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Old 09-30-13, 06:55 AM
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Dunno. I guess they are getting to be a rare thing these days, what with people going backwards and swapping manuals into them

Mine flared in 1st gear on three separate occasions last year some time. I checked the fluid levels and it hasnt done it again. Nothing else out of the ordinary to report for it. Mine is going on 21 years on the original engine + automatic. Which must mean something..
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Old 09-30-13, 03:04 PM
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Still ridin' slushy here. I haven't been paying much attention to the car lately due to other cars demanding more of my attention.

But, the transmission I swapped in has been holding up fine through me beating on it at Autocrosses and just general driving to shows/events. After, I get it re-registered this time I might throw on a High-flow cat, PFC, and some injectors and see if the trans can handle more power.
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The Auto trans can hold plenty of power, we have ours at 14psi sequential, with full exhaust, intake, 850/1300 injectors, SM intercooler, Power FC with our adapter, 4.30 rear etc... it spins the tires every time it shifts into second. Pulling the engine next month to street port it, then we will put it on the dyno.
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Old 10-01-13, 09:04 AM
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Good to hear, I have one of your harnesses to go on along with the PFC. I was planning a similar setup to yours only I have 4.44 gears in the rear and will probably stick to a max of 12 lbs since my turbos have 100K+ miles on them. That is my intention anyway, boost creep may have something to say differently once I get the full intake/exhaust on.

Keep us informed with the numbers. Are you going to do before/after graphs for the port job?
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Old 10-01-13, 07:26 PM
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Dunno. I guess they are getting to be a rare thing these days, what with people going backwards and swapping manuals into them

Mine flared in 1st gear on three separate occasions last year some time. I checked the fluid levels and it hasnt done it again. Nothing else out of the ordinary to report for it. Mine is going on 21 years on the original engine + automatic. Which must mean something..

Nice to hear. You have had to rebuild your engine during this time though right?
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Originally Posted by mikey13b View Post
Nice to hear. You have had to rebuild your engine during this time though right?
No, original engine and trans, never cracked opened. I still have good compression and no major mechanical faults (although I am chasing a relatively minor cold start warm up system fault where it runs rich for a few minutes)

To be fair, this engine has done 108,000km of work in 21 years. No go-fast parts or anything added apart from a boost gauge and water temp gauge.

I have this feeling that the autos are longer lived because they arent thrashed as hard as the manual cars. They have a more sedate life maybe?
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I have this feeling that the autos are longer lived because they arent thrashed as hard as the manual cars. They have a more sedate life maybe?
I treated mine very easily until I blew the motor while driving it gingerly at 90,000 miles (145,000 km) it was my only car at that point so I wanted it to last. After seeing how much carbon had built up on the rotors I'm not sure if what I was doing was helping or hurting it.

That said, after the rebuild it's life hasn't been sedate at all



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How have the auto boxes been holding up? Has anyone put more than 480hp through them yet?
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Ours is at 346rwhp @ 13.4 psi
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