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Maybe see what PAC Performance, MTQ or GCG can do for you for the core, they are all official distributers of Garrett.
 

7 hours ago, violetpop said:

Yep looking at a genuine item only but even the screenshot I posted looks cheap. I don't think these guys would sell fake products its just several hundred cheaper than anything else I can find online.


Yet they seem to put every part of Atomics catalogue in a Xerox overnight... 🙃

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6 hours ago, adams355 said:

Empire parts are legit but contact Rose Rage Turbos you will not be disappointed. My car goes in for another tune in a week and I'm running one of his turbo's I will put the results up here on the site. Good prices for any turbo parts and/or work. 

 

http://www.roserageturbos.com.au/

 

Thanks mate, I will get in touch with them.

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Empire parts are legit but contact Rose Rage Turbos you will not be disappointed. My car goes in for another tune in a week and I'm running one of his turbo's I will put the results up here on the site. Good prices for any turbo parts and/or work. 
 
http://www.roserageturbos.com.au/
His prices are good mate, sub 1k including post. Thanks for the heads up.

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Some more late night tinkering.. Clock on the ICC indicating 8:30.. Ok not that late.

Got the gauges fitted up, chased wires at the back of the dash and sent some wiring through the engine bay down to the sandwich block between the oil filter. Oil temp and pressure these are and I monitor trans temp through the tourqe app.

The fitment of the pod panel is a little janky and some of the ICC had to be trimmed for it to even sit semi ok. Not bothering me at this stage, just happy to be able to monitor temps really.

Then I went all old man and ordered a dash protector. My dash is very bad, dried out and looking sad. I tried a few different products but within a few days it would look tired again. This should solve that. Made in Aus too ec0e960901678911953488a0777f9e45.jpgf04e40c4f9f6c39092207a011f70e3f6.jpg6f7037e94d92f9c32db1370504462bd2.jpg66ec91b4cdd8dc53ec08393b7daf167c.jpg

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So I've been using the car daily for work and back, grocery getter and tranporting my daughter. Ive been on a few weekend drives too. Its been working perfectly, smooth and enjoyable to drive, power when you need it and I've continued to upset a few 'performance' cars.

I have been sourcing some more parts. China oil catch cans have finally rocked up and recently picked up a plaz stage 2 cold side piping kit and an intercooler. The cooler is an Ebay job! Flame away lol!

Curious to see how it goes though. It has the same measurements as the plaz cooler so should be an ok fit up. I found a guy on facebook and claims he made good power and consistent with this same cooler. Intake temps won't lie.

I have yet to get some alloy flat bar to mount the cooler and catch can and still mulling over what to do with the turbo. At this stage I'm still leaning towards just dropping in a new core into my 3582. 161bf0c1a500921e36fe8ddc3004e069.jpge2a3cbd188da68fa59534fa902a56f68.jpg604ae9ae9bb1a18a0229abc228daf28b.jpg

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Finally tracked down some camber style rear hubs. Most people wanted to sell the whole cradle but found these through a local wrecker willing to separate them. Plan is to get some new bearings in and use which ever parts look best for the rest. Then I can correct the small negative camber issue and set to spec. 3ad20132296b9b080fe00f7703e0bf0e.jpgc2dc532dc0f465932d65f5c4df32291f.jpg

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Good option. Any feed back on the wastegates they come with I wonder?

I would need to see if process west make a 4 inch silicone part that would work with the second hand under battery intake I got.

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Here's an ebay listing that has all kinds of different sized silicone. I think you'd want 4 inch to 2.75 but cbf going outside to measure. It seems like a fairly cheap option but there might be a proper bit that is designed for that particular combo.

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Managed to mount and plumb the pcv side catch can this morning. Turned out good, nothing fancy just a cheap can, brass fittings and black hose. Been for a small drive and it appears to be 'clearing its throat' and the faint oily smell is all but gone. Result.

Once I have the new cooler and piping mounted I will run the catch can on the rocker cover breather side.4f2ef3c394039a36b659e94d594ff16a.jpgbd499a9d4f8b20574ad416d74ac1b11e.jpg

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I wasn't so thrilled with how the dash looked, tried some rejuvenation products which didn't really last and wasn't happy with the dash cover, just didn't sit right over the aftermarket gauges.. So I looked at some options, remembered I used vinyl paint to paint a motor bike seat a while back with decent results and yes, I used sand paper to line the front window... Heres my attempt at a dash.2c2129673339f75d2b120af5be0e77ee.jpg2f97bd5141ad0680a0f08eb4536c7964.jpg432136b6efacf654fc5c034d2002e13c.jpg355e71414f261d07198487bf891f5546.jpg3b999c8856077b9fcbf30c3c8c9fd645.jpg16f5ff567cec059e7bbdda6eb38d2b69.jpg

 

Next job is intercooler and pipe work. Going stealth flat black, especially don't want no visible cooler from the front. Quick stuff, 2 coats of etch primer and high temp black. Looking good so far.b81016f087c213d62762b39c82cf99e9.jpg

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Productive day.. Intercooler, piping and under battery intake fitted. I ended up having to remove the factory power steering cooler and loop the lines together. Will look at that again soon and hook up some sort of cooler.

A/c lines bent up, condenser repositioned, top radiator brackets drilled to sit further back.

The air filter has seen better days so I will be ordering one asap and getting it on.

Unfortunately on the way home, the car was sluggish, struggled to spin up and boost. I triple checked all the clamps and silicone hose so something is not right. Oh well, more tinker time coming up.b09cf03a2828f5550b881ea8f60be4ed.jpg3bc45af83f564ed13d38073232e22ebc.jpg528a4227cfb0ea1feea899c2746aaf8a.jpge994b4582566242c834df4367e61185f.jpg

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So had a look at the car quickly and spotted it straight up. The hose blew off the throttle body, fixed it up re positioned the pipe a little better and first hit it blew off again. Some t bolt clamps coming up I think.

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Stop getting up it without a re tune mate, you’ll be doing an engine swop instead of enjoying it !!

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Yeah I'm gonna park it now and drive the back up bomb. In saying that, it let go at around the same boost level it was tuned at.

You ever seen these pipes blow off? It feels tight and solid when mounted not sure how much the engine movement comes into play though.

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It’s super common for that arrangement cold side to pop off, don’t go nuts with T clamps get a good Breeze clamp on it 

 

clamp the silicone to the throttle body first, then insert the pipe into the silicone that way you know it’s sitting on the TB perfectly first without tension fighting it ;) 

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Some tinkering over the weekend.. Rear knuckles have new bearings in and ready to be fitted, second catch can is plumbed and bolted up and finally some dark window tint for a bit of privacy.

Turbo will come out this weekend which should motivate me to figure out exactly what turbo option I will go with. At this stage I'm still leaning towards fitting a new core to my 3582 and calling it a day.

Not sure if its worth putting a bigger wheel but I'm curious about it. Mark over at CMS suggested it as an option.d31ac715ddbb608455b5a1c3fd61842f.jpg7a58895122dbecd41eb0d2ee1b568dca.jpg1da53d5d96d3767a4149a6407b4fd2a9.jpg

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Got off my ass and gave the garage a quick clean up to make room for the taxi for a few weeks. Turbo will be coming off to make way for the new unit.

I have once again spoken to Nigel Rose (thanks adams355) and he gave me 2 options

1. Genuine Garrett replacement core.

2. Garrett core with modified front and rear wheels, front wheel being a larger 7 by 7 and rear being 1 less blade from memory. Said something about exhaust beck pressure.

He said he has been using this setup for 5 years with great results and sounds like a good guy too if that means anything at all.

Will be pulling the trigger on one this week either way and getting the ball rolling.9d165f88421f504f1eef2b2914148381.jpg

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Yep I went with something like option 2 from RRT saw 510rwhp and 495rwhp safe on 98 with stock dump, stock crossover and Nizpro 1st gen 20yr old intercooler. I have a 3.5 dump and new intercooler to go back with, will get there eventually. The turbo sounds really good and distinctive. Tuners were impressed with turbo, e85 would be unreal they reckon.

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Sounds promising! I'm excited! I have played with the idea of making the switch to e85 which might be the next step if the car becomes a weekender. However those figures sound great on pump.

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Quick turbo and manifold removal in prep for the new setup. Thinking I will remove the rear housing studs and go back to bolts. Pain in the ass last time and pain in the ass removing this time.

Great chance while the manifold was off to check out the heater pipe that runs under the manifold.

I had a 50 cent size puddle of coolant on the ground randomly and some dried up residue on the actuator. Water pump looked good but this o ring on the pipe has seen better days and was the culprit. New one will go in place when the time comes.

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