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General Buick Tech / Re: Difference between the two?
« on: September 01 2012, 04:49:22 PM »
It is way to muggy out today so I will play with the car Sun/Mon. I was just looking at my new chip and Eric has it for 23-21 timing and 24-26psi boost. I forgot what my stock turbo ALKY chip specs were. Does this mean my timing in first is 23 then 21 for third?

General Buick Tech / Difference between the two?
« on: August 31 2012, 01:03:33 PM »
I already put about 70 miles on my new setup but I was waiting for my upgraded chip from Eric (TT), my last chip was for ALKY and a stock turbo and motor. Now I have the bigger cam, ported heads and the 6262.

My question is what kinda of difference will be made going from 22 lbs with the stocker to 22 lbs with the new setup? I have my Scanmaster #'s within the norm (TPS .44/ IAC 28/ BL 125/ AF 6-7). I went WOT in 3rd for 2-3 seconds with the old chip and boost seemed to be at 22 lbs but I let off realizing this is not good with the wrong chip, no knock at 780. I will slowly be tuning this weekend hopefully if the weather is nice. I'm not sure if I can get the boost down lower but if it doesn't show KR and my #'s look good I guess I'm fine.

I will be getting the new trans & converter next so I just will be spooling slow until then.

General Buick Tech / Re: Blue Loctite
« on: August 30 2012, 07:33:18 AM »
OK, I check out the threads on my Turbo Saver last night, they all look to be fine. It will turn in about 2.5 turns by hand and another 2 turns with a wrench. I cleaned it real well with brake clean and ended up using some liquid sealant with tephlon and it will sit for 3 days before install. I will put it back on this weekend and pray she don't leak.

This is all from Precision so hopefully they use quality parts.

General Buick Tech / Re: Blue Loctite
« on: August 28 2012, 08:34:50 AM »
I will inspect it again tonight when I get off work. I will see how far I can screw it in further without really killing it.  I want to be sure it is in enough so it doesn't pop out and blow my new engine :x

I have read that blue loctite 243 is  Oil Resistant Threadlocker, the 242 stuff is not. But everyone is leaning towards the liquid teflon (or tape).

General Buick Tech / Blue Loctite
« on: August 27 2012, 01:50:06 PM »
My newly purchased "Turbo Saver" is leaking oil at the fitting that screws into the adapter on the engine (not the black hose to the fitting). I only have about 20 miles on it. I first tried to tighten it some more and it was very hard to turn, I thought it felt like it stripped. So I took it off the car (PITA, oil dripping all down my arm and a bitch to get to the hose end up on the core support). I cleaned off all their white goop and did not see any fragments of threads. It only turns in about 2-3 turns then gets hard to turn, I am assuming its pipe thread. I called Precision and I wanted to send it back and have them send me another. But the Tech says " I have never seen them strip before and I should not use liquid Teflon" He said to use blue loctite.

Has anyone use this for sealing? He claims this will fix my issue. I don't want to put it on, have it leak and have to take it off again.
In the picture it is the 4 o'clock end not the 10 o'clock (Tapered) end. Thanks for your help :icon_smile:

General Buick Tech / Re: Newbie w. New GN
« on: August 14 2012, 12:39:35 PM »

 I have cleared out some space in our dining room, and I am going to be moving my engine assembly area inside where there is AC. Hopefully this will allow me to expedite this project :) Time will only tell how this decision goes over with the better half :chin: , but I think she will enjoy the extra time she'll be able to spend with me on the weekends :atbeer:

 Maybe if we can make our engine parts useful for the ladies they won't mind them in the house :D

General Buick Tech / Re: Pulsator
« on: August 07 2012, 07:57:04 AM »

"but detonation which is the combustion of the gases in the cylinder by something other than the sparkplug (after the plug has fired) spark tends to drive the piston down in the opposite direction of the normal engine rotation.  In other words, detonation is the auto combustion of the a/f mix from a source of heat other than the spark plug once it fired. The plug fires and sets flame to the a/f near the plug electrode.  This flame spreads smoothly across the top of the piston until the entire mixture is burning about 15 degs or so after top dead center.  Detonation explodes the mixture around the edges of the chamber before the fire from the spark plug gets there. "

Not to be confused with preignition which is the combustion of the a/f mix in the cylinder before the plug fires.

Steve, I think I understand this...So detonation occurs at the same time when the plug has fired the A/F mix..they just meet at some point and slam into each other. AND preignition is an explosion of the mix without spark?

I always was hazy on those two words.

General Buick Tech / Re: fuel pressure regulator
« on: July 24 2012, 12:27:45 PM »
I don't think its bad but I was wondering where to possible by parts if needed. Thanks

General Buick Tech / fuel pressure regulator
« on: July 24 2012, 10:16:42 AM »
My regulator is old but seems to be working fine. But if the diaphragm is bad/ torn where do you buy a new one (just the diaphragm). I believe I purchased it from Kirban's (maybe). It looks like this one

General Buick Tech / Re: Fuel Pressure Gauges
« on: July 16 2012, 07:35:22 AM »

Take that $30 and go buy a lap dance.  It will do more for you.


Transmissions / Re: Learned a new trick for easy trans removal!
« on: July 13 2012, 02:37:47 PM »
I was able to get the bolts in with no problem, well, my neck kinda hurts. Lying on my back with jack stands sucks, God I miss my lift.

General Buick Tech / Old Gas
« on: July 13 2012, 12:27:04 PM »
My car sat for a year or so and I am in the process of fireing up the new engine. I will drain out the gas and fill with fresh 93. My injectors are new (3000 miles/ about 4 yrs old). Should I run a little seafoam in the gas??

Transmissions / Re: Learned a new trick for easy trans removal!
« on: July 10 2012, 08:36:47 AM »
I don't remember it being a problem taking them out but I will find out tomorrow, I have the new engine in but I still have to put in the bolts for mounts and trans.

Is it easy access to bang this lip with the 10lb hammer?

General Buick Tech / Re: Painting Alternator
« on: July 09 2012, 03:07:52 PM »
Those sites help with the visual, thanks

General Buick Tech / Painting Alternator
« on: July 09 2012, 10:11:20 AM »
Has anyone painted their alternator? Mine works fine but is pretty dirty even after trying to clean it. How hard is it to split the case and is stuff going to fall out? I have dropped in the new engine and it would look nice with a clean alt.

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