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ecotec swap by wftb
Started on: 11-16-2006 10:44 PM
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Last post by: wftb on 10-09-2020 11:56 PM
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Report this Post06-10-2020 10:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for wftbClick Here to Email wftbSend a Private Message to wftbEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here is my track building thread
http://slotblog.net/topic/6...ild-slot-car-tracks/

Thanks for the reply Shem have a great day. Steve
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Report this Post09-28-2020 03:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for wftbClick Here to Email wftbSend a Private Message to wftbEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I haven't done much of anything to the Fiero lately. I was busy with two slot car tracks, and then it was camping out west in Banff Alberta for almost 5 weeks. While I was building the second track, I had to move the Fiero out of it's shed to get more space and it got rained on- a lot. I took it for a ride after the track was done and did not realize that the air filter was sopping wet and this happened:



The paper filter was so wet the turbo sucked and shredded a bunch of it in to the charge piping. Where it found it's way to the heat exchanger and almost
plugged it solid. Above 3000 RPM the engine would lose all of it's power. Amazing that it even got out of the driveway when you think about it.



I carefully cleaned it all out and got the charge piping back together. There was also a cracked fitting on the water side of the heat exchanger that I had to fix. While I was at that I moved where the resorvoir feeds the pump to keep the pump impeller wet on startup.

I have driven it a bit and there does not seem to be any damage to the turbo. I ordered a cone flanged air filter from frozenboost.com and it has protective wire mesh on both sides of the filter so I don't think I will see a repeat of this problem.

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The new air filter:

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With all the recent changes I took some scans and did not like what I saw



So I removed timing in the areas that were affected. That helped a lot but still had 3 to 5 degrees of KR where I usually did not see any. I did a scan with the water meth shut off and that did not make it much worse, just changed the profile of the KR spikes. So I figured the water meth was not doing much of anything. I used to have the nozzle on the elbow just before the throttle body but that fitting leaked so I moved it to an existing fitting about 10 inches before the TB. I moved the nozzle back to the elbow.



It is the same fitting that leaked but all cleaned up and with a lot of sealent. And that did the trick. The only KR I am getting now are small random spikes of .2 to 1 that are showing up without reason once in a while. I have suspected false knock for a while and this confirms it. But the scans are looking good now. A bit of false knock is not going to hurt anything.
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Slot car track, THAT is freaking cool.
I don't want to change this topic, as cool as it is, but do you have a thread on the slot car tracks? I would love to see what you have done.
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The link to my track thread is at the top of this page. I used to make my living building 8 lane commercial tracks. No one alive today has built more tracks than me. Now it is just a hobby, much more fun than building tracks for a living. The track above is my latest. I did the wood work, the owner is going to paint braid and wire it.

I think the last 6 pages or so of the thread have the most pictures and links to videos I have made.

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Those things are magical. My dad had some cars and evidently went to some tracks but never took us kids. ???!!! He took us to look at our local track once, but that was it. Makes me wonder when he would find time to go.
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We grew up in Toronto and there were 2 raceways we could take the bus to. Then my family got transfered up here and I did not see a track till 1984. And suddenly hooked again.
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