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Re: Proud new owner of 555/1000


mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 940043 posted 10/15/10 08:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My b0rked turbo showed up today. I'm pretty damn happy with the purchase, considering i expected it to be in MUCH worse shape than it is.
The compressor housing is TOTALLY re-usable, and the turbine housing is just incredible. I should have bought one of these for my 3076r long ago.

OLD turbine housing - some reworked mitsu stock cast garbage



NEW turbine housing - Coated FP HOTNESS



Really can't beat it for $225 shipped, considering the turbine housing alone is $399 from FP. If and when this turbo goes kablooey, at least a replacement CHRA won't be crazy expensive. I could always just order the fp3065 chra. The guy i bought this blown up one from said they want ~$900 for one.

Yes, i know my compressor housing is FILTHY. I'll polish it up again before it goes in the car.

I just did some research on what i have here. Was it common knowledge that the FP3065 is basically just a Garrett GT3082r?

It looks like i could upgrade my 3076r to this compressor for pretty cheap now, since i have the housings and know the measurements.


Edited by mitsuturbo (10/15/10 09:15 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 940065 posted 10/15/10 10:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The triple nickle is coming alone nicely. Looking forward to see the end result



Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 944575 posted 10/29/10 10:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got some more parts lined up.. it'll all be coming together soon. I just have to get the rear end done before i finish up the engine and everything else. I'll have to have some things "professionally" welded, such as the aluminum IAT bung, and a bung for my EGT on the SS o2 housing. Here are some more photos. Check out the lines that came with my oil cooler... i wish they weren't well over $20 a foot or i'd have done ALL the lines under the hood with them.




-6 AN Fuel delivery/regulator setup


Setrab oil cooler with super lightweight and flexible lines.


-10 AN breather oil cap.. bottom view, with pushlok fitting i've had FOR EVER attached


Oil return line setup.. still need one fitting though.


UR cam gears and fuel filter


Edited by mitsuturbo (10/29/10 10:36 PM)

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 944576 posted 10/29/10 10:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Kitty for emissions test day. "Muffler" for every other day.


Semi assembled 3052 turbo... still waiting for the clamp to show up from FP.



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster


Edited by mitsuturbo (10/29/10 10:37 PM)

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 946898 posted 11/06/10 05:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I picked up another 4-Bolt rear end, complete with cups and all fasteners for ~$75 today. I saw it out at Pick-a-Part last weekend, and ran back up to Arlington to pull it this morning. I actually had it out in about 20 minutes with just hand tools! I'm pretty happy that i have a "spare" 4 bolt now. It's not like they're getting any EASIER to find. The nice thing is, it came off a car that appears to have never been modified.



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 948971 posted 11/14/10 04:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I guess i'll put the oil pan on tonight... FINALLY.
I wanted to triple check the thrust clearance (crank end play) before putting it back together, so i went and got a dial indicator and checked it again. I've been doing it for years with feeler gauges, but it's hard to get at the top of the thrust bearing that way. I wanted to make DAMN sure it was perfect. It's a good thing i did. I popped the bearing cap loose and forced pressure both ways once again before tightening it down. I was barely at .003" before i did this. Now it's right where i wanted it... right at .004". Luckily i didnt have to wet sand a thrust bearing this time around.





92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 949661 posted 11/16/10 12:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
WTF is this chutter?

Anyhoo, i got some more put together yesterday. I polished my intake manifold a bit more. Pointless, i know.. but i like the way it looks.




BTW, that valve cover came new from the dealer less than 2 years ago. PO paid over 3 bills for it!



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster


Edited by mitsuturbo (11/16/10 12:35 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951148 posted 11/20/10 07:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
build looks awesome! i daily drive 555/2000 but she's got over 276,000 and isn't is as good a condition as yours is in. good luck with the build!



1997 Eclipse GSX - sold
2004 Evo RS
1996 Eclipse Spyder AWD - sold
555/2000 NB - 286,000 miles - sold
713/1000 KG - sold
1945/2000 BG - sold
1803/2000 SW RHD - sold
1049/2000 - sold

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 951633 posted 11/22/10 01:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not much of an update, but i took some new pictures after i got my MV-r mounted, and figured out i can run my FMIC plumbing a bit shorter of a route.






92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 958750 posted 12/20/10 08:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow, i just looked at this and realized it's been a month since i made any progress, other than putting 2g style injector clips on my engine harness, and getting some welding done on my FMIC.

I *hate* holidays. Such bullshit. Holding me up spending money on my car and getting it on the road.



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster


Edited by mitsuturbo (12/20/10 08:34 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 958869 posted 12/20/10 07:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hey man. at least your doing it. i love the build. any progress is progress. no matter how small. something my uncle used to tell me. if you never start. youll never finish. i love the build and keep us updated

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 963845 posted 01/18/11 08:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Haven't done much. Ordered water lines for the wastegate and some custom AN water line stuff for the turbo as well. Should have that done late next week, i suppose. Maybe i'll get the parts by this weekend though. That would be nice.

Here you can see how i cut the factory engine support bracket to better suit my needs



and here.. finally got the STEEL jayracing alternator relocation kit, mounted it, and got a belt to fit my setup



turbocharger is all cleaned up.. it's got some miles on it, so i hope it lasts a while... i need to start saving for my GT3082 CHRA now, i think



and one more just for good measure
This one illustrates (quite well) the belts (with size visibly printed on them) which are needed to run a 7g PS pump as well as a Jayracing Alt relo kit with a UR Underdrive pulley.





I'm hoping to drop the engine before the end of the month. I'm just being VERY particular about things and money got tight around the holidays.



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster


Edited by mitsuturbo (01/18/11 09:01 AM)

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 965409 posted 01/24/11 11:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I got my water lines and fittings in recently, so i've been working on getting the wastegate and turbo fed.

You can see the one water line for the wastegate has a fire shield on it... i didn't want it getting too hot behind the manifold. The wastegate water lines are just PTFE -4AN with swaged ends, and a -4AN to 3/8 barb adapter on one end. I ended up running a factory water pipe after all.

The turbo water line that goes from the water pipe to the front isn't permanent. That's a PTFE line with regular screw on ends stuck on it for fitment/testing purposes. I didn't want to run regular rubber braided line to the turbo, because of how hot it gets. I bought this shit line from some company called Votion, and it's fucking impossible to put it together as they explain it. It was supposed to go together as kind of a ferrule setup, but it does NOT work. (correction: i actually got it put together, but it turns out the fittings are crap, so i can't use this line anyhow) I've ordered a couple fittings and will build a -6AN line out of standard stainless braided line, with 45 reusable ends.

Water pipe adapter fitting is M14x1.5 to 6AN
Turbo adapter fitting is M12x1.5 to 6AN







92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster


Edited by mitsuturbo (01/28/11 10:16 PM)

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966159 posted 01/28/11 10:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Original window sticker thing:





92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster


Edited by mitsuturbo (01/28/11 10:17 PM)

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bazeng
pondering trannies


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 966380 posted 01/30/11 02:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very coool build mate....

Looking forward to see it in the car!



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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 968098 posted 02/06/11 11:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's in!
Unfortunately, i fucked up my back a bit today as well.. but the engine IS in, finally! I tapped a hole for my EGT, just past the turbo because i've seen too many probes break off and wind up killing a turbocharger. May end up having to weld a bung, but that will be easy when the time comes.

Someone recently said the prothane mounts are a real bitch to set the engine in on.... boy were they right! You "MUST" lube the mounts in order for them to go together right.









Finally, it's bolted in completely!


Looks like an alternator swap out wouldn't be so hard after all.


Now i've just got to figure out my intercooler plumbing, and a few more odds and ends.. should be good to go!
It should be on the road by next month.



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster

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needs moar imput
565/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 968177 posted 02/07/11 10:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks good, glad to see things are coming together.



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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 969963 posted 02/15/11 01:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Made a little progress over the weekend. I Mounted the 4bar MAP sensor, the IAT, got the FPR mounted on the firewall (this took some bracket modification and i had to cut/assemble the fuel line). I got the Fuel filter to rail line put together, hooked up a bunch of electrical, and got the Scirocco radiator hooked up with what seems like a viable solution. I thought i was going to run the civic radiator, so i had bought silicone rad. hoses. I ended up using the lower for the upper, and modified the upper, and used it along with the "S" out of a factory nonturbo water pipe mid-span.










I still need to get the FMIC plumbing figured out, and mount an oil cooler.. as well as make a solid bracket for the radiator... then i can put the fascia back on so it looks presentable. Once i get a tranny put in, i'll toss the hood back on and get ready to fire it up!



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97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster

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buff guys = good time but my dream is to fondle 1051
62/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970246 posted 02/16/11 10:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lookin better every update man. Why wait to fire it up until the tranny is in?



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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970328 posted 02/16/11 03:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Precisely how do you propose i get the starter in place to turn the flywheel in order to start the engine? Hold it by hand?



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2012 Hyundai Veloster

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Barnes
Firechicken
908/1000
237/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970331 posted 02/16/11 03:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting mitsuturbo:

Precisely how do you propose i get the starter in place to turn the flywheel in order to start the engine? Hold it by hand?




I've actually seen this done. I do not recommend it. I had a buddy that could not for the life of him track an engine leak coming from the back of his block. He had removed and installed his tranny like 3 times trying to figure it out. So finally he got fed up and decided he needed start the engine with the tranny out, and he did exactly as you describe. It was pretty scary. Good news is he figured out his leak.



-Jon Barnes
#580/2000 (Long Gone)
#908/1000 Black (Sold)
#237/2000 White

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 970755 posted 02/18/11 02:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, that's just crazy, Barnes. I'm not doing that shit without a lot of beer in me first, and i'm not starting this for the first time while being drunk! So it's not gonna happen.

I was looking for a better solution than i had for an intake pipe, and came across the STM 4" intake pipe. I won't link it, because IMO they don't deserve the extra attention, but let it suffice to say that i kinda copied what i saw on their site. I ordered two parts... an OBX (junk when under pressure, i know) 4" 45 silicone coupler, and a 4" 45 aluminum pipe... which i WILL polish. Still, I've to shorten it a bit on each end, and figure out the fitment more precisely, but this should work out quite well.





92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 975701 posted 03/09/11 10:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got the intake pipe cut to length, and a filter put on it. I still need to polish the intake pipe.


I got some other goodies this evening and put them on as well. Got new NGK wires, and a JMF plug cover. I also cut the Vibrant stainless 2'5" L pipe to length for my hotpipe. I still need to polish the hotpipe too. I would have gone with aluminum, but i couldnt find a 90 with a long enough leg to meet the turbo. Oh well, stainless seems to not transfer heat as much, so hopefully it'll be more impervious to turbine housing heat.


Still waiting on my 3' chunk of turbosmart 2.5" silicone, so i can cut some nice couplers. I also still need to figure out what i'm going to do for the cold pipe and a BOV. I haven't decided yet, but i think i want to keep running the SSQV. I really like it, and read all sorts of issues with Tial gates and springs. I've never had a problem with a SSQV. Ever.

Oh, and i still need to pick up a DSM water neck/filler cap. I'm also thinking of saving for a new tranny before i fire this thing up. We'll see how things look around the end of the month and everything else is done.

Couple other things i have to address are the fuel pump, and the catch can setup for the breather style oil cap. I've got a few hundred bucks to go before i'm ready to fire it up, and that's not considering a transmission, of course.



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster


Edited by mitsuturbo (03/09/11 10:24 PM)

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5" too short
372/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 975980 posted 03/11/11 12:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
very nice, did you use any of the piping included in the fmic kit?



89 RAIDER V6 5speed
90 GALANT GSX SOLD
91 372/2000 making it pretty again
91 578/2000 sold
92 417/1000 DIED
87 4RUNNER LS400 SWAP SOLD:(

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mitsuturbo
Banthony
555/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 975994 posted 03/11/11 01:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Actually... no, i didn't. I'm going with all stainless. I just polished the hotpipe tonight, as well as the intake pipe, and i'm thinking i'm going to order a 45 stainless mandrel bend for the cold side. I have a mild steel 45, and one stainless 45 already. I mocked up a coldside setup this evening, so i know my layout.

I "could" have used the piping that came with it, but i didnt want to. It even fit ok, really. I'm just being SUPER picky, and dont want aluminum pipe because it oxidizes and starts looking cloudy, whereas stainless doesn't do this as badly. Stainless can be polished and stay that way better, as well. Another HUGE reason i didn't use the piping that came with the FMIC, is that i didnt want ANY silicone "bends". The only couplers i'll be using are either straight, or high quality hump hoses.

I'm going to replace the intake and hotpipe pics this coming weekend with the polished, finished product.



92 GVR4 555/1000 11.41 @ 128.26mph
97 CBR900RR
2012 Hyundai Veloster


Edited by mitsuturbo (03/11/11 01:55 AM)

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