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Old 07-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #151
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The M20 stroker breaths! I did a 50km hard break in and changed the oil. Although the cam seal seems to be leaking I'm pretty pumped that other than that the motor seems to be running well. I'll diagnose the leak further in the next couple days. I was going to drive it some more after the oil change but it started to rain and I haven't put my hood back on yet.

The tune is still rough but it's good enough to drive the car and it will progressively get better the more I drive. Initial impressions... more low end torque and although I haven't spooled it out yet it feels strong on the top end.

Videos will be coming, and if all goes well in the next few days I'll have it at Autoslalom on Sunday.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #152
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The M20 stroker breaths! I did a 50km hard break in and changed the oil. Although the cam seal seems to be leaking I'm pretty pumped that other than that the motor seems to be running well. I'll diagnose the leak further in the next couple days. I was going to drive it some more after the oil change but it started to rain and I haven't put my hood back on yet.

The tune is still rough but it's good enough to drive the car and it will progressively get better the more I drive. Initial impressions... more low end torque and although I haven't spooled it out yet it feels strong on the top end.

Videos will be coming, and if all goes well in the next few days I'll have it at Autoslalom on Sunday.
yeah the cam seal leaking ...reminds me i got to change mine got the seal just need time.

Congrats on your stroker!! good job man am sure this engine is going to pull very nice...cant wait to see the vid!! nothing beats low end power!
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #153
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yeah the cam seal leaking ...reminds me i got to change mine got the seal just need time.

Congrats on your stroker!! good job man am sure this engine is going to pull very nice...cant wait to see the vid!! nothing beats low end power!
Thanks man. The car is way louder with the headers! Unfortunately there are some shitty leaks in the mid-section right now where I had to cobble some bits together with clamps to bridge the mid-section to the muffler. After the break in I'm going to get a proper exhaust installed.

Best part when I was out driving was I drove by a couple that were out in the country getting some engagement photos taken. I ripped it by them and as soon as the guy heard me open it up his head was on a swivel.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:25 AM   #154
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That's awesome. Congrats on getting there! Videos would make this thread improved.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #155
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Great work man. Hopefully u can bring Sunday!
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:20 AM   #156
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An update after a few hundred kms of driving, as well as running the autoslalom this past Sunday.... My tune is getting better but I still have to iron out some idle surging and cold start enrichment settings. In terms of driveability, the increased low end grunt that the car has now is addicting. Whenever I'm cruising along I find myself continually putting my foot into it just to feel the torque surge. I can also say that the car feels really strong on the top end now. Above 140 the car is a beast and will climb to 200 with much less effort than before.

Unfortunately I left my camera at my brothers place on the weekend and won't get it back until Friday, but Woofer has some video of the car at the autoslalom which he'll hopefully be uploading this week.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #157
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car looked good out there! minus the rusty muffler
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:41 AM   #158
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car looked good out there! minus the rusty muffler
Yeah, that's gone once I'm done the break in (once I'm done running the high zinc break in additive). I'll be getting a single 2.5" exhaust with vibrant cat, resonator, and muffler.

Which car were you running? We obviously didn't chat... or did we? lol
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:52 PM   #159
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sounded like a true m20. made me really smile knowing this is my old m20!!!! AHHH YAAAA

2.8L is now the minimum for me and my bmw!!

glad to see this thing running! sounded absolutely awesome at WOT!!!
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:16 PM   #160
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we did not I dont think and I was just watching
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #161
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Unfortunately I don't have any good video footage of my car yet, but at the last auto-x some random guy recorded my car leaving the start box. At this point I still hadn't dialled in my idle settings so I had some idle surging going on. Above 3000rpm the Bavauto headers start to sing.



Woofer's got another clip of my car on course which I'm hoping will have a little bit of sideways action lol, I'm just waiting for him to get it off his camera and upload it.

I'm getting my custom 2.5" exhaust done next week with vibrant cat, resonator, and muffler. I'll post up a couple clips when it's done.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #162
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OMG that frost heave right by the start!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #163
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OMG that frost heave right by the start!
Yeah lol pretty bad eh... I couldn't launch out of the box because I'd bottom out I had to roll through it. That lot is getting pretty bad in some spots.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:45 PM   #164
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Saweeeeeeet!!

Rocket launch though!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #165
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Shot a quick 4th gear pull before taking the car to the exhaust shop. I'll hopefully be picking it up from the shop tonight.

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