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First Things First I'm The Realist
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Glad J's doing well Chris! That's great news to hear!

And Jake... there is no pain. I didn't even ask for topical for my gums. They took about .5 mm in 6 spots. I have all my wisdom teeth and they needed to make some space for the Invisalign to work. Flossing just got easier tho, lol.

Oh... but the smell was pretty horrid. Today was an assault on my nose between shaving teeth, etching the enamel for the buttons, and then resin curing in my mouth. Fun times.
 

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nopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenope It was awful as a teenager and I'm with Jake. I actually shivered a couple of times just typing my earlier response.

James, at this point, he's not exactly doing "well" - he's doing the best he can. About a month ago he hit a BIG bump and is recovering from that. But, he's above ground and still kicking, so that's good enough for us both right now. He recovered before and I know he will again.
 

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Omg what have I wandered into!?

I went to the dyno today but now all I can think about is burning teethsmell. Thanks guys.

Happy Friday lady and gents. It's more upbeat than usual since Chris arrived. I'm here for this.
 

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Omg what have I wandered into!?

I went to the dyno today but now all I can think about is burning teethsmell. Thanks guys.

Happy Friday lady and gents. It's more upbeat than usual since Chris arrived. I'm here for this.
How much power are you making? We want to see graphs.
 

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Let's see if I can just upload an image directly, sorry about the quality.

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The exact same thing happened as last time. The dyno would read up to 5500 rpm or so and then pop up a 'dyno brake overheat' error message and stop measuring. This time we only did like 7-8 pulls before giving up.

If you do the math, this is a 4th gear pull, 7000 rpm is like 90 mph so this is just getting into the powerband.

They tried third gear and it would just spin the tires after 4500 rpm.

I'm not sure what to do. They didn't charge me anything at all, they said they were going to try and see if the back set of rollers (it's a 4wd dyno) work better. Like, something weird is going on with their software. Of course it's a PC running windows XP with the case open to keep it cool. Fun times. I just wish we could get real numbers, should this be so hard?
 

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@Bryan thank you for asking. 💜 J's cancer is "good" - there are still small tumors or areas of concern, but the immunotherapy has been holding it in check. He had a second round of chemo last year that he tolerated well. His case is new to all his docs, so that means treatment and issues have been new to everyone too. We have a great team of specialists helping us. He was laid off from his long-time job with Citrix Online after they got sold as part of a huge layoff, but his severance package was awesome and he actually had a company reach out to him immediately to hire him! So he's at Teladoc Health now working on the software their robots use. These "robots" drive around in a hospital, for example, and have a tablet device on them so a doc in their office can remotely check on patients. He tests the systems that keep the data moving between doc and robot, and secure as well because of HIPAA and all that. Besides learning a new company and new teammates his insurance SUCKS, lol, but we know we're privileged to even have coverage.
Chris,

Super glad to hear things are at least stable!
 

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Woot! Tell us more about the dyno! Why, what vehicle, numbers, etc!
Why: everyone keeps asking what power it makes ugh! Really, that's a reason. But mostly I want to see how the electronic boost control is working, there's supposed to be a small dip/shelf at 3500-4000 rpm to protect the rods. Then basically an upward ramp to redline, where boost drops a bit again.

It looks ok. Each time I learn a bit more. I will definitely use this to fiddle with the boost duty table.

What vehicle: it's the hillclimb turd. 1999 10th AE drivetrain with a FM 2560 trubo. Various mods...
 

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Why: everyone keeps asking what power it makes ugh! Really, that's a reason. But mostly I want to see how the electronic boost control is working, there's supposed to be a small dip/shelf at 3500-4000 rpm to protect the rods. Then basically an upward ramp to redline, where boost drops a bit again.

It looks ok. Each time I learn a bit more. I will definitely use this to fiddle with the boost duty table.

What vehicle: it's the hillclimb turd. 1999 10th AE drivetrain with a FM 2560 trubo. Various mods...
doesn't it also have an electric supercharger/turbo thing?
 

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First Things First I'm The Realist
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I think he nixed that bish when it turned out to be made from actual liquid hot magma. Like constant overheating.
 

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1000% Jake
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Like a typical E46
Bahahaha!

Yeah the electric supercharger is sitting in the garage. I have to get it farther away from the turbo, everything just gets insanely hot and the electric motor doesn't like heat.

I think it can hang out somewhere down in the fender if I can drill a giant hole in the unibody. Or just do some crazy charge pipe routing.
 

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...that idea makes more sense the more I think about it. An electric supercharger on a car with a built in 144v system? Uh, yes.
You're right, it actually does. This is set up to use 77v and I want to try and make it work again at some point.

Part of the issue is that I was just building so much boost I had to turn the turbo all the way down to keep from going past my boost targets. There's also the issue of lag, I need to be able to tell the supercharger to spin up early. It's just slow to get into boost, I think the impeller should be composite instead of aluminum and it would have less inertia.

Oh, actual tuning! Nice. Best of luck. That voodoo is long in my past.
Thanks! It keeps me occupied. I'm going to even say I enjoy it at this point.

Maybe I'll get off my ass and build the ignition I really need to go past 16-17 psi safely. I need, like, butt connectors. Gotta be somewhere.
 

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I did a 30-60 pull in 3rd gear against an identical 2008 PRHT GT NC with 100k fewer miles than mine. He pulled away so quickly I thought I was in the wrong gear, lol. Really highlights how worn out this engine is at 180k miles.

Or my ability to tune a car is dogshit and I made the car slower.
 
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