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Old 02-27-2014, 11:37 PM   #16
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Awww maaan.... I can't wait to hear your test drive report!

Very cool!
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:04 AM   #17
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Ok so its been a while.. and a bunch more has been done.

Intercooler is mounted from the top so far. Made a bushing out of a rubber floor mat using a hole saw... worked pretty well









next was the oil cooler... HUUUGE pain in the ass..
I tried 2 different B&M oil coolers and neither fit.. with fittings I would be hitting the grill covers, and I wanted to avoid putting it in front of the intercooler. As you can see there wasn't much room underneath.




Ended up using the stock oil cooler and fit it up top



And to make it "high performance" lol



still have to merge the end tanks





started mounting it



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Old 03-30-2014, 01:31 AM   #18
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With that in place I worked on finishing the mountings for the bumper



Might Even get to keep the brake cooling ducts!! but its going to be... interesting, space wise.



aaaand test fitting everything else








So the front end is in place at least, a lot of finishing to do but at least it fits... even looks straight, in fact the bumper fits better then it used to

Went to Megaspeed last weekend.. saw Empowerd's car lookin good. managed to pick up some hood pins!! just have to order another set with locks



Also saw this... and am seriously considering copying it



Tomorrow I will probably start on the rear manifold, if all goes well I might even have the engine mount removed. with the position of the rear turbo the intake will go right through the middle of the stock one.

fingers crossed all goes well. just Gettin'er done!
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:04 AM   #19
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this is all I got done today... This turbo is going to be impossible to locate... As you see it I will probably have problems with wastegate actuation and oil return ... And it sucks but I won't get to make the nice collector that I want because I won't be able to reach the flange bolts ... Much more thinking to do

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Old 04-01-2014, 10:47 AM   #20
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Nice progress!
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:23 AM   #21
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Couple more pics I found that are relevant...


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Old 04-28-2014, 01:02 PM   #22
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You should ask this guy for some pics of his set-up..
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=322154
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:32 PM   #23
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Coming along it looks!

I know you are thinking of keeping your brake ducts. If you do, and you route CP to the turbos under the frame rail on passenger side and up from below, make sure to keep in mind how your oil lines to your filter/cooler from your block will route.... also make sure to get the flow direction right. Started the car with my lines reversed once, was confused why my oil pressure gauge wasn't reading (sender in external block after filter). lmfaooo

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Old 04-29-2014, 12:11 AM   #24
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Havent been here in a while so its probably time to share some progress! Starting with the manifold... I definately do not have the skills of many manifold producers, but I'm still pretty satisfied with how it turned out. I set up a small argon purge while doing them... that didnt work as well as I hoped but it was definately better then nothing..




And because I'm so smart... I decided to justfinish welding without the tubing ends in the flange .. which eneded up with me having to cut my nice smooth tubes and reweld it after correcting the 1/4" it warped



Heres the turbo end



and final welding



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And now installed!



The next 2 problems were how to mount the wastegate and making the engine mount accomodate the compressor inlet. After ALOT of trial and error I got the wastegate to work. After that the engine mount was easy, notched a section and welded some 1/8 sheet metal in the curve. To try and stop it from collapsing I added some steel to the sides





After all of that I am amazed how well every thing fits and how easy it is to access any fitting, bolt or nut.

So onto turbo #2





which will look like that when its done .. But first I must re-orientate the oil drain since in this position it would typically be ontop.

After minutes passed with a hammer and some lube



and then BAM! back together



Thats it so far, this week will be for working on the other manifold, maybe I can get some of the down pipe done by the end of the weekend
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:33 AM   #26
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You should ask this guy for some pics of his set-up..
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=322154
I most certainly did, thank you for that link!!!

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Coming along it looks!

I know you are thinking of keeping your brake ducts. If you do, and you route CP to the turbos under the frame rail on passenger side and up from below, make sure to keep in mind how your oil lines to your filter/cooler from your block will route.... also make sure to get the flow direction right. Started the car with my lines reversed once, was confused why my oil pressure gauge wasn't reading (sender in external block after filter). lmfaooo
I will certainly keep that in mind!.. BUT! the cooler is going here:

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Wouldnt I love to ditch my alternator and wastegates for one of these... I guess Formula 1 is doing something right.

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Old 04-29-2014, 08:31 AM   #28
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Nice work!! Can't wait too see it up and running
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:38 AM   #29
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sooo.. holy balls its been a while ...
I got the 2nd manifold done





and started on the down pipes









next step is v-bands, and then an X pipe so I only need one O2 sensor.. cause I dont have time to mod my Megasquirt and buy a second one ... Oh yah did I mention I signed up for BMW Ottawa driving school at Calabogie July 21??.. yah sooo times getting short...

If i'm done by the beginning of July then I think I can tune the car in 2 weeks. If not then I'm taking the E90 so much for work only car...

Now that the Downpipes are 90% done I gotta change the transmission so when I put everything together I only need to do it once..(currently theres no thrid gear), as an added bonus when I pull the motor I can take off the oil pan to weld the bung. So!! here goes...
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:53 AM   #30
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so after the downpipes I started on this:

Pulled Motor





Changed Transmission, and linkages, and oil and drain plugs.. but seals are good...




and removed and washed oil pan..



Wed I sould have the drain fitting welded on, then the motor can go back in..

and heres some pics I forgot




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