Blitz FMIC & MAP LICP

Now that I’ve been doing more track days, I’ve started coming across some of the limitations of the stock setup. While I’ve addressed things like oil cooling and oil starvation, I hadn’t messed with anything on the intake side, other than having an cone air filter. Actually, when I first got the car, I switched…

New Track Sensors Setup

Decided it was time to retire all the Panavise mounts I’ve been using – as phones have been getting bigger and longer in size, the Panvise has been more and more unstable in actually keeping my phone in place. I got the Ram mount for the phone holder, and a new GPS unit – the…

SCCA PDX 08232019 – Autobahn South

After 2.5mo hiatus, back on the track at Autobahn Country Club South. A good number of minor tweaks were made to the car, and some significant driving changes for me.With picture perfect weather, I was really looking forward to seeing what I could run in the car. I set a rough goal of a 1:40,…

Evo Project: Quiet Exhaust pt. 2

One of the things that had been bothering me when I left off with the final exhaust setup was how the muffler was angled – this was due to the shop not wanting to take the time to fab up the piping necessary to get the muffler flat. I decided to buy some mandrel bent…

Rebuilt Brembo Calipers (Evo)

Had the Brembos rebuilt for the Evo, initially to replace and see if any softness was due to the calipers/condition of them. There were a few minor leaks on the backs of the calipers from the lines as well, and it turned out driver’s side caliper was leaking, looks to be a torn piston seal.…

QLM Recall/Maint Week 2019

Prius Hybrid System 8/8/19 (120,000) Evo Airbag recall (final) 8/9/19 (40,050) Clearbra redone – yellowing covered under warranty from Clear Auto Bra & XPEL’s 10 year. There were some concerns that paint would peel off, but for factory paint this is apparently not really an issue M3 Blower motor wiring 8/12/19 Positive battery terminal 8/12/19…

STL Solo Novice School 07282019 (Evo)

Taught at the annual novice school again for 2019, with the expectation that I would be able to get in a few runs for testing and tuning the Evo’s new ACD map and making sure the brakes were working as desired. Unfortunately, this was cut short due to the Evo blowing off an intercooler piping…