the car home to ABQ today. Haven't heard a peep from him, so I assume no mews is good news.

I, on the other hand, spent three days trying to remove two bolts torqued to 11 on the Raider's starter nefore contracting food poisoning! On the plus side, got my vanity plates for it in the mail.

The best is yet to come.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1064627 posted 04/27/12 09:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not quite, drive home to ABQ goes down today. Got my Pops on alert just in case however I'm extremely optimistic!

Has 583 miles since taking delivery from B, running perfectly with no runs/drips/errors. Will update once I reach NM this afternoon.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1064691 posted 04/27/12 06:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Excellent. Got the coolant leak resolved on the Raider last night. I'm back on the road again.

Looking forward to hearing she made it. I do NOT want to see flatbed pics for, like, ever, okay?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1064696 posted 04/27/12 06:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Success! No flat bed for now LOL unless I goober something up in the next few months...

Absolutely no hiccups, burps, farts, coughs, etc. Even got 26mpg averaging 75mph ( big tail wind from Holbrook to ABQ helped ). Rim road between Payson and Heber is/was always my favorite part, especially when ripping past a few Audi's and Acura's with their jaw on the floor.

Thanks again for a great transaction and vehicle, can't wait to start installing all the parts waiting impatiently in my garage



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1066627 posted 05/10/12 07:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Went on travel immediately after getting 464 back to ABQ. Still have the pile of boxes/parts waiting patiently. Pic is below.


Managed to crack the VC before leaving PHX, oil all over the spark plug galley. Got another one from a local DSM buddy, all is good again short of the TEL silver color mismatched to B's nice black paintwork.

Took the car for an emission test today ( visual, tail pipe sniffer ) and she passed with room to spare. Idle HC was a bit high ( 97, local limit is 180 ) with 2500rpm HC was 15. Suspect the ISC and/or ECU coolant sensor, borrowed a logger to check things out this weekend.

Lots of plans still, time is my only enemy right now.



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Edited by ktmrider (05/15/12 01:11 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1066893 posted 05/13/12 08:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got some rear speakers and another ISC on Friday. Installed both Sat, car "sounds" better and idles much smoother. The original ISC had "BAD" written on the end cap LOL, knew it had one coil at 48 ohms but nice to confirm...

I also tackled the manual seat belt conversion. Royal PITA however worth every second of time to get rid of the electric chokers.

Next will be the RS front mount ( after we hook Mommy up of course ).



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1067172 posted 05/15/12 01:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got the FMIC installed last night, actually "borrowed" the inlet pipe and hose from 86/2000 ( thanks Chicago1, made life waaaay easier ). Feels great, butt-dyno says spool is quicker/harder however it ain't too difficult to outperform the lousy stock IC.

I also hooked up the logger and reset my BISS due to the "new" ISC. Once it was dialed I checked the fuel trims again, my L value was near 105% vs 125% with the old ISC. Looks like it was the culprit for high/lean idle trims and elevated HC.

Gonna put a few miles on then tackle the B16g and tube manifold. Once they're sorted it's Game On for Link and related air/fuel items. Hope to be boosting to 18psi by July!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1067195 posted 05/15/12 03:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Awesome, awesome, awesome!

ISC listed as "BAD," huh? Why do I have a feeling that was probably MY handwriting. Then again, I think I took the whole TB - sensors and all - off 195/2000 and swapped it over to 464/1000 to cure idle hunt years ago. Glad to hear it's only getting better, my friend!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1067219 posted 05/15/12 06:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yep she's cooperating quite well!

BTW pics of the IC:






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1067221 posted 05/15/12 06:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking good, brother!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1067256 posted 05/15/12 09:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Open mouth, insert foot. MMC/DSM Gods punished me for my arrogance, ie using the term "perfect" on another forum.

Idle was still a bit funky at times plus did not like to start when warm/hot. In addition I would occasionally hear a loud hiss while running which corresponded to said idle funk. Decided to check the FPR cutout solenoid, only one hose to it?!?

As 464 is a CA model with all the emission stuff still intact I started tracing hoses. Found the EVAP solenoid with one hose too then poked further and found the missing hoses. ALL the hoses were hooked up wrong including you guessed it the FPR. Explains the FT-L values ( way rich at vac ) and could even explain my 26mpg on the drive home ( lean under boost ). Connected everything properly, idle is smooth and steady now.

Re-reset the BISS again, could not go on much of a test run due to kiddo-watching duties. Will report back shortly minus the smug commentary...

BTW Driggsy you did point out the loose harness the night I took ownership. Guess I was a bit giddy and completely forgot to check them out later. Funny part is I was doing research to help Chicago1 - #86 owner fix his vac hose connections.



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Edited by ktmrider (05/17/12 02:49 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1067324 posted 05/16/12 11:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When you say 464 is a Federal car, is that based on the VIN? I remember getting some kind of EVAP CEL the first year I owned it. The ECU was California, so I installed the requisite resistor to convert. I know I ham-fisted the vac lines. The only diagram I had was the 2" x 2" in the Chilton's manual, which was actually printed upside-down. LOL

Still, I'm sure it helped that the original, color-coded lines were still there. Lesson learned: run the longblock vac lines (under the intake manifold, at least) before dropping the engine back into the car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1067494 posted 05/17/12 02:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oops another mis-step, it's CA emission which was verified by the VIN during inspection. Like you already know it really only means that EGR Temp is monitored by the ECU via that resistor.

I've put about 100 miles since re-routing the hoses, so far so great. B I also had a rough time with hookups since the hood is not a GVR4 one and the sticker matches the NA vehicle. The picture posted for my buddy Chicago1 helped me over the hump especially since all the original color-coded hoses were intact.

In addition the ECU is able to maintain idle again with the A/C on at 800rpm target.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1067498 posted 05/17/12 03:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Rock on. Come to think of it, I discovered it was a Calspec car when I was looking at a Carfax I had on the car shortly after buying it. It might still be in the pocket in the back of the driver's seat, actually! When I saw it was originally sold in California, that's when I made the ECU mod to absolve me of the problem. (EG: CEL just before emissions testing)

I'm happy to hear it's treating you well!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1068630 posted 05/25/12 03:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Installed some solid shifter bushings last night. The horizontal arm OEM bushing was nearly gone, vertical not too bad. Feels great, always a welcome mod.

Got a big surprise while test driving however! I'd accidentally pinched the cruise to TB cable under the aircan and when I went WOT she stayed WOT!!! Pushed the clutch in and turned key off, oh BTW I found the hard way that the rev limiter does work. Limped her home, re-routed the cables, so far so good.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069024 posted 05/29/12 12:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Haha. Been there. Done that.

You might notice the sleeve around the throttle cable looking a little rough. Hung on me once after a long drift on dirt out in the desert last year while playing with some Subaru guys. I had to rip some of the sleeve away to release the cable. That's a scary thing to experience, ya know? :P



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069032 posted 05/29/12 12:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just to interject some tech content here: Don't forget to dial in the CAS base timing with a timing light. From my experience, the 5deg base timing position on the CAS is NOT when it is centered. When it is centered, CAS base timing is going to be higher than the 5deg that we should be shooting for. How much higher? That depends on how centered you are. You could be running way too much advanced.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069107 posted 05/29/12 09:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^ I did and you are quite correct, base timing was around 10 degrees with it centered. Once at 5 degrees the CAS was right back to where Driggs had it.

Been chasing a slight stutter under light load and at initial throttle tip-in. After talking with a few folks and logging for a bit I found my Knock Count maxed at 43 when it occurs. If I change the throttle angle it goes away and so does the knock.

I also get max knock when accelerating from a stop and can generate 20+ counts when revving the engine in neutral.

Gonna check and re-torque the KS later tonight and see what happens. BTW I was messing around in the back area last week checking hoses while swapping the shifter bushings, coulda done some damage to the KS wire.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069123 posted 05/29/12 11:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Checked out the KS just now, all the "goo" is gone and I can see the sensor wires. Time for another one!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069135 posted 05/29/12 11:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Seriously? All this time, that's what it was? (I don't think I've ever seen one with the "goo" in it, then.)



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069153 posted 05/30/12 12:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Glad to hear issues are being resolved, i miss having friends who were more knowledgeable about cars than i am. Most of my friends now can't even change the oil or the spark plugs. I spend most of my time reading forums and drinking beer alone when i work on my car, i get more frustrated alone it seems.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069176 posted 05/30/12 09:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting DR1665:

Seriously? All this time, that's what it was? (I don't think I've ever seen one with the "goo" in it, then.)


Yup, well it's at least a good reason. From the archives here is a great pic/thread: click

Found an OEM on Egay for $75 last night. Should be here by Monday or so. Til then no hard boost runs LOL.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069203 posted 05/30/12 12:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Crazy. I'd never seen a picture of one in good condition, then. Hope this solves all the problems, brother.

@se7enine - I gotta think there are some DSMers in your neck of the woods. Best advice I can give you is to pick a couple boards and stay active. In time, you'll find some locals.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069424 posted 05/31/12 01:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
For grins I filled the KS with some blue sillycone yesterday while waiting for the new one. Most of the knock spikes went away and the ones left over are in the 5-10 range.

I'm in no way condoning this as a repair folks! It could easily dampen or attenuate REAL knock values so only use this for experimental/educational reasons.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1069605 posted 06/01/12 11:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
That's good to know, Mike. As a short term, bandage fix, I like it.



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