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Old 04-20-2011, 01:01 AM   #41
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Oooh pretty. This is what happens when you don't cheap out and actually pay an official company to do proper work. You get **** on time. Learn from vash mt.net...
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:41 AM   #42
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Oooh pretty. This is what happens when you don't cheap out and actually pay an official company to do proper work. You get **** on time. Learn from vash mt.net...
It came back looking 100 times better than I had expected! Gerry even kept the orientation the same and put my water line fittings back in as they were.

I had thought about doing the rebuild myself, but when it came down to it I just don't have the time. So for $475 out the door the turbo looks ******* brand new. Overall I'm happy with it and cant wait to get it back in the car.

I'm on ATPturbo now trying to order everything I need but I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out all the fitting sizes and hose lengths.
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Yeah that turbo looks good! What are the plans for the bay painting? Also when do you think you'll be finishing?
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:18 PM   #44
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Yeah that turbo looks good! What are the plans for the bay painting? Also when do you think you'll be finishing?
I'm down here now trying like hell to order everything I can. How long it takes me to actually get cranking on it is a different story. lol

The plan for now, is to try and get it running and next door to the bodyshop before my buddy leaves. I'm selling off some items for him so we're going to do the ole barter system this time around. So depending on how well we do, depends on how much work I have done. I'd like to have the bay sprayed so I'm gonna try for it, but I don't know if it'll happen for sure.

Hoping to have it finished last year and finally meet up with you other CT guys to go for a cruise/photoshoot! lol
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #45
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Do share.
They are pretty common in the subaru community, and a friend is considering them for a 20g rebuild.
Ask around...I guess I heard more about Deadbolt since I'm east coast. Jerry had some issues. At one point his website was hacked and a picture of a deadbeat was posted...something along the lines of pedo or something like that. IIRC.
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I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out all the fitting sizes and hose lengths.
Just find out what you need and add 6-8", nothing pisses you off more than having a hose a couple inches too short. I had that happen, 2 inches short on one of the coolant hoses for the turbo, put a male male fitting and a little extra hose on as a bandaid. Well the next day the fitting came loose, drained my coolant and fried the water pump. Anyways, its ALOT easier to cut a hose shorter than make it longer lol. As far as fittings go just ask on here if your second guessing your self, would suck to have to wait another week to drive it because of some wrong fitting.
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I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure out all the fitting sizes and hose lengths.
I just went out to the garage with a paper tape measure, measured the actual routing and jotted it all down. Worked out better than guestimates...I also ordered an extra foot of every material.
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I have a few more odds and ends I need to work out, but I'm just about there.

The gf has a ******* attitude problem tonight so I'm about to run to the liquor store an I'll stay down at the shop late tonight. At least I have some stuff to keep me busy besides work. lol

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:45 PM   #49
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I am no expert but i have never seen a journal bearing turbo that required a restrictor, at the same time i think every single ball bearing garret turbo i have seen does require one, maybe not some of the oem nissan ball bearing turbos, idk.
look at any subaru turbo. all use restrictors. almost all are journal bearing. Same for evo's. Same for MANY other oem's.

I'm not going to argue my views on this, but just say that: you HAVE to know whether the turbo needs one if ran at the oil pressure level your car operates at or not. That's all there is to it. Not just automatically assume "if Journal = don't need it, if Ball bearing = need it".

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I have a few more odds and ends I need to work out, but I'm just about there.

The gf has a ******* attitude problem tonight so I'm about to run to the liquor store an I'll stay down at the shop late tonight. At least I have some stuff to keep me busy besides work. lol



You're so close man. Good luck
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Well the $100 worth of hardware I got is all too big. The stainless allen studs are WAY too ******* long and the regular stainless studs I got from FM are too long as well.

The ones I removed are cocked from snapping them loose, so now it looks like I'll head to the parts store in the morning to pick up more hardware!

I'm doing my best to keep patient, but when I spend a few hours on the car and get nothing accomplished I get awful pissed off.
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I know the feeling. I'm taking a bit of time off of working on my cars for that reason. Too many days of getting nothing done because of small problems. But even after just a week of not touching anything I already want to dive back in.

Project is looking good! Nice progress. Good luck!
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Well the $100 worth of hardware I got is all too big. The stainless allen studs are WAY too ******* long and the regular stainless studs I got from FM are too long as well.

The ones I removed are cocked from snapping them loose, so now it looks like I'll head to the parts store in the morning to pick up more hardware!

I'm doing my best to keep patient, but when I spend a few hours on the car and get nothing accomplished I get awful pissed off.
Better than having to spend your time undoing half the **** you assembled because of a broken bolt or 10.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:20 PM   #53
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Finally had time to work on the ******* thing and I hope to have it running again by tomorrow night. All that's left to do is drain the gas and refill, change the fuel filter, change the oil, flush the radiator and a couple loose odds and ends.

Then its just a matter of changing the hood pins for the news ones I got, finishing up the interior and figure out what to do about the paint. The bodyshop guy seems to think that buffing it will bring it back, but I don't think it'll be that easy.

If all goes well I'll be driving it again by next weekend! BEERTIME!!!

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Looks good man, where did you get the studs from? That is one of the last things I need to finish my re-assembly. I am hoping for similar results with my turbo, really hoping it looks like your does.

Also I think cleaning the dust off did wonders for the paint...maybe some clay and
a buffing to bring it all the way back?
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Looking good! I love the color of your car and its stance.
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In for the cracked manifold

Nvm thats not the ebay manifold.
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Looks good man, where did you get the studs from? That is one of the last things I need to finish my re-assembly. I am hoping for similar results with my turbo, really hoping it looks like your does.

Also I think cleaning the dust off did wonders for the paint...maybe some clay and
a buffing to bring it all the way back?
Fastenal. This is the 3rd set of studs I've ordered. For 10 stainless studs/nuts it was $15.xx. I'll get you the part #'s once I get to the shop in a hour or so.

The ones I ordered off eBay were wayy too long. FM's studs only work for the downpipe, not the turbo to manifold flange. These ones are too short for the downpipe though, but they might have different lengths they can order. I just mixed and matched what I had to get it back together.

You mean you want a rusted to **** looking setup like mine? lol

I have to pack and ship a Mustang hood and a Edelbrock manifold first thing and then I'm gonna get right back to work on the car. I'm hoping to turn the key this afternoon. Just hoping I'm not forgetting anything important!! lol
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No man your turbo. That ****** looks great, I hope mine looks half as good as yours does. I will be stopping at fastenall to see if they can get what I need (there's a store 10 minutes down the road from me). Thank for the the heads up!
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Drained the old gas, changed the fuel filter, refilled with fresh gas, oil changed with new filter, topped off coolant and re-checked everything.

Unplugged the ignitor and bumped it to check for oil coming out of the feed line. Nothing. Dry as a fart.

Its been awhile since I did this so I cant remember if this is the way to do it.

Should I keep bumping it or does the car actually have to be started to create oil pressure?

Keep in mind the motor has not turned over in probably close to a year.
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My farts are usually pretty wet
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