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    03-23-2020, 04:00 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Given I live in one of the Covid-19 hot zones, I'm anticipating a shelter-in-place mandate is imminent which will likely close the machine shop. ...
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    03-22-2020, 03:11 PM
    Thanks Mike. My surprise wasn't that the Atom was faster -- honestly, I couldn't care less about that sort of thing, as it's the driving experience...
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    03-22-2020, 11:21 AM
    I watched a rerun of Fifth Gear that pitted the Zenos, Radical, Atom, and 620R against each other in a series of knock out tests. The tests and...
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    03-22-2020, 10:41 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    The machine shop called Friday to say the short block work is finally done and ready for pickup. It came in about 15% over budget which is a...
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    03-20-2020, 12:59 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread Coronavirus in Off Topic
    I tried something different yesterday given that everyone is working remotely. My team and I did a virtual happy hour. We set up an online meeting,...
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    03-16-2020, 07:45 PM
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    Looking forward to reading Croc's color commentary on this late breaking story: (CNN)An Australian newspaper has printed an extra eight pages to...
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    03-15-2020, 10:07 AM
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    I am selling all my stock and liquidating my 401k in the morning so I can go all in on toilet paper Futures. I'm going to be rich, I tell you. ...
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    03-13-2020, 08:54 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread Duratec Starter in General Tech
    My starter is out of the car, however, the label with the part number is worn and difficult to read. Combining the upper and lower numbers on the...
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    03-05-2020, 06:23 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    I spoke to the machine shop today. The second set of rod bearings arrived safely, but they had to mix the sets to achieve optimal clearance for each...
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    03-02-2020, 03:36 PM
    One more thing regarding the question of soul. I've never found a difference in that respect when driving, but it definitely exists in the...
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    03-02-2020, 03:25 PM
    Iíve had three different engines with DCOEs and one with Jenvey Direct to Head Throttle Bodies. To my ears the sonic signature is similar. The...
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    02-27-2020, 11:14 PM
    Third observation - why the massive jump in registrations in 2018? The prior 14 years ranged from 2.2k-2.4k yet suddenly spikes to 3.1k? -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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