Parked out front.

Parked out front.

Sunday, April 04, 2004

The New Coil is in

Well, I replaced the coil today. I'm not sure if it was my problem or not. As I was working on it, the hose that goes to the pressure retard unit was so loose, it fell right off. I'm wondering if the lack of any kind of seal would cause my misfiring. The pressure is come right behind the turbo so if if there is not a good seal, that would be gas blowing out of the hose. It could also explain my huge knocking problem. If there was in fact no seal, there was no pressure to retard the timing cause the spark detonation when I boost. Its a theory at least.

Saturday, April 03, 2004

New Coil is in
My new Flamethrower coil is here now. Replacing the old one should be a snap. I also picked up an electronic ignition or electronic points system. That may take me a little longer to get installed. Once I do, I won't need to worry about new points ever again.

Water injection
I've been looking into a water injection system for the turbo so I can eliminate detonation problems I'm having. If this doesn't work, it looks like I would be looking at a $600 safeguard system to take care of the problem. One of the reasons for the problem is my turbo setup which has an EM turbine and a LM impeller an housing. This combination gives me more boost faster, but the engine is now operating outside its design parameters. Perhaps with water injection, I can fix the problem!

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