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Mike's 95 STI Type RA -> 95 L Coupe! We're going hybrid CDB.
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Old 02-21-2016, 04:36 AM   #41
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Update on the conversion, installed the new packs and spliced out the existing igniter. Pretty simple job, however, wiring does make me a little stressed. Had some hiccups during the cleanup portion as my turbo timer was causing the car to do weird things (operating without the keys installed; had to stall out the car to get it to turn off so I could trouble shoot). I'm assuming at least, once I disconnected it, the car ran fine and I haven't had issues since.



Would highly recommend this mod for EJ20G owners. Simple, parts are readily available, and it feels like the car runs better then it ever has. You could attribute at to cracked coil packs bringing me down the entire time.
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Old 03-03-2016, 04:53 AM   #42
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No significant updates. Been battling some sort of sensor issue that is causing the car to run like garbage until it gets to operating temps. Some google searching has narrowed it down to basically any engine sensor as they all therm to have the same symptoms. So that's been fun to troubleshoot. Anywho, stock down pipe is going back on tomorrow to fix or rule out a bad oxygen sensor. Then I'll be off island for a bit so even more thread down time.

I'm about 4-5 months away from stripping and boxing up the car so I don't plan on doing much in that time frame aside from just driving and enjoying my last bit of time with Jane (the car, yes I named it). So until then expect only glamour shots and maybe some updates on the sensors until tear down time comes.

And on that note...



Photos credit of @boostedimporter on IG. I don't have any talent beyond my iPotato.
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:28 AM   #43
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Looks NICE!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:00 AM   #44
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Damn Akira/Initial D up in here!



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Old 03-03-2016, 06:14 AM   #45
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On that note, coolant temp sensor? MAF? IACV?
Ej20G right? might needa do coolant bypass?
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:37 AM   #46
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Swapped the HKS down pipe for the stock one to ops check the o2 sensor. Cars seems to be back to her good ol' self, so right now I'm ruling that as the problem. The DP had only been on the car since the 6 speed swap and I'm guessing the flogging at autocross finally killed it. We shall see if the problem resurfaces. I did change MAF's, TPS, and was going to swap crank sensors had the o2 sensor not been the case.

Def going to look into that coolant bypass thread though. Who knows, might be something worth doing. I did pick up a metal coolant resi from a buddy of a 205 so possibly in conjunction with that.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:56 AM   #47
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The metal coolant tank is one of the best things ive done. Just need to make a bracket, trim down 2 of the 205 hoses going toward the radiator, use the stock 205 lower hose, and stock 20G upper hose
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:57 AM   #48
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I didn't get any of the hoses, just the tank. But I'll run all new lines during the rebuild so I'm not too worried about that part. Just simple stuff to upgrade when the time comes. Times flying for me over here.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:35 AM   #49
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So I'm about two months from a teardown so I've just been enjoying the car. Did a nice drive/poker run this weekend. Talked one of my photographer buddies into tagging along so he got some good shots of a majority of the cars. My boy Josh threw this edit together of the highlights. It was a gorgeous day and some even more beautiful roads to drive.

I'm going to miss this island.

And the video edit.
https://youtu.be/uCR-D6gtsTQ


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Old 04-18-2016, 06:04 AM   #50
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Great video, looks like a blast.
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