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Evening all, if you've read any of my previous threads you'll know that shortly after buying my R32 GTR (and after some wild overboosting due to a disconnected wastegate actuator hardline :mad:) I'm requiring an engine rebuild due to low compressions on cylinders 1+5.

Anyways as i type this i have the front end off the car, fluids draining, exhaust and prop off and i'm about to start stripping the remaining connections between the car and the gearbox.

She currently looks like this:
 

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ARC stuff certainly used to have a good reputation. Nt sure about intercoolers specifically but would be surprised if they were junk.

Good luck with the build. Look's like you have good facilities to work in.
 

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Yea i know their products are usually pretty expensive and it certainly looks a nice bit of kit, cheers for that i like to keep my workshop tidy :thumbsup:.

Any idea's why when i disconnected the feed to the back of the transfer case the fluid coming out of the hose was golden like brake fluid/gear oil? I thought it would have been red ATF?

Ami i missing something here? When i drained the transfer case it was cherry red as expected.

Thanks, Ad.
 

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I had an ARC intercooler on my mk3 Supra, it was a decent bit of kit although not putting out skyline power so couldn't vouch for any manly flow figures!
 

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Haha it seemed to boost well enough with it so it should be upto the job.

That's it for tonight i've had enough and need a pint :clap:

Boost pipe work, bonnet, alternator, PAS pump, EVAP cannister, intakes etc. all gone.

I'll start fresh and early tomorrow on the air con pump, then it's onto the inlet plenum, fuel ancillaries, plumbing, looms and front shafts should be pretty much there then hopefully.

Can anyone think of any nasty surprises i might come across?
 

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Inlet plennum is a swine. With the aircon pump, you can get away with removing the pump from the lump without the need to take the pipes off or break the circuit. You will also find it helpful to install a beer fridge in the workshop.
 

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I'm taking the engine to MGT to be built to be fair mate that way I can concentrate on rustproofing and undersealing whilst they're working their magic on the lump, that way I can have a quicker turnaround and they know a lot more than me about rb26's.

It will be built to their forged spec, wossner pistons, pec rods, acl, arps etc. Plus I'm going to splash out on some 2860-7's I think then run it in and have mgt swap it to link g4 before summer.
 

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Ah nice one, mgt built my engine with the same spec pistons and rods etc
They certainly know their way around the rb s
Got the same link on mine too
Just different turbo, single
Good luck with it all mate
 

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How does yours drive on the single turbo?

Got there in the end I would guess about 12 hours start to finish, not too bad if I'm honest the trickiest parts were lifting the engine off its mounts, squeezing the front different past the engine mount bracket and removing the loom from under the inlet. I left the plenum on in the end as it seemed unnecessary to remove it.
 

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Hi sniffy yeah it's really good with the single
Spools up real quick and it's at full boost by 3800rpm
Which I thought was quite good for a single!
A lot different to the t88 I had on before
Sounded tricky mate, well done doing it yourself tho
I wished I had all the equipment to do those things myself
Can't go wrong with mark building your engine
He certainly knows what he s doing!
Garthy is awesome at mapping too
Good luck fella
 

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Hi sniffy yeah it's really good with the single
Spools up real quick and it's at full boost by 3800rpm
Which I thought was quite good for a single!
A lot different to the t88 I had on before
Sounded tricky mate, well done doing it yourself tho
I wished I had all the equipment to do those things myself
Can't go wrong with mark building your engine
He certainly knows what he s doing!
Garthy is awesome at mapping too
Good luck fella

That sounds very useable! What turbo are you currently running?

Well i delivered the engine down to the guys at MGT this morning and now its a race against the clock to get everyhting ready for 2 weeks time when i collect it back from them :runaway:

Todays jobs are:

Remove aircon system from the car,
Remove the oil cooler system for flushing and and cleaning,
Clean engine bay.

Better get to it.

How it stands currently, cheeky visitor here too.
 

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Hi smiffy it's coming along nicely
Engines in the hands of mark now then
He does build a good motor
My turbo is a garrett gt3788r
Yeah it does spool up nice
Good luck with it all
 

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Cheers mate, i just wish i had more time to spend on it but works manic at the moment but i can't wait to get the motor back in the bay, yea mark definitely knows what he's talking about so fingers crossed it should be in and running before May :thumbsup:

BTW ive been called a lot worse than sniffy lol.
 

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Ha ha I bet mate
I know how u feel about the work situation!
Pain in the arse isn't it!
Ul have the motor back in and running before u know it
R u taking it back to mgt for Garth to map it once it's run in?
Well done with the progress
It's looking wicked
 
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