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post #1 of 9 Old 10-27-2008, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Getting ready for a tune!

So I've decided I'm going to Paul @ Yimisport to get a tune. Right now I'm running a temporary map emailed to me by Dom. Here's my setup:

v7 ej207 longblock
utec+jdm v8 sti ecu (avcs hooked up)
prodrive bcs, joe p mbc
blouch 18g (EWG), walbro, modded injectors (860cc)
mrt tmic, aps inlet, tgv deletes
cusco headers, catted turboback
custom meth kit, 50/50 mix
lc-1 wideband

I need to make sure my car is mechanically ready for the day of my tune. That means compression test, leak test (intake side), datalogging, maintenance (oil, spark plugs, air filter... should I do coolant?), looking for disconnected hoses, tears, etc. Am I missing anything?

I am not a complete noob to engine management, but I'm no guru either so I honestly still don't know what to look for in my datalogs. Can anyone give me some advice?

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no one has any input? or is this a dumb question?
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You seem to know enough already to be set up fine

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Change your muffler bearings and signal light fluid before the tune. Helps put the power to the ground better. (/sarcasm)

Well, it seems like you have a wonderfull setup, and you are probably going to make an excellent dyno sheet tuned. GL!

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Thanks, guys. It doesn't feel like I'm ready. I'm so paranoid that something will go wrong/is wrong, and I'm super broke. Not a good combination. I don't even have enough $ for the tune yet ($500).
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Paul at Yumi is a good tuner you should be in good hands. Thats where I get my work done. A+++++++
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Good to hear. I emailed multiple tuners and chose one on the basis of their responses. Paul answered all of my questions thoroughly and correctly (I snuck in some questions I already knew the answer too ). Paul is the only one that seemed experienced enough (or willing) to deal with what I have; the others wanted me to change my setup. His attitude speaks "come on, throw whatever you want at me, I can take it." Some of the others seem uninterested in anything that's not stage 2... one of them even told me he wouldn't tune my car because it was too complicated and would take days to figure out . Not saying the other tuners were incompetent, but at the very least they weren't as willing and helpful.
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At least they were up front about it. I mean, tuning a JDM ECU on a block you've never worked with and meth injection... it's a lot to ask a tuner who's never done it before. I respect the guy who says "take it to somebody else". At least he's honest.

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At least they were up front about it. I mean, tuning a JDM ECU on a block you've never worked with and meth injection... it's a lot to ask a tuner who's never done it before. I respect the guy who says "take it to somebody else". At least he's honest.
Thats very true. I would rather them be honest about it than do it and totally mess the snot out of your car. That would be horrible.

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