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Old 01-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #121
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That was going to be my suggestion, or you maybe able to tap the opening and put a plug in there.
Pics of bung plugging?
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Begi makes a pipe that flips around and makes routing the lower hose a breeze.
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Begi makes a pipe that flips around and makes routing the lower hose a breeze.
I have this piece at home and it hit the swaybar.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #124
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Begi makes a pipe that flips around and makes routing the lower hose a breeze.
I've seen that - always thought it was just the stock neck flipped...didn't realize it was a different piece altogether. I've got the big RB swaybar so better stay away from that per Hustler's experience.

Since I don't have a welder (well, not a good one at least), I'll probably roll with threading the opening and plugging it. Someone else suggested a freeze plug in the opning.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #125
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I have this piece at home and it hit the swaybar.
Doesn't hit sway on my NB.

I can weld a plug on that Nick, but it's a long drive for you.
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I've seen that - always thought it was just the stock neck flipped...didn't realize it was a different piece altogether. I've got the big RB swaybar so better stay away from that per Hustler's experience.

Since I don't have a welder (well, not a good one at least), I'll probably roll with threading the opening and plugging it. Someone else suggested a freeze plug in the opning.
Pretty sure there's a groove or something like that that prevents you from being able to tap it directly. I had mine welded and then drilled and tapped that cap.

I believe the freeze plug method has been used, however I'd be slightly worried since you can block it off like the front of the cylinder head.
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I can weld a plug on that Nick, but it's a long drive for you.
Thanks for the offer man - I may take you up on that. I checked on my NB last night and it has one of the water necks that comes out towards the front. Assuming the NB stuff will fit the NA water pump, I may just end up swapping that piece.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #128
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Any recommendations on where to pick up an oil drain gasket for my GT2560R? ATP turbo has them for a good price but shipping is way out of whack ($8 for something you can put in an envelope).

Should I steer away from ones on eBay? This seller has a good reputation and sells them 5 for $5 with free shipping. Seems like a winner.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turbo-Oil-Dr...item2317fcc6c1
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That was going to be my suggestion, or you maybe able to tap the opening and put a plug in there.
that's probably easier. I've actually seen someone cut the hose short and crimp it off...then just hose clamp it in place so the o-ring still sealed.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #130
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While I had the turbo off to replace the turbine housing, I figured I would lay down a new coat of paint in the engine bay. It was sprayed with Rustoleum flat black previously and was starting to look pretty dingy.

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Begi makes a pipe that flips around and makes routing the lower hose a breeze.
And it turns out I already had one of the BEGi pipes on my '99 motor - I pulled that off and used it on this car rather than going the freeze plug or weld method. I like the routing much better this way - keeps it further from the turbo.

No laughing at my mess of blue RTV on the neck. I discovered a helicoil in the top mounting hole from the previous owner...ended up using longer bolts to try and go deeper and catch some good threads, then swabbed a bit of RTV around the edges once I mounted it up as extra protection against leaks.



And a shot of the car sitting on my new lift.

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As much as I liked the Link, I finally upgraded...welcome to 2012

I picked up a gen 2 Megasquirt PNP and had DIY Auto Tune tune the car. The results = pure awesomeness (keep in mind this is a stock 1.8 with a basic FMII kit):



Purple = AFR at the tailpipe (slightly leaner than the in-car wideband)
Blue = WHP
Green = WTQ
Yellow = MAP

So, we'll call it 258hp/243tq. This is on a Dynapack; 14 psi.

I've been running the Link for the past 2.5 years and overall it worked really well - it's a reliable proven solution that can be had very cheaply in today's market.

Having said that, I'm THRILLED with the Megasquirt! Overall driving impression is that the car feels a lot stronger - part of which is due to running more boost and having a properly tuned car instead of just an autotuned base map. Beyond that though, the car just seems to do everything that much more smoothly - transition to boost seems more controlled, AFRs are less erratic. I'm looking forward to digging into the TunerStudio software and playing around some.
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So you are bringing the car out to the Mitty this weekend and hanging out with us all at the DIYAutotune tent correct?
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So you are bringing the car out to the Mitty this weekend and hanging out with us all at the DIYAutotune tent correct?
Yeah dude, I'll be there tomorrow! I'll keep my eye out for you. Still not sure what I'm going to drive yet...I might be rolling three deep so may end up driving the Lexus or Sequoia.
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Awesome build! Car looks great with the mint paintjob! How do you have such awesome cars? Life must suck huh..
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Awesome build! Car looks great with the mint paintjob! How do you have such awesome cars? Life must suck huh..
Well damn, thanks man! I've been really lucky to have the opportunity to build and buy some fun cars.

Here's a quick vid from how I spent yesterday (this is the mint green '95):

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Awesome vid! That car looks like it flies - need moar vids. That Supra was just cruising What track was that?
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Awesome vid! That car looks like it flies - need moar vids. That Supra was just cruising What track was that?
Thanks man - I've got some more vids here: https://www.youtube.com/user/nickt93/videos

I wish I could say that Supra was making 900bhp and was going flat out, but at that point I think he was cruising trying to bring his temps down. I rode with him at the track - very nice NA-T conversion.

The track is Talladega Grand Prix Raceway in Munford, AL. It rents for about $1500 on a weekday, so you can basically get unlimited track time all day for something like $125 a head with a group of 12-15 drivers.

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...I wish I could say that Supra was making 900bhp and was going flat out...
But didn't you cut the same lap time as a 650whp supercharged 2012 M3?
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But didn't you cut the same lap time as a 650whp supercharged 2012 M3?
Not quite, but not far off! That car is an absolute monster - and is still a comfortable daily driver too. I think he ran a 1:09 in the video he posted, so I'm at least a second off of him.
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More track time - this time at the new and bad *** Atlanta Motorsports Park. My new homie GENESPLICER was also in the house!!!

I ran the Miata on Saturday and the Lexus on Sunday. It's amazing how close they were - my best time in the Miata was a 1:35.4 and I ran a 1:36.2 in the Lexus. Not a totally fair fight though - the Lexus got banned from the track for being too loud, but Balanced Performance was at the track and was able to cork up the exhaust to quiet it down temporarily (robbing plenty of horsepower in the process...doh!). Surely that had an impact on lap times.

Here's a video:



I finally upgraded my brakes to a Goodwin BBK - the difference is incredible! I was running stock calipers, Brembo blanks, and Hawk HP+ before.



I'm also loving having a trailer. No more fretting over what I'm going to do if something breaks at the track. No more hot and uncomfortable rides home with no music.

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