Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oregon Valley Area
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Got the fuel pump replaced with the Aeromotive unit and everything works. I also set up a fuel pressure sensor (Every tuned car should have one) and my clutch switch to the Infinity so now all of that works.
I was driving around at night on the freeway and I heard a loud *TING* followed by some rattling and harmonic vibrations. I thought I lost a lug nut but it turns out that the K-Tuned AC/PS delete kit is engineered like garbage. The top bolt on my alternator sheared off where it goes in to the block so one 4 dollar bolt later, it's fixed.
I noticed that when tightened, the alternator makes the top bolt flex due to it not being perfectly straight.
HERE'S WHAT I DID TO BAND AID THE SITUATION
There is room to hug the alternator closer to the block so I cut three pieces of pipe. 2 sections that were .25 inches long and 1 section that was .5 inches long. The shorter spacers go on the bottom two bolts and the longer one goes on top. This puts the bolts all straight on as they should be and reduces the torque being applied to each bolt holding the alternator on to the engine block. I also utilized lock washers and lock nuts where necessary to keep bolts from backing out. Now the alternator still sits in the same place, but it's roughly a quarter inch closer to the block. I highly doubt this will hold forever but it should help a little bit as the engine vibrates and moves a lot.
The engine still isn't dyno tuned as the dyno is being built in my tuners shop above ground and he is in the middle of making ramps for it. Nothing looks out of the ordinary and the logs are plenty rich to prevent bad things from happening so I have faith that the engine will be perfectly fine until it's dyno tuned.
I also set up fuel cut launch control at 5k and it seems to do fairly well with only a little bit of spin. No lift shift is also set up and works amazingly!