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Old 02-01-2015, 01:54 AM   #51
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After being at the welders shop the other night (BIG THANKS!) I was able to progress a little more and knock off some things off my to do list thus enabling me to stuff 8 out of the 10 bags of **** in the 1 bag area











Intercooler finished off



Radiator done



Last of the AN's welded to the fuel rail



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Old 02-01-2015, 01:56 AM   #52
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Also had a chance to pick up a 45deg mandrel bend (2 3/4") for the intake and grabbed some stainless off cuts from the local muffler shop for the intercooler to the throttle body.



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Old 02-01-2015, 10:25 AM   #53
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Maybe I missed it, but can you explain your rationale for the location of your turbo? It looks like the hot side is going to be right by the intercooler and by the plastic cam covers. It also seems like a lot of extra piping. I assume you will wrap it but just curious if that was the only placement that would work? I have a 78 Type2 Westy and have been following this thread so this is directly relevant to me.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:16 PM   #54
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Mostly because of this build http://vwkd.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4141 but also cause the header tank was in the way on the drivers side and the exhaust outlet would have had to be cut into the body. I couldn't go any lower on the turbo or the deck lid wouldn't close.
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:37 AM   #55
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Had a little time to get a couple of coats on the primaries and the secondaries (downpipe)





Oil pan done with 2 coats of POR15



here you can see the oil temp sensor location and the oil drain hole

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Old 03-15-2015, 01:38 AM   #56
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Had my 4yr old helper today sandblasting away.Intake manifold,intake to turbo,alt stand and the cross over pipe all done.

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Old 03-15-2015, 11:28 AM   #57
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Looks good! Just got my 78 Westy running yesterday afternoon sitting in the garage for over a year. I love your blasting bay. What kind of air compressor are you using? What type of media for blasting?
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Not my shop It's a shop set up for just that. i think they have 3 of these for anyone to use. Its a base price and the so much $ for extra minutes. Lots of car clubs go there. I don't facebook but if you want to look at their site there is a link in my post.
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:07 AM   #59
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Had my Dad over a few weeks ago to do some mock up of the radiator.





And just the other day I tackled some wiring. This scares me the most out of the whole build.

I think it's just the nervousness of turning the key and what follows after that.





3/8" water jetted out and -8 fittings welded on for the AOS and the oil filler is half Vw and half Subaru. Painted with POR15.





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That is some really nice looking work.
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:37 PM   #61
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^ thanks.
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So glad you are still working on this. So far so good. Thanks for the update.
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Hmmmmm , got spark while cranking boys but she won't start. I'll have to somehow check for fuel spray from the injectors. Any ideas ?

Anyway to check:

- crankshaft sensor activity
- camshaft sensor activity
- injector time
- RPM
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I'd recommend you check fuel pressure. Will be easy to rule that out with a gauge.
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yes check fuel pressure. and you should also be able to hear the injectors opening. makes a slight click noise. should be fairly easy to hear if someone else cranks the motor for you.
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There is pressure in the line cause I cracked it and she sprays and you hear the psssss etc. Is there a 'noid' light for the Subaru fuel injector connection at all ?
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There is pressure in the line cause I cracked it and she sprays and you hear the psssss etc. Is there a 'noid' light for the Subaru fuel injector connection at all ?
Yes I went to O'Reilly and rented a noid light to verify my injectors were getting signal. Very helpful. You'll need someone to verify the light flashing. I used my cellphone to record video bc I was alone.
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Ok , tried a buddies LED Mac Tools test light with some Ford connectors plugged into the harness ends at the fuel injector and while cranking it strobes like I think it should. I guess now I should pull the rail and/or injectors and test them ? Can they receive 12v for a sec ?

Anything I should/shouldn't do while testing them.

Or best practices to test them etc?
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If the fuel pressure is good on the return line and your injectors are firing it has to be spark. Can you pull the plugs and turn it over and have someone watch for spark?
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Send the injectors out to be cleaned and flow tested. I used witchhunter
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It sparks (Video) ........I don't think the injectors are spraying. I tried a 12v test to them and can't hear any little clicks.
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Took them to work today and we have a Diesel injection room with a ultrasonic cleaner. I left them in there four an hour with the heat on then we rigged up a -6 set up with my rail and cleaner with about 40PSI and a quick 12v off a small battery and they worked really well. I didn't even get a click with them at home. Stay tuned!
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That's great news. You may strongly think about getting them flow tested. Last thing you want is a bad injector causing a blown engine.
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Well that worked...........bus runs for the first time in 2yrs!

Motor seems to have a knock at idle but disappears as the idle increases. I haven't checked to see if the oil is draining out of the turbo but the oil level on the dipstick seems to be real high. I don't have quite 5ltrs in yet but maybe 4.5 in there. Oil pressure is good though.

Could there be a blocked oil galley.....is there a valve or pressure relief valve that hasn't popped or jammed from being not used for a few years? Motor could have sat longer than my 2 years of my conversion build etc.

NO water cooling attached yet.

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I might be in luck and it's possibly just the timing belt tensioner and not rod knock or worse :cross fingers:

Not my car or videos but same noise though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J0vgN_nJbs

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Also doI need my 'test mode connector' , 'check connector' and 'read memory' wired up........I don't yet cause I didn't get them when I got the donor harness with the engine.

In my wiring diagram I'm just running the K line (C13) 10 in the B40 'data link connector' to my OBD connector(B40) and the 12v and ground etc. and don't have C3 or C4 from my ECU.
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