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    Nothing is final yet but that's still the plan. Not concerned at all. Oil comes out of turbos just fine, ever ran one with the drain hose off? I've built many many turbo cars both for myself and for work, on all sorts of random platforns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentry View Post
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    Nothing is final yet but that's still the plan. Not concerned at all. Oil comes out of turbos just fine, ever ran one with the drain hose off? I've built many many turbo cars both for myself and for work, on all sorts of random platforns.
    No, I have never pulled the drain off to watch it come out. My previous car used roller rockers/cam followers and hydraulic lifters and was pretty sensitive to breakage of the rockers if things got too hot or too much oil volume in the head so I would never have considered plumbing it that way (although it wouldn't have worked without a scavenge pump anyways since it was a typical transverse 4 cylinder.) The goal with that engine was to reduce oil pressure and volume to the head. Are you planning on using some off the shelf EJ manifolds or custom?

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    Custom building myself using the N/A header as a starting point.

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    Knocked out all the exhaust fab today, decided the best spot for the turbo was in a traditional rotated location.

    Up-pipe and downpipe


    Turbo location and planned A2W IC location


    Entire exhaust with a nice quiet dynomax muffler


    Still lots to do, but this was the first big step. Nothing more motivating than hanging a turbo onto something.

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    Took off the up pipe and downpipe, wrapped them with some blue exhaust wrap I bought like 7yrs ago and never used. Sanded flanges flat and installed everything for good.

    Removed the valve cover and welded in a fitting for oil drain, then made my feed and drain hoses. Car now runs with the turbo on. Engine bay is kind of a mess right now, it'll be tidy when everything is done.





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    The blue wrap sets the whole engine bay off!

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    I think it's cheezy, I like the DEI titanium wrap the best. But I had this stuff lying around forever and needed to use it on something lol

    I'm excited to finish this thing up and have boost for winter.

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