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Old 06-16-2022, 09:52 AM   #4579
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Review time!

Installation 3/5

This kit is basically bolt on but there are some things you need to look out for along the way. I had a mechanically skilled friend help me through the install, which came in handy for steps like placing the SC manifold on the block. I also installed the JR Dual Oil/Cooler during this. One thing to pay attention to is the clocking alternator step. If you have a newer 2017+ car, the alternator connector cable is on the driver side. If you forget to plug the black connector in like I did, it will give you a massive headache and you wont be able to plug in the connector while the SC manifold is in. 50% my fault for not reading directions carefully, 50% for the photo directions not showing the connector plugged in. I had to grab 2 people to lift the SC enough to finesse the connector in.

The intake box was also a PITA. Its a very tight fit to get the MAF piping to fit into the airbox. The airbox wouldn't clamp correctly so I ordered slightly longer button hex screws so that it could locate the threads easier.

My kit did not also come with a PCV support bracket even though it was checked off on the part list. Luckily the customer service is great and @CSG Mike helped me get a bracket on order.

Some frustrating bits during the install but I'm glad everything is working properly.


Tuning 5/5

I tuned with Zach from CSG and he did a fantastic job tuning my car. Drove the car with light throttle for a bit before doing some pulls for data logs. This was a week process before the final tune. It was really cool to see the power being "unleashed" during the tuning process. This tune was much better then the local tune I previously received, I can tell Zach knows this platform well.


Driving Experience 4.8/5

The linear power feels absolutely fantastic. Made the car a much better daily as well. I am currently seeing about a 8-10mpg drop but the car is becoming more about smiles per gallon. The only reason I cant give this a perfect score is because I expected more power, however I plan on swapping to a catless header and 3" pulley in the near future. I think this will make a difference. E85 is not close to me in CT so I suspect these mods will get me close to the 270-300whp mark without needing to upgrade the clutch.


Overall 5/5

I would recommend this kit to anyone, its hella smooth

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Old 06-17-2022, 06:19 PM   #4580
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Oof 8-10 mpg drop you must be enjoying the newfound power I average 26 with my kit and tbh worst ive ever seen is like 24. But i dont beat on it too hard.
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Old 06-19-2022, 04:33 PM   #4581
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Voltage Drop after installing PTuning flex fuel kit

So I just installed the PTuning v2.2 kit with my preexisting Edlebrock kit but I am having issues with voltage drop right after installation. While idling and accelerating, the voltage drops to 12v but while coasting it stays at 14v. However, the car drives normally with no issues. I haven't connected the PTuning harness at all but only the fuel lines. The reason for this is that I haven't installed the injectors and started the retuning process with CSG yet. Why would installing the fuel lines along with mounting the ethanol sensor and box inside the cabin cause any electrical issues? The harness isn't connected to any part of the flex-fuel kit or even on the car so I'm not sure why this would happen.
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Old 06-20-2022, 08:19 AM   #4582
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Oof 8-10 mpg drop you must be enjoying the newfound power I average 26 with my kit and tbh worst ive ever seen is like 24. But i dont beat on it too hard.
Yes, its hard to resist the pedal now

My avg is going up now, I have been driving normally on the highway. Saying about 23mpg. The backroads is what destroys fuel economy.
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Old 06-20-2022, 06:13 PM   #4583
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So I just installed the PTuning v2.2 kit with my preexisting Edlebrock kit but I am having issues with voltage drop right after installation. While idling and accelerating, the voltage drops to 12v but while coasting it stays at 14v. However, the car drives normally with no issues. I haven't connected the PTuning harness at all but only the fuel lines. The reason for this is that I haven't installed the injectors and started the retuning process with CSG yet. Why would installing the fuel lines along with mounting the ethanol sensor and box inside the cabin cause any electrical issues? The harness isn't connected to any part of the flex-fuel kit or even on the car so I'm not sure why this would happen.
So at least for BRZs that's normal operation. They do it to save some fuel mileage I guess according to my buddy who's a master tech. I panicked when I noticed that on mine as well until we finally got to the bottom of it.
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So at least for BRZs that's normal operation. They do it to save some fuel mileage I guess according to my buddy who's a master tech. I panicked when I noticed that on mine as well until we finally got to the bottom of it.

Makes sense, I ran it by Zach at CSG and he said the same thing. I guess I never had noticed the voltage fluctuation before on the 17+ screen. Thanks for the reassurance!
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I'm having challenges with my Edelbrock car. All electronics are cutting out/car is stalling. Positive battery terminal got so hot it melted the cover. More details in my thread linked below.

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/show...85#post3532185

I struggle with electrical challenges, any help greatly appreciated!
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Just installed the Edelbrock sc kit on my 2014 FRS. My problem is that the car won't start. It will crank but not turn over. I've confirmed that I'm getting fuel and the spark plugs were replaced a year ago. Not sure what I could have done during the install. Any trouble shooting suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 07-01-2022, 04:46 PM   #4587
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Wow, that sucks.
My first thought was that the fuel pump fuse wasn’t re-installed but you say you’re getting fuel. I’m not sure how you know that but…
Not sure it’s possible but is there any chance you mixed up the four ECU plugs? That stressed me when the time came to plug-in the ECU weeks after removing it.
Other than that double check all the other connections for positive engagement (click!).
My EVAP plug was loose and I got no fire-up until it was clicked in.
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I've posted before about my issue after install but I had a broken wire to the map sensor that was causing a full rich issue. Car wouldn't fire unless I held the accelerator slightly.
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I'm having challenges with my Edelbrock car. All electronics are cutting out/car is stalling. Positive battery terminal got so hot it melted the cover. More details in my thread linked below.

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/show...85#post3532185

I struggle with electrical challenges, any help greatly appreciated!
If that is happening to your positive terminal it is loose and you are getting intermittent arcing. If it isn't loose clean the terminal off, something is inhibiting electricity and raising resistance.
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Just installed the Edelbrock sc kit on my 2014 FRS. My problem is that the car won't start. It will crank but not turn over. I've confirmed that I'm getting fuel and the spark plugs were replaced a year ago. Not sure what I could have done during the install. Any trouble shooting suggestions are appreciated.
Have you done the ECU re-flash yet? If it is not flashed it likely will not run. Also make sure all the harnesses to your ECM are fully seated and locked into place.
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Which oil cooler works the best with this kit? Not looking at the JR DROC. Thanks!


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Why not look at the JR dual radiator/oil cooler? It works great both on street and track, highly recommend. I have a gen1, so I swapped the oil lines so they didn't kink -but I've heard the gen2's don't have that issue.
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