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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No shit!?! I had no idea any one else here was even in the industry!

Actually, our guys were just in Idiada a couple weeks ago with that car... I missed out on that trip due to scheduling conflicts with other projects. Does look like it'll be cold; only bummer is that we're flying direct from Hannover to Arvidsjaur, so no chance to see Stockholm or any other part of the country - my first time...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

924RACR wrote:
No shit!?! I had no idea any one else here was even in the industry!

Actually, our guys were just in Idiada a couple weeks ago with that car... I missed out on that trip due to scheduling conflicts with other projects. Does look like it'll be cold; only bummer is that we're flying direct from Hannover to Arvidsjaur, so no chance to see Stockholm or any other part of the country - my first time...


I work turbo and gas exchange system development, im also responsible for doing the altitude calibration, hence the tests we do in spain. I mainly work with the concept dev in Gt-suite. Our vehicles are a bit different than yours though

I hope you get the chance to take a look around some time, it really is a nice country. My car is available for a test drive for any of the board members passing by here
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool... yeah, as I think you know I do Chassis Controls calibrations for Bosch Engineering, usually mostly on GM Performance Cars... though not always (like this time)... Lots of fun giant supercharged V8s and the like!

Have two weekends up there, so should have a chance to get in some skiing or something! Go visit the arctic circle... maybe some dogsledding...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

924RACR wrote:
Cool... yeah, as I think you know I do Chassis Controls calibrations for Bosch Engineering, usually mostly on GM Performance Cars... though not always (like this time)... Lots of fun giant supercharged V8s and the like!

Have two weekends up there, so should have a chance to get in some skiing or something! Go visit the arctic circle... maybe some dogsledding...



Chassis control calibration must be fun in arvidsjaur, lots of track time i presume. Much more fun than emissions, cold start, misfire calibration and such which most of my colleagues do

Next time you must check out if there is any ice racing in the neighbourhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeNrdF8OnrE


We also do high power V8s, ours are very different though

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:17 am    Post subject: Gone over to the dark side... Reply with quote

...and now it's official... getting my air-cooled cred, will I ever go back?!?

https://jalopnik.com/heres-a-reminder-that-development-mules-are-the-coolest-1823513386



(that's me behind the wheel)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.
When is Singer going to do a 924....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL... well, Magnus Walker got one, so Singer can't be far behind, right? Just gotta find someone willing to pay $100k+ for the perfect/improved 924...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:55 am    Post subject: Re: Gone over to the dark side... Reply with quote

924RACR wrote:
...and now it's official... getting my air-cooled cred, will I ever go back?!?
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(that's me behind the wheel)


Looks like you need to get off your cell phone
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happiness... back home, rebuilt WUR from Special-T-Auto installed, and after resetting the mixture she purrs like a kitten and runs great again!

Now, to wait a few more weeks till the snow's gone...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:57 am    Post subject: Two steps forward, one step back Reply with quote

Pre-Dream Cruise update... have been fighting a lot with the Turbo this summer to get back to 100% functionality. Actually did DD the car some a couple weeks back - necessitated by my wife's bugeye WRX blue wagon getting totalled, and the time to deal with insurance and find a replacement (now have a 2014 blue WRX wagon, last of the wagons)...

So made much progress, major step forward after replacing the WUR was to finally find a good ignition box and mount it properly to the heat sink with head-conductive paste (bought from an electronics store, same as you'd use to install a CPU on a motherboard). Wouldn't run right when it got hot without that.

Then iterations to try to find the right mixture and idle settings, running decently but tearing through an impressive amount of oil - maybe 1qt every 100-200 miles!

Think we have some bad ring sealing issues thanks to all the fueling and ignition issues right after rebuild. But my leakdown tester isn't working, gotta replace the hose... so hard to test conclusively. Could replace the valve stem seals if I fix that issue.

Meantime, she still runs well, decently enough to commute in, if a little weak on power (particularly off-boost). But running some oil treatment, Rislone, as recommended by my engine guru - lots of detergent to potentially bust through those deposits and clean it all out. Also still running conventional oil, to help seat the rings in the process. Of course switching to Mobil1 will help the cleaning, but hurt ring break-in...

So trying to put plenty of miles on, work her hard, and make the Italian tune-up work... so far slow but possible progress.

Then again, I went in to replace one busted connector and two torn-up boots for the WUR and cold-start injector connectors... only to break both off. Ultimately good, since I'll replace weak connectors and wires with good new parts. Once they arrive - meantime, the car's parked.

But the parts will be in later today, and I can get one more potential reliability gremlin chased away. Meantime, I can see about installing the new shift boot and reconnecting my subwoofer... important things like that...
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