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Gotta agree. Much much easier to source a new manifold.
Mine crapped out close to the fitting to the gauge. Guess it got kincked or stressed when I pushed the gauge into the housing.
I ordered 4" pre bent aluminum turbo piping and silicone elbows. Built my power pipe knock off for less than 40 dollars not counting the Maf.
Correct. Shift it up as far as possible and tighten it back down.
Go with full sweep electric autometers. Every bit as accurate as a mechanical without the mess. I have mechanical gauges in my jeep and have...
Worst case scenario any exhaust shop can cut and weld it back up so it doesn't rub.
You don't need much. Just enough so it isn't touching.
Ditto. First thing I did when I rebuilt my engine.
Get under the car and check the floor pans. Mine were broken and sagging. Had to weld in New material. Not hard just a pita getting everything out...
Best advice for reliability, keep it stoclow and don't skimp out with cheap retail parts. Spending up front will save you time, money and...
^^^this. Without the right tool it will bend when it's taken off. You can get a replacement on eBay for less than 10 dollars.
Any codes? Check the maf, also look for vacuum leaks.
Short answer is no. You can get the tubing you need welded up but it's larger than the stock ihi turbo. A popular mod was the t3/t4 hybrid turbo.
Are you using the truck ecu/wiring? Iirc the truck uses the non ho firing order correct?
Taco bell breakfast> DLT
O2 sensors are bad. Runs rich. Car idles steady. Holds a solid 190* water temp. I figured maybe the o2 was causing a rich condition and blowing...
At start up the left bank exhaust stays cold for longer than it should. Right bank heats up fairly quickly. Anyone ever had this happen? Also...
I have used the led with good results to chase down faulty components. Good testing tool there.
I love Mike's work and it's full of top quality diy, but this type of stuff we just don't see on this site anymore.