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by Freise
Mon May 14, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: quieting down 3' exhaust
Replies: 14
Views: 1139

NateDogg wrote:Keep the glasspack resonator where it is and put on the biggest magnaflow can muffler you can fit.

The muffler is what does the quieting work. The resonator is basically a frequency attenuator that takes some of the raspy-ness out of the sound.
+1 and the turbo will help muffle a tiny bit
by Freise
Thu May 10, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Internals on High Milage Ka??
Replies: 15
Views: 999

i have thought about that but i would rather just take the time to build the engine i have correctly. and tune it correctly and not worry about having to swap engines. 100$ for a spare engine and the extra time you have to work on it is well worth the money believe me. being without the car until y...
by Freise
Thu May 03, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Heatbloom: Breeze (r32 ka24det)
Replies: 129
Views: 30717

Very interesting build, I don't think I've ever heard of anyone ditching the RB for KA, keep us updated for sure!
by Freise
Thu May 03, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: What does cruise control need?
Replies: 16
Views: 962

yeah that's got me curious, OP got a build thread at all for this thing?
by Freise
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Odd manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 766

well... i guess that's one way to get bmc clearance....
by Freise
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 743

I think the Honda racing radiators will be OK, I've seen people run them before and have seen them for sale modified for KA's... If you try it just monitor your temps closely and report on how it works. The stock cooling system utilizes the clutch fan and has a secondary electric fan that kicks on w...
by Freise
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Most comparable engine to a ka-t?
Replies: 4
Views: 3413

I'm not sure if it is really fair to compare engines like that... I believe there are other factors besides the displacement that make an engine "comparable". For example, I'm sure the SRT4 engine runs a much lower compression ratio than the KA because it's boosted from the factory. It's probably no...
by Freise
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Enjuku Review A+ Service
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

I've had nothing but outstanding service from Enjuku, even when I assumed I was SOL they've worked with me. I'd recommend them to anyone.
by Freise
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Advanced
Topic: Knock sensor upgrades?
Replies: 5
Views: 887

There also aren't very many convenient/inexpensive options to go with. The best advice would be a knocklite and a fresh sensor... but even that should be treated with a high amount of caution. Otherwise you are looking at around $1000+ knock sensing solutions...
by Freise
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: SR20DET Exhaust Manifold on a KA24DE???
Replies: 16
Views: 7035

Use the throttle body cooling loop for the cooling lines, and run a T off the oil pressure sender for oil feed and weld a bung to oil pan for the return. I'm using an SS autochrome manifold and t25 on an S14 with A/C and powersteering and no issues, the turbo and manifold came from a guy running it ...
by Freise
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: how do you break a clutch in if you can'tdrive the car alot
Replies: 6
Views: 557

You could hop on the freeway in 5th gear and never use the clutch, so mileage isnt really important. Its really all about wearing a slight amount off the disc so it mates with the flywheel and pressure plate more completely This. 500miles is just an average for like a daily driver. Just go down the...
by Freise
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: injectors question
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Interesting, Out of curiosity, can anyone confirm the role of the pintle cap? I keep finding mixed answers between all they do is hold the lower o-ring on to affecting the spray pattern/flow. I didn't think they actually modified the flow at all. Anyone know what they are for?
by Freise
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: udpated: HELP! Radiator/cooling woes
Replies: 36
Views: 3707

How old's the water pump? I had a similar issue for like a month the car would overheat randomly. Turns out the pump had gone bad, but the weep hole wasn't leaking unless the hoses where under pressure, and it was only a couple drops at a time. I finally noticed a couple drops which had collected on...
by Freise
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Aem UEGO wideband wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

I agree on putting it on a separate circuit. I've got a positive line going from battery to a relay, the signal for the relay is my cigarette lighter circuit, and that powers my wideband, water temp, boost, oil pressure, and efans.
by Freise
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Gas Mileage check in
Replies: 23
Views: 2336

I get 32highway and 16-20 city
by Freise
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Blown up N62
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Yeah, for the record it's an Isis maf, I wouldn't say the maf was crap, electronically it worked perfectly, it's just the construction seems lower quality than full oem and I would just advise against running it in blow through. Enjuku has pretty awesome customer service though, and they gave me sto...
by Freise
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Blown up N62
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Yeah it was really disappointing. Had to walk 5 miles along highway to get cell phone service. Had a friend pick me up, grabbed an N60 I had laying around and my laptop with nistune, switched it out and limped it home.
by Freise
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Blown up N62
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Blown up N62

The other day I was out for a cruise down some back roads. I usually don't go hard, just a nice cruise through the country to calm my nerves and get rid of stress. Anyways, the truck in front of me pulled off the road, and as I began to accelerate I heard this loud *pop.* My first thought is I blew ...
by Freise
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: VLSD?
Replies: 9
Views: 837

^ Yes, so when you do the "spin one wheel" experiment, the vlsd is going to behave like an open. When the two wheels are moving at larger difference in speed, it heats up the fluid which expands etc... which leads to the wheels locking. Also, a lot of times the fluid (fluid being the fluid sealed in...
by Freise
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Idle Issue with Draw through
Replies: 35
Views: 1899

You might want to look into an alternate maf before you have it tuned, something like a n62 or at least a n60 for the blow through setup. The stock maf usually tends to be smaller than the piping which means you are going to create a bottleneck effect which isn't a good thing
by Freise
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Finally bought a different car...Can you guess?
Replies: 16
Views: 2290

I'm jealous, can't wait for pics
by Freise
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: KA-T Battery options without relocation
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Out of curiosity, why is relocating to trunk not an option?
by Freise
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: I broke something
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Oil drain is made from rubber or silicon hose, it's very thick... but not solid. I don't think my seal is bad since the problem is very intermittent. In fact, the more i think about it (and with everyone's opinion), the more I could see the drain line causing the issue more than anything else. I hav...
by Freise
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Weird location for a boost leak
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Those are PCV lines. Your best bet might be to block off the ports on the manifold and vent the PCV or reroute pre-turbo
by Freise
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: I broke something
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

I jacked up the car, and removed the testpipe before removing the downpipe (my downpipe is a huge pita to remove), let her warm up and idle for more than 30 minutes, and couldn't get it to smoke at all. There was no oil or reside present in the downpipe at all. It was also about ~75* today, which me...
by Freise
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: tuning question
Replies: 8
Views: 634

It would idle alright, not perfect but alright and usually run badly under load. weird afrs most of the time.
by Freise
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: tuning question
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Yes, I've run that exact combination, it does not run normally.
by Freise
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Universal rims?
Replies: 5
Views: 866

We couldn't figure it out either. It doesn't appear there should be anything that fits into the holes that were removed. I thought that maybe some sort of adapter would be needed, but then, why would they call it universal? The extra holes dont even line up with the 4x100 pattern
by Freise
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: I broke something
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Well if it is the turbo oil seals, it should leak horribly once RPM is above idle due to an increase in oil pressure. It would also get worse as oil temps increase due to a decrease in oil viscosity. Ok, so because it's only leaking at idle, that's evidence against turbo oil seal, and evidence for ...
by Freise
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: I broke something
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

I was possibly thinking oil seals in the turbo as well. Although I have no experience with the inner workings of the head, if the valve seals were bad, would they not go bad somewhat randomly? In other words, wouldn't one or two go bad at first, causing a sort of "puffing" affect? This is like a con...