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Drivetrain / Lean a WOT. Didn't used to be like this
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:47:48 PM »
Before I went to Korea for a year the engine was pulling about 108% on the VE at peak torque. Now it needs over 120%. Not realistic for my motor.

Obviously I'd think the fuel pressure was dropping but it's a solid 58psi the whole time. Injectors are spotless. And I just calibrated the o2's. It has the Bosch 4.9 sensors. LC-2 WB's.

I even checked the valve springs.

The issue is only at WOT. Any other time everything is fine. Any ideas?

The Lounge / Looking for a turbine hvlp paint gun
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:15:25 PM »
Ideally I'd like to rent one. $1500 seems to be where all the decent ones are priced.

Anyone have experience with them? Looking to paint the RX and not have it end up like a B is for build hack job.

Build Threads / Does this count as "other swaps"?
« on: February 06, 2019, 12:03:16 AM »
So I had mentioned in another thread that I had quite a few plans for the house I bought less than a month ago. Closed on 11 Jan.

The house is nothing fancy. 1500sq ft in a nice location and no one behind me. San Antonio has notoriously hard water(10-30gpg). The house has a standard 50gal water heater and no softener(or even a loop for one). I didn't want to eat into my garage space so I took out the year old tank and replaced it with an electric tankless unit and softener. The house is all electric so the heater needed 3, yes 3, 40amp double pole breakers running at 240vac for a total of 27kW.

The garage just wasn't going to cut it, so the RX finally was going to get a decent home. I ground and etched the very poor concrete. Filled in the thin crack that ran across the room, filled in all the small holes and put down a new floor epoxy. I was originally going to use black, white and blue chips but decided to swap out the blue for hunter green. (Brownie points since it's the wife's favorite color)

Now I need your help. I need to pick a wall color. It will be semi or full gloss. The whole house is shades of beige. This must change. RX is black and may go to montego soon.

Pics coming shortly.

The Lounge / Garage floor coating
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:09:17 PM »
Looking for any input on garage floor coatings.

The Rust-Oleum epoxy send to have mixed reviews at best with coverage and color issues.

Also looking at polyurea coatings that have a near infinite pot life and extremely durable but easily double the price. ~$850

I'll be doing it myself. It's about 400sq ft and I'll be grinding it with a rent-o-tool.

Electronics / RX7 moved to another country and now runs like poo MS3
« on: January 21, 2018, 11:28:16 PM »
So last fall I moved from the Netherlands to Korea(the southern type) and the FD went to my brother in Delaware. Before the car was shipped it ran really rather well. The only part not really tuned was cold startup(below freezing) and closed loop. All the AFR's were dialed in rather close both on the road and dyno.

Now the car is in Delaware and it's running super rich. It went from 14.6 to 11.2. The kPa on the baro is only 1-2kPa different and the temp was in the mid 40's. I have not recalibrated the O2's but when I pulled fuel it got better falling pretty much inline with what the O2's are saying.

That being said, can any of you think of anything that would cause this? It took the car about 3 months to be delivered. Warm or cold it acts the same. I have to pull roughly 15-20% in the VE table. I could see an AFR point but 3-4?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eatXulej0zbJ9rxKienYVcharLv6eUwL My project backup

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_OaeXkMjCJdR1gx8O1OYjEbZsR7A_cr2 The tune

The Lounge / Daily suggestions
« on: November 03, 2017, 09:25:26 AM »
So I'm in Korea now until Oct 2018 and am thinking about a quick daily. My wife has her Rubicon, I have the RX but I need something a "little" more civil. I'm trying to avoid new cars.

I'm kind of all over the place at the moment.

2014ish M5
Focus RS
CTS-V sedan LSA version with a stick
I LOVE the looks of the alfa GQ but it's still too new
I love the new ZL1 but it's too raw like the RX and probably not a whole lot faster.

No mercs or audi's. Worked on em both, hell no.

Just looking for ideas. Between 20-50kish 4 doors is a big plus.

Parts for Sale / Earlier Samberg radiator incomplete
« on: September 14, 2017, 07:22:16 AM »
So I have a pretty beat up Samberg radiator. What you see in the pics is what you get.

It does have a couple small leaks that need to be fixed. You can run it but you'll have to check the coolant level every couple weeks.

The fan is included.

$200 obo + shipping

Shipping will be with USPS from zip 09752

Drivetrain / 8.8 axle seal rotation, it's normal! Update
« on: July 28, 2017, 02:17:38 PM »
Please see the video. I installed these per the instruction. Using a press and proper bushing tools. Both sides do it. The explorer seal thing people seem to forget about was not forgotten.

These are Ford OEM seals. I have a set of national I can install but will have to do it on the car instead because I really do not want to drop the diff again.




Updated for posterity.

Couple items for sale:

$450 Samberg FD Diff Brace. Sand blasted and protected with primer.
$300 3" T-56 27 spline to FD 4.1 diff. I can include the diff flange if needed. No play in the joints.
$100 Stock toe links in good shape with a spare bushing.
$110 FD tower bar.

Prices are shipped in the US.

Drivetrain / Need an 8.8 ASAP
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:43:22 PM »
I'm looking for someone to send me an explorer 8.8 as soon as possible. My diff decided to take a permanent vacation and need a replacement.

I'll need the inner CV's as usual for an 8.8 swap. Of course I'm willing to pay for your efforts. I'd prefer a 3.73 but will accept a 3.55.

Parts WTB / WTB MS3Pro Ultimate
« on: March 16, 2017, 04:40:21 AM »
A long shot I know but I'll be buying the Ultimate in the next couple weeks and just thought I'd put a feeler out if anyone was offloading one.

Drivetrain / Ignition breakup when cold
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:41:45 AM »
When I first got the engine back together I was using temp range 6 plugs. I was getting really bad ignition break up at low RPM but fine up top. I ended up swapping to a hotter plug range 5 or 5.5, I cannot remember. The issue is back but only when the motor is cold. Once it's up to about 30*C it's fine again. Does this sound like a continuation of what was happening before?

The motor has a very tight quench of .032" and Mamofied 220 heads. Possibly still not hot enough? The only other thing that comes to mind is low voltage supplied to the coils but when I check the voltage with engine running I get 13.5-14V.

Electronics / MS3 Gold
« on: March 01, 2017, 11:07:10 AM »
I've been wanting traction control for a very long time now. With most RaceLogic boxes being all but gone and in unicorn status plus the $1200+ cost, the MS3 gold sounds like a fantastic deal.

Is anyone running it or have any experience with it? Can it control A/C? How does it pull the PWM from the ABS sensors? Just looking for as much info as I can.

I do not have the money for the AEM or ProEFI setups. Holley would be an option if they would just drop the Davis stuff and add some code into their firmware. The Gold being $1300 with the harness is pretty amazing.

Events / Nürburgring
« on: February 13, 2017, 05:09:39 AM »
I'm planning on taking a trip to the Nürburgring this spring. I know there aren't too many of us over here but wanted to see if anyone was interested in joining me.

I've also considered SPA but it's quite expensive. Usually get 4-5 group sessions(20min I think) for about 250 Euro.


Suspension/Brakes/Wheels / Michelin PS2'S?
« on: February 07, 2017, 05:29:20 PM »
A long time ago I made the mistake of putting sumitomo 285/30-18 on my ccw sp500's. I recently discovered that the Michelin tires are much cheaper over here.  230€ each... Others are cheap too. Yokos,  Bridgestone,  Michelin & pirelli's. The PS2'S are the most expensive so I figure better get them now before I return to the US.  I really like the Michelin mileage guarantee.

My question is,  which would you suggest? I want a sticky warm weather tire for the ccw's.  The 888 is too much and harder than the PS2 would be too little. I do plan on a couple track laps at SPA and the nordeschlife. Joy rides only for the car guy mecca experience. Around 450/420 to the wheels. JIC FLT A2's and plenty for brakes. I guess I'm looking between a 140 & 220 tire. Dunlop star specs apparently cannot be had.

I'm open to a staggered tire setup on the 18x10's(+50). Something like 255/35-18 and 295/30-18 or just 285 all round. The 285's track a lot and require two hands at all times. Only downfall is the 255/35-18 is about the only size the PS2'S don't come in. Anyone try the cup 2's?

Thanks for any inputs.


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