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Old 02-02-2009, 11:22 AM   #21
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I had a sealing problem with the flange on my manifold. Use a file, and a metal gasket. In my experience, the copper **** holds for about 30 seconds under the pressure.
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Begi makes kits for mustangs?
Yes they did,they made single and twin turbo kits.

BEGi also made twin turbo kits for the NSX for a while and a prototype S2000 turbo kit,but it never went into production.

You would be suprised in how many makes and models BEGi has added superchargers & turbochargers to.
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Yes they did,they made single and twin turbo kits.

BEGi also made twin turbo kits for the NSX for a while and a prototype S2000 turbo kit,but it never went into production.

You would be suprised in how many makes and models BEGi has added superchargers & turbochargers to.

The previous experience mentioned had nothing to do with BEGI.
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BEGi also made twin turbo kits for the NSX for a while and a prototype S2000 turbo kit,but it never went into production.
Hmm... not many knew about that S2000 kit. Got a spy in here or something? j/k

We also made Honda, BMW, sentra, and protege kits too. Custom kits have include a Toyota 4 runner, F350 diesel, Pantera, BMW's and a few other. My personal fav was the pantera and BMW Z3.
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Hmm... not many knew about that S2000 kit. Got a spy in here or something? j/k

We also made Honda, BMW, sentra, and protege kits too. Custom kits have include a Toyota 4 runner, F350 diesel, Pantera, BMW's and a few other. My personal fav was the pantera and BMW Z3.
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I can provide pictures of Corky installing the S2000 kit on the yellow car.

Is the BMW Z3 kit still in production or is it discontinued?
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I can't even remember the color of the S2000 car, so you are doing better than me!

The BMW Z3 kit was sold to Cartech when the businesses split. I seriously doubt they are doing anything with it now. Corky could re-design the system or make a new one for the Z4.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:55 PM   #30
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Stephanie,it's a shame the S2000 turbo kit did not go into production,it was a very well made kit and looked OEM when installed.

I have a friend that has a Z3 M roadster that he is considering adding fored induction to,he's looking around for options.
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I'm "dating" a chick with a CR...too bad she can't give you guys anymoneys.
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If they're flat, put some heavy grease on the two surfaces and bolt it back up. My manifold NEEDED to be surfaced. I literally used a file to get it decent, then heavy grease, bolted that **** together, and after the grease burned and carbon'd up, no more leak. My turbo bolts aren't very very tight either. Just snugged good, probably 20 ft*lbs.
If I take the Manifold and flange to be resurfaced at a machine shop, will i still need to add grease before installing?
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If I take the Manifold and flange to be resurfaced at a machine shop, will i still need to add grease before installing?
Good job searching, newb.

Things have changed quite a bit since I made this post years ago, and things are much sweeter now. I tried the grease in desperation at the track and after than and a few other failed attempts "we" determined it was relaxing hardware.

The current prescription are TrackSpeed Inconel studs and bolts, this seems to work fine on track-tested cars, I believe there are no failures even on the cars that for lack of a better phrase "do not **** around" on the track. I think an inconel gasket is the best case scenario, but they aren't readily available though TwinsTurbo may put one together for you.
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So should I resurface at machine shop and add the Inconel bolts/studs and Gasket? btw: My car is only a daily driver.

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So should I resurface at machine shop and add the Inconel bolts/studs and Gasket? btw: My car is only a daily driver.

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Yes, but minus the gasket. The two surfaces after being machined flat don't need a gasket to seal.

http://trackspeedengineering.com/sto...-kit-p-98.html
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