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Old 05-26-2009, 01:00 PM   #21
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Don't JB weld it, the wastegate arm needs to be able to rotate in the hole in the arm. There's supposed to be a C clip holding it in place.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #22
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What he^^ said. You can find the clips in almost any hardware store. Or use some sort of wire to hold it on.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:20 PM   #23
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Thx for the feedback Keith. Nothing like having the vendor of your kit post to your own install thread haha.

I did notice the c-clip was missing. Ran to autozone got one that fit and snapped it on. Works fine now.

I'm going to guess I'm putting down around 170-180, whatever it takes to pull a car on a basically stock 06 350z Can't wait until bigger injectors
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:15 PM   #24
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Congrats. Another nice turbo Miata on the road.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:36 PM   #25
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Lookin' good! I like how the intercooler looks in there!
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Congrats man, looking good! If you're enjoying it now, just wait til you give it more boost!
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hey just out of curiosity how long did it take you from start to finish??
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:10 PM   #28
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Just to install it was two days worth of work, so about 16 hrs. Never installed a turbo and neither has my friends who helped me. Ive got unknown hours put into tuning though lol. Still has its hick-ups :(. FM claims 12hrs for an install.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:18 AM   #29
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what takes so long exactly?? i know i might sound like a noob but it really doesnt look like many parts....is it just trying to put **** together or something....? i have fairly good mechanical skills but iv never installed a turbo, just wondering what makes it such a long build.... thanks
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Tapping the oil pan correctly and getting the turbo and manifold mounted up. I had to split the turbo and manifold which i wouldnt suggest lol. nor would i suggest taking the elbow outlet off either.

I hit a couple of bumps that cost me trips to autozone, if everything goes smoothly it be done in 10hrs fairly easy with the right tools.
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