So, it's been a while since my last post.
First round of 2016 TA is scheduled on March 12, and I'm quite sure that I'll miss it
Couple of recent weekends turned out to be quite productive even with weather trying to mess things up.
I almost finished with brake lines but got kind of short on supplies, so ordered more line tube... Basically I still need to finish making two front lines and assemble the system.
Here is longest line 50% completed using original one as a guide. Still needs to be cut to length and final bends, as well as second flare...
I wonder if this was a good idea since it's not 100% as OEM for sure, so I expect fitment issues. Maybe it would be better to make it from scratch. Engine was in the bay at the moment, so I thought it's a good idea to copy original line...
My fake Advans are not clearing brembos
Just a tiny bit..
Major disappointment since I didn't plan to by another set of rims...
Temporary fixed by adding cheap 5 mm spacer, but I don't like it. Looks like I will end up with some Rota or JR budget stuff, needed 17x8 rims for 235s anyway..
Engine is out! It was first time for me doing anything like this (messing up the car that bad
) so it was a challenge. Everything went smooth and it looks like I haven't even broke anything.
Whoever did this last time did it pretty rough. One of the dowel pins is missing, in two bottom holes bolts are used instead of studs, so I can't get them out from bellhousing without removing CV joints, and some of different length bolts are kind of mixed up...
Will try to get some hardware to mount the engine to the stand and get valve covers out today.
The idea is to clean everything, check valve clearances and adjust it if it's possible, replace bunch of seals and gaskets, replace all cracked and worn hoses, install front entry turbo, yellow injectors, connect fuel rails in parallel and convert it to be controlled with V4 ECU.
I still have most of the parts to convert intake to V4, but as I started pulling parts from the shed I found that some stuff is missing.. Like throttlebody
Who knows what else. So it's one more decision to make - should I convert it to V4 manifold or not?..
For now I stripped V4 intake, got yellow injectors out (what a PITA!) and sent them for cleaning.. There were plenty of metal shavings in the manifold (after snapped valve on old engine) - another risk of putting it on the car...
Anyway, it's good to be back! Got tired of watching it under dusty cover.