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by RicksNeon
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Overheating issue
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Overheating issue

The recovery bottle must be completely functional, no leaks to the cap. The cooling system should not have any air in it. Any presence of air in the system will allow foaming or bubbles in the coolant and will collect in high spots in the head and cause hot spots which further promotes steam pockets...
by RicksNeon
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: Srt4 swapped 1g on megasquirt 2 question
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Srt4 swapped 1g on megasquirt 2 question

Stick with the MegaSquirt.

It is not that hard.

I think the guy from ASPTurbo will remote tune it for you til you learn.
by RicksNeon
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: Autocross/Rally/Road Racing/Circle Track
Topic: Have a question about grip for a asphault circle track neon
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Have a question about grip for a asphault circle track n

The bump stop is hidden on your strut. How do they check?
by RicksNeon
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Autocross/Rally/Road Racing/Circle Track
Topic: Have a question about grip for a asphault circle track neon
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Have a question about grip for a asphault circle track n

Remove as much weight as you can in the upper and rear parts of the car. Lower the rear Engineer an adjustable bump stop on the rf. Put weight on LF. I ran 15" VW wheels on the front of mine. Make adjustable lateral links in the rear so you can skew the thrust line. I chained up my LR to limit ...
by RicksNeon
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: N/A 2.4 swap problem
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: N/A 2.4 swap problem

Did you change to 24# injectors?
by RicksNeon
Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Tuning
Topic: Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator with Boost
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator with Boost

Jimbo said it well.

You are putting up a barrier by not learning.
by RicksNeon
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Front spindle bent?
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Front spindle bent?

K members bend really easy, or if the strut tower was replaced perhaps it is out of position.

I cant see it from here....
by RicksNeon
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Front spindle bent?
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Front spindle bent?

More likely the strut is bent, or it has camber bolts (crash bolts) that slipped. Why where the knuckles changed? Verify the strut is not bent then "adjust" the Knuckle on the strut to correct camber. Struts bend right above where the knuckle clamp wraps around the tube, I have never seen ...
by RicksNeon
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: Ngc megasquirt code.
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Ngc megasquirt code.

And an MS2 processor

Get an extra BIP373 kit when you order
and a pull up resistor.

Google - standard_neonsquirt_assembly_procedure.pptx
by RicksNeon
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Viability of a Formula 1 Tech in a Neon
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Viability of a Formula 1 Tech in a Neon

I see you have got a new batch of higrade! Pass the bong over here.... Hybrid does not work the carbon footprint for making and getting rid of the batteries alone puts it over the top. And the coal that gets burned to charge that battery never seems to get counted. :dunno: That said we'll leave carb...
by RicksNeon
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: Ngc megasquirt code.
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Ngc megasquirt code.

I wondered what he was talking about. Now I realize he was looking for the data to input for MS1. (old school) Extra firmware used with Tuner Studio has drop down menu's to select trigger wheel patterns. B&G firmware and Megatune are rarely used anymore. Extra has so many great features that mak...
by RicksNeon
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Autocross/Rally/Road Racing/Circle Track
Topic: Autox Exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Re: Autox Exhaust

The manifolds don't tend to crack, the ECU does not provide enough spark advance during sustained WOT. This causes the exhaust manifold to do a Lava Lamp imitation, Nothing will survive that torture. So Megasquirt it (to cure the Lava Lamp BS) and use a PT cruiser exhaust manifold with a full sized ...
by RicksNeon
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: blocking heater lines...
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: blocking heater lines...

I have always run a thermostat in race motors.

Many dont, but then many still run points or centrifugal advance and distributor triggers and also think a MSD and a single coil is the hot setup.

You can make a nice compact loop with copper tubing and some elbows.
by RicksNeon
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Autocross/Rally/Road Racing/Circle Track
Topic: New to dirt track
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: New to dirt track

Take off the front sway bar.
by RicksNeon
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: tune
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: tune

Using someone elses tune is like licking someone elses lolly pop.

#1 probably only barely run, close at best, too many variables

#2 What will you do when it won't run

#3 What will you learn if it does run

#4 What will you do if it runs but you damage your motor because it's not right
by RicksNeon
Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Crane 16 hard to start
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Crane 16 hard to start

OK its running rich and loaded up with fuel, you shut it off. You come back later after it has cooled and try to start it, the computer shivers and says I'm cold and pours more fuel in it, the spark plugs say screw this I'm drowning. You need some kind of fuel control. I'd put a megasquirt on it so ...
by RicksNeon
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: JimStim problem
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: JimStim problem

Needs pull up jumper set?
by RicksNeon
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 2.4 Turbo, Let's Talk Harmonics.
Replies: 17
Views: 1100

Re: 2.4 Turbo, Let's Talk Harmonics.

I would suspect transmission alignment issues before harmonics.
by RicksNeon
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: Megasquirt is changing settings on its own, any ideas why?
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: Megasquirt is changing settings on its own, any ideas wh

First thing to look for is noise.

Disable alternator and retest.

Or possibly one of the flyback protection components has failed?
by RicksNeon
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 2.4 Turbo, Let's Talk Harmonics.
Replies: 17
Views: 1100

Re: 2.4 Turbo, Let's Talk Harmonics.

I think some internet engineers have been flexing their keyboards after indulging in some adult recreational herb.
by RicksNeon
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: 2.4 issues. i need some advice...BIG UPDATE!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1221

Re: 2.4 issues. i need some advice

I ran my stock 2.4L on Ford 24# injectors and 55# fuel pressure with a 97 2.0L Auto PCM
by RicksNeon
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: 2.4 issues. i need some advice...BIG UPDATE!!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1221

Re: 2.4 issues. i need some advice

Aren't Accell injectors low impedance?

A 2.4 should run great with 24# injectors No SAFC needed.

You have other stuff going on Coolant temp sensor is off or the MAP is whacked.

What are trouble codes?

Clear codes and run until check engine light comes on, check codes again?
by RicksNeon
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: ms2 v3.0 ngc engine, sudden igniton issue plz help
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: ms2 v3.0 ngc engine, sudden igniton issue plz help

Install a test light on the fuel pump circuit and see if the loss of fuel pressure is what is causing the motor to quit?
by RicksNeon
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: ms2 v3.0 ngc engine, sudden igniton issue plz help
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: ms2 v3.0 ngc engine, sudden igniton issue plz help

My guess is that it is loosing sync.

When sync is lost the MS thinks the motor has stopped and turns off the fuel pump.
by RicksNeon
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Tuning
Topic: This was a good read
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: This was a good read

Boosted or not gasoline power output decreases sharply with a richer mixture.

This is one of the benefits of using alcohol fuels, they have a broader tuning window before the power drops.
by RicksNeon
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Autocross/Rally/Road Racing/Circle Track
Topic: 15x10" wheel offset recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1512

Re: 15x10" wheel offset recommendation

You may want different offsets to adjust the handling of your car. Moving the tires in gives more side bite, moving them out less. You probably dont want to run tires that big in the rear, I was always working on the rear of my car to help the car turn. I could never get enough tire in the front to ...
by RicksNeon
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: (FIXED) DOHC Cutting out during hard cornering (VIDEO ADDED)
Replies: 17
Views: 1136

Re: DOHC Cutting out during hard cornering

To fix the fuel problem I ran a small fuel cell in the trunk. http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww101/rickb794/fuelcell.jpg Weld a fitting into the end of the fuel rail for the line to the regulator. This will circulate the fuel in the rail and keep it cool and also eliminate any air bubbles in the...
by RicksNeon
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: (FIXED) DOHC Cutting out during hard cornering (VIDEO ADDED)
Replies: 17
Views: 1136

Re: DOHC Cutting out during hard cornering

You would be amazed how much the motors move in the mounts (even with filled mounts). I ran a bar across both top bell housing bolts and connected a chain to that then drilled the LF frame rail for an eyebolt to pass through, tacked on a large reinforcing plate on the outside and adjusted the eyebol...
by RicksNeon
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: 2.4 swap what's needed
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: 2.4 swap what's needed

There are 9 different ways to do it, take your pick. I used a 1gen cloud car donor. (and cloud car accys) Don't forget the 24# injectors, many say you don't need them, but rave when they install them. (not 19# not 21#, 24#) Some need a 58# regulator as well. Use a PT exhaust manifold instead of a he...
by RicksNeon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: RPMdot and Timing error % jumping
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: RPMdot and Timing error % jumping

Sorry no logs, I never got the MS3 to record . Being a Symtech unit I would guess it is using the Opto circuit. As most favored that in those days. You might pop the covers off (and post pics of the top and bottom of the board) to see what they did. Brian had it working pretty well in his Standard_N...
by RicksNeon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: compression test sohc w/ dohc pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: compression test sohc w/ dohc pistons

Have a sohc head with dohc pistons crane 16.. 180-190 is a little high with that cam. 140-150 might be a little on the low end but a 10psi difference isn't anything to go crazy over. Longer duration than stock of that cam bleeds off cranking pressure. I defer to the cam knowledgable one. Does it cl...
by RicksNeon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: RPMdot and Timing error % jumping
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: RPMdot and Timing error % jumping

No oil will not mess with sensor. It seemed to me that there may have been some random ignition events when the bearings went bad. I blew up a lot of motors before I figured out my problem. I would not accept limiting oil to the head, but that was not the cause. Limiting oil to the head would have j...
by RicksNeon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: compression test sohc w/ dohc pistons
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: compression test sohc w/ dohc pistons

180-190+

more important is that they are all the same
by RicksNeon
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: RPMdot and Timing error % jumping
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: RPMdot and Timing error % jumping

Are you grounding DB37 pin #15-19 directly to the motor? (Assuming MS2 v3.0 board) Signal returns should go to a low number ground terminal. Stock coil? Stock injectors? No sync loss? Which conditioning circuit are you using? If you are using the opto-isolator, what mods have you made to the circuit...
by RicksNeon
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: Megasquirt lost it's tune... Went to start nothing
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Megasquirt lost it's tune... Went to start nothing

A bad alternator, dead battery, battery charger (especially one on BOOST) will give your MS a seizure. Charge the battery first, I charge them overnight with a FLOAT type charger (Battery Tender) I leave a battery tender on any stored battery (it dramatically extends battery life). CHANGE YOUR OIL!!!!
by RicksNeon
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Autocross/Rally/Road Racing/Circle Track
Topic: SCCA Street Touring re-class proposal
Replies: 39
Views: 1963

Re: SCCA Street Touring re-class proposal

Post the data and your pitch so I can paste it into the form and I'll submit it to.
by RicksNeon
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: fuel smell can not find it
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: fuel smell can not find it

rotted out fill pipe?
by RicksNeon
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Bad pcm options?
Replies: 21
Views: 911

Re: Bad pcm options?

Just put in a set of 24# injectors and you may not need a tuner.

You can go one step further and install a 58# FPR, but do the injectors first.
by RicksNeon
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: 2.4 swap no spark
Replies: 52
Views: 1648

Re: 2.4 swap no spark

Rotate cam magnet?

Re-pin computer PCM connector for 2.4 configuration?
by RicksNeon
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: She's starving for fuel!! Part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: She's starving for fuel!! Part 2

Loosen gas cap, it may set a code but will not affect operation unless tank venting is an issue, in which case it will fix it.

I will otherwise default to my standard melted wire harness diagnosis. See the "no start" sticky.

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