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Old 03-16-2017, 12:19 PM   #1163
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Dang Don!! Wish I would have found that mylar trick a few weeks ago!!
I was just perusing his channel and found that Monday. The video has been out for 2 Years and I just found it in his r-n-r video for the CTSV. Go figure...

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Old 03-16-2017, 04:47 PM   #1164
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More cleanup on the lower manifold -- while I was removing the rivets on the old gasket, the damn drill bit broke -- in the hole! Fortunately, I have patience and hemo-stat clamps, and there was enough bit still just about to the top that I could 'reverse' the bit. Now, I always drill very slowly and 'back' out when it hits a snag -- its during the back out that it broke. 30 minutes later, I had the bugger out... just went 'Slow an Easy'...

Anyway, here is the 'locator' ground off. Notice I ground it down quite a bit WHILE the old gasket was on, then, taped the area after the gasket was off and ground it down 'near' smooth with the manifold:







After gasket removed, ground down the rest of the way:

Before final:



Final grind down (after removing gasket, I covered the openings with tape to be safe):



Rivets Removed (damn drill bit ;o)







Cleaned out the intake manifold bolt holes in the heads -- chased a clean bolt and then used Brake-Kleen/Q-Tip -- ready to install!

Did a bit of cleanup, cleaned out the injector holes, covered up. Next, new gaskets and the injectors/fuel rail!

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Old 03-18-2017, 12:18 PM   #1165
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Looking good Don!
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:04 PM   #1166
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MSD 2351 Setup

Thanks! I'm very close to getting it all back together -- running the MSD 2351 right now...

So, in prep for the MSD BAP, I created connectors to make the install easier:



Vacuum hose I need to run from the trunk to the engine:



My MSD 2351 Settings (Ryan may change those):



I also have a 'bypass' connector just in case Andy feels the BAP is not necessary when using the twins.

Starting the install of MSD!

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:31 PM   #1167
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Continuing on the MSD setup, I mounted it in the trunk here:



I used 2 screws and velcro (just to hold it in place while I drilled the holes). I also used rubber hose to keep the unit from rattling:



Routed the wires and the hose this way:





I then took off the rear fuse box (WHAT a pain to get off, especially if you're 'round') and located the fuse and the 'right' red/white wire to splice into:





I'll cut the 'right' red/white wire and then solder in the connector! I'll then add the 'inline' 30 amp fuse for the 'battery' side, and finally, get the vacuum line ran to the front!

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:35 PM   #1168
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I also had time to install the ID-850s. Pretty simple. I did notice there is no 'notch' on the ID-850s like the LSA had:

ID-850s:



LSA:



And, while I was at it, I prepped the boost valve using the tool Lingenfelder sells:





Once the MSD is done, I'll install the new Jokerz ported manifold!

-Don

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Old 03-19-2017, 01:46 PM   #1169
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So, after reviewing the routing of the wires, I decided to take a different route -- I used the 'back' area where the wires were already routed, and flow the wires that way:





I then spliced into the FPCM wire (noted by the fuse location) and spliced the MSD into the circuit -- a bit of cleanup:











Did a test to see what the MSD 2351 is doing with ignition off.

Before I hooked up the charger, the MSD flashed 21 and 31 codes. Once the voltage got up to 13.7 (above the 13.5 I had set in the programmer), it flashed 13 -- which is normal for ignition off. Here is a youTube of the '13' flashing:



Next, routing the vacuum line to the front and then, the lower manifold...

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Old 03-19-2017, 08:13 PM   #1170
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So, wanted to show how I'm routing the vacuum line. I'm following the 'fuel' line routing and when I get close to the rear O2 sensor, I'll route it up the O2 harness and up to the engine:















How I hooked up the battery connections (soldered in a 30 amp fuse to be same per instructions):

Diagram for hookup:



Battery Setup:





Next I'll route the vacuum hose to the engine and then, finally, get the lower sc manifold on!

-Don

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Old 03-20-2017, 02:56 PM   #1171
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Finally finished the routing of the vacuum hose and routed the USB cable to the inside of the car under the rear seat -- good to go for tuning.

Vacuum hose routed up the trans and into the engine bay:





USB cable routed with the positive battery cable and under the rear seat:



With that done, I can finally get back to the manifold!

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:13 PM   #1172
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Jokerz ported lower is on!

OK, got the lower manifold on! Installed the new manifold gaskets (used vacuum grease to hold them in place and provide a great seal):





Fuel Injectors and Fuel Rail (NO bolt on the front rail location this time around):





Boost Valve (18 ft lbs) and Sensors (EVAP and plug 89 in lbs):



Prepped the head (vacuum grease) and installed the manifold (44 in lbs first pass, 89 in lbs second pass):



injectors connected:





Because of the extra work on the snout, I had to 'push down' the valley cover outlet to allow the manifold to fit -- I'll have to use a 'hose' this time and not a hose connector for the vent tube.

Next, the lid (I have a new gasket for the lid and the throttle body). I'll also leave off the spacer, as I want to know what these changes did first.

Finally, I'm on the home stretch!

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:32 PM   #1173
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Well, Brett from Jokerz Performance sent me a belt for the LSA and not the LSA Conversion, so I'm ordering 2 belts to try:

K061000HD
K060997HD

997 might be a bit tight - we'll see!

-Don

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Old 03-21-2017, 07:00 PM   #1174
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Jokerz Blower Installed and Running!

She's running again! I went and purchased locally the K061000 belt and that was a perfect fit!

Finished installing the rest of the items (lid, hoses, connectors, throttle body, CAI intake tube) and after refilling the SC coolant, uploaded the GPI ECM 850 tune that Ryan (Rhino79) did for me.

NOTE: THIS tool made it EASY to tighten up the back lid bolts -- wow, what a difference this made:

Lid install:











Taking shape:















Once I did a check over, she fired right up!

Ready to go!:



I have 2 videos -- the very first start (break-in) and the second after everything finally settled:

Break-in of SC (first start):



After Break-in of SC:



Got some 'whine' with my 'scream' ;o)

Next, dyno tune -- when Ryan is freed up...

-Don

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Old 03-21-2017, 10:05 PM   #1175
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Took the car out for a good long drive -- first drove it close to make sure nothing was out of order, then, took it out on the highway -- nice and easy -- did excellent!

IAT2 temps are exactly the same difference as before -- no change 16° above ambient (80° so the IAT2 temps were 96°). Car moved and drove like it should -- not bad for a base ID850 tune!

Can't wait to see how it does on the dyno...

I'll do a check-over tomorrow to make sure nothing came loose, but it sure was fun to hear that blower whine ;o)...

Let Brett from Jokerz Performance know its up and running and doing great! Dyno will tell the story...

-Don

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Old 03-22-2017, 08:19 PM   #1176
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Congrats and can't wait to see how it does on the dyno!
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