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  • #9188
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    Do you know whats involved with the emissions test, is it a full IM240 test?

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    yes its the full test, not looking forward to it Gary. I have a new cat that i will fit once the car is tuned and put on the trailer, then its fingers crossed!

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    Picked up the ute tonight and loaded it up on the trailer for the 3hr trip to sydney to see if i can pass the emissions im240 test. the ute is running so much better now, still needs a little tweaking just a bit to rich at idle and a fraction lean at peak. Now i know its not huge RWHP but its a good starting point. Ill let you know how i go tomorrow.

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    Good luck mate, very difficult test to pass, but hopefully the tuner is on the ball.  Lets us know how you go :yes:

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    Ok so the test didn’t go to well, failed the Nox + Hc portion of the emissions test and super close on CO.

    I have decided to purchase a Wolf V550 EMS so i can get it tuned properly whenever i need to. That old saying ringing in my ears this time “a poor man pays twice”.

    Also purchasing a smaller charger pulley as it was only putting out 6psi. I will be taking it to 10 or 12psi and see what it can do!

     

    #9359
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    I managed to get 2 x VE catalytic converters from a V6 for a steal. I will run these one after the other to try and reduce emissions. I have also purchased the Wolf V550 EMS which should arrive this week. Then off to the tuners to see what we can do.

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    Fingers crossed mate  :-)

    #9424
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    Pity you’re in Canberra, the tuner who did mine is seriously a walking encyclopedia on the IM240 test and whats needed to make it pass but he is in Adelaide.  Good luck though mate, you will get it through I’m sure, keep us posted.

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    Finally got the car registered but not engineered yet. With the drama’s of the IM240 emissions test, i decided just to get it on the road then address the engineering next year.

    Cleaned up the bay a little, i removed the Maf as my new Wolf EMS has the built in Map sensor. Made a little right angle plate up for the front of the radiator just to finish it off. Still undecided if i like it.

    Put the new wheels on for the first time and am pretty happy with it. Deciding if i will white wall them or not.

    Thanks to the guys for your feedback on good oils to use in the 5L. Gave it an oil change today defiantly over due. Will take the gearbox on next weekend.

    #10879
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    Nice, pita about the IM240 but I am sure you will get there.  How does it drive?

    #10880
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    Drives really well nice and tight,little bit bumpy with the coil overs but you get that. Will definitely need a retune.

    The part in the EMS gear selector decided to to die last week as well so its still seems in limp mode.

    It will all be fixed this week so hopefully by the weekend i will see what it can do.

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    Getting a new exhaust system tomorrow, have decided with twin 2.5 with flowmaster super 44 mufflers. It will be flanged before the diff so i can drop the rear muffler when i want some noise. Maybe down the line i will look at the Varex mufflers.

     

    To top off my week my Summernats entry passes turned up!

    #11143
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    Finally got the ute tuned ended up with 310 rwhp not huge numbers but enough for a ute i think. Glad i went with a tunable ecu.  I will post up some pics of the new twin exhaust. Sounds nice and tuff under load but not too bad cruzing.

    #11147
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    310hp at the treads will make for some fun mate, dont worry about that!

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    I finally got around to finishing my door trim upgrade/modify. I have taken the leather top sections from a vs caprice, had to trim and drill some new holes in my original door cards to adapt. Finishes the doors off nicely i think.

     

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    #11205
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    Really like that! !. Can you try and get pic from maybe the back seat of what the door guage looks like?

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    love to get in the back seat but its a ute Gary, ill take a few shots with the gauge . Its a boost/vaccum gauge that fitted into the aircon vent surround. I just popped out the vent and got to it with the dremel then a few dabs of sickaflex. Needs a final wipe of black silicon and its good to go. The bonus is it is removable whenever i take the door apart.

    #11212
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    Love ya ute buddy beautiful colour combo, don’t give up on the test mate u will get there!

    #11221
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    love to get in the back seat but its a ute Gary,

    Lol, I am claiming a seniors moment (and maybe one glass of red too many :))

    #11246
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    Not giving up on the engineering just on hold till feb. Always said it will be engineered. Found out a reason why it was failing. The ems was sucking fuel vapour from the charcoal canister once the revs hit 1500rpm which would then make the readings for emmisions go over. Gotta love the little things you dont know about.

    All good gary i hear that excuse all day lol.

     

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