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    Thread: DarkSideGTI Big Turbo Build Round 2

    1. Member Brake_Dust's Avatar
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      05-17-2011 10:33 PM #401
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      test fit the wheels today.
      Nice wheel.. kinda like a beefy flat spoke RC with bolts exposed

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      05-17-2011 11:17 PM #402
      Quote Originally Posted by Brake_Dust View Post
      Nice wheel.. kinda like a beefy flat spoke RC with bolts exposed
      Thanks, It's a rep of the HRE P40


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      05-17-2011 11:55 PM #403
      Im digging the porsche

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      05-18-2011 10:51 AM #404
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      I hooked the battery up and everything seems to be working except for my air compressors. gotta figure that one out.
      haha, I feel like an idiot. forgot the compressors required key on. they work fine.

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      05-18-2011 11:00 AM #405
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      haha, I feel like an idiot. forgot the compressors required key on. they work fine.
      smooth

      Cant wait to see this thing finished man

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      05-18-2011 11:06 AM #406
      now you just need to AC lines?

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      05-18-2011 01:51 PM #407
      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      now you just need to AC lines?
      There are a few other things left. I need to get my passenger axle back in as I was sold the wrong inner cv boot. Should have the new boot Friday. I still need to fill the car with coolant, change the trans fluid, torque motor mount bolts, and a few other small things. I bled the brakes last night using my Motive power bleeder, but it did not do so well on the clutch. I ended spraying brake fluid all over the bay.

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      05-18-2011 01:54 PM #408
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      There are a few other things left. I need to get my passenger axle back in as I was sold the wrong inner cv boot. Should have the new boot Friday. I still need to fill the car with coolant, change the trans fluid, torque motor mount bolts, and a few other small things. I bled the brakes last night using my Motive power bleeder, but it did not do so well on the clutch. I ended spraying brake fluid all over the bay.
      yeah I hate when that happens, just when you are about to be done you need a little more fluid and/or sprays all over somewhere else. usually works good when two or more are working on it at the same time.

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      05-18-2011 07:03 PM #409
      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      yeah I hate when that happens, just when you are about to be done you need a little more fluid and/or sprays all over somewhere else. usually works good when two or more are working on it at the same time.
      Yeah, I will get a helper and bleed again. When the trans was out I submerged the slave cylinder in some brake fluid while depressed. I slowly let it out by hand and it sucked up a bunch of fluid. The way the stock bleeder is does not allow the slave to fully fill up with fluid while bleeding. I am hoping it is better this time around.

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      05-22-2011 02:40 AM #410
      Today I made decent progress. At the end of the day I hooked up the radiator hoses and started filling it with coolant. I only put a bit in and checked for any leaks, well I found one where the crack pipe enters the water pump housing. I took off the t-stat housing and then the crack pipe and noticed the o-ring was ripped. Must have happened when I installed it. I will probably have to wait until Monday to get a new o-ring as I doubt any auto parts stores will have any 34.5x3.55 mm o-rings. I was going to try to start it tomorrow too. o well I can wait a couple more days.

      Front wheels are finally on the ground.

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      05-22-2011 11:01 AM #411
      good to see i wasn't the only one capitalizing on fantastic weather to make big strides.
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      05-23-2011 11:34 AM #412
      I bought a universal o-ring kit from autozone and one of them was good. use some coolant to get the o-ring wet and also the pump inlet housing so it slides in better then clean the excess.

      it ripped on me because it was slightly misaligned and there was some interferance with something else and tried twisting it in place slowly....

      have to make sure you slide it in perfectly aligned.

      good progress man

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      05-23-2011 12:52 PM #413
      got the bumper back from paint and test fit it. Rad support is not aligned at all.



      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      I bought a universal o-ring kit from autozone and one of them was good. use some coolant to get the o-ring wet and also the pump inlet housing so it slides in better then clean the excess.

      it ripped on me because it was slightly misaligned and there was some interferance with something else and tried twisting it in place slowly....

      have to make sure you slide it in perfectly aligned.

      good progress man
      I found an o-ring at Lowes that was 1 3/8" which is less than a mm off. I did lube it up with coolant and it worked like a charm. But then I noticed a tiny leak at the t-stat. I did use a new o-ring there, but did not lube it with coolant so tonight I will pull that out and get it wet and re-tighten.
      Last edited by DarkSideGTI; 05-23-2011 at 12:54 PM.

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      05-23-2011 01:16 PM #414
      ohh and once the whole system is filled up you may see a leak but if its not too big try to drive it like that for a bit and the G12 will actually finish sealing it off. If it comes back then other things need to be done.

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      05-23-2011 03:01 PM #415
      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      ohh and once the whole system is filled up you may see a leak but if its not too big try to drive it like that for a bit and the G12 will actually finish sealing it off. If it comes back then other things need to be done.
      The leak at the t-stat is pretty small. I'm still gonna take the cover off and look at it though.

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      05-23-2011 05:24 PM #416
      so anyone got a good pre-startup checklist for a new motor? I have already checked most of the bolts, fluid levels, and I plan on unplugging the fuel pump fuse and cranking it over for a bit to build up oil pressure. I just want to make sure I don't mess anything up.

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      05-25-2011 10:56 AM #417
      This list might be 2 days late but just in case you could go and take the spark plugs out and check compression at the same time you are priming it.

      fluids
      spark plug gaps
      new or stabilized fuel (depending on how long was it been standing)
      ventilated area because some times the new parts will emit some fumes
      let the coolant reservoir cap open until it warms up to let the extra air pockets out but keep an eye on it to close it before your coolant overflows
      clear any debris, tools, rags, beer bottles, empty beer bottles etc.
      copy of the break in procedure of the engine (if you are going with the mototune route or something different)
      video camera recording the event
      Cigar to celebrate it works without blowing up,

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      05-25-2011 10:57 AM #418
      yeah I checked all that stuff. I tried to prime it last night, but the starter won't turn over.

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      05-25-2011 11:03 AM #419
      ohh one more fresh battery or fully charged one.

      was the battery relocated? ground checked and secured?

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      05-25-2011 11:28 AM #420
      yeah battery is behind my seat now. I removed an interior panel and put the ground under a bolt going to the body, it should be good. All other electrical items work, headlights, stereo, fuel pump, etc. My battery was a little low on juice so I took it out and put it on the charger. But I did take a good battery out of another car and it still would not turn over. The starter doesn't even attempt to work. It's got to be something with the ignition switch, clutch switch, or one of the relay's. I guess it possibly could be a bad ground, but I checked them out and everything looks good. I do not yet have a motor to chassis ground hooked up yet, but it should still turn over right?

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      05-25-2011 11:34 AM #421
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideGTI View Post
      I do not yet have a motor to chassis ground hooked up yet, but it should still turn over right?
      that is your guy right there....that ground is what grounds out the starter

      hook that up and she will go purrrrrrrr

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      05-25-2011 11:35 AM #422
      Take a video when you start her up for the first time and post it!

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      05-25-2011 11:40 AM #423
      Quote Originally Posted by fouckhest View Post
      that is your guy right there....that ground is what grounds out the starter

      hook that up and she will go purrrrrrrr
      K, I was hoping it was that. So I am trying to remember where that ground goes on the motor.

      Quote Originally Posted by Cortexiphan View Post
      Take a video when you start her up for the first time and post it!
      I plan on it. I will be using my Nikon D7000 so the audio isn't great.

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      05-25-2011 11:42 AM #424
      Oh yeah, that should do it!

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      05-25-2011 11:47 AM #425
      thats the one you need, that ground goes under the battery tray but I guess you dont have one any more

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