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    Rb Install thread

    Thought I would post some pics of my RB install...it was not the hardest job but not the funnest either LOL!
    I am about 30 mins from RB-turbo and met up with Rob to get my Rb turbos and man are these things impressive....almost to pretty to install. I must also say that the man making these turbos is a one of a kinf guy and takes pride in his work....very evident after talking to him.

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    Torque specs:

    Bracket to cylinder head: 9Nm
    Coolant supply line to crankcase: 9Nm
    Coolant return line to crankcase: 8Nm
    Coolant return line to turbo: 8Nm
    Coolant supply line to supply line: 8Nm
    Exhaust manifold heat shield: 8Nm
    Oil supply line to crankcase: 20Nm
    Oil pressure line to turbo: 8Nm
    Oil return line to crankcase: 8Nm
    Oil return line to turbo: 8Nm
    Turbo manifold to head: 20Nm

    Snap this pic to save some others headaches, when I took the coolant lines off the OEM turbos I must have pryed on the flange and it slight bent it and when installed on the RB's W/spacers it caused a gap. I fixed it by reinstalling the lines on the turbos and tightening down and bending flange back (do not do this with Rbs since it could strip the threads). I rather strip a OEM than a RB LOL!!!

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    If you want more than 20psi from your RB's you will need this:

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    If using JB4 you haver to make this setting "pic provided my Steve. Kroda"

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    Good time to get all the dents out of your FMIC with this awesome liitle tool:

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    Found out that a regular 10 MM socket or wrench has a bit of a tough time fitting on the "Front turbos" Coolant line nut, so instead of getting a thin walled socket a shaved down a 10MM 1/4" drive socket and it worked like a charm LOL!!

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    Here is a comparision of a regular socket and shaved socket going on the nut, as you can see a regular socket hits.

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    Some reference pics of the lines

    Front turbo front:

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    Front turbo rear:

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    Rear turbo front:

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    Rear turbo rear:

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    Most people may know this but the tow hook can be used to lift the motor also...when on a jack it is pretty easy to lift the motor left and right to line up motor mounts by hand:

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    You can get this device if you want to support it from top with the tow hook:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb...bar-96524.html

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    Water pump/thermostat:

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    V-band clamps:

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    Very important to get all gasket material out of the head:

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    Use new studs (Get 20-25 incase you have to take manifold off, or threads get damaged ect):

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    Here is bolt pattern I used to get manifold on evenly, I ujsed the tradioutional way (star) and gasket got squished (slightly nothing bad):

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    Way to take stud off nut without hurting threads, use bolt penatration liquid first:

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    Use #45 Torx socket...a 11mm socket gets stuck most of the time on the nut:

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    There is access from the top on a lot of the bolts:

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    Here is how the heat-shields are placed once on the turbos are installed, start to put these on BEFORE tightening manifold:

    Front turbo:

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    Rear turbo:

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    Before installing front turbo loosen induction tube for more clearance. After front tubo is installed connect vaccum line to actuator, if you wait you will be sorry lol!! Make sure induction tube is flush on turbo after:

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    Wait to connect these lines until both turbos are installed:

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    Front turbo on!!!

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    While rear turbo is loose conect these lines together (Once bolted there is no play in the line):[/B]

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    Oil line can be very tight, basically hard to hold in place with gasket wheile lining up holes, bolt in one side with the gasket on....then slid gasket over and tighten the other side:

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    Top coolant lines can not be fully installed untill turbo is installled fully, put coolant line end lined up with holes (top right corned on front turbo and top left of rear) and when turbo is bolted down it will push line in)....Sorry couldnt get a pic.
    Here are some pics of the new waterpump/thermostate and the cute little Rb's LOL!!!

    RB's:

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    Absolutely great thread man just moving to the N54 section.

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    Cool thread,

    Those RB turbos look really good.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Absolutely great thread man just moving to the N54 section.
    where's that DIY section now again? Click here to enlarge
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    Excellent DIY Click here to enlarge Will be doing this for a customers car soon.
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    AWESOME!!! This will come in very handy.
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    great post, rep on recharge Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
    where's that DIY section now again? Click here to enlarge
    The list of things to do is piling up but a check for $20k or so would speed things up... Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The list of things to do is piling up but a check for $20k or so would speed things up... Click here to enlarge
    Well I have one wife (and one ex-wife) and 4 kids, house and two cars. Since you are still single I guess it is hard to grasp the burn rate for a family man Click here to enlarge
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    I was thinking you pay me $20k and I'd work on it for you LOL
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    Nice write up!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
    Well I have one wife (and one ex-wife) and 4 kids, house and two cars. Since you are still single I guess it is hard to grasp the burn rate for a family man Click here to enlarge
    I can barely keeping up with my own spending habits.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
    I was thinking you pay me $20k and I'd work on it for you LOL
    Ya.... no.

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    Great write up man.
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    Sorry for all the work, I know you have quite a few...I have the formatt down now LOL!!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Snertz Click here to enlarge
    great post, rep on recharge Click here to enlarge
    I greatly appreciate that, I just noticed the response....didnt get a email notification LOL!!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    Great write up man.
    Thank you!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rader1 Click here to enlarge
    AWESOME!!! This will come in very handy.
    Then it is well worth the time! I have more to add to! some logs and stuff....I believe Robbeck is working on coolant and oil feed upgrades to!
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