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Posted 07 October 2020 - 08:27 AM

View Posttsi_tom, on 06 October 2020 - 07:08 PM, said:

I have mine in.  Don't change stock stuff until it is right.  When my MAF was disconnected it fell on its face upon throttle.
I wonder if your fuel pressure is off.

I don't know how it could be.  The gauge I have installed says its perfect at idle.  Like 38 or something like that.  It's a stock regulator w/ stock injectors, so I'm not sure how it could be off.

I can tell you I'm very much running out of patience with this car.

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1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
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Posted 07 October 2020 - 02:36 PM

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 06:26 PM

You're reading my mind. My wife is so sick of hearing me talk about swapping that car with a 4G63. Its a BEAUTIFUL car, it really is, but my power plant has been suspect from the beginning and its no fun to stare at it in the garage. I'm really over the G54B. I might just leave it in there for now and start building a 4G63. I got enough parts in the garage and attic I could probably piece one together in a week.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
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Posted 08 October 2020 - 11:37 AM

It's probably the MAS.  It has to be something simple.

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 01:26 PM

View Postkev, on 08 October 2020 - 11:37 AM, said:

It's probably the MAS.  It has to be something simple.

I'm really hoping your right kev.  And I'm really thinking it is the MAS too.  I can't test it right now, I dropped my OVCP off at JMFab the day after I last drove the car to have a 1G BOV flange welded on.  The flange that came on the pipe was a Greddy style flange, so I couldn't run my BOV.  So, I'm having that corrected.  When I first called the shop the plan was to drop the whole car off, but since it's not really drivable yet I just took the pipe off and took it down.  Once I get it back from them I'll put the pipe on, swap the MAS and try again.

I'm pretty confident I fixed the oil leak, b/c even on the short drive I took the other day it didn't leak or spot anything (I put a fresh sheet of cardboard underneath so I could see)  It idles better than it ever has since I've owned it. Now, if we could just get it moving.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
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Posted 08 October 2020 - 06:25 PM

When you changed the rear camshaft plug did you put a bunch of gray RTV on it? I did that to mine and it never leaked for years.

Have you considered going to a megasquirt ECU and just run off of a MAP sensor rather than an old DSM maf?

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 09:15 PM

View PostTurbo Cary, on 08 October 2020 - 06:25 PM, said:

When you changed the rear camshaft plug did you put a bunch of gray RTV on it? I did that to mine and it never leaked for years.

After doing some research on here and reading that some other guys have done that I did.  Everything I read said very THIN coat.  So that's what I did.  Seems good so far.  Like I said, I also replaced the valve cover gasket which I had intentionally NOT replaced b/c I was waiting to heat cycle the engine and check the torque on the ARP head bolts.

View PostTurbo Cary, on 08 October 2020 - 06:25 PM, said:

Have you considered going to a megasquirt ECU and just run off of a MAP sensor rather than an old DSM maf?

I haven't, but it might be something to look into.  My tentative plan moving forward was to install the SAFC-II out of my Eclipse (which is ancient technology at this point too) after upgrading that car to the DSM Link.  However, due to COVID, there's been lots of delays at ECM Turning, and I just found out last week my extra EPROM ECU I bought for this is now missing.  Even if I switch the car to a SAFC though, it would still be running off the MAF - although I would have some control over the tune.

Thanks of the input.  I'll have to look into that.  I know several people run that setup, and I've seen them for sale on here every now and then.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
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