Front engined VW

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:02 am

I had planned on re-creating this test yesterday evening.

But wanted to prime up the oil system first.
Which I did do and everything seemed to work as it should.
I had to turn down the regulator all the way to get to 30 psi.

But that pressure can is a bit more difficult to control than expected. I made a big mess right off the bat. Sprayed about a quart of oil all over the place including in my face.
So after the prime up and subsequent clean up I just went in to bathe the oil out of what's left of my hair.....lol
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by Dusty-Dave » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:21 am

That's a serious ass pre-oiler! I usually use a hand pumped brake bleeder and have manged to get pre-oiled a little but nothing like that.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:42 pm

Put all 5 quarts in through it.

I only takes a small shot of air to pressure up.

I put way too much air in on the first shot and pegged out the 100 psi gauges.
In a panic to get the pressure off before blowing the filters off I hit the air dump valve while looking directly at it.
Can had 5 quarts in it and I guess the oil galley had a good bit of air pressure pushing back as it was not Primed, I had just started.
So popped the air hose quick release and slapped open the air valve. Oil pushed back and I got a good pressure stream right back out the air hole.

Live and learn.
I had just made this out of whatever I had laying around.
Had to learn how to use it somehow.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:32 pm

Okey dokey then.......

As there are no questions then let me ask one.

So the throttle bodies came off a kwak zx12r.
It was a speed density system.
I have programmed up Alpha N.

I am lead to believe that I won't have enough vacuum span to actually use the MAP.

So I made a vacuum accumulator can today.
Hoping I can get some speed density going on.
It would improve drivability.

So whatcha think?
Will the fk10 (270 @ .050) cam make enough vacuum span to program with?

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:47 pm

Half a header welded and ready.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:21 am

Exhaust pipe goes in here.....right?
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:24 am

And out the other side.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:25 am

Now to weld up the other header.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:49 pm

Curing time has ended.
Now doing the P4G test on the por15.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:47 pm

I am at 24hrs in the gas that is considered to be the worse here.
It is not even colored the same as the others.

Zero effect on the pot 15.

I suppose another 24 hrs in the gas I commonly run wouldn't hurt.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:11 pm

So.
24 hrs in the cheap gas.
24hrs in the gas at the corner .
24hrs in the good gas across town.

And zilch.
No effect.
Of course there is no telling what there will be in gas in the future.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:55 pm

The other header.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:57 pm


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Re: Front engined VW

Post by Dusty-Dave » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:32 pm

Well does it have enough vacuum span to run the map? Tighten that annoying belt.
Dusty
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Casey jones is ready, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:10 pm

That was the very first start.

A long ways to go on tuning yet.

I have ran several warm up cycles now.
Things are loosening up and settling in.
Getting over the start up hots.

Once the engine is run in enough (almost there) I will start tuning on it and chasing down the problems.

No do not know about the vacuum yet.

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