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Old 06-05-2010, 07:46 AM   #501
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In for spool data on that turbo!
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What size turbo did you end up getting?
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:35 PM   #503
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So I just read 26 pages for about an hour and a half at work and loved seeing the transformations and all the good stuff you've done to the car. Can't wait to get more info on this new turbo now. Great thread!
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What size turbo did you end up getting?
GT2870 - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

As long as it doesn't leak oil into the dp causing the car to smoke screen the road behind me, I'll be happy! lol

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So I just read 26 pages for about an hour and a half at work and loved seeing the transformations and all the good stuff you've done to the car. Can't wait to get more info on this new turbo now. Great thread!
Thanks dude! Yeah, there was a period in time when I was working on the car like a nut. Night and day, dollar after dollar. But this new girl I started seeing was giving me a hard time about spending money on the car, that its just a waste of time, its always broken anyways, etc etc. So now I'm hoping to get back on track with it and finally finish it.
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Thanks dude! Yeah, there was a period in time when I was working on the car like a nut. Night and day, dollar after dollar. But this new girl I started seeing was giving me a hard time about spending money on the car, that its just a waste of time, its always broken anyways, etc etc. So now I'm hoping to get back on track with it and finally finish it.
I hate it when a girl tries to stop me from doing what I live to do...I know it sounds bad, but they gotta understand haha. If not,
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:13 PM   #507
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So I just got off the phone with SCE gaskets and was going to order both the turbo flange gasket and the turbo outlet gasket. Total came to $28.54 and $11.95 for USPS priority shipping. I called and asked them about shipping options, seeing that I want these tomorrow if I could afford it. lol

She tells me that she'll check the stock and see what she can do. Ok, fine, do that. She comes back and says that they are in stock and shipping for 2 day is $28.XX and next day is $56.XX. Really?? Cause...I'm pretty sure these are just gaskets that could totally fit in an flat rate envelope, and according to USPS.com its only $17.40 from here to Cali by tomorrow.

I ******* HATE when companies jack up the pricing to this extent! So much so that I'm going to just skip on that and see if I cant find some locally, or maybe even just run no gaskets.

Upon searching for gaskets in the area I actually pulled up a old thread from this forum and I was caught saying "I'm going no gasket this time around, the 3rd one just had a blow through. **** gaskets, sand the **** off and bolt them together." So I think maybe I'll take my own advice and try no gaskets, even though I was just about to shell out $40 for some. But I need them sooner if I'm going to use them, and for the price they want....they can get fucked.

So now I'll proceed with buying just the air filter off Amazon. Pricing is reasonable at $50 to have it here by Thursday. Hopefully tomorrow I can have the turbo coolant lines straightened out and weld and tap what I need to and get this thing running already. The nice day today pissed me off and motivated me again. lol
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:24 PM   #508
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I'm beginning to hate nice days too lol. Historically my car has never been down for a summer so this is killing me right now.

I'm glad you're finally going the no gasket route. My flanges aren't even perfectly flat and they seal fine with no gaskets.
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I'm beginning to hate nice days too lol. Historically my car has never been down for a summer so this is killing me right now.

I'm glad you're finally going the no gasket route. My flanges aren't even perfectly flat and they seal fine with no gaskets.
People keep asking me what my deal is and why I only drive the car though the winter and let it sit all spring/summer. Is been a couple years now that the car has only been on the road during the winter months, and off the road the other 9.

Its been mentioned before about using grease, so I may just try that out for kicks. I remember replacing the gasket on my Greddy turbo so many times that it became routine. Then on this last turbo, even though it had maybe 2k miles or so on it, I tried 2 or 3 different approaches.
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Why do you want to use gaskets?


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Why do you want to use gaskets?
I was going to only after some searching around online about people having good luck with SCE gaskets on multiple different setups, not just miata guys.

All the gaskets I've been using thus far have been ****. These last ones I even cut myself using some stuff that was recommended by the Honda shop owner in our complex and its already falling apart.

Hey Phil, I'm pretty sure we have the same turbo, GT2870 from speedy racer off ebay. Do you know what the turbo oil feed is off hand? I have everything else I need, minus that one. I'm hoping to figure out my line situation today and get what I gotta get.
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I was going to only after some searching around online about people having good luck with SCE gaskets on multiple different setups, not just miata guys.

All the gaskets I've been using thus far have been ****. These last ones I even cut myself using some stuff that was recommended by the Honda shop owner in our complex and its already falling apart.

Hey Phil, I'm pretty sure we have the same turbo, GT2870 from speedy racer off ebay. Do you know what the turbo oil feed is off hand? I have everything else I need, minus that one. I'm hoping to figure out my line situation today and get what I gotta get.

I wish I knew off hand bro. It's definitely not the same as a Garrett. When I got mine I took it to the local speed shop with me and they found the right one. Been a while though, sorry.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:43 PM   #513
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I used hi-temp grease.
With good results.
**** was 5 bux for a big *** tub. of which I used about 3% lolz. They didn't have smaller sizes
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:11 PM   #514
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I wish I knew off hand bro. It's definitely not the same as a Garrett. When I got mine I took it to the local speed shop with me and they found the right one. Been a while though, sorry.
I just got off the phone with Mr. Zach from speedyracer honda, and asked him if he could give me the thread pitch and he said no. lol

He said he wish he could, but he doesn't have that information. I was pretty surprised to find this out. He said even his turbo for his car had no info on it and he had to go to the hardware store and search for the correct ones.

I figured while I had him on the phone I would ask a few more questions, so I asked him about failure rates with this brand turbo. He told me that they sell over 60 different types of turbos, and they sell about 2000-3000 a month. He said maybe 2 or 3 come back, and usually its due to user error when clocking, installing, etc. So I thought that was good to hear.

Then we talked about restrictors. He said that for the miata 1.6 motor he recommends nothing larger than a 2.6-2.7mm restrictor. And that he absolutely 100% recommends that any turbocharged vehicle run one.

Zach was a cool dude and talked to me like a human being. He was honest, straight forward, and informative....welllll not THAT informative about their own product, but otherwise informative.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:59 PM   #515
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Air filter came, wastegate flapper door is tacked shut, drilled and tapped the compressor housing, and finally complied a list of all my fittings I need between 2 different local shops yesterday.

I have the fittings for the drain flange and oil return fitting in the block, I just need to get some line and make the hose. And Monday I'll be picking up the coolant port fittings and the oil feed fitting.

Getting these fittings was by far the hardest obstacle I've come across thus far. Just trying to figure out what the thread sizes where was half the ******* battle. Then trying to find a place that either knew what I needed, had the **** in stock, or meant next day shipping when they said it was the other half. The first speed shop I went to yesterday was a total joke. I wont get into it anymore than that, but I wont be going back there.

The second place I went to was one I've been to before, but only a handful of times for little bits here and there. Those guys let me stay in the shop for over an hour after they closed just to help me get everything I needed. They called in the order and everything will be here Monday. And not to mention the guy has a TON of backstock parts that he just has laying around, so I talked to him a little about the ebay deal I do and plan on giving him a card Monday when I pick up my fittings.

So hopefully the car will be back together either Monday or Tuesday at the latest. **** yeah I'm stoked!
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Man ... NE winters have owned your manifold/studs.

time to get a beater - you've got too much time/money into that ride to be driving when there's salt on the ground.

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Old 07-19-2010, 11:14 AM   #517
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Hey man, been following your thread. Actually just bought the same turbo you did a few nights ago- can't wait for it to get here. Do you happen to remember the thread size/pitch and all that crap for the fittings you got? As far as restrictors go, from what I've read it looks like 1.5mm or 0.060" is what most guys do, did you go that route or get something larger like 2.x like the guy at speedyracer mentioned?
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Bump to this. Im also trying to figure out the sizes. Vash give us a hand, NO HOMO.
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On the bright side, journal bearing turbos aren't as picky about oil flow as BB turbos are.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:18 PM   #520
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I have the info on the turbo stuff and will definitely post it up asap. I have been between so many things the past couple of weeks that I barely have time to myself anymore.

I haven't touched the car since I got all the fittings! The turbo and everything else is still sitting on my pool table, same place I put them when I last updated this thread.

I've been helping my buddy do seaweed removal at the lake and jobs are lined up from now until the end of August. I make more money pulling seaweed out of rich peoples waterfronts in one day than I make pouring concrete in a week. So understandably, I've been working as much as possible, if you'd call swimming around underwater with machetes hacking up seaweed work.
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