Borrowed George's Gates Laser aligner to align my pulleys due to new accessory mounts on the rhs plus the Novi pulleys. Worth its weight in gold! The alternator was out by a bit, so I reread the Novi instructions and missed some spacers. Once installed all good. The SC pulleys line up perfectly .
Ok so two belts and a dodgey tensioner later i have everything installed. Fittings arrived for tge drain hose so i made that up. Had some minor dramas with my meth nozzle and pretty much broke it, so i have the lower flow one in there for now. Tomorrow ill top up the fluids and get it ready for starting.
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So filled all the fluids, went over everything again to make sure it was tight. Hooked the battery up and calibrated the o2 sensor.
Disabled the injectors and ignition and cranked it over. It was getting rpm signals and trigger errors, which was a good sign.
The mrs wasn't home to crank the motor as I wanted to lock the timing and check if it was lose first, but though stuff it, and started it up.
After a couple stumbles it roared into life. Checked the timing. I had it locked at 10 and it was showing 0. Changed the angle from 50 to 40 and then it started showing 10 degrees. Unlocked the timing and let it run. Still a bit stumbly. I have a wideband on my 2nd bank that is just connected up to a gauge. It was showing 18-19, but the haltech wideband was showing 14.7. I thought the other wideband must need re calibration, but I had another quick check.
Stupid me left the haltech o2 disconnected after I had to screw it in after calibration. Connected it back in, and she ran a lot smoother. There was some idle hunting, so I changed the target idle from 750-850. Smoothed it out perfectly, the idle is so smooth now.
I will fine tune idle setting later on anway. Radiator seemed fine, temps got to 90 with the single fan coming on at 85. The second fan kicked in at 90 and temps dropped back to 85. Pretty damn hot in my garage, about 32-34 degrees, so seems fine.
Oh, and if you don't own one of these radiator bleeders, get one(or borrow mine). Absolutely fantastic.
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I'm running 3ms cranking dwell and 3.5ms nominal dwell with 1ms spark duration - LS1 coils.
The LS1 are the dumbest of the lot.
You have to be a bit careful with the later LS coils because they have over-dwell protection, with the downside being that when they protect themselves from over-dwell, they just let loose, so it could spark way too early.
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