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Re: electrictrickery

Post by SeanB » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:12 am

Looking good matey.

A couple of observations.

I would mount the fuel pressure sender on a remote as well. Those senders are quite heavy compared to the amount of thread that is actually holding it in the pressure reg. At the end of the day, if that thing fractures after a load of bumping and bashing around, you are gonna have a really bad day.

The remote mounted oil pressure sender. I always mounted these below where I took the feed from the engine, so that the line to the regulator would bleed itself. With it mounted higher, you will have air in it all the time, which could lead to inaccurate pressure readings.

Mounting the fuel pressure reg upside down. I was sure I had read somewhere that it wasn't ideal to mount the type of reg you are using upside down. I have just had a bit of a look on the web, including downloading the instructions from the website and I can't find anything on it, so maybe I dreamt it. I can't find anything that says it is OK to mount it upside down either mind. I'm sure it was something to do with fuel sitting on the diaphragm all of the time leads to premature failure when mounted upside down. But like I say, maybe I dreamt it.

Looking forward to seeing you in the bar on Thursday night.

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by Muu » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:56 pm

cheers for the input Sean, replies inline:

Fuel pressure - yeah while it's remote to the engine it doesn't screw in far does it! I have some AN3 line, I'll stop by think auto next week and move it adjacent (have left slack in wiring for this)

Oil sensor - yeah did think about where to put it a lot, and really packaging won here as the exhaust and main oil line kinda forced my hand. Lets see what the logger shows on this one, if it's crap I'll move it onto the subframe.

Fuel pressure reg has been like that for about 2 years, and I did google at the time to see if there was any no nos. Unlike a say a pump, where they don't like to be sat impellar up as fluid can then run down the shaft into the motor, no such advice on the FPR. Also it seems to remain pressurised to 30psi when the engine is off due to the check valves in the pumps, so I'd imagine that's a far greater force than gravity. One day I'll change the rail to a flow through type and mount the FPR up on the head I think.

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by Muu » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:57 pm

Ok now I've seen it run with no errors flagged I was ready to seal the MIL up:

Here is bare:

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next you need kapton tape:

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apply it:

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Then mix this stuff and coat before shrinking the reychem boot on:

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Ta daaa!

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by Muu » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:58 pm

oh and reused the OE scoop for the gearbox cooler

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by Benja » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:03 pm

Very impressive Tim, I can only imagine the hours that have gone into that.

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by Muu » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:29 pm

Benja wrote:Very impressive Tim, I can only imagine the hours that have gone into that.
seemed a good idea when I started :crazy:

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by SeanB » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:34 pm

Yeah looking good matey.

I don't know why I had a bee in my bonnet about the reg. I even sent an e-mail to 'fuel lab' to ask them after i typed my post. They came back with all is fine which ever way you mount it.

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by Muu » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:26 pm

well after a small scare where I thought a CV had gone (LSD is very very noisy until broken in) I'm largely ready to roll.

Trailer tomorrow to geo, then onwards up north!

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by SeanB » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:39 am

Cool!!!!

I'm guessing you Honda boys don't leave home without spare CV's anyway?

Wallet, keys, tooth brush, CV joints, clean pants

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Re: electrictrickery

Post by Muu » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:50 pm

success, nothing went wrong bar a dicky VSS connector getting water in it, I'll pot that.

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