I have and I wish I'd done it while the engine was out. I just don't feel like removing the engine/oil pan to do it at this point.Have you considered running the oil drain to the pan instead of the valve cover? I've never liked the idea of running hot oil directly into the head.
Yeah the route I've gone to clear the up-pipe is round the back near the steering column. I'll look at making a bracket to keep the hose of the up-pipe as I'd prefer it not to melt. The up-pipe is already heat wrapped so hopefully that'll help keep temps down too.^I did that on an EJ25D recently, and the only semi direct route requires the drain line to basically touch the exhaust manifold/flange. I used some metallic heat wrap
on the hose, but it still melted. Might've been the hose I used tho.
Any rate, I'm thinking of going into the valve cover in my RS, but I may end up just tapping straight into the oil passage of the head. I'll post pictures if I get to it before you do, but I doubt that'll happen.
Yeah that would be fantastic as I'd like to get it done sooner rather than later.IAs far as the turbo drain goes, so many people have done the rocker cover route and had no issues. I'm going that way, theres a giant drain passage on the lower-rear corner of the head which runs straight to the crankcase. No oil will squirt/splash up onto the rocker gear as the flow rate is so low. At worst the rocker cover gaskets might fail early due to the temp.
I'll take a pic of mine and post up asap for you.
That's great to know. They're pretty cheap too which is always an added bonusIf you want to run Project Lambda you can install a different map sensor, change the settings and you wont need a voltage clamp or anything like that.
I used a Bosch 0281002437 - 3 bar sensor. Plugs straight in BUT the mounting is a little different (1 bolt vs 2). Changed the Slope to 65.1kPa offset to -6.3kPa. Runs like a dream! I know you might be a little way off that but just in case you need the info in future..
Good website for sensor specs:
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Thanks, it feel weird to be this close as I don't know I ever truly thought I'd get this far.Great progress, you're so close!