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Old 05-17-2016, 06:57 AM   #21
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If anyone was wondering, the reason for the custom manifold flanges was to create a smooth blend between the port on the head, and a SS tube.
This will hopefully reduce any turbulence in the manifold as it exits the head, in-turn, increasing the flow of the system.
It has only cost me a measly 40 to make the flanges, the same price if i was to buy a large flange and weld tubes straight to it. it also adds a nice personal touch to it
At least i will be able to test any benefits (if any) for a flange design like this and if there is actually any need for it.

Does anyone else agree with this and think it will work?
its just an idea i have been playing with for a while.
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:54 PM   #22
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They look pretty cool to me, definitely can't hurt. I went with cx racing just to keep it simple.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:42 PM   #23
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They look pretty cool to me, definitely can't hurt. I went with cx racing just to keep it simple.

I'll probably end up wishing I kept it simple with how tight my setup is. It will be worth it though. I like the personal touches though

Another question for anyone out there...
Which setup would be best for the pmaf hpx maf? (using this as I have been advised to.. Thanks Alex

Draw through, or blow through?
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:07 PM   #24
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I'm running blow through. Although it ran fine as draw through on my car while it was N/A
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:21 PM   #25
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I'll probably end up wishing I kept it simple with how tight my setup is. It will be worth it though. I like the personal touches though

Another question for anyone out there...
Which setup would be best for the pmaf hpx maf? (using this as I have been advised to.. Thanks Alex

Draw through, or blow through?
Cheers guys
It will work fine either way, more accurate in draw through but requires additional plumbing for the blow off valve. It also doesn't have as much head room as blow through (with the same size pipe) but you could use a larger diameter pipe if wanting to go over 700whp
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:47 AM   #26
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I'm running blow through. Although it ran fine as draw through on my car while it was N/A
Thanks for this, its good to know.

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It will work fine either way, more accurate in draw through but requires additional plumbing for the blow off valve. It also doesn't have as much head room as blow through (with the same size pipe) but you could use a larger diameter pipe if wanting to go over 700whp
At the moment I have a 4" turbo intake pipe and 3" intercooler pipework.

if i was going to have a draw through setup, i was going to mount the MAF before the turbo (obviously) with the blow of valve connected to the intake of the intercooler on the in port and the out port would be connected between the MAF and Turbo Intake, im guessing that right for a draw through so it recirculates the air it has measured?


if i was going to have the blow through setup the MAF would be located just before the throttle body and the blow off valve located before the MAF.

if any of this is wrong please correct me.

i think that the blow through method will most likely the method i will choose due to my super tight setup, but I think a draw through setup would be neater. something i will have to check.

To start with i am only aiming for 500bhp, maybe lower until the engine is broken in, then i would like to aim for higher in the future.


thanks again for your input guys, its really appreciated!
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:53 AM   #27
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whilst im here, a quick update on more goodies i have bought;

600x300x76mm Bar and plate intercooler with 3" in/out ports
3" intercooler pipe work
CAS air filter
coolant adapter for turbo coolant feed
an M3 coolant tank (looking at using this as a replacement for the crappy non M expanasion tanks)
and finally, an electric power steering pump from a vauxhall astra (this will replace the mechanical powered one on the engine)
theres also a ton more AN fittings ordered too
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Old 06-09-2016, 03:05 AM   #28
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change of plan, the turbo is now going to be top mount, the clearance is just too tight for a tubular manifold to be built, any-ways, who doesn't love a turbo in your face?
The intercooler has also been mounted and the oil cooler relocated onto the same bracket.

I have also opted to go for a M3 expansion tank and retro fit it into the e46 system, next time i post, the coolant tank will be properly fitted and temporarily plumbed in.

All of the exhaust manifold flanges are complete and fit like a dream (will post pics up when working on manifold)

after the above jobs are complete i will be working on the electric power steering pump.
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:30 AM   #29
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Nice! How did you integrate the oil cooler?
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:20 PM   #30
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Nice! How did you integrate the oil cooler?
I used a 50mm wide, 5mm thick mild steel flat bar, drilled the holes for the intercooler and oil cooler into it then mounted that to the front of the car. Easy
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I used a 50mm wide, 5mm thick mild steel flat bar, drilled the holes for the intercooler and oil cooler into it then mounted that to the front of the car. Easy

I mean how did you plumb it, s54 oil filter assembly?
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:40 PM   #32
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I mean how did you plumb it, s54 oil filter assembly?
Oh my bad, I made a custom piece for the oil filter housing, similar to what VAC produce. I will be running a thermostatic oil filter housing that will feed the oil cooler.
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Old 06-10-2016, 01:54 PM   #33
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Wow, that's awesome!
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:10 PM   #34
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Oh my bad, I made a custom piece for the oil filter housing, similar to what VAC produce. I will be running a thermostatic oil filter housing that will feed the oil cooler.
Do you have some drawings for that?
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Wow, that's awesome!
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Do you have some drawings for that?
I do somewhere, there on my work laptop, which is at work, I will get back to you asap
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Some pics with the alternator fitted on the bracket
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:35 AM   #38
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Not much has happened lately, iv just been cleaning down parts, painting them up, under body sealing the chassis... All the boring jobs.
Iv also been manufacturing my own rear subframe bushes. I have produced a mold to pour the polyurethane resin in to.
The resin I used is rated to shore A 70 hardness once fully cured.

The first one didn't go so well due to pouring to fast....lesson learnt.... Here's the pics..
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Wow super cool! That's DIY to the max
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:02 AM   #40
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Reverse engineering..... Starting the CMM inspection of the oil distribution housing for the version 2 design.
This design will have the power steering pump mounts available and a groove cut for the gasket between the block and the engine.

I have also had the intake manifold inspected for the mounting hole positions and the port in relation to the holes, i dont have any plans just yet for another intake manifold but i thought this data might become useful should i require it in the future.
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