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Old 09-04-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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clearance issues.

Okay i have a spa s5000 turbo mated to the spa manifold. Well my problem is the compressor housing is litterly 3/4 of an inch away from the transmission. So i had to ghetto up the crank sensor just so the compressor wouldnt touch the wires. Id really like to use the oem connector but Im unable unless the compressor is clocked up. I noticed if the exhaust side was tipped a bit more forward ( the turbo a bit closer the the fans ) There would be more room for the sensor. Any solutions to this problem? almost considering another turbo

Any kind of adapter or deifferent exhaust housing i could use? I already have a .63 housing on it, And i have a spare. 48 housing except the .48 s shorter and closer to the block if i recall coreectly :)

Ill get pictures tomorrow, I have to install my shinny new cfm oil separator ;)


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Old 09-04-2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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is the turbo a 4 bolt outlet or a 5
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Yeah, I have the SPA Manifold and a SPA 5250 turbo. Mine also is very close to the crank sensor. All I did was remove the plastic 90* elbow, and wrap the wires in electrical black tape.. then cut a small piece of header wrap and use zip ties to hold it around the wires.. It`s been on there for a couple weeks now. No problems...
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:21 PM   #5
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I pretty much had to do the same thing, Also did you have clearence issues with putting a filter on the turbo because my inlet is close to the transmission makign it hard to get a coupler over the inlet
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I used a coupler and then a piece of tubeing the same size as the turbo inlet,about 6" long and put the cone filter on that. Had more room that way.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:42 PM   #7
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Im wondering if theres a different hot side to the turbo that would move it towards the fans a bit more or even towards the front of the engine ( like towards ac kinda thing )
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Try giving Will or Jeff a call at CFM. They have them in stock. They can tell you.
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