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A trip to HPE

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with a new mappable ECU and the wiring corrected yesterday finally saw a trip down to see Mr Webster at HPE for a spot of mapping.
On getting the car on the rollers Dan found the car to be over fueling by roughly 40% at anything over 1/4 throttle. Meaning an initial power run wasn't on the cards. So Dan set about working his magic and after what felt like forever (but was infact only about an hour) we had our first power run! Producing 198.1bhp out of the K20, relief I hadn't purchased a dud. A while later we where happy to go for another power run this time making 201bhp! At this point I'm thinking brilliant I've got a 200bhp car. Dan on the other hand had other ideas with a few more alterations here and there we saw and horse power a time until finally breaking the 205bhp barrier with and end result of 205.7bhp @7700rpm and 145.7lb ft torque.
Now I'm aware they aren't face melting numbers but this is a stand engine apart from stark kit manifold and a 74mm TB. So I'm more than happy with the result.
The true magic that Dan has worked in the car is the mid range drive ability, it's as smooth and as civilised as you could want. Until you push the throttle down and then it goes like a stabbed rat.
I'm more than happy with the results of today, so a huge thanks to Dan for your work!

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Thanks Dean!

Not sure if I'm going to swap the back box at some point yet. That will depend on how noisy it is on track.

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Fantastic Alex, Perfect spec car for the track, lightweight model with a great NA engine 👌

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Alex,

It it looks and sounds great, The strap holding the car on the rollers looks a bit fragile :ohmy:

I hope to see it on track sometime in the not too distant future.

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You're very welcome Alex, glad it drives nicely!

 

Russell, there are straps around the front wheels that are doing all of the work holding the car down....the ones on the rear aren't tensioned, they're just there to stop the rear walking around on the rollers.....

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Alex why not get one of these, and do away with the ratty one on yours.  

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42 minutes ago, DeanB said:

Alex why not get one of these, and do away with the ratty one on yours.  

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It's all in the pipe line. However body work it's currently marked for next year.

There's a bit of list of things to change or replace to make it my own.

Just going to plod through it at a steady pace. While trying to use it as much as possible.

 

First things on the list are; driveshaft regrease as a precaution, gearbox oil and toe link refresh (has been done once but looking a touch scabby now.)

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