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Old 08-17-2015, 02:01 PM   #841
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<p>Ah, I just meant the turbo. I'm building the&nbsp;VVT motor in my garage in&nbsp;the next couple years. And I'd do my own manifold.</p>
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in the next couple years everything is going to change so much that this won't even matter
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:26 PM   #843
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<p>Ah, I just meant the turbo. I'm building the&nbsp;VVT motor in my garage in&nbsp;the next couple years. And I'd do my own manifold.</p>
Just because you bought a fancy smancy welder and think you can lay down some beads does not mean you can build one of these awesome setups. Actually it sort of does mean that, since that is about all I have done. In a few years when you get around to building one shoot me a pm and I will let you know where to get everything from.
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<p>Haha, I built my current manifold with my friends 15 year old lincoln something or another. big ************. I have big plans for the next one. Like not trying to get it designed and built in a week.</p><p>You will eventually recieve a PM though, thanks.</p>
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The beauty of this setup is in the cheapness and simplicity. IMO "upgrading" this setup would be kinda counter-productive and missing the point.

But if doing it for the experience, then yes by all means. Looks like these setups are really effective as is tho
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<p>I must have sent the wrong message. I only want the turbo from this setup. The rest of it I would build myself. I want a more flowy manifold, better wastegate, more v-bands. Just impressed with the performance of the turbo itself.</p>
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This coming weekend I have a 1.6 coming out to my house to get boosted.
Sounds like a sexy car.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:48 PM   #848
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The beauty of this setup is in the cheapness and simplicity. IMO "upgrading" this setup would be kinda counter-productive and missing the point.

But if doing it for the experience, then yes by all means. Looks like these setups are really effective as is tho
I did not really plan an upgrade path for my setups. My thought process was you can max out a stock motor on this. If you end up building a motor then you might as well spend real coin on a baller setup to use the built motor.

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<p>I must have sent the wrong message. I only want the turbo from this setup. The rest of it I would build myself. I want a more flowy manifold, better wastegate, more v-bands. Just impressed with the performance of the turbo itself.</p>
I am not quite sure where you could fit more v-bands into my setup. Maybe adding in an external v-band wastegate, but that would be the only place.

One day I am planning on getting the new CX racing setup which uses the same turbo to test out. Should be interesting so see how their ram horn does compared to my log manifold.
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So Like I said I am still trying to get my ebc right and currently on open loop for the moment. I have it set so it won't overboost at night but it has been hot as hell in the day. This log is typical of how long it takes to get to full boost but since I am still using open loop most of the time the pressure varies with temperature.
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Here you are 13 psi under 3 grand, it was about 30 degrees cooler out tonight. I think my boost duty table might be almost ready to try closed loop out again.
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Is anyone using the gasket between the manifold and turbo? Can't get that joint to not leak.
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<br />Is anyone using the gasket between the manifold and turbo? Can't get that joint to not leak.<br />
<br /><br />I am. No problems so far. I did make sure both surfaces were flat though before I assembled them.
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After everything I have read I decided not to run a gasket. I had more trouble sealing the wastegate/v-band 5 bolt flange. Some folks use wheel bearing grease one guy uses copper anti-sieze, just a smear. My friend who used to work at Garrett and Vortech suggested water glass(sodium silicate) and it worked amazingly well on the 5 bolt flange but be careful with the stuff it will sieze anything. That is why I only used it behind the turbine but he suggested they used it to seal turbo to manifold flanges with no gasket. I have not had any leaks there and only used the grease this last time with nothing before. If you decide to try water glass, let it thicken up in the open air a bit before you apply it.
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Try the grease first if you have not already.
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For all your exhaust gasket needs:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000FK...ESL&ref=plSrch



I'm being serious...serious as a heart attack.
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Well safe to say I found the leak....
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Well safe to say I found the leak....
How on earth did I manage to miss that? I am very sorry. You have a pm with information for a replacement.
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Sorry my ideas won't fix that. But can't beat the customer service around here. After spending some time under a welding helmet I can understand how it is easy to miss a few welds on a dozen manifolds.
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Sorry my ideas won't fix that. But can't beat the customer service around here. After spending some time under a welding helmet I can understand how it is easy to miss a few welds on a dozen manifolds.
I completely agree.
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Try the grease first if you have not already.
I learned about that many years ago on this forum. It's the Hustler method - put some lube on it. The grease becomes a carbon crust seal in any low spots.

But it won't help a missing weld, lol.
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