This is a discussion on Your Estimates Please within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by zax Cheep tubro Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk Imput king....
Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been in the middle of doing a blower/meth on my Corvette and that's why I haven't been around to update the thread.
So anyway the cheap ebay turbo made way more than I thought it would. 353awhp/390awtq. Unfortunately as some of you all guessed, the compressor side seal blew out about twenty minutes after getting off the dyno and had to add a quart every 50 miles on the way home.
So I went ahead and ordered a Blouch 440xt with a 10cm turbine housing which I installed yesterday. So now I'll be taking another trip up to Atlanta soon.
I no longer care about the cheap ebay turbo. Start a thread on your Vette with a blower and meth!!!
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2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning
Latest update as of last night: There is still a lot of oil left in the intercooler from the last turbo and there's a lot more oil in there than you would think, and then last night after a few pulls I had the car idling in the driveway when it started running bad and thru a cylinder 2 misfire, so I think I may have burned a plug. So I'll be going home tonight to do that super easy spark plug job
Last edited by MOTION; 12-19-2013 at 03:50 AM.
So anyway, plugs are changed but the oil blowby/leaking is still bad. Thinking I may need some type of crankcase breather or catch can for the blowby and I still cant figure out where the oil on the back side of the engine is coming from (unless there's just that much leaking out of the intercooler.
Any input would be appreciated, this thing is kicking my butt right now.
The inter cooler should be sealed. As in regardless of oil is coming in it should not be leaking out. Catch can is generally a mod I suggest for even stock and N/A cars. If you have oil all over the firewall maybe your crankcase tube to the PCV valve is loose or cracked.
Really looking like I need a catch can or air oil separator, I just have way too much crankcase pressure. Yesterday I pulled my oil fill cap and put a rag over it to keep the spray down, then went and put about 25 miles on the car in and out of boost, now there's no more blow by or leaks on the back of the engine or anymore smoke screen.
So what are your thoughts on that?
Alright, hooked a catch can up to the pcv line headed back to the intake tube and plugged that port, this seems to have fixed that problem. Now I'm waiting for my Perrin intake tube so the factory one stops flexing, it was also quite deteriorated.