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Offline Ironhide

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4025 on: March 01, 2015, 07:07:19 AM »
Me?  Do something wrong?  No way!

So I must have done something pretty good! :devil:

Here is the weather forecast for next weekend (for my area) : temperatures in the 60's and sunny.  :poke:
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4026 on: March 07, 2015, 06:07:32 PM »
Dug Bix out from under the snow and fired her up.  Moved her out of the snow bank that built up around her.  Truck is in the shop.   3 or 4 times in the last 4 months she won't start.  The only thing in common all four times is that it has sat at least over night.  Temp and weather don't seem to matter.  She has started in single digits and not started in 50 degrees.  Once it wouldn't start on the second day but after being towed to the mechanics it started right up.  It wouldn't start Wednesday (33 degrees) but st18arted after all the snow on Friday (18 degrees)   

I have fuel, you can smell it after it has cranked for a while.  We tested the ignition module with a multi-meter and a test light.  our tests showed a bad module.  Yet we get a weak spark.  It will jump .010 but not .020 on a spark tester.  So I am having the ign module, rotor cap and button and all plug wires replaced.  Truck has 118k on it. 
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4027 on: March 08, 2015, 05:31:14 PM »
Ignition module is a good place to start when you get the intermittent starting issue like that.  How many miles do you have on the current plugs and what are they gapped to?  A lot of current engines are running much larger gaps than .020, my truck was like 3x that and when I replaced the plugs after 120K they were at about .120 and only had a misfire on really humid days when I would get on the throttle.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4028 on: March 08, 2015, 09:03:26 PM »
Running Iredium plugs in the Frontier, replaced at 80k when I had the knock sensor replaced.  They replaced the plug wires at the same time.  I think the rotor and button were replaced at the same time.  Ignition module is the original.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4029 on: March 08, 2015, 09:20:48 PM »
I lost my brakes on the jeep today. Cutting brakes have no resistance at the driver rear.
So I know where to start

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4030 on: March 09, 2015, 12:00:03 PM »
Did you look in your sock drawer?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4031 on: March 09, 2015, 01:09:14 PM »
Did you look in your sock drawer?

Cause the pants drawer is too high for him to look into?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4032 on: March 09, 2015, 04:41:47 PM »
Exactly.


Boy what a difference a few days can make:

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Thursday it snowed.

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Saturday I dug Bix out of the snow bank she was in because the truck decided to take a nap.

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Monday afternoon after two days in the fifties.  Look at the yards in the background

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Exedy Stage II Clutch
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4033 on: March 10, 2015, 11:03:53 AM »
Looks like the neighbors finally mowed the lawn.

How did you get a walrus to photo bomb Bix?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4034 on: March 10, 2015, 09:32:44 PM »
I lost my brakes on the jeep today. Cutting brakes have no resistance at the driver rear.
So I know where to start

Turns out, It was the cutting Brake Controller.

Exactly.


Boy what a difference a few days can make:

We have had rain and 50 degree weather.  I am soo glad for the rain. Get rid of all the salt then I can start playing with the SKy.

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4035 on: March 10, 2015, 11:15:09 PM »
It was 85 today. We could use some rain.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4036 on: March 20, 2015, 09:39:41 PM »
Installed DDM's Intercooler.  Jesus this thing pulls like a banshee now. Turbo comes on quicker and hangs in there longer. Best upgrade I have are so far.   :tool:  :thumbs:
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4037 on: March 20, 2015, 09:49:37 PM »
Installed DDM's Intercooler.  Jesus this thing pulls like a banshee now. Turbo comes on quicker and hangs in there longer. Best upgrade I have are so far.   :tool:  :thumbs:
Butt dyno rules :lol: was your previous ic broken? I don't get it why you see such differences.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4038 on: March 21, 2015, 12:10:26 AM »
Butt dyno rules :lol: was your previous ic broken? I don't get it why you see such differences.

I didn't say anything about power.  I just know how the car acts - watching the boost and RPM gage's isn't hard to do, right? I know when I get boost and how much and for how long.  Before trying to hit more than 3-5 in second was hard. Now I get up to 8-10 pushing it. It's not rocket science.  I was getting a P0101 code occasionally. We'll see if this fixed it and the IC was the culprit.

The good news is no oil in the old IC - very clean. Happy to see that.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4039 on: March 21, 2015, 01:06:09 AM »
I didn't say anything about power.  I just know how the car acts - watching the boost and RPM gage's isn't hard to do, right? I know when I get boost and how much and for how long.  Before trying to hit more than 3-5 in second was hard. Now I get up to 8-10 pushing it. It's not rocket science.  I was getting a P0101 code occasionally. We'll see if this fixed it and the IC was the culprit.

The good news is no oil in the old IC - very clean. Happy to see that.

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You were only getting 3-5 pounds in second gear?  Did I understand that correctly?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4040 on: March 21, 2015, 08:31:39 AM »
And you have more boost earlier now, but no more power?

GTFO

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4041 on: March 21, 2015, 09:20:38 AM »
Roxer,

What we are trying to say is, we think there might be a problem with the car.  You should be hitting 18-22 psi with your set up pretty easily. If your boost is going from 3-5 to 8-10 a) that's a big increase in power and b) that WAY to low for a GXP.

Please provide more details as best you can. you are reading in psi right?
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4042 on: March 21, 2015, 10:40:54 AM »
Between the engine code u used to have and this increase in your cars boost
I think your old IC had a leak.
Your replacement is a great one and should last and never be your performance bottleneck

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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4043 on: March 22, 2015, 08:42:45 PM »
And you have more boost earlier now, but no more power?

GTFO

What I meant was it is not making more power just becuase I added an IC.  I know it is making the power it is supposed to now since it get normal boost with the GM tune.  But not more than it would if I added a tune or turbo.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4044 on: March 22, 2015, 09:00:59 PM »
Roxer,

What we are trying to say is, we think there might be a problem with the car.  You should be hitting 18-22 psi with your set up pretty easily. If your boost is going from 3-5 to 8-10 a) that's a big increase in power and b) that WAY to low for a GXP.

Please provide more details as best you can. you are reading in psi right?

I know what you guys are saying and I appreciate the concern. I've been hinting that the car hasn't been running to its full potential for a while. Some times I would get no boost at all in second. Now I get 10+ PSI boost. 20+ PSI in third/fourth/fifth. It has been giving me a P0101 code once a week for a while now. I'm hoping the IC was the issue. Also, when pushing the car, it would kind of run like a dog if I kept pushing the turbo. As in start to feel sluggish. Ran awesome right after I got the GM tune and then out of the blue it started running like poo.  I think the MAF going out masked the problem.

I ran the car hard today and now I can say it kicks a**.  The turbo consistently held high psi numbers all the way to 5k rpms in 2/3/4/5.  Now I have all the plumbing so I can add the EFR that DDM is working on. 
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4045 on: March 22, 2015, 09:04:26 PM »
Between the engine code u used to have and this increase in your cars boost
I think your old IC had a leak.
Your replacement is a great one and should last and never be your performance bottleneck

Agreed.  Thanks and waiting on Dave to put that kit out. I'm severly jealous of Lusi.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4046 on: March 22, 2015, 09:21:39 PM »
Can't go wrong with the EFR. I've been running the 6758 for a year now and on E47, 27psi with 23* timing up top, it really moves. I spray meth on top of it all but in the future, will most likely add the 5th injector, upgrade the pistons and rods and go with the EFR7163.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4047 on: March 23, 2015, 02:35:36 PM »
Can't go wrong with the EFR.
Yes you can, don't ask me how I know.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4048 on: March 23, 2015, 03:38:35 PM »
Yes you can, don't ask me how I know.
What happens if I ask?

PS I'll leave it to GJ to make fun of you loosing a nut there Lance Armstrong.
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Re: What did you do to your Kappa today - Part 2
« Reply #4049 on: March 23, 2015, 04:02:04 PM »
What happens if I ask?

PS I'll leave it to GJ to make fun of you loosing a nut there Lance Armstrong.

Jeez - don't think I want to hear this now...   :barf:
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