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Sunday, May 27, 2007
  wee update -
ok so I noticed some of the vacuum pipes were looking a bit old and a couple of them even had splits on them. They have lasted 12years in an engine bay so they'll done well.

Anyhow, I bought some nice new silicon tubing and have replaced most of the tubing as shown below. I like it

new shiny blue silicon vacuum hosing

I've also plumbed the thermocouple into a take off line rather than risk damaging the sensor everytime the core gets moved. Ok so it may not be as good a position but it's good enough for my needs. One thing I did notice was the in dash display is somewhat out and this has been confirmed by using another display. Also the thermocouple lead from the engine bay into the cabin is somewhat past it's best.

Some research I've done confirms thermocouple leads break down with heating / cooling cycles and that's the one thing you can't avoid in an engine bay. I'll come up with something else soon, stay tuned as they say.

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Monday, May 14, 2007
  chargecooler update
yup the new (2nd hand) celica pump is in and by heck it's a big puppy

original pump
original pump - small and dinky

versus the Celica ST205 pump and as Tim Allen would say More Power!!

the daddy - celica gt4 st205 cooler pump

Anyhow, my intake temp thermocouple finally gave up after 3 and half years living in such a hostile environment. So I'll cut the wiring and on a connector socket and then attach a short lead thermocouple to that. Saves re-wiring from the cabin.

The short testing time I had the celica unit was much better at controlling the intake temps. Recovery time after boosting was quicker too but it really was limited testing as the thermocouple just gave up lol.

I also noticed some of the vacuum tubing has become brittle over the 12 years the car has lived so I have ordered some new blue tubing to replace it. Hopefully I have ordered enough but time will tell.

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