2012 Chevy Cruze 1.8 (soon to be 1.8t) LS... white
Did that before I started welding until I was blue in the face. These Sch 10 fittings are tough as nails. You'll see in the video.
Thanks! It's looking like something I made is shop class, lol, but it'll do. I'm working on straightening the manifold at the moment. Took it to a machine shop and they showed me how much it curled up, so I had to cut the end 90º bends at the head flange, flatten it, and I'm working on rewarding it up a little at a time so the heat doesn't distort it... It's been quite the project of cutting, grinding... rinse and repeat, but I'm going to make it work.DO You have some 90° LARGE clip pliers to clock your turbo?
C clip pliers - the ones I have. They work well. Harbor Frieght pliers wont cut it. Your manifold is looking great! Did you think about making several pie cuts out of the left over tee parts to fill in around the turbo flange corners where the gap is? It will add more structural integrity to flange. Looking great! Wish I had a stick welder, just have a 90A HF mig. I can booger some stuff together,lol
Keep up the good work!
Just looking again at the video can you re-clock the AC lines to give you more clearance for the exhaust?
I would make sure the air filter had a splash guard around it for puddles... I have a fmic from I think a 2015 ford focus I'd let go for shipping costs. Has a small dent but think it's ok. If your interested I can send pics and measurements.
Thank you! I'm by no means a pro at this stuff, but it'll be a fun learning experience. Somebody's got to do it. lol. I'll be the guinea pig.Everything is looking good. One thing i might suggest if you haven’t done yet is to replace the oil cooler gaskets before installing the turbo. It’s under the exhaust manifold and since you will be removing it anyways it wouldn’t be a bad idea since they are known to leak.
Also glad to see someone doing this. I’ve thought about a 1.8 turbo for many years now. I like the videos. Makes it easier to follow.
We have E85 pump gas, but the stations are far and few between. So initially I'm going to tune for 93. Since I'm going to do the tuning myself, I don't see why I couldn't have a flash for E85 as well for weekends when I want to go to the track.Ooo big squirterz! Are you gonna try to use E85 or just 93?
LOL, words of wisdom. Thanks! It'll look pretty with that turbo bolted to it. Now I can start working on other parts of the turbo build.Looks don't always mean its funtional!. Function is way better! Art of the sleeper. Keep up the good work man. I think it looks way better than what I could do!