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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:15 pm 
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My old car did the same thing, must've forgotten to put the bolts in from the mount to the gearbox aswell. I only had the engine block bolts in. Forgot the gearbox bolts.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:52 pm 
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As usual I don't have any photos 'cause of the whole iPhone five resize thing.

Got the car back on the road yesterday
Bought a new timing and altenator belt, As Usual (fifth time) the manager of Sprint Auto fucked up and gave me the wrong belt. This meant I lost an entire days work and my reputation as I reliable employee. I then paid double as much for a gates belt as I needed it Friday and no one in Adelaide had a Dayco. The damage to the block was definitely miminal as the bolts must have just vibrated out so the mounting is all fixed. Replaced the timing and alternator belt and got it running.

That's all for now.
The car is at a point where not much more will happen with it outside of maintenance and repairs.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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Thought I'd chuck in an update,
car is running pretty well. Doesn't love hot weather though.
Will probably buy a piggy back ecu and get the car tuned on 100RON fuel so it can with stand maximal compression and therefore put in as much timing as possible. Unless anyone wishes to discuss this if the 100 will/willnot withstand more comp than 98, being a composite fuel I'm unsure.

Redo some intake stuff, wouldn't mind running it into the front quarter panel so it's excluded from the engine bay and mount it a bit firmer.

In some other news, DOWNSHIFT AUSTRALIA, featured my car in their article on the last event I did. This is an international media group which I've been following since I was fifteen and is easily the biggest in Australia (pretty much Aus' speedhunters).


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:33 am 
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why not go e85?

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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Are the stock fuel pump/injectors sufficient for e85 (are they big enough)?
I'm considering it as there is a Caltex nearish to my place that does e85 and another nearish the lady's place that also does e85 however i think it'd be best (for me) to do it wish a flex fuel set up.

Am now leaning towards Haltech E6X standalone ECU and an SR20 throttle body set up


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Stock fuel pump (at standard pressure) and standard injectors are OK at up to around 100kW at front wheels (pump fuel). I think you should aim for around 15-20% extra fuel from e85.

I think with e85 you should get new pump anyway and with FPR the standard injectors should be fine.

Talk to buzza9 about e85 on an NA build. His track car was set up for that.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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If you go e85 best you upgrade to a walbro gst450 e-85 compatible pump.
And larger injectors.
Not worth the risk of running stock pump and injectors.
I can get you evo 560cc injectors for $150.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Yeah, if I got e85 I'd definitely do the upgrades as fuel systems not exactly a good thing to cheap out on. Will take that into consideration as I decide where to go with this car.
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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If your car is regd for the road and you use it a fair bit I would not go down the E85 road until it is all sorted out as it can be a bit temperamental starting on the stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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Yeah that's a valid point. Especially in regards to cold starts and things like that. When we bought a motor for a different car off a mate, we had to move his track car in the middle of the night and it took literally 10mins to start due to how cold it was.... seeing as I haven't the time management to get up early for work, I should probably avoid this haha


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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If your car is regd for the road and you use it a fair bit I would not go down the E85 road until it is all sorted out as it can be a bit temperamental starting on the stuff.



:lol: its the best thing about running E85!!

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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FangGTi wrote:
Yeah that's a valid point. Especially in regards to cold starts and things like that. When we bought a motor for a different car off a mate, we had to move his track car in the middle of the night and it took literally 10mins to start due to how cold it was.... seeing as I haven't the time management to get up early for work, I should probably avoid this haha



That's called a s**t tuner..
A lot of tuners are still learning to tune cars on the stuff

Never once has it taken me longer than 20 sec to start on a cold morning


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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cappa-wpn wrote:
FangGTi wrote:
Yeah that's a valid point. Especially in regards to cold starts and things like that. When we bought a motor for a different car off a mate, we had to move his track car in the middle of the night and it took literally 10mins to start due to how cold it was.... seeing as I haven't the time management to get up early for work, I should probably avoid this haha



That's called a s**t tuner..
A lot of tuners are still learning to tune cars on the stuff

Never once has it taken me longer than 20 sec to starton a cold morning


Yer it must be tuff starting those imaginary cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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Posgti wrote:
cappa-wpn wrote:
FangGTi wrote:
Yeah that's a valid point. Especially in regards to cold starts and things like that. When we bought a motor for a different car off a mate, we had to move his track car in the middle of the night and it took literally 10mins to start due to how cold it was.... seeing as I haven't the time management to get up early for work, I should probably avoid this haha



That's called a s**t tuner..
A lot of tuners are still learning to tune cars on the stuff

Never once has it taken me longer than 20 sec to starton a cold morning


Yer it must be tuff starting those imaginary cars.



Hey retard boy... Get with the times!! What rock u been hiding under?
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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Please don't use his build for your venting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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I'm so confused about all the above as I can't tell who's saying what to whom haha. The thing about my mate's track car, now that I think about it he tuned it himself on the street and that was with a T67 on an RB20 so it was never going to be something too well tuned.

Update, if this goes ahead I'll also get a Walbro GS342 (the 255lph) to make sure fuel is getting there for the bigger TB and tune. However I've spoken with my tuner and he says he won't do the model of Haltech I was buying as apparently it's too old? Will speak with others though and if I can find a tuner I want that will do it, then it'll all go ahead.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Still not really able to find any tuner overly keen about tuning the ecu I'm looking at getting due to its age. Nothing too much has changed with it in the mean time however things are on their way.
Purchased oil pressure and water temperature gauges (to go with AFR) will probably get a oil temp also as I'll be using a sandwich plate with two ports. Thirteen row oil pressure cooler kit. Sparco fixed back seat.

Then deciding on tyres.
What I'm after is something with the main priority being track days, but keeping in mind that it'll be a daily still and also that I'll only have one set of tyres at a time and can't predict how often it'll rain this year. I'm currently choosing between Federal 595RSR as they're an awesome street-legal semi however are rubbish in the rain which steers me towards Toyo R1R due to their lesser ability in the dry but insane in the wet. Could even go half half and run RSR on front on dry days with R1R on rear and then swap for wet days. Appreciate any input . Tyre sizing is 195/50R15 (can go 205 for the KU36 option).
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:08 pm 
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Why are you so hellbent on getting the Haltech if nobody wants to tune it? Pick a tuner that know's what they are doing and then take their advice on an ECU. You'll never regret upgrading if someone who know's what they are doing is tuning it. It's the small things like "cold start" tuning that will make a good tuner or a tuner in a hurry!

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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It's suitable for my needs, affordable and comes with everything which I require.
There's three tuners which I am familiar with and trust, Declan Walsh, Simon Podlewski, and Anthony Cece, so I'm not just googling "who can tune my car".
Simon doesn't want to for his own reasons which I respect.
Decs and Anthony are both happy to


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