Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Rygar, Jul 6, 2013.
That's wicked you guys got it narrowed down significantly.
I owe him big time. He really knows his turbo systems, at least the Evos. Was a huge help to me.
Pics from my weekend:
New OEM valve has solved the acceleration issues completely. Off throttle into neutral or dropping the clutch still has the revs drop to 400-600 rpms, I expected them to stay nearer the idle (800) but the dashlights don't flicker anymore and no stalling at all.
I think it's close enough at this point!
That's awesome man, the car felt really good when we took it for that rip. Now just gotta try and take it to the redline to make sure all is well.
Haha, uncharted territory!
Been to 5500 rpms at least, only 2000 more to go
Haha only 5500? My problems didn't even start until 6k
Happy to hear things are starting to improve though man!
My problems were near any revs so long as the throttle was attached to the floor lol
Maybe you should let Chris take your evo for a test drive to to find the cars limit, I'm sure he won't be scared to push it to redline haha j/k
Haha I would never do anything of that sort to another man's car. Can't say the same for my own, though. Lol
Interestingly, there is a point of throttle input at which the new BOV will make an irritating whining noise - similar to when you hear ringing in your ears. I can find it during accel and decel. Doesn't seem to affect anything other than my ears. And isn't that loud either, just loud enough to hear...and obsessively focus on. I'm going to check all my connections anyway.
Had er up to 6000 rpms in 1st, 2nd then 3rd gear. A good little spirited test run after an AYC hydraulic fluid change.
Boost leak maybe, If not, maybe time for new valve cover gasket.
I know it's a different animal but when I got my r32 it was sputtering on accel and stalling on decel. I freshen up vac lines tightened up some couplers and replaced the valve cover.
The valve cover gasket alone was night and day difference.
But if there is still a idle issue keep searching as there is unmetered air some where.
On a side note how do you like the pc680 battery. I was looking into one.
Yeah I'm thinking there is a leak somewhere as changing the BOV improved it drastically.
The battery is great unless you plan on doing anything that uses it without the car running. Killed it changing the AYC hydraulic fluid today (not to the point where the clock reset, but to the point that it wouldn't start). Headlights, AYC pump, dome light all running for 20 minutes or so.
Time for a new battery! Pretty soon it'll leave you stranded.
Only if I have the car off and decide to listen to the radio for an hour (really ought to have specified getting the headlights wired to on instead of acc...)
Yeah I remember you telling me about this. I will have to double check they do this on mine.
Yeah, it isn't an issue but can be improved
I was out on Saturday and I heard a fluttery noise as I had the sunroof open (not slid back) that reminded me of fluid squirting from a hose, probably due to all the time I've wasted bleeding the AYC lately. Anyway thought nothing more of it, and Sunday I am on a 90 minute drive and keep hearing this flutter and I get a good listen and lo and behold there is a dried leaf in my roof. I put the sunroof back and heard it crunch. Can't even see it to get it out though!
Just fueled up for the first time in a month....haven't been doing enough driving!
Anyway, since the last fill up I have only been doing city driving and my average mileage in that time is 14L/100 kms haha!
Up till this point the average was around 9.6.
My worst was about 16.4L and my best was 9.4L/100km
Yeah that sounds about right. I've been between 9-10 till now but the last 200 kms or so were all city driving and I've been a bit hearty on the throttle lately!
my all time average is 9.7
Can probably move this to the 'members rides' section
Just over 2 more months until I get it back out of storage!
Potential/actual winter upgrades:
Spoolinup under cover COP
Tomei engine cover and oil cap
Oil catch can
As soon as I get it back on the road I'm having the suspension/steering components checked over and the front pads/rotors changed. I have Napa rotors for a 2003 or 4 NA Evo (forget which since I bought them last year and never bothered installing them) and the pads are ceramic Akebono from Rockauto.
Coming out of storage tomorrow, woot!
Nice! I always get excited for spring start ups ... Bet it gonna look real fresh with the new cover ..pics!
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