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Old 12-15-2010, 02:54 AM   #1
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first start up and reactions advise

I think tomorrow is the big day for my svt, i "finished" installing toms turbo kit, i still need to install the j&s, wideband and the boost gauge, and some other stuff.

to be honest, im worried about my work, i had never done something like this before, i had dealt with intakes, tune ups, exhaust, uploading tunes, etc but man this was a big ass test of all the stuff ive done in the past.

What does usually happen when starting a just installed turbo car?, im expecting oil and air leaks, from both the ic piping and the exhaust since i messed with even the flexpipe. id like to know about common mistakes

the car doesnt have oil right now, after i put some tomorrow ill make sure the turbo oil feed does have flow, what should it look like?, a lot of oil?, a lot of pressure?

The tuner sent me a file and he asked me to datalog idle for 5 minutes, do i need the j&s and AF working for this?, it took me a lot of time to get here and the car hasnt returned the favor, you know how it feels, im burning inside to start it, and the smile i could get from the first start up would help a lot.

The only thing im pretty sure ill triple check is that i have a fire extinguisher ready for the action lol


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the turbo will SMOKE on first start up, its just oil on the impellers.

and i am pretty sure you need the J&s, and you definitely need the wideband.

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just double check your couplers and clamps and you shouldnt have air leaks. like the other guy said it will smoke some... esp all the exhaust piping and turbo housing. check all vacuum lines before you try to start it and make sure they are all on good and you didnt miss one, they can make you think you really messed something up. make sure all injectors are plugged in good, as well as maf. oil flow should be pretty good out of feed. i'll be on messenger later i'll hit you up.

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I was in the same boat as you. SCARED as hell after doing my own turbo.

-Crank down the clamps on your couplers with a rachet one final time (I had no piping problems with mine doing this)
-The turbo may smoke. But after running it for awhile the smoke will clear.
-Double check the little things; MAF (mine was in backwards, DUH), injectors, vacuum line routing, etc.
-Make sure oil fittings are tight. (I had a small oil leak, had to replace drain line.)

I would go ahead and get your gauges all hooked up as well because they are very important for the SVT.

Good luck! You'll be so happy that it runs! I jumped around and celebrated when I started mine for the first time!
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The best advice I can give is take a couple of steps back.......take a couple of deep breaths and go over everything in your mind and on your checklist to make sure you haven't missed anything.

Sometimes turbo smoke and sometimes they don't....your exhaust will smoke from under the car from where you have touched everything. You may have a couple leaks from the oil line or even the exhaust. Also check all of your connections on the manifold for vacuum leaks.

There are always things that will happen but the best thing to do is take your time and don't get excited.
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Good luck man!! You should post a video of the 1st fire up... so that way we can all see what you see... and share that same sigh of relief when she starts screaming to life!!

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I was in the same boat as you. SCARED as hell after doing my own turbo.

-Crank down the clamps on your couplers with a rachet one final time (I had no piping problems with mine doing this)
-As stated, the turbo WILL smoke. But after running it for awhile the smoke will clear.
-Double check the little things; MAF (mine was in backwards, DUH), injectors, vacuum line routing, etc.
-Make sure oil fittings are tight. (I had a small oil leak, had to replace drain line.)

I would go ahead and get your gauges all hooked up as well because they are very important for the SVT.

Good luck! You'll be so happy that it runs! I jumped around and celebrated when I started mine for the first time!
^X2. I was there for the first dyno run. You want something to be really afraid of. The first time you spray N2o on your 09 Foci on a dyno after watching Mustangs explode on YouTube!!!! Good luck man. Just double check all of your connections couplers etc. Take your time man. Don't be in a rush and you should be fine!
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lol.. little update, i still dont do anything, just finished the exhaust (had a bad time with fiberglass heat wrap (itchy arms), some gaskets didnt fit, some gaskets wouldnt work, but thats done, i was going to start the car without the J&s and wideband but this could be the last time my battery terminals hold, decided to do the electronics and then start the car.

i overtighten one of my clamps and now it doesnt work, i know standard clamps suck and ill be getting tclamps as soon as i get more money, i bought 1 today and it was 7 bucks -_o i need several
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STD clamps DONT suck and in my opinion t-clamps shouldnt be used unless you in higher boost 25psi +

The big thing is to wash the inside of your hoses and piping with a fast drying carb cleaner to make sure there is no oil or anything on them and SDT clamps will hold fine with out crushing your hoses or piping , 90% of people tighten the t-clamps to tight

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^agreed with Tom. All my standard clamps have held fine. No leaks, no blowing couplers. I am on 8 psi.

I think its a good idea to have the wideband and J&S hooked up before starting.
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