I'd like to thank Peter and Jen on their hospitality

Discussion in 'Post Event Discussion' started by Tektrader, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. JEDI-77

    JEDI-77 Jedi Master

    I wish I had taken a photo of your face sally when....

    graham used brute force to rip out that air intake pipe..:):LOL::LOL::LOL: Priceless..:)
  2. Salzzx

    Salzzx New Member

    I tried not to look concerned...

    but my bar had only just been repaired last week! I was scared for its safety, I must admit.
  3. DBCAR

    DBCAR New Member


    i would like to thank Pete and jen for a place to park and the great food. i learnt that my car can take a beating with graham getting into it with installing the hard pipes (sorry about the hour and a half gone with no power gains).
    but yes i owe a huge thanks to graham for all the help with installing the hard pipes and those hoses that didn't quite fit.
    also the cruize was great. all except for the cops. the guy that breath tested me was very rude. didn't even reply when i asked how his day was (probably pissed off that we all looked so happy and he was out in the cold). i must ask, was anyone asked to show their liscence? cause he asked to see mine and thought he saw that i was only able to drive an auto. i was a bit freaked cause the only condition on my liscence is that i have to wear glasses. a bit wierd but it was all fine.
  4. Vincent

    Vincent New Member

    Thanks Peter for the hospitality and a hand checking my Zed......

    much appreciated!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

  5. TOY300

    TOY300 New Member

    I'm sorry i couldn't make it

    Unfortunately I was to hungover from the night before, and couldn't get my sorry ass out of bed. I'm regretting it now, as i was hoping to do a Conzult test on it..:thumbsdown::sick:
  6. Blipman

    Blipman Beer hooves totally work

    Sorry I was late peeps

    Late night the night before = 1 hour later than planned
    Catching chickens (don't ask) = 2 hours
    Sky80 blowing a water hose and me having to fill up every 15 mins with new coolant and let motor cool to get to Wykked's place = 2 hours.

    Total: 5 hours late :(

    Good to meet some new faces, sorry I didn't have more time for a more leisurely chat with people, next time....

  7. Lukea37

    Lukea37 New Member

    Nice post Jedi-77!

    Looked like an awesome day. Pity I live 2 states away :p
  8. Zanjara

    Zanjara Free Candy!


    Would someone be able to email the pictures to me at all??

    email address is zanjara@optushome.com.au

    i still cannot see them grr! hehe :D

    i got a call earily morning to do some work so that kind of sucked ass :( would of been a top day meet new people and see what goes on at theses tech days..
  9. JEDI-77

    JEDI-77 Jedi Master

    You can come to the next one at my house in a few months time....

    I always have an Annual Jedi tech day around end of august-sept.... keep the peepers peeled in the events section..:)

  10. WYKKED

    WYKKED <b><font color=red>2 Much Trouble</font></b>

    Good to hear that the car is better Sal.....>>

    But perplexing that it is still playing up when it rains. The only theory I have is that your pod filter is allowing a reasonable quantity of water through, which is upsetting the hot-wire-element of the MAF. That could also explain the water found in the pipes that were removed. It would be great if you could swap filters with another member on a wet day and see if that changes anything.
  11. Tektrader

    Tektrader Z32 Hoe, service me baby

    Re: Good to hear that the car is better Sal.....>>

    Sals filter was an Apexi one as well. Weird if it did let water in. Needed a clean though !
  12. Salzzx

    Salzzx New Member

    I think I have it sussed!

    My car has still been playing up when it rains so I figure water must be getting in somehow, but strangely, it doesn't happen after I've washed it, so the seals etc must be ok.

    The one difference between it getting wet in the rain, and getting wet when I wash it is that I dry it off after washing, not after it rains.

    So here is my theory.....water that is resting on the front bar (under the number plate) gets splashed onto my pod filter when I start driving, and is therefore causing the problems.

    I tested my theory this morning (as, again, it rained last night and my car was wet) by drying off the water resting on the front bar. To my surprise.....the car ran perfectly!!! :thumbsup:

    Yippee! I fixed my own car!!!! :LOL:
  13. Dangerous

    Dangerous Member

    Glad we could help out, but it sounds like a little more work needed

    At least you know how the car can run, when conditions are OK. It does sound like the hesitation may be moisture getting to the afm though, or at least an afm related fault (maybe try another complete afm?). If you can't find a different air filter to try, you could always try covering the front (and possibly bottom) of your existing air filter with a rag or plastic bag and take it for a test drive in wet conditions. Make sure the rag/bag can't be sucked into the air inlet though.

    The air flow meter measures the volume of air entering the engine, and the ecu (engine management computer) works out from there how much fuel to inject for optimum engine power and efficiency. The airflow meter works by heating up a 'hot wire' which is suspended in the centre of the incoming airstream. The more air coming in, the more the cooling effect on the hot wire, the more electrical current can flow through it. The ecu looks at the current flow through the hot wire, and uses this as a measurement of the mass of air that is coming into the engine. If your air filter element is allowing water droplets to come in past the air filter and this water is hitting the hot wire, the water cools the hot wire down much more than the air, so the ecu gets a false reading of how much air is coming into the engine, and the engine consequently runs rough or hesitates momentarily.

    Re the power steering and the residual fault of the handbrake light, I'll have a bit of a peruse of the circuit diagrams and see if I can come up with anything.

    Cheers, and nice to meet you in sunny Melbourne

  14. JEDI-77

    JEDI-77 Jedi Master

    sally, dont forget....

    to get your mechanic or some other zed person that you trust to check the timing on your car. From looking at the CAS it looked fairly retarded, meaning you will be down on power. Whether this was done because you have an aftermarket, aggressive ECU, or the belt is slightly out or perhaps its just set incorrectly, I dont know but you should get it checked out.


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