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Old 10-22-2009, 05:35 PM   #81
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Just curious, which fitting did you use for your oil feed? I could never seem to figure out the size so whatever I used I just jbwelded the bitch in to keep it from leaking.

1/8" to -4an. Or in my case 1/8" to 1/4" cause it's close enough to -4an (4/16 =.25 1/4 = .25)
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You are missing a bolt on your valve cover.
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How's the build quality? I'm considering a Chinacharger myself. Holding up well? Did everything fit right on or did it need a lot of work?
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Bolt on and drive.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:44 AM   #85
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How's the build quality? I'm considering a Chinacharger myself. Holding up well? Did everything fit right on or did it need a lot of work?
The engine bolted right up to it
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1/8" to -4an. Or in my case 1/8" to 1/4" cause it's close enough to -4an (4/16 =.25 1/4 = .25)

I noticed that mine fits perfectly when the turbo is cold, but once it heats up the thing loosens up. I'm pretty sure I used the same fitting.
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You are missing a bolt on your valve cover.
Also, it looks like you forgot to attach the last couple 200 cc's. Check your garage floor, maybe they are under the car somewhere.
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it looks like even the garrett t3's are like this, but are there any boost creep issues from the design of that wastegate? seems like the exhaust gas has to make a hard 90 right out of the port...
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Any updates on this?? is the 14th still happening?? Im strongly considering selling my 2860, get this particular turbo, and use the rest of the money to pay some bills and finish up my built.
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yes, will dyno this Saturday.

Too bad the 2860 has a smaller flange than this...but you could get something like Phil and Tyson has...
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IRCC, Phils turbo was about $300, Tyson got his from Begi, and Im looking for something under $200 like the one you got. Ill be more than happy with 240whp till I can afford a built engine. Where do you think you stand right now, power wise??
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my guess is 220tq/220hp @ 13psi...my butt is pretty good to, we'll see.
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IRCC, Phils turbo was about $300, Tyson got his from Begi, and Im looking for something under $200 like the one you got. Ill be more than happy with 240whp till I can afford a built engine. Where do you think you stand right now, power wise??
It took 16 psi on my turbo to make 242. Big risk on a stock motor.
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240 is a big risk on a stock miata motor?

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Oh damn I see. Brain, from what I read I assume you're at about 14psi. I could settle at 220~230 for now. Phil, Tyson's turbo is a 2854 right??
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It took 16 psi on my turbo to make 242. Big risk on a stock motor.
WTF phil...no
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Why do I get the impression Phil doesnt like me?? -_-
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240 is a big risk on a stock miata motor?

Sigh.
A#1 - knocksensor! Seriously. I was going through motors like underwear till I got one. None since, except from a bad coolant hose.

I don't know where the 1.6's run out of steam, but I think that's in the upper limits of reasonable - from stuff I've heard from FM.
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Really thought I was making more torque, I guess the fact I'm making it so much earlier threw off the butt dyno. Dunno if ill keep it on or switch back, but it's running pretty solid.

here's the comparison of the Garrett super 60 trim to the ebay 50 trim.

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