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Old 11-08-2018, 04:46 PM
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My 09 SS Sedan just had the same fuel line leak. In front of the rear tire at the clamp. Worth noting for those who smell fuel. Mine was easy to find. It left a puddle on the ground.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ESP41 View Post
My 09 SS Sedan just had the same fuel line leak. In front of the rear tire at the clamp. Worth noting for those who smell fuel. Mine was easy to find. It left a puddle on the ground.
yup. I smelled fuel. Took it out for a test drive, small distances from home, about 45 seconds sitting at a stop light and I smelled fuel, didn't think much of it. Then when I got home and saw the puddle of rainbow on the ground near the rear tire I knew that's what it was. Back in the garage and saw it was leaking from inside the heat shielding. Ripped it out in 4 pieces and put the new one in and it's been good since. EVAP looked okay, rusty, but didn't leak.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:02 PM
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changed the oil at 500 miles. currently at 700 miles. I've been edging into boost, I shouldn't be but I want boost again.
LTFT is about -14%, STFT bounces all over. I didn't know until I had Knock Retard monitoring on my interceptor, but it shows KR when it's in boost, so I'm REALLY trying to stay out of it as best as I can now and looking for HPT MPVI 1.0. It's in full on winter mode so I'm not doing any WOT pulls for a tune.

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Old 11-26-2018, 12:41 PM
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you checked for boost leaks? with that LTFT being that high i'd check just to make sure. if not, could be winter temp comps.
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Originally Posted by leemanfor View Post
you checked for boost leaks? with that LTFT being that high i'd check just to make sure. if not, could be winter temp comps.
Iím 99% sure itís because I am running a GMS1 tune (which is set up for stock injectors) but the LDK has opels. Quick injector coefficient change should clear most of it up. I havenít checked for boost leaks. I havenít tuned yet because 1) no hptuners 2) wanted to break the motor in before tuning (WOT pulls on new motor doesnít sound good)
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:11 PM
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Ah i see that now. yeah thats probably why.
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The only thing babying an engine does is give you shitty ring seal. My car went straight to the dyno after the first heat cycle oil change and was over 30psi by the 5th pull.
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I know its not the same engine, but when I built my Subaru engine. I only did 50 miles of babying it. I did a bunch of engine braking to help seat the rings, then after 100 miles I was full boost.


22k miles and 0 oil burn.
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The only thing babying an engine does is give you shitty ring seal. My car went straight to the dyno after the first heat cycle oil change and was over 30psi by the 5th pull.
I don't have HPTuners, or else I'd have someone fix the real bad fuel trims. I've been revving to 6k every time I drive it now, just get there slowly. Rings seal fine, just hasn't seen PE yet because KR exists in low boost, so I haven't hit full throttle.

Also, if I didn't baby, I wouldn't have seen the fuel line leaking. Everyone has their own preferences I guess. Broke in with Comp Cams 10W-30 I wanted to get my $50 worth out of the oil.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ThePanduuh View Post
I don't have HPTuners, or else I'd have someone fix the real bad fuel trims. I've been revving to 6k every time I drive it now, just get there slowly. Rings seal fine, just hasn't seen PE yet because KR exists in low boost, so I haven't hit full throttle.

Also, if I didn't baby, I wouldn't have seen the fuel line leaking. Everyone has their own preferences I guess. Broke in with Comp Cams 10W-30 I wanted to get my $50 worth out of the oil.
what all has changed vs what the tune is set up for?
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what all has changed vs what the tune is set up for?
old tune was GMS1 copied pasted via HPTuners on stock LNF. I replaced with crate LDK (opels) and wanted to break in before tuning. Still zzp intake tube, stock box, zzp upper, lower, and ic. Only thing that was questionable about install was 3bar into the intake manifold; black o ring wouldnít fit so I put the green o ring on from the sensor it came with.
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Tune in progress! Picked up HPTuners from ZZP ebay store when ebay had a sale. Currently on the 8th tune (going slow, dialing one thing at a time). 9th tune in my email waiting for log (which I'll do tomorrow). Only thing that sucks is the sedan is in winter mode, with unbalanced and previously bent (straightened in house) wheels and snow tires so doing pulls past 60mph is sketchy. 2nd gear tune for now till summer where I can do 3rd gear pulls safely.
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Good luck!
I hope the wheels don't do damage to the wheel bearings or cv joints being out of balance.
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