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Old 05-05-2021, 12:13 AM   #151
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Old 05-07-2021, 01:00 PM   #152
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Too long. Im having fun, really looking forward to seeing how this all works out.


Needing more room for the turbo intake, I grabbed a washer fluid tank out of some honda at pick N pull and moved everthing right up near the head light. I still need to do something about the coolant tank as i feel its much to close to the turbine housing.




Purchased a wastegate actuator and built a bracket for it off the side of the compressor housing. Love when things just sorta work out. I need to mess around with the actual waste gate flapper arm a little more but im happy with the location of the actuator.



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Old 05-07-2021, 02:39 PM   #153
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Old 05-10-2021, 11:54 AM   #154
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Yo, so when are we going to have a lifted red 245 meet?
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Old 05-14-2021, 01:29 PM   #155
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Mine barely qualifies as lifted, I needs some fresh AT tires before bringing my wagon near yours.

Got some more work done for the +T.

When I first started building the J pipe I looked in the engine bay and thought to myself, "oh, tons of room". I went back to the work bench and pretty much didn't look at how it would fit in the engine bay again until I had fully welded it. Now I realize it comes very close to the back of the alternator. Im cheap and lazy, so obviously my solution in an attempt to salvage my work is to attach a little heat shield to the up pipe, we shall see how that plays out. I got the downpipe more sorted, I may move the v-band up more and ill likely save the rest of the downpipe fabrication for after install. Tig welding aluminized steel is boring and not rewarding.


Started looking at oil and coolant plumbing. Shown here is my oil drain solution, its going to get pretty close to the bottom of the J-pipe, might need another heat shield lol.


Oil feed will be a -4 line from the m14x1.5 oil pressure sensor boss with a banjo fitting with the bolt head tapped for 1/8" NPT for a pressure sender. No pictures sorry.

I am going to feed the turbo coolant from the radiator return hose via a -6an line tapped off this fancy pants radiator hose splice I made from a 1.5" aluminum elbow. Tig welded a 3/8 npt bung onto the pipe. Had to make my own bead crimper, got the idea from the internets.


I needed a solution for the coolant reservoir as i felt it was to close to the turbo pump and extended a bit far forward which would make routing the turbo intake a little more difficult. I ordered up some weld fittings and built a 4"x4"x7" coolant tank. Im planning to weld a -6An bung to the bottom of this for the turbo coolant return. Tig welding aluminum is fun and rewarding.
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Old 05-14-2021, 01:42 PM   #156
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Something about J pipes and Evo turbos on a 240 just makes me smile.
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:54 PM   #157
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Something about J pipes and Evo turbos on a 240 just makes me smile.
I don't really get what it is either, but I have been wanting to do this for a very long time. There was a point when I was asking myself why I didn't just slap a 15g on a 90+ and call it a day, but thankfully im in too deep to turn around now.
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:21 AM   #158
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I don't really get what it is either, but I have been wanting to do this for a very long time. There was a point when I was asking myself why I didn't just slap a 15g on a 90+ and call it a day, but thankfully im in too deep to turn around now.


Sam said the results for him were fairly disappointing but I never got solid details, I know he was having some water to air intercooler issues. From a birds eye view it seems like a great idea.
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:23 AM   #159
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I look forward to seeing this IRL, awesome build Jerd
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Old 05-17-2021, 12:34 PM   #160
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On the same boat regarding the evo turbo/up pipe setup. It's so gooood.
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Old 05-17-2021, 12:58 PM   #161
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Old 05-17-2021, 04:09 PM   #162
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Thanks guys!

Got the wideband cables ran and gauge mounted. Coolant tank components showed up, turbo coolant lines arrive today and then I can finalize the coolant tank. I have really been dragging my feet finding a company to balance the turbo components. I just got off the phone with a place in north Portland called Diesel Fuel Injection Services that ill be taking the parts to for balance, they told me it would be about 3 weeks.

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Old 05-17-2021, 05:19 PM   #163
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That’s a long lead time! Last time I took a turbo to them, turnaround was like 3 days!
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Old 05-17-2021, 09:56 PM   #164
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Well I got the coolant lines, trying to decide the tank orientation and line routing. What do you guys think? Tank parallel to the car or perpendicular?




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Old 05-18-2021, 01:52 PM   #165
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Old 05-18-2021, 02:17 PM   #166
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You get better space usage for an air filter and IC pipes with it perpendicular.
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:32 PM   #167
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Well, the hood decided for me. To get the height right and have the cap clear the hood it made more sense to run it perpendicular. Used rivnuts on the sheet metal for the mount. Got it all mounted and welded the -6an and 5/8 hose barb fittings on. I still need to add a barb for the 1/4" line to the top of the radiator. I am a little concerned about the rigidity of the short braided line from the turbo to the coolant tank, I am running a fairly solid engine mount so there is not a lot of movement, hopefully it will be alright.

Im still waiting on my air filter to ship. I need a 3" bend for the intake. I think I have all the material and silicone couplers I need for the charge pipes. Not a whole lot left that needs to be done now.




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Old 05-30-2021, 10:42 PM   #168
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Old 05-31-2021, 01:04 AM   #169
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Back to the ol’ Genital Grabbers?
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Old 06-03-2021, 08:24 AM   #170
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Old 06-03-2021, 11:47 AM   #171
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I want to drive it now.

Also blow thru MAF scares me a little.

Also also let me know whether you want me to put some squirts in your wagon.
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Old 06-03-2021, 01:52 PM   #172
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Also blow thru MAF scares me a little.
I ain't scared, been there done it. Worked fine. I also have a few spares haha.
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Old 06-07-2021, 11:16 AM   #173
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She runs! I forgot I still had half a tank of 87 Oct, so she pings a bit over 10psi. Going to put some miles on it set to about 8psi, then fuel up with 92 and see what I can turn it up to. Haven't driven it a lot yet but a few things were immediately noticable out of boost throttle response is pretty damn good, and it builds boost quickly .
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Old 06-07-2021, 01:51 PM   #174
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I ain't scared, been there done it. Worked fine. I also have a few spares haha.
It works fine until it doesn't.

You are at a much higher risk of damaging your AMM with this way. From a practical and theoretical perspective. It will work fine, it just wont be as reliable.
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Old 06-07-2021, 01:53 PM   #175
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Dude the thing spools up so well. From what I could see, boost was already at 7 psi by 2500 in 2nd gear!

Ps does it have the colder plugs in it yet?

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