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07-20-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By OCR

Doesn't really mater..! You are using like any...

Doesn't really mater..!
You are using like any other gauge in your dash. Comparing it to itself is all you will be doing. So...if it's 20hp high or 20hp low...it means nothing as long as it's...
07-19-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,392
Posted By OCR

Interesting. Thanks for the answer. Mike

Interesting.
Thanks for the answer.

Mike
07-19-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,392
Posted By OCR

BlwnAway - Don't leave us hangin. Please...

BlwnAway -

Don't leave us hangin.
Please explain..!
One installs the adjustable cam drive gear, and........

Advance / retard ?
Degrees ?

I know the actual degrees may vary slightly,...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-18-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By OCR

Caso - One thing to remember, the first...

Caso -

One thing to remember, the first thing to do BEFORE...you let the clutch out as you drive away from home...turn OFF...the Dynamic Stability Control. Push the toggle up or down until the...
07-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By OCR

Yea, an instant up and back down, 2psi would be...

Yea, an instant up and back down, 2psi would be very difficult to see by the driver.
Maybe if a second party with good eyes could watch the gauge, they "might" be able to spot the quick needle...
07-17-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By OCR

WHY..? Your front tire "scrub" will be...

WHY..?
Your front tire "scrub" will be terrible.
You need to keep the tire center closer to the spindle or king pin center.
It'll drive around town ok, but the faster you go, the worse the front...
07-15-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By OCR

I thought it very odd, redundant also..! Mike

I thought it very odd, redundant also..!

Mike
07-13-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,446
Posted By OCR

Frees-up power...yes, BUT...NOT by itself..! ...

Frees-up power...yes, BUT...NOT by itself..!

Faster exhaust leaving the system, the more fuel is required.
So, removing the converter, the first muffler (resonator), will -
Increase loudness...
07-12-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By OCR

How do you spell...cheap..? Sit on the store...

How do you spell...cheap..?
Sit on the store rack and read thru the magazines...and don't buy..!? The store ISN'T a library.

Mike
07-12-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,968
Posted By OCR

Looks good. Thanks for the update. Mike

Looks good.
Thanks for the update.

Mike
07-11-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By OCR

Been around a long time. Trust worthy. ...

Been around a long time.
Trust worthy.

Mike

AngryScot -
Your sign off - "Straights are for fast cars. Turns are for fast drivers."
You've apparently not gone..."straight"...very fast, or...
07-11-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By OCR

I've looked a little myself. Mostly out of...

I've looked a little myself. Mostly out of curiosity, not to actually use them on my car.
I bought a bunch of mechanical parts from a guy parting out an R53. It had some wild parts on it,...
07-06-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
R50/53 - R50/53 Adding water temp gauge?
Views: 2,847
Posted By OCR

Has anyone used the hole in the cylinder head,...

Has anyone used the hole in the cylinder head, next to the thermostat for a gauge plug in location ?
Or is the housing too large?
A "T" could possibly be used to keep the factory sending unit...
07-05-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20,450
Views: 2,515,845
Posted By OCR

Took the silly wing off the roof of my R53. I...

Took the silly wing off the roof of my R53.
I was prepared to put round plastic plugs into the single hold down holes in the top of the deck.
But NOoo...they had to put big slots, for adjustments I...
07-04-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By OCR

r53-06m6 - Give it (the brake handle)...

r53-06m6 -

Give it (the brake handle) chance, the human body can do great things if given the chance, and the mind doesn't fight it..!

Mike


P.s. - Your car rolled "backward", not...
07-03-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Drivetrain Air Fuel Ratios
Views: 1,373
Posted By OCR

The general ratio has nothing to do with the car...

The general ratio has nothing to do with the car OR the engine..!
12.8 to 13,2 is a good rule of thumb for most ALL internal combustion engines.
On med/high boost, a little richer is needed. The...
07-02-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,042
Posted By OCR

Anyone done a pure "airflow" test just on the...

Anyone done a pure "airflow" test just on the various inter-coolers/radiators ?
Like is done on cylinder head ports and intake manifolds... No engine needed, just an air flow test.

Force air...
07-01-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By OCR

Any current, brand name synthetic is usable. ...

Any current, brand name synthetic is usable.
Amsoil, Mobil 1, Valvoline, Castrol, etc.

I use Mobil 1, Valvoline and Amsoil are good seconds (in that order for me)...

Mike
07-01-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
R50/53 - R50/53 Adding water temp gauge?
Views: 2,847
Posted By OCR

Yes, definitely NPT Mike

Yes, definitely NPT

Mike
06-30-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
R50/53 - R50/53 Adding water temp gauge?
Views: 2,847
Posted By OCR

Will verify thread pitch tomorrow. Mike

Will verify thread pitch tomorrow.

Mike
06-30-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
R50/53 - R50/53 Adding water temp gauge?
Views: 2,847
Posted By OCR

I don't see it mentioned, but the water opening...

I don't see it mentioned, but the water opening in the block is right below the #3 exhaust port in the block.
1/4" pipe.

And I noticed some discussion on oil pressure OR...water...
06-30-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By OCR

Drilled rotors are not needed. Todays pads...

Drilled rotors are not needed.
Todays pads don't out-gas like pads in years past. Plus each hole adds a location for cracks to develop.

Ponder this -
Every bit of metal removed from the rotor...
06-29-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By OCR

I'd start with a little more rpm. These...

I'd start with a little more rpm.

These little engines don't like to be lugged/heavily loaded at all. They like a little rpm. I try to keep mine above 2800/3000 rpm at all times while moving. I...
06-29-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,552
Posted By OCR

Never used Sea Foam, but I started using Lucas...

Never used Sea Foam, but I started using Lucas Fuel injector many years ago on my motorcycles. With the design on todays high power bike engines, you can actually look into the ports, see 95% of the...
06-29-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
R50/53 - R50/53 AC not cold?
Views: 2,157
Posted By OCR

alconk - That's what I used to top off my...

alconk -

That's what I used to top off my system. The hose and gauge are very handy, though not sure how accurate the gauge is.
On the good/safe side, these cans don't have enough pressure to,...
06-29-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
R50/53 - R50/53 AC not cold?
Views: 2,157
Posted By OCR

Blue - Thanks for the tips. The dye...

Blue -

Thanks for the tips.
The dye sounds like good plan, the Halogen seems (by what you say) more than I'd spend.
I'm OLD (retired), and this is only my second air conditioned car. So...
06-28-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
R50/53 - R50/53 AC not cold?
Views: 2,157
Posted By OCR

Mine is cold/not cold. Mine is a simple leak. ...

Mine is cold/not cold.
Mine is a simple leak. I can fill the system with a cheap (!?) store bought refrigerant can and filler hose. It then works great. Only problem, it only works for a little...
06-28-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 Car Misfireing
Views: 781
Posted By OCR

I'll bet the "car" isn't misfiring, I'd bet it's...

I'll bet the "car" isn't misfiring, I'd bet it's the engine..!

Do you have any idea what you did to the fuel mapping adding all of those free flowing parts ? You've leaned the system too far. ...
06-27-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,042
Posted By OCR

Yep, well said. In my modest searching of...

Yep, well said.
In my modest searching of intercoolers for the R53 cars, stock or the slightly larger GP cooler are the "radiators" to have. I personally would not spend money on my car on parts...
06-27-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By OCR

One possible problem/situation with shops,...

One possible problem/situation with shops, especially the dealers, is that you will not be able to get a more performance oriented adjustment. They are bound by state laws and great possibility of...
06-25-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By OCR

Even in the "old" days, with only the front...

Even in the "old" days, with only the front needing alignment, it was still a bit difficult to find a quality shop. I once had a highly regraded shop do the front of my 67 Chevy II. A VERY simple...
06-23-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
R50/53 - R50/53 Handling Upgrade Diary
Views: 1,877
Posted By OCR

Interesting how an already stiff car can be made...

Interesting how an already stiff car can be made SO much stiffer with a few add-ons..! With a few more goodies, it'll be like a brick stiff.

Me thinks it's more wishful thinking than actual. ...
06-23-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By OCR

You say that these wheels "will" fit the R56 ? ...

You say that these wheels "will" fit the R56 ?
That means that they will also fit the R53 with JCW brakes, right ?

Also, what's the rim width ?

Mike
06-23-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 Battery Change
Views: 329
Posted By OCR

I swapped my original battery from my 05..(!) to...

I swapped my original battery from my 05..(!) to a new battery after the second day of ownership.
THEN I read about the "registering" of the battery.

I've had zero electrical problems since the...
Forum: Suspension
06-22-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,132
Posted By OCR

Thanks guys. I use an old toe gauge and a new...

Thanks guys.
I use an old toe gauge and a new Longacre, caster-camber, digital gauge. I use a two digit (to the right of the decimal) gauge to get closer angles than the Longacre, single digit....
Forum: Suspension
06-20-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,132
Posted By OCR

R53 camber, front and rear inquire

This question might be better read in this section...

Finally finished the installation of the adjustable camber plates and the adjustment of, on the front of my 05, R53. I've had adjustable arms...
06-20-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,419
Posted By OCR

Street camber, front and rear

Finally finished the installation of the camber plates and the adjustment of the camber on the front of my 05, R53. I've had adjustable arms on the back for a coupla months.

Just curious, who...
06-20-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20,450
Views: 2,515,845
Posted By OCR

Put my Moon disc's (google it), back on the front...

Put my Moon disc's (google it), back on the front after finally finishing up installing my adjustable camber plates and adjusting the camber.

Mike
06-19-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,680
Posted By OCR

Years back, I was totally against them for street...

Years back, I was totally against them for street use. They did NOT do even remotely a good job. Good for keeping rocks out only.

Over time (about ten+ years) and competition (more brands), they...
06-17-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 Dumb question re: headers
Views: 848
Posted By OCR

BlwnAway INCORRECT..! Never been that way,...

BlwnAway

INCORRECT..! Never been that way, never will. Fact of nature/physics..! Been their, done that.


Island -

But in this case, because you (most of us) are running full exhaust...
06-17-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,108
Posted By OCR

No computer is capable of altering a purely...

No computer is capable of altering a purely mechanical object like the thermostat .
That said, your Sport Mode (?) is not capable of changing the running temperature through the thermostat.
You...
06-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,392
Posted By OCR

Some of this is funny. NOTHING is free. There...

Some of this is funny.
NOTHING is free. There isn't many (IF any) cams on the market that will provide "more usable" power across the entire power band without a loss somewhere. It just doesn't...
06-17-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,968
Posted By OCR

Junk - So, then buy a new one...! ...

Junk -

So, then buy a new one...!

That's MUCH better than hashing one together from flat stock.
Jeeze, it's not rocket science.

Mike
06-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,968
Posted By OCR

About the box...best thing to do, is hit up the...

About the box...best thing to do, is hit up the local wrecking yard. Pull one from a wrecked car. Next best, a new from from the dealer. just beware of the cost..!
This is what I would do anyway....
06-13-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,968
Posted By OCR

P.E. - Love the plexiglass cover..! Need...

P.E. -

Love the plexiglass cover..!
Need to make your charge pipe transparent..!

Mike
Forum: Suspension
06-10-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,291
Posted By OCR

MINI, pnw - It's a small interference. ...

MINI, pnw -

It's a small interference.
I'll bet you just missed it.
If you put "just" the upper plate in place into the shock tower, push up hard and wiggle it around without installing the...
Forum: Suspension
06-09-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,291
Posted By OCR

Installing under side strut protection or camber adjusting kits..?

Just a heads up to anyone installing front camber adjusting kits or underside mushroom protection plates into the front of your car... This may apply to more than just the first series cars.

I...
06-08-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,034
Posted By OCR

The above post (#23) says "sold"..? Don't throw...

The above post (#23) says "sold"..?
Don't throw it away..!

Where is this located ? Dash, console..?

Mike
06-07-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
R50/53 - R50/53 ECU flash
Views: 331
Posted By OCR

"Burned" is not a correct term, but yes, A383's...

"Burned" is not a correct term, but yes, A383's answer is basically correct.

Mike
06-07-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
R50/53 - R50/53 R56 brakes on R53
Views: 1,139
Posted By OCR

Obviously depends on the wheel design, What...

Obviously depends on the wheel design, What shape the rim is behind the spokes...
But in general...yes.
The previous owner of my 05, R53, installed R56 front (only) brakes on what is now my car. ...
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