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Old 03-15-2019, 08:58 AM   #26
D-Rodman
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Trade the turbo for a stock Vf48, somebody would be all stoked with that trade. Blouch is a well regarded turbo brand, you’d have no trouble selling it. It also sounds like it may have a lightweight flywheel. A stock level clutch is easy on the leg, the previous owner clearly was power hungry.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:48 PM   #27
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Trade the turbo for a stock Vf48, somebody would be all stoked with that trade. Blouch is a well regarded turbo brand, you’d have no trouble selling it. It also sounds like it may have a lightweight flywheel. A stock level clutch is easy on the leg, the previous owner clearly was power hungry.
I'll probably keep the turbo for now. I was actually looking at a Blouch turbo for my 240sx lol. I'm going to drop the subie off to get tuned Tuesday.

I didn't even think of a lightweight flywheel! I does feel really easy to move via throttle input after it's in gear. I can't really explain the feeling and I never had a lightweight flywheel, but the car feels real light when it's in gear even though it's a heavy car. I was thinking because it's a 300hp car lol. I think you are right though lightweight flywheel and aftermarket clutch.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:27 PM   #28
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WELP...

I did a compression test and here's what I came up with.
1- 145PSI
2- 125PSI
3- 150PSI
4- 130PSI

I'm bummed out, but trying to stay positive.


A local shop is going to give me a quote on using an new OEM short block assembled, a stock OEM turbo, machining my heads and reinstalling my stock stuff.

Depending on the quote I might try to tackle the rebuild myself. I've rebuild a prelude engine and a couple motorcycle engines.

My plan is to get it stock and run a reliable stage 2 tune.

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Old 03-22-2019, 10:08 PM   #29
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