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Old 04-10-2019, 09:51 AM   #1216
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Don't you just love those "third hand" clamps for soldering?
Gotta have 'em. Just too much swearing and scotch tape otherwise.
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Old 04-10-2019, 02:41 PM   #1217
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Someone asked where I got this turbo drain extender. From eBay, here.

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This damn thing finally showed up so I can start on turbo rework this weekend.

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Old 04-12-2019, 10:49 AM   #1218
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Punch list complete

1. Install 6 psi boost spring DONE
2. Clock turbo to 12:00 DONE
3. Oil catch can DONE
4. Move oil pressure pickup to block DONE 30 psi warm idle, 60 psi warm 3K RPM
5. Oil change DONE Mobile1 15W50
6. Check timing DONE ~10 deg advance @ idle per spark map
7. Turbo blanket DONE
8. Compression test DONE 150 psi
9. Install boost control solenoid DONE

Back to the tuner

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Old 04-27-2019, 08:20 PM   #1219
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Punch list complete

1. Install 6 psi boost spring DONE
2. Clock turbo to 12:00 DONE
3. Oil catch can DONE
4. Move oil pressure pickup to block DONE 30 psi warm idle, 60 psi warm 3K RPM
5. Oil change DONE Mobile1 15W50
6. Check timing DONE ~10 deg advance @ idle per spark map
7. Turbo blanket DONE
8. Compression test DONE 150 psi
9. Install boost control solenoid DONE

Back to the tuner

What wheel/size/offset and tire combo did you end up with?
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:17 PM   #1220
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Start reading here

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...&postcount=348
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Old 04-28-2019, 01:25 PM   #1221
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:30 PM   #1222
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Update. Still in line for the dyno. Might be this week.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:14 PM   #1223
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Update. Still in line for the dyno. Might be this week.


Cant wait for that update!
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:25 PM   #1224
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More good brake info here

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...&postcount=588

Blog is so huge I use google to search for things like this:

Das Beast massive brakes site:r3vlimited.com

Works great
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:45 PM   #1225
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Hey there, tried sending you a pm but i don't know if you received it or not. I'm having trouble locating a decent machinist in Austin.. where did you take your motor? Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:07 PM   #1226
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Hey, got your message but totally forgot to reply LoL. Machinist was Curtis Price. Good guy, might be retired now. I PMd you his phone number.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:09 PM   #1227
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Curtis just called me back. He's still in business so you're good to go.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:12 PM   #1228
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And this, because my dyno tune is still not done. Cars in front of us.

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Old 05-08-2019, 08:22 PM   #1229
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Thanks a ton for the rec! I'm dropping everything off to him tomorrow.

Google is useless in this case. I tried calling "Precision Machining Company" which was the highest rated result for "automotive machine shop near me" only to find that they don't service automobiles.. and then maybe 10 more phone calls.. none of which made me comfortable. I figured I could trust someone you'd trust your motor with.

Anyway, build looks nasty, carry on

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Old 06-04-2019, 05:26 PM   #1230
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Oil's Well That Ends Well

Tuner put the car on the dyno today. Luckily he noticed we have a water leak before revving the hell out of it. Off the dyno and parked. Arrrggghhhhhhhh! Of course Rob and I are both out of town. Murphy's law in action.

Turbo is still smoking and it makes sense now. We're seeing 60 psi cold idle, 30 psi warm idle, 60 psi warm 3K RPM. Turbo is only supposed to see max 40 psi (I asked the manufacturer) so we're blowing oil. Will have to add a turbo oil pressure regulator like the one below. However, you can't Tee the regulator return with the turbo oil return. It has to go straight to the sump. Which means pulling the oil pan. Oh Foooking joy. Ah well, it's a hobby.



Here's my hotel room build plan

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