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by john doe
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: using the balance shaft housing as a windage tray in a 2.4
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: using the balance shaft housing as a windage tray in a 2

I plug the oil feed hole and put the empty casing back in place. 10,000 miles so far and it is good. It does bring the oil level a up a little from where it would normally be with out anything in there but lower then with everything in.
by john doe
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: DIY Electronic Manual IAC - WORKS
Replies: 68
Views: 1832

Re: DIY Electronic Manual IAC

Running a vacuum line to the dash with a manual valve isn't a good option because of the amount of air needed. The hose would have to be at least 1/2" ID maybe more for a good cold start and idle. I think this has a good chance at working. The other advantage I see to having interior control is that...
by john doe
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: 800HP, what is needed?
Replies: 111
Views: 3532

Re: 800HP, what is needed?

http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=255537

Read that and get back to us if it seems like something you want to go through.
by john doe
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: how can i tell what mtx transmission the car has?
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: how can i tell what mtx transmission the car has?

I have never heard of any SOHC coming with the 3.94/.72 but that may just be a gap in my knowledge.
by john doe
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Priming oil system on new 2.4
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Priming oil system on new 2.4

To put you more at ease think of this. Almost no oil change place will go through the trouble of pre filling an oil filter and that leaves the crank with out oil about as long as a fresh start up but with out assembly lube to help.
by john doe
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: how can i tell what mtx transmission the car has?
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: how can i tell what mtx transmission the car has?

The trans you want to hunt for is the 3.94 with the .72 fifth gear. This only came in the 96-99 DOHC but not the RT's or ACR's. It the rarest of all Neon transmissions (SRT excluded) and is what anybody running a NA 2.4 wants.
by john doe
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: 3.3L V-6 in a first gen Neon
Replies: 467
Views: 69630

Re: V-6 engine swap in first gen

Mitsuru - Considering you're limited to an auto you really should pursue getting a chrysler 4-speed auto into your car. It will improve your acceleration with out raising your insurance. Then you can move to putting a 2.4 in. That will give you a 31% increase in torque and a less then 20hp gain to t...
by john doe
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Priming oil system on new 2.4
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Priming oil system on new 2.4

You're fine and have gone farther then most. A previous thread about priming showed that you can't even get it to prime with cranking. If you are really that worried then you can screw a nipple into the oil pressure port and run a hose off of it and up high to fill everything to the crank.
by john doe
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Rear Main Seal
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Rear Main Seal

For cams I could see that working nicely but I wouldn't do it for a rear main. Setting the crank down while try to not mess up the seal then setting the bedplate down while doing the same seems like too much extra effort. Plus I like to have the bedplate sealant squish into the rear main area where ...
by john doe
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: 3.3L V-6 in a first gen Neon
Replies: 467
Views: 69630

Re: V-6 engine swap in first gen

I'd die for a TDI swap in my van.. :) That would be soooo nice. You and I think alot alike sometimes. I checked uk ebay a few days ago and there was a few for sale but I can't imagin the importing costs. It's usually exactly the same price, sometimes it's a bit cheaper. But you get more mileage on ...
by john doe
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: FFE Syndrom (the Shakes) or something else ?
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: FFE Syndrom (the Shakes) or something else ?

Sounds like a bad wheel bearing or a blown strut. Both those things can pass inspection but go bad soon after and then get really bad fast. Just jack it up and check for any play in any of the wheels. Be sure the parking brake is off when checking the rear wheels.
by john doe
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: SOHC swap old to new ??
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: SOHC swap old to new ??

Not on the 2 liter. Only the 2.4 got the larger oilport.
by john doe
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: 1999 Neon 2.4L coupe. Shooting for an Actual Pass!
Replies: 877
Views: 72971

Re: 1999 Neon 2.4L coupe. TwinDisc Time.

Create a vacuum assisted clutch pedal. Just like brakes. Make the clutch as light as the gas pedal. And that sparked the thought of using a larger slave or smaller master cylinder. Increase travel required while reducing effort.
by john doe
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Whats best engine for boost? Need your opinion!
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Whats best engine for boost? Need your opinion!

SRT engine. The better oil system, piston squirters, stock points for turbo oil and water feed.
by john doe
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: 3.3L V-6 in a first gen Neon
Replies: 467
Views: 69630

Re: Unusual engine swap

The stock Neon rad shold be plenty as long as there isn't a condensor in front of it. My 92 Voyager had a small rad. Small enough that the condensor was on the other side and had it's own fan.
by john doe
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: MONDAY'S turbo acr
Replies: 2621
Views: 130554

Re: MONDAY'S turbo acr **[email protected]**

850 came in the stratus but only bolted to the 2.7 V6 as far as I know. An 850 would solve the breaking but it also weighs 100lbs more then the 350 and get a hydraulic clutch set-up.
by john doe
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Post your TB mods!
Replies: 11
Views: 616

Re: Post your TB mods!

http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=293445

You can see my post there about the Caravan TB. I'm still running it. My 2.4 engine with that TB made my crusie control smoother then when it was stock.
by john doe
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: I made my own solid bobble strut
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: I made my own solid bobble strut

Sweet. Your welding is getting pretty good. Just don't forget a metal bushing or the bolts threads will tear the urethane apart pretty fast. An idea I've always wanted to try is putting the bobble mount on the back side of the k-member. The longer arm coming off the trannny to do that should provide...
by john doe
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: Heat treating anyone know where I can get 1 part treated at?
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Heat treating anyone know where I can get 1 part treated

What about something like a UHMW-PE backing plate for the throwout bearing? Should reduce friction and wear on that area.
by john doe
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: what do i use for my fuel delivery in my swap?
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: what do i use for my fuel delivery in my swap?

By stock boost I'll assume you mean stock SRT-4 boost(~14spi) or base SRT-4 wastegate boost(~4psi). You have a few options for fuel. Rising rate fuel pressure regulator (Begi FMU for example) - Very crude. Only adjust fuel. The fuel will never be corerct for the whole RPM range and it requires the i...
by john doe
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Interior, Exterior and Audio
Topic: First Gen Front Lip Photo on the actual car help!
Replies: 39
Views: 2333

Re: First Gen Front Lip Photo on the actual car help!

Because Neon owners are cheap in a special way. If something is readily available then most will simply wait for a used one to pop up and get it for cheap.
by john doe
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Compression for a 2.4 w/ 18s
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Compression for a 2.4 w/ 18s

dranz17 wrote:
PurpleNeon wrote:I also got a set of Rhoads to make it easier going to 18's
But ten thousand hot rodders can't be wrong, right?
Hod rodders still think carbs and vacume advanced distributors are good enough.
by john doe
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: Aluminum flywheel
Replies: 22
Views: 1075

Re: Aluminum flywheel

I have an aluminum flywheel. I freaking love it. Driving aggressively is alot more fun thanks to the quick change in engine speed you get during shifts. Any jolt from missing a rev match is also reduced. However it is not always good for the drag strip. It makes the car harder to launch and the effe...
by john doe
Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Compression for a 2.4 w/ 18s
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Compression for a 2.4 w/ 18s

Go with the AEM-FIC over the Neo if you can. The better you can control things the better your engine will run.
by john doe
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Compression for a 2.4 w/ 18s
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Compression for a 2.4 w/ 18s

Go with the 3.94 and don't worry about mileage.
by john doe
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Interior, Exterior and Audio
Topic: My first fiberglass experience
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: My first fiberglass experience

The surface of the tube is already pretty course, it would have been a good idea to rough it up and degrease it. I followed the direction of how much hardener to add per ounce of resin but that turned out to be way to much. The factory texture is no where near right for adhesion. You should have go...
by john doe
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Interior, Exterior and Audio
Topic: My first fiberglass experience
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: My first fiberglass experience

It looks a mess. It's certainly not adhering well to the plastic. Did you remember to sand the tube with a some rough sandpaper to get a better hold? Seems you might have also used too much resin for the amount of glass you had.
by john doe
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: A thread full of nothing. Happy?
Replies: 151
Views: 4048

Re: DIY Head Shaving

if he constantly measures the way i think he meant it will work as long as the gasket holds and the deck isnt too much im betting it runs... if it runs you guys should sticky it in the DIY boards... But what is he measuring with? If he doesn't have the cash to get a head milled what are the chances...
by john doe
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Interior, Exterior and Audio
Topic: nyg paint job quote.....blah
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: nyg paint job quote.....blah

One could also build a temporary paint booth. PVC pipe, connected with a bunch of duct tape, covered with plastic sheet, and secured using rope and tent stakes. Just add a couple box fans with furnace filters on them for air circulation and it should work pretty good. But $1000 is a good price for a...
by john doe
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: DMonday's 2.4TURBO ACR (has been sold)
Replies: 854
Views: 39609

Re: DMonday's 2.4TURBO ACR

You'd have to pay me to build a small turbo 2.4 with a 3.94. Yeah, it may be a little faster on the track but driving a 2.4 on the street with the 3.55 is just so nice.
by john doe
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Drivetrain,Driveline,Suspension
Topic: filling mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: filling mounts

Windshield urethane works but you could also try this for something a little better. http://www.neonsquirt.com/workvan/Work_ ... unts!.html
by john doe
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: What breaks first on the 1st gen??
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: What breaks first on the 1st gen??

Yes I have a project log that you can search for but it doesn't have anything about wiring. The only wiring to do going from SOHC to DOHC is lengthening the coolant sensor to move it to the waterneck. For the intake you have the choice to get a 95 DOHC intake, drill a later intake for the sepperate ...
by john doe
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: pistons/rods, install
Replies: 32
Views: 1956

Re: pistons/rods, install

I had the pistons removed and new ones put on for a 2.4 for $32. That resulted in a running engine. Notice that that doesn't include time for weighing and propperly matching the pistons and rods. That engine had way more vibration then it should have. My lesson was learned.
by john doe
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: How big is to big on tbs
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: How big is to big on tbs

Is that a modified Stratus intake? Unless alot of really difficult porting was done to the runners you most likely lost hp by using that instead of a stock one. I admire the attemp but the execution just falls short from what I can see.
by john doe
Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: What breaks first on the 1st gen??
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: What breaks first on the 1st gen??

Hitting 300hp is doable on a stock block. You just need to hold 230lb/trq to 6800rpm. To do that you need a good flowing head and a really good tune. I would not try it with a stock srt-4 turbo.
by john doe
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: questions about 2.0 setup
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: questions about 2.0 setup

No the saying is "the point is moo". Its like what a cow says. It doesn't matter. :grin:
by john doe
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: 3.3L V-6 in a first gen Neon
Replies: 467
Views: 69630

Re: Unusual engine swap

jimbo in MI wrote:No, it is a V-6 trans, not the 2.4 version. It directly bolts on to this motor, uses a modular clutch, and stock ATX flexplate.
More info on this transmission PLEASE? I have a 94 3.3L Voyager and would really love to chuck the 4-speed auto of a cliff.
by john doe
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Tuning-Megasquirt
Topic: MS repair/questions
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: MS repair/questions

Could we get a picture of the stuff bolted to the end plate that has the DB37 connector on it.

I can't tell exactly what since I'm not familiar with the V2 board but it will need some mods to do fuel and spark on a Neon.
by john doe
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Engine Performance
Topic: questions about 2.0 setup
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: questions about 2.0 setup

as far as cost for the whole build i dont see it being to much maybe 1k- 1200 tops with engine internals and such. Damn near impossible. You would be looking at 1k just for pistons, rods, machine work, and gasket kits. Go with what Purple said. DOHC head on a SOHC bottom with a stock SRT-4 turbo an...
by john doe
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: 1st Gen
Topic: Cheap fix for torn Mounts?!
Replies: 28
Views: 1042

Re: Cheap fix for torn Mounts?!

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