Finally had some time to sit down and do an update, been insanely busy working till 11 every night and doing weekends.
Fitted an AEM wideband, for monitoring mainly. Just as a piece of mind for the ol boost.
Wired into cigarette lighter
Wee hole in the floor to run the wire, tucked away nicely behind the glovebox. Gonna fill it with some black silicone at some point
Can never have too many lambda sensors
Put back together and mounted up. Gonna make a 2 pod gauge holder and boost controller holder in one out of the top of the center console piece with some fiberglass and wrap it along with all the other plastic on the dash at some point
So I made this badboy, pretty hard to weld this thick stuff actually! Thought it would be easy but it's harder than the super thin wall stuff I'm used to
Ended up with one super long primary and the first 2 primaries are kinda in the way of everything but I'll make things fit even if i have to go through wheelarches or whatever
Made a water feed off the oil cooler (apparently it's an oil cooler anyway)
Fitted the manifold, was an absolute bitch and took 2 of us to fit it. Not looking forward to taking off and refitting it after I weld the wastegate port on!
Had to do a bit of milling on the oil drain
Mounted the turbo and hooked up the water and oil feeds
Made some of the oil return in ali tube cos it was quite close to the manifold and rubber might melt. Put a firesleve over all the rubber bits
The only picture I have of the rest of the exhaust for some reason. Made it a 2 piece system with a v band in the middle.
Fired her up and drove her home. Wow what a noise!! Turbo wasn't hooked up to anything so it was way loud, making turbo noises all the way home! you can hear it spool at 2k rpm if i open the throttle enough and at 3k it whistles whatever throttle I have so shouldnt have much lag. There is a bit of a delay between opening the throttle and turbo whistle but that's probably from having a long ish tubular manifold.
Drove to work and there was oil in the engine bay coming out the end of the compressor housing. Called up owens and they said it's because I don't have it hooked into the engine and not to run it like that or it can overspeed. Kinda obvious really, DOH! Haven't ran the car since and took the turbo off, will make a blank for it like I did before so i can keep it driving while I do charge piping, wastegate, screamer pipe (possibly) charge piping and an ecu extension harness.
Still loads to do!