|11-02-2012 12:49 PM|
|11-02-2012 12:11 PM|
|Jaws||Yeah, it pulls like a freaking train. I haven't hit it that hard yet but I did give it the full goose once and the tires were screaming in second|
|11-02-2012 12:02 PM|
|Saabeh||Damn! Thats a quick turnaround to a stage 5 car haha! Must go like stink!|
|11-02-2012 11:53 AM|
|Jaws||I finally got a JZW Stage 5 ECU, Green Giant injectors and the 3 bar map sensor installed. I pulled a real amateur hour and wired the IAC to injector #1 and vise versa. This cost me a trip to the shop but it's back and running strong! Only got a few miles now but it really runs nice!|
|10-09-2012 06:04 PM|
|NeedForSwede||I'll be doing the same thing this weekend when it's time for an oil change.|
|10-08-2012 01:33 PM|
|10-08-2012 04:58 AM|
having the exact same issue with my car, havent compression tested it yet, but hoping its the same thing. Whatd the gpopshop rebuild cost if you dont mind me asking?
I have a tdo4 at home that needs a rebuild as well, so i'm up in the air about what to do lol.
|10-08-2012 04:23 AM|
|10-07-2012 04:08 PM|
|NeedForSwede||All smoke gone?|
|10-07-2012 03:59 PM|
|09-25-2012 11:30 AM|
So my T25 is at the GPOP Shop getting rebuilt into a Big T28!
I'll be running this on lower boost (19-21 psi) until I get injectors, 3 bar map sensor and a fuel pump.
|08-18-2012 07:56 AM|
|08-18-2012 07:09 AM|
|NeedForSwede||That's close to where my numbers are as well which makes me think it's your turbo even more.|
|08-18-2012 06:41 AM|
The compression numbers are in. Done hot w/ fuse 32 removed. 110k miles on motor. Numbers look real good so maybe time for the Big T28. I’m a little undecided since the car’s a little long in the tooth but I know I won’t be happy with another car short of a CTS-V, 335, STI or M5. Need 4 doors.
1 = 205 psi
2 = 205 psi
3 = 205 psi
4 = 200 psi
|08-16-2012 04:03 PM|
|NeedForSwede||I have a feeling it's your turbo. I bet it burns right in the beginning of going WOT and then returns to normal through the rest of the RPMs.|
|08-14-2012 07:54 AM|
|Jaws||Thanks - I agree, probably the turbo seals. I'm going to pull the plugs later this week, look for signs of coolant and check compression while there.|
|08-14-2012 06:34 AM|
First guess is the you're losing the seals in the turbo.
A cheap rebuild kit for the turbo is about $60, a better solution would be a rebuilt center section.
Probably the best low cost option would be a used turbo (if it's got a warranty)
|08-14-2012 05:10 AM|
Exhaust Smoke - My 99 9-3
So my car started smoking a few days ago. It is releasing a blue and white smoke when hot. There is a nasty burning smell sometimes. It does not smoke at startup that I can tell. It appears that I am losing some oil and coolant via burn. No leakage to the ground. It still runs normal but maybe had some loss of boost before the smoke started. I am running on base boost now.
It smokes between shifts and when decelerating but not at idle and not when cruising. It does not smoke at WOT. It smokes when I rev it sometimes.
What say you? Iím thinking head gasket or my stock T25 turbo has failed. The head gasket was replaced 7 years ago before tuning. I have been running stage 3 at 19.5 psi for the last 2.5 years. Iíve been running it hard in the heat lately (never overheated and low speed fan works OK).
If I do a compression test and if the numbers are 180-190 psi, can I conclude that the head gasket and motor internals (pistons/rings/valves/valve seals) are good? Any other thoughts as to the cause?