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    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Thanks for the quick replies chaps. I really don't think it could be a boost leak because as I go further up the rev range I would expect some increase in boost but it just seems to be flat as it is...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 11-06-2014, 01:18 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Well, no chance of blowing the turbo up I am afraid. Still not getting above about 3-4 psi. It's really head scratching now. I reached back behind the engine and could feel the chemical metal still ho...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 11-06-2014, 08:37 AM
    Thread: Welder
Post: RE: Welder

There seem to be a major shortage of second hand welders offering delivery for some reason. That is the main reason stopping me from picking up a second hand one.
306Puggy The Couch 58 10,751 10-06-2014, 06:40 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Yes I have put the chemical metal on the wastegate arm but it is not a very good surface, not sure if it will hold, TBH. But logically speaking it must be the small amount of flex in the wastegate act...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 10-06-2014, 06:00 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

It's not really opening a lot, it just opens by a fraction of an amount, but it seems to make a big difference to the pressure coming out of the turbo. I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow.
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 10-06-2014, 02:30 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

(07-06-2014, 04:21 PM)Chris_90 Wrote: Bit of a bodge but it might hold get some chemical metal, mix a small bit of that up and but it on wastegate arm leave it long enough to set solid then try it w...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 10-06-2014, 10:53 AM
    Thread: Welder
Post: RE: Welder

Should I chuck a bid in on this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clarke-Weld-Ho...258fad0555 It is the only one I can find that has a delivery option. And it is a gas mig as well. But I can't find much in ...
306Puggy The Couch 58 10,751 07-06-2014, 06:02 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

(07-06-2014, 08:32 AM)Chris_90 Wrote: I'd just say sod it put a tiny bit of weld on the wastegate arm only a small amount so it can be taken off, if it boosts Ok then you no its a weak actuator, the...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 07-06-2014, 03:53 PM
    Thread: Welder
Post: RE: Welder

I see where you are coming from but I want to learn to weld anyway, it is not just for the purposes of this project. Plus it would nice to be able to be self sufficient. From what I have seen of weldi...
306Puggy The Couch 58 10,751 07-06-2014, 12:27 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

(06-06-2014, 08:42 PM)Chris_90 Wrote: There's got to be a restriction some were like the hole on the manifold is not lined up right, was it hard to pull the actuator on to the wastegate arm? Yup, th...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 07-06-2014, 07:17 AM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Okay, back to business. First, let me say, working on this thing is hard. Before I can even access anything I have to get the car into this state: [Image: http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r233/...e...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 06-06-2014, 08:09 PM
    Thread: Welder
Post: Welder

Okay guys for those of you who have seen my exhaust thread you will see that I am in a bit of a dilemma. My welding man has started to charge 30 pounds a pop instead of the usual 5/10 pounds so I am n...
306Puggy The Couch 58 10,751 06-06-2014, 03:04 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

The turbo is a GT2052S from a Vauxhall Z20NET engine. Yes I have road tested the unit. I would say it gets to 5 psi at about 3.5k rpm and then from there drops down again. I am thinking that maybe the...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 06-06-2014, 11:15 AM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

(04-06-2014, 08:27 PM)Piggy Wrote: Ouch Gauge is ok? No pipes kinked? Exhaust system blocked? How are you controlling boost? Boost comp connected? No clamps lose? Hi piggy, I will have to work th...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 05-06-2014, 04:35 PM
    Thread: Exhaust options for fresh turbo
Post: RE: Exhaust options for fresh turbo

(04-06-2014, 08:10 PM)Piggy Wrote: Buy a welder for £30?! I might just take the plunge now you mention it. I would have had a bigger budget if I had bought a welder in the first place, that's damn n...
306Puggy XUD Section 9 2,194 05-06-2014, 04:11 PM
    Thread: Exhaust options for fresh turbo
Post: Exhaust options for fresh turbo

Just had to pay 30 quid for an elbow welded to a piece of f*cking steel. Normally the guy would charge me 5 or 10 quid but it seems like the place is under new management. Is there anyway to avoid thi...
306Puggy XUD Section 9 2,194 04-06-2014, 08:09 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Right, pulled off the Manual Boost Controller and it seems to have got a lot more bottom end, but it still won't boost past 5 psi. I think the boost controller might have been the wrong way round caus...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 04-06-2014, 08:05 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Man, the last four days have been stressful. I have done nothing but work on my car, day in, day out. Today I had my first drive of it, unfortunately the results are less than encouraging:-/ The whol...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 04-06-2014, 04:44 PM
    Thread: Brake Master Cylinder leak after pushing on it
Post: RE: Brake Master Cylinder leak after pushing on it

Well thanks for putting my mind at ease guys. I actually had no idea that the reservoir was just pushed into the master cylinder with some seals around it's spout. I thought it was all integral sort o...
306Puggy Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 8 1,306 04-06-2014, 12:19 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Final update of the day. After the initial Euphoria of the starting and running has worn off, a serious problem emerges. Despite my pre-emptive bulkhead bashing, it seems that with the engine in the e...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 03-06-2014, 07:20 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Right guys, she lives :DD Man was my heart pumping on those first few attempts. Running veg makes it extra exciting with all those coughs and splutters and false starts you get on it. Anyway, yes, she...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 03-06-2014, 04:51 PM
    Thread: Brake Master Cylinder leak after pushing on it
Post: Brake Master Cylinder leak after pushing on it

Hello chaps, just doing my turbo conversion (engine up, down, etc) and annoyingly this happens towards the end: [Image: http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r233/...11749f.jpg] As you can see the turbo...
306Puggy Suspension, Transmission, Handling & Braking 8 1,306 03-06-2014, 03:49 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Day three update: Again, a mixed bag today. Got the mani stud sorted and wastegate attached. Primed the turbo for five five second bursts on the starter, all good. Then needed to get the inlet mani o...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 03-06-2014, 01:03 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

Well I have ordered a die from eBay now but now I think about it I do have a few M8x1.25 bolts lying around that I could cut to the correct length and then fit the nut on...why don't I ever think abou...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 02-06-2014, 08:57 PM
    Thread: GT2052S project thread number three
Post: RE: GT2052S project thread number three

(02-06-2014, 07:41 PM)Poodle Wrote: Hope it goes well. For future reference; you don't need to hash the surface if there's already a bead There is a bead on it but because of the petrol related gub...
306Puggy 306 Projects 98 14,568 02-06-2014, 07:56 PM