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Old 10-21-2011, 10:55 AM   #181
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I need to make one of these cowl covers and delete my wipers that would solve a whole lot of problems. I like the look a lot this thing looks sweet.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:34 AM   #182
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I took those two pics of the cowl cover for you, pretty much I just winged it. The wipers will be going back on but the plastic piece needs some more work before I put the wipers back on.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #183
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Soooooo about two weeks ago we started to tune her, found there's a vacuum leak somewhere and while trying to get the idle down blew the freeze plug out of the front of the head (only moments after Dave walked away from the front of the car and I questioned if we should shut it down). The timing of this event was quite epic.





Then I installed the side splitters, they are quite ****. I was suprised to see they came out and din't look stupid with the rb rear flares (I was expecting to have to modify them to make them flow with the rest of the car)



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Old 11-08-2011, 07:41 PM   #184
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Last picture looks like you are 10' tall, lol.

How do you blow out a freeze plug?
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:09 PM   #185
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I used the step ladder technique to get maximum vertical reach.

The freeze plug wasn't in quite perfect and what ended up happening is as the temps went up the pressure also did. The freeze plug was the weak point so it blasted out when the temp got too high.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:19 PM   #186
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LOL at the epic freeze plug. We could have been hurt pretty bad, so id say timing was epic too.

You fix the **** yet? We cant do any more tuning till you get that done. Sry I didnt call you back. I forgot :(
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #187
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Nope, haven't gotten it done. Work has been pretty nuts along with shoots so I haven't had a chance. Also my Sentra needed a new wheel bearing, ball joint, axle, and all the seals. The water pump needs to be replaced so it is next on the chopping block along with timing chain guides, oil pump, and tensioners.
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The freeze plug wasn't in quite perfect
Can you elaborate? I'm planing on installing a freeze plug for my reroute and I don't want my car spontaneously ejaculating coolant.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:15 AM   #189
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Yeah, if you don't drive it in perfectly flush with respect to the face of the head (where your driving the freeze plug into) it will weep and eventually, as I found out, blast out of the head like a steam line rupture.
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For the record, his temps just hit about 215*F... so nothing crazy
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #191
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Just finished taking apart my diverter to find the cause of the pressure leak . I was fully expecting to find a ripped diaphragm but actually what happened (no idea how though) is one side of it got pushed down and was allowing air to get by. Set it straight and reassembled it...going to give it a go tomorrow to see if it still leaks. Next I need to figure out what is going on with the idle adjustment screw on the throttle body. Then throw the coolant blockoff plate on (just need to punch holes in it for mounting purposes), refill the system, and try try again.

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What did you make for a plate? How thick?
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Sorry I didnt bother to read through all this, what are your power level goals? Very sick build BTW!
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Sorry i didn't bother reading, are you a ******?
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Sorry i didn't bother reading, are you a ******?
Sure, I love stars and would like to think I am one sometimes But seriously, just saw the early build and didnt think it would hurt to ask. Sorry to get you started off on the wrong foot this morning
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Oh good, so you got this? Great, I'm off to bed then.
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What did you make for a plate? How thick?
1/4" thick aluminum (should expand at about the same rate as the head). I am contemplating buying some hex head fasteners and countersinking the holes so the mount flush but part of me says that will introduce a couple failure points that I don't want in my life.

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Sorry I didnt bother to read through all this, what are your power level goals? Very sick build BTW!
That's fine. My goal is a reliable 300whp car that I don't have to put a ton of boost into to achieve said power goal. If this setup doesn't get me close a little bw efr should get me the rest of the way there.

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God damn you turned around that car.
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That's fine. My goal is a reliable 300whp car that I don't have to put a ton of boost into to achieve said power goal. If this setup doesn't get me close a little bw efr should get me the rest of the way there.
I'm starting a build as well, I dont know much about Borg Warner's turbos but I've heard a lot of good things, hope to get to/be at your level this time next year.
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God damn you turned around that car.
Thanks man.

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I'm starting a build as well, I dont know much about Borg Warner's turbos but I've heard a lot of good things, hope to get to/be at your level this time next year.
EFR's are good things to have in your life. Hopefuly your build will be running this time next year


The diverter still leaks by :( I'll have to take it apart again to see if I can pinpoint the source of the leak again.
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