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Old 03-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #41
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Oh, gonna play that game huh? I got first bets on if he blows the bottom end out first.
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I hope not. Not that I mind building another one.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:24 AM   #43
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I'm only saying that based on things I hear about with normal top swaps at what, 9psi? What'* the turbo going to put out, 20psi? Hmmm, lemme see here...
1 beer, he blows out his MAP sensor.
2 beers he relocates the plastic plenum somehwere else besides the top of the engine.
If none of the above happen within a month, then I got a 12pack on the line if the bottom end goes.
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I seem to recall him saying he was going to run 13 or 14 psi. I just build them.
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Got a lot done today.

First, pulled the struts and ball joints. Both are being replaced.


Then installed the new power steering rack.


Then I got ambitious.


Went in with little effort.




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Awesome, great to see things work right the first time!
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Trans mount just needed a little tug, and it dropped in. Then I lowered it some more and click, the motor mount dropped in. Nothing to it.
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Whatever. You make it sound like you installed that engine with the click of a mouse. LOL.
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Never had one drop in so easy. Most of the time I'm fighting the mounts, this time was great. Wish all my engines went in like that.
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ive read the aluminum upper from a series 3 will fit but has to be adapted to the II tb. you ever do any of those, seems like a better fit for a turbo. i was thinking about it when my intake manifold went just so i wouldnt have the cracking again and mine is stock.
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