Edit : If you're reading this right now and you're on dial-up. Go run 3 miles and come back, this thread has a TON of pictures.Some of you know I've been thinking of going KA-T about a month ago.Well, I have. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.nicoclub.com/forums/image ... /smile.gif
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Enough talk!!MOAR PICTURES.
Here is my blacked out intercooler. Stealthy!
BOV flange welded by a local guy.
Oil pan bung welded and painted.
Took off the oil pan and took a peak up my engine. Cleaan.
If you ever want to take off the oil pan, this is how I did it.First, undo the motor mounts.Then lift up the tranny here.Keep lifting and you should see this.Also there are 2 triangle braces where the tranny and engine meet, take that off, then you can access the rest of the oil pan bolts.Then remove the oil pick up and slide it out, if it gets stuck, lift it some more.It looks like this when you're done.
Enough article-esque chit-chat.More turbo related pictures!Everything! Those are turbo coolant lines running in front of the engine.Close up of how they are run. I took the coolant lines away from the throttle body and ran it over to the turbo. The black thing is a slice of rubber hose to keep the lines from "taptaptaptaptap"ing against each other as I drive.The coolant line from the engine and the line from the turbo are joined by a hose, this let me flex the piping around to find a good spot for them to sit on.The coolant feed part is like this too.Makes installing things easier too, if you put the hose area in a good place.This is how my FMU is mounted on my strut bar.Wrapped the AC line so I don't catch on fire on the freeway. Also I tapped the intercooler piping for my wastegate.Miata batteryRecirculated BOV + pink hose for added hp.Black thingy is my water temp sensor Tee.Wrapped exhaust stuff, with my oil sandwich block + oil pressure sensor and turbo oil feed line.Better shot of the oil sandwich, I angled the oil T on purpose.Also I found out it leaks, but I tightened it yesteday and put in thicker oil today, I hope it doesn't leak again -_-.Difficult to see the intercooler even with camera flash. (That grill was made by my dad.And finally, my gauges and new black dash.
My car sounds nice, but looks stock... someone donate me skirts and a bumper.
Oh yeah how could I forget.MAJOR props to 480sx, WDRacing, spooled240, and a ton of other people for helping me out with the knowledge I needed for this build, and answering my noob questions.Also, DJButton for sending me oil fittings I needed
Modified by Razi at 3:47 PM 3/12/2010