BUILD THREAD Project “The Ghost”.

69hurstolds

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It would be nice if they had an "in car" app to Bluetooth your engine vitals to your phone, and if anything gets out of whack outside of your liking, it alerts you instantly.
 
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81cutlass

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Are you feeding the harness pressure signal with the stock 03-07 3 wire 5V oil pressure sensor? That standard part # looks like its right.

If you have a 1/8 pipe tap you can just break the top off that broken sensor and tap it for a old style mechanical gauge, or go to the cover by the oil filter housing on the pan.

I suppose having a regal you don't have the LS feeding the factory oil pressure dash gauge since Regals never had one.

Got lucky there! Just sucks cleaning
 
TURNA

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Kicking is better than ticking!!!!!!
 
TURNA

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Oh and that gauge panel is awesome!!!!!
 
Northernregal

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It would be nice if they had an "in car" app to Bluetooth your engine vitals to your phone, and if anything gets out of whack outside of your liking, it alerts you instantly.
I didn't have the ECM or dash set up for warnings. It will do it, I was just too excited to get it done. Safe to say it's set up now.

Are you feeding the harness pressure signal with the stock 03-07 3 wire 5V oil pressure sensor? That standard part # looks like its right.

If you have a 1/8 pipe tap you can just break the top off that broken sensor and tap it for a old style mechanical gauge, or go to the cover by the oil filter housing on the pan.

I suppose having a regal you don't have the LS feeding the factory oil pressure dash gauge since Regals never had one.

Got lucky there! Just sucks cleaning
I have an ICT billet 16x1.5mm to 1/8npt adapter coming, going to use a 5v transducer and a mechanical dial gauge to be able to verify the transduce. Thinking about some mechanical gauges in the cab, just to be sure. None of the original gauges are even in the dash, it's all Holley digital dash, might have to set up a secondary log in the dash for weird stuff. The software is pretty accommodating for that.

Oh and that gauge panel is awesome!!!!!
Man, I don't even know all the tricks yet. Lol. It's way better than I hoped. 👍
 
Northernregal

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Pressure sensor and mechanical gauge installed today.

According to the OEM sender and the Holley ECU scaling, it had 34psi hot oil pressure.

According to the mechanical and the China Holley clone 100psi transducer, both agree on 49psi hot at idle, 65psi at 4000rpm and 74psi @ 6000. 👍 perfect.

This is with the 0.125" shim on a stock pump. As per Mike and his oil pump mods in the turbosaurus build.

Might switch back to 10W30 or maybe 5W30 on the next change, might just to try it out. We will see.
 
Northernregal

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Decided to pull out all the datalogs from the ECU and check them out.

Poured through about 15 to discover someone needed to set his knock sensors up properly.😬

Made a few changes as per the Holley forum, and went for a drive.

I also discovered that I can pretty much fully tune from the dash, some parameters aren't available but for the majority of the things you need to tune it's all there. Even the big fuel and tuning maps.

So I did a little tweaking and discovered that with proper timing it's a beast. Holy smokes.

Also drives really nice on the highway, I have all four corners set for 4 clicks on compression and rebound, pretty close to the Viking recommended settings.

Little highway speed action here.

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This is with garage "eyeballed" caster and toe. Pretty damn good, so far nothing but good things to say about the UMI Stage 4 suspension setup. Wow it just transformed this car and my alignment isn't even done yet. I can't imagine what it will be like on a closed course with good rubber.

Did a couple really good pulls to get the fuel tables and timing sorted out. Not enough traction to launch hard but it pulls really well. Can't wait to get on the strip and find out how fast it is.


Also made it home with no explosion of any major fluids! One day in a row. 😀
 
MrSony

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