Lots of updates. Have spent a few days installing the 24 tooth high res CAS trigger disk (YoshiFab), cleaning up the fuel system, oil change, coolant change, and changing coolant hoses. After swapping to ethanol, the car sat for about a year. Being stationed overseas, the inevitable happened and had a lot of build up throughout the system. Went through about 4 bottles of Isopropyl (Rubbing Alcohol). I was hoping to find some 99% but got tired of looking and wasting time so settled for 91%. It worked out pretty well. Everything was extremely gummed up, especially the fuel pumps (See pics for ref)
I let the pumps soak for a few days in the alcohol, after going at it with a toothbrush and pick a few times I shook it out and these awesome globs fell out.
Also spent a bit of time on some wiring issues. I will be having the car completely rewired by WireWorx but since I already had the stuff needed and was rewiring for 2150CC injectors I fixed a few things here and there.
Homemade injector resistor bypass. Simply cut the wires off and solder them all together, I cut a permanent marker tip off to clean it up a bit. Hopefully it works!
Installed a homemade Coil on Plug set-up
Installed a Works Bell Universal Paddle Shifter Neo Kit, Steering Wheel and Hub adapter. I have never had a worse experience ordering from a company before, I will say that initially I was impressed at the customer service provided but it took over two months to receive the product(s). I placed the order in my opinion enough in advanced to receive it before I got home so that I could have it finished but apparently not long enough. It is installed but I don't think I'll have enough time to wire in the paddle shifters which is extremely disappointing. Two weeks after the order was place and payment provided, I asked a question about what depth of steering wheel was recommended with the paddle shifter (even though I ordered theirs, I debated replacing with a Royal or Nardi. They then informed me that they didn't have enough information to ship, which they originally said if I placed the order it would be shipped immediately. There was then several emails (about 7) where they asked individual questions rather than all at once dragging out the process a few additional weeks (seemed like a stall tactic). This is a very summed up version and I informed them that I would be reporting to the better business bureau and the Australian equivalent which i haven't had time to do but will when I return home.
Anyways, the products provided by Works Bell are awesome. The paddle shifters are better than I expected and such a solid and quality piece. The order for the Rapfix 2 was cancelled after I requested to cancel the order, they said they couldn't cancel the rest because it had been put on urgent so they couldn't...still sounds like BS but whatever. I will be purchasing the quick release system from a separate company at the expense of costing more but in my opinion is worth not supporting a garbage company regardless of cost.
Areas that need attention and things to come:
I don't know much about the TCUgo or how it is wired in. I will be looking into and tracking down all of the wiring tomorrow. It seems to work great but sometimes will randomly downshift under load which is a huge concern. Likely just a short in the mess of the harness that I have to track down.
The car currently has a MagnaFuel 7009 Fuel Filter.
I have replaced it twice due to the stainless steel filter being crushed (Likely due to running dual Bosch 044 fuel pumps to the single filter). I purchased a pretty solid filter that I planned on installing but will be postponed due to not having the correct fittings on-hand. It is a local company here in Orlando. Seems to be self ran by the owner himself. Awesome experience, was very fast at getting the product shipped out and even gave his personal phone number to contact if I had any questions. There was a slight hang-up due to some programming issues on the webpage so he was unable to access the payment information. This wasn't an issue at all to me considering he called me the next day and was very sincere and apologized for the slight delay, obviously cares about his customers. He was travelling for business but carried the product with him to be immediately shipped once issue was resolved. I'm local so I received it the following day. Anyway, here is the product; I won't have it installed while I'm home but will update when I do.
Will be installing a new timing belt, tracking down fuel leaks and electrical issues tomorrow, as well as doing a bit of first time tuning on the new Infinity ECU
Anyway, it's late and I'm spent. Hope you enjoy