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HowlerMonkey last won the day on June 18 2009

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    Lexus technician and system's designer on twin turbo ford GT. Former general manager of car control module rebuild facility. Airframe and powerplant cert from SIU...1984, nissan and toyota master technician, mercruiser, mercury, OMC, Detroit Diesel certified. Restored planes for the smithsonian.....etc.
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  1. Z31 turbos had a good amount of beef internally compared to a nissan 910 maxima version……which has the bell housing you need along with some later 280zx cars. Extreme heat often causes failure when a plastic spacer gets hot and shrinks. There are updated parts that help it live.
  2. There's a sensor on the passenger side of the cylinder head with a connector that looks much like an injector. If the signal from this sensor doesn't make it back to the ecu or it is unplugged, the S130 will do this.
  3. Missed the “itb” in the original post. Here was the early 944 factory implementation. I kept one because i thought I would need it someday so maybe it will end up on a q45 throttle body.
  4. We took them off of Porsche 944s in the 80s and replaced them with linear. I would think getting small opening at first would only be a benefit with a gigantic throttle body.
  5. Driving the car hard before it's warmed up?
  6. Check this thread out.......it has information. I believe the earlier KA24s (s13 engine) had a pump as large as the turbo pump.
  7. If you're getting a "turbo pump" make sure you go the extra step for a "turbo Auto Pump" or get one from something like a Z24 truck engine.
  8. SCCA GT2 has a few Z33s with around 380hp N/A
  9. At toyota, we use a "wax" that's heated and then sprayed into the interior of the frame. It's unbelievably expensive. One thing to make sure you do is not gum up any paths of drainage within the unibody.
  10. No, that doesn't help but I am curious how the coil head is sealed to the plug "boot" to gain that level of water proofing.
  11. What I've found is that coils designed to be protected from the elements by a deep tube in the cylinder head are often less durable......at least the portion that the manufacturer assumed would be protected by the tube. Has anybody tested these types of coils with a misting of water?
  12. Tires are 225 but i didn't catch the other important size numbers. Lots of guys have track records on 60 series tires because they maintain a bigger footprint through non-optimal camber changes than a square shouldered 60 series tire. Rim size vs tire size matters in contact patch area.
  13. Did I miss a new pope being elected? If your car is automatic (unlikely) it could be sipping trans. fluid through the modulator. Also.........oil introduced after combustion can smoke white.
  14. Sanford Silverberg won ITS races with a S130. There are quite a few cars racing in SCCA that run insane spring rates because they listened to the guy who said "any suspension will work..........if you don't let it." Kind of the opposite of Colin Chapman. Depending on your car, you have to decide which is better.
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