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Old 12-May-2006, 02:34 PM
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it's turbo time.

so, im boosting my b16 hatch.

full turbonetics kit, log style manifold. 8psi (no higher) on stock internals.

any suggestions for maintenence, keeping it cool, etc?

i figured there's some good educated people on here.

and no "BUILD YOUR BLOCK!! OMG YOU NEED $10,000 IN SLEEVES AND PISTONS!!!" nonsence. i just want to know how to keep care of it...she's not gonna be abused and raced....

thanks guys
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haha more additions to the baby eh
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Old 12-May-2006, 03:03 PM
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maintence wise? 1 step or 2 step colder plugs... i assume your kit comes with injectors? do you know what size? You'll need some type of management, I would DEFINATELY recommend chipping your ecu and getting it dynotuned. I would suggest using crome pro as the program, as it's cheap and a real good program.

Cooling wise.. well. you could get an aluminum rad or fluidlyne(sp?) but all that would most likely be un-necessary if you aren't going to race or have high hp #s
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plugs? spark plugs?

it uses greddy emanage. the piggy back ecu for fuel related management.... as for chipping, whats the advantage?
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Old 12-May-2006, 05:25 PM
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Stock clutch wont hold to long with the added power and tq.

My turbo d16z6 stays cool with a dual core rad, so you might be ok with your stock one.
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your stock rad will be fine and crome pro is better then e-manage. there are more functions to use and stuff like that.


synthetic oil might be a good idea and i would change your oil every 3000 - 5000km's.
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Old 12-May-2006, 06:11 PM
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crome offers more precise adjustments than e-manage or a hack. I've never touched either (thats why I have a tuner) but from what I have read, they are completely different and crome offers way better options.

You should be on top of your maintence when you boost. I find myself checked my oil everyday and looking at my plugs every 3-5 days. Maybe that's a bit too much, but I just want to make sure everything is functioning the way it's suppose to.


I would recommend 10w40 oil. There is a huge debate on which oil and which grade to use, imo 10w40 is a good choice, but it's not going to hurt anything if you go with 5w50 or 10w30, etc.
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what injectors does the kit come with? if there aren't any, i'd invest in some that can deliver more fuel. crome pro works well, my car has never run better thanks to my tuner.

make sure your oil feed and return lines are routed properly to ensure a long turbo life and a happy right foot.

you may want to invest in a wideband kit.
you may want to invest in some guages: oil temp, oil pressure, boost.

good luck and happy boosting!
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investing in a wideband kit is a good idea....especially since it makes things so much easier on your tuner, and b/c it allows you to see any unsafe AFR's and stop beatin/driving the car until that gets taken care of.
You don't need a built block to have a boosted car that makes good power and hauls a$$....ask weiRtech, he can vouge for that.
Tuning is key. But more than just a few WOT pulls on the dyno is required to make sure the whole map (especially the boost portion) is tuned well. I suggest an afternoon of street tuning then an hour or two on the dyno to dial it in for power.
Crome is way better than greddys emanage IMO.
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you guys are like a GOD SEND....

now i cant wait to BOOST my SIR... baby come ON!!!
the beginning process begins soon
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i dont have the stock rad. we took that out when we did the b16 swap.

it's the double thick sized rad. the stock one wouldnt keep the temps low. i did thermostat, rad, new axels, spark plugs, spark plug wires, new fuel pump, new fuel filter, belts and hoses, and piles of other stuff.

i check my oil every 3 days..call me paranoid. as for changes, i dont ever, ever, let it go more then 5000. usually i dont let it past 4500...... and, i always add a touch of lucas...

and, from what i've heard, 20w50 oil is what people seem to be using for turbos....

any tricks to keeping the turbo cool?

god i cant wait!!!!!
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Originally posted by Nicotine
i dont have the stock rad. we took that out when we did the b16 swap.

it's the double thick sized rad. the stock one wouldnt keep the temps low. i did thermostat, rad, new axels, spark plugs, spark plug wires, new fuel pump, new fuel filter, belts and hoses, and piles of other stuff.

i check my oil every 3 days..call me paranoid. as for changes, i dont ever, ever, let it go more then 5000. usually i dont let it past 4500...... and, i always add a touch of lucas...

and, from what i've heard, 20w50 oil is what people seem to be using for turbos....

any tricks to keeping the turbo cool?

god i cant wait!!!!!
if you are really concerned about keeping your turbo cool, pick up an oil cooler as seen below. as for the oil debate, i run mobil1 5w30.

run a pipe up from the bumper and into the cooler:



or something like this:




oil cooler on the right, rad on the left:


intercooler infront:
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price on the oil cooler? hard to install???

i dont plan on abusing it. i just want it A) to have it (blow off sounds wicked, as does the sound of the boost), B) for a bit of a perk to the engine....

only gonna run 8psi, and no higher ever.....

thanks for all the feedback guys, keep it coming..nice to see some nice people on here who arnt all "YOU SUCK" or, dumb comments.

much appreciated.
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