Taz_Rx

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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    So about time I did an update.... The Tuesday dyno session didn't go quite as planned. Andy was chasing an ignition breakdown on #4. Just intermittent spark. It was running on 3 a bit when I drove it down to him but I thought it was just the bad tune. I popped into the workshop at about 430pm (expected to have it back by then) and he seemed a little frustrated. We quickly deduced it wasn't a coil issue, but wiring. Then I realised what the problem would be... I crappy Jaycar electrical connector. Had it swapped out by Thursday night with a new Narva one and all was good. Took it back to him on Friday morning (he said I could just leave it there for a week while in Burnie for work) via town for a meeting and realised he had knocked the overall fuel cut up to 50%. When I realised this I went in and offered to him that I would manually drop all the values by half to save him time... and me money. Week went by, and I hadn't got around to doing anything but I did realise it could be a simple process. When I converted to sequentially injection/CAS and quad coils I had to manually double all of the fuel map values as it went from dual bank injection to sequential. IE I had a fuel map on file that would be close enough for a starting point. So reinstated the old map (Andy's last tune with a couple of little tweaks by me) and changed the appropriate settings back over to dual pulse/sequential. Started with no throttle and idled (I don't have an idle solenoid) and drove rather well! So then took it back to him straight after. In the week it took me to sort it, he'd taken lots of dyno bookings and the next opportunity he'll have to do it will be Friday 1st of March. Meh oh well, another 2 weeks to wait. So that's where I'm at.
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Hi Guys though it might be about time I made one of these threads! Car: 1980 ke55e (square head light front) Colour: Baby shit brown Interior: S13 front seats, sports steerer, tach, boost and oil pressure guages, kenwood deck and 4x 6"s, skull gear nob I can't get off!!!! :) Exterior: Currently 13 x 7 hotwires, 185's and 205's, earlier model ke55 bumper, character adding dents and rust patches!! Engine: Stock internal 4k, Camtecch 609 lump stick, VN Radiator. Induction: TD04-L turbo (off late model WRX) '89 mx6 front mount cooler, 32/32 DTMR-A weber in custom air box ;) Fuel system: Malpassi R/R FPR, VL Turbo fuel pump, small lift pump. No surge tank yet! Exhaust: KE70 manifold, mandrel steam pipe j-pipe, 2.5 "dump pipe" into 2 inch exhaust with quiet muffler. Drive Train: RPM Heavy duty ckutch, standard 4 speed, CIG Locker. I used to have a CT12 turbo off a 1G as some of you may know, this will now be boosting a ke70 around the streets of Adelaide. Heres some pics of the old set up.
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    Ke70Daves New Euro Toy

    LS1 could are so easy to mount anywhere when you flip them up on their sides hey!
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Maybe Off to the dyno in an hour! Whoa
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Same place as my desire not to be doing another rebuild anytime soon lol
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    Chestikoph Sr20Det Ke55 Coupe

    T3 gtx2?
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Clutch feel alright in the couple of trips in and out of the driveway, and a little drive up the street. I don't know why people winge so much about buttons. Initial tune will just be on gate pressure so nothing crazy. 9 days.... Not that I'm counting or anything lol
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    I'm in Hobart now mate so getting Kutsie at Pro automotive to do it.
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Dyno booked for 5th of Feb. Guess that gives me a couple of weeks to try and do something about the gear box leak 🙄
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    My Ke55

    Whoa! Convenient timing
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    ... Until I realised I didn't actually put the throw out bearing and carrier in! Lol that could have been an epic failure, but luckily I realised now. Easy fix at this point.
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    And with injectors/rail in, and top half of manifold on it's ready to drop in the car. Whoa!
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    All new rubbers etc and into their new home. Luckily enough the RX7 550s use the same plug as the 7mge 315s, so I don't even have to change the wiring! Winning! Which isn't much of a suprise really considering both injectors use the exactly the same injector repair kit.
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Car is still at my parents so that's unfortunately not my shed. Dad's Ural in the background.
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    For sure mate. I'll have some tuning to do, then run in and more tuning but hopefully going strong by Feb... Probably dreaming lol Tonight's progress: Removing spiggot bearings suck... So make a child do it! Lol Also a pic of new clutch plate. With any luck this one won't slip.
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    The Rwd 2Az-Fe Thread.

    What is the actual problem with the bonnet? And how is it any worse the a big scoop, a carby or even a supercharger?
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Back to 6 stud's again... Now to pick up were I left off 2 days ago!
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Maybe I should since we only have 1/8 mile here now 🤔
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Looks a bit more like a motor again! Tried to bolt the manifold on this afternoon and managed to pull a stud out of the head 🤬 will have to wait until Monday now to get a helicoil for it. Once I've done that, it's manifolds on, flywheel, clutch and gearbox and back in the car! Oh and have to change the pilot bearing as it's a bit tight and crunchy.
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    KE55 Build Thread

    Agreed. Mine got broken into while it's been off the road for the last 12+ months and they fucked the key barrel trying to start it..... I do wonder how long they tried though before they realised 1, it had no battery in it and 2, the big hole in the transmission tunnel indicated it has no gear box! They are stupid low life's as well! 🙄
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    They are indeed. Been using them for probably over 10 years.
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Oh and just realised I never posted any pics of the damage...
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    Had the junior mechanic on the job. Head on, and he helped me do valve clearances. It's looking more like an engine again now. Everything has been cleaned and painted again. Then once it's back in the car I'll give the alloy a polish again. Main changes this time are; Another half mm over (now 1mm from stock) Full balance New hdcb exedy - t18 200mm kit Pulling the 315cc injectors and dropping in some 550cc, since last time it was on the dyno we maxed them at 16psi
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    Si's 5kte Ke55

    .... And just over a year on... 😲 There be progress!
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    Ke30 Bumper Bars

    Really!