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Old 11-06-2017, 10:37 PM   #101
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Looks like you bought the wrong oil pan? The 302-2 is a lot longer than the 302-1 would fit without cutting the crossmember
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:25 AM   #102
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Looks like you bought the wrong oil pan? The 302-2 is a lot longer than the 302-1 would fit without cutting the crossmember
Yeah I did buy the wrong pan.

If I had bought the 302-1 it would have fit with out issue on the crossmember. My alternator is also the big case alt and I'm figuring out now that the mounts were made with the small case alt in mind. Im having to trim the hood supports a lot.

Just as a info note for future turbo LS guys. The truck mabifolds work if you flip the steering shaft and go down and forward with the manifolds.


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Old 11-07-2017, 10:27 AM   #103
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You can also cut the truck alternator bracket in half. egg out the holes, and flip it sideways and bolt it to the head
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:19 PM   #104
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Well Im glad I dont have to get another alt. Thanks for that! Another belt is all Id have to buy. I like that solution a lot!
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:24 PM   #105
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:52 PM   #106
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Haha damn thats ugly. Looks like it works though so Im cool with it. Im gonna keep that in mind.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:42 PM   #107
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69 inch belt fyi
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:22 PM   #108
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Got it running and idleing. Stock 240 rad does ok at idle with the fan on low on a stock truck thermostat. Also got the alt hooked up and as soon as I did my fueling req on the entire map almost doubled. When I first fired it I was about to rev cleanly up with no issue.

Now ive doubled to fuel in the whole map and it barely revs past 2k rpm without breaking up from being lean. Ive also nearly maxed out the VE table in a few places just idleing and revving.

When I get home Im going to try and load the initial base map that came with the gold box to try and start over. Very lost what would cause this **** revving.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:42 PM   #109
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It was out of fuel haha. I guess I ran it out of the couple gallons I put in earlier. Put more in and it fired back up like normal.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:23 AM   #110
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This thing is so cool!
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:35 PM   #111
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Got it running and idleing. Stock 240 rad does ok at idle with the fan on low on a stock truck thermostat. Also got the alt hooked up and as soon as I did my fueling req on the entire map almost doubled. When I first fired it I was about to rev cleanly up with no issue.

Now ive doubled to fuel in the whole map and it barely revs past 2k rpm without breaking up from being lean. Ive also nearly maxed out the VE table in a few places just idleing and revving.

When I get home Im going to try and load the initial base map that came with the gold box to try and start over. Very lost what would cause this **** revving.
would you like me to send my msq? we have a pretty similar setup sans cam and turbo, but it should get you running and idling for now, also what is you fuel system situation? what pump? what lines? what wiring?
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:40 PM   #112
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what's the req fuel? don't use the req fuel calculator, play with that number until your idle bins are in the 30's
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:39 PM   #113
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Ill grab the msq tonight and post it up here. Walbro 450, 3/8 line from tank to rails, factory truck fpr with Volvo return line, 8 gauge wiring from bat to standalone relay to pump wiring. I have very good voltage at pump. 13.5v or higher. I reused the old lift pump hose on the new wlabro 450 bc it fit. Im pretty sure I blew the side out of it. Gonna pull the hanger check the hose and throw some new fuel line on it.

4.8 was the req fuel from the calculator. I think my fuel pressure is throwing everything off on my table. Going to leave my VE table alone until I get the fuel pressure up. Once I get that FP stable and correct I will absolutely play with the numbers until my idle bins land right around there.

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Old 11-15-2017, 03:41 AM   #114
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Have a couple videos of cranking pressure, first startup and good stable idle.




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Old 11-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #115
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Found my problem. Not sur eif you can see it but the in tank hose was split. Im assuming it was either **** to begin wifh or the 65psi of fuel pressure was too much and blew the side out of it. Oh well.

Heres something interesting. Turns out the materials they used on the walbro 450 connector arent submursible in fuel. Well at least the connector seal portion wasnt. Very swollen. Makes me wonder if I have a real Walbro 450. Oh well. I am mo itoring my fuel pressure and have safeguards in place if it drops.


Fired it right back up after undoing all the BS I did to try and keep it running with that split hose. Now I have 67-69psi fuel pressure at idle. Safe bet is that the single 450 is able to over run the truck regulator at idle. Once I get it up and driving if the fuel pressure comes down to the 58psi at 0psi it should be then I'll leave it alone. Just pulled a little fuel at idle to compensate for now.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:54 PM   #116
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Fired it up, idles clean and rev's fast. Loving the 4.great
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:42 PM   #117
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Would love to see this thing in person. This is the same direction I'm heading going.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:57 AM   #118
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Would love to see this thing in person. This is the same direction I'm heading going.
It's a riot so far. I cant recommend this swap enough.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:22 PM   #119
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the oe intank hose isn't high pressure, don't use that lol.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:21 PM   #120
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Yeah I should have thought it through haha. Im pretty sure it popped the first time I tested the pump lol
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:14 PM   #121
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Just figured out I installed the drivers head gasket backwards. It explains the air trapping in the head and the boil over even though overall temps were fine.

Oh well, no damage and no money wasted. Just time. Got lucky and the passengers gasket is correct.

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Old 11-24-2017, 10:05 PM   #122
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Got the passenger head removed and the gasket was indeed backwards.

Got it swapped and back together in under 4 hours.


While I was working around the front of the motor I figured I would swap out the water pump that leaked terribly from the weep hole for a spare that came off another engine. This one wobbles a bit but doesnt leak so im calling it a win.

Also got the transmission in and fully mounted.



Going to mount the trans cooler at the rear of the car with a pusher fan on it to guarantee it wont overheat on long highway trips. If you're curious, it's the AC condensor from the Volvo being repurposed as a trans cooler.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:45 AM   #123
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Made a ton of progress on Sunday. Got the ECU mounted and most of the wires ran, majority of the exhaust dump finished and the entire intercooler piping ran. Just need to trima small section of the hood bracing to clear a coupler.







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Old 11-27-2017, 12:02 PM   #124
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Is there no physical space for a normal downpipe or is the side exit more of a ****s and giggles thing?
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:27 PM   #125
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There's potential space - plenty of single turbo setups out there with the exit further back, somewhere....
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