Sorry not been on here in a little while, but I have been really busy with work, and fitting a new kitchen, anyway back to the important stuff, I have been steadily working on the TF and have even had her fired over!!!,
Whilst the engine was out I took the opportunity to clean the engine bay thoroughly, then give it
a coat of under seal, I also started fitting the reflecta gold heat shielding to the back of the bulk head.
The sump plates are now tac welded in and a boss for the relocated oil temperature sensor has been welded in place (Big thanks to John Burn for this).
Next I took the injectors out of the 1.8T manifold and rebuilt them into the 160 alloy one.
The oil filter had to be relocated again!
And the Turbo Core had to be rotated 180 degrees.
A test fit of my new Thermal Zero turbo blanket.
At last time for the engine to go back in, the car has had no engine at this point for a month.
up she goes
Its a tight squeeze.
in at last.
I decided to up rate the cooling system to a PRT one, this was a bit of a chew (only because of the turbo water lines).
Turbo Oil feed in
This is an example of just how little room there is to get the pipes in (this is just a trial fit at the moment)
Oil cooler hooked plumbed in with AN8 lines.
New oil filter lines on custom oil plate (this might need changing)
The view of the turbo from underneath (Just test fitting at the moment).
Aftermarket Boost gauge and oil Pressure fitted (what do you guys think?).
I have had the car started but have only ran it for 2 seconds at a time, mainly because It has no exhaust so the wideband at the moment does not function and my gut reaction is that the engine is running lean.
This weekend's task is to make up a custom exhaust so I can run the car properly.
And just for a bit of fun, I photoshoped a TF with a ZS-180 kit on it, what do you recon?
More coming soon...