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Old 05-18-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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So my IAC connector is hitting my 90* elbow off the intake, I'm sure you've all seen this before. I'm wondering if there's a way to twist the IAC so the connector is at the bottom/out of my way w/o breaking the damn thing. Ever been done?

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Also - clocked my turbo after the PS removal. Went from this gayness:


To this, which made life so much easier: while you're looking at this pic, can someone tell me what you all call that cover that goes over the timing belt? Would it be a cam gear cover? I'd like to buy one if anyone has one for sale, mine's missing.


EDIT: Here's the LINK to my cardomain that I got the pics from, if you go there and click the pics they enlarge. I just didn't want to insert large images here.

While I'm at it, I might as well ask a stupid question

My wastegate actuator has 2 nipples, can anyone guess which is the one w/ lower pressure? Top or bottom (near arm)? I guess I'll have to hook up a compressor w/ a regulator and find out which is which if not.

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As far as i know you cant "clock" the IAC. Unless the 1.8 is different. How about a straight coupler with a 90* pipe off the TB?
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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I have no idea on the IAC valve, but your pictures are very small.

I believe the cover thing is just called the timing belt cover. Many people cut the front off their cam cover to expose the gears so I assume the plastic cover isn't actually necessary either.

I have no idea on the wastegate, mine only has one nipple.
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Yeah, I want to cut my valve cover to expose the gears, but I want the timing cover to clean up the look.

I may do the straight coupler to a 90*, but I'm trying to use 2.5" on the cold side and I'm not sure if I'll have enough room for that, and I'm already planning to use the J-tube to go around the radiator.

I just did a google search on twin port wastegates and it seems one port can be plumbed w/ hose to a regulator in the inside of the car and used to adjust boost. WTF? Never heard of that. I'm still hating the fact I bought the car as is and I'm left to "pick up the pieces" so to speak. lol frustrating.
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i have my coupler just rubbing on the plug. not the best thing in the world but no problems yet.
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just pull the coupler out from the TB a little...
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I used a 45* coupler off the TB to a j-bend cut in half at the middle of the bend. Twist it around enough and it will shoot down past the alternator. I plan on doing a writeup for a budget intercooler piping setup once I actually get my car running (and remember to take my camera back to my parents' house when I go to work on the car).
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just pull the coupler out from the TB a little...
U cant pull it off enough and still get a seal. Its gunna rub, but like scott said, at least pull it off enough where its just barely touching.
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