the blue dolphin - 95 GTS Toyota MR2 turbo
slight overboost whoops -
indeedy. Up til now all my testing has been in 3rd gear cause it's a lower speed but still a load on the turbo. Anyways, 2 days before xmas I'm driving along the motorway and put my foot down in 5th, up a hill. Boost rises like a rocket and the car surges forward then boost drops and after a slight pause builds up again. Ah, that will be overboost then.
The EBC is set to cut boost at 1.2Bar so mmm what's happening here then. I turned the Gain down on the EBC but still overboosting. Time for some serious testing but in 5th gear. Now that's not exactly slow speeds we are talking about here so how the heck do you test for it?
Well was quite easy as it turns out. Xmas night nobody about, not even a fooking doormouse so roads are totally empty. Foot down in 5th see what happens. Still a bit high so turn the gain down a little. After a couple of runs it worked out just fine. Boost in the lower gears is still up at just over 16psi which is just enough thank you.
I've turned to position 1 on the EBC so boost levels are back to std which is plenty this time of year thank you.
On another note, the 2nd pre-rad has been purchased from the wonderful Ebay. Hopefully it will arrive in one piece and be working. Looks ok in the pics. Mmm will it all fit together though?
merry christmas -
er that's it really......
mmm leaking seals -
well I think I've fixed the leaking t-bar seals but it's not the best looking. I siliconed all over the seals on the car body at the guide holes and it does seem to have worked. Its not the prettiest but I had to do something to stop that water getting it. Was done on Wednesday night and it would appear to be just drying the interior required.
Tried to get some kind of absorbant but then realised newspaper was as good as anything. Rear carpet and drivers seat now have lovely sheets of newspaper over them to soak up the water within the material. Hopefully this will also pull the moisture out of the air too. Will need to clean the windows big style tomorrow as the condensation on them is just rubbish.
Ah the joys of t-bar ownership
it has been raining non stop for what seems like several weeks and the t-bars are leaking like a beetch. Drivers side seat is soaking, yup half the seat is wet and the carpet behind the seat is pretty damp too.
I reckon with the eccentric T-bar guides I have distrubed the natural lie of the seals and the constant (heavy lashing) rain has just found a way in and then kept coming in. Me not happy and I can't do anything about it til the weekend. Going to have to get the seat dried and then get the darned thing sealed up properly. Seriously tempted to put the old guides back in but whether that would make it worse I honestly dont know.
One thing I will have to do is take a towel with me so I keep a dry ar$e on the way to badminton tomorrow night. Crap design and worse interference by the owner lol