boost_boy wrote:If you look to the rear of your intake manifold, there should be a 1/8 threaded hole intended for you to add a copper bung to assist with vacuum stations. Don't forget to take that banjo bolt with washer/gaskets and plug the water outlet on the front upper right corner of the block. Other than that, take your time and do it right the first time. You've invested the loot already, now let your patience seal the deal.
I found the coolant outlet that's still open, when I find the banjo bolt I'll plug it up and use thread locker to make sure it doesn't come out.
If I use that threaded hole for my vacuum source, couldn't I just remove the end plate with all the vac/coolant lines on it and put on a solid piece of metal? That sure would look a lot cleaner. Then I could run a single line off of the I.M. to a vacuum distribution block on the firewall and go from there.As for the vacuum system, I have read a bunch of stuff and I am more confused now because I am getting some stories from you guys, and other stories from the Pulsar guys.
1. Is the CA18DET butterfly control solenoid the same as the solenoid on the CA16DE and CA18DE? If so, I can wire it to the CA18DET ECU the same way right?
2. Do I use the vacuum configuration off of the JDM CA18DET (1 solenoid controlling butterflies and FPR) or the USDM system (1 solenoid for butterflies, another for FPR)?
I ordered all of my new coolant hoses and t-stat yesterday, so they should be here before the weekend. I got the lower temperature t-stat (180 degrees), should I have just gotten the OEM 190 degree one?
I'm going to head over to the auto store tomorrow and grab a lot of lines for the various items that need to be hooked up, or order silicone ones online. Should I get regular or silicone lines?
I'd go today, but I forgot to measure what size fuel line I need. So far I have this list:
Brake Booster - 10mm
Vacuum Canister, boost gauge, power valve, FPR, and solenoids - 3mm
Intake Valves - 11.5mm
Intake manifold vacuum source, near the TB, on the passenger side for RWD guys, passenger/firewall near block off plate for FWD guys - 5mmAm I missing anything?
I need to measure the other crank case vent, the one that would typically go into a catch can, so I can buy a line and can for that.