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Old 03-19-2008, 11:25 AM   #21
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To save weight.

.....and it looks good too.
take a dump it saves about the same weight.


and those who said cam gears, gtfo. Set them and then you dont need a MaDtYtE cover that expose the belts.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:35 AM   #22
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take a dump it saves about the same weight.


and those who said cam gears, gtfo. Set them and then you dont need a MaDtYtE cover that expose the belts.
Unless you ever plan to adjust them on the dyno and then having a cover that is cutout makes for easy work. 2 covers is ideal at that point.

I ran an exposed cam gear setup just because ... why not. It isn't a dirty area, I'm competent enough to not drop **** down there... its a non-interference engine... at worse i put a new belt on and am done. I'd prefer to be at the track and see that a belt has snapped... instead of having it as one more thing to diagnose.

Just some of my rational behind open cam gears... this isn't on a street car btw... streetable... but not built/intended for it.
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With the GTX valve cover, what are people doing to relocate the hostside PCV? How about coild packs?
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The coilpacks can be solved with a small strip of metal, thick metal and 2 holes. The strip goes between the back corner valve cover bolt and the valve cover, it gets pinched, then the coil pack mount there can be bolt upto the strip.

I don't run a PCV system.. I don't believe in them on turbo cars. Both ports goto a catch can (well, will once I get around to working on the car).
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Did you close the port at the rear and relocate? Or were you able to route a hose from the rear to your catch can?
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Did you close the port at the rear and relocate? Or were you able to route a hose from the rear to your catch can?
With coilpacks it would be interesting, I capped it for the brief time I had the coilpack there. It actually was directly between the 2 coils, not sure how much space to run a hose though.

With COPs on the car, its pseudo tight against firewall for hosing to curve, but doable I think. At worst, I pull out the bung and put in a 45 or something threaded. That's my intent once I get.. unlazy.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #27
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here a pick of it on the car just need to fit the new pulleys im waiting for
i have drilled the pipe fitting out of the inlet manifold tapped a thread a fitted a bolt and alloy washer were the pcv valve goes and have tapped a thread in bothe the breather and pcv valve in the rocker cover for a banjo and banjo bolt with nice braided pipes to a catch tank

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Old 03-19-2008, 10:08 PM   #28
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Nice.. I was going to cut it all the way off but I rememberd that I like to use that top part to hold my tools when working on it. Plus I look at it that when I break the belt it will take less time to change it. I would hate to pay for track time and break a belt and sit out the whole time.
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Unless you ever plan to adjust them on the dyno and then having a cover that is cutout makes for easy work. 2 covers is ideal at that point.
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exactly 2 covers.
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