Whipple Final Concerns Post Install

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  1. Whipple SC

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    This is not normal. Gates switched there idler pulley design. This new design, we have found some bearings not pressed in all the way or crooked, which this may have. We are testing other suppliers now, but in the meantime, we are now repressing all bearings in and spin testing each before shipping.

    I think you were working with Mike and we were sending you new pulleys?
     
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    New Belt and Pulleys on the way

    Many thanks to all of you who have chimed in here.

    What an awesome community.

    I must say. Whipple has really stepped up to the plate. Every time I have needed advice they were available on the phone. Anytime I needed a replacement part has come next day via FedEx.

    A new set of Pulleys, spacers and a new belt are supposed to arrive tomorrow.

    In the meantime, I wonder if the hesitation could because because I have still not checked the octane adjust. I live in California so 91 is the best I can do. Will modify ASAP
     
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    Only need to activate 'octane adjust' if using the 3.625 pulley with 91 octane. No need to activate it with the 3.75.
     
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    If I activate octane adjust, would it be able to take advantage of race gas? Found a local pump for 101. I have never gotten a doc on the flight control features, I've asked a few times.
     
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    Even more so you DON'T need to activate octane adjust if you are going to run that octane level. You could go down to a 3.5 pulley with that octane and still not turn on octane adjust per whipple.
     
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    If you can get 101, there would be no reason to lower power with octane adjust. Octane adjust retards timing. You can run 3.5" with 101, no problem.
     
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    Very interesting. So it will be able to take advantage of the higher octane, with Octane adjust NOT turned on. Got it.

    Looks like I'll pulley down and get weird with the 101!
     
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    Let her rip brother, just make sure your pointed straight before you hit that throttle! Lol:headbang:
     
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    Deal! :cheers:
     
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    Belt walk solved

    The guys from Whipple sent me three new pulleys as well as a new belt. I swapped everything out and the walk is gone!

    I remain concerned about the dead spot at or around 2800 RPMs as reported by others in this thread. How on earth would I even know what I could have done wrong to cause this? My dad and I took our time and really paid attention to the instructions .

    I need a reputable shop in San Diego but I could take this to who knows my car and knows this kit.

    Any recommendations? I might go ahead and get a Lund tune if this can't be fixed by Whipple.
     
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    Fresno is not that far away. Maybe Whipple would welcome your car in for evaluation.
     
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    Hang tight with your hesitation issue, I'm testing a modification to the bypass sent to me by Whipple. Give me a couple more days to test this out to say for sure, but the early results are really looking good. It's a real simple and brilliant fix as well.
     
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