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juggalo said:
ur homeboy didn't know how to adjust things and he probally didn't change his fluids like he's supposed to do.
It was a girl.

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people race in automatics ALL THE TIME!
On the drag strip in high powered RWD cars that have so much power you can't control them and drive stick. Racing a FWD car with an automatic = epic fail.

We aren't slamming on you about your car. I see great potential in your car if you would only listen to the advice the forum has to offer. The advice I have given to you is the same advice anybody else on this forum will give, you choose to ignore it.

I can get a motor for $100 and a tranny for $75 any day so a motor/trans swap makes sense to me. I though the U-pull you go to had good deals? You need to decide on what your power goals are before you do anything. The SPI or Zetec swap is the best option for NA power. Actually, if you were to swap to the Zetec engine and manual trans you would be looking at a 44hp increase and going from a 3.75 finale drive to a 4.10. That difference will blow you away. Set a goal like that and save your cash towards it. Its been done before and is proven to work. You will be more pleased with the results of a goal you saved towards than one you pieced together with what cash you have on hand.

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as far as i'm concerned, do not give me anymore advice or post on my threads. i maybe slow, but i'm not retarded.
Notice that I was one of the only people to comment on your posts and try to help you and point you in the right direction. Your posts look like those of a noob who wants to do things their way yet expects people to hand everything to them and not do any digging for themselves. Other members can see that and they don't want to deal with a person like you that can't help themselves. And I can post on any thread I want to and provide advice.
 

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On the drag strip in high powered RWD cars that have so much power you can't control them and drive stick. Racing a FWD car with an automatic = epic fail.
here's what i found. http://www.modernracer.com/tips/dragrac ... iques.html

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Notice that I was one of the only people to comment on your posts and try to help you and point you in the right direction. Your posts look like those of a noob who wants to do things their way yet expects people to hand everything to them and not do any digging for themselves. Other members can see that and they don't want to deal with a person like you that can't help themselves. And I can post on any thread I want to and provide advice.
i did notice and thank u for ur help. i have been workin on my escort since december and my honda was the first motor i have ever taken apart and that was last september so i only have some knolege(not spelled right but whatever) from chilton's handbooks and google. so i have tried searchin the internet for info on my cars but only finding more info on my crx than my escort. that's why i came on here cuz yall seemed to give me more help and advice on what can and can't be done. sorry if i fashed but the whole dense thing got to me. like it says on my myspace profile "irritability seems to run in my family."
 

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dude juggalo... ok not slamming but we threw good ideas out at you and you turned all of them down, k? we tried to help you out (mostly Matt) and I read all the posts and you just chose to ignore the GOOD advice that everyone here has to offer.

I met you face to face and thought you'd take my advice on the manual swap I'm not trying to bully you around, we all are just trying to help you out, I know a lady that has 150k on her 93 escort auto and it's on the last legs, it'll just slip like crazy off the line and I've done my best to keep it going and it's barely limping right now.

most everyone on here is running a 5 speed manual and doing all these performance upgrades and seeing good results in the manuals, that's just what works good. and it's amazing the gas mileage difference at times it is 10mpg more.

I did PM Matt and tell him that you were very set in your ways and didn't listen much to the advice we had given you dude, we just tried to help out.

and my last point is you're lucky that we did help you because all the info was out there if you searched around you'd of found it, but we just went ahead and told you anywayz. if you don't like the way we try to help you then I guess leave?

idk but I'ma go finish putting my engine back together finally got the #2 rod out, and boy it was bent! I'll put pics on the photo section later tonight! think I'll finally start my own thread lol.

OK Matt how's that 3.8 TB working for you dude?! :D
 

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juggalo said:
madmatt2024 said:
On the drag strip in high powered RWD cars that have so much power you can't control them and drive stick. Racing a FWD car with an automatic = epic fail.
here's what i found. http://www.modernracer.com/tips/dragrac ... iques.html
Nothing I don't already know there. Manual defiantly has an advantage in circuit racing though which is a more at home place for our cars. Our cars shine at handling, not drag strip performance.

Don't sweat it on the irritability thing. As you see, I can be quite irritable myself. :wink:

The throttle body is working fine so far but then again I haven't driven it that far. I got my dad the red HF dremel you talked about. It was on sale and I had a 20% off any item coupon so it only cost me $16! I now need to finish porting that manifold. One of my lifters has been sporadically making a racket lately though. It seems to come if I do a bunch of short trips but if I do one long trip it is gone for a week. I need to look into it sometime.
 

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no doubt I can get rattled up too, but I actually listen to advice and may not take it but I consider it. like Silverton was the one that suguested that my car might have a bent rod if the compression was low and I had taken the head off and #2 didn't come all the way up, hey guess what he was dead on right! the car still was fast and ran good just shook a little at idle. now it should be better though it's almost back together in one day :D I getting good at engine work!

but yeah anyway people need to not take stuff so personally here. either take or leave the advice given and quit asking the same stuff. I guess IDK tho

yeah them lifters like to tick I noticed my 1.9 would tick on the short grocery runs from time to time, drive it good and long and it wouldn't after a while, seems to not like the short stop and go style from one place to another and shut it off and restart in 30 minutes then shut off then drive again. that's why I love the EGT 1.8 I heard it lifter tap once, that's cuz it wasn't started for 4 months :p. you might wanna try like a good cleaner in your oil? sea foam it or something :D I'ma sea foam my car after I get it running good and get it all nice and clean!

lol yup that's the same die grinder I gots from harbor freight I love the 20% off coupons I have one right now too!! :D just nothing I need/want right now, ok stuff I want yes, need no.

best of luck getting it all good and done, you still liking the results of the bigger TB?
 

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Bent rod, ouch! That is one problem nobody wants to believe they have. I wounder how it got bent.

I also got the MIG cart with a coupon. Now my welder has a place and it looks so professional now.

My car only has 57K miles on it so I really don't think I should be hearing any valve noise. See my detailed thread in the 3rd gen section. It makes my beautiful wagon sound like a piece of junk.

Yep, I like the bigger TB. I still need to take it on a longer trip with consistent speeds over 50 MPH. I don't think fuel mileage will suffer once I get the hang of it. You just need to give it less gas because the throttle opening is bigger.
 

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meh bent rod= a little time and a little money, I literally have spent 50 bucks to fix this rod dude, head gasket kit from am-autoparts.com and pull a part connecting rod free, comes with piston so I took the piston off and took it back ;)

I don't even care I had a bent rod I drove the car since I got it like that and it just was bugging me not being able to OPEN it up so I fix it! other than that she runs great and will run better tomorrow when I fire it up!!! :D I think the guy before me told me the timing belt went on him when he was driving, so I'm pretty sure it had enough carbon build up to bend the rod some but didn't harm the valves that's what I don't get with that theory, OR the theory of I used a little hot water to steam clean it when it was running and it may of pooled up in the intake and sucked it all in at once? idk I let it just sip water to clean it out not poured it in. idk how it got bent but I know it was bent like a banana.

wow your wagon is YOUNG! and I need a MIG cart ha ha, my flux core welder needs to look PRO.

yeah with the bigger TB when I did it I just tapped my gas to take off around town and a little more than big toed it to get on the freeway, but once cruising on the freeway it'd lean WAY out and I'd have to half throttle it to do 60, yeah not good so I took that off and put it all back to stock including the bigger MAF housing.

now my EGT, I just tap the gas and I'm gone ha ha, 1/4 throttle is enough to give a ricer a little taste then they go all out you do 1/2 throttle and beat em! oh YES!

yeah I can't wait to get my car running tomorrow and see how she runs!

yeah I'd think gas mileage will be rounds the same with it if you just be tame but drive it hard and it'll go down a bit more than before.

man really only 57k miles, wow mine has around 180k, odometer was replaced it's a canadian car ha ha, the guy said he drove it quite a lot and changed the oil every 3k miles, that I believe only a TINY bit of sludge in the oil pan, that was IT :D but he never changed the P/S fluid, trans fluid, nothing, it needed WORK when I got her. I still need new rear brakes ha ha.

keep it rolling Matt, I'll be rollin tomorrow after the surgery of the banana connecting rod ha ha!
 

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how's everything workin out matt?
 

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Its all working out just fine so far.
 

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Well, as some of your have read my valve noise is gone. The new oil mush have cleaned the dirt out of the lifters.

I finally got my intake correctly ported for the TB now. I ended up not using a dremel to port the intake. I realized that a 2" hole saw is 51MM so I made a jig out of plywood to hold the hole saw in place and bored the intake out with it. It worked really well and the hole is perfectly round. The only bad part was while I was using the dremel to touch up a few sharp edges it cough the rag I had stuffed in the intake, twirled it around, and threw big shavings all in the motor. :cry: Some of those shaving were big to. The dremel just makes dust when your grinding but the hole saw makes bigger shaving like a drill bit would. The good news is the shavings seem to have passed and the motor runs fine. I'm glad I never have to port the intake again.

I took the car on a trip today and its like driving a completely different car! You just touch the gas and it takes off. The cruse control works good as well. According to my Scanguage I got 38 MPG on the way there. By the time I got home it said 36.8 MPG overall for today but I did do more city driving on the way home and I did open it up several times. Overall I am vary happy with the results. The engine does seem to idle lower than it did before but it isn't a big deal. My little brother says that now the exhaust sounds deeper than before. He says it sounds kind of like a WRX, I can live with that. :wink:
 

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i love the sound subaru's make. one of my friends had an older legacey wagon and it sounded like a WRX. can't wait to hear what my wagon would sound like with a head swap and upgraded exhaust. ur set up sounds like it's doin great. good job!
 

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Great job on the TB, one question:

I've noticed how the 'scort holds onto revs between shifts, a) has anyone else noticed this? and b) does the bigger TB change that at all?
I think mine still does that. Its probably due to emission control.
 

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yeah my 1.9 scort sounds like a WRX when I floor it with that cut intake air box with a K&N filter in it, sounds awesome, the 1.9's sound really good, but I love the reliability and power of the 1.8, never had a valve tick in it ever :D :)

that's good you got your lifters solved though Matt! good to hear! cranked my 1.9 over the other day and those lifters just CRIED for about 5 seconds, "and then arose such a clatter" ha ha.

yeah I noticed the between shift rev a little too, push in the clutch and it goes up a few rpm hangs then comes down, which is just odd. prolly the IAC trying to "help" with shifts idk.

glad the TB swap was a total success for you man! glad to hear it, see I didn't port my intake ALL the way, that was prolly my problem...
 

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When I put my 2.0L tb on my 1.9 it idled lower too. I didn'y have to worry about porting since I got the manifold for Nezwick already ported. Hey, madmatt has the scangauge helped you adjust your driving to increase your mpg enough to be worth while? I am looking at getting one to help me adjust my driving to get better mileage.
 

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It has helped me save a few mpg's. The biggest thing I have learned from it is a slight change in throttle position can mean a big difference in fuel economy. The extra information it displays is also helpful. There is even a custom code you can put in that give it the ability to estimate horse power.
 

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yeah I'm sure if you put your foot on it just right it'll run a tad leaner. I put an A/F gauge on my 1.9 with it all stock and on the freeway when you get to your cruising speed it'll snap into a lean loop and run pretty lean, put your foot in it too much it'll kick back to cycling and take your foot off too much and it'll cycle again, take your foot off and put it back on and it cycles till it finds the lean again. cheap 30 dollar autozone A/F gauge will help with fuel economy too! now the 1.8 GT's with the 1 wire oxy sensor won't do the lean on the freeway it just cycles the whole time, so you can just adjust the vaf to run a bit leaner which works wonders!

good stuff we can all find out from each others experiences! w00t yeah I shot for 40 mpg outta a stock 1.9 and touched it once with no mods just driving like grandma X10 so I figured that wasn't too bad kinda cool.
 

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my new pcm actually soved the leaning problem on my 1.9 but i still need to get th EGR equipment for the c/e light
 

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I finally did another HP run with the intake ported. My Scanguage said 141 HP, 4 more than last time. I am happy with the number but I don't 100% believe it. I wounder how it calculates HP?
 
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