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Old 11-21-2012, 07:23 AM   #316 (permalink)
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So i just sold the vf52 a guy drove from new jersey 2.5hrs to buy it cash $700. But the bad news is my damn turbo inlet wont be in till next wednesday which sucks. I mounted the turbo and the oil feed and coolent lines just waiting for the inlet to mount the tmic, downpipe and oil return on the lift. I think i may take this time to mount my oil catch cans so i can route the hoses when the inlet comes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #317 (permalink)
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Keep us up to date on your sawap, Nate. Sux to hear about the inlet tearing.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:32 AM   #318 (permalink)
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Still waiting for the inlet to come in should be wednesday. But while i was waiting i got the turbo blanket on and the turbo mounted with all the new stainless steel lines. I also modified some ebay catch cans with some 3/8'' tubing to resemble the perrin cans internally and put some filtering media inside. I have them all mounted as well im just waiting to hook them up till i get the inlet in. I am going to stop by and check on the car tomorrow i will take some snap shots of the progress this far.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:52 PM   #319 (permalink)
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sweet! Will be cool to see the Sage green w/ gold wheels eventually, too!

I'm wondering what FXT colors gold wheels WON'T look good on...
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #320 (permalink)
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Heres some progress pics of the turbo mounted with the home made turbo blanket and my modified ebay catch cans all just waiting to be buttoned up wednesday!!!! Sorry for the poor quality they were on my iphone.

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That stuff looks like it fit pretty decent. It'll smoke for a day or three till it gets used to being that hot. Its fun to stop at a red light for the first few hours of driving and have smoke billow out the intercooler intake......like a dragon..lol.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #322 (permalink)
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Yeah it fit perfect thanks again!!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:42 PM   #323 (permalink)
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Well after many hours i finally got it all together and running the hardest part was fitting the new perrin inlet it was really tight and getting it on the turbo proved to be a pain. I just have to burp the coolent and tighty some stuff tomorow and its ready to tune. So new edition is the 20g, perrin inlet, dual catch cans and a gimmick throttle body coupler with t clamps. Will post finished picks tomorow!!!
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Awesome, congratulations! I want to hear some stories about how it runs.(more specifically, how it runs with "fast" cars next to it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #325 (permalink)
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Wow, your Forester is turning into a monster sleeper, as if it's not already a monster sleeper. I want some rolling AWD burnout vids please.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #326 (permalink)
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^^^^^^^
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #327 (permalink)
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can we get some video of the dragon Forester puffing smoke?
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:56 AM   #328 (permalink)
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We are a bunch of people here in Sweden that are following your every move. Is the turbo a good deal? :)

And you are running this on a stock ej255, stock pistons and rods?

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Yup stock ej255 pistons and rods. So far the turbo seems to be to good to be true but i hve not really tested the waters yet. I got a base map last night and cleaned up eveything on the install so it is good to go. I am going to flash the base map today so i can check for leaks befor the real tune happens. I got it up to around 10psi at 3400 rpm just to hear it a little and it sounds awsome and whistles like a turbo diesel lol. Any body know a safe way to remove all the spilled coolant on the motor because its smoking and smells really bad. I was thinking washing the motor off with my hose at low pressure while it was off and letting it dry completly befor starting it?
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Yup stock ej255 pistons and rods. So far the turbo seems to be to good to be true but i hve not really tested the waters yet. I got a base map last night and cleaned up eveything on the install so it is good to go. I am going to flash the base map today so i can check for leaks befor the real tune happens. I got it up to around 10psi at 3400 rpm just to hear it a little and it sounds awsome and whistles like a turbo diesel lol. Any body know a safe way to remove all the spilled coolant on the motor because its smoking and smells really bad. I was thinking washing the motor off with my hose at low pressure while it was off and letting it dry completly befor starting it?
if you have a shop vac just suck it up then idle the car until it all cooks off.
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