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Old 12-27-2019, 10:39 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I need some guidance on installing an ETS rotates turbo kit on my 2012 wrx. Is it a basic install when it comes to everything? I have a 3 port ebcs but I assume that one line goes to the ewg and the other goes to the turbo? Has anyone just deleted their coolant overflow tank doing this kit as well?

Any help is highly appreciated!!
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:26 PM   #2
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Hey guys, I need some guidance on installing an ETS rotates turbo kit on my 2012 wrx. Is it a basic install when it comes to everything? I have a 3 port ebcs but I assume that one line goes to the ewg and the other goes to the turbo? Has anyone just deleted their coolant overflow tank doing this kit as well?

Any help is highly appreciated!!


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Old 02-14-2020, 10:21 PM   #3
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I am not running a rotated setup, but as far as the coolant overflow tank near turbo, that can be changed (for.another tank/ different shape) and or moved to a different location depending on your setup/ space constraints.
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:12 AM   #4
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I have a 3 port ebcs but I assume that one line goes to the ewg and the other goes to the turbo?
Yes - one line to the turbo, one line to the turbo inlet, & one line to the EWG. The EWG fitting closest to the spring cap vents to atmosphere.

QUOTE=needstobefaster;46202456]Has anyone just deleted their coolant overflow tank doing this kit as well?[/quote]
Deleting it is not typically recommended because it's the highest point in the coolant system which is required to bleed air effectively. Without it, the highest point is the turbo coolant line - not ideal.
Work-arounds exist, but I recommend relocating it somewhere just above the height of the turbo or picking up an aftermarket reservoir specifically designed for rotated set ups.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:52 AM   #5
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If it's a non-water cooled turbo, you can ditch the upper turbo coolant reservoir. If it is water cooled, you really need to keep it. If you had an STi intake manifold you could use our mini-turbo reservoir as it's made for exactly what you're doing. It does not work with the plastic WRX manifold though.
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Yes - one line to the turbo, one line to the turbo inlet, & one line to the EWG. The EWG fitting closest to the spring cap vents to atmosphere.

QUOTE=needstobefaster;46202456]Has anyone just deleted their coolant overflow tank doing this kit as well?
Deleting it is not typically recommended because it's the highest point in the coolant system which is required to bleed air effectively. Without it, the highest point is the turbo coolant line - not ideal.
Work-arounds exist, but I recommend relocating it somewhere just above the height of the turbo or picking up an aftermarket reservoir specifically designed for rotated set ups.[/quote]



Thanks! That helps a lot! As far as doing the rotated setup with big turbo, should I be doing a bigger oil return line as well?
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Thanks! That helps a lot! As far as doing the rotated setup with big turbo, should I be doing a bigger oil return line as well?
Always use the drain size recommended by the turbo manufacturer. Turbo drains can be finicky if not done to properly.
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