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  • Solved my boost problem!!! OH MY GOD THAT'S POWER!!!

    WOW!! I'm still shaking and i drove the Z almost an hour ago! Turns out my problem was my intercooler was way too small. I installed one of those monster ones (i can't remember the dimensions because i baught it for my supra a long time ago) and oh my god! The power is insane. The stock clutch has got to go now. I didn't used to slip that clutch in fifth before at 7-9 psi. Now it starts slipping in 3rd and slips hard in 4th, infact with a soft clutch drop in second -- it slips a bit too. So.. time for a clutch i guess.. lol I also discovered that the restriction that my old intercooler was soo severe that i now have to seriously change my k value again. WoW.. sorry never driven that much horsepower before...
    8.5 custom arias pistons (.020 over)
    eagle rods
    t70 turbo (man was that a squeeze)
    38 mm external wastegate
    mild port/polish
    3 angle valve job
    custom intercooler piping
    twin external intakes with z32 maf
    rad moved back
    3" exhaust with only a resonator
    romulator
    420cc injectors
    custom body work, homemade oil lines and fittings..
    walbro 255lph in-line fuel pump.... and lots of headaches... lol

  • #2
    Haha!
    Thats awesome to hear.Glad it's coming together.
    What clutch are you using?
    You will be looking at larger injectors soon :wink:
    Or just play with the fuel pressure.
    imagination is a virtue

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    • #3
      Already upgraded fuel pump and injectors -- mercedes 420cc and walbro 255 lph external pump (used the fuel suction line from a 280zx i had laying around) And it was a stock clutch.. I couldn't read my boost guage though because it was dark out and it's not a lit guage, so i don't know what psi i was at. I think it would have been about 15 psi though, the fuel system should be fully capable of 20+ psi though.
      8.5 custom arias pistons (.020 over)
      eagle rods
      t70 turbo (man was that a squeeze)
      38 mm external wastegate
      mild port/polish
      3 angle valve job
      custom intercooler piping
      twin external intakes with z32 maf
      rad moved back
      3" exhaust with only a resonator
      romulator
      420cc injectors
      custom body work, homemade oil lines and fittings..
      walbro 255lph in-line fuel pump.... and lots of headaches... lol

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      • #4
        I knew your set up.
        Its in your sig :wink:

        20 psi on a t70 is asking alot out of 420s.
        Even with stock heads.

        Just becarefull with the boost.
        Because you do have more turbo than fuel.
        imagination is a virtue

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        • #5
          thanks for the warning... i'll heed it well.. i'm only guessing that 20 psi is what it will handle.. i don't know yet... haven't gotten to the limit of the injectors to my knowledge -- wideband told me i leaned out -- but the source of that was the link between the maf and the turbo broke loose because of excessive engine twist on the mounts. Time for some hump hose to the intake from the maf.
          8.5 custom arias pistons (.020 over)
          eagle rods
          t70 turbo (man was that a squeeze)
          38 mm external wastegate
          mild port/polish
          3 angle valve job
          custom intercooler piping
          twin external intakes with z32 maf
          rad moved back
          3" exhaust with only a resonator
          romulator
          420cc injectors
          custom body work, homemade oil lines and fittings..
          walbro 255lph in-line fuel pump.... and lots of headaches... lol

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          • #6
            Take what I say with a grain of salt.
            I am no expert,most of what i say is intuition.

            You may want to look into some of these as well
            http://www.redz31.com/polymounts/isolator.html
            imagination is a virtue

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            • #7
              Thanks man! My buddy will be forking over for those and the sbc clutch i would think...
              8.5 custom arias pistons (.020 over)
              eagle rods
              t70 turbo (man was that a squeeze)
              38 mm external wastegate
              mild port/polish
              3 angle valve job
              custom intercooler piping
              twin external intakes with z32 maf
              rad moved back
              3" exhaust with only a resonator
              romulator
              420cc injectors
              custom body work, homemade oil lines and fittings..
              walbro 255lph in-line fuel pump.... and lots of headaches... lol

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              • #8
                Um, if its an actual T-70 you are running and you are indeed running a true 20psi from it then 420cc injectors are WAY too small. Just be careful and play it safe, and do the math. better than getting too excited and rushing to make power and then end up having to rebuild an expensive engine.

                I think 10psi and 420cc injectors is more like what you should be doing. and that is barley even getting your turbo to talk to you.
                85 Z31 6.0 LSX turbo 766whp/792wtq
                04 GTO, LS6, big cam, porting, N20... underway for summertime daily driver.

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                • #9
                  It's a t70 that i baught from a guy who was going to use it on his civic... so the exhaust a/r is small (0.63 as i recall) but I have had the boost at 9 psi and never slipped the clutch even in fifth... so I'm fairly certain that i should be able to push quite a bit more than that. Now, correct me if i'm wrong but if i run 15 psi then i should theoretically double my engine horsepower from what it would be in N/A trim. I.e. -- if the engine has 160 hp to start then i would have 320 hp at 15 psi assuming that the exhaust side of the turbo has good flow. Now, because this is a t70 and not a t3 then maybe an increase of say... 40 hp on that at 15 psi? Those 420cc injectors should easily handle 400 hp and so i should be able to run about 17-18 psi before i start running out of fuel... So.. at the end of this my real question is -- is this out to lunch? Should i be at a lower final boost pressure? Any help is more than appreciated -- i really don't want to re-ring my engine or replace pistons and rods.

                  Thanks for all the help you guys have given me throughout this build!
                  8.5 custom arias pistons (.020 over)
                  eagle rods
                  t70 turbo (man was that a squeeze)
                  38 mm external wastegate
                  mild port/polish
                  3 angle valve job
                  custom intercooler piping
                  twin external intakes with z32 maf
                  rad moved back
                  3" exhaust with only a resonator
                  romulator
                  420cc injectors
                  custom body work, homemade oil lines and fittings..
                  walbro 255lph in-line fuel pump.... and lots of headaches... lol

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                  • #10
                    the math isn't that simple

                    if everything was 100% efficient maybe....

                    also psi and flow aren't equivalent, like a fuel pump, higher pressure = less flow, the question is how much is the turbo pumping before it starts being a restriction

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                    • #11
                      t70 wrote: It's a t70 that i baught from a guy who was going to use it on his civic... so the exhaust a/r is small (0.63 as i recall) but I have had the boost at 9 psi and never slipped the clutch even in fifth... so I'm fairly certain that i should be able to push quite a bit more than that. Now, correct me if i'm wrong but if i run 15 psi then i should theoretically double my engine horsepower from what it would be in N/A trim. I.e. -- if the engine has 160 hp to start then i would have 320 hp at 15 psi assuming that the exhaust side of the turbo has good flow. Now, because this is a t70 and not a t3 then maybe an increase of say... 40 hp on that at 15 psi? Those 420cc injectors should easily handle 400 hp and so i should be able to run about 17-18 psi before i start running out of fuel... So.. at the end of this my real question is -- is this out to lunch? Should i be at a lower final boost pressure? Any help is more than appreciated -- i really don't want to re-ring my engine or replace pistons and rods.

                      Thanks for all the help you guys have given me throughout this build!
                      What IC did you upgrade to?

                      14.7PSI will be two atmospheres making a 6.0L engine. As GE noted it's not 100% accurate for HP gains because not everything is 100% efficient.

                      You can't really judge the airflow and hence theoretical HP increase without a log of either maf voltage or airflow by another means.

                      I'd agree with 8PSI probably being safe without any fuel adjustments, be very careful with the boost until you do something about more fuel. Only trust wideband datalogs, not the display. What I would like to see done is someone running the stock injectors at a static 60PSI, and raising the TTPmax to let them flow 100% and drilling the holes in the pintle caps out bigger. I believe this would give you about 50-60% more fuel without any injector swap.

                      Yes, you can always do the same thing with the 420's and have even more fuel. I am probably going to drill my 550's which RX guys have shown to flow over 630cc and be within 2% of each other afterwards.

                      You'll be out of metering potential on a Z32 maf wll before that though.

                      Just to re-enforce it... keep AFR's rich and timing null, and you can make 400+ whp on a stock bottom end no problem.

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                      • #12
                        You should not guage how much power you are safely able to run by how much your clutch slips :shock: The 420cc injectors will handle 400hp no problem but you are flowing WAY more air than that. IF IT IS A REAL t-70
                        seriously, if the inducer on your compressor wheel measures 70mm's allthough I dont know why they would match a 70mm comp wheel with a .63 a/r unless it was a p-trim or larger???) and you are running 20psi with 420cc injectors I guarentee you ARE running TOO MUCH BOOST and running way lean. look at the T-70 comp map its more in the range of 600-700hp at 20psi far from 400. hope this pops up. if not go to not2fast and look at the T-70 comp map and see for yourself. If you dont get it after this then I give up from trying to save somone from an expensive mistake.
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                        85 Z31 6.0 LSX turbo 766whp/792wtq
                        04 GTO, LS6, big cam, porting, N20... underway for summertime daily driver.

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                        • #13
                          Surely he has since taken heed to the advice on this thread. However, I would still like to see some good pictures of your turbo as well as what kind of clearance you had.
                          Originally posted by Andrew84zx
                          tell her your car is so fast it will make her panties fly off
                          545 RWHP & 540 RWTQ
                          VG30ET.com Member

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                          • #14
                            I didn't mean to say i was running 20 psi.. i was guessing because of the seat of the pants difference between what was 7 psi before and what i had after the intercooler swap -- I have since looked at my pressure guage which is hooked up to the intake plenum after the throttle body and i haven't exceeded 10 psi yet. That being said -- it's a hell of a lot more power at 10 psi now than it was at 7 psi before. Volumetric efficiency has a huge impact on how much power i can generate at what boost pressure.

                            I'll be perfectly honest -- i don't know if it is a "real" t70. I was told it's a t70 and it's absolutely huge. I have minimal clearance between the inside fenderwall and the housing.. here's a picture i took a long time ago with the camera phone... and one decent one from the top -- it looks closer than it is, there is more vertical space that you can't see.







                            Images Gallery with PicTiger

                            On the exhaust side, that is a 3" v-band so I would imagine it is a t70. Now as for afr's etc.. i've had trouble recently with leaning out -- but it's not just under boost... and i've sourced the problem to the external fuel pump loosing suction or possibly a plugged off fuel filter -- i haven't had a chance to get at it today. This problem however was starting to rear its ugly head before the intercooler swap. I've checked my plugs for detonation and they are fine -- nice and amber with no peppering -- so i'm actually pretty much completely losing fuel flow. However, previous to all this when i mapped at 7 psi i cross referenced my boost level with the fuel map and arrived at the conclusion that column 57 is 7psi -- after three or four data logging runs on the wideband. So once i solve this whole fuel suction/filter problem i'm going to re-evaluate map locations again.
                            As for tuning technique -- i'm terrified of detonation.. so i take one run at full throttle up to third gear, then i shut the engine down and roll to a stop without disengaging the transmission -- ie -- to ensure proper coolant and oil flow through to a stop -- which takes about 45 seconds not using brakes. At that point I immediately pull the plugs and check their color and look for detonation peppering. If i don't have detonation then i advance whatever section of the map i'm tuning 2 degrees and do it again.. if i hit detonation then i retard 2 degrees and call that section tuned for timing. I know you guys are very concerned about the well being of this engine.. but i am being extremely cautious. So if i reach 400 hp or a lean situation at 15 psi or even 12.. so be it.. i don't know exactly where it's going to hit but i am datalogging and plug checking constantly to ensure proper fuel burn and timing.
                            Finally, Jason asked what kind of intercooler it is -- short of dimensions here is a picture of it when it was mounted in my 85 supra.

                            Again.. thankyou all for your help and concern.
                            8.5 custom arias pistons (.020 over)
                            eagle rods
                            t70 turbo (man was that a squeeze)
                            38 mm external wastegate
                            mild port/polish
                            3 angle valve job
                            custom intercooler piping
                            twin external intakes with z32 maf
                            rad moved back
                            3" exhaust with only a resonator
                            romulator
                            420cc injectors
                            custom body work, homemade oil lines and fittings..
                            walbro 255lph in-line fuel pump.... and lots of headaches... lol

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                            • #15
                              What intercooler was in there intially that was too small? I'd be interested to know the dimensions etc...
                              http://youtube.com/c/zcartube

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