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  1. Title pretty much says it all but there is a performance upgrades section which lightly touches on the actual tuning aspect of a map file. I was thinking there are a few of us here who would be looking to modify maps and share information. It would help greatly to organize those tuning specific questions to one area. Topics might include things like: Map definitions (Map locations, EGR, fueling, timing, etc) Map Sharing - User owned of course, not commercially sold ones. Tips and tricks for achieving a base tune Howto's etc. Software (Winols, EDC Suite, etc.)
  2. Never once, ever hit 600 km on a tank. I don't think I've even hit 500 km. I know that I can hit 500 but I don't want to drive it until it says 0 L till empty. I now only fill it until it clicks as not to spill fuel everywhere and waste precious time on filling. I use to, but I found it incredibly difficult to get consistent fills with the car and the range varied so much. All I pay attention to now is the consumption rather than how much I can possibly squeeze into the tank. If I can hit 400 km before the gas pump starts flashing, I'm happy. Usually it comes on before that though. Extrapolating that: 5L remaining would yield at least another 100km. I usually fill up when I pass a gas station that actually sells diesel. Average consumption is around 4-5 L/100 km on my hilly commute at 110-120 kph and usually a predominant headwind one of the directions or both. That's with a significant boost leak and a broken air duct. I'm still happy with that.
  3. Took off the I/C fan to replace it this morning (was hitting limp mode inducing IAT's with a broken duct and broken fan). But while I was changing the fan I was looking for boost leaks. I've been hearing whistling ever since climbing a long hill a month ago. It would come and go but now I hear a turbo whistle pretty much every time I'm under partial boost. The squeeky noise goes away sometimes under full throttle or under low boost (low speed crusing or something). If I'm boosting and back off the throttle I start hearing the whistle/squeek. I kinda think the high IAT's killed the IC. For inquiring minds to see how efficient that little fan is when you have a broken intake scoop This is just cresting a small hill at 120 kph and then steady speed. Boost pressure is lower than it was doing these speeds previously because IAT was 80-90C or higher without the scoop and fan working. This is just the fan. It took 5 minutes to change FYI. Really easy.
  4. Problem with two part epoxies is they are normally hard as glass which means they don't handle things like tortion or vibration very well. IMO, not a good solution for this intercooler without the addition of something like fibre reinforcement. JBWeld would be excellent in a pure tension application which in reality never happens. I'd love to try the soldering method but FWIW, a $299 intercooler brand new solves this problem 100% :S I'll happily donate the old one to whomever wants it and wants to repair it outside the car.
  5. How long for Gorilla Glue to cure? I really have had just such poor results from Epoxy repairs that I just avoid them at all costs.... I was thinking that using some fiberglass cloth in addition to something like gorilla glue would probably hold extremely well. IMO, JB weld is absolute garbage simply because it is so brittle that any vibration, expansion, contraction or shear load seems to kill it instantly. However, paired with some fibreglass cloth it would likely hold up quite well. Flat bar or better yet, some aluminum channel would be ideal to fill in the gaps and provide some strength. Once my girlfriend moves to Medicine Hat, we'll have two cars so I can divulge into this repair and not worry about getting to work for a couple days; should it take longer than a weekend to RE/RE/RE. Thanks all for the help/suggestions.
  6. Tempting to try patching it as suggested above with epoxies. My luck with them has almost always ended in disappointment. Personally if I'm going to spend an afternoon doing a job I'd rather be drinking on my patio, I want to make damn sure that the problem doesn't reoccur next sunday :P. Flying tiger so far had the best price on an IC.
  7. I finally found some pictures of what that damage looks like... Yikes. I think I'm going to order a new intercooler. I don't want to do all that work of getting it apart only to have it continue leaking. Safe bet to replace it and trim the plastic as you've suggested. This thread was helpful, Picture of the type of damage:
  8. Actually come to think of it, that is looking at the fan-side of the intercooler. Is it the fan shroud that wore through the plates?
  9. Hey Henry, thanks for your input. I figured as much.. is the plastic mounting bracket visible in the picture? I believe the intake hose you're talking about (top of the EGR) is visible in the picture as well. There is a groove in that hose. I did do a soap/water test and didn't see any leaking but it is hard to do at operating temperature (evaporation). I'll try again when the car is cold. Sounds like I'm pulling the intercooler... Will have to wait I think.
  10. I thought my headunit was fubarred for a couple weeks...Until I tried pressing this button and the problem went away. The reception on my car is really lousy so if that option is enabled it will constantly search.
  11. Anyone know the part numbers for these or equivalent parts? Best just to cut the lines and run a standard check valve from napa? I have oil seeping around the turbo inlet from the pcv.
  12. You mean the big garbage dump in the sky?
  13. Oil level honestly I haven't checked since Idid the oil change, but that's when I spotted the problem. I had just purchased the car, and the servicing was way overdue. I'll check it again when I do my next service. When I filled it it was slightly high but I hadn't primed the oil filter yet or turned the motor so in my experience it would drop half a litre or so, putting it right above half way. If it's normal, I'll just ignore it. I'll just fill it a little below half way next oil change instead and carry on
  14. For the actuator, once an oil change should be good The vacuum pump you can buy from Princess Auto. Spend the $90 on a good one, don't get the cheapy :S Parts I buy from has a few things listed but not too much... Fun little car when you get it working right, and the fuel mileage is outstanding...Not so good in the snow though, IMO anyways. I came from a Ram 1500 with snowflake rated all terrains, so my opinion is bias. Don't let the diesel bit scare you off of doing your own maintenance. In many ways they are a more simple engine. If you've spent some time hanging around turbocharged gas engines you'll feel right at home. The worst part is the lack of room in the engine bay for this car... Odd things about diesels: They don't get warm super quickly...Seriously, the interior fan is enough to keep the car from hitting full operating temp There is no throttle body valve. No spark plugs And you gotta wait a few seconds before turning the key to ON while the glow plugs warm up. Otherwise, pretty simple
  15. Don't forget the first hybrids weren't cheap either, or the first plug in hybrids. I didn't realize it was 75k canadian, damn. I keep hearing the US price around the office.
  16. looks kinda like that, but not nearly as much oil. Not a drip or anything I'd see on my driveway... just a bit in that area.
  17. Oh, it's a diesel. It kinda looks like a valve... Shit do I have excessive blowby? Car runs fine, no issues starting or anything. Doesn't seem to consume any oil.
  18. For now.... Network will grow quickly. The future is coming We work with the major petroleum retailers to retrofit existing stations. They're wise on it, they know it's coming too.
  19. Naw, we bonfire and collision test the tanks. In an accident the only thing that survives is the tank. I work with it daily, its' fairly inert stuff provided you don't supply it with an open flame First car will be next year. Just you'll have only a few stations in Vancouver/Burnaby to fill up at. Mind you, the range is about 600 km so it's worth it. Price is not so much ~$1.00/L gas equivalent.
  20. Wait for the Mirai to go on sale here Better range I know a guy who is building hydrogen stations, once the first one is complete they'll start selling the car. 8 filling stations in the LML and Island by 2024 Should take off rapidly after that.
  21. For all those who want to can get it to work in windows 10 through a virtual machine. IT IS VERY EASY! I used a free virtual machine called 'Virtual Box' which will work in windows, linux, OSX, etc. Now you need a XP Pro ISO... PM me if you want a download link... If you need them...Follow these instructions or several others on youtube. I used a 5 GB file partion, shouldn't need more than 3 GB for windows XP and a few mb for the drivers... Once you've got it set up you can enable flie transfers and copy/paste the KWP2k+ drivers and software over. Should be pretty easy from there =]
  22. Finally received my KWP 2000 Plus in the mail...Dog at the software/driver CD but I found a copy of it on the interweb. Having issues getting this to work in Win10 (64 bit). From searching around on the internet this thing only works on 32 bit versions of windows (XP Era)... I'm not that tech savy anymore despite at one point in my life running an IT consulting company but how has everyone here gotten around this issue? Would a virtual machine running XP work? Or truly do I need to flash a laptop with XP to tune my car :S
  23. Sounds like a fun project but if you have the space in the truck why not put a real motor in there? A 2L would be a real good mover
  24. It was hard to talk myself out of the ED..That's really what I wanted but the payback period was damn near infinite compared to a $4500 CDI with low KM. CDI works a bit better for long haul trips too The smelly diesel pump kinda sucks... I get around it by using the paper towel they have beside the pump and holding it with that. I think if they kept one vehicle in North America it would be the ED and it would be rebranded as a Mercedes product so that they can apply it to their fleet carbon credits. My $.02. I think the competition in this market is going to heat up though because the big three are in big trouble....They will start selling cheap, small, ED vehicles to offset their pickup sales...
  25. I'd consider an electric one or a diesel one with the Dual clutch but otherwise I'm not interested in a car that small with comparable gas mileage to a bigger car... So I'll stick with my 450 The car just doesn't make sense in the market here...