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      08-31-2009, 09:15 PM   #57
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Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

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UPDATE 8/31

UPDATE 8/31


Spent about 2 hours working on the car/turbo tonight.....work keeps getting in the way of my fun!!

test fitted the gt35r to find 2 points of contact with the transmission/engine block.

Problem #1

This fitting for the vacuum hose for boost control is in the wrong spot. Previous owner had the compressor housing 180 degrees in the other direction so it worked for him. Had to remove it. Will find a brass plug for this hole tomorrow and find someone to retap in a better location.





Problem #2

and then the exhaust housing is/was contacting the transmission here. Spent about 30 minutes with a grinding wheel and got my clearance





ITS ON BABY

ok, well now its off, have to get that fitting retapped tomorrow and then it will be on for good.

I have a weeping oil pan gasket and rear main seal as you can see here. These will be addressed this winter once I have more downtime on the car.





thats it for today
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