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#151 Old 07-18-2011, 10:03 AM
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Damn man, that sucks. But, its still better than a broken engine.

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Yeah, turned out not so bad. Talked with aeromotive today and they're sending me a new pump for $110 once they get my broken one.

Being honest and sucking it up paid off... I'm sure I could have just gotten away saying the nozzle was broken when I got it or when I was actually putting it in but Karma would have come back to get me at some point in this build.

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Yeah, turned out not so bad. Talked with aeromotive today and they're sending me a new pump for $110 once they get my broken one.

Being honest and sucking it up paid off... I'm sure I could have just gotten away saying the nozzle was broken when I got it or when I was actually putting it in but Karma would have come back to get me at some point in this build.
Well I don't believe in Karma, but I do believe in being honest and that is what makes things right in the world.

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Cool man, I'm glad it worked out for you.

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Aeromotive got my pump yesterday, sent me the new pump last night, got home from work today and UPS pulled up with my new pump. I guess living 3 hours from their place has it's benefits.

I can't even express in words how awesome a company Aeromotive is. Customer service is top notch and they seriously helped me out when they could have simply said tough luck.

Any fuel system needs I have in the future will absolutely be through Aeromotive even if they cost a bit more.

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Cool beans. Yeah, if the customer support is awesome. I don't mind paying more.

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Got the replacement pump in this evening after work... My wife working at a department store has it's advantages. I come home and she works until 9, guess that means I can work on the car without getting the stink eye

Anywho, after a bit more dremeling than I thought I would need after my first install fail, the pump went right in and fired up on the first try. It's a bit louder than the stock pump if you have the seat out and cover off, but once the car is put back together you can't hear a thing. It's pretty darn quiet. Oh, did I mention it flows almost double what the stock pump can flow?

I'm hoping to get to the injectors this Saturday (again, wife works 12-9, I can now get away with murder as far as I'm concerned), and probably tune on corn. Haven't heard back from my tuner though so we'll see, I don't blame him I've canceled on him twice because of my issues. All I know is I have almost an empty tank of gas and the only thing stopping me is the injectors at this point.

Give it 1-2 months and be on the lookout for my "clutch is slipping bad" posts.

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Don't you have to do a cycle of E85 or two through the tank unless you completely drop it and empty it? I know with race gas you do. Just to make sure the race gas and what ever is left of the regular high octane pump gas don't throw the mixture off a bit.

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Yep, if I do install the injectors and go E85 we'll top off the tank with E85 and tune. Then when I run out of gas we'll top it off again and retune for the more pure mixture.

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Nice...I do remember some things that Chad told me then.

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Finally heard back from the tuner.....

We're on for Saturday.

The second the wife leaves for work I'll be doing the injectors and then we're tuning on E85.

Stoked/nervous.

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LOL, won't the wife notice the additional power when she rides with you?

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It's not that she doesn't know, just that I get crap for working on my car instead of spending time with her..

I feel the same way though, we spent the last 6 months apart and we've only been back together for a few weeks (had to move to Omaha ahead of her).

She thinks going to E85 is a terrible idea just because of finding it around town (never more than about 5 miles from a station here). The only thing I'm nervous about is having my clutch go out quick after I start running it. As long as the clutch lasts until about December I'll be fine. I guess I'm a bit nervous about the injector install too, I already have the GBOD off and have test removed the rails and they seem to be able to come off pretty easily. I guess I'm just being overly pessimistic about everything since I'm taking dropping and killing my first pump as an omen on the whole going E85 idea.

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Well, unless the humidty and temps dropped in omaha (unless you have a climate controlled dyno). I wouldn't expect to see to much on the gain department.

Oh the women, don't like being ignored for a piece of metal. That gets them everytime. Well, I pray if works smoothly for you. Yeah, there are about 3 gas stations near me that have E85. One within 15 mins and the rest are over 30 mins away from my house. Not exactly convenient.

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There are 20 stations around Omaha, one is a mile away from my house... The rest are prettty much 5 minutes from anywhere I could be at a given time.

I'm starting to feel better about the whole deal, my main concern is the clutch going out but I know a couple guys with 20g's and the stock clutch held for a long time (20k+).

Saturday is looking to be about 90 and 70% humidity which I figured would kill the power some, but the 93 tune I have now was at about 75 degrees and also pretty humid.

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