Hi everyone and Happy Fourth of July!
Introducing myself to get the ball rolling on my turbo project. I have a 96, totally stock (except for some mazda speed NB shocks and springs) with 120K, a refreshed head and new t-belt/water pump/oil pump/ seals/plugs and wires.
I also have BAD IMPULSE CONTROL. Before doing any but the most preliminary research I bought an ebay turbo kit. I got it for $511 in a no reserve auction from a pawn shop on ebay. The kit seemed like a very good deal. Any how, the deed is done. I have the kit and am determined to install it.
Here are some pictures but they might not work because I am a N00B.
My goals are:
#1 to have fun working on and learning about my car.
#2 to have a safe, reliable system.
#3 to have it look nice in the engine bay.
#4 to make the car faster. I would really love to get 50 HP out of this at the wheels.
It sounds like I need some sort of fuel management. I have been looking at the megasquirt and it looks super fun and right up my alley but also looks like it might be a major project all on it's own. I don't want a second project right now. Let's say that I will want to go to megasquirt, probably this winter.
The Vortech FMU looks cool but is pretty expensive. Am I correct in my understanding that the FMU basically restricts flow on the return line to increase pressure at the injector? Couldn't you do that with a clamp on the return line? I assume it's more complicated then that. I will do some more research
Do I have to have fuel management with my goals for now?
I also need an oiling/cooling set-up for the turbo. Tapping the pan for return looks pretty straight forward. getting the oil from way over by the filter looks a little awkward. Maybe I should think about a filter relocation kit?
Getting water to and from the turbo looks pretty straight forward as it is described in the FM install manual and the Begi manual.
The other bits I need are the piece to go from the turbo outlet to intercooler piping and the intake filter/adapter to the turbo.
I am sure I will need other stuff too. Plumbing parts for vacuum come to mind.
I know I have lot's more reading to do and I am sure my questions will be better informed as I move forward with the project.
So for now, Howdy! Thanks for having an awesome forum. If you need me I will be lurking.