Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuning: Charting the Map!

After some teething issues I finally found out why the car wouldn't start! It was because of the increased size of the intake that the MAF sensor was now mounted on.

So before we go and adjust the MAF map, let's have a look at plotting a tuning course by checking out some basic maps!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Project-T: Back to the Future!

Let's do some time traveling! Since I've been posting about Project-T, I've actually gone ahead and done a lot more that I can write! In fact, it has already been around about TWO years since the little monster has been boosted!

So here's a fast forward post to get you up to speed and the conclusion of Project-T! ...But don't worry, I'll back track after this post so you can see all the crazy happenings once you've boosted your monster!

After Boostworx worked their magic, I've maintained the lil'Sportivo with K&N oil filters and Castrol Edge Sport fully synthetic oils (5W-30). I've simply been tuning the car and using it as my daily drive. Lots of LOL things have happened, to be posted in due time, which could help out others in similar situations.

Other than a bargain second hand Go Fast Bits (GFB) Deceptor Pro Blow-off Valve (BOV) which I scored on eBay, and a replacement wideband computer, no other major mods has been done!

To date here's the current specs of the monster:

Fried Rice BANZAI Toyota Echo Sportivo

Engine and Drivetrain:
  • 1NZ-FE, turbocharged with Zage TDO4HL-32G @ 0.5 bar
  • ??? HP (un-dynoed)
  • Zage Intercooler
  • Weapon-R Secret Weapon Pod Filter
  • GFB Deceptor Pro BOV
  • K&N Oil Filter
  • Stock Drive Train
Wheels, Brakes and Suspension:
  • Stock Sportivo Spec
  • AEM FIC Piggyback Computer
  • Innovate LC-1 Wideband Controller ( I said, some craziness has happened)
  • PLX Devices SM-AFR (I'll talk about this on another post...)
There's some newer pics of what I've been working on recently on my Instagram (friedricebanzai), so feel free to check that out too!

Although Project-T is now deemed COMPLETE, I still have lots of war stories to tell about from tuning to maintenance... The fun never ends with boost!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Project-T: Teething issue...

Wow, Boostworx was busy when I put the little monster in... After about a week or so I got a call that the team had put together the last bits! But a slight teething issue... The car won't start..!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

TECH: Memorable Techs for 2012

What a year 2012 was! Lots of things for me... Getting married, new responsibilities at work, Project-T and all the little things that make up the year! On the Tech side there has been some pretty cool things that popped up in 2012 in the automotive scene, let's have a peek at my TOP 5!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy 2013!!

Farewell 2012 and welcome to 2013!

A fresh new year, a fresh new mindset and a blog refreshment! Did you notice it?

Okay well, it's quite subtle but I've been meaning to tidy up the template for ages!


Lots to come this year! More updates to Project-T, more Tech, Theories, Tuning and of course, tasty fried rice!