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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:49 pm 
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Fuel economy... 12.2 if I drive normal, 27.7 after a good romping :D
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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:21 pm 
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Fuel economy... 12.2 if I drive normal, 27.7 after a good romping :D


:wink: Just don't boot it too often, 27.7L/100km....I think that's still below the consumption of a super pursuit ute (got a zing to that name, but still stupid) !!!! Remember reading an article on how poor its consumption was.

Till I read that it was after a full day of heavy-right-footedness!

So the three speed is starting to suffer? Ah! Between changing 1st to 2nd at 5000rpm! Would that be the problem right there?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:37 pm 
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Yeah it only complains on full boost and when its hot though, all other "normal" driving is sweet.
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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:08 pm 
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I was down the local car audio store today picking up my cortina with its new stezza etc and what do i see: a green ea falcon stock as a rock with a massive friggin intercooler being hid behind the bumper bar...!!!!!:):):)

I ask the audio guy who owns it and he points me in the right direction of a young chappy... Well him and his sister's bf or whatever decided to have a go at bolting a turbo on the side of the 4l and they end up with 150rwkw...

They custom made their own exhaust manifold etc and intercooler piping and are running a t3. they have standard computer and 5psi. they are running some sort of fuel thingo which when under boost it makes a injector work which is in the intercooler piping after the intercooler.

now this set up proves that on 5psi they can run standard computer and a bit more fuel and get a nice increase in power. he has been drivng it for over a year now and has done over 20,000k's. He has run it on 9psi but that is the limit of those computers he reckons.

Dang it was cool, backyard turbo job - cost him 3g max he said.

he is currently rebuilding a el engine with all the gear so he can put the boost on around 20psi...

sorry to cut in but thought someone might be interested...

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Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:13 pm 
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Cool, lots of poeple are discovering the joys of a big six with a turbo... lets hope we see plenty more :)
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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:05 pm 
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Cool, lots of poeple are discovering the joys of a big six with a turbo... lets hope we see plenty more :)


I would love one, but my insurance company doesnt agree and i dont have the skills to do it myself :cry: Offtopic but would insurance cover custom turbo jobs such as these if they are not fully enginereed?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:14 pm 
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Depends. If the non-engineered setup is not considered legal, you havent got a hope in hell of the insurer paying a claim.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:21 pm 
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suncorp told me no, go away with your turbo!

Shannons are cool, $1200 comp
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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:30 pm 
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suncorp told me no, go away with your turbo!

Shannons are cool, $1200 comp


Do you need an engineer's certificate in your state for that setup dude?

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:41 pm 
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Um, spose so... I'll get a cert done up once its finshed to a passable standard.

That pics a bit trippy...
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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:54 pm 
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yeh, that is the problem i have now got to with my plans to SC/turbo my car, i can afford to DIY the thing, but once i have to get an engineering cert it kinda isnt much cheaper than a comaprable stor bought setup.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:01 pm 
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cert only costs a few hundred... emisions test is a different story though
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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:48 pm 
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Yeah i think the actual certificate is about $450 but thats with everything passing first go i think and the engineer not having to do too much?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:42 pm 
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HOLY CRAP! - i aint paying that much for a bloody engineer to say its ok - ill just have to hurry up and finish uni so i can OK it for myself (i wish).

looks like its either a dont look dont ask, or a CAPA kit for me!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:53 pm 
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my last engineers cert was for a rally car i built, cost 250
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