Turbodudey/quicksilvr MegaSquirt & Turbo Build

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Post by quicksilvr » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:10 pm

All true. I guess we drive it on this clutch for a while and then get something stronger. When it holds, 18psi feels soooo good. :( I wish I could turn the boost back up.
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Post by TurboVanDan » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:02 pm

I know, right...?? 12 PSI is starting to feel so... lame.
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Post by TurboVanDan » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:57 pm

In Phoenix, Arizona... Josh back in the car...!!! After not seeing the car for about 5 years.

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Bozeman, Montana... Solar Yellow getting hit with some early morning solar yellow...

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Cruising I-94 in North Dakota...

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Post by occasional demons » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:30 am

Are you sure it's the clutch, and not wheel spin? :lol:
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Post by TurboVanDan » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:08 am

Yeah, David and I have gone back and forth about that quite a bit... and... it is definitely the clutch. The dynamics of what happens, what we feel... is definitely NOT the tires. Definitely IS the clutch. This particular clutch has a 395 ft lb rating... we apparently need, well... more. Do you happen to know anyone who works at ACT (clutch manufacturer)...??
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Put it on a loaded dyno.

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Post by quicksilvr » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:35 pm

Well, the clutch is strong enough...it slips because it's oily.

I changed the oil a couple days ago, and when I had it up in the air, I pulled the rubber boot off the clutch fork and looked in the housing. There was oil film all over the pressure plate. And greasy oil seeping out all around the clutch fork boot. And oil dripping from the dust cover on the bottom.

So apparently the main seal is bad now. But despite this, I can still spin the tires from a stop and it holds 12psi with only minor slipping.

I'll be taking the trans back out to change the main seal and replace the friction disk before Carlisle next summer.
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:05 pm

quicksilvr on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:44 pm wrote:Image


The main seal is good, I'm bolting the new clutch on tonight.
And that makes it suck even worse. Man, it sure looked in very good shape. with ~8,000 miles on it tops, who would have even considered ripping it out and replacing it?

At least you can replace just the disk and be pretty much good to go, as long as the flywheel and PP still look decent.

I doubt it is the cam position sensor, as the oil mainly runs down the rear bellhousing rail and leaves the clutch alone. I think what gets you is the air turbulence inside the bellhousing. And time. When the rear main let go on my 2.0 in the '99, it was literally pouring out. (There are pics in my Casper PL of the mess)

But I only drove it 40 miles to get it to my parent's house to work on it. The clutch was still fine. Everything else was coated with oil...
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Post by quicksilvr » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Yeah, I agree on all fronts. I'm surprised its leaking. I wonder if the 5w-40 Rotella T6 had anything to do with it? It's definitely not the cam sensor, because I'd be able to see it....and it's too much oil for that.
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Post by turbodudey » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:08 pm

Just for fun, you could try a couple cans of brake cleaner. With the dust shield off, the engine running, and the clutch disk disengaged... spray the crap out it (maybe pre-soak it too). See if it will spin itself clean, just a tiny bit. (just don't stick your finger in there)

I'm sure there will still be oil in there, but for around town driving it might hold on a little bit better.

Then a periodic wipe under the dust shield to keep anything from building up again. It might hold on til it's warmer and you can drop that joker.
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Post by TurboVanDan » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:23 pm

David, before you bolt the coil pack back on, take a picture of the turbo mounting flange where we had to replace the bolts. And post it on here...
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Post by quicksilvr » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:32 pm

The whiz nuts didn't stay on the studs....and the studs didn't stay in the manifold. So....

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We left the back's alone, just put locktite on them and tighted them real good.
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Post by turbodudey » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:03 pm

Oh, was that the fluttering noise you were hearing?

The studs/nuts on the turbo flange wiggling loose...
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Post by TurboVanDan » Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:51 pm

Yes, Josh... The "knocking" sound was certainly coming from the turbo getting gradually a little looser. Because... now the knocking is certainly GONE. Everything sounds tight and tidy again.
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:13 pm

Good to have an easy simple fix to a "mystery sound".

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Post by TurboVanDan » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:20 am

Yes...!! VERY nice to have an easy fix once in a while... Merry Christmas Bill...!!!
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Post by quicksilvr » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:59 pm

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Post by occasional demons » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:29 pm

Hmmm, calculating from the antenna deflection, looks to be about 65 mph...

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Post by TurboVanDan » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:23 pm

Intriguing observation Bill... :D BUT... this rate of deflection is consitent with 75 miles per hour... :shock:
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:40 am

:rofl:


So much for my Scientific Wild Ass Guess!
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Post by TurboVanDan » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:11 pm

So, I think only about a page of the newer photos and posts are missing here. I will talk to David about getting a couple of the newer photos back up...
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm

Good deal!

Long time no see!

Hope all is well with the Dudecks!
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Post by TurboVanDan » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:51 pm

Hey, thanks for the shout back Bill...!! We are doing well. I trust that all is well with you too...!! Also, this is my "post on the forum day" post. Haha...
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Post by Diablo0 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:34 pm

Making it to Carlisle this year?!
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:43 pm

Diablo0 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:34 pm
Making it to Carlisle this year?!
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