Red Flag?Wildtraveler wrote: Las Vegas for 3 weeks is going to be fun! And I get paid to be here ha
I would recommend getting a gasket kit because it comes with everything you need. Most of my copper seals were bad and needed replaced along with the intake pipe gaskets. That price is astounding though . $195 mark up! I might buy some of these and sell them lolM35Squirrel wrote:Question for OP.
When you bought your Garrett turbos, what else came with them? I see some websites selling gasket kit for the installation of Garrett bolt ons for about $300, and I wonder if I need all that.
Thanks for your input!Wildtraveler wrote:I would recommend getting a gasket kit because it comes with everything you need. Most of my copper seals were bad and needed replaced along with the intake pipe gaskets. That price is astounding though . $195 mark up! I might buy some of these and sell them lol
This is an amazing site I look to for most of my parts. it is some time difficult to find specific items but it is there some where. There customer service is pretty good too.
http://jp-carparts.com/nissan/partlist. ... 44&page=10
Here is another site I use a lot. This site normally has the cheapest prices and they can get just about anything if you ask and give them a part number. They use DHL shipping as well so its cheapish and fast.
.M35Squirrel wrote: Thanks for your input!
The gasket kit I saw is more comprehensive, as you can see in the picture. This kit also includes new stubs, new oil drain tubes, and new oil feed banjo bolts (which I assume is used for restricting oil flow). The only gaskets I don't need are the exhaust manifold gaskets. The $300 price tag also includes shipping from Australia.
I visit those 2 sites often. But since the Garretts have smaller oil drain flange, I am having problem finding those size-matched oil drain tubes except from Australian websites (I can find oil restrictor bolts from US websites). Also, what are those stubs for? There are 18 of them in that kit. Please let me know if that kit is overkill and which parts I don't really need! Thanks in advance!
Thanks again for your insight!Wildtraveler wrote:That kit does not look to bad to be honest. I had to extend the holes on my drain tubes for it to fit. On the garrett -7's the bolts that hold the drain pipe on are about 1/4 inch farther apart and it would not fit so I used the Dremal. Suposidly the Garrett -5's drain is the same size as stock. You would use everything in that kit. The studs are so you don't have to take the old studs from turbo to turbo. I would be skeptical of the quality of those studs. Normally I just go to ACE hardwear or order new exhaust studs. Better to be safe than sorry with these. Helicoils aren't always easy. I have not heard of needing a restrictor plug? All in all you would use all in that kit, would it be cheaper to get it all separate if you did the leg work probably but it might not be worth the savings for the time you would spend.
Note: The difference between the 707160-5 and 707160-7 is the drain flange. -5 is 38mm center to center and -7 is 44mm center to center. Please double check your drain flange before ordering. You can interchange either turbos by using the proper drain flange.
I know FRSport is selling the -7's for $946/ea shipped until end of March. Should I jump on that first and just buy all the paraphernalia over the next months?