Mar 16, 2007: Drilling the oil return.....
Drilling the oil return line took me WAAAY longer than it should of. I did it a really stupid way. Yes, it's extremely secure the way I drilled and tapped the individual bolts but it's also not necessary. Anyways, if you do it yourself...I recommend you use some self tapping screws. It will save you a LOT OF TIME!!! Drilling and tapping in a confined work area took me over 5 hours!
- A few new toys came in today.
- Installed ECU patch harness.
- Drilled and tapped EGT sensor hole.
- Pull off radiator hose so I could drill the oil return holes.
- Drilled oil retrun drain hole.
- Removed the whole thermostat piping...lol
- Finished mounting up the drain flange.
- Tighetn turbo housing.
- Mocked up more IC piping. Taking to shop tomorrow to bead and weld pipes.
SAFC Neo came in today. Gonna use this to control fuel. It should be sufficient for now since I'm running really low boost.
ECU patch harness. Basically puts a bridge between the stock ecu wiring. This way you don't have to hack up the OEM wires. Instead you splice and cut the patch harness.
Pictures of how it's hooked up.
EGT temperature probe mounted. Drilled and tapped the hole for the sensor. I put it in the cylinder 6 pipe because it's supposed to be the hottest running cylinder out of them all.
Pulled off the radiator hose for more clearance. If you have a small drill you can skip this step. My drill is really long so I had to do this.
Close up of where I'm drilling.