Getting back onto the engine bay completion,
plenty of the fiddly bits to go.
Firstly, its biffed back in, the cam covers have been given a rub'n'polish and the coil cover some nasty never dry gloss black. Perfect then.
The new wastegate position (Tial 38mm - hopefully its big enough), which was changed from an underneath pick up on the ex manifold to a top position for flow reasons.
Had heard that boost creep would be gauranteed from some dyno tuners, on the same engine and similar turbo.
Moving it up means gas flow doesnt need to do a 180 to get to the gate, just an easy? 90 deg change. Bottom hole TIG'd up.
90 deg elbow welded to the comp housing outlet, clearance ok to ex man, but will require some heat sheilding to help intercooler do its job.
Comp housing clearance to bonnet?
Dunno yet, have tried and seemed ok, but once gaskets etc are all on it may start a rubbin'.
Oil catch can arrived after waiting a few MONTHS for it to turn up from kazakstan...hmmmm
Quality looks good though, solid, 2l capacity (right for track racing then according to Motorsport
NZ). This will also get hot, being on the , er, hot side. More heat reflection required then.
Squirter bottle pinched from a mates car, and chucked into the corner.
Whats up with the rotor on the top of the gate. S30 with 20B heart?
There is no going back now....
Well hello, the flares have just turned up, surely not from Kazakstan as well?
Better get over and do some trial fitments....finally!
Yeah Defi gaugi is a 115mm boost, and rpm's. No speed meter tho, a legal requirement in NZ. Keep looking.