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Old 05-15-2001, 12:42 PM   #1
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Question Has anyone installed a Ludespeed kit yet?

Hey guys and gals,
I am curious to see if anyone has installed a Ludespeed kit yet. I have not heard or seen anything yet, and since I had one of the kits that I ended up selling, I wanted to see how all was going for those who got em. Please let me know and post some pics if you got em!!
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Old 05-15-2001, 12:49 PM   #2
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Not yet... still waiting on a few fittings (damn oil fittings... have to be ordered from Japan!!). Other then that, I should be getting my kit next week, and hopefully *crossing fingers* I'll have my flywheel soon and then I'll be able to disable my car for a weekend and install everything.
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Old 05-15-2001, 02:25 PM   #3
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blkwag - They're the fitting on the back topside of the engine that block an oil passageway that carries pressurized oil. Guess they don't have block parts in the states, just full block assemblies.
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Old 05-15-2001, 03:54 PM   #4
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Is this the one fitting that replaces the hex screw in the top of the block? Its use would be for an oil source to the turbo?

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Old 05-15-2001, 04:50 PM   #5
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stimpy - Yup, that one.
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Old 05-15-2001, 05:01 PM   #6
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Is this the back of the block on the pass side? That's water, not oil. Unless you mean a different plug.
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Old 05-15-2001, 10:51 PM   #7
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We have said plugs up here in Canada.. so if Japan doesn't come through next week maybe I can pick some up for you guys
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Old 05-16-2001, 01:18 AM   #8
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I keep asking 8 that question everyday
i think he told me someone close to him got one already.
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Old 05-16-2001, 01:24 AM   #9
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Yeah, it was a stage 1 kit, but it didn't have the fittings either.

Nick, you're just scared that I'm gonna come down there and whoop ya when I get it installed.
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Old 05-16-2001, 01:36 AM   #10
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"fittings that have to be ordered from Japan"?

What type of fittings are these that you can't get over here? It's just a turbo kit and unless I'm missing something, it seems like BS to me.
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Old 05-16-2001, 02:11 AM   #11
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Why doesn't he just run a T from the oil pressure sender?

If people opt to do this way instead, will they get their kit any faster? I doubt it.
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Old 05-16-2001, 11:27 AM   #12
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Well, instead of running it across the entire block, it only runs about 10". Plus he already made up the lines for the rear inlet.

I just sent him the plug off my spare block so he can get that one done for me. Lucky I've got that block lying around I guess. He said if they take much longer to get here from Japan, he's just going to take mine to his machinist and have him make up a bunch of them instead of waiting.

On the plus side, I believe my kit is going to go out on Friday.
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Old 05-16-2001, 12:42 PM   #13
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8Complex:
Could you give a precise description of where this fitting taps in to? I still have to route my oil lines, so any additional options would be great. I know iSR has a tee fitting that is used to source the oil. I am not sure where it taps in at... blaster88 would know though.

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Old 05-16-2001, 12:46 PM   #14
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The top side of the block, on the passenger side, towards the back. There is a round headed plug with a 5/16" allen socket on it.

The more I think about it, the more paranoid I get that it's a coolant plug instead of a oil plug though. I have to look at the block when I get home to see if I can tell, but I think Tom@Ludespeed made sure in the manuals already... hmmmm...
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Old 05-16-2001, 12:46 PM   #15
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It's the same place in Larry's install instructions for a turbo from a vendor in his homestate.

There is a plug right by where the PCV hose comes up from the crankcase - the iSR fitting fits in that end and has a banjo bolt fitting that is correct for an IHI turbo on the other end.

The fittings are Aeroquip type. I would bet if you called Pam or Ed they could tell you what piece you need to connect on the block side. What you need on the turbo side is anyone's guess.

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Old 05-16-2001, 02:04 PM   #16
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I already sent Tom@Ludespeed the one from my spare block, so no waiting for me.

It was simple to take out on a bare block, but I can only imagine what it is buried under on a full engine.

PS - Post 9999.
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Old 05-17-2001, 01:49 AM   #17
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Coutesty of Larry Ganz's installation instructions :


<IMG SRC="http://8complex.mwsoc.org/oilfeedplug.jpg" border=0>

And yes, that is the one that I was thinking of. Whew.
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Old 05-17-2001, 01:55 AM   #18
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I can tell you from personal experiance that putting that fitting in (especially on a MY98 that has an air control vavle in the way) is one of the most time consuming and pain in the but parts of the whole turbo project.
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Old 05-17-2001, 01:58 AM   #19
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8 -

That is precisely where the iSR fitting goes. Seriously, give them a call, and you shouldn't have to wait for fittings from Japan.
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Old 05-17-2001, 06:06 PM   #20
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yebokmj,

You are right about the air valve being in the way on the 98. But fortunately, the 98 is the only year that has that thing. The plug was cake to install on the 2001 test car even with the intercooler already installed.
Since you have a turbo 98, I was wondering if you suffered from the dreaded stalling problem that many other 98s have had. If so, what was the fix?
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:27 AM   #21
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Pardon my lack of turbo knowledge, but does this fitting replace the oil tap in the pan for the turbo??

Please explain as to what the function of this fitting does and if you need to use it in conjunction with the tap in the oil pan.

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Old 05-18-2001, 09:06 AM   #22
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no, this fitting is the oil source. The oil pan will still be taped for the oil return line.
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Old 05-18-2001, 09:47 AM   #23
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Yeah, we get the oil from there, run it into the turbo, and then down back into the oil pan. I much prefer that source to the oil pressure switch up towards the front of the engine, running the lines that far make me nervous.
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How is the oil return being handled for this kit?

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There is a tube welded into the pan with a thread on the end. On that thread and the one on the turbo, you screw in a brass fitting (IIRC, 1/2" MNPT x 1/2" hose barb). Then you just run a high-temp (something like a rubber or coolant hose) to each and seal with hose clamps.
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