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by Greg_Sef
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Oil level
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

Re: Oil level

No doubt that the crank scraper is worth some power - but you will need to CAREFULLY examine its fit and trim and file it to get it to sit correctly between the block and pan. Right out of the box it interferes with some of the casting features and you will have a big leak in spite of how much RTV y...
by Greg_Sef
Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Best standalone ecu system
Replies: 14
Views: 7186

Re: Best standalone ecu system

I took the plunge on an emerald K6 unit. I am sourcing all the parts I need now and reading and studying every thing I can get my hands on. The ECU has a base map in it already from emerald to get me up and started. I ran the car (3.0L S motor +) on a chassis dyno for a baseline with the modded Ljet...
by Greg_Sef
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 12v ITB's
Replies: 38
Views: 17353

Re: 12v ITB's

Actually what's the big deal about the rod offset? What if I bought the max speeding non-offset rods and machine the small end so it is as wide as the stock rod small end? I don't even know the logic behind an offset rod. I have OEM, Max speed and PPM connecting rods that I have just finished measu...
by Greg_Sef
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Flywheel Lock
Replies: 8
Views: 3361

Re: Flywheel Lock

The EMPI VW flywheel lock works great.

Part# 5003

Usually about $10 on eBay with shipping. You want to use this when you torque that nut back on. Also for us Americans living in the land of inches and feet it's a 1-5/8" socket.

by Greg_Sef
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: GTV 3.0 12v motor restoration with mild modifications
Replies: 38
Views: 15131

Re: GTV 3.0 12v motor restoration with mild modifications

Very nice work Kevin, What is the thinking behind enlarging the volume of the Plenum? Is this well proven? It seems obvious that the runners need to be enlarged but I am curious about the increase in volume of the plenum. Increased torque in a particular range or is it just improved breathing all al...
by Greg_Sef
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Race Cars and Track preparation
Topic: Race drive line
Replies: 27
Views: 11904

Re: Race drive line

I would be interested in upgrading my driveline. The reinforced clutch housing would be a start. But there is a weakness in the rear most giubo as well. At my power level I have had no real problems with the front and middle flex discs. The rear flex disc (Giubo) is a problem in that the inner split...
by Greg_Sef
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Strange failure on 12v 3.0...
Replies: 6
Views: 3038

Re: Strange failure on 12v 3.0...

You used a motor from a 75/Milano right? If the auxilliary shaft worm gear was from that car then it shouuld have been OK. But the gear from a 164 Motronic motor is different. The oil pump turns twice as fast. But you can't be using that because it won't drive a conventional distributor, right? I go...