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    Turbo fitting tips

    Hi guys, got my VXR blower, fitting tonight. Taken the old 1 off, lasted 1year or 20K miles. Had about 3 pints of oil in my intercooler no wander it was smoking.

    Was just wanting sum last min top tips as to fitting?
    I cleaned the coolant system and also added a can of engine flush to the oil to clear the engine.

    Piston no 4 seems very wet and oily compared to the other 3 outlets, what could this be? could it be the oil in the intercooler circuilating in the air and making it oily?

    any help much appreciated. thanks

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    May or may not help, skip the buying/refurb bit obviously lol....

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=219461

    It also has a link to the zlet.co.uk fitment guide which is pretty good.

    HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gsi Turbo View Post
    Hi guys, got my VXR blower, fitting tonight. Taken the old 1 off, lasted 1year or 20K miles. Had about 3 pints of oil in my intercooler no wander it was smoking.

    Was just wanting sum last min top tips as to fitting?
    I cleaned the coolant system and also added a can of engine flush to the oil to clear the engine.

    Piston no 4 seems very wet and oily compared to the other 3 outlets, what could this be? could it be the oil in the intercooler circuilating in the air and making it oily?

    any help much appreciated. thanks
    I personally do not use engine flush, namely because i was informed by Courtenay that the checmicals within the flush can damage the turbo seals.

    With regards to Piston No.4, a couple of things spring to mind;
    1) Rocker gasket. Take the coilpack off and look down at the sparkplug, if the chamber has oil residue in it, this is your problem. As the oil is leaking into the piston chamber. I replaced a lads rocker gasket only last week for this very reason.
    2) Valve seals. However, it is highly unlikely that only those seals above piston no.4 would go on their own. More likely all of them would wear out at the same time.
    3) Piston Rings. The oil rings on ecotecs can stick shut due to carbon build-up. It happended to me!
    4) Oil travelling from the intercooler, to the plenum, would dissapate evenly across the intake manifold. Hence would not isolate just one cylinder.

    With regards to fitting, take your time is my advice. Tighten the manifold studs in sequence in order to ontain an even seal, and make sure you prime the turbo before starting the car.

    Hope this helps
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    Make sure the turbo is primed far to many fail when there not done properly

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    how do u prime the turbo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_90 View Post
    how do u prime the turbo?
    Disconnect coil pack and turn engine over for like 10 seconds

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    thankyou guys. Cleaned the intercooler out, should really leave it off n place my universal 1 instead, il wait till summer before doing that!

    As for the engine flush - i did the engine flush with old turbo in place so should be ok?

    The rocker cover gasket had been done last year but i have bought another to be done this time aswell and locktite instant gasket should aid. i will check the spark plug after to check if its only leaking at no4.

    Thankyou all, will let you know tonight how i got on, waiting for my dad to come home from work to give me a hand now.

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    Try getting hold of last months total vauxhall. Courtenay fit the vxr turbo to a zlet with a very useful step by step guide. Might help you out if you want tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_Coupe View Post
    Try getting hold of last months total vauxhall. Courtenay fit the vxr turbo to a zlet with a very useful step by step guide. Might help you out if you want tips.
    Fitting a VXR turbo is just like replacing the turbo you only swap 1 pipe over unless you do the cooling mod.

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