1600 turbo build thread

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by petew » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:09 pm

MS2 is more than enough and cheaper. Don't talk to me about 3.88s. If I'd only done that when I had the trans built. :(

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:31 pm

It's just green paper brother!

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by petew » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:12 am

It's green plastic over here...

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:18 am

Oh!

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:02 pm

Well I went to work today to mess with the bug. I have it tuned pretty good but it's still rich at idle. After that the AFR's are pretty good throughout the rest of the range. Also the tach quit working. Turned out the wire had worn through under the car and broke. Fixed that up too.
I am bummed though, today on the PLX, the vacuum only read zero and was blinking. Seems that its jacked. I pulled the power plugs off and put them back in but it didn't help. Hope the boost module isn't fried. It is fed through a common power and common ground on a terminal strip I made up. Everything else works fine still. I pulled the vacuum line off at the module and there is vac there.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:59 pm

Since I jacked up my starter a couple weeks ago I went to the FLAPS and grabbed a new one. $45 for a brand new one? Good thing it has a lifetime warranty!
Still no luck on the PLX boost module though unfortunately.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by petew » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:36 am

$45 for a brand new starter is a KILLER deal!

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VW-Classic- ... Sw44BYCDgn

This is a good deal for a nasty chinese unit. A decent one costs double that. :(

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:12 am

Yeah I looked online and the usual vw stores and the were all $150-$250 so I was real surprised to see they were $45. I am only getting right at 12v out of the alternator too so I asked about those too. $70 for a Bosch.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:31 pm

Grrrr! Turns out I reused my 6v flywheel so I got the wrong starter. 6v starter is ordered and will be in at 2:30 tomorrow. I think I'm going to throw it in and bring the car home so I can mess with it here. I live in a very quiet little cul-de-sac, so we will see how this goes! Might have to put a muffler on it!

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:34 pm

Also while I had it on the lift I had a look to try to see where I'm leaking oil at. Appears to be running down the cylinders on the block side. Wondering if it could be my cooler leaking down there.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:56 pm

Scratch that. It's leaking down between (actually it looks like around) the cylinder and the head. More on the driver's side than the passenger.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:15 pm

And this damn thing still smokes like a bitch. I wonder if maybe I tore an oring or something when I took it apart.
https://youtu.be/5pQuNjg0UdQ

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by petew » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:54 pm

That's going dead rich on the throttle blip there, but yeah, that's a lot of white smoke. Weird.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:25 am

Yeah it does go rich when it's sitting still. Doesn't do that when I'm driving it though for some reason. Or at least not when I'm moving. I'm going to try to pull the turbo drain tube off today and make sure that's not causing it. My drain is kind of long and runs a little horizontal. I have it running along the intake pipe over to the 1/2 valve cover.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by rubenski » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:12 am

Any other routing possible?
Better to be blown than to suck!

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