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Old 12-31-2007, 01:16 PM   #21
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How effective is that two piece downpipe being fitted like that? No exhaust gas leaks?
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:49 PM   #22
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As for the downpipe hitting the tranny, shoot me an e-mail - I have a part I can send you. There is a motor mount spacer that will help with clearances.
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There's actually plenty of clearance on the tranny side, dp is up against the body side.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:25 PM   #23
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IC tube shouldn't be sloped - has to go back to Begi for some minor corrections.



The tap gouged the pick-up tube. Anybody know the wall thickness of the tube or any repairs that can be made without pulling the pan?

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Dang man, you have never ending issues with your install. Most the time we tape up the drill bit and tap so we can't run them that far into the pan. it doesn't look like it's that poorly scarred though it's hard to tell from a picture. Never had a tube in my hands though I doubt it's super thin.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:34 PM   #25
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That doesn't look bad. Flush the sump as per Corky's instructions and you'll be good to go.
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hows the install comin? got that F/IC working?
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:53 AM   #27
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loving the install... sorry you're having problems... i too had a grip during my install and thinking that i have to tear it apart to replace the manifold makes me want to vomit. i would say im jealous that u have plenty of time to work on your car... i had to make mine work by the end of the day or else i would have to be sleeping in a friends couch.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:56 AM   #28
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Just saw this, so sorry for the delay in response.

I also hit my oil pick-up when drilling the pan during my install, but mine was actually punctured. As in there was a big *** hole in my tube. The tube is not super thin, so from the photos, I wouldn't worry about your scrape.

Pulling the pan to remove the pick-up tube, along with welding the hole up, set us back a couple of hours. Needless to say, I was pretty pissed. However, I now have the knowledge that all of the shavings from drilling the pan are out of there. There was quite a bit more metal sitting in the bottom of the pan than I figured there would be.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:18 AM   #29
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i'm no expert on NB's but on NA's there is a check valve in that line going to the brake booster RIGHT where you cut out the hose to splice in the vacuum distributor. if the NB is the same that could be a problem.



edit: nevermind, someone pointed out that i can't read. go about your day
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:38 AM   #30
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On that note. I need that line. Prev owner of my car replaced that line with some Gayz blue silicone. Tried my brakes while in boost a while back, no way in hell was i going to be able to push that pedal.
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:22 AM   #31
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- Never did get the F/IC working. AEM looked at some vids that I posted in their forum and it's going back for more troubleshooting. If they can't find the problem they said they would replace it.

http://forum.aempower.com/forum/inde...c,21424.0.html

- I'm not going to mess with the oil pick-up tube. If I lose oil pressure down the road, I'll know where to look. I will flush it out some more though.

- There is a check valve where I cut the brake booster line. Had to relocate it to the booster side. I have an extra check valve if you need one Chad. PM me your address and I'll send it to you.

- The only other issues I'm still having is with the BEGi's down pipe and IC tube. It's been ~2-1/2 weeks since I identified the issue and there's been no resolution but Stephanie was out sick for a week during this time.
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- Never did get the F/IC working. AEM looked at some vids that I posted in their forum and it's going back for more troubleshooting. If they can't find the problem they said they would replace it.

http://forum.aempower.com/forum/inde...c,21424.0.html

- I'm not going to mess with the oil pick-up tube. If I lose oil pressure down the road, I'll know where to look. I will flush it out some more though.

- There is a check valve where I cut the brake booster line. Had to relocate it to the booster side. I have an extra check valve if you need one Chad. PM me your address and I'll send it to you.

- The only other issues I'm still having is with the BEGi's down pipe and IC tube. It's been ~2-1/2 weeks since I identified the issue and there's been no resolution but Stephanie was out sick for a week during this time.
They are incredibly busy atm. I talked to Corky yesterday as Stephanie got snowed in up north over the weekend. I'm sure she'll get back to you as soon as she gets back to the shop.
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Dang man, you have never ending issues with your install. Most the time we tape up the drill bit and tap so we can't run them that far into the pan. it doesn't look like it's that poorly scarred though it's hard to tell from a picture. Never had a tube in my hands though I doubt it's super thin.

are you sure its the tube and not the baffle?
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:15 AM   #34
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- I'm not going to mess with the oil pick-up tube. If I lose oil pressure down the road, I'll know where to look. I will flush it out some more though.

It will probably never be an issue, it's not like it's under pressure and it doesn't (or shouldn't) experience any kind of load.

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are you sure its the tube and not the baffle?
It's the oil pick-up tube for sure. It sits ~1.25" inside the pan from where BEGi recommends drilling.

FYI, to anyone in a similar position, fixing this without pulling the subframe requires lifting the engine up about six inches. Luckily, I had to pull the tranny to put in my flywheel, so lifting the engine up wasn't that big a deal. However, it did require that I pull the engine with a cherry picker while having the car only a foot off the ground on the lift. It was no ******* cool. Don't drill too far and hit the pick-up tube.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:18 PM   #36
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just making sure.
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Just looking that pic is sending shivers down my spine...
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then you dont want to see this:

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ill have to remember to go super slow when drilling my pan haha!
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ill have to remember to go super slow when drilling my pan haha!
You only need like 3/8" of your drill bit exposed, same with the tap. Wrap a few coils of electrical tape around the bit. That will keep it from going in too deep.
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