1. Pearce

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    They come up ever now and again. Tons of people buy them for one job and never use them again. Facebook seems to be the go to nowadays for used stuff. Just did a quick look and found one with a leveler in my area for 100 bucks.
     
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    Nice! Still not enough to convince me to get a facebook haha
     
  3. Pearce

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    Lol well the groups are another good thing. It's the only reason I found parts I couldn't otherwise. Not really trying to convince you but it does have a few things to make it worth going on.
     
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    Yeah, no doubt about that.


    I've been mocking up some parts, and goah I love how the gun blue did on these alternator brackets!
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    After mocking up the turbo, I started to feel that it looked a little worn out with that orangey cast body. The downturn after it looks pretty bad too. Does anyone know of a finish for these that can withstand that heat? Seems like a lot of products online people have said just peel right off of turbos.
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  5. Pearce

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    Oh man I never seen the turbo go the other way with most guys set-ups. It's usually sticking way up. That's looks clean.
     
  6. Justin Danger

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    This is the way they were from the factory, gotta keep it CARB compliant.

    Heat shields need a lil TLC
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  7. Pearce

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    I'm just talking about guys aftermarket set-ups. It can look kind of ugly because they stick up so high. Looking like a tumor is coming off the head. Lol
     
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    Yeah, some nice pipe bending examples sometimes, but it does look super funky. I guess it keeps heat away from the engine?
     
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    I've got a lot of work done, but there is still plenty to do still.

    Next week my new heater valve gets in, so I've got some time to get things together.
     
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    Things are looking really good! Might be breaking in next weekend.

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    Yesterday morning I filled the engine with break in oil. Today my new heater valve arrives, and I can fill up with coolant. One thing that I am a little worried about, but mostly weirded out by is that my transmission fluid dipstick shows it is full. I drained most of the trannie fluid to install new fluid lines to the coolee, so it should definitely NOT be anywhere near full.
    I was hoping to try and start the engine and break it in, but not if my trans is being weird. I guess I have some time before the heater valve shows up to investigate.
    It is an A340E if anyone knows anything about em.
     
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    Gotta get the internals of the tranny moving to spread the oils
     
  13. Justin Danger

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    I was figuring that, but the engine needs breaking in. Any tips on what order to do those in? I don't want to spin the trans without enough fluid, but I really don't want to screw up my new cam.
     
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    Tried putting it in neutral, and spinning the driveshaft? Might help move the last of the fluid..
     
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    HAHa yeah! I was totally out there doing that this morning! Didn't really seem to do much.
     
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    Damn. That's why I don't fuxs with auto anything ..lol
     
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    Yeah... I don't think that works. IIRC, that is why you're supposed to disconnect the driveshaft when towing an auto tranny long distances. The engine turns the pump. I believe a M/T just relies on "splash lubrication" so towing is not a problem.
     
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    The thing about auto trans is when you drain the case, about 1/3 still stays in it. Another note to remember, once the clutches in the transmission are worn out, draining the fluid will also dilute the friction material that was present in the fluid, and thus adding new fluid can result in "clutch slip" in the same transmission. Again, I hate automatics. Lol. So you might want to run that excess fluid with your new fluid . Food for thought.
     
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    Totally makes sense.
     
  20. Justin Danger

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    The old trans fluid went in a pan with brake fluid and some other drainages, so thats not exactly going to be doable.

    I plan to have a transgo shift kit installed and have the trans looked at when I can afford it. For now, I might just pour in fluid as the engine runs.
     
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