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    Wow that thing must be a handful.. looks like u got ur bills stacked up for awhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklesherjr View Post
    Wow that thing must be a handful.. looks like u got ur bills stacked up for awhile
    I'm doing OK with it. I put it all on an 18 month interest free CC and have til the end of next year to wipe it out. So far, I've paid for about a little over half of it all.

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    Just an update and free bump since there's been more recent traffic in the FI section.

    Car has been running flawlessly.

    Went through about 3 gallons of methanol over a 3 month period so I'm guessing a 5 gallon barrel will indeed last me a race season.

    I put about 5K miles on the car since the install. Toward the end of the season (Oct) when the weather got cooler and the NItto DR's got some more mileage on them, traction became almost non-existent. A set of new Mickey Thompson's will be getting mounted come spring.

    I'll upload some pics of the changing of the oil on the blower in the next few weeks.

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    Glad to hear there have been no issues. It's a good feeling when you spend that kind of money and things work out when it is all said and done. I sure that was a fun 5k miles. I'm looking forward to putting a few miles on my car to see yours this coming season.

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    I'm definitely looking forward to some cruise days/nights this year and seeing some members rides. Out here in NWI, not too much happening.
    It's on jackstands.

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    You'd better be coming to my picnic this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    You'd better be coming to my picnic this year
    Rule number 1...you can't boss around a boss.

    I'll see what my schedule looks like though

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    But I am a boss........


    If you can make it, that'd be cool. I'll be figuring out when pretty soon. I'll put a thread up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight:2744176
    But I am a boss........


    If you can make it, that'd be cool. I'll be figuring out when pretty soon. I'll put a thread up.
    Looking forward to it Walt. You boys had a great time last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Looking forward to it Walt. You boys had a great time last year.
    It was a blast, although it was quite hot. I'm thinking we'll probably do a cookout, and then maybe cruise to Anabelle's like we did last year. I know Jeff enjoyed it. I always enjoy it.

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    It was 90 out today so I thought I'd get the car up to speed by changing the oil in the motor and in the Procharger head unit. Got the oil changed in the motor and then proceeded to change the head unit oil.

    Got it drained easily. There's a drain plug that is easily accessible once the car is jacked up. It's a 5/8" hex head that is magnetic. Once removed you have to clean it and ensure that the rubber o-ring is in place before putting it back in.

    The plug on the top where you fill it is a different story. Not only is all the charge pipes in the way, but so is the upper radiator hose. After pulling and tugging on the pipes to try to remove them, no luck. They are on there too damn tight.

    So...after 2 hrs of dicking around with it, the car is just sitting and probably will continue to do so because I see no way in hell how to fill it without removing all of the piping and radiator hose.

    Any ideas on how to get the charge piping off easily? I have the clamps completely loose and I was pulling on it so hard that the entire car was rocking. I even took a small screwdriver and ran it in-between the coupling and pipe to free it up.

    I tried loosening it in 3 different areas. No luck.

    If I can't get this apart there's no way I'll be able to get oil into the head unit which means I can't even start the car now.

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    Theres no way to get to the plug at all?

    pics would help, but id think you could pull some extortionist moves and atleast get the cap off, then rig up something to add oil. It doesn't take much right? maybe use a turkey baster and some tubing?

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    Part no. 3PCOL-002 .... quick change kit

    This is a procharger kit that used to run the drain tube down to a better location, like near your oil pan drain plug. if both plugs are the same size, id think you would use this, or something similar to make fill easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
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    So...after 2 hrs of dicking around with it, the car is just sitting and probably will continue to do so because I see no way in hell how to fill it without removing all of the piping and radiator hose.

    Any ideas on how to get the charge piping off easily? I have the clamps completely loose and I was pulling on it so hard that the entire car was rocking. I even took a small screwdriver and ran it in-between the coupling and pipe to free it up.

    I tried loosening it in 3 different areas. No luck.

    If I can't get this apart there's no way I'll be able to get oil into the head unit which means I can't even start the car now.

    If you figure out a easy way, let me know. I normally just push the bottle tip into the hole. (Spilling some) Then cut a hole in the bottom of the bottom to let the air in.
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    Come on Jon, you're missing the obvious solution. Just drill a hole through the charge piping that lines up with the fill plug. Then you'll always have access.

    Seriously though, maybe some pics would help. It's odd it would be so tight you couldn't remove it.

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    That kit you posted is only for draining it, which I already have but didn't need as draining it was easy.

    I'm going to make a tool tmr. Will post pics tomorrow also. I can barely even see the fill plug let alone get at it.

    The drain plug is on the bottom of the head unit so access is no problem. The fill plug is on top though and you can barely even see the screw with the charge side piping running right there as well as the radiator hose and power steering and other lines sitting right on top of the head unit.

    I plan on using a 3/8" tube connected to the oil container when I do fill it so it doesn't make a mess.

    The D1SC takes 6oz of oil and it's ATI's special formulation.

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    I use a small clear hose when I would add oil to my diff because there was no way a bottle fits under there upside down. It was basically like a air pump clear hose so I could see the oil going down, get a hose like that and add a funnel at the top part and squirm the hose around the piping and add oil I found the hose laying around in my shed so I have no idea where you could buy one but I'm sure a hardware store like Home Depot or Lowes has something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS6 View Post
    I use a small clear hose when I would add oil to my diff because there was no way a bottle fits under there upside down. It was basically like a air pump clear hose so I could see the oil going down, get a hose like that and add a funnel at the top part and squirm the hose around the piping and add oil I found the hose laying around in my shed so I have no idea where you could buy one but I'm sure a hardware store like Home Depot or Lowes has something like that.
    This is exactly what I plan on doing. The problem is getting the screw unscrewed and getting the dipstick out.

    Didn't get a chance to work on it today as I was out on the lake all day. I will be working on it during the week though and plan on having it ready by this next weekend. The car has sat way too long!

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    Here's what I'm dealing with.

    Top view of the charge side piping. About 10" or so directly beneath this but more towards the radiator is where the top of the head unit is.



    Here is a pic taken from an angle. You can see the head unit here.



    Here you can see it somewhat better. Directly under the radiator hose is where the head unit lies. See where all the hoses are? They sit directly on top of where the screw is that needs to be removed to fill the head unit.






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    may be a dumb question....but can you just remove the head unit from the bottom, fill it, and reinstall?

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