I do have some updates that I haven't posted. I am going to post them to catch up with where it is now. But there is still no happy ending.
about a year ago, I put everything together, literally assembled it 100%. Had it ready for inspection, had a bottle of champagne to celebrate... Then when I drove it on a first real test drive on the road, not just moving it in the driveway in 1st gear, I saw that it just runs like utter shit and has no power.
Upon extensive troubleshooting it turned out that injector 3 is not firing at all. No signal to it at all, as I tried multiple injectors.
It might sound weird for others, but that got me really depressed. Having put so much of myself into this whole project, time, sacrifices, money... It just felt that no matter what, I just can never reach the end. It all just felt like the curse of Sisyphus.
I just had to walk away, physically and mentally...
Hey Osgood30, I know how a curveball like that can be a major demotivating factor. If you want to pick it up again I'll be following the thread and I have some ideas for diagnosing where you're losing the injector signal. If the rest are triggering, then hopefully it's as simple as a wire that got damaged and it'll just require a bit of acrobatic multimeter usage to track down and a butt connector. When I wired my new engine up I actually spent a couple days hunting down engine and ECU issues before finding out I hadn't slid the terminated wire into one of the connectors far enough. <_<