Quite a strange one this but here goes
Im doin some work on a mates 2003 ACT to get it back to tip top condition
I stripped the flowmaster off to fit the original box & x-over only to encounter a total git of a problem
it would seem that the manifold has made the turbo sit further downwards or theres been some previous surgery done to the inlet pipe on the blower so that the rubber connecting hose from the x-over doesnt fit
I know that sum1 who shall remain nameless who thought he knew what he was doin has messed about with it in the past so feck knows whats been done
anyway heres a pic so u can see what i mean
The plan was to fit a rubber hose thats a little larger than the diameter and just make it fit albeit probably with a little kink or again make it fit with a straight section of pipe - but in turn this would make the x-over offset against the cam cover.
If u fit the x-over onto the turbo intake with the original rubber hose, here's how far out it is at the top!
Now as it was getting dark I had to abandon the project but now im starting to think if the air hose from airbox-to-AFM is the right way round.... totally confuddled now
Can anyone think of a reason for this as I seem to be massively confused not to mention a bit pissed off thinkin Id get at least this part of the equation sorted.
On another note, I fitted a brand new 70AH battery as the last one was dead and it fires up perfectly now - but runs like a bag of shite if the x-over is connected (albeit on the piss) to the turbo intake.
remove the rubber connecting hose so unfiltered air is goin in the turbo and it idles perfectly...
Its also got the front lambda code stored which leads me to think AFM
Im gonna put my AFM on next to see if this helps matters..... again, if anyone can shed some light it would be a great start
Main problem at this stage is getting the x-over lined up and securely connected so gonna have to dig out some suitably sized rubber hose....
Any help u can give please shout up