fkyx Posted May 23, 2010 Share Posted May 23, 2010 I call her Jillian. I put an EJ20G in her today. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs506.ash1/29894_1442594752093_1449810007_31129988_1531724_n.jpg Pardon the mess. It's actually cleaner than it was before we started. Haha. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs546.snc3/29894_1442594872096_1449810007_31129989_7927986_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs546.snc3/29894_1442594912097_1449810007_31129990_7116466_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs526.snc3/29894_1442594992099_1449810007_31129991_7725774_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs506.ash1/29894_1442595032100_1449810007_31129992_6832878_n.jpg Again... pardon the mess. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs546.snc3/29894_1442595072101_1449810007_31129993_3460728_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs506.ash1/29894_1442595112102_1449810007_31129994_6242648_n.jpg Finally mated! http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs546.snc3/29894_1442595152103_1449810007_31129995_5596498_n.jpg http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs526.snc3/29894_1442595192104_1449810007_31129996_2328302_n.jpg http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs526.snc3/29894_1442595232105_1449810007_31129997_451634_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs506.ash1/29894_1442595272106_1449810007_31129998_6528396_n.jpg http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs546.snc3/29894_1442595312107_1449810007_31129999_5006046_n.jpg So here's a big issue. Any suggestions short of buying another intercooler? The TD05's outlet is clocked so that I'd have to make some rather snaky bends (I had already, actually, but they only fit when the engine wasn't in the car). http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs506.ash1/29894_1442595352108_1449810007_31130000_4082157_n.jpg http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs526.snc3/29894_1442595392109_1449810007_31130001_5604800_n.jpg So a pair of newbies did it. It took us around 2.5 hours, but I'm pretty sure we didn't screw anything up too badly. I misread the manual, and because of my lack of knowledge and a slight brain fart, I tried to torque one of the pressure plate bolts down at 156 ft-lbs. You can probably guess what happened to that bolt. Pliers and a trip to NAPA fixed it. We fought with the engine for something like 15 minutes because of a stupid "peg" that my old engine left in the tranny. The EJ20G's peg couldn't go in the hole, so we had to pull the engine out and work the old peg out. I broke one of the power steering and alternator belt tensioner bolts because I forgot to loosen the other one. The engine mounts were a pain - they wouldn't match up with the holes. But a little prying and wiggling did the job eventually. The clutch works. Now all that's left is the strenuous job of running hoses and checking all of the torques.... and finding a solution to my intercooler problem. Oh and a question that came up while my friend and I were talking about wasted spark engines: Say I had the injector plugs switched on one bank of cylinders.... what is most likely to happen when I try to start the engine? Thanks for reading! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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