Levi's 1996 GT-S

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby GDII » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:30 pm

4CylinderSpecial wrote:
GDII wrote:It should be easier if they are all greased up with lots of grease. They don't bind up like the OEM stuff due to the sleeve not being molded into the rubber and not having any teeth on the sleeve to bite into the chassis mounts.


I used up all the grease, so should be enough hopefully! It probably felt harder because I was trying to lift up, pushing down on it was pretty easy. Remains to be seen but thought that was something to note.

Fair enough. Some of the bushes might be stiffer in compression when actually compressing the material rather than friction force against things. Unlike spherical bearings they don't have '100%' free movement when you have a triangulated suspension setup.
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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:36 pm

GDII wrote:
4CylinderSpecial wrote:
GDII wrote:It should be easier if they are all greased up with lots of grease. They don't bind up like the OEM stuff due to the sleeve not being molded into the rubber and not having any teeth on the sleeve to bite into the chassis mounts.


I used up all the grease, so should be enough hopefully! It probably felt harder because I was trying to lift up, pushing down on it was pretty easy. Remains to be seen but thought that was something to note.

Fair enough. Some of the bushes might be stiffer in compression when actually compressing the material rather than friction force against things. Unlike spherical bearings they don't have '100%' free movement when you have a triangulated suspension setup.


That's what I figure. Spherical would be cool but a little too hardcore for anything that this car will go through. Now the only things I need till the suspension is refreshed is coilovers or replacing the rear struts. I might just go coilovers.

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:01 am

And here's a little picture for prosperity. Really excited to take this out for a drive this weekend if weather stays mint.
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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby Swampy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:50 pm

Looking good!!
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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby Zimmo » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:54 am

Looking really good!!

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:33 pm

Finished my polyurethane bushing install and got the car aligned. Feels so good and tight. Really impressed. Going to look at replacing rear shocks soon as they are a bit weaker than the new bilstein fronts. Maybe looking at coilovers but still on the fence. Here's a rare shot of the mr2 outside. Notice all the dust on it :oops:
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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:59 pm

Purchased some Denso 800cc Side Feed injectors to go into my stock fuel rail. Will adjust lag and size corrections when I put them in the car. Then I probably need to upgrade the fuel pump to a walbro or similar and take it to get tuned. Or can I do fuel pump after tune? It's the one thing I dread doing on this car.

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby GDII » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:06 pm

4CylinderSpecial wrote:Purchased some Denso 800cc Side Feed injectors to go into my stock fuel rail. Will adjust lag and size corrections when I put them in the car. Then I probably need to upgrade the fuel pump to a walbro or similar and take it to get tuned. Or can I do fuel pump after tune? It's the one thing I dread doing on this car.

Best get it tuned after the injector and fuel pump change. Injectors all run different even if you tell the ECU how big they are. And the fuel pump will affect the pressure changing fueling too. I don't see an adjustable regulator in your engine bay so wouldn't want to do that swap without a tune.
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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:51 pm

GDII wrote:
4CylinderSpecial wrote:Purchased some Denso 800cc Side Feed injectors to go into my stock fuel rail. Will adjust lag and size corrections when I put them in the car. Then I probably need to upgrade the fuel pump to a walbro or similar and take it to get tuned. Or can I do fuel pump after tune? It's the one thing I dread doing on this car.

Best get it tuned after the injector and fuel pump change. Injectors all run different even if you tell the ECU how big they are. And the fuel pump will affect the pressure changing fueling too. I don't see an adjustable regulator in your engine bay so wouldn't want to do that swap without a tune.


True, The injectors have been rebuilt and flow matched so not too concerned there. But agree that it will need a tune etc. Is the FPR necessary with a walboro pump? Thought the one on the stock rail would do an okay job.

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby GDII » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:05 pm

The stock one will be fine but I'm still concerned about the injectors and the actual flow rate. Good they are matched but the dwell time or actual flow rate might differ a bit to what the spec says. Can you do individual cylinder fuel trim with the PFC? Not sure how that new intake manifold feeds air to the cylinders vs the stock one. We all know the stock one runs lean on 2 and 3 but what about this new one?
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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:44 am

GDII wrote:The stock one will be fine but I'm still concerned about the injectors and the actual flow rate. Good they are matched but the dwell time or actual flow rate might differ a bit to what the spec says. Can you do individual cylinder fuel trim with the PFC? Not sure how that new intake manifold feeds air to the cylinders vs the stock one. We all know the stock one runs lean on 2 and 3 but what about this new one?


I can do individual cylinder fuel trim on the PFC so no problem there. From what I was reading about the KU intake it distributes air pretty evenly and is an improvement over stock. I always thought the 2-3 lean cylinder issue was on the gen 2 manifolds and the gen 3 was a fair bit better to start with?

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:59 pm

Recently installed new thermostat, new hoses supplied by Mr2Heaven in the states and painted up the waterneck and thermostat neck. Also installed my new catch can as the OEM one had some cracks in it and was sucking moisture in as it cooled. New one has baffles, a 50 micon filter and steel wool so not worried about it venting to atmosphere. I round a hose from repco that would fit the bung on the valve cover and the catch can nipple without any adaptors. I think its around 22mm to 14mm if anyone is wondering. This actually has less of a restriction than the factory system and am glad to say that after driving it under boost as much as i can for about 80km there's no oil in the can and no residue around the filter.

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:45 am

I've made a new decision with the direction of this car, and am wanting to keep it pretty OEM-ish with mods where it needs, rather than me chucking on random parts for the hell of it. Honestly can say that I haven't had a direction with the car before so am happy now. Am just wanting a great handling car with decent power and good response. The KU Engineering intake manifold had an 80mm throttle body on it which meant that I had a bit less response from the engine - it is something that is probably more suited to being on a big power mr2 and not one with stock turbo and internals. So I've taken it off and put back on the stock intake manifold (after a fresh coat of paint - yay!)

If anyone wants the manifold and TB pm me and we can chat. Will suit a Gen3+ (I think at least to the Gen 5 3sgte - someone can probably correct me :D )

Went to start it up and I think I've missed a vacuum line as the car won't idle and will just die if i'm not giving it some gas. Going to investigate today but it's probably something silly.

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby GDII » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:05 am

If you think it is vacuum related check all the hoses

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Re: Levi's 1996 GT-S

Postby 4CylinderSpecial » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:12 am

GDII wrote:If you think it is vacuum related check all the hoses

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Turns out i needed to let the power fc relearn the idle and now it works perfectly. Took it out for a test drive and am happy to say i like the OEM better. Yay!