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Old 06-04-2007, 07:22 PM   #21
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dental picks...come from underneath. or pull the intake brace and remove the oil filter.
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Needle nose pliers, get a good grip and pull as hard as you can.
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Ok. Thanks for the help guys. Started it up, and it was smoking from a corner of the turbo to manifold. im thinking that its not sealed right and its the gasket burning up. Its like a stream of smoke comming from it. I couldnt get a socket or open end to fit on it either : / Vaccum is at 13 and boost is only at 2-3ish and a very noticable difference in power. but its still not running right and still not running to potential. Could the exhaust leak be causing the boost loss? The manifold got RED HOT after driving about five minutes. There is oil comming from the lines too, I checked. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
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also to add. timing is at about six degrees and the lifters got MUCH louder.
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double check your timing, it should not be glowing unless the EGTs are too high. either too retarded timing or too little fuel.

you also have a vacuum leak, you should be seeing 20 ~hg. of vac and at least 4-5psi.

the thing will smoke for a while, but there shoudl be no leak, go back and crank down on everything again.
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So, Check all Vaccum leaks, Double check timing and Tighten everything down. Got it. Cant wait Til my friend gets here with my tools. At first, it was smoking pretty badly....And then it stoped, then ti did it again. Then I drove it and the manifold was RED HOT. Im hoping its better today after i check for leaks and timing. Timing should be at 6 Degrees right?
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:45 PM   #27
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Sorry for all the questions, but whats egts?
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:03 PM   #28
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Sorry for all the questions, but whats egts?
Exhaust Gas Temperature.

All else being equal, retarding the ignition timing causes EGT to increase. Having an EGT gauge is thus considered by some to be a quasi-useful tool when tuning the engine.
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Exhaust gas temperature - Edit: beaten to the punch
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Update. The bolt that was smoking from, i cant get NOTHING in there. I tired like 25458 diff. style wrenches. Its not smoking anymore, well not yet, i had it idling for a few minutes, drove it for a few, then let it idle for a few again. the vacum reads 18 now and boost is still 2-3ish. I will be checking my timing in a little bit. Any more input would be great, thanks guys . Oh and if you havent noticed, i havent been dobule posting in m.net, i have learned my lesson : /
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well it just gets pointless after a while since no one there will help.
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Eek. I see oil dripping. looks like its comming from oil return. God dam it.
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Can an exhaust leak decrease boost? I think its possible the gasket got burned
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Can an exhaust leak decrease boost? I think its possible the gasket got burned
Usually less exhaust backpressure actually increases boost.
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Eek. I see oil dripping. looks like its comming from oil return. God dam it.

Oil dripping from where? Return line? Exhaust?. Take a pic of your oil return line from the turbo. Mine had a small kink where it had to bend back towards the engine, causing oil to back up and blow back into the exhaust.
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manifold gasket is metal....
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Usually less exhaust backpressure actually increases boost.
If the leak is BEFORE the turbo it certainly will affect boost.
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just got home and car feels GREAT. oil leak was from oil return and fixxed that. Thanks for the help big time guys. although, i dont know why but im still only boosting 4psi. any input?
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Is the wastegate rod tightened all the way down?
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:27 AM   #40
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yea, its tightened all gteh way ddown. well, only like a little bit left, like a LITTLE bit left. Ill tighten it up al lthe way in a few when it cools down and ill update
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