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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Jecs, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. AirStrike

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    You some how managed to make that even more homo :|
     
  2. dobesz

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    I think manual goes against a lot this car stands for! Not exactly built for high cornering speeds and banging through gears in the twisty bits!
    What problems have you had with the kit? Apart from the lip of pulley coming off. How was it on full lock as have heard gilmer belts can jump off on full lock? As looking at similar set ups etc for my car
     
  3. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    yeh dirb id never convert to manual. 1. because i use to drive semi's and having to change gears 8 times and you've hit a speed 40km/h you realize manuals can eat a dick lol and 2. because stall converter and fully manulized boxes are sexual.

    dobez the kit looks good. but dealing with bullet is bull ****. the gave me a faulty alternator and to exchange it over was the biggest mission to have them say yeah that brand we gave you were cheap **** alternators. and they gave me a new alte which i had to modify the bracket to suit it. then there was the advice they gave me on how to fit the power steering pulley causing me to crush the internals.


    just an example of how poor there business ethic is, i emailed them last week





    you have a pissed off customer. instead of saying we'll pay postage send it back up we'll fit you a new pulley and freight it back free of charge they palm it off. i had no dealings with Diecrest. Diecrest is their supplier ie Bullets Problem. this is why when i crushed the pump i didnt even bother calling Bullet up to make them pay for a new pump. i would HIGHLY recommend not using them

    if you do want to do a gilmer set up but the kit from Diecrest and just buy the brackets from Bullet.






    in other news refitted the power steering pump today. kicked her over and within the first 3 seconds i hear a bang.


    it managed to break the welds. imma burn this fkn power steering


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    there's no alingment issue?
    They should put more than a few shitty tack weld on something like that
     
  5. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if you are across this Jecs but thought I'd leave it here just in case.

    The Australian Consumer Law - Homepage

    It contains various consumer guarantees that extend beyond any product guarantee. Perhaps challenge them on the ACL andf seek a refund or taken them to fair trading/consumer affairs given you're not talking about a couple if bucks here.
     
  6. mazzstein

    mazzstein Yeahhh Karrnntt.

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    Hi jecs, id just like to confirm and add a +1 to bullet being **** ####s.
    Products look nice, but if you try use them their a peice of crap.

    P.s hows your potatoe mateeeee going?
     
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  8. dobesz

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    Yea Jecs thats pretty much what i have done by accident, i purchased a full gilmer kit off diecast years ago, includes aircon as well. I have purchased billet brackets seperatly and a new power steer pump with no pulley on it. In instructions it says you need to heat the pulley and simply slide over snout with a mm packer to shim it off the pump. Diecast can fit for you, who ended up fitting it for you?
    As currently in process of sorting out all my gilmers etc. You could probably just buy a new power gilmer from diecast, how did the outer rim come off?
     
  9. Jecs

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    i didnt get any instructions. when i was doing mine i thought it would be simple heating it up and using a mallet. was a loosing battle thats when i called Bullet and he told to use a 5 ton press, chock the rear where the lines are and press it on.

    i went and saw a guy/mate at burons. he sent it to a mob in NSW (have details in my car some where) they called me and told me the whole internals where crushed and i needed to buy a new pump. he told me you have to pull the pump apart, and have shaft and pulley on their own and press it on.


    why the rim came off, well when they pressed the puller on im not 100% sure if they measure it against the factory spec or what but the belt must of been pressed hard against it.

    im gunna speak to diecrest and maybe ill send them the pump and let them fit it.



    on other news. im baffled at companies crying poor sayin the auto mod industry has died in the ass when people have poor business ethics. ive been trying to get ahold of james @ switched on auto elec for awhile now. it started before easter when he said he'd call me the next day to see if i was right to bring my car up to leaving msg, voice msgs, missed calls and no return phone calls


    so i spoke to Electronic Automotive today, and i cannot fault these guys they are just f**king awesome. he said straight up 'listen im not keen on doing the job simply because how much work is involved you dont really turn a profit but by the sounds of how much stuffing around you've gone through ill do it'

    havent set a date yet simple because hes got a new guy starting and wants to train him before he takes it on.
     
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    We have a power steer pulley puller at work, if you want another pulley pulled off an fitted back on, send it to me and I'd be happy to do it for you. It's a proper tool for the job, no need to pull the pump apart at all.
     
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    mazzstein Yeahhh Karrnntt.

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    I saw jamie at motorex.. just saying
     
  12. Jecs

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    well i pulled the pump off again, going to diecrest tomorrow. if they can fit it ill get them to do it, if not ill hit you up hatch.


    so with my tax money ive deicided step 1 will be changing the extractors. im going to go with difillippo's simply because i love the way they look.

    after that it will be straight thru cats, twin 3" offset mufflers into a single 3" with another muffler on the end. im hoping this gives it the more aggressive note im after.


    and after a bit of discussing with hatch about whether i should black wrap or HPC my extractors i decided to go with shiny HPC coat.
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Will have to post up a vid of the exhaust when your done. Can't wait to eventually get difillipos for the clubby.
     
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    I am told those extractors hang very very low and on low cars scrape really bad? What paceys do you have? As the bigger paceys give a nicer thumpier note. I to am getting a new stainless zaust made once back from USA.
    Diescast will be able to do it as its a free service they offer if you purchase their kit.
     
  15. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    yeah im well aware of the hanging problem. i cant remember what issue jesses VN is in on SC mag but he had custom difillippos and theres a side of pic and shows them hanging. but at the end of the day its not a daily. if it was id steer clear because of this problem. but ive heard first hand 3 cars running them (given they were alot more worked cars) but they had the note i want.

    atm im only running the normal paceys and tbh i dont have a problem with paceys. they tuck up and are a cheap good power making extractor. im not chasing power figures, shes not a power house, i just want the agressive note.

    who you getting to make them? a guy at south geelong exhaust custom fab up my mates extractors and did a mako job but that guys in prison now.


    oh sweet well least diecrest will fit it. im gunna call them in about 15mins
     
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    Same guy who did the zaust on Hoodys green vk. Not sure if twins or 3inch single like i have etc. Will just upgrade paceys. Good luck with the pulley!
     
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    called Diecrest this morning, and by 2 it was in a box at the post office on its way. hes going to rip the old on off and put a new one on. hopefully that will be it for this power steering ****.


    also called difilippo, can get 1 3/4 for $995 or 1 7/8 for $1300. both those prices were uncoated. ill prob stick with the 1 3/4 as my motor doesnt need such a big pipe on it.

    so ill give him a call later in the week and organise everything.
     
  18. Jecs

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    hnnnnnnnnnng! im sleeping with these bad boys tonight


    god damn they're sexy


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    in other news, went and got my power steering pump back. i wanted a new pulley put on but they welded a new ring on it, so ill see how it goes.


    also from removing this pump a million times i carelessly stripped a thread. so helicoil FTW

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    those extractors.... hmmmmm lovely :rofl2:
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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