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    12-05-2019, 10:30 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    The head was dropped off at the shop about 3 weeks ago with a target of mid-December completion. This timing would allow me to reassemble and...
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    12-03-2019, 09:53 PM
    Pricey, but much safer than normal 4-points and comfortable. Unlike some of the cheaper brands, Schroth webbing is quite pliable and their 1/4 turn...
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    12-01-2019, 10:34 AM
    Based on the photo, the sloping one doesn't appear to leave much distance to the back of the driver's head. Is the straight one intended for taller...
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    11-28-2019, 09:05 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread ECU Recommendations in General Tech
    So to summarize, you were wrong. Glad I could help clarify. Shane, it's your turn! :jester: -John
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    11-28-2019, 06:45 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread ECU Recommendations in General Tech
    Croc, are you thinking of a different manufacturer (or perhaps started your Gin & Tonic vacation a little early)? I bought my first ECU from Emerald...
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    11-24-2019, 05:01 PM
    Don't tell me you're one of those round earthers? That explains a lot... -John
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    11-24-2019, 02:26 PM
    I checked with the Bintan and they assured me they have excellent internet access, so you'll be fine making your usual post next Sunday. Glad I...
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    11-24-2019, 02:23 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    The Raceco silencer has steadily increased in volume over the years and was clearly due for a rebuild. Disassembly showed the packing in the back...
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    11-24-2019, 09:35 AM
    Um...replica of what? -John
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    11-22-2019, 08:45 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Purely down to paranoia and cheap insurance. I knew that portion of the tub would be subjected to a lot of long term heat and I was concerned that...
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    11-21-2019, 11:57 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    With the engine out of the way, this is a good time to clean up the under bonnet area. First up was removing the peeling aluminized heat barrier...
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    11-21-2019, 11:47 AM
    According to Toyo the sidewall of the RA1 is 10% softer than the R888. I've run both (albeit street-only) and prefer the RA1 as it feels a little...
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    11-19-2019, 10:22 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    One of the reasons I'm at this stage for what should have been a simple oil pump change, is my aversion to the Duratec's lack of a key to lock the...
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    11-19-2019, 08:43 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    I'll alert HR. -John
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    11-18-2019, 09:39 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    Hey, even i draw a line somewhere! -John
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    11-18-2019, 07:14 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    What? Mine was not enough? Fine, I'll wait for the master to arrive and show me how it's done... <insert self-pity emoticon> -John
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    11-18-2019, 02:23 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    Looks like you forgot the Pontiac Aztec. Surely worthy of a spot simply for how far it pushed accepted styling norms. Would we have the current...
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    11-18-2019, 12:33 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    If we decide to do end-of-year forum awards, this thread is a definite candidate for Thread Drift of the Year :jester: -John
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    11-17-2019, 02:37 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Good call Sean. The balance shaft assembly attaches to that end of the block, so they likely needed to open up the area around the oil drains for...
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    11-17-2019, 10:20 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    One interesting realization for me when looking at the Cosworth build manual is that there are physical design differences between the 2.3L and my...
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    11-17-2019, 09:46 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    The Lotus Elan and BMW 2002/1600 are notable omissions. They were both game changing when released and are still held in high regard more than 50...
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    11-17-2019, 09:33 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Raceline used the dome head screws due to clearance issues, so not enough room to use that option. The Torx head replacements should do the job, and...
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    11-16-2019, 05:49 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    I was just questioning the degree of improvement. Better oil flow is a good thing, but it's not clear to me if this is fixing an actual problem with...
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    11-16-2019, 04:04 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Speaking of the block, as per the Cosworth CSR260 assembly manual, various areas including the mains bearing journal edges, head oil drains, and...
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    11-16-2019, 03:34 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Part of the plan for this project is to correct a few things I never liked with the original engine installation. Back in late 2003 when the order...
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    11-16-2019, 03:25 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Possibly, but from what I've seen replacement blocks are cheap, so probably not worth the effort. I'll know more once my slot opens up at the...
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    11-16-2019, 02:02 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Although the engine came out without issue and initial disassembly went well, it did reveal the first potential problem with engine health. As...
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    11-16-2019, 01:46 PM
    I'm very late starting a thread on my engine rebuild, so I'll begin with posts over the next couple of days to catch up everyone on the status. For...
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    11-16-2019, 10:47 AM
    Proof the man is correct. At some point I need to start a thread on the rebuild: -John
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    John,

    I checked a few things tonight.
    TPS: I'd been calibrating it using the cam lever on the linkage. However when I tested it, it was only to 85%. I recalibrated to get a full 0-100% movement.
    Injector scaling. My initial setting was 200cc/min which equates to 169bhp (per Emerald). However, I'm running 320cc min injectors provided with the kit. So, should I tweak the injector scaling to reflect the 320cc capacity? Also, should I change it to 2.75 bar fuel pressure (40 lbs) which is what I'm actually running or is the 3.0 bar default sufficient?

    Thanks again

    Jason
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