wow that is amazing
hey Could you check the thickness of the bushings before they are thrown back at the car? Thanks man
I will try to measure those bushings for you this weekend.
So I am trying to work out my new coolant system. I am deleting the coolant ball and instead running a filler neck with a coolant catch tank. I was previously running my turbo coolant lines from the lines that used to go to the TB heater. I am looking for a way to clean this whole thing up and will be running -6 stainless braided lines for my turbo feed/drain. I am also looking into running the IE billet heater core fittings but stopping down from a -10 to -8 from the IE SAI blockoff plate to the heater core feed. It seemed like my old setup didn't have the best flow and my coolant would boil a bit in the expansion tank sometimes. Where is the best place to tap into for the turbo feed? would right between the block and the heater core work well?
Here is a diagram.
Also I am not sure how to go from the AN hose on the heater box outlet to the t-stat housing.
its already been up to temp a few times, everything sealed up nicely. actually i feel that just the housing tapped with teflon on the threads would have been just fine since its such a rigid plastic but i preferred a little extra security and used the panel bond on the threads since i know how strong it is. if something where to ever fail on the housing and it needed to be replaced that fitting is only a $7 part so its no loss not being able to remove it
Thanks man, I think I will do the same. I got another question for you. I painted my block with POR15 and was planning on using their engine enamel on top of it. Well it was like 40* this weekend so too cold to paint the block. Do you think I need to paint the block with the enamel? I know the POR15 fades in sunlight, but the motor won't be seeing much sun.
I got a little work done today. I accidentally left my torque wrench at IE so I wasn't able to torque any of the bolts yet. Today I got the crank damper and front cover installed. I also got the new lower timing chain on with new guide and tensioner. I also cleaned up all the gasket surfaces on the block, oil pan, and head. Once everything was nice and clean I put the new head gasket on followed by the head. I installed the head bolts just finger tight for now.
My ECS timing chain/guide kit didn't include the guide that goes in between the cams. My old one looked pretty bad so I want to get a new one, but I can't find it at ECS or on WorldImpex. Does anyone know the part number? The Bentley just refers to it as "guide rail".
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I called the dealer and got the part number. They have to order it from NJ though so it won't be here til later this week or early next week. I think I am just going to time the motor with the old one on there and then swap the new one on once I get it.
they are more than likely going to stress crack when you put the motor/trans weight on them. if you got them prepped enough it should not flake off though. mine have a few stress cracks in the paint but its sticking just fine.
I was bored at work so I made a diagram of my new coolant system with a parts list I need to order from Summit.
this should be cheap. add this to the new lines for the BOV and WG as well.
INA Engineering is making a billet T-Stat housing right now. Should be out soon.
Where did you find the diagrams of the coolant system?
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