Started on Feb. 14 by m4ff3w

1984 Maserati Biturbo

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Purchased on 2.14.11 after stalking this car through two owners over the course of 2.5 years.

Latest updates
Jan. 30
Resurrection!

Finally, purchasing 2.8l FI engine. It’ll be running megasquirt & water cooled turbos soon, along …

March 21
uh oh.. ouch

Bent valves, oh no! Somehow the a/c belt (a/c works friggen awesome) wound up behind …

March 06
updates....

I got the K&N air filters on, they are currently pulling hot air from the …

Feb. 25
getting there...

I’ve put about 500 miles on her since Tuesday morning. I went up to Ft …

Feb. 19
vac system

Vacuum system is happy now. I removed all the emissions equipment - it was all …

Feb. 19
some progress

It is raining this morning, though pretty light. I cleaned the topside of the engine …

Feb. 19
parts are here!

I got the parts from MIE yesterday, sadly the clutch slave was defective. It wouldn’t …

Feb. 19
parts

On the way are: Clutch Slave Cylinder Plenum gaskets Weber 36 DCNVH rebuild kit Coolant …

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Comments
Hasbro
Feb. 14, 2011, 9:41 p.m.

Voted up. Do you also adopt crack babies? Have fun. +1 for San Antonio.

m4ff3w
Feb. 14, 2011, 9:46 p.m.

Ha, thanks. My kids occasionally act like crack babies, does that count?

m4ff3w
Feb. 25, 2011, 11:18 a.m.

I've put about 500 miles on her since Tuesday morning. I went up to Ft Hood on Wednesday for work. There was a horrible stumble around atmospheric pressure. High idle and boost were both OK. With the assistance of Adam I put in new plugs @ San Marcos, but that did not resolve the issue. It helped some, but did not resolve. Then Jonny gave me a MSD Blaster 2 and that seemed to help some but did not resolve the issue either. Yesterday, I went out and checked the pressure pods on the distributor as the suggestion of a member of the Yahoo BiturboZentrum group. The diaphragms did not leak and they did actuate. On the way home, I was surprised that the stumble is gone. I think the advance mechanism was jammed. I also believe I have identified the reason for low boost, the AMAL valve leaks internally.

MrBenjamonkey
Jan. 18, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

You are a brave man. Did you throw a timing belt?

m4ff3w
Jan. 29, 2012, 7:44 p.m.

Finally, purchasing 2.8l FI engine. It'll be running megasquirt & water cooled turbos soon, along with intercoolers. The 2.8 was rated for 250hp w/out cats.

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