Prefabbed Turbo Kits A place to discuss prefabricated turbo kits on the market
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

installing Begi s1-s3 turbo header question

 
Old 03-09-2015, 11:34 PM
  #1  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 25
Total Cats: 0
Default installing Begi s1-s3 turbo header question

Hey guys, I'm in the process of installing a BEGI s1-s3 turbo kit on my N/A.

This kit is second hand, and my turbo is mounted on the header already, here is my question.

Do I have to unbolt the turbo from the header to make it fit in the room between the headstuds and the frame ? It's pretty hard to bend otherwise, I already cut the frame for the turbo, but i can't get it to tilt it enough.

I'm pretty sure I read in the begi kit I have to unbolt it. Anybody done it before ? Is it how i'm supposed to do ?

Wanted to know before I unbolt the turbo from the header and then have to get a new gasket.

Thank you
Dobs is offline  
Old 03-09-2015, 11:39 PM
  #2  
VladiTuned
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 35,141
Total Cats: 3,141
Default

clock the compressor and it should fit. if you unbolt, it will likely not bolt on with the mani in place unless you trim the studs
18psi is offline  
Old 03-09-2015, 11:46 PM
  #3  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 25
Total Cats: 0
Default

What do you mean by clock the compressor ?
Dobs is offline  
Old 03-09-2015, 11:50 PM
  #4  
VladiTuned
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 35,141
Total Cats: 3,141
Default

the compressor housing is the only thing that prevents you from sliding it on
18psi is offline  
Old 03-09-2015, 11:53 PM
  #5  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 25
Total Cats: 0
Default

So basically Remove the compressor housing, slide it on WITHOUT the compressor housing, and then put it back when its on ?
Dobs is offline  
Old 03-09-2015, 11:54 PM
  #6  
VladiTuned
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 35,141
Total Cats: 3,141
Default

that or loosen bolts, clock it toward the mani, and tighten back in correct place once on
18psi is offline  
Old 03-09-2015, 11:55 PM
  #7  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 25
Total Cats: 0
Default



Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_1750.jpg (6.5 KB, 70 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG_1751.jpg (7.2 KB, 67 views)
Dobs is offline  
Old 03-09-2015, 11:55 PM
  #8  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 25
Total Cats: 0
Default

That ^

Is how it currently sits, cannot be tilted much
Dobs is offline  
Old 03-10-2015, 12:05 AM
  #9  
VladiTuned
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 35,141
Total Cats: 3,141
Default

so the comp housing can't spin clockwise any more?
you sure?
cause I did that with a gt2871r which is way bigger

might need to remove comp housing then
18psi is offline  
Old 03-10-2015, 12:09 AM
  #10  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 25
Total Cats: 0
Default

It's late, I'll try clocking the turbo tomorow morning. Thanks for the input, I'll keep you updated if it works or no
Dobs is offline  
Old 03-10-2015, 12:11 AM
  #11  
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 3,030
Total Cats: 317
Default

Looks decent clocked that way. Align or mock up what the intercooler piping will be and you should be able to get a rough idea of 'what works'.

Is your wastegate still bolted to the compressor housing?

Here is my S3, with the internal wastegate moved over. Yours seems to be off to the side?

Girz0r is offline  
Old 03-10-2015, 12:13 AM
  #12  
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kamloops B.C.
Posts: 259
Total Cats: 29
Default

Originally Posted by Dobs View Post
Hey guys, I'm in the process of installing a BEGI s1-s3 turbo kit on my N/A.

This kit is second hand, and my turbo is mounted on the header already, here is my question.

Do I have to unbolt the turbo from the header to make it fit in the room between the headstuds and the frame ? It's pretty hard to bend otherwise, I already cut the frame for the turbo, but i can't get it to tilt it enough.

I'm pretty sure I read in the begi kit I have to unbolt it. Anybody done it before ? Is it how i'm supposed to do ?

Wanted to know before I unbolt the turbo from the header and then have to get a new gasket.

Thank you
Loosen driver side motor mount , use a ratchet strap achored to the passenger shock mount , to pull the motor over far enough . Win ! At least it worked for my FM II with a Gt 3071. Cheers Fred
fredb is offline  
Old 03-10-2015, 12:21 AM
  #13  
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 25
Total Cats: 0
Default

Originally Posted by fredb View Post
Loosen driver side motor mount , use a ratchet strap achored to the passenger shock mount , to pull the motor over far enough . Win ! At least it worked for my FM II with a Gt 3071. Cheers Fred
How much room do you get by doing that ? How many inches do you get ?
Dobs is offline  
Old 03-10-2015, 12:39 AM
  #14  
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kamloops B.C.
Posts: 259
Total Cats: 29
Default

In my case , enough .... If you unbolt the motor mount completely ,careful here , the motor can be pulled over several inches. A floor jack and a block of wood under the oil pan is a good idea here as a safety. In this case I'd remove the bolts holding the mount to the block . Fred
fredb is offline  
Old 03-11-2015, 02:15 PM
  #15  
mkturbo.com
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 14,344
Total Cats: 1,319
Default

Back in 2007 when I installed my Begi manifold and T25 I installed the manifold onto the head. Then installed the turbo. It was a PITA to get all the turbo bolts tight, but was doable.
shuiend is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
elesjuan
Build Threads
9
11-14-2018 12:18 PM
Tekel
Cars for sale/trade
29
02-05-2016 04:16 PM
patsmx5
General Miata Chat
74
10-14-2015 11:18 PM
stefanst
DIY Turbo Discussion
44
09-28-2015 07:16 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: installing Begi s1-s3 turbo header question


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.