conventional efi has the regulator AFTER the rail. You can have it as far downstream of the rail as you want. The pump builds pressure and the regulator bleeds it after you hit a certain pressure. That is how the stock one works and aeromotive and almost all aftermarket regs.
Putting it BEFORE the rail would mean your injectors are not seeing hardly any pressure at all and your car would run TERRIBLE if at all.......
Well... Fuel pump and paint supplies didn't come in. Did get my MAF in and the housing isn't 4" but I did get it to run okay in my 4" intake pipe. Can't do any tuning due to lack of fuel pump...sucks
Funny that companies couldn't get my parts to me but ManofManyGTs from this forum got my 70mm TB out to me- thanks!
Did get a light cost of primer on the bumper after doing a lot of sanding and filling- just to see where we were at.
Nice to see some pics sucks that you have had so many problems and you came back with a new build and your still having problems good luck
so a real integral part of my car making it to the GTG got in finally! I just need to get some -10an 90' turns and -10 an to -10 straight cut o-ring & a -6an 90' and this will be all done.
Next up is coolant relocation or delete. I don't like the idea of delete and I'm pretty sure the coolant ball has to be at the highest part in the system to work properly. My only real choice is to have a custom tank made that is going to be half the size of the old one or less or to delete. Opinions?
Modified the brackets a little
Grew a set of balls, drilled a couple of holes in the car and here we have it:
The -6 AN 90' pictured below will not be staying the pump will have -10 AN 90's on either side if I can find the right fittings to increase flow around the turn, that and all ports are -10an at this point.
Do you really have to mount the pump in the engine bay???
Can't you run it under the car before the filter??
Also I was told by Marcus to think of my fuel filter as a surge tank- which makes me feel much better because the damn thing holds 1/2 liter of fluid!
That would be sick!
I saw a mk2 or 3 build using the strut bar as an overfill- very clean!
I just put together a summit cart of AN fittings and custom coolant expansion tank weld on fittings and a 25psi Moroso radiator cap w/ overflow port. I'm going to try and have Ed @ FFE weld me up a mini custom expansion tank right between the fuel pump and the power steering resivour. Maybe I should ask if he can make a custom P/S too ? Make that whole side of the bay look a lot better...
Another new part- 70mm throttle body, thanks ManOfManyGTs - great deal, quick shipping too!
I had two adapter plates that came with my aftermarket manifold- well neither of them worked for the throttle body. Time to cut, grind, drill & tap in that case. A t bolt & 3" to 2.5" coupler finished it all off.
Also tonight cleaned up some wires and that's about it. Hope my Summit stuff shipped out
Stock 60mm right, 70mm left
First page edited with complete mod list
Just re-pinned a bunch of busted connectors last night.
Oh and cut a huge hole in the trunk of my car. You guys know that hump in the middle of the spare tire. Yea I don't have that there anymore. I didn't take photos of the finished product, but 16gauge steel, 3M 5200 Marine sealant, rivets, sound deadening and rubberized under-body coating make the trunk flat now. All ready for a fiberglass sub box.
Muffler went flat black last week for less bling effect.
Rear bumper shaving coming up also- supplies purchased!
Last edited by DougLoBue; 04-12-2012 at 11:11 AM.
Never a good idea to cut a unibody! I did the exact same thing in the silver EVO for weight reduction and allowing me to store race tires in the trunk. Well after perfectly welding the hole shut, the rear flex was so unbearable in the back (wobbly when cornering at the track) I had to reinforce the crap out of it, negating any weight saving and the possibility of carrying tires.
Well the metal was very very thin and the hole isn't that large. My goal here isn't for weight savings, but to sink a subwoofer box in there - you know that one I have flying around the back of my car when we go tuning
I wouldn't mind re-inforcing it if I have to - or maybe this calls for a half cage install
Custom coolant resivour with expansion cap/port and both OEM hookup lines was made by Ed @ FFE.
Also project Michael Jackson has begun. Introductory stages are rough. It's plastidip folks and just for fun- nothing permanent here. We did it in the cold so it kind of came out rough like sandpaper & we really need another gallon or two of the stuff because you can really see the black in a lot of places. I'll get a thread up with more pics outline the process - Greg did this for me on a Thursday night in a couple of hours for under $200.
Did a TTRS cruise/gtg this weekend- met James down there and he got some good rollers of the car. Put about 600 miles of non-stop beating on it this weekend- it was glorious.
Last edited by DougLoBue; 04-16-2012 at 08:28 AM.
Wow you did the whole car?was it hard?
Played put up some pics didn't even know it was your car
Till i Seen your engine bay looking good
aka I've been too lazy to just order a few feet of the black coolant hose from Vibrant
I've been afraid to run this due to plastic, large turbo close by and heat but it's been sitting on my shelf so why not and I keep a fire extinguisher in the car anyway. When I cut the two pieces off to fit I found out that the plastic is really thick- my Dremel had to really work even with a plastic cutting disc to get through it.
Project Michael Jackson
The coolant reservoir looks perfect, especially with that fuel pump location! What type of fuel hose is that? Is it just clamped onto the stock fittings before the fuel pump there?
I'd definitely get a turbo blanket, though - my top mount runs hot as f*ck in Summer, even with a turbo blanket and wrapped DP.
Def get a Turbo blanket looking good hows she running
Dealers have them for the same price too- that's where I got mine.
Okay... somebody here please tell me I'm an as*hole:
My car has positive corrections under full boost as seen a few pages back. Increase the boost, corrections increase and the car goes super lean. Initial thought was not enough fuel. I was wrong.
With a MAF hooked up at 20psi I'm pulling 313 grams/sec @ 6800 rpms! Way outside of a regular K04 that the ECU accounts for (IIRC) a max of 220g/sec. I could only imagine what a 30psi pull does...
I can't get the car to idle with the MAF though- plug it in and it stalls out. Well this is where I'm an even bigger idiot. I have a BOV that at idle & driving in vacuum is letting in un-metered air- under boost it's letting out un-metered air.
$400 fuel pump, $100 in fittings, custom coolant res. & a REALLY loud pump for no reason.
So solution: I'm going to need to have my TIAL BOV port cut off and a pipe welded in it's place. Need two bungs welded on- hot side pipe & intake pipe are luckily right next to each other on the drivers side of the motor. Going to need a MadMax valve I think... the real question becomes- can I get this all done by Friday so I can make real boost (over 30psi) for the dyno day? Probably not.
Last edited by DougLoBue; 04-18-2012 at 01:19 PM.
Again, all reasons why I prefer MAFless tunes. And can't you put a stiffer spring in the TIAL BOV so it's closed at idle? Another reason I prefer my adjustable Greddy Type S BOV. Either way, you'll need the fueling capability once you start upping the boost on the E85.