Ever thousand miles is a milestone for this car.

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This has been 18,000 hard miles over the course of 1 year and 3 months, 5 of those were on jackstands.

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Coolant crossover pipe disintegrated
Coolant crossover pipe disintegrated

Its still not working right when you get on boost, but it still runs.....with a little coaxing

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After getting the car together a few months back the fuel pressure started to become an issue on startup. These engines run a hpfp around 700psi at idle and it was making about 70psi. These pumps fail commonly so I bought a new one, same problem. Spent most of that time trying to find the problem eventually figuring out that the brand new pump never worked in the first place.

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Right now the car is running, but not very well on its original hpfp. It requires a little rpm on startup or it won’t pressurize the system and will stall out, and any load that creates more then 8psi of boost will cause misfires across all cylinders.(its a tiny turbo so 8psi is mid load in any gear) in the meantime -another- hpfp is on the slowboat from china, hopefully that one works.

A nice little maintenance surprise, the rear rotors that appeared fairly new, cracked. I’m thinking from heat not rotor thickness, the last drive got the brakes very hot for extended periods.
A nice little maintenance surprise, the rear rotors that appeared fairly new, cracked. I’m thinking from heat not rotor thickness, the last drive got the brakes very hot for extended periods.

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