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Old 03-04-2008, 10:59 AM   #21
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Yes I was thinking about doing something like that. Thanks

EDIT: Just got some feedback from Stephanie at BeGI who has seen the pitcures above. She says I should definitely shield the ss line where it is in contact with the water lines. Made the same suggestion, split open a piece of hose and wrap it around the ss line.

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:13 AM   #22
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OK more progress this evening, so here are some more pictures. Here is the IAT sensor installed in the post-compressor tubing just before the throttle body. I drilled and tapped the hole in the BeGI tube, using a 9/16 drill and a 3/8" NPT tap.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:26 AM   #23
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Alright so now that I was warmed up tapping the tubing for the IAT, it was time to go for the big one... tapping the oil pan. Sometimes the trepidation is worse than the actual act. Now that I have finished it, I can say that this was the case here. It was pretty easy really. Tapping the pan and installing the fitting took less than an hour, even going slowly and taking my time.

Some tips:
1. Drill a smaller pilot hole before drilling the big 9/16 hole.
2. Grease the drill and the tap to catch the shavings.
3. Tape the drill to keep it from going in too far.
4. Drill slowly and carefully, especially when the bit is about to completely penetrate through the wall. Aluminum is soft and will grab that bit and pull it into the oil pan if you drill too fast or use too much pressure.
5. Before starting with the tap, check the clearance in the hole to make sure you are not going to damage anything.
6. Tap a bit, try the fitting, tap a bit more... You only need to tap enough to get the fitting installed. It is easier to tap a bit and try it, than to go too deep and have to fix the resulting major screwup, like a damaged oil pickup tube.

OK now for the pictures. The first shot shows the 9/16 hole before tapping. The second shows the taped drill bit. The third shot shows the oil drain fitting screwed into the pan. The fourth and fifth show the routing of the drain line up to the turbo. Notice the zip tie holding the lower radiator hose and the a/c hose together. This was necessary to keep the oil drain line from rubbing on the a/c hose.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:41 AM   #24
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Thanks for the pics...I'll be doing the same thing this weekend
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Lookin' Good!
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:27 PM   #26
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I'm getting excited just watching the progress!

So when ya going to get that install done, anyhow?

Good luck and cheers,
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:34 PM   #27
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Interesting, seems those kits have really matured since my last FM2 install (4yrs ago). Those stainless lines are awesome!
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:18 PM   #28
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Prospero hopefully I will have it complete this weekend. Really all I have left is wiring and gauge installations, and one last check over everything. Then it is time to drive and tune.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:45 PM   #29
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One step closer.... I checked everything over, flushed out the oil pan with mineral spirits, and refilled it with oil. I unplugged the megasquirt and cranked the engine for a good bit to make sure the turbo was well oiled. Then I reconnected the MS and started up the engine. I idled it until the coolant was up to temperature and the radiator fans were running. Not a single leak anywhere, not even a drip, nada.
How sweet it is

I do have a CEL, but I can live with that for now.

Tomorrow the LC-1, boost, and coolant temp gauges go in, then it is time to get it off the jack stands and go for some tuning runs. Fortunately I live in the boonies so I can drive around the 'neighborhood' without much if any other traffic around.
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:21 PM   #30
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OK got the LC-1 installed, calibrated, and working. I could not stand waiting anymore so I took the car out for a spin around the neighborhood to see if it runs. It does I grabbed a few datalogs and ran them through VE analyzer in megalogviewer.

Some items of note: run is at WOT, max RPM is 6300, the flat portion of the AFR (green) is about 11.8-12.0. It is all over the place when the throttle is closed.
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what injectors are you using?
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Stock injectors for now. The log indicates the peak duty cycle was 85% so they are running at the upper end of their capacity. If (when) I turn up the boost I will be installing the 550cc injectors for sure.
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ah ok, i was wondering why your fuel values were really low
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Very nice install. Makes me wish BEGi had offered this setup when I was doing my car a year ago. :P
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:08 AM   #35
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OK a quick update. I took the car out for another tuning session after fixing some incorrect settings on the LC-1. It is running great and even though the boost is only 5-6 psi the additional power is noticeable.

I need more boost though... MOOOOOORE BOOOOOOOOOSSSTT!!!!
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More pictures

First one is of the turbo blanket I bought from Alamo Autosports. I really like this particular accessory since it seems to insulate the turbo well. I have not seen any signs of nearby components getting too warm. It also cleans up the look of the installation and gives it that low-budget-sci-fi-movie look

It stinks a bit but the smell is going away with use. I cut a slit in the side for the wastegate actuator and used safety wire to hold it in place; I keep safety wire around for my race bike.

The second picture is of the completed install with the clamps all in place and the wiring completed.
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I am hitting 95%+ duty cycle on the stock injectors at high RPM WOT according to the ms log files so I think the 550cc injectors will be going in soon. I already have them, cleaned and flow tested, so I just have to install them. After that I think I'll be adjusting the wastegate a bit too
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The install looks good. Those turbo blankets are supposedly pretty great, glad it works well with the internal WG as well because people are always asking if you can make them fit right with the internal gate.

How high of IATs are you seeing without the IC at that boost level?
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The install looks good. Those turbo blankets are supposedly pretty great, glad it works well with the internal WG as well because people are always asking if you can make them fit right with the internal gate.

How high of IATs are you seeing without the IC at that boost level?
Well hopefully they will do a search on 'turbo blanket' and find this thread

IAT temps? Hmmm... let me check my log files... really sweet being able to do this BTW... Hey Megalogviewer has an update. I need to send Phil Tobin some money... Dang running out of mt.n account image space already... OK here it is. The ambient air temp was probably in the 80s IIRC. This is a WOT run in 1st-4th gear. IAT peaked at 166 deg F
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Hey cool this thread broke 1000 views
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