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My 98 super charged EX

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by 4pointslow, July 1, 2008.

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    1. WormsExplorer

      WormsExplorer Elite Explorer

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      Your truck is just beautiful. Love watching your videos
       
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    3. 4pointslow

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      Maybe this Saturday... LOL
       
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      Thanks, I really appreciate it!
      I plan to keep the videos coming this year.
       
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      Had fun testing the nitrous out on Saturday. 9HP shot LOL.
      Accomplished a bunch of things, like testing the heated bottle bracket, and getting the pressure switch set to keep the pressure at 1,000 psi.
      I got to test the purge stuff which worked, and the new main line I installed last Thursday.

      Unfortunately the nitrous controller gear lock outs feature is not working correctly(was spraying in more gears than I wanted) so I think I am going to install a red nitrous activation button on my steering wheel.(the RPM and TPS functions of the controller work great though) It might be that I don't have "clean rpm signals".

      Also I don't like where the pressure switch for the heated bottle bracket is installed. The heated bottle bracket came with an AN fitting adaptor which has a provision(hole) for attaching the switch. If you install it there like I did(as per instructions), when you close the bottle you get no pressure to the switch and the heater will stay on permanently which can cause an over pressure problem and lead to personal injury or property damage. In other words, boom!
      I will move the sensor to the bottle valve instead.

      There is a green LED I use to tell if the nitrous is spraying, but I hooked it up to a 12 volt output from the nitrous controller that is supposed to be used for a timing retard system. It sounded like a good idea at the time but I don't think it is working right so I am going to attach the green LED to the output of the nitrous solenoid relay. Then I will know for sure when the solenoid is being activated.

      I also need to lower the mph when the shifts occur since I was bouncing off the limiter again. This means I have to update my SCT software in my truck too.

      This coming Saturday I have to recertify in the ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Certification,
      so after that I plan to spend the rest of the day in my garage(my oasis).
       
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      Nice to see you can fix what you don't like and then start adding more spray. Perfect.

      For all those guys that say the trans is weak, I'd say it just needs to be maintained by someone that that is logical, methodica, and that cares.

      Awesome!
       
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      That was AWESOME!! Did you beat the guy next to you? To me it looked like you did. Not sure how I would like that if a V6 Explorer just beat the socks off me at the track :)

      So Why do you have to recertify in the ASE L1? Is it cause you are faster now? Sorry not much of a drag person but love watching it.
       
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      I did win that race. His car was faster than my truck but he took a long time getting off the light (tree). I think he may have had wheel spin or something.
      On the time slip he ran 12.10 or something, I was 12.9 something. At the end of the 1/4 mile there are green lights on either side of the track on the concrete barriers. If you look close you will see mine light on the right side of the track. I only won by .03 something of a second. LOL

      The ASE L1 test is an ASE test for advanced engine performance. If you want to be a certified mechanic you have to take ASE tests. I was for 16 years but now I am an automotive instructor. I have to stay certified to teach. The funny thing is I teach engine performance so I find the test very easy. I am very lucky to have received all the training I have. I am happy to help others learn now, I have been teaching for quite some time. This June will be 30 years since I graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute. They got me my start and now I have been teaching at Universal Technical Institute for 14 years come this April.
      I have no regrets and love the automotive industry. After almost 30 years in the field I still don't know everything though, learning is a lifetime thing. LOL
       
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