Thank god for the humble jack.
Plenty of room now
To the other end.
Here is the dump.
Now to the reason for my purchase the other day.
The original -R engine came in a front cut.
And when they say cut, they mean everything, including the exhaust.
Here is where the engine fitter has adapted the 3" dump to the cars original exhaust
And here's where my new piece fits in. Just hack off the original 2.25" bit and on she goes.
The dump isn't much better
But we're stuck with it because of the rear housing of the turbo.
If you look at the bottom of this pic, you'll see the wastegate arm is built into the turbo outlet.
So until we get a large injection of funds, this is it.
Took me a while to finesse.....
....the exhaust on.
(The one on the left caused some blood and exclamations of "oh bother" and "oh dear, I appear to have struck my thumb")
My adaptor needed to have an S bend, so it didn't work quite as well as I hoped and now I have an exhaust leak.
I'll have to take it to a professional to get it fixed.
The new exhaust is both quieter and louder than the old one.
Quieter low down and louder up high, with a much more pronounced howl which is a trademark of these engines.The last time I was listening to the engine howl I ended up with a speeding ticket.
I was much more circumspect this time, besides, it's raining and the car just wheelspins when it hits boost in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
The turbo is whistling more now, and the engine seems to be revving out better.
Feels more powerful from the pants dyno, but I'll wait for the real dyno to give a vedict.