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Old 08-15-2011, 12:11 PM   #21
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Freeze plug covered in jb weld JB weld/Freeze plug tapped for 3/8 ntp fitting instaled on the car facing the radiator instead of the firewall this gave me more room to route the intercooler piping. Also looks a little cleaner I think. But it didn't last. so now Im using one of the nuts that attach to the really long bolts securing the PPF to the differential, instead of a freeze plug.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:38 PM   #22
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how is the IC routed?
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:47 PM   #23
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Well, a freeze plug blew the other day and lost all coolant. The head gasket blew, and we're pulling the head off Sunday, and hopefully getting it back up and running by then. Just a bit of an update, as I don't think he's on here often. If the mods would prefer, we could retitle this thread and move it to a location where build threads are acceptable?
Eric thanks for helping me dominate that head gasket job Yesterday!

So after we got it all put back together we went out for a test drive to verify everything was working. This dude on a bike (it was too dark to tell what type) helped make sure my car could accelerate as quickly as his bike up to about 80 before passing me. And this cop nice enough to lurk in the shadows and spectate our testing. The cop was cool enough to turn on his blue and white consolation lights for me and discuss the dangers of verifying repairs on the street especially while having random bike riders assist. It turns out the cop is building a Subaru and went to the last auto X Eric and I attended. So the car is running well again, and my license is no closer to ranking up
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #24
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how is the IC routed?




Sorry for the crappy pictures. Having the 1.8 swap makes it difficult to use the ebay inter cooler kit with traditional routing because the Throttle body is so close to the upper radiator hose. I eventually want to have some one with a tig welder help me reroute it using a lot less piping.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:44 AM   #25
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Andrew- I have to thank you for the learning experience and the help with the header install. Also I love your description of the cop. Haha
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