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Old 01-26-2011, 10:25 PM
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What to do? Tranny dipstick won't fit?

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Got a 2" long sleeve and 2 1/2" bolt at Ace to make an extension. Painted it purdy metallic silver (cuz that's all I had).

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Also have to do some creative bending with the tranny dipstick tube to get it to fit.

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Also, used rtv on the oil dipstick tube when I reinstalled it. The O-ring seemed pretty compressed and loose. Vuala! Appears to have solved my leak problem. Had a slow leak that I couldn't trace. Prolly, from where the oil dipstick tube goes into the block. Was leaking down the side of my oil pan.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:32 PM
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So, that was prolly the lamest write up ever. Half my pics were out of focus.

Definitely need a helper for a job like this. Had to build complex (to my simple brain) systems of extensions, wobble sockets, and universal joints, that would have been way more effective and easy had there been a second set of hands to provide fulcrum points and the like.

Went back and re-tightened all the header bolts... most were extremely loose. Torquing them would have been nice, but I couldn't get a socket on most of them, only a wrench. Don't think I have had a single leak yet though. That has been kinda surprising.

Next up: converting my 96-98 MAF sensor to a 99-02 for increased air flow. Just involves swapping the order of 4 of the 5 pins in the plug in (based on the writeup I found). Not 100% sure it will work, but got the parts cheap, and it's easy to switch back.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:38 PM
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Notice any better throttle response with the obx headers? Or even more power?
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:44 PM
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Not so much on the throttle response. Power seems noticeable when going up a hill or something and then trying to accelerate. It was a little sluggish with the bigger tires and no regearing. Think the headers are more of a high rpm thing.

Also, there is kind of a weld bead or bulge (lip) on the inside of the downpipe, where the big flange is welded on (just before it bolts to the cat)... I'm thinking when I redo the exhaust, of taking that off and having it ground down, cuz it seems awfully restrictive. Maybe that will help.

Honestly, probably not worth the trouble unless you are going with a supercharger... I have heard that headers make more of a difference that way.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:58 PM
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Having high flow exhaust and intake are definitely critical with a forced induction setup. A way larger hp increase than an n/a motor. Now you just have a reason to Go supercharged
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