I'm sure you will. Even on low boost the car is so much fun, and it's hard not to drive it wide open. The boost turned up pulls likes a freight train. Next time you're in the area let me know, and I can introduce you to our local group of N54s.
Its at this point when you realize just how thankful you are that you don't have to put all that twin garbage back on.
For the wastegate, I have a 1 bar spring stack in mine and I managed to put it together myself by just putting it on my carpet, then stepping on it with my bare foot and putting the allen bolts in.
Thanks. Though like so many other threads, people keep shitting in the drinking water.Off topic discussion may continue here: https://bmw.spoolstreet.com/threads/twin-turbos-vs-single-turbos.2980/
Great progress! Did your kit not come with a turbo flange gasket, that you had to buy your own?
Do you have a link to the heat-resistant sleeving you used? How easy is it to install? In other words, will I have to remove all of my vacuum lines/O2 sensors in order to slide it on? Or can it be applied with everything still connected?
Any benefits for the aluminum guibo over the rubber one?
love the build
I have some questions on the aluminum guibo as well. Yours is made by Febi. I like how it has the rubber sleeved bushings. Others make it with polyurethane (something I try to avoid). I wasn't really able to find any write-ups around before/after with this specific guibo, so would like to hear if you have any information to share from your research?
I started a new thread. Please feel free to answer here, but I didn't want to pollute your build with a side discussion on guibos .
Again ... fabulous level of detail (not too much or too little) and even better photography. Love this thread.
Awesome update. Looks like you're moving right along. I can't imagine doing all this work without help though.
Great progress! But you NEED to reclock that turbo. Oil feed needs to be on top, dead center.