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Old 03-10-2009, 10:34 PM   #21
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Is that water heater strap holding you IC on?
no idea what it is so that is a possibility. It is pretty sturdy with the pipes connected at each end though.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:39 PM   #22
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So, how's the build going? Any updates?
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:59 PM   #23
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So, how's the build going? Any updates?
Omg a civic driving smelly hippy is among us!

Nothing worth posting. I worked yesterday for an hour just getting the rear lower exhaust nut on and as tight as I can get it. I lack dexterity.

Started putting the bumper back on. I need to get the right sized drill bit/tap for the pan but cannot find it at lowes or napa or schucks. Mostly just reassembly at this point.

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JB weld is gangster...
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:08 PM   #24
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your build is progressing exactly as mine is!!! im just too lazy to document it.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:12 PM   #25
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your build is progressing exactly as mine is!!! im just too lazy to document it.
Ya we have pretty much all the same parts goin in our cars haha. Yours is a 1.8 i think that is the only difference.

Oh that and you're totally awesome WGA adapter you had made. I just drilled and tapped right into the compressor housing for mine =P
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:32 PM   #26
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and i have PS to work around....

Just wait till i post up pics of my hotside piping. im finishing it 2morro. It reminds me of this:

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Omg a civic driving smelly hippy is among us!
haha -Way to call out the honda fanboy -Thanks for that! Your build is looking ******* awesome though -I'm getting jealous man... Still look like this weekend is a realistic deadline?
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So today on my way home from class I got hustled up a freeway on-ramp by something i'd rather not admit being hustled by.
Just a little motivation to keep you on track with your build buddy!



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Nice mani and dp man! Im truly missing mine, the 1.8 one i got from begi doesn't fit like that one did :(
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:16 PM   #30
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My buddy came back and put my bumper back on today. It seems to me like a huge step forward, but it really isn't. I've still got a few things to figure out and a couple questions.

First for the oil feed. I'm having a BITCH of a time figuring out how to get the oil pressure sender off to put my tuner toys oil feed in. Is there a trick i'm missing? It doesn't seem like there is any room to fit an open end wrench in there. I threaded the 1/8 bspt feed into my spare block a little bit at the traditional 1.6 oil feed location and it seems to fit slightly. Could I pull this off as a one-time thing? Like, thread it in, let it cross thread or whatever and just not remove it?

I'll post a couple pics a little later, nothin special. Just the same car but with a bumper this time.

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Old 03-14-2009, 11:47 PM   #31
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A couple of updates.

Here is how I re-routed my lower radiator hose finally. I used all of the stock pieces to get this where I wanted it. I used the hose originally connected to the radiator to run into the block, and vice versa. I cut the 45* portion of the hardline off to connect the two. You can also see my drain line in place as I drilled/tapped the pan today:
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So at this point I need to only do a few things before the start up:
-Fix a coolant leak at the back of the head
-Move my LC1 and re-wire it
-Make a couple of cuts and put my under tray back on
-Figure out how in the ******* hell i'm going to get oil to this turbo...

I cannot for the life of me get the oil pressure sender off the block with the engine in the car. If I had known this would be this huge of a PITA, i would have put my oil Tee in while the engine was out. Omg its seriously impossible, there is no way to get a wrench on the nut behind the sender unit and actually have room to move the wrench to loosen it. I'm thinking about either picking up an oil filter sandwich plate or figuring out how to make the oil port on the hotside work with my -3AN oil feed hose.

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Old 03-15-2009, 12:03 AM   #32
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i took mine off last week so that i knew it would be pretty easy to throw on when i put the turbo on. Then again, i have the 1.8 pressure sensor which is much smaller.


P.S. i am one 90* silicone coupler away from being boosted. I am coming home from college friday to install everything.

Am i going to beat you to boost???? lol
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i took mine off last week so that i knew it would be pretty easy to throw on when i put the turbo on. Then again, i have the 1.8 pressure sensor which is much smaller.


P.S. i am one 90* silicone coupler away from being boosted. I am coming home from college friday to install everything.

Am i going to beat you to boost???? lol
Oh lord, you may if I have to order something that takes longer than a week...or if I decide to pull my intake manifold to get this ******* thing off. I guess it depends on how motivated I am tomorrow =P

If I could find a place like anpluming.com locally i'd be set.
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Why get behind the sensor? Why not just screw it off from the top of the sensor?
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Why get behind the sensor? Why not just screw it off from the top of the sensor?
The housing spins but it does not loosen at the block. I can only imagine that by spinning it as such is destroying the wiring inside.
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If you decide to go with an oil filter sandwich plate, I have a brand new one sitting in my garage I can sell you
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If you decide to go with an oil filter sandwich plate, I have a brand new one sitting in my garage I can sell you
How much (out of curiosity)?
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How much (out of curiosity)?
To be honest I dont know what to charge for it, I will go take some pictures and post it up. I got it from Urbansoot when I bought my turbo from him.
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To be honest I dont know what to charge for it, I will go take some pictures and post it up. I got it from Urbansoot when I bought my turbo from him.
Well i'll have to make up my mind soon as I need that **** in the mail like 2 days ago if I end up buying it from you. I also have no idea what they're worth...new or used.
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Looks to have 3 ports for tapping for oil. One has a fitting on it and the other two are plugged. Let me know what you think.
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