Thread: my m52 build
02-01-2013, 02:29 AM #1
my m52 build
hey all, as you probably know already i am knew to this site, i just thought some of you might be interested in my m52 turbo build. i will start off by saying that i am not good with computers but i am going to give it a shot, so here goes. hopefuly this picture i tried downloading shows up.
here is a small list of what i will be doing, note: i am a rather novice mechanic but i have a mechanical brain and just about anything can be figured out with the internet. also my first time dealing with a turbo so please excuse terminology
boring to 3.0
wiseco 8.5:1 pistons
new bearings mains and rods
t3/t4 turbonetics turbo
techinica motorsports tune
tial 44 wastegate
60 lbs injectors
thats my baby on a trailer on its way to my dads house were i will be continuing the work.
02-01-2013, 02:32 AM #2
some other photos
just stripped down the head. going to clean the valves and lapp them as well
02-01-2013, 08:59 AM #3
02-01-2013, 09:29 PM #4
thanks man, i got a lot more pictures on the way. feel free to comment and view as you please.
02-01-2013, 09:44 PM #5
this is another pic of the head with internals
02-01-2013, 09:48 PM #6
02-01-2013, 09:54 PM #7
i thought this came out pretty good. atleast its functional
Last edited by stfu-n-diy; 02-01-2013 at 10:00 PM.
02-01-2013, 10:35 PM #8
and a few questions for you. what is a good clutch to use my power goals are 500 hp and 500 tq, also i am thinking of getting m3 motor mounts, i hear they are stiffer. good decisioin?
02-01-2013, 10:52 PM #9
02-01-2013, 11:55 PM #10
interesting. ive been told to steer away from ebay
02-02-2013, 10:37 AM #11
02-02-2013, 01:12 PM #12
Wow okay. That's awesome feedback. Thank you very much. Call me novice but what is the driving like? I know its much different but I've never driven a vehicle with a heavy duty clutch like this.
Thank you very much for the advice.
02-02-2013, 11:34 PM #13
02-03-2013, 03:00 AM #14
haha okay will do. i'll post more pics as i go.
02-03-2013, 03:13 PM #15
and another question. i am really considering going to a top mount manifold. it has to be a t3 flange, i am having issues finding one. does anyone have suggestions?
02-03-2013, 06:16 PM #16
i have a few questions considering i have never even re built a motor in my life. sure you guys are probably laughing. hehe
1. are oem bearings okay for a forced induction motor or should i go more expensive with vac or something?
2. i have been doing research and a lot of people are saying that the f1 stage 4 clutch kit off of ebay is actually pretty good? anybody here ever used or have any experience with this clutch? Driveability? gear chatter with lighter flywheel?
3. i dont want to run the charge pipe underneath the car. so i have seen some people rout it basically right underneath the manifold alongside the block, is this an acceptable way or does it get too hot?
3. any other questions or comments you guys have feel free. im gonna figure out how to put some pics up. my computer skills are limited. hah
and i am building on a budget but i want to do it right.
02-03-2013, 09:06 PM #17
02-03-2013, 10:15 PM #18
ya thats what i realized. and i couldnt find an obx that is t3? but i did some further research and they make a t4 to t3 adapter. looked pretty legit. i think thats what i might go for
02-03-2013, 10:36 PM #19
02-04-2013, 02:58 AM #20
02-04-2013, 09:46 PM #21
02-04-2013, 11:44 PM #22
okay awesome! i shall go top mount thank you sir. and i dont care much for a/c i live in wa state and its not a big deal here lol. i'll post some more pics and if i can figure out hopefuly some videos
02-07-2013, 10:26 PM #23
hey guys i am going to a top mount turbo set up. just heard today that tapping into the timing chain cover is legit? i dont see anything wrong with it, but i dont have much experience in this. would this be a bad idea? the length would be shortened dramatically from the oil pan....
02-08-2013, 10:26 AM #24
02-08-2013, 07:41 PM #25
Like what kind of setup? What is he selling exactly I could be very interestes