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stock location turbo and an FMIC? IIRC, my 07 was routed similarly with the kit from perrin.
hes running rotated though, and reversed intake manifold. I guess it makes sense since hes using the 08-14 wrx intake manifold and the TB is in an odd position to start with.
 

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Yeah the routing is usually opposite of what I have.

Updates: I moved into a new house with the miss and things are pretty slow on the hobby side.

Car is almost ready to start!
Things left to do:
- connect turbo oil feed and drain
- connect turbo coolant hoses
- rad
- alternator and power steering pump
- upload base tune
- intercooler piping

I picked a Honda Fit battery to make it fit (badumtssss) with the piping and keep cranking amps in the cold.



 

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Had some hiccups yesterday that weren't pleasant.

Oiling for turbo is complete.

AN fitting for the heads stripped the first thread while i was putting on - no clue why. MAP sensor was the wrong one, o2 sensor is seized on the old headers and i somehow accidentally tossed out my spare one.... :mad:

Things left to do:
- Fuel line adapters
- Plug harness in
- Intercooler piping
- Send it :beer:
 

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- New MAP sensor ordered
- Knock sensor and front o2 are on their way
- Waiting for OTL to receive their new shipment of coil packs so I can order a set :beer:

Once these little nuisances are sorted out, we should be able to start it up!
 

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Well I had to buy new fittings for the cylinder head coolant fitting and the AN hose end after having some issues with the first thread on each getting damaged.



My new clutch line hose end is here and will be installed soon.

This weekend the car goes for a safety inspection
 

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Finally got some time to tow the car to the shop and finish up some of the work.

Remaining:
  • AOS install
  • clutch line
  • replace water temp sensor
  • fuel line adapters get here tomorrow (EFI 5/16 to -6AN
  • turbo coolant lines
START IT UP!

Here are few shots!










 

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Sorry for keeping y’all waiting!

The car is now running - got a chance to put everything together yesterday to have it run properly.

I faced a lot of issues over the last 3 weeks, a lot of it included bad wiring diagram sources and I ended up having to make my own from cross referencing OEM factory service manuals.

Started the car in December and had a cam seal that was nearly puking oil. :eyeroll:

Last night I finished redoing everything, including changing the spark plugs while I was at it. The old ones got fouled out because of the wiring issues I had, they were MAP sensor related and the car ran quite rich (11-12 AFR).

Last piece of the puzzle is adjusting the intercooler piping to fit better.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7JIfefAjTj/?igshid=1gm90cms42bha


 

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thats awesome you can have a rotated manifold and still keep your AC. I assume you had to repin your TB wires to reach to the new TB location?
 

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thats awesome you can have a rotated manifold and still keep your AC. I assume you had to repin your TB wires to reach to the new TB location?
I didn’t need to! :)

It’s pretty awesome that I can keep all the functions - will keep the miss happy lol.
 

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get yourself a mityvac from harbor freight, or amazon.

put ~10hg vacuum on the brake master cylinder for 10 minutes.

release vacuum. pump clutch 4-5 times.

Repeat 2 or 3 times.

Thats how I bled the clutch on my other car that was hydraulic.
 

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get yourself a mityvac from harbor freight, or amazon.

put ~10hg vacuum on the brake master cylinder for 10 minutes.

release vacuum. pump clutch 4-5 times.

Repeat 2 or 3 times.

Thats how I bled the clutch on my other car that was hydraulic.
What does the brake master cylinder have to do with the clutch?
 

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haha im dumb. Realized the clutch has its own master cylinder.

on my other car, the Brake master cylinder was the clutch master cylinder.

So put the mityvac on the clutch master cylinder.
 

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haha im dumb. Realized the clutch has its own master cylinder.

on my other car, the Brake master cylinder was the clutch master cylinder.

So put the mityvac on the clutch master cylinder.
I’ve got a feed and bleed coming off the TOB. There’s air trapped in the lines
 

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Based on what’s going on so far, I clearly enjoy struggle in every aspect :lol:

I redid the cam seal and it leaked again.... when it was time to move the car, the clutch wasn’t disengaging appropriately.

So.. last few days have been diagnoses and lots of re/re.

Pulled the engine:

Found out my engine disc was backwards (placement sticker was missing). This has been fixed.

Cam seal on passenger side have been removed, RTV around and slapped back in. Looks great now and gives me peace of mind.

When reinstalling the cam gears, driver side exhaust cam went on by hand very comfortably and then when it was tightened, we found out the cam dowel pin went in the wrong hole. This was really concerning cause it means the gear had precious damage - swapped it out for another gear and everything went superb.

Oil drained and new Motul break in went in.

Engine went back in last night and hooked up most of the stuff. Tonight I’ll be finishing it up and get the fmic to fit properly.

I’m ALMOST there. Driving this car to FL in 14 days. ?
 
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