Mar 15, 2007: A bunch of cutting and test fitting.
- Finished routing heater core tubing and removed kinks.
- Removed transmission cooler line tie downs.
- Test fit drain flange.
- Routed sensor wires out of the way.
- Mounted vacuum sensor out of the way and replaced tubing.
- Cut front subframe metal piece to enable clearance for intercooler piping.
- Grind down jagged metal and apply touch up paint.
- Cut plastic cover so intercooler piping can go through.
- Mocked up a few intercooler pipes.
- Cut a hole in the engine bay for intercooler piping to be routed down.
- Cut intake tube.
- Put everything back together.
Finally got that coolant hose on there correctly. Hose clamps installed. Also, note the one clamp in the middle. It's there to prevent the pipe from kinking.
That white wire on top is my Zeitronix data cable. It goes inside the car for my gauges. Electronic readout tucked in the corner! EGT, Boost, and Wideband O2.
Pix of my interior below with a close up of the Zeitronix unit.
Removed the clamps holding the transmission cooler lines. They will have to be moved out of the way to drill the oil pan for the return line.
Close up of my oil return flange. Function7 high quality unit, not a cheap knockoff. When it comes to oil supply for the turbo, DON'T cheap out!
This is where the oil return flange will go. I'm drilling/installing that tomorrow when my tap and die kit comes in.
Bolted the vacuum sensor module to the chassis so it's not hanging around. It's bolted on the air box with the stock setup.
I didn't want that big long hose to be dangling around so I replaced it with a pretty blue hose...heh.
Note: I didn't take a pic, but I had to hack off part of that pipe that was sticking upwards.
Tucked sensor cables further away from the turbo. There are 4 bolts to remove the bracket. Check out previous pictures to see how it was in factory configuration. Before I rerouted that cable, it was sitting about 1/2" away from the turbo!