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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 965464 posted 01/25/11 11:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cheekychimp- Thanks for that response, once I decide to go 5 lug I will look into that swap for sure....and when that happens I am sure I will be sending you a few messages along the way lol .

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 965538 posted 01/25/11 05:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
nice car



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 965541 posted 01/25/11 06:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cab222- Thank you, she still needs some work but she is moving in the right direction :-D

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 965556 posted 01/25/11 06:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Also I finished (for now) my rear battery mount.....its not as elegant as i'd like but then again I am on a budget and it only cost $3 for battery tie down rods (from autozone) and I had the aluminum in my scrap bin which I just drilled two holes through. The two "J" hooks went into stock holes located in the trunk (so no drilling needed)....however in the future I might drill a hole for one more clamp to hold down the bottom front of the battery, just to make sure it will be completely secure.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966592 posted 01/31/11 03:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just out of curiosity perhaps someone can shed some light on this. I have bled the brakes a few times (with speedbleeders) and with the engine off I get good stiff pedal feel, however whenever I turn the car on the pedal gest softer then it should.......for instance I drove it to the bottom of my driveway and when I went to stop my foot went to the floor...it stopped just not as well as it should have. I do not see any leaks from the car, I just unplugged all of the ABS stuff since I had a light (probably due to the ABS ECU being unplugged. Also with the engine running the pedal stiffness is speed dependant..if I press it slow it is soft...if I pump it really fast its firmer but always constant for a given speed........also if I hold the brakes then shut the motor off the brake gets firmer. From what I ready on other sites people suggest brake master cylinder or booster....with the occasional caliper causing an issue. I figured i'd check in with yall before buying new/used parts and see if anyone else has had this problem.

Thanks

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966624 posted 01/31/11 06:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting cheekychimp:

Quoting chevyracer5613:


So is the only benefit to using the 3kgt trailing arms is so that you can have a functional ebrake? again I havent looked very long underneath my car to understand the difficulties yet...but I will probably be doing some reasearch under the car tomorrow :-D





Just to answer this, yes the main reason for doing this is to retain a functional e-brake whilst allowing you to fit larger rear calipers. The law here in Hong Kong requires me to have a cable operated e-brake to pass the annual tech inspection so this was really the only way around it.

That said other advantages of the swap are 5 lug hubs (although with a little machine work you can retain the 4 lugs if you wish) and it pushes the rear track out about 10-12mm each side. I'm not sure this significantly improves handling but the rear wheels on the stock rear end seem to tuck under the fenders far farther than the fronts do. The wider rear stance balances things back up nicely and gives the car a far more aggressive stance. I did this initially on my big build for the purpose of fitting four pot rear calipers but having seen the dramatic improvement in the stance, I will eventually do it with my daily even if I don't change the brakes on that car.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967130 posted 02/02/11 07:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I got bored the other day and placed my exhaust tip up to the bumper to figure out fitment issues (as you can see the jack is holding it up)....once I get some more 75/25 (welding gas) I will weld some hangers for it and get more 3" tubing so I can finish my exhaust......but this is what it should look like. Oh yea the tip is a thermal research...3" inlet and perhaps 5" outlet???)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967256 posted 02/03/11 10:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No offense, but that muffler tip looks absolutely horrible. Not only that, but it will add exactly 0% to performance over a 3" outlet.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967300 posted 02/03/11 01:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lonewolf64- I appreciate your honesty. I do not expect to gain any performance from it...if anything I hope to not loose performance. The only reason I am wanting to put a muffler on it at all is so that I dont get hasseled during NC inspection. Also hopefully it'll make the car a little quieter then a straight 3" exhaust will. Lastly if it would fit under the bumper so I could hide it I would but then there'd be no good way to connect the exhaust to it (to sharp of a bend). I am open to suggestions though.

Also if I had one that had a 3" outlet i'd be happy..........but I have had that muffler for a while...it came with one of the cars I bought and "free" is nice...


Edited by chevyracer5613 (02/03/11 01:05 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 967993 posted 02/06/11 12:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just thought i'd give a small update.
I drove the car a little bit today....about 2 miles..I am happy to say that it seems to be boosting fairly quick (for the turbo) however there is a slight vibration from the car at speed that I still need to diagnose and the brakes are still being funny. However they seemed to work a little better after I pumped them once or twice (they'd lock up in the gravel) which indicates there is still air in the lines (even though I have bled it a few times)....still havent figure out what to do with my exhaust....I tried moving it to the middle of the car to hide the big outlet but it wont fit (to big). Also eventually I am going to have to get a AFPR as I am running a little rich due to the walboro 195 but thats to be expected.

Things left to do before daily driver worthy:
fix brake issues
wire up electric fans and hopefully make them come on automatically like stock fans
find source of vibration and fix
new shifter bushings (inside the cab)
exhaust
clean up interior
tune

**Looking for a little advice...on tune......boost seems to start coming on soon which I like however as I get into boost the car starts to lean out (per wideband)...however the dash gage shows almost full boost. I know the dash gage isnt a real boost gage but a measure for what the ecu thinks its boosting via the MAF but if the ecu thinks I am boosting shouldnt it be providing more fuel? Also I tried a MAFT and a stock MAF and both produce similar results. Perhaps the FPR isnt working right? Any idea how to easily test the FPR? Lastly I get a CEL after the motor is warm with the MAFT and MAF...however with the stock MAF it will occasionally go off while I am driving.

*I change the FPR with another stock one I had laying around.......made no difference...just fyi


Edited by chevyracer5613 (02/06/11 02:28 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969415 posted 02/12/11 01:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I replaced the fuel filter today and it helped but did not solve my problem. The car cruises at a decent AFR but whenever I try to boost even a little it starts to lean out (feels like when you have a boost leak and a stock maf...fine if it gentle but the second you "push" it at all you loose power)......also whenever I start to boost a little the dash "boost" gage starts reading almost full boost..........so basically I guess I have to figure out why my car thinks I am boosting when I am not and why its not throwing enough fuel to everything to compensate. Lastly I have tried the stock MAF and GM MAF...both had similar results. I am open to ideas.......my next guesses are ecu/fuel lines/buying a AFPR (with gage)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969471 posted 02/12/11 06:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
New to forum, long time DSMer/Mechanic....After reading through the thread, you put a 190 fuel pump to replace the inop pump you had....wondering if your setup is over running the 190 fuel pump as you had a 255 pump in you DSM. Just a thought.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969500 posted 02/12/11 10:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Rivet- Thanks for your response, I know I will probably hit that problem eventually but right now I am only running a few lbs (psi) of boost which shouldnt be overrunning the 190. Literally the second I start coming into boost (when the car stops feeling like a low compression NA pig lol) is when it starts to lean out....and the more throttle I give it the more it leans out and looses power......it really feels/acts like when you have a boost leak and your running a stock MAF....even the stock boost gage claims I am at boost when I am not (calculated air flow).....I also have a CEL when I run the GM maf and MAFT...and the stock MAF however with the stock MAF the light will go on and off (seems to go off with a little throttle under a load). I am thinking about grabbing another GM MAF out of the junk yard tomorrow to see if that helps ( I am doubtful). I really need to get a fuel pressure gage so I can see whats going on and potentially rule out a fuel delivery issue.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969501 posted 02/12/11 10:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If anyone is selling a eprom ECU (socketed) for cheap let me know............or if anyone can repair one..........I had a "buddy" socket one of mine and it hasnt worked since...not sure why but I am wanting to convert to speed density (jackal)..... I also already have a ostrich. Lastly if anyone can provide tips for testing the ecu I am always willing to listen (I already put it in the car...CEL stays on and car wont fire...havent tested the diag. port to check the code).

Also if anyone near charlotte, NC has a socketed ecu that wouldnt mind letting me borrow for a couple minutes i'd appreciate it .....I just want to hook up my ostrich (has a basemap from jackal on it) and I just want to see if the car will fire up and run.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969589 posted 02/13/11 02:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just a quick update.....I pulled the CEL and it was giving code 25 (barometric pressure sensor)......so I got another GM MAF out of the junk yard.......but it still acts/run the exact same.

So what are the possible issues:
Bad fuel pump
clogged fuel lines
magically bad injectors (motor ran/boosted/fueled fine before I swapped into the galant)
magically bad ECU (ran fine before)
bad stock MAF and bad MAFT with a possibly side of continuous bad gm MAF's
the devil
????

I am thinking about pulling the 255 out of my eclipse and replacing my 190 with it since I know it worked but that car has alot of crap in it (I loaded it will all of my spare sparts to clean up the garage.....).......looking for ideas/solutions...I am also looking and potentially buying another eprom ecu and a AFPR w/gage in the next week or so.


*update* No need for a eprom ecu anymore...just bought one for $100 shipped :-D


Edited by chevyracer5613 (02/13/11 04:01 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969682 posted 02/13/11 10:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is there a possiblity that the wiring got messed up from the MAFT on the baro sensor circuit since you probably had to wire it into the VR4 when transfering from the DSM?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969769 posted 02/14/11 08:41 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Rivet- Wiring with a new car is always a potential issue, however the MAFT is plug and play so no wires were cut/spliced...but that doesnt mean the stock wiring harness was correct to start with. I will give it a look some time this week to see if there are any cuts or anything.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970342 posted 02/16/11 04:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
*update* CEL is now gone, I looked into the wiring for the MAF and someone had cut/twisted/taped the wires....two of which were both green with a yellow stripe and looked easy to confuse...so I researched these two wires and they were the barometric sensor wire and idle switch wire....so I disconnected them, switched them , and pulled the battery cable and went for a drive....no more CEL :-D......but thats the only thing it fixed....it still leans out the second I start getting into boost. However the MAFT seems to be responsive I changed a few settings and noticed the dash boost gage fully light up sooner (in my attempts to richen the car up).....with that being said I am fairly positive the issue must be in the fuel system (not able to supply enough fuel)...so I am on the hunt for a AFPR with gage and I might swap out the fuel pump this weekend for my 255 in my eclipse (that I know is good). Aside from that I still have my other issues (brakes) and needing to wire up the electric fans but its slowly coming together


A quick note on the brakes....when I am driving the will get a little firmer if I pump but not much...and it doesnt fix the problem....if I slam on the brakes in my gravel driveway the RF is the only one locking up.....

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970367 posted 02/16/11 06:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Willing to bet the 255 pump fixes the lean condition.... Your brakes sound like they need a good old fashion brake bleeding, or the hoses are shot, and a slight possibility of the ABS motor being the problem.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970390 posted 02/16/11 08:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Rivet- I am thinking/hoping that is the problem b/c it is a relatively easy fix....I bought the 190 used but allegedly in good condition though. Well I used speed bleeders for the first time and they seemed to work decently well...I bled the brakes 3 times and the pedal got nice and firm....also the "pump up" when i drive is very minimal but any at all does represent air still in the line (or a hose thats about to explode). I too thought maybe the ABS was acting funny and at the time had a ABS light, so I disconnected the three plugs up front , pulled the fuse out and went to pull the abs ecu out of the trunk to find out it had already been removed....anyhow I no longer have a ABS light but the ABS pump is still in the circuit. I might have to find a simple way to get rid of it (i'd rather not strip the eclipse as I am trying to sell it) and as always I am on a budget (who isnt lol). Thanks for the responses and I will keep you/yall updated on the progress.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970593 posted 02/17/11 04:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I had a few minutes before having to get back to school and I decided to take a look at the fuel pump. While back there I realized I hadnt change the little green filter on top for the tank (I assume its the return line filter) so I decided to pull it off and see if it was clogged....well I heard a slight vacuum when I pulled it off and the lines/filter were completely dry....so I placed a clear filter on there temporarily and fire the car back up and no fuel was flowing to.........should it? I looked under the car and there seems to be three lines....high pressure feed line that comes out of the fuel pump, the assumed fuel return line that runs to the top of the tank with the little filter, and another that goes into the front of the fuel tank.....any idea what the latter one is?

If perhaps my fuel return line is clogged somewhere (even partially) would that cause a lean condition? It seems it would cause a rich condition from too much pressure in the fuel rail...but perhaps the clog would prevent the fuel pump from ever delivering enough pressure? Also I took the vacuum line off the stock FPR with the car running and it made zero difference...just fyi.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970627 posted 02/17/11 06:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The other line should be for the evaporative emissions system. Never seen a filter on the return line before that i can remember. If your fuel line was clogged enough it could cause a lean condition. Not really sure about flow on the return line, doubt that you would really see much "flow" through the return in my opinion though.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970634 posted 02/17/11 06:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You probably replaced the check valve with a filter.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970705 posted 02/17/11 10:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
oops.

Pressure in the tank good. Vacuum in tank bad. Try driving with your gas cap off



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970723 posted 02/18/11 12:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
If you still have all your emissions equipment hooked up, it will put a vacuum on the fuel tank to suck out the fumes. But shouldn't have vacuum on the tank for any other reason.

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