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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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 configuration? It's 14 miles to the shop. I can...
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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    How do I know the correct amount of tight?
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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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 at the v-band. I’ll try tightening it some more...
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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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 minutes to reinstall and it gave me a chance to...
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    Cracked Fuel Injector Plastic

    That’s what I was thinking, wanted to make sure I wasn’t overlooking something simple.
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    Cracked Fuel Injector Plastic

    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 both sides. FWIW, the injector report did not...
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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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. If you've hard parts ceramic coated, I recommend...
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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    So the above picture of the wastegate with the two banjo bolts is correct?
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    Painstakingly Slow Turbo Install

    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 fits in the top is another banjo bolt.
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    EGR delete causes increased temp?

    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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    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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