Turbo/EFI Baja

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Schweg » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:24 pm

I don’t think some electricity is gonna help. I thought about seat warmers but I have plastic seats with covers and I’m afraid they will melt.

Honestly as long as the wind isn’t blowing on me I don’t mind cold weather.

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by madmike » Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:41 am

electric blanket :wink: I had a Mr Buddy heater bolted to the passenger floor ,worked great but 'steamed' up all the windows :lol:

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Schweg » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:31 pm

Continuing on with my attempt at a digital dash.

I have been fine tuning my dash set up and working on a voltage divider so that I can have a working fail gauge.

Other then shattering my screen in two corners with an ill thought out mount setup. Whops!

My biggest problem is I keep getting this error and I’m not sure how to get past it.

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It only does it with my dash / raspberry Pi not my laptop.

Any help would be appreciated!

Also fab work is started on the compound set up stay tuned!

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Clonebug » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:44 pm

It's looking for that *.ini file....Go to your TS folder on your regular laptop and find the file...transfer it to the PI with usb stick and put it in the correct folder.
It should then work.
If you can't find a specific file just copy over all the *.ini files and see if that works...
Stripped66 wrote:The point wasn't to argue air temps with the current world record holder, but to dispel the claim that the K03 is wrapped up at 150 HP. It's not.

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by buguy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:57 pm

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Schweg » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:41 pm

Well...

Found the ini file and got the Pi to connect only to have it crash directly after that. And continually not remember my project and crash about 10 more times before I moved on to other things.

I picked up some 2.5” tubing for working out the interstage piping.

And started working on making my bumper tie into the shock towers and not the firewall. I think I’m about 2 weekends away from mapping out locations then I can start on the actual fab work.

Anyone welded with there EFI system hooked up? I plan on pulling my negative just cause I’m afraid of frying my ECU.

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Clonebug » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:46 pm

I have.......I just shut off the battery and unplug the relay cable to the ECU.
I have a battery shutoff under the body by the battery though....Easy to get at but not easy to see especially for old farts.....
Stripped66 wrote:The point wasn't to argue air temps with the current world record holder, but to dispel the claim that the K03 is wrapped up at 150 HP. It's not.

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by buguy » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:10 pm

I welded mine with just the battery unhooked. Have to say i was nervous about it though.

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by kangaboy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:00 am

buguy wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:10 pm
I welded mine with just the battery unhooked. Have to say i was nervous about it though.
Same...I had my battery disconnected and put the welders ground clamp as close as possible to where I was welding.
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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Schweg » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:54 pm

So I have been battling the VW for a bit now I lost the clutch leaving work the other day.

I lost a throw out bearing clip. Nothing like $1.50 part leaving you on the side of the road.

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So throw out went back in with new clips all was good for about a week.

Went to go look at a new Daily Driver as the VW as of late is leaving a bit to be desired leaving my neighborhood and there was a snap and the pedal hit the floor. I limped it home.

Pulled the pedal assembly and the cable snapped at the Bowden tube. I’m SOL till Tuesday at the earliest!

I almost bought one the other day but didn’t cause I thought why waste the cash. Should have got it!

Well I’ll get an economy daily that should last me the next 10-15 years I hope!

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Chip Birks » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:28 pm

Raw deal right there. No fun!

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Clonebug » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:10 pm

Bummer........
It's just basic maintenance.........if you really think about it.

I broke my clutch cable after 15 years of driving.....who knows how many miles it had before I shortened it. It's maybe $20.00 so if you replace it every 5-10 yrs. it might not ever be an issue.
I also lost a throwout clip once. Beat the inside of the bellhousing and PP pretty good. It never stopped me from driving though. I also installed a new set of those plus safety wired them in.....not another problem. So far..........
I now have a spare clutch cable........somewhere...... :oops: :oops:
Stripped66 wrote:The point wasn't to argue air temps with the current world record holder, but to dispel the claim that the K03 is wrapped up at 150 HP. It's not.

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by buguy » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:03 pm

Bummer! I bought a spare with my last order too. Or maybe i will put the new one in and keep the old one for a backup!
At least you got a daily now. But wait! All you need is a micro squirt and one of those extra turbos and maybe a set of injectors and that daily will rock and roll!!

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by Schweg » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:03 pm

Clonebug wrote:Bummer........
It's just basic maintenance.........if you really think about it.

I broke my clutch cable after 15 years of driving.....who knows how many miles it had before I shortened it. It's maybe $20.00 so if you replace it every 5-10 yrs. it might not ever be an issue.
I also lost a throwout clip once. Beat the inside of the bellhousing and PP pretty good. It never stopped me from driving though. I also installed a new set of those plus safety wired them in.....not another problem. So far..........
I now have a spare clutch cable........somewhere...... :oops: :oops:
It is for sure basic maintenance, it’s just the lack of parts availability that makes it an issue.

I’m convinced that is the part of what makes something a daily driver. If you can get parts easy then the vehicle is more likely to stay in the road.

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Re: Turbo/EFI Baja

Post by buguy » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:04 pm

Did you happen to check with your local parts store? They can get most stock stuff within the next day if they don't have it.

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