Posts by BKL

    Just wondering, what update has Bob put into the Hahn 2X tune? Last time I spoke with Bob about it, he wasn't going to spend any time fine tuning that setup since there was no desire on the turbo supplier to share the costs of the tune. Has that all changed? Or have you changed any hardware items making a tune change warranted?

    I don't really know what the new changes are. My Wife won't ride with me due to the smell of unburned fuel, so I emailed him asking if adding a high-flow cat to the turbo exhaust and to the waste-gate bypass, if necessary, downstream from the O2 sensors would have any negative impact to the tune beyond possibly increasing back-pressure. He responded saying the cat shouldn't affect the tune and that a flash upgrade might help with the smell issue. He might just be using a tune from a different setup, hopefully tweaked for the Hahn setup. IIRC, I have read some comments implying such a reflash has improved their tune, but I don't know any specifics about it. At this point, anything that makes the Wife happy will be good.

    I've been thinking about having a local exhaust shop mod a side pipe exhaust kit to allow me to place a high-flow cat in the engine compartment feeding a larger diameter side pipe, say 3" or so. I'm still in the thinking about it stage, but if a reflash can help, I'll give it a try.

    rabtech & Dave@DDMWorks - Thanks for the info. I'm mailing my ECU back to Bob@mefiburn for an update, so I'm going to try and also get a few other things taken care of. First, though, I need to find where the darned inner ECU bolt fell to!:cursing: Sight lines into that area suck, so I guess I'll try loosening the panel in hopes of being able to see the darned thing.

    Her symptoms started this time at about the same time she usually experiences allergies, so she attributed what she was experiencing to allergies before finally agreeing to go get some tests. She had also seen her cardiologist earlier this year and was told she's doing fine.

    She's put up with me for almost 47 years of marriage come this December and I often remind her of our meeting and initial dating. I also remind her she has to outlive me since I'm too old to have to go looking for a new GF! I was engaged to someone else and broke the engagement the day I met my future wife. Still smitten.

    Do you have halogen or LED bulbs? H3 halogen bulbs use a single wire for the positive connection with the base of the bulb making the negative contact, while H9 bulbs use two wires for positive and negativeIf you're running the stock halogens, the center bulbs should be H9 and the outer Auxiliary headlights and I'd assume, the Canadian Headlight units, should be H3. When I added the CH units and LED bulbs, the outer headlights and CH units were drilled out for the MH4 LED bulbs, so I don't think a normal H3 LED bulb will fit unless I reinstall the H3 bulb mounts. It's been a while since I last pulled the center LED bulbs and I can't remember if they used a friction fit in the rear of the headlight housing (I have the original Hella units used in 2016 and early 2016 Slingshots) or if they twisted into the H9 mount (IIRC, I think they did)

    I've recently noticed a few incidents of higher boost with my Hahn Stage 2 turbo setup than I would normally expect (closer to 8 psi instead of the 6-7 psi normally seen on a Stage 2 setup). I just checked my installation instructions and didn't see anything about BOV maintenance so I guess I should try lubing the BOV piston*. Does the Waste-gate require any specific maintenance? I'm now at 22000 turbo'd miles on my setup.


    * I assume the lube requirement would apply to the basic BOV Hahn supplies with their kit.

    My Wife had her first heart attack at 50 and had a second scare 1 year later. She had her 67th birthday today, but has been dealing with shortness of breath and low energy. She had CT scan that cleared her as far as the Big C is concerned and had an Xray today so we're now waiting on word from her cardiologist.

    I had meant my comment to mean "Says something positive about our system."

    While I was stationed in Berlin back in the 1970s, I ran into a German who told me about his time in the US as a WWII POW who spent several years here after the war. I was quite surprised when he told me the thing he missed the most was Krispy Kreme donuts. While visiting my parents, I had eaten an entire dozen the night before I had to fly back to Berlin.

    My Wife and I took a Baltic cruise in 2017 and flew into Berlin before catching a train to Warnemuemde to catch our cruise. After the cruise, we spent several days in Berlin and enjoyed seeing the city again 40 years after we left it in 1977. My Wife had been stationed at Tempelhof Airport while in the USAF and I was stationed at Andrews Kaserne in the US Army.

    I used to work with a guy in the Army whose Dad became a US citizen after WWII. He used to speak fondly of sitting on his Father's lap while Dad told him war stories about shooting down the American enemy during WWII! I always thought it was funny how a former enemy became a US citizen. Says something about our system.

    My dealer said the recall parts were on back order till August and to check in then. I'm not concerned about it as I'm not running any extra electrics. Don't even use the radio either, so mine is a minimum draw vehicle.

    I have a 2015 S Slingshot and added a radio using the built-in stereo power harness, but I added a separate cable from the battery to power the amp. I added Canadian Headlights, but reduced the electrical load using LED bulbs instead of Halogens. Since my rear fuse block fuse connectors looked pristine, I'm not too worried about having to wait until the end of the month for the Recall service, just annoyed that it will take so long.

    No pics, just Little Harold jokes -

     

      A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, 'Everyone who thinks they're stupid, stand up!' After a few seconds, Little Harold stood up. The teacher said, 'Do you think you're stupid, Harold?' 'No, ma'am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!'

     

      Harold watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face. 'Why do you do that, mommy?' he asked. 'To make myself beautiful,' said his mother, who then began removing the cream with a tissue. 'What's the matter, asked Harold 'Giving up?'

     

    The math teacher saw that Harold wasn't paying attention in class. She called on him and said, 'Harold! What are 2 and 4 and 28 and 44?' Harold quickly replied, 'NBC, FOX, ESPN and the Cartoon Network!'

     

    Harold's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. 'Yes,' said the policeman. 'The detectives want very badly to capture him. Harold asked, “Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture ? "

     

      Little Harold attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from
    horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse's legs and rump, and chest. After a few minutes, Harold asked, 'Dad, why are you doing that?' His father replied, 'Because when I'm buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy. Harold, looking worried, said, 'Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom ..'

    I had to access my battery area today and disconnect the negative battery cable before removing my ECU to send back to ODB Diagnostics to get the ECU updated to hopefully reduce the smell of unburned fuel from the exhaust. Instead of disconnecting the battery cable, I simply pulled all 3 fuses near the battery along with the ECM and PowerTrain breakers from the front fuse block. Unfortunately, while trying to temporarily reinstall the two bolts holding the ECU in place, I manged to drop the bolt closest to the engine and I haven't found where it fell, so I guess I'll need to enjoy some "Where the He.. did it go?" search time!:cursing:

    I haven't checked the back of the rear fuse block, but the connectors that hold the fuses look pristine, so I'm not quite as aggravated as I was when I called a local Houston dealer yesterday and was given an appt. to have the Recall work done for at the end of July.

    MACAWS,

    Feel free to come visit me and straighten out my tool storage anytime! Don't have a big shop like yours, but the 2-car garage is full of stuff (aka junk), my old motorcycle/general-purpose trailer & tools (which I usually can't find when needed:cursing:), with my Slingshot and Wife's car in the carport. My Ford Edge sits in the driveway under my neighbor's trees and gets constantly bombed by the darned birds!