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Adam's 172 Turbo Build

Adamxx

ClioSport Club Member
I’m currently in hospital after falling ill on drive home 🙈
The only issue was the fan relay stopped working, didn’t effect the dyno time or 10hr drive but did chuck a bit of coolant out when I stopped. Easy fix tho.

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Anyway.... Chris at EFI was extremely helpful, nothing was to much trouble and he went out of his way to make sure I was happy with it.
I went in with the intention of making 350hp and around the same torque. Chris soon managed to convince me that it would be an absolutely useless gearbox killer on track and I’m so glad he did, yes it would be nice to say it’s 350 but in reality what he’s done is so much more usable.

It’s now 3D mapped through the boost solenoid and comes in absolutely perfect.
The best run was 333hp and 317lbft which it made at only 16.9psi
 

Mbeau

ClioSport Club Member
Hope you are ok? That is an impressive figure mate! Bet car feels awsome. How does it drive now compared to before it was mapped? Such a great build.
 

Adamxx

ClioSport Club Member
Cheers guys, yeah I’m ok. I don’t have an immune system and I got a sickness bug so I have to stay here for a few days.

Car drives awesome. On the standard map the lad used a boost controller at 1.4bar so as soon as you touched the throttle it tried to hit 1.4 bar and kill you 😂.
Now it’s much more progressive, I’d imagine on track with decent tyres I’d be able to still come out of tight corners in second which would be a big bonus for me. Very pleased with how it drives 😁
 

Dr Jekyll

ClioSport Club Member
Are the hospital paying you to be there?! Nice seats!

Good news about the fix you did and good news on the numbers. I know everybody want big numbers but as we all know, it's more about how it'll drive and you want it to be useable.
 

Adamxx

ClioSport Club Member
Are the hospital paying you to be there?! Nice seats!

Good news about the fix you did and good news on the numbers. I know everybody want big numbers but as we all know, it's more about how it'll drive and you want it to be useable.
If I got paid for every day I’ve been in hospital I’d be a rich man 😂

Thank you. It drives lovely, hoping to get a track day sorted in the next few weeks.
 

Archtects

ClioSport Club Member
Bought a new air filter for track use. Mr Policeman didn’t like it very much when he pulled me over earlier 🙈

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Also managed to pick up 8 used R888R’s locally for spares.
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You got pulled over? :0 seen people drive around without head lights on at midnight. I Think you're set up is perfectly acceptable for the road 😂
 

Adamxx

ClioSport Club Member
Done my first track day as Turbo’d car today. Very rusty (shite) techniques, have to drive it a bit differently to before.
Had a couple of small issues, turbo to manifold studs came loose so I’m going to fit some locking tabs, other thing was boiling the brake fluid, it used to hit about 115ish down both the straights at Snetterton but now hits 140 so takes a lot of stopping, you can physically see where the pads have grabbed the disc and moved the disc metal.
Apart from that the car was amazing! Oil pressure and temperature were good, only going to 107degrees after a good few hard laps.
The AO50’s were equally as good, very impressed with these.
The speed of the car and the way it’s been mapped was outstanding, at one point we had a radical coming up behind us and we pulled a good 50 yards from it on the back straight, equally as impressive was the fact I could exit corners in 2nd if needed and still have fairly good traction.

Unfortunately the only video my camera recorded was this one, excuse the sound and the first couple of mins where the tyres are warming up.

 

Mbeau

ClioSport Club Member
Mate, that is absolutely awsome! One of the best build threads on here. Hats off to you 👍 would love to see this in the flesh at some point.
 

Adamxx

ClioSport Club Member
Mate, that is absolutely awsome! One of the best build threads on here. Hats off to you 👍 would love to see this in the flesh at some point.
Cheers buddy! If I can get a trailer and tow car next year I’ll travel further afield so you get a chance to see it 😁
 

Adamxx

ClioSport Club Member
Bought some inconel studs to hopefully stop the turbo to manifold coming loose ... feel a little bit violated at over £100 for 9 studs 🙈 not looking forward to changing them either.

Bought some new pads to, these are the 1177 listed at the bottom of the graph, I might try some castrol SRF fluid to. If these don’t work I’ll prob go Brembo setup with the BYC cooling ducts.
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