84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by DWNUNDR » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:56 pm

KYPREO wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:39 am
Unfortunately they are quite prone to cracking, mainly due to the force that placed on the bosses when removing the banjo bolts. If they crack again, I strongly recommend looking into an FC oil cooler. These having the fitting top and side to prevent this from occurring.
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Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:05 pm
its 4 gauge.. more than enough...
4AWG wire usually has a current carrying limit of 60 to 100A (depending on who you believe). While that is generally OK during normal engine running, current draw can spike well above that during cranking (200 to 250A). Also, the fact that the wire is several metres long means you can experience voltage drop from the alternator even across 4 gauge. If you have an EFI system with fuel pumps, multiple injectors and a thermofan, you could easily exceed 60A under some conditions, which would push 4ga to its limit.

For these reasons, for the main battery positive cable, I was recommended to use 70mm stick welding cable or 00 automotive cable with a 250A breaker. After my 4ga starter wire melted, I upgraded from 4ga to this stuff, using a plated pass-through terminal on the chassis floor, and it was a million times better. 4ga wire is really only for big stereo amplifiers IMO.

Lots of great info on the topic here: http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=31504
yeah kevinbtz said he went fc cooler... I will see how it holds up.. unfortunately if I change I have to change my whole mounting setup too..

so far the car turns over fine.. we will see I guess..

good info.. thanks

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by DWNUNDR » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:54 pm

Was having issues getting the pump to prime to 45psi without 5-6 key turns... after getting a huge puddle at the back under the tank it was time to drop the tank again...The main line out of the tank was a little short and wasnt tightening down enough.. so I replaced it with a new hose, first turn of the key it pegged the regulator.. whoops.. adjusted and now 1 key turn it primes to 45 psi every time... 1 problem fixed..

I also have a persistent oil leak... seemed to be from the pedestal.. upon inspection in the car it looked like maybe the pedestal was cracked... so I removed it and went over it.. it wasnt.. so Ive cleaned it, fixed all the fittings etc... tonight after work Ill give it a fire up and see if it still leaks...

Step by step.. typically 2 forward 5 backwards... but it is getting closer

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by ian65 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:23 pm

great to see this fired up 0-0 what a big milestone..... it's really getting there now s(c) it's an inspirational thread for those of us doing an engine swap W(p
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
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1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by DWNUNDR » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:12 pm

ian65 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:23 pm
great to see this fired up 0-0 what a big milestone..... it's really getting there now s(c) it's an inspirational thread for those of us doing an engine swap W(p
thank you for your kind words.. it really is exciting.. you go thru all this and the frustrations hit due to lack of progress.. then wham something happens and you see the possibilities.. then bam a few steps back then woo hoo excitement again.. haha

I have been chattign back and forth with a guy known as Kevinbtz on the forums https://www.youtube.com/user/kevinbtz... just sent him my base map that came with and hopefully he is going to do me some tweaks to make it run and ready to actually drive... then once I put some miles on (not sure of how many miles on the motor - was sold as a recent build) then wind it up hahah

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by DWNUNDR » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:55 am

My daughter who I promised to get the first ride as she has busted hump helping me peer pressured me to take it for a little test drive... then of course she peer pressured me into driving it...

but alas my guy who is helping me tune it gave me a hard time (which I deserved) for driving it... like a baby in a boobie bar... to excited...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piuY0-fcCUI

so he has a map to send me once I have my wideband setup... but I think I also need doors, etc... so next spring most likely

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by DWNUNDR » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:02 pm

decided to use the rx8 seats I picked up for $100

so now to mount them.. paying $140 / mount seems crazy so I made 1 of my own...
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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by ian65 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:58 pm

RX8 seats look great but aren't they quite heavy?
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
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1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by DWNUNDR » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:01 pm

ian65 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:58 pm
RX8 seats look great but aren't they quite heavy?
meh... with over 400hp at the wheels whats a few extra pounds...? hahaha

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Re: 84GSLSE 13BREW Swap build

Post by ian65 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:05 pm

DWNUNDR wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:01 pm
ian65 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:58 pm
RX8 seats look great but aren't they quite heavy?
meh... with over 400hp at the wheels whats a few extra pounds...? hahaha
:D :D :D sya
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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