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Old 08-16-2007, 08:40 PM   #41
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And any updates on how it does? Do it do good with water?
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:13 PM   #42
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And any updates on how it does? Do it do good with water?
got to run the the store, the T-handle wrench was too small for the 1/4in tap. Doh'.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:21 PM   #43
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im still waitin on that link
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The 1/4in cap went in nice and smoothly. I used some of that teflon glue plus used a metric fuckton of silicone sealant on the outside to insure there is no vacuum/boost leaks.

The nozzle was a little harder. Since the walls of the tap are pretty thin, the threads didn't hold together too well. I installed everything to realize that I forgot the filter for the nozzle. DOH' #6403. The nozzle also has the teflon glue on the threads and more silicone sealant on the outside just in case.

I am going to let everything dry for an hour or so. This better not leak or I will have to kill a puppy or something.

Anyways about the $1 float switch. I am sure you can find it cheaper. Maybe a buck is an exaggeration, but you get what I mean. I am sure the Chinese company that makes them charges a lot less. I don't blame DO for making money.
OK, will update the 1-3 people looking at this disaster in a bit. :gay:
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:07 AM   #45
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***UPDATE***

Good news: The nozzle and cap are in and the car is running 100% WI leak free!

BAD news: found 2 coolant leaks. There is a puddle of coolant chilling on the top of the radiator. Perhaps the top tank has a leak? The second is behind the engine. I can see by the bell-housing that its all wet.

At least the WI is 100%.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:41 AM   #46
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Turbos dont like bolts and cooling systems don't like leaks Dog a few hoses and hopefully you will be right as rain
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Time for a Koyo.
www.absoluteradiator.com has the best price I have seen on them.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:32 PM   #48
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Ok time for some (shitty) pictures of my install. I know its nothing fancy and isn't really worth showing off. I am just throwing it up here so others can have an idea what to expect. The wiring and such still needs to be cleaned up and I plan on getting a piece of plywood cut to fit to cover the pump so my trunk is still (semi) useful.
As you can sill this is ugly as all hell. I plan on respraying my pipes later and I will deal with how crap it looks. I am just happy its leak free.


Here is where I mounted the relay. The fuse is zip-tied where the rest of the fuses.



Here is the trunk shot. I know zip-ties isn't the best, but it holds pretty good. The tank isn't going anywhere.



I put some heater hose over the metal tank mounting brackets. I think its a good idea to prevent it from rubbing and slowing cutting into the tank.


I drove up some twisty roads to see how it performed and it worked great. No leaks, no knocking, and power did seem better. It did consume almost a gallon of washer fluid. To guys thinking that the washer bottle will work for them for track days or anything outside of drag forget it! Get a tank, even if you gotta buy the DO one. I would of drained my washer-bottle half way to Santa Cruz!

Here is what I' am doing about the radiator.

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nix the stop leak **** man that is a real bandaid. other than that congratulations
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nix the stop leak **** man that is a real bandaid. other than that congratulations
Many would consider WI a "band-aid." :gay: Considering that I have like $55 in the old bank account the Stop Leak is my only hope.
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Stop leak will find its way to other places as well. I would seriously reconsider using it.
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Wow seems like a good product. But I am wary because of the massive amount of **** on their forum. If they cant control that ****, I worry about their product quality.

Ya I am worried about the Radiator leak crap, but I have school starting next week and my car has to run. ******* school, always broke.

EDIT: I wonder how much HP my setup is making, I guess when no more coolant is pissing out I might just dyno and see.
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If W/I is a band-aid, then an intercooler is also a band-aid.
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Ic is the ultimate delusional bandaid
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IC's dont have moving parts that fail.
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IC's fail.
Exactly Moving parts never hurt me heck my motor is full of them. oh well carry around that hunk of metal maybe it'll be a ncie conversation starter at the nopi events jk
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Exactly Moving parts never hurt me heck my motor is full of them. oh well carry around that hunk of metal maybe it'll be a ncie conversation starter at the nopi events jk
I know you are joking around, but think about this. When rally cars ran WI they still had IC's. It was for more than bling. This td04 isn't exactly the most efficient turbo and it puts out craploads of very hot air.

Also I found another brand of gas line antifreeze. The brand/product is Coastal gas line antifreeze. Its 99 cents. I cant find chemical sheet for it but I am pretty sure its 100% methanol.
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You'll have to excuse Magna, he's a bit of a W/I crusader.

Nothing wrong with that, of course, since I tell my turbo friends about W/I all the time, but I have an intercooler waiting for me in the states too. You can never have the charge air TOO cold..
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Jesus, just refreshed the page and then all most spit food everywhere! Nice thread rename.

Lets just agree on this:

FMIC = good thing.
WI = good thing too.

FMIC+WI= Sexy TIME!
I have seen a while back IC's with the GReddy turbo dropped the intake temps by 100F! This will let the WI do its job even better. I will have to say that even with a FMIC+ WI 3gph nozzle EGT's are still pretty damn high! I wish I had a gauge installed to monitor EGT's because I dont like to see my manifold and turbo glow bright red. The road I drive often is Highway 9. Its curvy and uphill. All 2nd and 3rd gear pulling.
I think with that extra retarded cap I will just explain that I used to run a 100 shot but don't feel like "cheating" anymore. :gay:

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