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#1 Karl2294

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:21 PM

I name him... Jet.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:11 AM

It is shiny!!! Looks mint!!!  :thumb-up:

 

Any plans to modify it?


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#3 Karl2294

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

Yes, yes and YES! :D

Big plans for this little car, just working on making sure everything is running 100% first (Got a small problem with fuel mixture and idling) but after I done that I got lots and lots to do!

Looking at getting a set of Rota Grid/Drift soon, top-speed pro-1 exhaust from the US, going to modify the airbox intake to run a cold feed into the box instead of buying a new system, looking at getting new seats also.. not fussy on seats, just want something that'll hold me better. Also looking for a proper roll bar for the back (which are actually really expensive :rant: ) and may possibly look at coilovers. Also between then I'll be tinkering with and thinking of LOTS of new things.

 

For this year I plan to do these little things to the car but by next year I'll be going down the turbo route :driving:

 

Any ideas you think would be good mods?


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:34 PM

Brake stopper bracket from Jass performance is a cheap mod, and it makes a massive improvement!
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:18 PM

its like mine but rust free! makes me a little sad!


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:51 PM

Ah there's a slight bubble on the front right wing, a tiny bit on the arches and some around suspension components.. But for 18, it's really good!
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:10 PM

very nice

gotta love a black mk1 :)


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:39 PM

Wow it's been a long time since I posted this!

I want to be able to keep a log up-to-date of what I've been doing or plan to do :)

Little history between then and now;

- Failed MOT (Basically due to exhaust blowing and ball joint)
- Fixed him and flew through MOT
- Steering rack needed replaced (Pocket said "ouch")
- Replaced oem 14" wheels with 15" wedssport's and gave them a nice refurb
- Fitted K&N cone filter
- Chucked the spare wheel for a can of foam
- Replaced TB to try and chase down idle issue (didn't work)
- Replaced Water Temp Sensor to try to fix starting issue when warm (didn't work)
- Fitted new Momo steering wheel
- Fitted drift button
- Fitted a Sparco racing seat
- Fitted de-cat
- Got a custom cat-back built by ProSpeedexhausts in Cardiff
- Undersealed for winter myself with a can (which worked wonders)

...and probably a load of other shit I cannot remember.. :lol:

Now the car was up with the boys in Blendini again today getting a rear bearing done and me and Tom were having a good chat about where to go next with the car.. There was a lot on the horizon, but I think I know where I'm going next.

The engine is causing me shit at the moment with this irritating idle droop and non-starting only when warm. I'm determined to get to the bottom of it so that's the top of my list.

After that, It's HOBO TURBO PROJECT. :D

Basically going to run a td04 or alike completely mechanical, that's right.. NO expensive ECU. May seem stupid to some but it's simple, cheap and reliability isn't an issue as an engine change is always the plan. So my thought is.. Set it up on my low comp 1.6, if it runs GREAT, if it goes BANG.. Then new engine time and swap the kit over. I'm not giving up on this little lump yet. Very stubborn, but it's my personal angle and I've always been one for not following the crowd :)

Anyway, all being well, I should hunt down this issue with the idle and what seems like flooding or a lack of spark when warm. Then I can get cracking on the turbo :dance:

Shopping list at the moment includes; turbo, oil return lines, mech boost controller, uprated fuel pump, small-ish intercooler, bigger injectors, guage etc., and the mani and downpipe will be custom made at Prospeed :)

Also other stuff in my sight.. Gaz coilovers, rollbar, bodywork.. Plenty to most likely prolong this project much longer ;)


Now time to keep this up-top-date!

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:30 PM

You have been busy.... looking forward to pics and progress :popcorn:


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:11 AM

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:17 AM

The idle issue... have you reset the base idle speed? That might be what is causing you the grief. 

 

Start car.. Wait till warm

 

Join GRD and ten on the diagnostics box with a paper clip while car is running.. This will bypass the ECU (VERY IMPORTANT!)

 

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put a flathead onto the idle adjustment screw

 

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and adjust until revs are at 950ish and remove paper clip. Listen to see if revs change. If revs change, put paperclip back and adjust accordingly using same method above until mechanical idle and ECU idle match..

 

 

Hope that sorts your idle issue. 


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:40 AM

Yeah tried that mate, still no luck :(

I even set the base idle higher than normal but still it dips. I think the TB I replaced was as faulty as the one before.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

Trying now to weigh up buying a cheapy turbo mani and getting a turbo to fit the flange and be in a decent position then only get the downpipe custom made.. OR, get both custom fitted. But, that's more ££££.
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