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Old 12-15-2008, 01:09 AM   #21
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Pretty sure thats the power steering cooler.
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doesh it look like a lightshaber? if sho then thatsh what it ish
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Take a tire wrench and (don't kink the hose, but move it over some) it will be fine. Where you ground, that looks good. People usually cut 2 slits there and bend a length of that down. See fm turbo instal instructions. But what you did looks good.

The exhaust sets on rubber flex hangers. Have a buddy help you move it some, or take it down ( or un hook the front ones). have a friend help hold it up, bolt it up, and re hang it.

Looks like you are doing a good job. These situations always take some improvising.

Hope this helps.

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:00 AM   #24
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Seems your the closest member to me
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Take a tire wrench and (don't kink the hose, but move it over some) it will be fine. Where you ground, that looks good. People usually cut 2 slits there and bend a length of that down. See fm turbo instal instructions. But what you did looks good.

The exhaust sets on rubber flex hangers. Have a buddy help you move it some, or take it down ( or un hook the front ones). have a friend help hold it up, bolt it up, and re hang it.

GOOD LUCK!
Thanks for the encouragement. I just could not find anything about the shelf adjustment in the Begi instructions.
On the exhaust, it's not just the angle that's the problem. Even when I can move them as close as possible, the holes don't line up at all. I mean at least a 1/2 to 1 inch difference. If I try to grind that, I will be opening the hole up to the outside of the flange on at least one side of the down pipe.
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why are you tapping into the brake booster line? and what is that thing you mounted below the bumper? sorry if these are obvious answers, I don't know much about BEGI kits.
It's the signal source fitting: Here is part of the instructions on the Begi Kit:
Signal Source Fitting:
"The signal source fitting (p/n 30016B) is placed into the hose that
leads to the brake vacuum assist unit." I don't really know why but I can follow instructions or at least I try.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:30 PM   #27
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What size turbo are you running? I've got a feeling I'm gonna have very similar problem with my manifold and turbo. I may use regular bolts instead of studs.
The turbo is GT2860.
The studs were not bad, I just wish they had a better way of putting the turbo on, or at least, saved me time by saying you should do it like that in the instructions, but again, like the rest of these instructions, no mention of this problem!
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Man, those glitches kind of worry me. I had always heard that the BEGi kits were always pretty problem free. Maybe you just got a bad batch of stuff. Sucks having to wait on stuff doesnt it?

All of that rust makes me sad. Im glad I am in the south with no salt. I have a 65 year old tractor that had less than half of the rust that your 6 year old car has (before I restored it). Didnt know salt did that much damage, that fast.

Good luck on the rest of your build. Keep us updated, Im curious to see the results, and how the problems get resolved.
Waiting is the worst part, and I usually get promises that things are going to get shipped, but have to keep pushing to get them shipped. The whole process has been a pain in the ***. I thought I was saving myself a lot of hassle by getting a "Kit" but it's more work to keep following up and checking email and tracking orders, and emailing when stuff goes wrong.... With my busy schedule, I just wanted to put the spare time I have into putting things together, not having fix the manufacturer's issues! Anyway, I still don't have everything, and I probably won't have everything into the beginning of the new year. I just hope I can finish by 2011!!
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:37 PM   #29
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Pretty sure thats the power steering cooler.
Yes, it is. One of the easier things to install on this kit
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Thanks for the encouragement. I just could not find anything about the shelf adjustment in the Begi instructions.
On the exhaust, it's not just the angle that's the problem. Even when I can move them as close as possible, the holes don't line up at all. I mean at least a 1/2 to 1 inch difference. If I try to grind that, I will be opening the hole up to the outside of the flange on at least one side of the down pipe.
It sounds like the exhaust needs a smaller flange. A muffler shop should be able to do that cheap. Just get one bolt in the flange, and drive it to one. I wouldn't jack with the down pipe.

My cousin ran into this on his del sol with the greddy kit. The muffler shop fixed it quick with a flex joint and another flange. I think it cost him $50.00. But we always find the Redneck & mexican shops. And use CasH. LOL
you can get that fixed in less than a 1hr, and they will bolt it up. Cheap!

Man you are almost finished. I can't belive you haven't already recieved the parts.
Good Luck!

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:47 PM   #31
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I had to send out the downpipe yesterday. They had sent the wrong one with the wrong flange. Stephanie said she should have a turn around time of one day and send it back. I am hoping I will receive it back before the holidays... but as with everything else, I'm not counting on it. I will be travelling through the holidays anyway, so no time to work on the car...
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pretty typical..........
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thank god I have a leaky front crank seal, keeping everything well lubricated and rust free. that rust makes me shiver. nasty.
lol

Most of my stuff fit better than yours, but the fitment issues were minor. Considering I have a 99 motor in a 91, I expected this.

I'd still like to know why you get the big turbo inlet, and they chopped off my inlet and added a 2" to it. They gave me an intake pipe thats bigger on the air filter side than the turbo side.

If I had to do this again (which I might for the daily), I'm just going to drop my car off at the shop and tell them to call me when its done.
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I had to send out the downpipe yesterday. They had sent the wrong one with the wrong flange. Stephanie said she should have a turn around time of one day and send it back. I am hoping I will receive it back before the holidays... but as with everything else, I'm not counting on it. I will be travelling through the holidays anyway, so no time to work on the car...
To bad they dont cross ship. Stupid on their part.

As for the downpipe, I knew it was the wrong one soon as I saw the picture. I am an expert in wrong downpipes, I had 3 of them before I got the right one.
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So, December 17th is when I sent out the downpipe. Guess what... I still don't have it back. Of course all the excuses in the world come out... they don't have the right wastegate, they needed the exhaust manifold back too... I am so tired of this ****. I wish I knew more about doing this, I would have went the DIY route and dealt with my own issues instead of somebody else's excuses.
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I can only imagine. That's gotta suck. I've done turbo'd mine. I can tell you that it was very frustrating during various parts of the build where I had to redo things several times to get it right. I spent 3 hours making ONE PIPE that I ended up junking and having to redo it because I just couldn't make it work. Anyways, I hope you get it all finished eventually. Boost is awesome.
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Thanks for the encouragement. Stephanie sent an email today, they are waiting on a dummy WG so they can finish the DP. I am hoping before the end of the month, but I doubt it...
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Sorry to hear you're having so much trouble. I'm almost ready to plunk down the cash for a Begi-S myself, but this is yet another bad experience that is making me wonder if I shouldn't take another look at FM. I too just want something to bolt up and then I plan on making additions as time/money becomes available.
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Another update - So, yesterday - mind you this is weeks after I had sent my DP back, I get a voicemail and an e-mail about a 'snag'. I guess they did not figure out they needed a turbo housing to fix the DP! So, I had to unbolt that (studs also to get it out), take it to UPS and ship it back. This is after they had to wait for Tial to send a dummy wastegate for the mock up. So, the WG gets there, then they figure out they don't a damn turbo.... I cannot believe a company that makes turbo kits for a living does not have turbos and wastegates on hand, in stock ALWAYS. Very poor business policies. I guess one of their employees left to do his military training, no one can figure out what the hell he was working on... No structure for employees, no regard for clients... It's bullshit. Stephanie had to apologize profusely. I know it is just a poor management system in place... I run a business that is the backbone of any successful company... PERIOD. So, I don't know what to tell you about FM versus Begi... but so far, this is my experience... It sucks.
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Yeah, that's terrible. I hate bullshit like that. They should seriously have those parts on hand. And if they needed them, they sure as hell shoulda got you to send them all in at once.
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