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Old 08-01-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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How long does the average install take? I'm not the best mechanic to say the least, and I hear the instructions are the best. However I'm limited on time my car can be down. So what was the install time for those who did it?


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I have heard that you can do it in like 8 hours. So there should be no reason you cant do it in one weekend.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:27 AM   #3
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ya id imagine a weekend would be ample time...just take your time and do it right.
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Wow, eight hours? I don't know about that one.

I put mine in over the Memorial Day 3-day weekend -- ALWAYS budget more time than you would initially consider necessary. It took bryfsvt and me roughly 30 hours, start to finish, for Stage 1 + 2. That's not including gauges or any trans work at all, just the turbo, exhaust components, oil and water lines, wiring, injectors, etc.

Part of that was due to the fact that after we got the manifold + turbo bolted on, the water lines were loose and the whole thing had to come back out. That ordeal was roughly six hours just by itself! Like I said, budget LOTS of extra time for everything.
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Take whatever time you think it could be done in smoothly and thoroughly, and multiply that by 3. There's your minimum answer, Murphy's law is a bitch.
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about 12-16 hours with a lift and a friend who knows what he is doing. That's not counting beer breaks though. All in all it's really easy and straight forward, the directions are excellent.

I would have to say the hardest part was getting the stock header out. There is enough heat shield on that thing to pave a road to the moon. Not really, but there is alot of heat shielding that gets in the way.

If you put the water lines in make sure to put those on the car first, then put the tubro and the manifold on the car. It's pretty tight where you tie into the heater core lines.

Also, make sure to have oil and coolant too. You have to drain the coolant for the water lines, and you'll have to drain the oil for the oil line installation.

Get an O2 extension for the primary O2. DO NOT extend (cut/solder in new wire) the O2 wires. It's not terribly bad if you do, but extending them (by cutting) can throw off your signal. I made that mistake.

The only wiring you'll have to do is solder new electrical connections on for the injectors.

That's all I can think of right now. If anything else comes to mind I'll post up
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Hehe, yeah my 30 hours included beer breaks, food breaks, and test drives.

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If you put the water lines in make sure to put those on the car first, then put the tubro and the manifold on the car. It's pretty tight where you tie into the heater core lines.
Not quite sure what you mean here Brian, but I found it impossible to mount the water lines onto the turbo while it was in the car. It's nearly impossible with the turbo sitting on the garage floor in front of you! That's why the turbo had to come back out to tighten the lines better with a wrench we modified. We installed the turbo with the water lines hanging off of it (truth that it's a tight fit... had to loosen drivers side engine mount and move engine out of the way an inch or so) then attached the water lines to the cooling system with the turbo installed.
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Lol, I guess it depends on what tools you have and who you have helping you. Damn, I didnt realize you had to do electrical work :-(
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oh yeah, lift = WIN

And there is hardly any electrical, just a bit of soldering. And if that's not your cup of tea, you can always get away with crimp connectors. Don't let that deter you

There's a great deal more wiring required for gauge installation.
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When we put mine on we tapped the heater core lines first, then hooked the water lines up to the turbo after the manifold was secured to the head. Plus Vic had actually written on the bag the water lines came in to do that first. Once we had those in plae we dropped the turbo in and put the water lines on. I'm pretty sure that's why they send you the wrench, and tell you you may have to make a makeshift tool in order to get them tightened.

Of course a way that works for one may not work exactly that way for another now that I think about it. Sucks that you had to loosen the engine mount to gain access, but that's why I recommended putting them on the heater core lines first because there really isn't much room.

Oh well though, at least it's done now and you can enjoy it.
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