Hi everyone, been reading MT.net for a couple of years now. I really like the no BS style of communication on here, and I think I'm about ready to jump in and say hi.
I won't bore anyone with anything non-turbo related about my car. The short story is that I bought an NA8 a year ago after having an NB8B for 18months, and I've been making it pretty:
On the engine front, I'm running and Adaptronic 440d (Yes I'm Australian) and an LC-1 wideband. Here's a pic of the temporary intake I make whilst I organise the turbo:
Yes, the Wideband controller is tucked up under the left wing there, and yes, I know this is not good. I will be moving it to the PPF when the new exhaust gets made. The cable is annoyingly short, and it makes it very hard to work with the stock exhaust O2 bung.
Here's a list of what I have to go on the car:
Mani and dump, of Nitro Dann origin supposedly. It's very good quality so I have no reason to doubt the seller.
Generic intercooler, BOV and piping
GT2554R baby turbo
Rx8 yellow injectors (with new rubber rings, of course)
Braided oil feed, standard rubber return
Silicone water lines and banjo barb fittings
150rwkw, or just a hair over 200rwhp.
That will make me happy, and I can go from there if I feel the need.
Now, on to the questioning:
I'm having trouble putting the massive (if anything about the GT2554R is massive) turbo compressor circlip back in after clocking. I'm using a modified pair of 45deg angled needle nose pliers. Does anyone have any tips?
Should I be feeding one side of the ring in first and then compressing it or something like that?
Or should I just be sensible and by some heavy duty circlip pliers?