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Tom M'Guinn 01-01-2008 04:35 PM

Turned the key on the 3 Liter...
And... It runs!!!!:jumper::jumper:

I started with no plugs to build pressure. New oil pump and OPRV did their jobs -- had pressure after 10 seconds or so.

At first it was rough due to a big vacuum leak, but after fixing that it seemed to idle nice and smooth with no odd sounds, leaks, etc. I rushed a bit yesterday shooting for a 2007 start-up, but was able to find the leak without too much pain.

The Vitesse software came with a 3L map, and it is providing a nice 14.7:1 idle at 860 -- just like nothing's changed!

The real test will come after i get the suspension back on, and start breaking in and driving, but just hearing it run smoothly was music to my ears.

More to follow. :jumper:

mtnman82 01-01-2008 04:45 PM

Great way to start the New Year Tom! Looking forward to hearing/seeing more!

Ski 01-01-2008 04:50 PM

ughhhhh...congrats BUT

This thread is totally worthless without pics of that beautiful engine! Well done!

Tom M'Guinn 01-01-2008 05:08 PM

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Ok, how about an artsy shot from below...

David Floyd 01-01-2008 05:18 PM

Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

black944 turbo 01-01-2008 05:26 PM

Thats awesome, congrats!!!!

Chris Prack 01-01-2008 05:27 PM

Is that a lug nut that you have screwed onto the CO pipe connection on the crossover pipe???

xsboost90 01-01-2008 05:48 PM

yup lug nut fits to cap it-

nice job good to hear its running as planned. Its definitly not from a lack of planning!

Skip Wolfe 01-01-2008 06:23 PM

Congrats Tom. Glad to see all the hard work paid off.

KuHL 951 01-01-2008 06:28 PM

Good work Tom. I know how long you have been waiting for this. Now you can say "Oh, that engine, I finished it last year"

CarbonRevo 01-01-2008 06:59 PM

I wish my underside was that clean...

Good job though. Can't wait to see the final pics!

I hope to turn the key on S2 tomorrow!

ibkevin 01-01-2008 08:06 PM

That is one hell of a feeling, congrats! I cut my Pcar teeth on my Turbo motor.

DDP 01-01-2008 08:28 PM

I can't believe you bolted that clean motor to that dirty frame rail, lol.

fast951 01-01-2008 08:29 PM

Awesome, congrats.

tconn 01-01-2008 08:33 PM

Can't wait to see how it performs.

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