Well, finished the 3L swap yesterday and got the car fired up. Now, it is only on a base tune and it drives just fine, a little rich but to be expected.
Maybe I am a being paranoid becasue I have put so much time, money, and effort into this motor/car but after about 60 miles of driving it yesterday I stopped and got out of the car with it still running and it seems to have a clatter sound coming from the rear of the engine, and it sounds up high (Cam area).
This has me totally spooked so I didnt bring the car back home to IL with me, it stayed in Kzoo, MI. Again, I could be totally over reacting and its regular engine noise. I am using the SVT flywheel with spec stage 3, is it at all possible I could be experiencing some clutch chatter and getting mixed up...that would be embarassing, but at least would calm my nerves.
I have a MONUMENTAL favor to ask anyone (Todras) who is somewhat near Kzoo, MI that has a more extensive experience with 3L swaps. Would anyone be willing to take a listen/drive of the car sometime this week to either confirm my fears or tell me to just stop freaking out.
Without some other type of input I am completely afraid of dynoing at SZ on Friday. Depending on what happens with the car today thru Wednesday, will determine if the car goes to SZ with me or not.
Anyway....if anyone can/will/wants to do me that favor I would be eternally grateful and generous with beer buying this coming weekend.
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