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Just an update to this post:
Removed the turbo again and cut about 1/4 inch off the end of the compressor housing. Basically the casting had a small flared chamfer on the end that would act as a barb on a typical hose fitting to prevent the hose from pulling back off once installed. This allowed me to drop the overall height of the intercooler by the same amount once everything went back in the car.
The intake pipe to the compressor inlet sitsabout 1/4 inch downward off center. Not optimal for flow and makes the connction with the silicone coupler stressed.
Turbo support bracket removed, not being used unless seriously modified by cutting and rewelding. Slotting mounting holes where it mounts to engine cradle only effective in one plane of movement.
Heater hose inlet air pipes from heater boxes cut down to allow clearance to other engine parts like muffler to get flexible heater hose attached. They are wrong diameter as well....they are 2.) inch OD, heater hose from engine is standard 2 3/8 inch ID. Must install reducer couplings to allow proper fit of heater hose to tubes. Why could not they be the correct OD to begin with?
Heater outlet tube from heater box on drivers side collides with inboard cv joint boot during suspension movement. Must cut off this pipe, remove a 1-2 inch section, and reweld to heater box to provide necessary clearance to cv/axel joint.
Pictures will be provided later to document the mods.
Apparently these were GSF headers as there was no tag or plate attached to the headers indicating OBX.
Old 09-17-2007, 12:07 PM
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