Re: The Insanity Project - New Pics
OK so latest updates.
#1 - getting a rebuild on the transmission. 275,000 miles and my OD is slipping and transmission temps are creeping up and matching engine temps, even with the external cooler. Typically I was running about 40-50 degrees below engine temp, now it's less than 20. The hotter it gets, the more it slips, right until 4th just goes out around 185F
Going to a 700E Level 2 raptor build from PATC after some back and forth with Randy.
#2 I apparently also developed either an overpressure issue or a seal leak or two, as my OCI light didn't fire, but I had the oil light trip while I was braking. When I checked it I was almost 2qts low. I've never had an issue with burning oil, on a normal 5-8k OCI with M1 I was getting less than a quart of oil loss, so this was definitely concerning. I didn't notice crazy high pressure either, but at 275,000 miles I'm still not running a high mileage oil, just M1 Extended Performance 5w30.
So I looked around, no oil drips or leaks I can see, but my exhaust is BLACK. Had someone follow me and no blue or black smoke when I hammer the gas, so I'm a little stumped. I cleaned out both vent ports on the head, stuck some deep creep inside both, and then used the new Gumout Multi-System tuneup in the crankcase and to clean the head - basically replacing Seafoam for the same purpose. THIS STUFF IS AWESOME AND LOADED WITH PEA (unlike seafoam, which is basically just esters).
After that, I popped a dose of Liqui-Moly Motor Oil Saver with a Maxlife Syn Blend 5w30 based on some reading at BITOG, I'll do an OCI at 2500 miles and do a second dose and see what happens after that. I'd like to avoid moving to a 10w30, so hopefully going to a HM oil from here out does the trick.
Making it to 275,000 miles without a HM oil speaks volumes, so I'm hoping that it's an easy fix.
I'm up in the air on the oil to use from here out, either Maxlife Syn Blend, Maxlife Full Syn, or M1 HM.
#3 - I'm also going to do a dose of Liqui-Moly Ceratek once I'm done with both treatments of the Motor Oil Saver and then start running MOS2 in the oil for every change. I want to see just how far I can take this motor.