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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:41 pm 
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A few update pictures:

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:50 pm 
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Turbo chip socket is in with a few hiccups on the socket install. I went ahead and fitted the turbo exhaust to the down-pipe. I have it all tack welded and now at the shop to be tig welded which will be a hell of a lot prettier and longer lasting then my stick welding. I added a 2" section in to put in the wideband o2 sensor so it is even with the firewall. I have a couple extra days off this weekend. I hope to install the oil feed, and water lines which I have all the parts, and wideband and boost gauge.

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:05 pm 
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I thought the sensor would be better placed nearer the furnace and rotary air pump.

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:35 am 
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pictureshowman wrote:
I thought the sensor would be better placed nearer the furnace and rotary air pump.


I'm using the Innovate guidelines for distance from turbo. There are plenty of people that put it closer, but this is also a daily driver where I put a ton of miles on it where I probably would be replacing the sensor after a couple years. As long as there are no leaks in the exhaust system it will be accurate there which technically just meets the distance requirement. I went with the Marman exhaust flange there that uses a gasket unlike the standard V-band clamps. The seal clamps down amazingly well. I wish they had made the flange from a true 16 gauge stainless, but it should last a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:51 pm 
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Ran a separate fuse link for gauges with relays. I hate wiring.

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:45 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:25 pm 
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Starting with a new CHRA for the IHI RHB5200 turbo I'm using.

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:29 pm 
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Port matched a few things, and finished up the bracket for the heim joint lower turbo support mount. I now have all the parts for the oil cooling system. I should get it in over the weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:12 pm 
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Some updates. I'm almost ready to turn it over.

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:20 am 
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Thought your motto was NA All The Way?

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:24 pm 
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I do remember a wise man on here saying “NA, the expensive way to go slow.”

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:32 am 
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pictureshowman wrote:
Thought your motto was NA All The Way?



I have seen that on the signature of someone else account state side, but not me. I cannot wait to actually drive this thing. This is my daily driver, but the adapter leaves me with the ability to switch to a T3 turbo relatively quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 1:38 pm 
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Will the turbocharger build is done, but my ECU is shot and I cannot figure out how to fix it at the moment. Here is the most recent pictures I grabbed of the area around the chip. When I put the 28 pin socket in I had melted off some pads. I thought I had it fixed and everything tests out with an ohm meter, and no shorts. If you see something or have some advice here please share. I am a day away from purchasing a stand alone Megasquirt 2 (that is about the extent that I can afford). I would like to salvage the ECU. I'll post a WTB, but looking for something state side if possible. The one pin that has no pad is soldered on the opposite side and shows good continuity to the next point. At this point I'm thinking about taking the socket all the way off an resoldering it. Tomorrow I might pull my other cars ECU just to take a look at the board unmolested.

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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 1:16 pm 
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I figured it out and got it fixed. I was able to compare with my 90GT ECU(it is a F3), but is close enough to compare. The connectors are the same. It turns out that pins 27 & 28 need to be soldered together.


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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 8:50 am 
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I still haven't got to test drive this car. I'm now waiting on some gasket upgrades between the exhaust manifold and turbo and the waste gate block plate. I'll have to fill the adapter holes and grind flat. The leak was throwing off my wideband sensor to 18 to 19:1 at idle. I wasn't going to put load on the system until I see that those numbers are erroneous. I had to settle for a few smooth sounding revs as it was initially warming up. I have all the parts in my cart for Megasquirt 2 standalone, but I still have a couple more questions for DIY. Hopefully, I won't have anymore roads blocks before actually taking it for a drive.


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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:08 am 
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I actually got to take the car for a test drive yesterday. The wideband readings for idle are within reason after calibrating the wideband again after fixing the turbo adapter.
I'm still getting a low oil pressure reading at idle at 850 rpms at somewhere between 14 and 16 psi. I bought an analog oil pressure tester to verify my digital oil pressure gauge.
It might very well be the sender unit. It also could be the oil cooler simply reducing the oil pressure at low rpms.

I babied the car for the first 3 miles or so and gradually worked up to testing boost. I had the boost controller all the way down and was testing up to the limits of 8 lbs waste-gate spring.
My boost gauge was showing 9 lbs of boost. Since this was the first time driving any Swift with boost it threw off my shifting. Even with the Greddy blow off valve is recirculating back in
the sound is quite audible inside the cabin. The wideband was showing high 11:1 at 9lbs. I had the front bumper skirt off for testing. I'll throw that on hopefully today and confirm the idle
oil pressure. At no point when I was driving was the oil pressure out of the range where I expected it.

I still didn't purchase Megasquirt II since finance will require me to wait until next month. It will be a nice July project for me to work on.


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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:35 pm 
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Awesome build, real credit to you. Hope you get those teething issues sorted.


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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:56 am 
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FRY29T wrote:
Awesome build, real credit to you. Hope you get those teething issues sorted.


Thanks. I am not taking any chances after the amount of time I put in. However, I got to say I would be a piss poor mechanic. I can imagine: Client brings his/her car in in 2012.
"I'll have the back for you in 2020. Oh and don't call to see if it is done that will just add another year on to the process."


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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:42 am 
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She is finally up and running. I am having more blow by under boost then anticipated. I did a leak down test and
compression test and everything tested great (2% for leak down, even across compression). I put on a cheap catch can for the time being and ordered up Mishimoto
XL 3 Port Compact Baffled Catch and fittings with internal filter to run it back into the cold air intact pre-turbo. I'll do away with the PCV
valve and run both valve cover breather ports to the catch can. I don't want to vent to atmosphere unless I absolutely have to. Hopefully, this will do away with the smoke
when I letting off boost. The turbo is brand new ( I cannot imagine it is actually coming from the turbo). If all goes will she will be my daily driver again. Or at least until
I upgrade to the MegaSquirt II standalone. I still have a bunch of stuff I want to do, but the plan will be to keep her as daily while doing upgrades.


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 Post subject: Re: 92 GT Daily Driver
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:50 am 
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Last of the exhaust to be replaced with 2 1/2" stainless:

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Bumper skirt idea that I'm thinking about. I would cut off the bottom 2" and fold it over attaching to a flat spoiler.
I would also cut the fog lights, and trim to match the 92 front opening. This is from a 90 or 91 Geo Metro flipped upside down.

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