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Old 03-09-2018, 11:29 AM   #561  
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:51 PM   #562  
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Sweet, appears to be much closer to the radiator than the fab9 unit, an aspect I’ve found to be an issue.
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Will this include a welded bung on the coldside for a GM IAT sensor?

It should at least be offered as an optional extra - I'm betting most would want it rather than tapping it themselves and hoping that those 2 or 3 tapped threads hold up over time.
I am torn on the drill+tap vs. bung thing. On one hand, yes, a bung is "better".

On the other hand, it is a lot more expensive, and IMO unnecessary. The wall thickness of the intercooler endtank is 3/16", which puts 3 complete threads in the endtank if you drill/tap to 3/8"-18 NPT for a GM IAT sensor. The oil pan is thinner than that, and the kit requires that you do exactly the same thing there (drill/tap). Drilling/tapping the IC endtank has been standard procedure here for a couple of years, with no issues with functionality or concerns about the threads pulling out. Remember that you're threading a brass sensor into the threads, not steel.

I am loath to add the cost (it would add ~$50 to the part) to gain zero functionality over a simple tapped hole, personally.

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Old 03-09-2018, 09:01 PM   #564  
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Agreed on the end tank thickness.

But welded bungs are sexxxxy.
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I've put an AIT sensor in an aluminum intercooler pipe. One thread is all you need to hold it in place while the JB weld sets. Those giant cast end tanks on the Precision cores need no bung.
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JB for the bunghole?

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Hey Savington

Could you provide us NA owners with an update on when you're getting downpipes back in stock for our cars?
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Savington - For some flexibility to installations, I have used a PCV grommet with the GM plastic IATs without any troubles on a couple cars. That is in street use and 15 psi max. Though with a BOV it was obviously higher at times. I have never had one come out. Have not pressure tested a pipe for what would blow it out or cause seeping. ( might have to do that) The 01 for the first time has it in the intercooler with a grommet but all the others were in the piping. Over 20k on the 01 and close to 50k on the 95 I think. I was going to weld one up but since they have not pushed out or appeared to leak I decided not to bother. My backup plan if they did exit was going to be a washer style bracket with tangs that slipped over the IAT with a couple zip ties. (On the piping of course). Just thought I would share. Your kit is amazing and top notch. I have not had to do any maintenance to my system. I love it. No leaks, no re-tightening of bolts. No fuss. PCV grommets don't fit the theme of awesomeness you have built so I get it if not your cup of tea.
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Unsurprisingly, I would strongly recommend against using a PCV gromet or any method of friction-fit to secure an IAT in a boosted system. Our kits will use 3/8" NPT threads to retain a proper GM IAT sensor.
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I can take a couple pictures when I get home if it helps anyone, but I have P/S and no A/C in my NA and had much less trouble fitting the piping than I expected... First time ever doing anything of this sort and it basically took two 90 degree aluminum bends on each side, with 4 total couplers (two 90's on the cold side, a 90 and a 45 on the hot side) in the system. No sawzall, no rubbing, clears power steering (not sure about A/C as I don't have it anymore).
Does anyone have photos of hot side piping for the NA?

Surprised there are not more pictures of these kits installed in general actually..

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Must be because everyone that installs one just can't stop driving it to take pictures
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most of the photos are in build threads. So find one with a TSE kit and start digging.
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I asked this question last week in the DIY section. several good suggestions

https://www.miataturbo.net/diy-turbo...-piping-96640/
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most of the photos are in build threads. So find one with a TSE kit and start digging.
I've done a lot of digging.

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I asked this question last week in the DIY section. several good suggestions

https://www.miataturbo.net/diy-turbo...-piping-96640/
Thanks! Hope to see your results when complete.
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