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      Looks amazing, there isn't a whole lot that is...

      Looks amazing, there isn't a whole lot that is more satisfying than freshly machined metal.
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      You'll want a resonator, any 2.5 exhaust i have...

      You'll want a resonator, any 2.5 exhaust i have heard without one is pretty ricey.
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      Very cool. Any idea of how much the final product...

      Very cool. Any idea of how much the final product is going to cost? have to wait to see how much the casting is going to cost to say?
    4. I believe that you can throw a crank position...

      I believe that you can throw a crank position sensor code even if it is a cam position sensor issue. Don't quote me on it but i think i remember my mechanic friend saying something to that effect...
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      I'm not sure where you have gotten your info on...

      I'm not sure where you have gotten your info on SRI's but it is incorrect. My car has 215k km on it and i rev it out all the time with zero issues. i have had my car with a basic flash and nothing...
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      Sounds pretty cool man. Thanks for all the info....

      Sounds pretty cool man. Thanks for all the info. Really enjoying all the learning to be had in this thread.
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      I wonder how practical a combination of lost wax...

      I wonder how practical a combination of lost wax and sand casting would be. Like packing sand around a wax cast and using that as the mold. Instead of the standard ceramic coating of wax. I'd think...
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      With lost wax you wouldn't have to cut it all out...

      With lost wax you wouldn't have to cut it all out of one piece. you could cut it in a few pieces and stick them together. one of the lovely things about working with wax.
    9. Thread: Tuning

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      Most shops don't charge an install fee. If they...

      Most shops don't charge an install fee. If they do i would question if i would like to do business with them. I had a tuner thing for my GIAC tune and did not use it once in the 3+ years i had the...
    10. Thread: Tuning

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      I guess i should have been more specific with my...

      I guess i should have been more specific with my response but my reply still stands for Ojams.

      If you are planning on turboing your car at some point i would say go with a UM tune. They will...
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      Would it be cheaper to CNC it out of wax and then...

      Would it be cheaper to CNC it out of wax and then do a lost wax casting instead of doing up all the tooling to cast everything?
    12. Thread: Tuning

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      No one offers a tune for 200-300.

      No one offers a tune for 200-300.
    13. Thread: Rev hang

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      These cars have mad rev hang in stock mode. A...

      These cars have mad rev hang in stock mode. A tune sorts it all out. Not sure what to say about the code, but rev hang is very normal for these engines.
    14. Thread: Ecu swap 2.5

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      Once you conquer the two security screws you are...

      Once you conquer the two security screws you are done. only bend and pry it off if you don't have a dremmel.
    15. Thread: Ecu swap 2.5

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      There is a security bracket that goes around the...

      There is a security bracket that goes around the mounting bracket for the ecu. The security bracket is of zero importance. you do not need it to go back on after, mine looked like a crushed beer can...
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      Looks awesome man, what was the reasoning behind...

      Looks awesome man, what was the reasoning behind splitting the flange apart? or is it just the angle that makes it look like it is split apart?
    17. Thread: Ecu swap 2.5

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      Take the wiper arms off, gently press up from...

      Take the wiper arms off, gently press up from under the rain tray near the windshield to unseat it from the rubber gasket. it will take some wiggling and some time. and more force than you are going...
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      There is a machinist collage about 20 min from me...

      There is a machinist collage about 20 min from me and apparently they have open houses every wednesday so ill be checking that out this week.
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      All this discussion about custom parts is really...

      All this discussion about custom parts is really encouraging me to go to school for CNC. Been considering it for a while but being able to make my own parts is a pretty exciting prospect for me. A...
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      I in no way thought that was what you were doing....

      I in no way thought that was what you were doing. You have been nothing but an asset to this community. And a great critical thinker.

      Any reason why you couldn't do the double pulley on the crank...
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