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Forum: Engine Swaps 05-10-2022, 05:43 PM
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Posted By captain awesome
A data point you might find useful: I had...

A data point you might find useful:


I had 18x9.5 wheels, heavy CSG Tein coils (slightly less weight than stock suspension), stock brakes, full interior, stock catback, 7/8 tank of gas (if you...
Forum: Engine Swaps 05-07-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
I was about to order the Nameless midpipe and...

I was about to order the Nameless midpipe and cobble together my own axleback but stumbled on the Xforce earlier this week by chance. It's not marketed as well as others so didn't pop up in any of my...
Forum: Engine Swaps 05-06-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
For anyone looking at quiet 3" exhaust options...

For anyone looking at quiet 3" exhaust options for this swap, you might consider the Xforce ES-T86-02-CBS. Silly name but the kit is just slightly louder than the stock catback with Kpower header and...
Forum: Engine Swaps 05-03-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Has anyone posted a full How To on the secondary...

Has anyone posted a full How To on the secondary pump? I feel like I've seen some mention of using stock components but can't recall the combo of parts nor how to fit/plumb it all.
Forum: Engine Swaps 05-03-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Has anyone seen ML’s engine bay surge tank? ...

Has anyone seen ML’s engine bay surge tank?

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3478968&postcount=206
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-22-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Someone on the FB group noticed the addition of a...

Someone on the FB group noticed the addition of a flex pipe requirement in the installation instructions. Just another thing I gotta add in. Sheesh.
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-18-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
I would adapt what you have if you want to keep...

I would adapt what you have if you want to keep the gauge. Even if you only use e85 a few times a year the sensor does the work so it's kind of set it and forget it. Might as well have the option....
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-15-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
I really appreciate you checking on that. I think...

I really appreciate you checking on that. I think that's definitely a better course of action that will at least show the merit behind the work. I'll reach out to him Monday and get the process...
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-15-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
I've been impatiently waiting for those results...

I've been impatiently waiting for those results along with another fellas that should be posted Tuesday afternoon from the same dyno. Just about to send off my head but still on the fence about what...
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-12-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Hopefully the extra time spent on the oil pan you...

Hopefully the extra time spent on the oil pan you won't have to drill for the dipstick.....
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-12-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
My cruise control has always worked. I've seen...

My cruise control has always worked. I've seen someone else mention the gear indicator wasn't reading right. Curious about the shift light as well.
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-07-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
The initial vacuum test held for whatever amount...

The initial vacuum test held for whatever amount usually required for testing like normal so at some point the seal on the crimp let go or just got larger as the days went by. I lost a hair over half...
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-06-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Finally got my AC filled the other day and...

Finally got my AC filled the other day and yesterday was the first warm day to really use it. 30 minutes of cool air all the way home and when I was pulling into the garage the fan stopped running....
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-04-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 33,353
Posted By captain awesome
That one has to sting a bit. I did something...

That one has to sting a bit. I did something similar-ish on an old e30 I had. It died on my last autocross run and it was obvious the fuel shut off. I swapped spare relays for the pump and no dice. I...
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-03-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
I don't know anyone who waited that long. Mine...

I don't know anyone who waited that long. Mine was a little over 60 days if I remember correctly. Maybe a week or two over at most but it's been a while.


I think hedtrip had to wait a lot longer...
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-03-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
This makes me feel more confident going for more...

This makes me feel more confident going for more power NA than dealing with the complications of a SC setup. I keep getting flashbacks of my Rotrex seizing up, and I don't want to go through that...
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-03-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
For some reason the site won't let me hotlink...

For some reason the site won't let me hotlink their pics but here's where to get the work done.



http://www.maxbore.com/



http://www.maxbore.com/scion.html
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-03-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
After a ton of reading I've come to the...

After a ton of reading I've come to the conclusion that 300hp builds mostly manage to do so in higher RPMs. That typically means forged pistons with added compression are needed. Since my car is more...
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-01-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Mine was turning over as well but not enough...

Mine was turning over as well but not enough juice for spark from what I could tell. It wasn't as low in voltage as I thought to really be affected but turned out to be the case. I tossed a spare...
Forum: Engine Swaps 04-01-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Sorry to hear about your troubles. I did update...

Sorry to hear about your troubles. I did update my NSP on the laptop the other day but didn't connect to the car yet. I think I'll hold off for a minute and see how this plays out. It seems odd how...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-25-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
I was considering the RR3 cams based on a video...

I was considering the RR3 cams based on a video 4Piston posted but maybe the RR4 is a better fit?



Are you running 91 or do you have 93 available?


What valves and guides?
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-25-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Now that I'm almost at 5k miles I'm planning some...

Now that I'm almost at 5k miles I'm planning some power upgrades. I still haven't installed injectors for e85 as I noticed the set I bought appear to be fake even though they are sold as "legit". So...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-25-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 33,353
Posted By captain awesome
Sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope you get...

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope you get it all sorted and get to see your true power potential.
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-17-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 33,353
Posted By captain awesome
I had a similar weeping from what looked like the...

I had a similar weeping from what looked like the worm clamp as well. I couldn't manage to situate or tighten the clamp enough to make a difference. I also think re-using the gasket from the donor...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-16-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
For those looking for part numbers I used or...

For those looking for part numbers I used or recommend:


The fitting I used for the back of the water neck was part number MRY 84724. It's a 5/8" barbed connector with a 3/8 NPT thread pitch so...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-15-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
This weekend I dove into the coolant system...

This weekend I dove into the coolant system issue. First my low temp thermostat came in and that's all I planned to do. Then I realized swapping the gasket on the rear water neck would get me a...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-12-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,760
Posted By captain awesome
Only thing I changed on the provided base map was...

Only thing I changed on the provided base map was learning mode, oil temp sensor calibration and when fans kick on. Iím running same setup as you other than injectors if I recall correctly. I also...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-10-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Unfortunately I installed the header before...

Unfortunately I installed the header before dropping the engine in, and it takes up half the distance of the front pipe if not more so I never set it in place to see. I "think" it's possible but...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-10-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
Mine is more manageable now as well but it's...

Mine is more manageable now as well but it's still there. Lurking.



After I pulled the poly Whiteline trans bushing and swapped in the shortened 2 piece it was considerably better. Then I added...
Forum: Engine Swaps 03-08-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 84,240
Posted By captain awesome
So for those unfamiliar with the current flow: ...

So for those unfamiliar with the current flow:


Blue line goes to upper rad hose.
Yellow line goes to the heater core intake line.
Orange line is the return from the heater core which has...
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