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    I went back and checked the V band with a 1/2" stubby wrench, I feel confident now it's not too tight. I made an appointment for Wednesday at the local exhaust shop. I know this has been asked before, but is my Cruiser safe to drive in this...
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    How do I know the correct amount of tight?
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    uscmas412 reacted to NLXTACY's post in the thread Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install with Like Like.
    No that’s likely the turbo blanket. It’s going to smoke for the first day then it stops. It needs heat cycles. good job btw 👍🏻
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    Stubby wrench for the win on the two back bolts. Also, it cranked on the first attempt so I must have done a half decent install. This is the biggest job I’ve ever done on a vehicle. Looks like I may have a leak from the turbo to downpipe...
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    What’s the trick for two turbo flange bolts on the engine side? I can’t fit a socket, wrench or gear wrench back there. Also, pouring oil in oil inlet. I assume only a small amount is needed? I poured 4oz or so and it was overflowing.
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    Another solid day of work, got the air side done along with the spark plugs, PHH bypass, oil level sensor gasket and dip stick gasket. I’d recommend taking off the upper intake plenum for anyone else doing this in the future. It only took ~45...
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    uscmas412 replied to the thread Cracked Fuel Injector Plastic.
    That’s what I was thinking, wanted to make sure I wasn’t overlooking something simple.
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    I posted this in my turbo build thread, but figured it was worthy of its own post. I sent my injectors out for cleaning to InjectorRx. Spray patterns were good after cleaning, but the #6 injector has a cracked plastic housing. It’s cracked on...
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    Also, how do I clock the turbo. From the @OTRAMM YouTube video I see the oil inlet hose should be pointing up. When I rotate the turbo to this position, the turbo outlet obviously is not in the correct orientation.
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    Got the injectors back in the mail today, glad I sent them off a few were struggling. The orange harness housing is cracked on #6 but the report doesn’t make any note of it. Think I’ll be okay with 2 part epoxy or does it need to be replaced?
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    What’s the best way to go about attaching the downpipe? Wastegate first or turbo? And how forceful can I be without worrying about breaking something?
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    I was able to knock out a good percentage of the turbo side of the build yesterday. A few things I learned: I could not install the J pipe with the AC line and bracket installed. Once I removed the AC bracket the J pipe slid into position...
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    uscmas412 reacted to NLXTACY's post in the thread Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install with Like Like.
    Yeah or you can run just open air up top. Chances of anything getting in there is crazy slim. But the side one is for vacuum from the vacuum tree with the silicon tubing I supplied. The top banjo can be any additional 6mm/1/4" tubing open to a...
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    So the above picture of the wastegate with the two banjo bolts is correct?
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    uscmas412 reacted to NLXTACY's post in the thread Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install with Like Like.
    Oh ignore the sintered filter. I moved away from that. I should have updated the instructions. Just keep that banjo fitting and just add a vacuum hose to the firewall somewhere. Its a closed chamber so you aren't hurting anything nor need a...
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    Working on the turbo/waste gate side and confused by the instructions. What is the sintered air filter that goes into the top of the wg? I think my banjo bolt to the left of the opening is in the correct position, but the only other thing that...
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    I'm definitely not an expert on the EGR system, but I don't think the the EGR sensor and coolant temps would be correlated. I'd check out the radiator, coolant and fan clutch.
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    uscmas412 replied to the thread Rebuild or swap?.
    You need to provide more information IMO. Try to identify the problem before jumping to worst case scenarios. Also, ACC isn't too far away if you need professional help.
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    The 4 new OEM calipers my buddy ordered were all raw/unpainted metal.
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    I've been using one for over a year now and I haven't seen that problem. I also don't have hills to climb.
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    Haha - no beef at all. I own both Luminox watches in Ti they did for the F-22. Both were b/c of the local Navy / Luminox deal at the PX - otherwise both are out of my lifestyle. I even have the F-35 one - but it’s for dress occasions only...
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    Well, this is a tech forum and my 80 and an F-22 could be the same age. Glad to see more great stuff from Wits End!
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    I'm having trouble finding a machine shop to hot tank the intake manifolds. I tried carb cleaner on the upper intake plenum and I'm basically wasting my time. These guys seem to have a solution and I already have everything to get this done...
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    Removed the fuel rail and injectors today. Glad I did, the exterior was nasty, especially #5 and #6. Most of the o-rings and gaskets were brittle as well. Got them packaged up and mailed for cleaning/flow testing. I must have jostled the...
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    Spent most of the day working on my wife’s 3 year old GMC that has developed an A/C leak and bad taillight assembly 🤬. I’m slowly convincing her to get a Sequoia. I did find some time to tinker, and found this orientation for the fuel return...
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