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Old 01-16-2019, 01:25 PM   #76
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Radium is so sexy. Do you plan to monitor fuel pressure on the access port also?
Yessir, thats what the sensor on the lower return port is for. That feeds fuel pressure readings through the passenger TGV harness.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:28 PM   #77
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Ya I get that .... I have mine setup like that as well. Why go with an under hood gauge too? I never understood that.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:36 PM   #78
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Ya I get that .... I have mine setup like that as well. Why go with an under hood gauge too? I never understood that.
The underhood gauge comes in handy when it comes to setting base pressure and troubleshooting. It has helped me diagnose a faulty sensor on one of my other vehicles previously when I thought I was losing my fuel pump.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:53 PM   #79
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The underhood gauge comes in handy when it comes to setting base pressure and troubleshooting. It has helped me diagnose a faulty sensor on one of my other vehicles previously when I thought I was losing my fuel pump.
Gotcha. Sure looks good!
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:36 PM   #80
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Gotcha. Sure looks good!
Thanks buddy, Im hoping I can cover all my bases while the motor is out so i can have years of driving enjoyment ahead of me once I get my motor back
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:47 PM   #81
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Nothing big here, just plugging away at some smaller stuff while I wait for the motor. I ordered the P&L High Pressure power steering hose, ordered the fittings to make the low pressure hose, mounted and plumbed the flex fuel sensor and 5V regulator. I also got my intake manifold, compressor housing and rad shroud powder coated and the exhaust manifold and up pipe ceramic coated. I'll post pics of all the coated parts together once I get the last few pieces done. Here are some pics for now to keep things moving.



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Old 02-05-2019, 01:56 PM   #82
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Are you going to wrap the exhaust parts too?
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:28 PM   #83
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Are you going to wrap the exhaust parts too?
I dont think so, I had the manifold done for less than 10k miles and when I pulled it off the wrap just fell apart in my hands. Id rather make small aluminum heatshields for anything that appears to need extra shielding.
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Old 02-05-2019, 02:32 PM   #84
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It certainly gets crispy fast. I had ceramic coated up/down and when I wrapped them (one w/ dei titanium and one with a blanket) I gained 300 rpms of spool and had to turn down the boost because Id hit boost cut.

Something to consider anyways.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:07 AM   #85
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Here's most of the stuff back from coating. I had to redo the intake manifold, some areas had some imperfections due to the sand blasting exposing some pitting in the casting so I had to weld back over them and polish it again. Still need to coat the turbine housing, AVCS heat shield and then I'll coat the downpipe once I cut and weld the Vibrant GESI UHO cat into it and vband all connections.




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Old 02-16-2019, 01:40 PM   #86
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Pics are broken
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:01 PM   #87
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Better?
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:04 PM   #88
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Looks good man. I like the little details like red fitting on what looks to be your turbo oil line. Excellent touch.
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:58 PM   #89
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Thanks, I did the oil lines with black/red fittings and fuel lines with black fittings to help keep things sorted.

I got the Vibrant GESI UHO cat welded to a vband and then I cut and welded a vband on the Perrin downpipe. I've got a flex joint on the way to finish it off once I get the motor back in the car, the midpipe is already vbanded so it'll be a quick and easy fit up.



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Old 02-17-2019, 01:26 PM   #90
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I figured now would be a great time to throw in a set of whiteline steering rack bushings and cusco brace. I can only imagine how much more difficult this install would be with the motor in, I definitely recommend doing these if you ever plan to pull the motor.


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Old 02-22-2019, 06:55 PM   #91
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Kind of a boring, zero picture, update but I just ordered a custom engine harness through IWire and it turns out Brian was already thinking about making harnesses for the 08-14 crowd so I guess I'm going to guinea pig it.

I did hear from IAG that my longblock is torn down, inspected and work is beginning on my heads so I'm really starting to get excited about getting it back and getting everything put together.

Last, and least, is that I ordered an Anarchy Motive Mammoth shift knob and a whole bunch of RaceFlux HS1 Silicone Fiberglass hose sheathing for all of my oil and fuel lines.

Hopefully I'll have some visual updates soon as things appear to be heading in the right direction.
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:03 PM   #92
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Another boring update but I just got word from IAG that my motor has been disassembled, inspected and they need to polish the cam bores/journals, cam lobes and install LIC adjustable idlers.

I've also given up(for now) on the trunk mounted battery to avoid being sent home from the track for failing tech inspection(no battery/alt cutoff) so I ordered a MeLe lightweight battery mount to install instead.

I believe I should only have 2-3 weeks before I get the motor back and start throwing it all back together.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:31 PM   #93
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Would anybody be able to recommend where i could buy a fully assembled, natrually aspirated short block? Not really looking to upgrade my '08 2.5i. Still pretty new to the whole NASIO scene
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:28 AM   #94
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Got a small update from iWire showing the progress on the harness. Should be done in the next day or two. I also got the MeLe Designs battery box mounted with Odyssey PC680 and I made my new 2AWG starter cable and a 4AWG fuse box cable.
It also appears that my motor will not be completed in the 16 weeks I was quoted and it's going to be more like 22-23 weeks so this thread will most likely remain dead until atleast mid May. Pretty disappointed that I'll be missing the first two events of the summer and most likely the third as well since I'll need to get tuned after I get everything together.



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