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Evilchargerfan's GK5 - Ballin On A Budget, Minus The Ballin Part (poor mans build!)

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Old 11-05-2018, 12:51 PM
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OIL CATCH CAN RESULTS = 7500 miles

60ML of oil!






2nd cup was mostly full, with some residual oil stuck in the steel wool ball thing


 
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:05 AM
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Wow that seems like a lot of oil!! In another post I think you said it was actually about 5000 miles? Still that's like 0.012mL per mile which seems like a lot to me.

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Using the new amounts of 72.5mL in 7500 miles that's 0.0096666 mL per mile. Not much on a per mile basis but in the time of an oil change it's a good amount!!
 

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Old 11-06-2018, 05:14 PM
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over the course of 7500 miles ... I went through 2 catch can setups, and measured the following:

5 ml
7.5 ml
60 ml
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:10 AM
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i opened and took a peek at my oil catch can contents today.

mine has a fuel smell mostly. visually, it is very light brown...id say 50% oil and the other 50% fuel and water? i only have about 300 miles with mine, so im going to accumulate a couple of months worth before I empty and measure it, as I will then be due for an oil change...maybe it will look the same color as yours, but its hard to tell because my can is black. the contents also have tiny metalic specks in a bright flashlight or direct sunlight...similar to metalic paint.

are your contents similar?
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:24 PM
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the can itself (when brand new) had an awesome fuel-like smell to it. on your next oci, maybe give it a good wash, and see if the smell lingers?

I dont recall any metallic specks. could it be the anodize of the can, flaking off?

or perhaps if you're using a ball of steel wood, specks of that flaking off?
 
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Metallic specks

Were a huge concern in the Corvette oil catch can community. Never resolved, now I'm thinking it's the steel wool!!!
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:28 PM
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Nice job on the catch can evil! dogdamn.. thinking how much oil my GK ate already in he 35k miles.
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by evilchargerfan View Post
the can itself (when brand new) had an awesome fuel-like smell to it. on your next oci, maybe give it a good wash, and see if the smell lingers?

I dont recall any metallic specks. could it be the anodize of the can, flaking off?

or perhaps if you're using a ball of steel wood, specks of that flaking off?
yea not sure...will investigate further after a few more miles and post reply on the oil catch can thread. thanks for the reply.

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Were a huge concern in the Corvette oil catch can community. Never resolved, now I'm thinking it's the steel wool!!!
read a few different car forums today regarding the issue. as you stated, some discovered it was their steel wool baffles. Mine however does not have steel wool inside. Slightly concerned, but the issue seems to go across the board of different vehicle manufacturers and models so I feel a little better. might be the can, residual shavings from my steel braided hose, or engine metal. heh.

ill now move my concern to the "oil catch can thread" as to not derail evil's build thread.
 
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:44 PM
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no big updates ... just wanted to share a 7500 mile uoa at 37500 miles on the odo

next sample involves using the same oil brand/weight but rated for 15k, and the same oil filter brand but also rated for 15k ... depending on the maint minder .... next uoa will either be 10k or 15k


 
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:06 AM
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No Major updates (YET) ... Brakes install coming .... when I feel less lazy. For now ... here's more senseless MPG talk =)

(I'm too lazy to re type, so I'll just quote myself from the Electronic Pedal Controller thread)


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OKAY, back from Vegas. I'll post cliff notes first, and then I'll quote myself from another MPG thread:

-Pedal Commander OFF = GOOD MPG
-Pedal Commander back on, City -4 = Still Good MPG and the car is fun to drive again. CITY -4 appears to be a good blend of FUN to Good MPG
-In a few weeks, I may re visit City -3 and see if I can continue the good numbers, but it is doubtful, as anything beyond City -4 makes TPS hard to control
-COLD weather tanked MPG #s big time, for this Vegas trip. Also did not help that my right foot was more eager this time around ... as most of the drive was 75+ mph
-A simple change to my commute boosted MPG (went from the main I-15 HWY, which is big and open ...and involves a lot of various speeds. traded it for a smaller 2 lane freeway which is more consistent with speed. even with more traf, the new route yields much better MPG)
-Roof Vortex Generators .... appear to do absolutely nothing (shocker)




7 more fill ups, and another vegas road trip on the books. #s improved from 37.6 mpg to 38.1 mpg




*** MAJOR DRIVING HABIT CHANGE - After Work Commute = Avoiding Major Traffic / The I-15 FWY / Driving Much Slower ***

nov 06 - 38.64 mpg (no pedal commander)
nov 11 - 36.99 mpg (no pedal commander, some driving around town in heavy traf due to accidents and misc errands/out of norm driving)
nov 19 - 39.01 mpg (no pedal commander)
nov 23 - 40.01 mpg (Pedal Commander City -4 , Pre Vegas Fill Up)
nov 24 - 37.23 mpg (Pedal Commander City -4 , Arrived In Las Vegas. COLD drive to vegas, perhaps a factor in the poor mpg? Temps in the 60s and 70s.)
nov 26 - 35.77 mpg (Pedal Commander City -2 , Top Off Prior To Leaving Vegas. Always bad mpg around town, and with valet drivers, and it was just a 1 gal top off)
nov 26 - 37.32 mpg (Pedal Commander City -4 , COLD drive home, mostly 40s and 50s... at one point 31F. Google Maps said the drive would take 4 hrs 45 mins, we ended up being almost 30 mins early, due to my right foot and the car going 75-80 mph)










Important Changes To Car:
-Alignment = 11/06/2018 - Toe In 1/8 (FR)
-Oil Change
-Discovered that the Pedal Commander in City -4 = possible to get decent MPG out of, as long as the driver is ultra careful ... and makes the car a bit more "fun" again.


Thoughts On Vortex Generator = So Far ... Not A Damn Difference (YMMV)
 
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pretty graphs!
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:14 PM
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small update, new brakes, and mustang/muscle car inspired rear window louver thingee








NOTE:
SS lines are not plug & play for GK5. the bracket does not line up with the oem mounting point. for the time being, had to zip tie a temp solution. in a few days, will need to re visit, and drill a new hole to mount it properly



 
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:27 PM
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Those Wilwoods look great man!! How is the braking performance? So that is the same diameter rotor as stock with an upgraded caliper?
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:35 PM
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they do look pretty dont they! it is stock diameter 10.32in rotors/4 piston setup.... I honestly kinda wish I splurged on the 12.19in rotor ... I was expecting these to perform on par with what I had in the past (sti oem brembos on the sti, d2 8 piston bbk's on my wrx, and heck, even oem lexus ct brakes were damn good)

I dont have track/auto x time on it .... which I totally look forward to doing at a later date .... but for now, here are my thoughts:

-firmer pedal feel
-the brakes now BITE much harder than stock, I had to train myself to not mash so hard on the pedal
-stopping distance is obviously reduced
-time will tell on dusting (BP-20 for street use, I have the PolyMatrix E compounds on hold for auto x/track day)
-cant tell if any are noisey, people stated drilled (or was it slotted) may make more noise .... * shrug *

-with my previous brembo's and d2 bbk ... the car would pretty much STOP on a dime. its not quite the case with this setup ... I'm not 100% sure if its because the bp-20 pads are just not the best? OR, more than likely.... this is the way of life for these tiny 10 inch rotors?
 
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Do the brakes live up to their name? Did they give you wood?

Because they look good!
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:17 PM
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for some reason .... I thought about this:




mr wood chuck .... long live "full house"
 
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Originally Posted by evilchargerfan View Post
for some reason .... I thought about this:




mr wood chuck .... long live "full house"
there was thread on this wilwood setup. he opted for the bigger rotor setup
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:56 PM
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Peanut butter and Jealous about those brakes. BUT, although not anywhere near as sexy, the matched PowerStop Track pads and rotors, allow me to brake past the 1 (3,2,1) on most turns on my track, and into the corners from the straights, that with me being over 90mph. I have started trail braking also, but yeah, I don't think the 10" rotors are the limiting factor. Maybe it's the pressure generated by the master cylinder? I have seen somebody selling a Spoon or Mugen MC on here a couple times... They look So.Sweet.Tho...
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:36 PM
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if you have a link to those MC's, share please. I'm all for better pedal feel and improved braking.

if I could do it all over again ..... I'd go with the ITR kit with 11 inch rotors, and I believe the caliper on those are larger than these wilwoods.

2007-2014 Honda Fit 11" big brake kit



D'Art .... you gonna do rear disc brakes? Its got your name written all over it!

Fastbrakes Honda Fit rear drum to 11" disc conversion big brake kit
 
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Brakes look nice!
 

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