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Old September 29th, 2019, 22:05   #136
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Here are some of my favorite cars from that weekend.






Unfortunately this car had a mechanical failure and hit the wall in turn 1 at 160 mph. Luckily all the safety equipment did it's job and the driver walked away with only some bumps and bruises.





I'll post up some onboard footage in a few days and sadly I'm having the worst luck this season with my car, since we had to pull in early on the 2nd to last session due to a mechanical failure. So now the head needs to be pulled to see what happened.
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Old October 5th, 2019, 20:24   #137
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Here are the two videos from the track day at Gridlife

https://youtu.be/nPkapan1EBs

https://youtu.be/y89zFqQHKm0
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Unfortunately it was more than a head gasket like I was kind of hoping it would be, since that's an easy fix in the scheme of things. I took the car to a friend/mechanic in the Oshkosh area to see if he could get my car fixed up for me before our final track day of the season.
He sent me some pictures letting me know that cylinder 4 was damaged to the point that the cylinder couldn't be repaired.

Here's some pictures of the carnage:








Sadly whatever took out cylinder 4 went through the turbo causing the turbine wheel to get damaged, along with the turbine housing, CHRA, and vanes.






Need to dial back the tune some more to reduce the amount of soot being created. Also considering W/M to help lower EGTs and keep things clean that would normally have carbon build up on it.


Since the turbine housing needed to get replaced, I decided it was the perfect time to make the switch to a BMW turbine housing that uses V-bands for connecting the exhaust manifold to the turbo and the downpipe to the turbo. So if anyone is in the market for an Audi style tubular manifold for a GTB2260VK send me a pm.
I sent the turbo to Adam at Pioneering Performance to rebuild it for me with a new CHRA, turbine housing, and to help with EGTs he installed one of his lightweight GTB23 turbine wheels and was luckily able to reuse the 62mm compressor wheel, so I now have a GTB2362VKLR.
I was thoroughly impressed with Adam's customer service every step of the way. I wouldn't hesitate to send him a turbo in the future should it need repair(hopefully not for a little while though lol) for anything turbo related. Otherwise check out his cast manifold turbos that look like a great upgrade for anyone looking for some extra oomph.
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Here's the new turbo setup and manifold.










I was able to find a replacement BHW engine just outside of the Twin Cities and was able to have a friend pick it up and drop it off at my buddies place near Oshkosh. This time I'll be sending the pistons, turbine housing, and manifold out to get ceramic coated to hopefully help manage the heat a bit better.

I'll post another update when the parts are back from ceramic coating and are getting ready for install.

I posted this in the W/M thread, but I figure I might as well post this in my thread and see if people wanna weigh in on installing W/M on my car.

I'm considering adding Water/Meth to my car to keep the EGTs in check. I primarily use the car for HPDE(track days) and would like to keep the EGTs to around 1500F, since they currently push into the 1600+ range on the straightaways. I'm open to other suggestions as well.

Here are some of the options I've found. Ranked in the order of 1st choice to last choice.
https://cppdiesel.com/snow-45006-pow...nol-injection/
http://www.alcohol-injection.com/en/...tank_black_lid
https://www.aquamist-direct.com/806-...etCurrencyId=2

Thanks for taking the time help me figure out what my best option is.
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With the engine needing to be rebuilt, I decided it would be a good idea to ceramic coat the pistons this time around. My mechanic sent the pistons to Swain Tech Coatings to have them coat the top of the pistons with their Gold Coat and had their PC-9 coating on the skirt.

The pistons look pretty darn good from the pictures my mechanic sent me yesterday when they arrived at his place.





The coating looks a little bit different in the daylight.


Now we're just waiting on them to coat the turbine housing and exhaust manifold and then ship them out when they're done. Unfortunately it might take a bit longer than it normally would with the coronavirus forcing them to adjust their production schedule. Fingers crossed that they can get them coated in the next couple of weeks.
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Those are excellent results of ceramic coating! Nice
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Those are excellent results of ceramic coating! Nice
Thanks! It sucks that once the motor is buttoned up no one will get to see amazing looking ceramic coated pistons.

On that note...my mechanic friend got the turbine housing back from being ceramic coated. It turn out fantastic too.
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