Let's pick this up where we left off, shall we?
Here I am dremeling the turbo flange thanks to Grimmspeed's initial screwup (Andrew, if you ever make your way in here this was a hell of a lot easier than doing this while the turbo was in the car!!):
The turbo pops right in!
Coolant drain tube and oil drain tube connected:
Oil feed line connected to the Turbo:
Downpipe connected and bolted:
Turbo heat shield and intercooler bracket reinstalled:
BTW, here is how I piped my driver side cylinder head vent (my favorite clear plastic tubing!):
Everything is finally back together!
Time to reflash my interim map and prime the turbo (pull the number 11 fuse):
... or so I thought...
That's the lifeblood of my car all over the ground. It's coming from the oil feed line:
The next day, I pulled the oil feed line off (this can be done with the turbo on the car, FYI, you just need to remove the UP bracket):
And here was a novice mistake. I had assumed that the part that connected to the banjo bolt on the SS feed line was a swivel head connector. In fact, it's an A/N pressure fitting.
The fact that it swiveled at all meant it was loosey goosey. After tightening the line and reinstalling everything:
The car runs great (well as far as my interim map goes).
FWIW, Ron (Donkey) sent me a modified stock BPV (on the right):
Should be good for boost over 20 PSI!