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  1. EagleTalonTim

    It has been awhile, but I will make the Official Announcement about RoadSurge

    So it has been several years since I quit making the RoadSurge shift boxes and I will say that Forced Four has taken the market on the Shift Boxes for our cars :) I now have 2 kids and another on the way (Girl this time!) and an electronic repair shop I own and run which has taken up all my...
  2. EagleTalonTim

    6 bolt head height question....

    Good evening all! I am in the middle of a build and am checking what the last machine shop did on the head of my car and found something interesting... The milled surface is not even and I think it is out of the service range :( Here are the readings I got :Transmission side (#4 piston...
  3. EagleTalonTim

    RoadSurge 1G budget Build

    Well, it has begun! I am going through my car and stripping stuff out, shortening wires, and rebuilding the engine. Everything I am working on is going to be done as cheap as possible since I am relying only on shift box sales to pay for parts. Buy you one at http://www.RoadSurge.comCurrent...
  4. EagleTalonTim

    Convert Hydraulic to Manual Steering rack?

    Is it possible to simply convert the hydraulic steering rack to manual or do I need to purchase a manual steering rack? If I need to purchase one, does anyone have a good source for one?
  5. EagleTalonTim

    Painting the body under the hood. What Paint?

    I am looking to paint under the hood of my car while I have everything stripped out of it. What I am wondering is what paint to go with. I would like something durable that can hold up to oil getting on it and basic under the hood fluids possibly coming in contact with it. I am also looking...
  6. EagleTalonTim

    Low head oil pressure? Lifters will not stop ticking.

    Ok, here we go... Another oil pressure issue....Almost 2 years ago, I rebuilt my engine and put in new rods, new pistons, new bearings, and everything new in the head. This was a recover from a stripped timing belt. After getting everything back together and the oil primed properly, I...
  7. EagleTalonTim

    Head oil port mod idea

    I can't seem to find this anywhere, but I think I have an idea for a head oil port mod. The reason for this is because I had my head milled 2 times by my machine shop since they did not mill it to the correct RA for an MLS head gasket. When I built my engine, I did not even think about...
  8. EagleTalonTim

    1g Uncrushed / Unmodded BOV and surging when under light throttle

    I am sure this is covered in these forums somewhere, but I just can't seem to find this exact issue.... Today, me and a friend installed a Dejon 1g turbo intake pipe which has the recirculation part welded to allow for Vent to Atmosphere. I am running speed density with ECMlink so I decided to...
  9. EagleTalonTim

    Testing for bad lifter with cams still installed?

    I have 1 lifter tapping and I am attempting to locate which one it is without having to pull down half my engine. I have my valve cover off and am trying different things to see if I can tell which one is bad. I have a general idea of what area it is, but I would rather see if I can tell...
  10. EagleTalonTim

    Rebuilding 16G and have questions

    I just took apart my turbo to see what all damage has been done and what needs to be replaced. I know for sure I need a rebuild kit since my thrust collar is cracked and embedded into my thrust plate. As for the turbine wheel, I can see it has been in contact with the heat shield and it appears...
  11. EagleTalonTim

    Turbo sounds like vacuum and will not boost anymore!

    I just got back from a test drive after changing a few things in my tune including boost level (20psi to 17psi) and during my drive, I got into boost to see if my 5000 RPM shutter was still there. Sure enough the shutter was still there and before I let off the throttle to get out of the...
  12. EagleTalonTim

    Compression test while on engine stand?

    I am finishing up my engine build and wanted to see how well the compression was in each cylinder to see if there was a noticeable difference between cylinders. I tried to connect my compression tester to each cylinder to see what I could get when spinning over the motor with a 1/2" breaker bar...
  13. EagleTalonTim

    1g oil pump timing gear damaged. Still usable?

    I am in the middle of rebuilding my engine and was cleaning up the parts when I noticed a very small piece of my oil pump timing gear face chipped off. I don't have a way to take a picture of it at the moment but I can explain it as best as I can.The missing piece is the on the FACE of...
  14. EagleTalonTim

    2g exhaust manifold with EVO III 16G broken studs in turbo....

    This is the second time this has happened to me and I am at a loss on what to do. I have an EVO III 16g with broken bolts in the hot side....for the second time. The first time, I had ARP Stainless bolts which apparently did not handle the heat too well and practically welded themselves to the...
  15. EagleTalonTim

    Rod Big End side clearance to crank help

    Hello all once again! I am having a hard time finding any documentation about the proper "stock" side to side rod clearance to the crank. I am not exactly sure what the technical term is for this clearance so I can't seem to find the proper information anywhere online. I did find something...
  16. EagleTalonTim

    Crank hard to turn with just 3 pistons installed

    I am rebuilding my 6 bolt and have gone with standard bore Manley pistons, stock crank, clevite bearings (standard size) and standard size Manley H-beam rods. I have started to install the pistons one at a time after gapping the rings per cylinder and cannot turn the crank by hand at all with...
  17. EagleTalonTim

    Manley Piston installation : Ring Gap Help

    Hello all once again! I am installing my Manley Pistons and need help figuring out what end gap clearance I need for each of the rings. One other thing I am not sure about is which ring is which. I know the oil ring is right, but there are 2 colored rings that are in the kit. One is silver...
  18. EagleTalonTim

    Block and head just machined and am not sure if MLS will seal

    Hello all once again! I am in the middle of a full rebuild and decided to try to go with an MLS head gasket again. The last one did not seal since I did not have the block machined. I called many companies around my area to ensure the one I chose used a mill machine and not a sander. Only...
  19. EagleTalonTim

    Too much shaft play?

    Hello all once again! I have had a string of bad luck the past few days and now I am thinking it just got worse...I have an EVO III 16g which is maybe a year old bought brand new from a known DSM part vendor. Recently, I had found a bad exhaust leak between the manifold and the head as...
  20. EagleTalonTim

    Running Hot... Fan placement an issue?

    This is a strange question, but... I have a slim fan from autozone which fits perfectly against the coils of the stock 1g radiator with very little gaps at the top and bottom of the fan. I used to have another smaller one that ran with it but the wires got melted right where they went into the...
  21. EagleTalonTim

    OEM knock sensor vs Autozone Knock Sensor

    I have just purchased an OEM knock sensor from a DSM part vendor and I am trying to find what the difference is between the AutoZone knock sensor and the OEM knock sensor. With them sitting side by side, you would never know which one is OEM. The wire colors are exactly the same, the part...
  22. EagleTalonTim

    A lot of Knock, high engine temps, wideband going crazy, running rich???

    Basically as the title states, I am running rich at idle according to the AEM Wideband (13.2 - 14.2), and the knock gauge (old boost gauge on dash) is maxing out under 1 to 3 psi boost. If I am driving at a steady speed say 55 mph and accelerate just enough to get 1 to 3 psi, the engine...
  23. EagleTalonTim

    How accurate is the stock tach?

    Out of curiosity, I want to know how accurate the stock tachometer is in a 1g Talon. The reason I ask is because I have noticed in my data logger and some electronics I have made, when I shift at 6500 RPM in my automatic, according to the dash, my data logger and experiments show I am actually...
  24. EagleTalonTim

    Knock / Tap at idle in oil pan area.

    Well, there are a number of things this could be, but before I go breaking loose the rods, I want to get some feedback on what someone may suspect this is. Unfortunately, I did not get a video of this sound since I wanted to get into the oil pan before dark.Here is the problem I am...
  25. EagleTalonTim

    Please prove me wrong if possible.

    Me and a friend have been discussing the inter cooler "allowable leak rate". He has stated that a IC can leak up to 15% air and still be efficient. I have explained about boost leaks and MAF compensation blah blah blah....but he stands by his word. Can an IC leak at all even if it is a...
  26. EagleTalonTim

    Oh boy..here we go again. Running hot only in summer?

    Well, the winter seems to be over where I am and the temps are getting up to the upper 70's here. I am starting to see an old problem come up again and I am not sure what to do....Basically to sum things up, I have a problem with my engine running up to 210 to 230 while driving normal just...
  27. EagleTalonTim

    Boost will not go over or under 15psi on brand new EVO3 16g and lots of knock?

    I just recently installed a new OEM headgasket, ARP head studs, brand new Evo III 16g, and had the head milled. Now, I am having bad knock issues and the turbo will not go higher or lower than 15psi. I have the MBC cleaned out and connected from the intake to the wastegate. Before I did the...
  28. EagleTalonTim

    ARP head stud torque with layered headgasket

    Finally bought me some ARP head studs and a layered headgasket from STM. From what I have read in my research, I can lube the bolts, hand tighten the head studs in the block, install the headgasket, put the head on, then torque the nuts from 0 to 90ft lbs in 4 steps. Since I am using an other...
  29. EagleTalonTim

    Spark Plug question. Everyone is saying I am running lean.

    In a few of my other posts, I have had some issues that tend to always lead to running lean. Maybe I am missing something somewhere, but I can't figure out how I could be running lean with light black smoke coming out of the exhaust at WOT and a little on take off from a stop. I have attached...
  30. EagleTalonTim

    Overheating! Checked everything I can think of

    As the title says, I have been having a strange overheating problem for the past 2 months or so. After a 45 min to 1 hour calm drive, the center of my manifold is glowing red hot and my coolant temp reaches 220 to 230 degrees. The strange thing is that I am not losing coolant or oil, there is...
  31. EagleTalonTim

    Copper flakes in oil pan. Turbo or bearing

    Ok, here is the deal. I was driving to work the next day after I finished rebuilding my transmission and I downshifted into third gear (Auto Tranny with shift box) when I noticed a hum sound begin. Worried, I went to check the transmission fluid and everything to see what could be the problem...
  32. EagleTalonTim

    HELP!! No reverse after rebuild???

    Well..the title basically explains everything. I just got done rebuilding my AUTO tranny (W4) and all gears work except for Reverse??? I got the rebuild kit from IPT and I also installed the shift kit they offer. Any ideas on what may cause this and how to fix it??
  33. EagleTalonTim

    About to do a tranny rebuild.

    Here is the deal. I need to do a tranny rebuild since my second and forth gear are gone from a mudding inscedent. I got my taxes in and am ready to place an order right now but I need some feedback or sites I can get a performance rebuild kit with better clutches and the other what not's. I...
  34. EagleTalonTim

    Timing at WOT

    Well, I decided to hook up my logger and get my fuel trims readings and see how thing were doing as far as my last tune and to my surprise, I am getting 10 to 14 degrees timing at WOT in third gear! My IDC is 77% @ 6500 RPM with my 590cc injectors and an EVO III 16g boosting 21psi. Base timing...
  35. EagleTalonTim

    Found an Ebay Tubular Manifold...is it worth it?

    Here is the link :Mitsubishi Eclipse Header Turbo exhaust manifold dsm 1G:eBay Motors (item 140367468190 end time Jan-12-10 17:06:01 PST)The reason I am looking is because my stock 1g mani is cracked really bad in 3 different places and really needs to be replaced, but I don't have alot...
  36. EagleTalonTim

    Auto slipping in second gear only :(

    Ok, Here is the deal. I just got done fixing my tranny problem last week where my magnets some how exploded in the bottom of the pan and one of the pieces was clogging a port making my tranny make a whinning sound. I drove like this for about a week since I did not have the time to fix it. It...
  37. EagleTalonTim

    Whining transmission

    Please read the entire post before answering.Ok, here is the deal. I recently did an inspection of all my fluids since I noticed my A/T tranny is not going into gear as fast as it used to after I installed my FMIC. I did not think I lost that much fluid when I installed it and I only put...
  38. EagleTalonTim

    What turbo for 93 octane pump gas?

    Well, It is time for me to go bigger! I currently have an EVO III 16g running 20psi on 93 octane with 650 injectors. Other mods include : FMIC, 2.5" exhaust, rewired Walbro 255 Fuel Pump, Fuel Lab 1:1 AFPR, 2g MAF conversion, and EEPROM ECU from DSMchips.com programmed to anything I need :)...
  39. EagleTalonTim

    Stock intake vs FMIC

    Ok, here is the deal. I just got done installing my FMIC from Punishment Racing which was an upgrade from a bone stock intake on my 1g. I went for a drive expecting something to be different and nothing was! It sounds the same and pulls the same just like as if I still have my stock intake...
  40. EagleTalonTim

    Is it time for an FMIC or will I be ok if I just get an UICP

    Ok, here is the deal. I have been having a hell of a time tuning my 1g DSM for my EVO III 16g @ 20psi. My profile has all my mods. Do I need to get a FMIC or will I be ok with just a hard pipe UICP? Right around 4k, I am seeing knock but if I turn up my SAFC to + 12% in that range and...
  41. EagleTalonTim

    Is my timing really where it should be at?

    I just went for a test drive and brought my logger with me to log a few pulls. I am currently running my 1g AWD A/T with an EVO 3 16g @ 20psi, 560cc injectors, Walbro 255, Fuel Lab 1:1 AFPR, 2g MAF, 2-1/2" exhaust with no cat, EPROM ECU with chip from DSMChips.com tuned for the injectors, and...
  42. EagleTalonTim

    stock BOV flutter when decelerating

    I just recently did the "dodge mod" to my BOV and right after I installed it, I noticed that if I decelerate slowly, the BOV flutters. If I let off the gas quickly, it vents normally as if i did not do the mod at all. When the BOV flutters, the car feels like it loses all power :( I am...
  43. EagleTalonTim

    Running 16's at the track???

    Ok guys, I have no idea what is going on. I just got back from the track and I am not happy at all! I ran nothing but 16's all night. My worst run was a 16.4 @ 88mph and my best run was a 16.0 @ 88mph. I was running these exact same numbers on a 13g with 450 injectors @ 15psi! This is the...
  44. EagleTalonTim

    Fuel Pressure with 560's?

    I just did some 2nd gear pulls in my Auto TSI and saw that I start getting knock at higher RPM's even though I have a rewired 255 installed. I currently have the base fuel pressure set at 38psi. Should I go higher? Is .28 gap on NGK BPR6ES too small to raise the boost to 18 psi? I am...
  45. EagleTalonTim

    Installed Walbro 255 along with 560 injectors. Need help tuning for 18 psi.

    Ok, I just got done installing a Walbro 255 fuel pump and some 560 injectors. I set my SAFC to -23% for the low throttle all the way across the board, then I set the high throttle to -21% for any RPM above 2800. For some reason around 6000 rpm's it starts knocking in second and third gear. I...
  46. EagleTalonTim

    Cannot find carrier bearings?

    I have called all the part stores around my area and cannot seem to find carrier bearings for my AWD 93 talon. Should I dump the cash into a solid driveshaft or should I keep looking? Any ideas where I could find some?
  47. EagleTalonTim

    Fuel trims really high and no boost leaks?

    I have been battling with my fuel trims since I got this car. Here is my set up :93 Eagle Talon A/T Manual Shift Box JDM 4G63T Stock SMIC Stock IC piping Stock Fuel pump rewired Evo III 16g 450 Injectors M/T ECU to run the 450 injectors SAFC2 Datalogger with MMCDFirst off, I...
  48. EagleTalonTim

    Welded Motor Mounts?

    I am wondering if anyone has welded their motor mounts solid and if it was worth it or not. I tig weld all day at work and I can weld anything I want to bring in so I was thinking of bringing one mount in at a time and welding it solid. Would this be a good idea or would it cause problems in...
  49. EagleTalonTim

    On a mission and need advice for tuning.

    Here is the deal. I am currently selling my shift boxes at a cheaper price to get them out the door faster to hopefully upgrade as much as possible before my little boy gets here :) So far, I only have a logger, SAFC2, rewired stock fuel pump, Evo III 16g, 450 injectors, M/T ECU, working...
  50. EagleTalonTim

    43 counts of knock and extremely high fuel trims?

    The title basically explains everything. I have already done a boost leak test and there is a very small leak from the Valve Guide seals which is about 1 pound per 10 seconds lost. Not much at all. I don't have the money to fix that yet, but I am sure that is not what is causing the knock and...
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