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Old 01-01-2008, 04:35 PM
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Default Turned the key on the 3 Liter...

And... It runs!!!!

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.

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Old 01-01-2008, 04:45 PM
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Great way to start the New Year Tom! Looking forward to hearing/seeing more!
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:50 PM
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ughhhhh...congrats BUT

This thread is totally worthless without pics of that beautiful engine! Well done!
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Ok, how about an artsy shot from below...
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Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:26 PM
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Thats awesome, congrats!!!!
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:27 PM
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Is that a lug nut that you have screwed onto the CO pipe connection on the crossover pipe???
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:48 PM
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yup lug nut fits to cap it-

nice job good to hear its running as planned. Its definitly not from a lack of planning!
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Congrats Tom. Glad to see all the hard work paid off.
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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"
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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!
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That is one hell of a feeling, congrats! I cut my Pcar teeth on my Turbo motor.
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I can't believe you bolted that clean motor to that dirty frame rail, lol.
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Awesome, congrats.
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Congrats!!
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