'08 BL9 2.5i. '91 BC6 awd and turbo conversion.

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Re: '08 BL9 2.5i. '91 BC6 awd and turbo conversion.

Postby rexhunta » Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:19 pm

So just a small update.

All the fmic piping is done, and got the intake side sussed out, just waiting on a pod to afm adaptor and I can finish off that section, also need to add 2 bungs for the catch cans, once I work out where I am going to mount them. Fitted the Tomei FPR.

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Pulled the interior out and gave it a decent vacuum before starting to rip the TCM.

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And then pulling it out.

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I have also made all the dump pipe to the crossover under the gearbox in 3", waiting on a new bung for my AEM wideband to arrive and I can get that in.

Pulled the rear subframe, dropped the tank slightly and got all the lines sorted, got the filler neck back in and subframe back in the car as well.

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and my favourite. I pulled the deck out so I can get a couple of the lights repaired by Dad, he has repaired these before. Decks fine for me, has AUX input, works well and have some limited controls but radio works.

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Re: '08 BL9 2.5i. '91 BC6 awd and turbo conversion.

Postby rexhunta » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:27 am

So last couple days have been a flog-a-thon, but It starts, it runs, it spins all 4, and most importantly, it has no extra neutrals in the box !

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I sorted out the last of the wiring, the neutral position switch, reverse lights and the starter bypass from the auto. ATM it's only got the front pipe on, i will try and get to the exhaust shop today and grab some more gear if i have time.

Also need to make another subharness for the factory o2 sensor, where it sits now is too short, and finish wiring in the aem wideband, I do have great vacuum on idle though, sits about -21mmhg, pretty happy with that.

Getting closer.
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Re: '08 BL9 2.5i. '91 BC6 awd and turbo conversion.

Postby Yowie » Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:14 pm

Great work. Must be a big relief to see it run.
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Re: '08 BL9 2.5i. '91 BC6 awd and turbo conversion.

Postby rexhunta » Sun Jul 03, 2022 11:21 am

Yowie wrote:Great work. Must be a big relief to see it run.


Definitely a big relief knowing I had the motor in a few bits !

Few bits and pieces done now.

Wiring is now all complete and done, ran through the CEL codes and pretty much the 2 that came up were all to do with just earthing on the engine itself. Clutch wiring all sorted for the cruise control, and sorted out the fuel gauge for the bugeye fuel tank which now works with my stock gauge.

Idle has settled, fuel has settled now, aem wideband now completely installed, just having trouble where i want to put the boost gauge. I modified my aem when I had it in the gen 4 so now has rs232 serial output, so also trying to work out where to hide that so it's easily accessible.

3" exhaust is all made, has a Hooker muffler on the back and sounds a lot better, has a deep dak dak dak on idle.

Made the subharness for the o2 sensor from 2 sensors cables, i had both female and male plugged sensors from other car sitting on the racks, so was lucky there.

Still trying to chase the unicorn, a manual tailshaft for the gen 1, but having quite a bit of trouble, i'm trying to steer clear of just getting the bugeye tailshaft extended at this point, I am sure i'll find one at some point.

Swapped the rear calipers over to the bugeye calipers and rotors as well, as they had brand new pads and and decent looking rotors, brakes bled and handbrakes cables are now installed and tightened up.

Went to get the electric speed sensor out of the box so i can fit in the mechanical speedo cable, but ended up snapping in half, so will have to wait until box is back out to get the rest of the sensor out.
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Re: '08 BL9 2.5i. '91 BC6 awd and turbo conversion.

Postby rexhunta » Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:47 pm

RS Tailshaft is now in, had to swap the rear yoke over to the 2.5RS yoke as it had different patterns.

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Yesterday morning drove the car around the block again and kept coming up with CEL 24 which is to do with speed/rev/engine load, so last night at 8pm decided to drop the lot out.

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I tapped the starter motor so it now has 2 bolts, fixed the dump pipe, managed to get the rest of the broken speedo sensor out of the box.
The thread was a bit fucked afterwards so managed to repair it enough that the speedo cable from the gen 1 threaded up nicely. Modified the cam that goes into the actual speedo pickup in the box and got it all working.

Completed all the taping and conduiting of the harness I cut open in the bay, and put the catch cans back in a really inconspicuous spot.

This morning got it all back in, plumbed and wired the motor back up, exhaust back in, and now speedo all works fine.

Took it for a test drive and it was so much better, not flicking in and out of errors, driving perfect, 4 psi, flutters nicely and has the UEL header. Makes me happy.

Next block i'll try and get the other parts of interior back in, and get some kays on it. Then month or 2 time for it all to come back out and get it ready for body work.

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Also when the motors out i'll send the piping off to get sandblasted and powdercoated, and either mount the washer bottle inside the car somewhere or find something from another car that i can get inside the guard or in the front bumper.

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Re: '08 BL9 2.5i. '91 BC6 awd and turbo conversion.

Postby Yowie » Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:55 pm

Nice work. I can see one catch can near the passenger side strut tower. Where is the other?
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Re: '08 BL9 2.5i. '91 BC6 awd and turbo conversion.

Postby rexhunta » Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:23 am

Yowie wrote:Nice work. I can see one catch can near the passenger side strut tower. Where is the other?


They're both tucked together on the fire wall on the passenger side, pretty much same height as the starter motor.
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