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This is a discussion on Zax Bugeye "Shaggin' wagon" Build thread within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Let's pick this up where we left off, shall we? Here I am dremeling the turbo flange thanks to Grimmspeed's ...

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    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!!):



    Freshly elongated:


    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:


    Intercooler 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):



    DONE!

    ... 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!
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    Dude this rocks!!!

    Great work!
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    Nice work, Zach!

    For some reason, I remember having a hard time coaxing that banjo fitting back on, when I was doing my VF34. Maybe just a combination of late night, and having worked on it for too long...
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    Awesome.

    Yeah, banjo bolts can be a real PITA. We had them on the brakes of our baja car and unless you sacrificed a chicken and prayed to the gasket gods, they always seemed to pee brake fluid. For us, proper torquing and using new crush washers every single time seemed to help.

    BTW, if anyone ever needs a torque spec, I have a pretty comprehensive cheat sheet in the office. It's got all types of bolt materials too.
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    Glad you got everything worked out Zach! I'm really happy for you.
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    Well I have some great news!

    I discovered that "Cobb Spec" injectors means that the injector latency is matched to the OEM WRX injectors! From the rough idle, I initially suspected injector latency, but moved on to worrying about the possibility of a bad injector. I decided to take the car for a spin in it's current state. I have disconnected my EBCS system, plumbing the IWG back into the boost line so that I run wastegate pressure (7 PSI). Here's the good news: the car and turbo are in great shape! After 1 mile, the ECU must have learned the fuel curve since the idle evened out and the back-fires ceased. I hit a boost pressure of 6.9 PSI at approx. 3800 RPM so I am hitting wastegate pressure no problem. Finally, no smoke out of the exhaust whatsoever, meaning that the turbo seals are in good shape. For the first time I am looking forward to my tune on Saturday!
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    Congrats, hope it all works out man.


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    Sounds good Zachy-poo! I expect good numbers and a good looking plot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Here's the good news: the car and turbo are in great shape! After 1 mile, the ECU must have learned the fuel curve since the idle evened out and the back-fires ceased.
    Reminds me of firing up after my turbo swap, with Cobb's OTS map. Download map...sweating bullets...turning the key...and it fired right up! And then, ran horribly. Stumbling, misfiring...for about a minute, and then suddenly I had a smooth idle, and it was ready to run. Gotta love adaptive ECU's.
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    Kudos! love the brake system u got, I'm working on my 11 WRX..gonna be set right in about a year.. my only set back is i have to drive a few hours to the nearest AWD dyno for a tune only thing thats keeping me from diving right into it, also Its pretty new and dont want the dealership to screw me out of any warranty issues. "IF i have any problems."I'm happy for now with what i got going on. (small interior/exterior accessories) only had the thing about 5 months. but at the end of the year i plan on a TBE and Access port. the tune is the only setback, kinda sketchy about the on the shelf tune maps. All in good time anyway. again nice build so far.
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    Congrats Zach...looking forward to hearing the results. Sorry I couldnt be around to help out

    (sigh, I know I'm going to regret putting that last sentence, but i'm only leaving it there to hear what kinda comments you cretins can come up with)
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    Congrats Zach...looking forward to hearing the results. Sorry I couldnt be around to help out
    No worries, you would have just gotten in the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    Congrats Zach...looking forward to hearing the results. Sorry I couldnt be there to give a reach around
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