Picked the car up from FFE Friday night. Intercooler piping is all done and Ed made an extension for my fuel rail so I can mount the FPR off it- I'll have to take photos later.
When I disassembled my turbo last year I removed the oil restrictor. Apparently you're not supposed to do this and it's pre-set to a specific height from Precsion. I just got off the phone with them and I'm shipping it to them for repair today.
Left to be done:
-Extend throttle body & MAP sensor harnesses
-Install battery, new terminals & wires
-Catch can decisions
-Wire in audio stuff and reassemble interior
-Bribe Vince to shave & prep bumper for paint
The intercooler piping runs from the turbo, over the transmission, down in front of the fans, under the frame rail (BOV is hidden down there) and turns into the intercooler. The cold side turns up, MAP sensor, complex welded bends into the throttle body. I'll pop the headlight off to get better photos later- but it all came out great. Also the car is going to look much better running grills finally.
Intake & hot side:
Hot side turning downwards
hot side going under frame rail
Cold side out of intercooler
Bends from MAP up behind headlight
view from the TB down to behind headlight
Front bumper needs lots of work!
In other automotive news, did Hawk HPS's on the E46, fresh plain rotors, fluid & hardware.
Found a beater I'm considering buying on the cheap. Real cheap.
Last edited by Doooglasss; 12-19-2011 at 11:20 AM.
Last week started the iPod touch install. Scored a 32gb on Craigslist for $80, jail broke it.
Precision called on Thursday at 4pm. My turbo is in perfect shape and just needed the oil restrictor repositioned and the CHRA realigned in the process. $70 charge + return shipping. Figure $100 spent and I know the thing is in perfect shape. Guy on the phone was like "you know there's some piston material on your exhaust wheel"... :bang head: Anyway- hope they got it out the same day and it should be here by tomorrow I hope.
Fueling was finished last week. Ed made an extension off the fuel rail for the FPR housing. One of the nice things about this housing is that it allows the feed & return to be on the same side. I broke one of the little plastic fittings but Jeff (4cefed4) pulled through with an extra fitting- Gracias amigo! The throttle body wiring was also extended with OEM wire wrap.
Finally today I was finishing up mounting the fuel pump, wiring and power steering res. Vince started cutting, shaving & sanding the bumper. He'll be back to work on that tomorrow and I'll be finishing the inside of the car so more pics to come of course. EQ, Bluetooth & battery need to be installed. Oil & coolant filled and then it's just a waiting game. Really close to turning the key- just waiting on the turbo to come in!
Yes, I was told the best way to shave a bumper is in loafers and a peacoat... thanks Vince!
Last edited by Doooglasss; 12-26-2011 at 10:01 PM.
Corrado - Burns money faster than hookers and blow | 911 Turbo - Hates noise ordnance's, fuel and tires in that order | TT - Colorless Wonder with a C16 habit
Still have the Subaru. Decided there are better beaters out there than that mk3.
Talked to Precision today- they are shipping the turbo out today or tomorrow. So my initial estimate of getting it back quickly was totally incorrect.
Anyone want to trade me front passenger grilles. I have the tow hook delete and no longer need it. Photo below.
Today: Hardwired the bluetooth module and iPod connector. Jailbroke the iPod. Installed the EQ. Reinstalled all the interior. On the EQ I removed all the yellow/green LED's and soldered in red.
Love me some Bassnectar but the car needs a better sub for it. I'm going to be building something into where the rear tire used to be. I haven't quite decided on the speaker yet though. You're in MD did you go to starscape this year?
So guess what fed-ex just brought back all repaired with new seals. It might be 24 degrees out but I'm about to suit up and finish this damn car!
Sooo. Finally cranked it over not so long ago and within 10 seconds the motor started making a high pitched squealing noise and the oil light was on. After much panic and a few phone calls and starting the car over with the same results & checking the oil level to insure I wasn't nuts. It turns out something is wrong on the accessory belt because on Ed's recommendation I pulled it off and the squealing is gone.
The oil light is still there, however, this is that used cluster I picked up and it doesn't read RPM's either- pretty sure it's defective or I'm defective. aka I'll check the oil sensors wiring tomorrow and if that doesn't fix it swap clusters.
My Wideband gauge is either broken or the sensor is bad because it has no reading. I also need to finalize the battery setup and intercooler piping.
My fuel pump wiring solution worked perfectly. I used the stock SAI relay this time and ditched the USRT harness. Wired it so it would only turn on when the car was running.
This is running the unmodified Eurodyne 1000cc base tune. Tomorrow I'll bring the motor up to dead center on the temp gauge and retorque the head studs. If I get the tach working I'll take it for a gentle ride around the block.
Sound clips for all: