- Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:35 pm
This turbo manifold requires the removal and/or relocation of pretty much everything OEM from behind the engine. Today the goal was to get out the heater hoses and the upper coolant port housing so I could start test fitting everything and start measuring lines for the turbo.
The two harnesses in the engine bay are really close to being ready to come out but for now I just disconnected almost everything and pulled them out of the way. Before getting everything pulled I really wanted to make sure the manifold even fits. It is not intended for this chassis. I made an educated guess based on other manifold designs and clearances I've seen. I knew it was going to be a close fit.
It fits! But it is really snug, maybe a half inch from the cowl sheet metal. I have pretty solid mounts already but I think I'm going to step up to the innovative 95a mounts. They replace the 3 engine mounts instead of just the front and rear like I have now from Hasport.
I have some more test fitting to do with the turbo and wastegate. All the plumbing and piping will be coming in soon along with the engine management and all of the parts to build my new engine harness.
I'm going to get back to stripping the bay all the way down this week. Hopefully I'll be able to have it stripped all the way down over the next couple of days so I can install the intake manifold and start measuring for the FMIC and charge piping. The plan is to fit a well designed turbo setup and then make everything else fit around it.
And here is a little teaser pic. This is a wastegate priority manifold not the standard K series sidewinder. This design should overcome the boost control issues the standard K series sidewinder manifolds are known for. This should allow me to control the boost enough to get the setup started and tested on the stock engine to help work out any bugs in the fuel system or electrical system.