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Off Topic / Random chat
« on: Yesterday at 02:25 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
Apparently I'm getting a free google home. I don't even know what to use it for.
The radio ad says it can play music... soooo I guess you are an audiophile now

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Off Topic / The Photography Thread
« on: December 10, 2017, 10:03 PM »
Small Dump of Random Stuff I've Taken... Mostly Hockey

Off Topic / The Tattoo Thread
« on: December 10, 2017, 09:30 PM »

Finished the band yesterday. I took it after the session, as you can see its still a bit red in the coloured version of the photo

Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:54 PM »
Originally posted by Igor

have you seen this?

"Proving it can protect turbocharged direct-injected engines, AMSOIL achieved 100 percent protection against LSPI in the engine test required by the GM dexos1ģ Gen 2 specification."

That is cool. Perhaps that what Ill use for the next interval

Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: December 03, 2017, 01:26 PM »
Yet another LSPI update. Turns out I grabbed the wrong Quaker State oil.... it was the old formula, however it still behaves better than the calcium filled PUP(Pennzoil Ultra Platinum) Dexos 1.

So I ordered the Motul... turns out that the company fullfilling the order dinked around. It isnít what I ordered at all, so that week wait was for nothing.

I did some VOA research on BITOG regarding Dexos 1 Gen 2 oils.

Turns out that the Pennzoil Platinum and Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5w30ís have G2 licenseís since they reformulated to be compliant.

I chose to do the PP D1G2, itís almost the same as the QSUD D1G2, it has lower Ca. The QSUD arguably is a better Oil with better antiwear and lube packets.

Anywho, I loaded this new oil up. For the last 200kms it has been volatile as ****. Its almost as if the ECU is torn between pulling timing and advancing it. It has been leveling out with the more miles I put on it, I guess as the oils balance, the calciumís gets pulled from the cylinders and such. I had the first highway drive today with NO FKL or DAM drop, ever! I am pretty pumped. I have yet to test the city portion as I have been ripping around in Sport and Manual to keep the motor out of the Low Speed area.

Sooo, Woohoo! The car is boosting to 21PSI! Itís tuned for 19, so we have to get that down. But loads, AFR, LSPI are all becoming acceptable!

On another note, we did some hose clamp mods on Mattís WRX/Tomika. They worked well and solved a small leak! I wish my Foz snapped and popped like yours does dude. 

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Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: November 24, 2017, 10:02 PM »
Next minor update in an attempt to help stop the LSPI.

I spent a fair amount studying oil reports and forums. We all know everyone is an expert on the internet :P 

I did a half assed oil change today. I swapped out the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum for the Quaker State Advanced Durability 5w-30, Its a Dexos 1 Gen 2 spec'd oil. The new spec, Gen 2, is designed specifically for LSPI/ DI engines. With low calcium and more of a Magnesium/Moly base as a detergent/friction modifier, they have around 1000PPM (or even lower in some cases) vs 2500PPM for most oils.

The LSPI is still there, considering its only been one drive, I doubt Ill see to much difference. I didnt swap the filter either, so there will still be some higher calcium in the system. But, the biggest change is how the motor is reacting. LSPI is still around, but it seems to be much less aggressive, and the ECU is attempting to advance the timing more.

I'l report more once I get into the new Motul oil.

On a non-tuning issue note. My block heater tripped the GCFI at home for the last few times. I decided to get pricing on replacing it, thinking it had gone bad in the block. The FA block has it behind the exhaust manifold. You have to remove a subframe, drop the exhaust manifold, disconnect the turbo charger and intake, drain the turbo charger oil feed, and drain the coolant system. Its reportedly only 2.5 hours at the dealer which is around $350 at shop rate plus the $250 for a new block heater. Some people have been charged as much as $1200 for it to be installed...

Long story short, the cord was shorted out internally and was sending 120 volts to the chassis. It was a 45 minute job to unbutton everything, diagnose, cut out bad section, splice in new, and reassemble. She is as good as new now.

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 23, 2017, 10:03 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
Excuses, excuses

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 23, 2017, 09:54 PM »
Originally posted by #StreetFocus
Such a good guyColby is. Looking out for everyone. GG

Ill grab anything you have at the border......... IF YOU COME TO ****ING FNL

Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: November 23, 2017, 08:30 PM »
I am on Rev 3 currently. The LSPI knock is still happening. WOT pulls are 100% clean, no issues or any chance of harm.

The LSPI happens mostly because the CVT "lugs" the motor. It aims to keep the RPM's between 1300 and 2000 at any given time, depending on the speed. I did a bunch more reading and it turns out that Pennzoil is heavy on the calcium, a detergent, as their line of products is supposed to keep things clean and sludge free. Rumor has it that Calcium is a major contributor to LSPI. Motul has released a new oil that is designed specifically for DI engines. BrenTuning has seen proven results with it, so I am going to give it a shot. It is supposed to also improve MPG and keep the engine just as clean as any other oil... Only time will tell I guess. I'd rather do a cleaning additive every second or third change than have it run like poo.

I have also done a EGR "Delete". By simply removing the solenoid's connector it locks the EGR valve shut. By doing this is has almost cut the LSPI Knock in half for the most part.

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:39 PM »
@Igor any oil orders for you??

@alohaimmatt Ok, Ill grab you a box of them!

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:36 PM »
Originally posted by alohaimmatt
I am here

Are you familiar with the Oil company, Motul?

They formulated a new oil designed for Direct Injection motors. Apparently it is amazing at combating LSPI, which our motor loves to do. Not only is it great for LSPI it is even more effective than most oils at its lubricity and it is said to bump you in economy by about 2-3 MPG... The LSPI has been proven by a few shops, the MPG is just reviews that I found.

Its the Motul 8100 ECO-Lite 5w-30. Its pretty frickin new so its hard to come by here in Canada and what I did find was $85/5L jug. I found a tuning store selling them. 4X5L jugs for $45. I'm picking myself up 2 packs, so 8 Jugs. Did you want me to grab you a box of them?

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:28 PM »
@alohaimmatt Hey, You around here?

Off Topic / Border Runs
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:28 PM »
Originally posted by carterjalil
Anybody doing a run sometimes next week?
Originally posted by Stefan
Also wondering

Im heading down Dec 8 or Dec 10 at the latest. Possibly sooner depending on when everything shows up

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:52 PM »
Jets game at 2:00 Tomorrow, Santa Claus Parade on at 2:00ish tomorrow... Portage is closed at 1:30... **** me its going to be ****ty to drive downtown tomorrow

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:33 PM »
Jets vs Flyers tonight! Who's watching?

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:32 AM »
Originally posted by Madbuzz41
Cause they kicked us out to the truck thread

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Hey!?! Who let you out of the Truck thread???????


Trying Rev 3 of the BT Tune today!

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 15, 2017, 07:06 PM »
Originally posted by alohaimmatt
Definitely will let you know! I'm going to do an oil analysis before I start doing any real mods on the car just to make sure nothing ****y is going on. If everything looks good I'll probably start voiding warranties.

I was looking at the Perrin CAI as they say it's safe to run w/o a tune. That's a whole other debate, but the COBB Big SF was the other one I was looking at. I think if anything I would use OTS for a while, then get an eTune. I saw your other post and I was already looking at Bren Tuning before hand, apparently lots of people have gotten good service from them.

If you are going full racecar, or wanting super consistant and reliable boost. Get the Grimmspeed 3 Port EBCS. Super steady and stable boost levels. No spikes or fluctuations, overboosting or creep.

I personally wouldnt do any intake tract changes without a tune to that specific CAI, especially after experiencing how sensitive this new gen is. After reading up on some stuff, the FA20DIT and its tuning style are about 8 times more sensitive to knock than the EJ's are.

While the Perrin might win you some car shows, it still uses some OEM plumbing which is designed to slow down airflow. It also doesnt have a box, only a shield. This will allow a ton of hot air to get sucked in. The Mishi and COBB utilize an airbox to isolate the filter and use the stock funnel to plumb in cold force fed air.

The Intake and 3 Port you cannot run without a tune and we cant really tune in our temps for the next few months...

Get the parts on sale and sit on them till the spring!

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:33 PM »
Originally posted by alohaimmatt
Cobb is having a sale 10% off on everything, and Perrin are having a 9% off everything sale as well.

Very tempted to get a CAI and AccessPort now...

Do I get an AP? The answer is YES!. There is so much left on the table with the FA20's. Although, you will want to do the intake hoseclamp mod that I did. The hose stock clamps loosen off with boost. BrenTuning has me at 20PSI, I almost **** myself on the first proper WOT pull... and Im limited to low power cause CVT.

Do you want to do a custom E-Tune or run OTS Maps?

If OTS, get th COBB Big SF pack. It is already mapped to work with your vehicle by COBB.

If E-Tune, Id say go for the Mishimoto Intake.

Regardless of which one you want to do the intake install should only be about 30 minutes. Another 15 Minutes to change the Intercooler and Throttle Body Hoseclamps.

Give me a shout if you do it!

Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:11 PM »
Originally posted by Igor
Gonna be +3 on tuesday!

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Hit 20.50PSI today! BT Rev 2 is still super rough though. Hope to get a few revs in efore the cold comes back

Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: November 11, 2017, 10:26 PM »
Originally posted by Igor
yeah that's pretty standard. During the summer I've seen 22psi but during the winter I don't think my car has hit over 18psi. Colder air is more dense and requires less of it to reach the required number.

probably for the best too. I think you would want to log is warmer temps as hotter conditions might be more prone to knocking.

Ran another day on the BT Rev 2, still quite a bit of feedback and FKL... being that it was tuned with a leak and only rev 2, there is still lots left on the tables to clean up. However I consistently hit 18PSI today with Intake temps of 38F.

I swapped back to the last rev of the TP tune. It ran extremely well now that BT was able to diagnose the issue over the logs. Ill be running TP for the next little bit until BT gives me a cleaner rev or until the temps warm up enough to log and revise in the spring.

Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: November 10, 2017, 11:32 PM »
Originally posted by Igor
Boost taper will depend on what your initial boost is and how much pressure your turbo could build. For example, my peak boost hits 21.5 at around 3400 rpms but tapers down to 13-14 by 5500 rpms. The turbo is just too small to keep up that pressure.

Your cruise logs still show a lot of random feedback knock. Are you feeling the car pull timing like it did during during our drive to the rally? DAM is all over the place as well but I believe you mentioned that was because of the direct injection.

I chatted some more with BrenTuning today. It turns out that the FA20DIT setups when properly running will compensate the amount of boost based on the ambient temperature. I have no idea how the Duty Cycle works, but it was at 71% and that somehow equals over 22 PSI. However in low temps such as -17, when I took that log, the ecu drops the boost because of the denser air. The turbo running at 13 PSI at -15C is equal to it running at 20PSI at +15C... If I understand it right and all things are roughly equal.

With that being said BT wont tune the car until we are above +3C... soooo I may be waiting till spring to tune. We shall see how things unfold.

Regarding the maintenance, It has solved the fueling issues that I was having with it and is running much more consistent.

Its still pulling timing, but only on tip in/out throttle. Its no longer doing it when cruising!

Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:00 PM »
WOW, I havent been here in a while!

TTI has missed so much, Ill try to write it all down!...

She is on Winters now.... Thats really about all :P

I chose to change tuners to Bren Tuning. I probably should have gone to them first, but decided to cheap out. Oh well. We are two revisions in, and they immediatly tell me that something is wrong with the intake system. I need to check it out before we continue. (side note: same setup and build as the Torqued tune)

This evening I tore apart the intake system, From MAF to Turbo, disassembling the BPV and Charge pipe. Removing the intercooler and all.  I have never done a tear down of the intake system before on this car so it was cool to pull it apart.

I partially followed the "Danoz Clamp Fix" (, I replaced every clamp instead of tightening some and replacing others. Almost every hose clamp was only finger tight and many of the flanges were mis-shapen from the OEM clamps. Each one was cleaned and reassembled.

@Igor @Nirusan

Here are two WOT logs, One before the intake system service and one after. Both on Bren Tune Rev 2.

Here is a crusing log, BrenTuning, Rev 2 -

Here is one from the last Rev on the TP Tune -

To me the tapering boost was not a factor of the tune but of a boost leak that Ive had for a while. It should taper but not by 7 psi, at least to my assumptions.

So from here I'll keep playing and tuning with Bren and see how things go!

Off Topic / The Photography Thread
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:11 AM »
This Beauty of a goal from Wheels tonight

General Discussion / Top tier sightings
« on: November 03, 2017, 06:13 PM »
Yay sightings!

Originally posted by #StreetFocus
Spotted Colby, or rather his vehicle just now. Really love the decals along the bottom on the sides.

9:00AM on thursday... Are you sure it was me? I am at work for 8:00 usually.

Originally posted by Zach1
Spotted @Colby at the Deadmau5 concert.

Hi Zach! and @Lou

General Discussion / What did you do to your car today? part 2
« on: October 29, 2017, 10:32 PM »
Originally posted by MarvinM10
Put the winters on. Going to have a polite word with shop that used too many ugga-duggas when they checked suspension for me.
I guess that would be 2 ugga-duggas?

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