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Old 03-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #41
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Brilliant!
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:49 AM   #42
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Ok, wideband is back in and now has dimming for night time eye comfort. Car is pretty much retuned to the larger injectors.

Time to get rid of parts I won't be using anymore.

My exhaust system is sold to a member here on MT so I got that off and ready ASAP. I got slowed down by this

PO had stripped the nut. Now I admit that I made it worse trying to get it off, but come on... how do you strip a nut and not get a replacement? At least it was in the easiest spot to get to. I had a friend bring over a nut extractor (def adding a set of those to my tool box) and it was off in minutes. Exhaust system is boxed up and will be shipped on Tues


As I was taking the header off I noticed that I was missing the port on the block where most 94 owners can add an oil supply line for the turbo. It turns out that this replacement engine is a newer year and thus does not have the port. A quick call to Begi got my order corrected and the appropriate oil fittings will be sent with the kit which should go out on Monday. Note: it did not go out on Monday.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #43
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Looking good man. I wish ARP made a stud set.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:35 PM   #44
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Spent a little time today figuring out IC piping. Got GM IAT sensor in the core and had to adjust it to get it to fit... damn AC lines. I'm not even sure that thing works, hopefully it just needs a recharge.

Cold side to TB was a bit challenging. Seems like some people get a 99 TB to get rid of the clutter of TPS and IAC. I chose to simply go over and around them, hoping to combine a 90 with a 45 and mimic the Begi hard pipe that I see in their install manual.

Hot side looks fun, trying to eyeball and guesstimate where the piping will run once everything is in place. I used Soviets build thread as a guide to general shape and size, and ordered a few extra pieces so I will hopefully be able to knock it out and not have to place a second order.

Piping, fittings, clamps etc came to just over $300. We'll see how well I did once the kit is on.

In other news, the kit should be here Thurs but will be missing the snail, as it is being ceramic coated still. I expected about 6 weeks from order to delivery, but this is running a bit long. Oh well... the weather hasn't fully turned yet, I've been working a lot of OT and I'm playing bass in two bands right now, so there's not much time to wrench on the car anyway.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #45
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Here's my attempt at piping connecting to my TB



You can just barely see where I clearanced the plastic support of the fan nearest the TB to allow room for the 90 silicone elbow. I may get a set of slim fans, and if I do that I'll just get an upgraded radiator.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #46
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More homemade piping
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The 90 off the core has to be shortened about 2in, to allow the tire enough clearance to move without hitting the piping.

The rest is just a pipe w/SSQV flange. I think it'll reach just fine but I haven't made any permanent connections yet.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #47
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I just found a receipt in a box from Begi informing me of a back ordered turbo, which I knew about, but the model is the 2860 not the 2560 that I had ordered.

I'm wondering if I should use the potato or send it back and wait (again) for a 2560 to be prepped and sent. 2560 v 2860 research in three... two... one...
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:27 AM   #48
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Cold side piping complete


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Tapped the pan. Looks pretty damn good.


Got manifold temped up, no thanks to the PITA egr tube
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:31 AM   #50
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I understand this to be the 'new' way that Begi is doing the lower radiator hoses


Quick trip to the parts store and it was all finished up
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:04 PM   #51
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Got turo and DP on after having to cut away the lip and lift up the motor.


Making gaskets


Just waiting to do oil supply line. Why wait? Cuz trying to remove the oil pressure sending unit is ******* re-tard-ed. It's impossible to get to. 1 sandwich plate ordered to get around the problem.
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Don't you have a 94 block?

There is a capped off oil supply on just the head on the block next to the bellhousing. Look it up.
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Don't you have a 94 block?

There is a capped off oil supply on just the head on the block next to the bellhousing. Look it up.
Nope, the block was changed and its not got that port. It also has the huge oil pressure sending unit instead of the small one.
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I just re-read what i wrote. I need to stop posting at 3:30 when i wake up because it makes no sense. haha
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making gaskets?


you're fail.
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at least he's putting that one at the end of the dp where it doesn't matter much.

if he put one of those between the turbo/mani or turbo/dp then he'd truly fail
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making gaskets?


you're fail.
'splain?
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we're not the gasket using sort of folk around here.

They are unnecessary if you're flanges are flat and true. They will just fail eventually, regardless
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I guess we'll see what happens. My biggest concern is the way Begi attaches the DP to the cat with that pliable exhaust band clamp... doesn't seem tight enough.
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explain?
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