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MLR's 86 not a build thread thread

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Whiteline bush inserts are in, NVH has been greatly reduced compared to the brace.

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Went and got quote for NA tune.

Now I wants turbo.

Stupid car

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1 hour ago, mlr said:

Went and got quote for NA tune.

Now I wants turbo.

Stupid car

Hahajajjajajaaaaahahahha. Na tune...... Good one. ;)

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But you can get pops and crackles added for and extra couple hundy..

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37 minutes ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

NA tune, $1.1k for that extra 6.245kW

With my exhaust a massive 10-20 killerwasps is possibly achievable, maybe,for a engine that makes around 100rwkw even an extra 10 to 20% power increase would be good.

But really its the midrange that gets a good lump more of the powers.

Plus I miss rev match, and launch control and flat foot shifting is novel..

Also, I wish it was 1.1k, so far one joint at Marrickville wants 1.4k, and one at Menai wants 1.5k, so about $100 per maybe Kw's.

I've had work done at Menai before and I like the cut of their jib, aaarrrrrrr.

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Booked in at Pulse Racing for tune, finally.

06 March at this stage, unless a earlier opening pops up.

Car is going flawlessly and handling like a dream.

Common sense prevailed IRT boost, I would be better of just buying something already fast, after owning the boat (33) with it's lotsa hp and fat torques, anything under 500hp and lotsa torques feels  slow.

So for now it's slow and low in the 86.

I am looking forward to getting the car tuned, I will see "some" NA gains, but really, the rev match, flat foot shifting and launch control from Ecutek is awesome , not that it makes me any quicker, but the noises and stuff makes this old guy smile, alot.

The other bonus of staying NA is the minimal worry about reliability, I can thrash the guts out of it and not worry about putting bay windows in the block or melting pistons, breaking rods, eating gearboxes and clutches.

Silver linings and shit.

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On ‎2‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 7:57 PM, mlr said:

The other bonus of staying NA is the minimal worry about reliability, I can thrash the guts out of it and not worry about putting bay windows in the block or melting pistons, breaking rods, eating gearboxes, clutches and breaking an oil pump + grenading your motor afterwards

FYP :) 

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7 hours ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

FYP :) 

I would be wary about making that assumption IRT the FA20 oil pump.

"Apparently" when in the high rpm range and high oil temp the oil pump tends to cavitate enough to form pitting and a good drop in pressure, worst case senario is lunching oil pump gear.

You can up the oil weight to keep it up a bit, but there are the usual issues with a higher weight oil, more temp, OEM recommend 0w 20, I use 5w 30 (toyota recommend this for "extreme conditions", which I assume equates to my normal driving).

Reality wise, it won't be a issue for me, but, if you are building a track car it may be something to think about, well, mainly oil weight and temp control, from googling around there isn't any real fix for the cavitation at high rpm short of a exy dry sump solution.

Hell, in the end the FA20 is a cheap econobox power plant, it goes good for what it is.

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1 hour ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Haha I thought you were reminiscing about your old R33, hence I added in the blow oil pump part lol

My eye twitches every time I think of my old 33.

It's like a Rorschach test every time I see a oil spill.

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