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Old 02-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #26
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Ahh see that's what I've been hearing. It seems like I would do just as good to goto an auto parts store and pick out some o-rings that look like they will work. Can't wait for the update!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:50 PM   #27
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lots of stuff has happened since I last posted. So here we go.

I got rid of the TS shell. Seen here is by far the most sketchy forklift operator I have ever seen. Loaded in the back of my dad's utility trailer.







Then I got a bunch of stuff in the mail...



A bunch of stuff from mcmaster carr, innovate boost, oil pressure, and mtx-l wideband, a bunch of stuff from apt turbo, plug wires from rallitek, bearing from poly performance, '3 bar' (actually 4) for the emanage, some molex plugs and crimpers, deka ext20L battery and a new butane soldering iron! yay!

I was looking at how I wanted to wire in my emanage ultimate and I found an amazing resource on RS25.

http://www.ludicrous-speed.com/wiki/...C_Build_Part_5

Fantastic build thread with superb detail. While I did double check all the wiring with the manual and everything it has all been spot on so far. He used d-sub connectors which will work but I didn't really like using those as they are meant for data transfer and not for things like powering injectors. So I went up to a molex connector but used exactly the same method.

Using the proper molex pin crimper for the wire and strain relief makes for a very good connection. Then just to be double sure it's good, I used my new soldering iron (very awesome) I soldered the pins onto the wire.



Do that a bunch more times and I had this.



Now I just do that again on the harness in the car and I should have a tunable EM system. With this method I am able to remove the emanage without damaging the rest of the harness. I think it will work well.

Then I started tearing down my TS engine. Still in great shape. The valve springs and head bolts still have the factory paint on the and everything seems to be fine. Just going to check for flatness, clean them up, and throw them on the sti block. Glad I went and bought this table...





More to come. Going to start getting the motor back together ASAP!

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:36 AM   #28
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Thanks for the update Greg. GO=ood luck
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:08 AM   #29
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Very excited about this...



hoping to get the motor together this weekend.

On that note, have a question. I've been told running stock heat range plugs will probably be a bad idea. Should I move to one step colder? I have honestly put very little thought into this. seems like a lot of people running turbo rs's typically go to either stock heat range (ngk "6") or they go to the "7".

I've also decided I'm going to run an AOS. Probably going to make one though as they all seem brutally expensive. Should be able to come up with something that works... I build separators at work all the time... except they are 30 feet tall... but w/e...
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #30
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You should be. Best mod forsure. Change your life kinda mod


Lol at your table re our conversation.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:09 AM   #31
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haha ya the table was cheap... I really could use another one or a bigger one...

But it's all coming together... Really unsure if this thing is going to work with a TMIC...





I've been taking lots of measurements. If it does fit, it REALLY won't fit with the strut tower bar... Even with stock intake i think... so FS yay!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #32
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Very nice looking build.
Moar pictures please
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:17 AM   #33
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What intake manifold is that again?
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:57 AM   #34
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it is an 05-07 2.5i manifold. Seems like a lot of the big power turbo guys like to run them. I bought it on a whim and I don't think I'm going to use it this go around. I will probably save it for the next time I tear apart them motor but right now i'm pretty sure it's going to take to much work to make it operate correctly. To much stuff changing all at once.

So i'm going to use a stock manifold for now.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:59 AM   #35
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trying to get all the little things done. This weekend I'm hoping will be fairly productive but I was able to get a few things sorted over the last couple days.

First, I 'finished' wiring the emanage patch connection a few weeks ago but I didn't have a chance to actually plug in the emanage. I just left it plugged together like this...



however I accidentally wired them backwards compared to the emanage...

So instead of the emanage input coming from the ecu and the output going to the engine, it is backwards... So i'm going to swap the plugs over on the emanage harness so I don't need to work on the floorboard any more. I had bought a special pin removal tool to pull the pins out but it apparently only works with the male pins and not the female. I bought the 'economy' tool instead of the 'pro' version. So I went and got the correct one... Will fix tomorrow I think.

I also welded on my oil feed return. Simple JIC -> NPT fitting and welded it on. I should have moved it slightly further towards the oil filter but I wanted to have room for my hand to spin off the filter. I will need to replace the 90 degree AN fitting for a 45.







Really wish I had a tig welder for this... I had to do a very fat weld to ensure it was sealed.

I also tor apart the turbo and see what the hell this thing is. As AVO was unable(?) to help me I had to research my own... According to my measurements, this is a GT2560R with custom ports. And it is a PAIN to take apart. Everything on the hotside needs to be connected all at the same time or else it won't go together properly.









more to come.

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:38 PM   #36
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Use a curved/mandrel bent fitting, not 90* or 45* elbows here; something like this:



or this...

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:55 PM   #37
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Use a curved/mandrel bent fitting, not 90* or 45* elbows here; something like this:

or this...
Yes that is what I currently have. I need a 45 degree one instead of the 90 I have now. They are so damn expensive though... I can replace the entire line with jic fittings for the price of one of those mandrel bent fittings...
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #38
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those butane soldering irons are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:45 AM   #39
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those butane soldering irons are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
yes indeed they are!

in other news... Test fitted my header with uppipe and all that stuff... Long tube EL header made by TWE.



And yes, that is a large pile of garbage under the motor... It's not in my way because I obviously can't stand there and any drips of engine juices get mopped up by the garbage... So it all works out.

Then for some reason I bought 100ft of DEI heat wrap... and the result was this...





Have to say this is some messy stuff. I ended up doing almost the entire downpipe because I didn't want to have this stuff just sitting around. I will go and buy SS cable ties tomorrow and get this puppy all ready to go. Debating if I want to go buy that silicone spray...?

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:13 AM   #40
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Have to say this is some messy stuff. I ended up doing almost the entire downpipe because I didn't want to have this stuff just sitting around. I will go and buy SS cable ties tomorrow and get this puppy all ready to go. Debating if I want to go buy that silicone spray...?

Wow good job Greg looks like you have been busy, and a little spendy too!

Yes, when I was looking at the wrap, ss ties and spray is wasn't for off the quote I got from Kool Coat in Langley. So I went that root instead, but I was thinking wouldn't high temp spray paint do the same as the over priced Silicone spray?

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Wow good job Greg looks like you have been busy, and a little spendy too!

Yes, when I was looking at the wrap, ss ties and spray is wasn't for off the quote I got from Kool Coat in Langley. So I went that root instead, but I was thinking wouldn't high temp spray paint do the same as the over priced Silicone spray?

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last time I looked at the ceramic coating it was going to be in the 250-300 range for just the header. So far I've spent 90 bucks as the wrap was 'on sale' at lordco. And the DEI tie wraps are expensive, but I got ones from princess auto for cheap. It was 10 bucks for 20 of them. I think the DEI ties go for 15 bucks for 8 of them...?

I also installed my walbro pump. Have to say this is extremely easy. I attempted to do the DIY slosh box mod as seen here:

http://www.ludicrous-speed.com/wiki/...fuel_slosh_mod

However, I failed. I could not get it to fit properly and by the time it was close to fitting I had butchered the tank to much for it to really work. I need to move it back further on the sock and that should avoid any issues. These tanks are cheap (10 bucks or so) and available locally so I might try it again if I find I'm having fueling issues like I did on my old car. Either way, this is what it looked like prior to the failed install attempt.

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The carnage started on friday!









The duder in the pictures is Trevor. He was there friday and saturday helping me out. Couldn't have gotten it all done myself so thank you! Not sure what his board name is actually...

On another note, makes this job go way smoother!



The swap is actually done now and it run surprisingly good on some random tune. I'm only getting about 3psi of boost so far so I'm assuming I have to adjust the wastegate arm. It should be at around 5psi i think. Boost controller is on the way as well so I can bump it up over spring pressure.

Even with the small amount of boost, butt dyno says it's way faster. No low end has been lost so it drives just like a normal RS when off boost. Can't wait to get it tuned a bit.

Also, the qrack is amazing. Tight corners is a flick of the wrist. Getting it bled was time consuming and the PS pump sounds like death but it seems to work awesome now. It was having mad shuttering during every corning but it seems to have been all worked out. Also needs an alignment BADLY! It's drivable and it's actually pretty good for an eyeball alignment. It was especially awkward because I did the wide track at the same time.

I will get some pictures and maybe a vid up soon.

So excited!!!
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Looks good, looking forward to seeing it in person!
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Congrats! Welcome back to the swap brotherhood
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Also, the qrack is amazing. Tight corners is a flick of the wrist. Getting it bled was time consuming and the PS pump sounds like death but it seems to work awesome now. It was having mad shuttering during every corning but it seems to have been all worked out. Also needs an alignment BADLY! It's drivable and it's actually pretty good for an eyeball alignment. It was especially awkward because I did the wide track at the same time.
i installed quick steering this winter myself and i think it was the most valuable upgrade up to date.
it doesn't affect p.s. pump any how because the only force increased is the force i apply to the steering wheel
but the torque that comes out of the other end is still the same
as for alignment rallytec autoservices is literally just a few blocks from Your place
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #46
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i installed quick steering this winter myself and i think it was the most valuable upgrade up to date.
it doesn't affect p.s. pump any how because the only force increased is the force i apply to the steering wheel
but the torque that comes out of the other end is still the same
as for alignment rallytec autoservices is literally just a few blocks from Your place
yours is a little bit different being a quick column. The rack adds no (or very little) force requirement to the steering wheel. It drives exactly the same as the stock rack, it's just quicker. The pump does work way harder because of that. I will be heading out to dale's ASAP!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #47
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Wicked to see it done. Ill enlist your assistance to help me with my simple swap soon pending you have time.

Qrack again best mod. Worth every penny!!!

Nice work
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:23 AM   #48
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Boooooooost!
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:03 AM   #49
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Huzzah some poor quality pictures have arrived! Just took them after installing my greddy profec B specII boost controlller! I don't really like the spot because you cannot read it from there, but once it's set I doubt I will mess with it much so it should be fine. As long as it I can see it start flashing violently red when my car is blowing up I should be good.









Innovate boost, and oil pressure and the MTX-L wideband. You can see the greddy way at the bottom there.

I've got an appointment at dales on wednesday and hopefully getting a bit of a tune afterwards. I haven't actually hooked up the profec to the wastegate in fear of blowing it all up.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:08 AM   #50
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That looks awesome Greg. Another successful swap

Gonna keep it around 5psi? Or bump it up after break in?
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