...and I swing by 140's house. I see him and his friend Todd were working on Todd's car. He has a nasty crack on his E3 and apparently 140 talked him into swapping it for a ported E6. 30 minutes later, and 3 nuts off, we decided that the exhaust housing should come off to reach the last nut. 140 then proceeded the break all 5 bolts in half. Here is the carnage left over. We then jump into the LX and go for a spin. I'm sceptical of the Volvo intercooler but we made a few runs thru the gears and I notice something. Either my car is messed up or his is. During shift the car does not jerk when it hits boost. Everytime I shift and let the clucth out I get a jerk back which 140 mentioned he aslo gets in the SVOld. We attribute it to the suspension. I'm not liking the out of boost power but it feels nice going thru the gears smoothly with boost. Not a good drag car but fun for highway races and turns! I think the Volvo is choking the flow alot. So from there 140 was trying to figure out this miss he was having. 3400 rpm and 12 psi and the thing just ran into a wall on his SVOld. Revving out of boost is fine but as soon as it hit 3400 with 12 psi or more BAM! What a piece of #$%^! So after him already having changed the plugs, wires, and computer we start to work. We swap Todd's distributor over and go for a ride. This is the most violent jerk of a miss I have ever felt. SVOhmygodwhatthehelliswrongnow? We come back and start thinking. 140 hooks up the vacuum guage and everything is fine. He then puts on the fuel guage and everything checks out. So I mentioned that maybe the afpr isn't raising properly with boost. So he then shows me the coolest 20 minute fuel guage install in the world! Well we take off, flashlight and all, and I shine the light on the guage (gayness) and we see that the afpr is working fine. The miss still lives! After returning home dissapointed 140 begins to cry. Yes I do have a pic. So we continue to watch Todd drill the bolts out when I mention that maybe one of his hoses may be split and only open at 12 psi. So we go to town on the hoses and he borrows Todd's intercooler and we try it out. Guess what. I start thinking, it can't be too much timing or it would ping. It can't be fuel that's fine. What's left? Air! So I think of anything that might be affected by boost and not and I scope the VAM out for a minute. Maybe the door isn't opening right or it's opening too much? Either way it has to be it. 140 says "Yeah maybe it is." I start thinking hey mofo swap the damn VAM with Todd's and check it out. By this time it was already 4 am and we were ready to call it a day. We both look at it for a minute and he says "Why not?" Well after 3 months of trying to figure this out he then makes a big deal about me fixing this problem 4 hours after being there. He was so happy I could have slapped him. From then until we left he acted more and more like a "special" kid who just came in last at the Special Olympics. WINNAR!