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Old 02-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #21
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The ONLY reason I see keeping the stock ECU is if you must have it to pass emissions.
^This, and then you're still limited on final horsepower output.
Not to be a dick, but OP...if you think you need to replace gaskets before your turbo install, then you have no idea how the turbo system works.
Ask questions, I'll help you answer them so you save your engine and you stay happy and don't waste money on unnecessary parts.
Step 1: throw that BEGI fuel unit in the trash where it belongs.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #22
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^This, and then you're still limited on final horsepower output.
Not to be a dick, but OP...if you think you need to replace gaskets before your turbo install, then you have no idea how the turbo system works.
Ask questions, I'll help you answer them so you save your engine and you stay happy and don't waste money on unnecessary parts.
Step 1: throw that BEGI fuel unit in the trash where it belongs.
Well keeping the ecu was yes so I could still pass emissions and now have to worry about having my car inspected in texas. And the gaskets were not going to be because I was gonna turbo the car, just for a little peace of mind and because I am sure nothing has been replaced on the motor.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #23
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Dont listen to that noise about not doin general up keep and preventative maintaince. If your goin turbo your gonna have the manifolds off at some point. Yes you should put new gaskets back in. Yes you should replace any and all parts that you deem needed. As you should know, adding turbo means adding more heat and more stress, so anything you freshin up is a good thing.

What part of Texas are you in? I know of a state inspection shop thats specializes in after market turbo cars...
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Dont listen to that noise about not doin general up keep and preventative maintaince. If your goin turbo your gonna have the manifolds off at some point. Yes you should put new gaskets back in. Yes you should replace any and all parts that you deem needed. As you should know, adding turbo means adding more heat and more stress, so anything you freshin up is a good thing.

What part of Texas are you in? I know of a state inspection shop thats specializes in after market turbo cars...
Thanks, exactly I figured Im gonna have that stuff off... seemed kinda stupid not to swap out some gaskets and what not.

Im in north Austin.
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