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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:40 am 
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Id run what ever is running in Moylee19's car... Simon tuned it and it does good things!

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:39 am 
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Im pretty sure he ran a Haltech.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:20 pm 
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Yeah he's got one of the newer model Haltechs. Unfortunately money talks, however I don't believe I'm cheaping out, more so just choosing a lesser option within my budget. By no means cutting a corner.

Picked up a 13 row oil cooler kit today.
Just gotta sort out payment for bucket seat and that's all the parts hoarding until ecu


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:56 pm 
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I was running an E6X previously which Simon Tuned. GTP now has that for his engine swap.
I now have the Sprint 500, yet to be tuned as I have no time to finish it all off and get it to Simon so he can work his magic.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:52 pm 
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Any chance you could share the map from the e6?

Obviously it would have to match the cars mods, but it might give me some clues.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:03 am 
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SOBIL wrote:
Any chance you could share the map from the e6?

Obviously it would have to match the cars mods, but it might give me some clues.


Sorry, tuned is locked, and plus I didn't save a copy of it before it was removed from the car.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:44 pm 
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Well I thought it's time to update this thread.

New parts
-Sparco fixed back (installed - a fucking nut weld snapped out on one of the seat mounts in floor pan :/ )
-12 or 13 row oil cooler (installed )
-A fucking dent from some fuckwit who doesn't know how to do a uturn in a wide street and didn't leave a note
-oil pressure/temp, water temp, afr (had for a while) gauges but not installed any yet
-Was going to get semi slicks however I fell ill and in hospital with blood poisoning for two weeks which means I haven't worked for three weeks so I'm poor and back at uni so can't work a whole lot.

Have "ozgymkhana" which is a khanacross with a special name on the 22nd and then the first round of winter cup hillclimb on the 30th.

Put the car in Adelaide's "All Japan Day" - our premier Japanese automotive display last weekend (unfortunately with the dent). Have a lot of photos. If you find any albums, I strongly recommend you flick through to see the high quality of cars. I'll post a couple of links.

https://www.facebook.com/lehmannmotorsport

https://www.facebook.com/LiamParkPhotography?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/michael.yallop ... 633&type=1


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:45 pm 
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Oh and over the next couple of months a sr20 throttle body + plenum and Apexi Neo SAFC


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:31 pm 
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So bought a SR20 Throttle body + plenum the another night - shoutout to OMG GTi for dropping it off at my place as my car isn't reeeeeaaaaaally working.

Put a new fuel filter in today and holy s**t who invented this car like why the f**k is it so difficult - I'd rather swap a gearbox than do that, it's just in the stupidest spot with a stupid spiderweb of lines that are too short and the top line changes diameter so you can't slide the clip back holy s**t it's so ridiculous I've never been so mad.
Anyway it seems to be running significantly better, it could never really idle ideally by itself and now it can so it must have been choking up a bit - haven't actually driven it though but from the way it's running it seems to be so much better.

Have suddenly found motivation for this car as the last week or so I've just not given a f**k and haven't even been keen for the track day I have next weekend. And then it's fix skyline and see both cars at the track. Also just finished filling out entry forms for a competitive hillclimb the week after!

Also what's the going price for a fuel filter for these cars bought a Repco brand z389 and was slugged $45 and told the unavailable ryco was $90 - was more expecting something around the $12 figure like for most other cars haha


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:06 am 
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Hi Mate, glad to see you are still at it. The intake setup is a great one, I have seen it first hand as I had it briefly but found it was no different to the one I was already running before I went turbo #-o

With the fuel filters my trick has always been to use a EF falcon one. Costs about $10 there will never be an issue with flow and they are cheap as chips :) The only issue is the fuel hose for the GTI is slightly smaller than the flacoun ones so it is a tight fit ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:32 pm 
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Yeah chipping away at it hopefully some big progress with the new intake etc.
Just short on funds lately as I went overseas and was hospitalized when I got back so couldn't work for three weeks!

Races officially entered on the 22nd and 30th!

Apexi Neo SAFC purchased and in the mail! Literally bought in whilst sitting in a lecture with no idea what was going on #-o


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:22 pm 
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Quick question - Don't really think it's worth making a thread about
I need some new leads as mine arc out - my brother got electrocuted when holding one :lol:

Does anyone really believe in actually 'upgrading'
ie does anyone think it's really necessary paying top dollar for the best lead.

I mean this in regards to if a lead can do what it needs to do then that's pretty much it.
If it can withstand the temperatures and not arc out all it really needs to be able to do is carry a current.
So is there any actual point in 'upgrading' or paying more money for the same thing/brand name tax etc.

In saying this what ones should I be keeping away from, a friend that works at toyota has mentioned that he sees a lot of top guns f**k up where the inside just pulls out from the insulation (glue unglues itself). However I have never seen this or read about it on a forum.

Any input appreciated but I do defintely prefer evidence to back up statements and not just
"this lead is better"
I much prefer
"This lead is better because <insert reasons>"

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:45 pm 
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I've never had a problem with standard top gun leads.

I have changed mine every time I bought a new car as part of a freshen up and not changed them again until now when they melted to the plugs.( no fault of the lead)

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Had top gun 8.8mm on my old car, never had a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:47 pm 
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My personal experience is upgraded leads do make some difference. I have always noticed my GTi's crank easier and rev smoother and a little faster (could be my imagination :P ) It is certainly something I look to do on all my GTi's especially those with stock leads as they are getting pretty old these days.

Personally I like Top gun 8.8mm leads, the only issue with them is they are not a snug fit on the dizzy so some cable ties sort that. Be careful of some other band off of the internet as I have a set of NKG "for a GTi" and they do not even remotely seal on the rocker cover!

That's my 2c worth :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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Tassie_mk1 wrote:
I have a set of NKG "for a GTi" and they do not even remotely seal on the rocker cover!

That's my 2c worth :wink:


Interesting as today I purchased a set of NGKs which I recieve tomorrow - paid 110$ at TRADE price, standard was 160. absolute joke when to buy these in the states is a mear $40 +20$ however with a track day this weekend I did want them before saturday so bit the bullet on that one. Hopefully they do come in time though and hopefully they fit.
My close friends have just had too many examples of top gun leads stripping apart or not rectifying a missfire - which is odd as I've never seen any on here.


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
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Another quick question not worth starting a thread over

Does anyone have a photo of a intake manifold gasket (manifold | block )
As any eBay/auto store ones look nothing like what I'd expect. Ports seem wrong shape and has four extra ports for coolant?
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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:40 pm 
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Apexi Neo arrived today!
During April will be when I swap the intakes over and put the ecu in.
Leads arrived today - although are at a mates as I got them cheap through him, will hopefully have time to pick them up tomorrow and chuck them in - give feed back on how well they fit and if they help my missfire.
Deleted oil cooler kit - it's for sale for $150 full universal kit will fit all cars as it has different sandwhich plate -> block threads. 12 row.

Tomorrow should see it ready for the next two weekends of racing :D :) :P

Also got some more powers into the line


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:07 pm 
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Leads have made the car so much better (or more so brought it back to the standard in which is should be performing at). The dyno graphs state that I should feel ramp ups at 4/5krpm and again at about seven (as well as obviously three), and after the dial in (back in September) I could definitely feel them, since a bit afterwards though I've always been unsure if I'd just gotten used to the power or if it was missing power.
Anywho with brand new leads in, I can feel the ramp ups again so they've corrected this problem.
Took the diff cap (on friday) to inspect the inside of it and found a bit of oil, cleaned it all out but car still misfires so I'm putting it down to the tune.
From memory someone (I think n0madic) does an exchange for a dizzy at a reasonable price so I'll probably jump on that before the next tune.

Anyway some more exciting news :D
Had a track day yesterday which was so much fun. It was an "OzGymkhana" which is a autocross style event which is a bit more skid based and unfortunately not really suited for FWD. But literally enjoyed it more than hillclimb, I think mainly 'cause I take hillclimb a bit too seriously at times and this was just a quick little thrash.
As written yesterday
To sum up today, I'm am so ecstatic with the performance and reliability of my car today. Thrashed the absolute s**t out of it and not a single thing that I know of broke. Goes to show that all the headfucks of gearboxes breaking, engine mounts failing and everything else has all been worth it as I finally have a strengthened car that can take an absolute beating.

Quick side notes
•having to slide left hand corners is the worst.
•left handed people could not drive any motorkhanas
•doing it the different way and building a simple NA racecar has been the best option and I take back the three hundred times I've said that I wish I'd bought a nissan

Everything just went perfectly, I abused the s**t out of the, handbrake initiate slid every corner and it loved it.
Don't have photos yet and have only uploaded a segment of one gopro vid.

and video of how not drive at 27secs (was meant to be a speed/grip bit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFbuQ2UrdPs


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 Post subject: Re: Alex's GTi - Starting over: NA Hillclimb build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:07 pm 
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Oh and the NGK leads fit perfectly - someone mentioned they don't fit in the rocker cover nicely, but I had no issue


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