So Ny_fam sent me a ported intake manifold and I just finished the 'after' of the 'before and after' dynos.
Total 6hp and 1 ft/lb of torque gain! Not bad for a 20 minute bolt-on item. That means that I'm now getting to the wheels what this US spec gti motor(its a swap from my 1.6 to the 1.8) got to the crank. I've overcome all my drivetrain loss!
If you look at the second dyno you'll see that I had the do the run twice. The first run in in blue and I didn't gun it from the get-go (you can see the difference in curve right at the beginning).
To boot, the guy didn't put the fans on the car for the first run and I ended up overflowing coolant onto the floor. Its like these old cars were designed to me moving when they are at full load at 7000rpm And the guy made some smart-alec remark about usually dealing with cooling systems that worked...it obviously works! The car is 26 years old with the original cooling system for crying in my beer! Anyway...just ranting. Don't like it when people bad-talk my car.
So now time for a good tune-up...
Bosch wire set
full synthetic oil and new oil filter (not shown)
injector seats (currently running non-shrouded injectors in shrouded injector seats...a little loose)
all new (brand new that is) bushing and shift linkages
And for fun for the upcoming Mt. St. Helens cruise...
"Not recommended for use on Honda vehicles"
Lastly for those of you who don't know my car...
and the obligatory Lama pic...
Modified by frankinstyn at 5:44 AM 4-29-2006