July 20, 2019, 12:02:27 PM

Author Topic: Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag - Twin Turbo 5.3 Daily Driver Build  (Read 14481 times)

Offline shainiac

Well damn! Looks like that's it. I wonder if I can snip them off without having to pull the hubs and sliding the axles out? I always have a hard time getting the knuckles off the control arms because the little steel sleeves in the knuckles slide in and don't like coming off of the bearings/bushing in the control arms.
Thanks for the heads up.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2019, 04:58:01 PM by shainiac »
'88 TII - 13BT, MS3X , EFR 9180 IWG, A2W Intercooled
539whp/407wtq @ 25.5psi

Soon to be Alum 5.3 GenIV LS, Twin EFR 6758s, T56 Magnum, Ronin 8.8" IRS, MS3Pro Ultimate

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Yea you might be able to trim them off.

As far as the sleeves, unbolting the DTSS and lower bolt then rapping the arm or hub once or twice firmly with a hammer works to seat the sleeves and let the hub pivot up and slide out.
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I was able to get a bunch of stuff fixed and do some driving this weekend. I ended up entering a car show with my friendsí drag cars and had a good time watching people scratch their heads. They both have low 8-second twin turbo LS cars, an í80 Malibu and a í82 fox body, and theyíre just as ugly as my car lol.

I got the injectors back from cleaning and am pretty sure I need to replace one or two. The guy I had do my injector cleaning is Eric Derr. I HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who needs injector services. He is extremely helpful and reasonably priced. It was $75 shipped to have him flow the injectors upon arrival, clean them, and reflow them. He does a dynamic and static flow test, also. Since my issue was erratic fueling at low pulsewdiths, I had him do the dynamic testing at 1.5ms. He was able to find all the injectors were 60cc/min +/-2cc except for one which was 65cc. All of them were basically dead on at 100%DC. Anyways, one bank burns a little richer, but not as significant as before.

For fun, I whipped together another exhaust without a muffler. I had an extra v-band and some random oval tubing and  made a Nascar-style side exit on the passenger side. Itís definitely too loud to daily, but is fun to make noise on the weekends. Just to be a rice, I pulled a bunch of timing at idle and made the fueling pretty lean to make maximum chop chop. I wish stupid shit like that didnít make me smile like a little kid  :D. Also, a friend was able to get dome boost control working well. The car is a  lot of fun on 9psi now. I think everything is more or less worked out well enough to go on the dyno now.

Removing the dust shields seemed to have fixed the diff leak. Still TBD, but didnít notice any drips after driving around all weekend. I was also able to seat the axles and am no longer able to tug them out by hand. The exhaust is way louder now, but I think the noise from the diff is less now. Less clatter from going 1st-Reverese-1st when trying to park or so it feels.

Video of the new exhaust:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WCEXRbXgTYfBXeFp8






« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 08:26:11 AM by shainiac »
'88 TII - 13BT, MS3X , EFR 9180 IWG, A2W Intercooled
539whp/407wtq @ 25.5psi

Soon to be Alum 5.3 GenIV LS, Twin EFR 6758s, T56 Magnum, Ronin 8.8" IRS, MS3Pro Ultimate

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