EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by petew » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:49 pm

^ Amen!

Don't stress about it too much. But yeah, glass tape holds the water in when it gets wet and makes everything hotter. It's ok if it's ceramic coated, but otherwise it makes it worse.

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Ahh makes sense, thanks
Took a quick cold start clip for you guys
https://youtu.be/LMegcylRz4M
Curious why the idle may be staying high since hooking up the O2 sensor. Ran it for about 5-7 minutes and it never really settled down to the normal idle.


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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by turboedbug » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:43 pm

Maybe your throttle body is a little open?

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Post by petew » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:55 pm

That sounds good. Very volkswagenny... if that's a word. :)

Re the idle, the idle motor is adjustable. You can loosen the screws and turn it till it's where you want it. That will help.

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EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:11 pm

Thanks guys, at first i was a little sad about losing the subaru rumble but it definitely sounds good and smooth.

Thought it was weird that the idle only changed with the O2 being added. Going to drive it again soon and see if it’ll idle down on its own after a real warm up but i’ll check the TB too


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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by turboedbug » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:12 pm

If u want that rumble back get an un equal length header

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Post by joelzy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:23 pm

turboedbug wrote:If u want that rumble back get an un equal length header

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by turboedbug » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:25 pm

How ya liking that welder? I am still waiting on mine.....ordered the 221sti from everlast and ya still waiting.

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:02 am

turboedbug wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:25 pm
How ya liking that welder? I am still waiting on mine.....ordered the 221sti from everlast and ya still waiting.

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Oh nice!
I'm liking it a lot, got some gas lenses and different tungsten to try out as well as a couple different fillers. I can do alright with it until i try to weld on the car's sheet metal but its no fault of the welder itself. I'm just a noob
Any raw mild steel i've pulled to weld is cooperating very well though and up next i'll be trying to make a radiator overflow out of some aluminum :D

also need to train myself on the pedal more. been using the trigger but not having flow control is hurting me on the sheet metal for sure.

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EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:34 pm

Took her out for a fill up and some errands and was very pleased with how she did. Still idling high so im going to adjust that but great otherwise. Kind of hard to get used to starting in first without chirpin it but second is great and it idles at 25-30 mph with the current idle rpm.
https://youtu.be/RrLg6XWlOBc
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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by petew » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:04 pm

Sounds great. Like a nicely worked VW. You'll keep 'em guessing! BTW, you need a narrower front beam. ;)

P.s. that wasn't the sump scraping was it?

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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:42 am

thanks man, I'm digging it so far. The tires already drag on the inner fender well haha let me get that sorted before we talk about narrower.

Pretty sure that sound was the rear beam clanking. seems to bottom out on any little dip and even under acceleration. need to address that soon

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Post by panel » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:12 pm

Aw that's sweet! Wonder if the IAC valve is maybe hooked up wrong causing the vacuum leak and high idle ?

This vid the idle seems low.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY9SjBtqUVc
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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by joelzy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:42 pm

Figured it out!!! Thanks for the help guys!
Adjusted the TPS and it was kind of pulsing at idle still but more calmly. Fiddled with the spring-loaded Cable attachment on the TB and figured out that it wasn’t recoiling the whole way back. Just need to figure out why and probably clean everything just in case.



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Re: EJ18 in a ‘69 standard

Post by petew » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:21 am

joelzy wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:42 am
thanks man, I'm digging it so far. The tires already drag on the inner fender well haha let me get that sorted before we talk about narrower.

Pretty sure that sound was the rear beam clanking. seems to bottom out on any little dip and even under acceleration. need to address that soon
I was kidding... :shock: Not a huge fan of the whole narrowing craze. Looks good, but otherwise not great. Still, I guess these guys got it right...

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