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    Well, I may have spoke too soon. The car got a...

    Well, I may have spoke too soon. The car got a little hot last night. Went and checked the coolant, and the tank was dry. Filled it up after that and drove to work this morning and found that...
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    You may have to try your luck and see if you can...

    You may have to try your luck and see if you can find a decent specimen at the junkyard. I ended up doing just that for my worn locks.
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    Sticky: It'll be nice to make the journey on 4 wheels...

    It'll be nice to make the journey on 4 wheels this year. No more flattening my nuts against a gas tank.

    https://sixthsphere.com/storage2/images/l8o9f7mj40y0aj20uip3.png
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    Drove the turbo-less turd to work the last two...

    Drove the turbo-less turd to work the last two days. The air dam and splash guard did wonders for dropping the coolant temps. Thanks AJ :D
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    I ran out of valves to tap and ended up booger...

    I ran out of valves to tap and ended up booger welding a restrictor plate on top. I wanted to avoid marring up the outside of the valve with my vice grips since It would gouge the TCC, but its...
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    Dyno Tuning process

    For those with experience putting their cars on the dyno, is there a certain process that is followed for adjusting ignition timing? Is the starting point with "All-in" at peak torque all the way to...
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    The Lol-Series were known to have BCM failures...

    The Lol-Series were known to have BCM failures that would break and cause the mileage to set to something stupid high. That's a likely direction for you to investigate.
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    While swapping accessories from the old motor to...

    While swapping accessories from the old motor to the built one, I realized the head didnt have the 2nd coolant port. So I got to experience the joy of tapping a port using a garbage Menards kit. ...
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    nvm, there is no oil filter bypass valve in the...

    nvm, there is no oil filter bypass valve in the block. I have no clue what RA is selling then.
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    I wonder if that bypass valve that I got from RA...

    I wonder if that bypass valve that I got from RA was to replace the Oil Filter bypass valve, not the Oil Pump bypass valve...guess I'll check tonight.
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    Nope. Just 20+ year old junk. lol

    Nope. Just 20+ year old junk. lol
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    I've been busy working on downsizing my turd...

    I've been busy working on downsizing my turd footprint by throwing away a good portion of my spare parts. Tonight I'll be tearing down 3-4 transmissions, keeping 1x MP2 & MP3 gear sets, 1 case and...
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    It was thoughtful of them to paint the...

    It was thoughtful of them to paint the Handi-spots Polestar blue for you.
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    Sticky: Seeing as I've already met my quota for crashing...

    Seeing as I've already met my quota for crashing the motorcycle this year, I'll be saddling up Brandon and riding him into the lazy river instead.
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    Sticky: When my right hand was more useless I found that...

    When my right hand was more useless I found that bringing my left knee up to the bottom of the steering wheel to "grip" it while I shifted with the left hand helped to keep the vehicle from wandering...
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    Sticky: Got any plans/people to help change out that...

    Got any plans/people to help change out that finicky fuel pump?
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    Does the hiccup occur only while revving at idle...

    Does the hiccup occur only while revving at idle or also when you are driving normally?
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    I tried tapping the valve yesterday, but the...

    I tried tapping the valve yesterday, but the inner sleeve would start to rotate making it not possible to tap. You'd need to tack the pieces together to stop them from spinning. But I may just tack...
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    I'll need to check. Also I kinda need to get...

    I'll need to check. Also I kinda need to get this together this weekend since I need to prepare to move again. I'm considering welding plate with an orifice drilled through it instead of trying to...
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    What was the impetus for doing this mod, Sam? ...

    What was the impetus for doing this mod, Sam? Was it due to you running heavier weight oil?
    What kind of oil pressures were you seeing above 6000rpm before this mod?
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    Supposedly there are 2 sizes of bypass valves. ...

    Supposedly there are 2 sizes of bypass valves. The TCCs I have had the large valve with a 10mm opening. The smaller one has an 8mm opening.
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    LOL. Yup, definitely not trying to tap the...

    LOL. Yup, definitely not trying to tap the Bypass valve bore it presses into. I'll try again to measure shiz tonight.

    What pressure does the stock bypass valve start opening up at?
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    Well it looks like the 3rd gen bypass valve is...

    Well it looks like the 3rd gen bypass valve is different than the replacement one I ordered. I'll have to look at the one with the second gen timing cover to see what's in there.
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    I'll need to take a picture of what I'm seeing...

    I'll need to take a picture of what I'm seeing once I'm home since 1/8" is tiny and the orifice into the valve where the oil pushes the plunger down is almost 1/2", hence why the 7/16 tap is the one...
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    Those three [Dan, Vin, Sean] are active on the...

    Those three [Dan, Vin, Sean] are active on the sixthsphere facebook group moreso than they are on here.

    Welcome back.
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