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  1. Damien

    Adaptronic ECU

    I use a Techedge 2J0 with my 420c with the sensor at the y-pipe. It's a fairly cheap wideband because it doesn't have a display so it's really designed to be used as an input to something like the Adaptronic.
  2. Damien

    Castlemaine Rod Shop Toyota V8 Conversions

    The current guys have only owned it for a few years as they'd just taken over when I got my kit.
  3. Damien

    calling all custom flywheel fabricators - lets start a list

    Alloy Race Components in Melbourne make a 5kg alloy flywheel with a steel insert. I've been using one for the last year in my Soarer and it's fantastic. Much better than the 11kg cast one from CRS. http://www.alloyrace.com/productview.php?pid=6&ppid=flywheels
  4. Damien

    Anyone gone with an electric power steering pump?

    No, but neither has Jibby.
  5. Damien

    Anyone gone with an electric power steering pump?

    You don't reduce the drag on the engine by converting everything to electric. The alternator requires more power (from the crank) to generate the extra electricity. Say it takes 5hp to run a pump - if you convert to electric power first you lose some power along the way, so the alternator...
  6. Damien

    Difference between 1UZ-FE pre/post96

    PS. The pic of the rods is here http://www.lextreme.com/rods.html
  7. Damien

    Difference between 1UZ-FE pre/post96

    The high comp engine actually came in at the end of 94 and it also seems the skinny rods were introduced then as well. After 96 it got VVTi but the comp stayed the same (10.4). Not sure what makes the comp different though.
  8. Damien

    individual throttle bodies

    My ITB setup is mapped via TPS and it also uses a MAP sensor to account for barometric differences and the 2 tables are combined (TPS x MAP). This is with an Adaptronic ECU. Drivability on the road, in traffic and on the track is excellent and when in closed loop the fuel economy is fine.
  9. Damien

    1UZ-FE dyno day, 127 to 180 rwkW N/A

    If most of the NZ dynos are hub dynos and most of the Aussie ones are Dyno Dynamics there must be something in that to explain the differing figures.
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    1UZ-FE dyno day, 127 to 180 rwkW N/A

    I asked the guy who dynos my car about this - he said that the dyno can calculate the power to turn the roller because it knows the tractive force measured on the load cell, the diameter of the roller and the speed of the roller. This is on a Dyno Dynamics so in that case tyre diameter isn't...
  11. Damien

    Adaptronic ECU

    Tuning any ECU without being in the car isn't really possible. You can load a base map into the ECU but that's about it so whether you have an Adaptronic or a piggyback you need to tune either on the road or on a dyno. If you want to keep it simple get a piggyback, especially if you don't...
  12. Damien

    The Definition of Shoehorning...

    Nissan S-Cargo.
  13. Damien

    cam pulley alignment

    The resistance is from the valve springs pushing against the cam lobe so what you're describing is normal. Valve spings are very stiff so use a wrench to get it where you need it.
  14. Damien

    oil dripping from bellhousing

    No - tranny fluid is in the tranny and oil is in the engine and the bellhousing is in between.
  15. Damien

    Adaptronic ECU

    I don't have any dyno data but it felt like it picked up torque across the board with the ITB's. I could leave it in 3rd gear and accelerate smoothly up hills from 20km/h (12mph). I have dyno charts showing a distinct drop in torque below 5000rpm when going from stock cams to 265 and I gained it...
  16. Damien

    Adaptronic ECU

    Andy fitted mine about 6 months ago. I currently have ITB's, stock intake cams & 265 degree exhaust cams, Rush extractors and dual 2.5" exhaust. I did have 265 degree intake cams for a short time but lost too much torque below 5000rpm.
  17. Damien

    340i dyno vids

    It is interesting to know what could account for the differecne as there aren't any NA 1UZ's in Aus putting out that kind of figure at the wheels. I had 265 degree cams fitted and I pulled 194rwkw at 6500 which is well above any other NA 1UZ over here that I can find as a comparison. Most NA...
  18. Damien

    Adaptronic ECU

    Tried the TechEdge wideband on the weekend but the 2J1 uses a new serial protocol which the Adaptronic can't recognise properly so it displays the wrong AFR. Andy is working it out with TechEdge.
  19. Damien

    340i dyno vids

    The outright figures aren't gospel as there is too much variation in dynos - what matters is the improvement. Do the NZEFI guys have any dyno figures of a stock 1UZ?
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