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Old 07-06-2015, 10:51 PM   #16
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Alright well I figured out how to get the crank pulley off, I just used a harmonic balancer to pull it. I have read that you should not hot tank the block because the bearing for the intermediate shaft will get destroyed. Should I just replace the bearings anyway? I will ask my machine shop tomorrow if they can do that. Also would a 2.7l stroker be worth doing? I'm just weighing some options, and if a stroker is worth it I don't see why not since I'm already this far. Opinions?
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:34 AM   #17
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those bearings are always a iffy situation, I replaced mine with no problems but make sure your using a trusted shop because the bearings need to be machined to your intermittent shaft with .001 to .0015 clearance if I recall correctly.

As far as going to a 2.7 well thats just where it all starts, a good old while im in there haha.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:12 PM   #18
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Ok so I got the block and head to the machine shop and my machinist said that his "hot tank" is bearing and aluminum friendly so I will just reuse the intermittent shaft bearings. I was wondering I I put ETA pistons on my I rods and crank if its just plug and play? The ETA piston is dished so it should lower my CR correct? Or should I use the shorter ETA rods with my I piston and crank? I have searched but most threads are about building a normal/high compression stroker and i obviously want lower compression for my turbo build. I am having the head and block decked so my compressor will go up.
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:13 AM   #19
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Got the block and head back from the machine shop looks great now just need to find some money to get it out together..
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:22 AM   #20
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What are your plans for the oil cooler? bypass or relocate? upgrade?

I've got my turbo mounted but still fuxxing around with intercooler location. Today I'll try it in front of my radiator....how about yours?
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:12 PM   #21
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It depends on how big your intercooler is. My intercooler fits without having to relocate my oil cooler location.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:37 PM   #22
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I'd go for the 2.7 crank from an eta. maybe snag some s50 rods (same length as "i" rods, but a bit lighter)
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=274394

There's tons of info around here on stroker stuff and there are a bunch of different ways to do it
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:59 PM   #23
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I'm probably just going to go stock and not go stroker, to much money I don't have.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:59 PM   #24
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Alright well I have made some progress but I also have a question. I painted my engine and also replaced the freeze plugs looks pretty good.



I also got my crank in and I have a question about the main caps, basically when I took them out and kept them in order but I don't know which direction they are suppose to be orientated does it matter? I originally put them in the way I thought they went but they didn't seem to fit then I flipped them and they fit alot better, does it matter which way they go? Here is how I currently have them



This is after I flipped them the way I "thought" they went, any help is appreciated. I also got my intercooler in look good I will probably paint it black for stealth purposes.

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Old 07-31-2015, 02:19 PM   #25
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I wouldn't worry about painting the intercooler black. Once everything gets bolted back on its hardly noticeable. Great progress so far.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:41 PM   #26
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You should have the bearing tabs on the same side in the block and caps if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:59 PM   #27
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Got some parts in and more on the way!



Instagram pic with my good and tight turbo mani and my holset.



But I also have a pressing question I don't know where to put my turbo drain bung I marked the 2 places I am thanking about putting the drain bung.

I put the 2 spots where I think it should be, if anybody has turbo experience with a turbo ix please let me know. Neither of the positions cover a oil pan bolt.
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:11 AM   #28
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This is were I put mine, right behind the alxe
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:08 AM   #29
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I put mine further back and it clears the oil pickup.

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Old 10-17-2015, 12:39 PM   #30
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Nice build, how is the turbo manifold ?
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