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Re: Since i've never really posted about my car...here goes


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 773807 posted 03/26/09 01:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well small updates...Still waiting on a bunch of parts, but decided to play the engine in the bay last night.

Was a bit stubborn with the Prothane mounts but it eventually fit snug. Started reconnecting the harness.

Does anyone have a JDM vacuum diagram?
I also need to source some injector clips and new clips for some of the sensors.



1988 VR4....Needs a lot of TLC

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 773877 posted 03/26/09 04:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Do you mean for the cyclone system? There's a nifty diagram printed on the underside of my bonnet I could snap a pic of but there's also a good (english) diagram floating around here somewhere...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 773887 posted 03/26/09 04:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hope this helps
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(179of2k) back in black
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 776554 posted 04/02/09 11:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As of this morning i have received:

FP3065 Turbo
FP 2.5" O2 housing
FP inline oil filter
Stainless oil feed line
4" Inlet Coupler
-6an braided lines (intended for water lines)
Wastegate dump tube
and a few other assorted nuts and bolts


Will post pictures later



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 776956 posted 04/03/09 07:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Now down to the details. Although the transmission is on and the shifter cables are connected, we are far from being done with the shifting system. See the problem we have is, My replacement cable is a 91-93 VR4 cable...my shifter base is the 88-90 and the Gearbox is a 1990. The 91-93 use different brackets, shifer base and a longer cable. The stiff engine Mounts also made it a bit more difficult to install the trans, As they REFUSED to flex. We eventually left the timing belt side mount only bolted and removed the front and rear ones. This gave us enough leverage to rock the engine a bit forward so the input shaft can slide all the way in.

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The next order of business was with the turbo Installation. We needed to see what sort of clearance the turbo allowed us. With the turbo Clocked downwards, there was NO clearance issues...but this would require re-engineering the intercooler piping. Clocking it upwards required a little caveman engineering ala....Tools required: Hammer. The easiest solution was Denting the water pipe in that position to give the turbo more clearance to clock it upward to connect to the Charge pipe. I now remain have to source a 2.5" Straight coupler and clamps, 4" clamp to finish off the Turbo and intercooler Install. I also have to cut off the 16G bolt on flange off the charge pipe which is 2.5" in diameter and give it a lip.


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Hopefully the timing belt tensioner and drive shaft bolts arrive on Saturday so by Monday I should hear the engine start up for the first time in 2 years. The wastegate hasn't arrived as yet but I decided to get a Tial 44mm wastegate over the MV-S since tial informed me the flange sizes are different. This will be installed with an 8Psi spring...


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 776995 posted 04/03/09 10:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking good! Is that an HID box I see in the first pic?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 777014 posted 04/03/09 11:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah it is....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 777391 posted 04/04/09 06:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I got the timing belt tensioner yesterday and have already installed it along with a new 180* thermostat. Would have tried to start the motor this weekend but I can't get trans oil locally...everywhere sells GL5 based oil. And according to a lot of trans builders GL5 reduces the life of the trans. So I'm waiting on an order I put in for some oil to come next thursday. Once that gets here i will be showing the start up video.

We also started plumbing the catch can, dealing unecessary Vaccum ports etc. got Rid of the PCV as I'm running a closed catch can system. We also had to get a little creative with the oil cooler install. to get it to clear the bumper and still be in a location that recieves Airflow. Here are a few pictures i've snapped with my blackberry














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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 779163 posted 04/09/09 09:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got a goodie today!


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 779235 posted 04/09/09 01:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Can't wait for this car to be completed. Please keep us posted.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 779244 posted 04/09/09 01:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Beautiful! Nice work...this thing's gonna scream!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 779365 posted 04/09/09 06:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Tial FTW



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 782907 posted 04/20/09 03:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got another goodie today


TunersNation Charcoal SS Braided brake lines

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 786455 posted 04/30/09 09:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got another Tuners Nation Goodie today


Stainless Clutch Line

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 788555 posted 05/05/09 09:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
car looks good in silver

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 790567 posted 05/11/09 08:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Car as it sits today

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 790582 posted 05/11/09 09:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice. I'd paint the end tanks black as it's going to look like it doesn't fill up the front opening on the right side. The fmic's are designed to work with the usdm bumpers but the jdm bumpers have a lot more room for a larger fmic. Did the car get sprayed over yet?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 790590 posted 05/11/09 09:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Unfortunately no. I'm gonna pull the engine again though and take the car to a spray shop let them spray the bay over. The first spray guy hasn't returned my front bumper to me yet although he claims he's done the repairs to it. Hope he gives me my deposit back if he hasn't completed the work. Its been 3wks



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 884583 posted 03/24/10 09:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow I really haven't updated this thread in a while.

So I'm building a new motor now....rather not talk about why. I'm using a spare N/a block I had sitting behind the car.

The updated plans for the car includes:
DS-Map (3 bar map sensor, GM IAT, Moates Ostrich)
Wiseco Pistons
Eagle rods
New oil pump (I'm not reusing parts off the old motor except the head and ARP head studs)
850CC injectors
These are on the list for now as This car, plus mishaps (Broken windscreen) with my DD have keep funds rather low.







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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 906390 posted 06/10/10 02:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok time to update this thread.

So since the last time i've posted

I've recieved everything except the Moates Ostrich.

I've sprayed the engine bay in black and decided to spray the car in Crystal Antimony Grey off the Mercedes Mclaren SLR SLR picture

Here are some not so great pictures of the bay





The short block



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 906682 posted 06/11/10 04:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238667 posted 07/21/17 01:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Wow Haven't updated in a very long time

More Updates

Made the decision to go fuel cell




Cleaned up a bit more in the engine bay





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