I have a couple of hints for you, seeing as how I technically had to install and remove the turbo twice in a weekend. Taking the bolts off is pretty easy, but if you have some big hands its really helpful if you have a buddy there with you to hold the washers on the bolt while you twist and try to start the thread. For install, i went bottom oil return line first, then attached turbo to manifold, then bottom coolant, then top coolant (if you notice in the bottom line there is a notch, and in the top coolant line there is a prong. You have to make sure the prong sits inside the notch, otherwise the bolt wont thread). Then the top coolant line, and finally the easiest, the top oil line. For those bolts in that back, I got sick and tired of fighting in that tiny space that I went down to Sears and bought a 5/8 box end ratcheting wrench, the offset kind. made install SOOOO much easier. Oh and also get a 8mm box end offset ratcheting wrench for the bottom oil return line too, makes it a lot easier.
Mine runs great. I installed it not to long ago. You didn't overboost with it did you. It's easy to do with this thing. I recommend electronic boost control definately. 10psi in first,15 in second, then 20 in 3rd and 4th. They were very helpful with any question I had. I love my E2. Many races won young padawons. I would recommend this upgrade to anybody wanting thier srt4 to reach the next level without having to worry about many of the issues 50 trims are having. I.e. Blowing motors.
No i didn't overboost, i only hit 5 pounds (maybe) before i noticed my cloud. But im glad to hear yours is going good! Can't wait to get mine back and installed it sounded so sick spooling up! I have the AEM TruBoost EBC right now, but i dont think I can set boost depending on gear with it
Just curious on this. Did you check to make sure your oil lines are not leaking on your turbo or manifold and burning off of that. If you dont put the crushed washers on the same bolts and sides they came off of they will leak for sure. If you have checked then sorry to hear about the turbo man. I have had mine for a couple of years now without problems.
Yeah I made sure nothing was leaking from those bolts, I felt all around and everything was dry. It was plooming out of the exhaust, and when I removed it and took out the charge pipe, I poured about a good 3 tablespoons of oil out, and I just went around the Block with it! Needless to say I put the stocker back on, smoke disappeared, and now im still waiting to get it back from FM...
05' Commemorative Edition #54:AEM CAI, NGK Iridium Colder range plugs, Granatelli Wires, Granatelli Coilpack, AGP Coldside pipe W/ HKS, AGP hotside pipe, AGP WGA, AEM TruBoost EBC, MPx BFMIC, MPx 3" TBE, E1 Turbo.