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Old 07-25-2017, 02:05 PM
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Hks turbo kit for 2007-2008 gd3

Just picked up a base gd3 fit and separately a used hks turbo kit
Got the install manual from the good folks at Kaizen tuning.

Probably going to change some things up like the oil drain setup. Hks has it going to the oil drain bolt below the oil level. Ill look into installing a fitting above the oil level.

I dont really have any questions yet but im sure i will in the meantime stay tuned.
Pics and more to come.
If anyone has info to offer please post it.

Link to install manual https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B18...w?usp=drivesdk
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Cool, nice find! Looking forward to your results.
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This may end up being a dup post but lets see. Tried posting from my phone and it doesnt seem to saving.

Got some work done the other day.
Pretty sure the windsheild washer bottle gets deleted. Not on my watch. A heat gun and dishwasher hose take care of that issue.
Left front crash bar support was crushed at some point. Made a new one from scrap and painted it the wrong color blue.




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Nice work! Great find on the HKS kit.
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Ended up brazing the HKS exhaust manifold.
It was cracked right through the middle. I was going to mig weld it but didn't feel like buying stainless wire and different gas.




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This thing on the road yet? How'd it turn out?
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Here’s my oil return
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Nice job on the oil return. Wish I had a TIG setup.

Car is on the road but still just NA. Turbo has a little more shaft play than I like but I might just throw it on anyway.
However the big hold up is money to buy another engine.
I cant see the sense in putting a turbo on an engine with 215k.

My bright idea will be to pickup a used engine with half the mileage, give it a refresh and fit all the turbo stuff with it on a stand. Should be occurring sometime this winter.
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I'm about to turbo our 190k mile motor. Why not? It will either hold or not. Might as well find out. Bought a Top Fuel kit. Not impressed and the turbo has been replaced with some eBay junk, but I'll put it on and see how it does.

Did you get the engine management stuff with your kit? The TF kit came with an HKS F-con thing, but I don't plan on using it. Going straight to Hondata.

Granted, we have the luxury of not depending on the vehicle. Different than if it were a daily still.
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I'm about to turbo our 190k mile motor. Why not? It will either hold or not. Might as well find out. Bought a Top Fuel kit. Not impressed and the turbo has been replaced with some eBay junk, but I'll put it on and see how it does.

Did you get the engine management stuff with your kit? The TF kit came with an HKS F-con thing, but I don't plan on using it. Going straight to Hondata.

Granted, we have the luxury of not depending on the vehicle. Different than if it were a daily still.
In my opinion it just makes more sense to boost a younger motor.
The added convenience of having the motor out of the car while I install the turbo and modify the oil pan with a proper return further reinforces this thought process to me. I'll take the time to replace anything leaking on the newer motor and give it a once over while I'm at it.
Plus I can continue to drive the car in stock form without worrying about a deadline. Junkyard motors seem to run around $300-$700.

Contemplating head studs but I need to think about it more. The rods are probably the weak link in this equation.

I did get the HKS FCON and wiring harness but wont be using it in lieu of HONDATA. Car will be self tuned.
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