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Here is the pic of the oil return line



This is a picture of the T-tap used to poorly wire the oil return pump.



This is a Pic of the "relay mount" for that same pump



Here is the 4 feet of wiring they had wrapped up in that harness



Here is the wiring all spread out



And here is my fix of the wiring



A few pics of us starting to install the AEM FIC8, this is before we mounted it under the dash.





This is Horsepower and Torque



The green is right when he got the car back, purple is the first run the day we tuned it, then the red run was getting the boost set right and tuning the car.

 

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Hello Andy,


I am interested in the A/F mixture and the abrupt increase in Power output at the tail of the graph. I was hoping you could shed some light on the above for my own personal curiosity?


Thank you sir, have a great day!

Chris Macellaro :)
Chris,

Instead of trying to explain it, here is the dyno chart with the A/F on it.
You can see that in the area the power is down the A/F is about 10.0 This is because we have limited control of the factory fuel system. We will be adding larger injectors which will give us more control with the FIC, as I'm sure you know how the FIC works.
 

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Great write up guys and glad you are heading in the right direction. So it is safe to assume that the DC on the stock injectors was maxed correct? I am not sure how the secondary port injectors are mapped in the control system but if they are pure feedback driven could they not be just augmented and let the feedback loop do its job? Or are they open loop for WOT enrichment?


The AEM is a good standalone for static maps but is there a concern over variations in elevation, air density and temperature? I have not kept up with the standalone features that are out there, but for a DD in CO these are the problems we have with standalones and the potential to drive from 5000 ft to 10000 feet in one day and keep mixture correct.

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We are not using the AEM EMS Standalone. We are using the FIC8 which is a piggyback, so the stock ecu will make changes based on elevation, temp, etc.
 

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What I got out of his question was; with such low boost there is there a need for a meth kit. Unless your going to crank it up the boost, increase the timing and start heating the motor up you probably don't even need to waste the money or headaches with more mechanical parts that need attention.
You are correct the Meth may not be necessary, but with a motor that has high compression as these do, it is just an added safety feature. In this case I think the kit was added because there was no tuning solution from the company that installed the kit. We are going to try to make it work without the Meth down the road. But for now this is what we have done and we will try other things in the future.
 

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For those of you interested! I have new information on pricing on the AEM F/IC8 that is IS F Specific. As soon as our status as a vendor is updated on this site and we have our own Section I will let you guys know! As of now there will be a group buy on the F/IC with instructions on install! Remember this is an IS F unit only, there were mods made by us to make it work on this car.
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Andy
 

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what would it all take to not have to splice the wires and make a new wire harness?
the problem is space.... With the computer in the little box up front we can't really fit much else in there..... So that means that need to wire into the factory wiring... But we can try to work out somthing, I was looking at the ECU and there is a chance we can fit a plug and play type connector in there...
 

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The F/IC doesn't really have a benifit unless you are going with forced induction, or nitrous. The issue is that the F/IC can pull timing but not add it. So with that said I as of right now I have not done one on an NA car, but if someone would like to try to fine tune the Air Fuel Ratio I guess you could use it to do that.

Side note! We are now a vendor on your forum! Please check out our section, we will be adding content all day and check us out on facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elite-Autosport-Inc/51100257033?ref=mf
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Andy
 

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One last question. With the limited resources available for our cars, do you recommend porting / polishing, or knife edging the throttle body on the IS-F engine and is it something that will result in gains or loses? Your thoughts? Just fyi, I have the K&N intake and am in the process of building a correct box that will allow the fresh air tube to actually add some pressuruzation when moving instead of being an open area under the hood.
Yes we have actually talked about getting a throttle body, and intake manifold to port. There is a local company that does CNC cylinder head porting I had talked with about doing a program for the heads on the IS F. As far as gains, we really don't know because of how well the 2UR-GSE is designed from the factory, but there is always room for improvement!
I hope that answers your question!
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Well good news everyone! I have the O2 Simulation hooked up on the F/IC now and it works great! Also the new larger injectors and peak and hold driver are in. So we are putting the car on the dyno tomorrow! I will update this thread as soon as I have any news! Be sure to check back!
 
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