NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

With Turbo and Super charging you can create massive horsepower with vw motors.

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by petew » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:12 pm

It's weird. It runs for about 10 minutes and then drops out until you restart the car. Weird...

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by petew » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:34 am

Fixed a leaking axle boot today. I've been avoiding it for weeks... and for good reason. Man I hate that job. Didn't even have a hole in it. Was just leaking. Grrr.

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by buguy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:28 am

Did you put new ones on? One piece or split?

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Post by petew » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:21 pm

German split.

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Post by petew » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:04 pm

Been working on this for the last week. Dual circuit brake reservoir with warning switch.

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This turned out to be a real pain of a job... Like I knew it would be. Getting the VW reservoir out was a pain. I ended up cutting the outlet tubes off. Even then, pulling the offcuts out of the hoses was painful. Draining the brake fluid without stripping paint of off everything, etc, etc. As you can see, I ended up putting a coat of rust-kill paint on the old metal to try and slow the rot down. I'll stop whining now. Anyhow, at least the reservoir is in. I've still got a few wires to run for a warning light. Again, this is all down to NSW nanny state laws if you want your car registered properly. :roll: Ridiculous.

BTW, if anyone is looking for this reservoir, here it is on ebay.

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Post by buguy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:09 pm

Warning light might be pretty handy. That not something I check regularly.

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by panel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:35 pm

Pete , where is your O2 sensor located? (re: other post)

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Post by petew » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:25 pm

Here's a pic...
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Red arrow marks where it is. It's not heat sensitivity, because it's nearly a metre from the turbo. I think it's vibration, which is from one of 2 things...
1. Sensor tapping on the back apron.
2. Solid exhaust support strap is making the exhaust vibrate badly.

Course I'd welcome any other thoughts.
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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by Piledriver » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:26 am

Theory:
Your exhaust is long enough its possibly condensing water by that point much of the time.
Water is quite lethal to hot O2 sensors, moreso than leaded fuel.
That extension seems like it would prevent that though, but may cause other issue as in running too cold.

AFAIK only some 14point7.com WBO2s can read back and display sensor temperature to check that directly, but an EGT probe is reasonably easy to add temporarily if you have one.

I'd try to keep it on a similar extension, but much, much closer to the turbo, preferably on the inside of a turn but still vertical-ish.
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