I am new to this forum, and if you see some really stupid questions somewhere, good chance is it is from me.
I know some basic stuff about my car, changing oil, fuel filter, spark plugs and wires, oxygen sensor, thermostat, injectors, etc. I have a service manual which is great and plan to use it for anything else I come across in the future. However, my 1996 manual doesn't help with the turbo aspect. :gah:
So, here is what I have currently, on the way, and trying to work with: Currently I have Jackson Racing Headers, Test pipe, 2.5" Borla Exhaust that is Cat-back (or should I say test-pipe back lol?), NGK wires and plugs, Green Brand performance air filter, and 4 wire NTK oxygen sensors. Have on the way: a JSPEC T3 flange Garrett turbo M24, with .64 A/R for turbine, and .60 for the compressor. It is internally wastegated so I need to figure out how to bypass that for use of an external. What I have but not installed but have: fidanza 8 lbs. flywheel and Bully Stage III clutch.
What I plan on getting before turboing: 6 speed transmission, intercooler, piping, possibly a new radiator, JGS exhaust manifold, an external wastegate for the JGS exhaust manifold,downpipe (not sure what to use, maybe the FM elbow and DP but that seems a bit high in price) and a Megasquirt which I will be getting shortly but have no idea how to setup, thus why I am here. Plans for future: 99-00 head, new pistons maybe 1mm bigger (i don't want to kill my gas mileage all the time on a daily driver
), new H-beam rods and such, new intake manifold (performance type obvioubly, but longer down the road), and 3" exhaust would be nice too. Probably some other random stuff too, but that is where I am at now.
So, when I ask something, it is because I have no idea, but once I catch on things should get better and I can become a contributing member hopefully. My service manual and a 6 speed transmission factory training manual are all I have to help me besides forums. When I get a chance someday I want to make a pdf out of the 6 speed manual because it is pretty much "how to rebuild and fix a 6 speed for idiots" with a picture and documentation of EVERYTHING.
I have no idea how to do that stuff and looking at it I could do it. I was proud to be able to get my hands on it and would like to share it with you all sometime. Probably not till May though when my life slows down a bit. Also, I am 18, but not stupid. I take care of my stuff, have a wonderful girlfriend, I am a shift manager at a Taco Bell/ KFC. (youngest manager to date
) and I love my car very much. When I do something, I try to do it right the first time, and give it my all. Anyone that can help me figure out my entire turbo project would be very much appreciated, and I would love to come see some of you and your cars this summer and go on some cruises, so if everyone can help me get my setup done by the beginning of june, I want to do some summer cruising will all of you. Turbo style.
And thanks in advance for all the help. There is going to be a lot I need.