Project Stormbringer - Slightly less disassembled! (07/29)

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Postby Dracov » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:52 pm

Yeah, that would be great actually. That just leaves me with figuring out how to actually get the exhaust to stop rubbing against the axle so this doesn't turn into an annual ritual


...The joys of having a 185 exhaust on a 165. Blah.
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Postby wakkjobb » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:39 pm

...bigger hammer, welder, cutting torch...
these always make big things into small things! And sometimes into flaming/burning things... :doh:

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Postby Dracov » Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:04 am

While arson is good for the soul, it is not healthy for Alltracs. :P
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Postby Denver_whiteST185 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:32 am

funny thing is my 2.5" exhaust rubs, but just a little bit (enough to make a small mark on the pipeing, but nothing on the axle)

you could always just dent it in. it not like a dented 3" will flow less than a stock exhaust...
^Ted^

went back to the dark side of hondas!!!
(not really, i just own a completely UNmodified 91 civic dx that gets 45+ mpg now)
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Postby Dracov » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:02 am

What a day... About an hour ago I finished what was for me a major project. Been gathering up the parts for several months, and despite my worry that I might not be able to complete it in time for my work week to start up again, it would seem that I was able to get everything done in one day.

Firstly, a fairly well abused turbo evacuating the depths of Black Forest went on sabbatical, only to come back all cleaned up, with a shiny coat of ceramic and a new compressor wheel. :)
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Next up...gaskets. Hoo boy did I get gaskets! Took almost two months alone to get these...why? Because 1sttoyota had all of the bloody oil cooler o-rings...except one, and had to wait on a shipment from japan...all for a dumb ring of tin!
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And no self respecting turbo replacement could be complete without deep-sixing that godawful disaster of cast iron hanging off the end of the turbine housing...
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Just to top it off, a spiffy BOV kit courtesy of 935! I disassembled it to make sure all of the bolts were properly tightened, and thread-taped any place that needed it...really don't want something this pretty to cause me grief as a boost leak :P
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Ahh, the joys of a mess-free oil draining. :)
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Freakishly clean throttle body, considering the turbo's oil seals went south on me
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No disassemble Johnny 5!
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Old und bustimicated
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And, well...by the time I finished wrestling with the downpipe to actually fit in its rightful place, cleaning up after my temper tantrums and refilling with new oil, intercooler and engine coolant, it was too dark to both taking finished pics. :P

And yes, the turbo was fully primed before the engine fired up even once.

...dear heavens that exhaust is loud now. Thought it was bad enough already. (Still got a nice deep gutteral tone, so it's all good)
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Postby wakkjobb » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:41 pm

holy crap, that's my old turbo? How much do want for it? :P Looks good! Hate to pour salt into wounds but I have a bunch of those oil cooler metal gaskets sitting around since I'm switching to remote/external mount...

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Postby Dracov » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:14 am

Yes! And it's mine now muahhahaa! :D

Speaking of parts sitting around I still need to compile a list of Little Things to get so I can finish some small fixes here and there. And the dreaded wheel bearings have been on my mind (and my ears) lately...really don't wanna have to deal with those
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Postby UtahSleeper » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:18 pm

Nice work you have done to the car. Glad it went tp your hands cause it would have went south quick in mine, at the time.
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Postby Dracov » Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:15 am

Thanks! That really means alot to me. Every bit of work has been a challenge - both in figuring out how to get things done and simply being able to - but it's certainly been paying off. Are you looking to get back into the Alltrac game, or just focusing on your 3T project for now?
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Postby UtahSleeper » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:43 am

Looking to get back in the game. Checked one out today, but it needed alot of TLC with the engine. I'm hoping to get one for the winter and do a little during the summers on it.

My 3T will always be my baby though and I am making more progress now that school is over for me :)
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Postby Kcman91gts » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:52 pm

What did you use for that quick drain thing .. is it just some generic drain valve plumbed into the oil pan or did it just screw into where the old plug would screw in ?
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Postby Dracov » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:29 pm

It replaces the oil pan drain bolt. I got it from www.lubricationspecialist.com, size F-103. It works really well. :) I got the one with the optional hose nipple (F-103N) to prevent random breezes from spraying the oil everywhere. It's only about $21 and makes a usually messy job very easy to deal with.
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Postby wakkjobb » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:13 am

I have a method that will save you $21... just pull our car over a hole, drain oil into said hole, install oil and drive off. But that might not be legal if all areas; check with local EPA before doing this. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Or make friends with a schmuck who works at an oil change place. Like me!

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Postby Dracov » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:22 am

I'm not sure a 200 mile round trip would be economical for an oil change. I haven't actually run the numbers, just guessing on this one. ;)
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Postby Dracov » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:45 am

Another day another boredom-induced mod! This time around it was a matter of getting rid of the hideously designed stock intake routing and replace it with a nice, clean, and most of all; short, straight intake. :) The filter and AFM adapter I pirated off my Supra since it won't be needing them for a while. I made my own removable AFM harness extension and semi-ghetto'd the battery tiedown so it stays put. Eventually I'll get around to making it a little more proper.

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