Nutmeg's Swap and Progress *New Pictures 7/5/09*

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Nutmeg's Swap and Progress *New Pictures 7/5/09*

Post by Nutmeg » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:46 pm

Well, after a lot of anticipation, I finally got a shipment today.

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I wonder what's in there?

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2.4L turbo out of a 2004 SRT-4. It was blue.

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And here is the mess o' parts...
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Can't wait to see these in:
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Gauge pod, with oil pressure, fuel pressure, and exhaust gas temperature. He had this all wired up, and shipped it for no extra.
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And then there was this, which I was not expecting AT ALL...
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For the most part, I'm pretty happy with it. He even sent a pair of brake calipers and pads. However, he didn't ship some key parts that he said he had. Such as: radiator, axles, o2 housing, o2 sensors, vac lines (from what I could tell) shifter, shift linkage, and boost pod and gauge.

The engine and engine bay harnesses are there, which I am glad. After hearing from Hansken, I was worried I wouldn't get the bay harness. I've sent the guy an email about the missing parts, so hopefully things will pan out.

Anyway, I'll update this thread as things progress. Comments are always welcome!
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Post by 2002TuRboNeoN » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:59 am

good luck with your swap im currently trying to finish mine all i need is a fuse box from a srt....oh well lmk if u have any questions about the swap
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Post by glasswars » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:32 am

Sweet deal. How are you funding the swap?
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Post by teamliviD » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:53 am

sweet!! have fun with the swap, you'll love it!! :thumbup:
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Post by Nutmeg » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:02 am

glasswars wrote:Sweet deal. How are you funding the swap?
Well, I've had a bit of money saved up, but no enough obviously. My step dad is footing the bill and I'll work over the summer and pay back what I don't already have.

UPDATE: Got an email back from the shipper, they had just forgotten to pack some of the parts, so he'll get all the missing parts out as soon as possible.

Also, a question: Since I've got a BOV, what should I do for hardpipes? :thumbup:
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:35 am

Wow man congrats! Can't wait to see how this pans out!

Well, shit since the motor is out of the car, it might be a good time to upgrade a ton of stuff, if you have the extra $$$ that is. Looks like you have a Greddy Type S BOV, you will need to find a hardpipe with the Greddy flange. There are ton of hardpipe kits out there.. All you need is an UPP. (Upper Pressure Pipe). Also make sure that Block off Plate where the surgevalve usually is, is on good and torqued properly. That area by the turbo is not fun to mess with when its in the car.

I don't see a chargepipe either. Time to upgrade to a CTI chargepipe!

Looks to be a very clean engine and tranny. How many miles were on her according to the seller?

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Re: Nutmeg's Swap and Progress

Post by 03blackrt » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:15 am

Yaay, have fun with it! :thumbup:

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Post by Nutmeg » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:30 am

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Wow man congrats! Can't wait to see how this pans out!

Well, shit since the motor is out of the car, it might be a good time to upgrade a ton of stuff, if you have the extra $$$ that is. Looks like you have a Greddy Type S BOV, you will need to find a hardpipe with the Greddy flange. There are ton of hardpipe kits out there.. All you need is an UPP. (Upper Pressure Pipe). Also make sure that Block off Plate where the surgevalve usually is, is on good and torqued properly. That area by the turbo is not fun to mess with when its in the car.

I don't see a chargepipe either. Time to upgrade to a CTI chargepipe!

Looks to be a very clean engine and tranny. How many miles were on her according to the seller?
There were apparently around 25k miles on it. And yeah, I'm very happy with the condition it is in.

Like you said, I would like to do some things while it's out of the car. Like a 3" o2 housing, which I've heard is horrible when in the car. So, this is a newb question, but which is the charge pipe, and which is the upper pressure pipe? What do you recommend for the UPP?
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Post by Nutmeg » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:56 pm

Ordered an AGP 3" CAI today, merely because I have no intake whatsoever. Pics of this and a bunch of other stock parts (hopefully) by the end of the week.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:39 pm

The Charge pipe is the pipe running up to the back of the turbo.

The Upper Pressure Pipe, aka cold side pipe, runs from the throttle body to the intercooler.

As for hardpipes, theres quite a few out there that are awesome:
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Exhaust Depot
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Congrats and good luck with everything :) The 3" O2 housing is a SERIOUS PIA when its in the car, I should know I did mine. So much crap to get out of the way.

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Post by Nutmeg » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:28 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Congrats and good luck with everything :) The 3" O2 housing is a SERIOUS PIA when its in the car, I should know I did mine. So much crap to get out of the way.
Thanks, I wonder if you can keep the o2 housing on when dropping the engine in? I'd assume so.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:33 pm

Wow that is beautiful! So fresh and clean. Mine made me cry when I saw how dirty it was...

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:43 pm

Nutmeg wrote:
LilSparkPlug wrote:Congrats and good luck with everything :) The 3" O2 housing is a SERIOUS PIA when its in the car, I should know I did mine. So much crap to get out of the way.
Thanks, I wonder if you can keep the o2 housing on when dropping the engine in? I'd assume so.
I don't see why not. Worth a shot I tell ya!

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Post by silverneontuner » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:56 pm

im excited for you. hope everything goes smooth for ya.

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Post by Hudson_Neon » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:39 am

nice man... so fresh and clean

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Post by Nutmeg » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:33 am

Mas updates!

Booger bushings and Maxxfab 3" o2 housing ordered today. A bunch of parts will be arriving starting thursday, and I'll have pictures either Friday, or about a week into April when I get back from spring break vacation.

Oh, and I'm looking at my budget, and considering a Maddog 80% STS. I might just put in the stock shifter and order the STS at a later date, as the money spent column is growing.

Expect pictures soon! :thumbup:
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Post by hansken_yo » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:45 am

Watch out with your hood and the CAI. I had issue with mine hitting the hood so I've done some mods to correct that. Otherwise everything looks great man. Can't wait to see the progress come along. :thumbup:
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:04 am

eh, just get an SRT hood.

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Post by Nutmeg » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:08 am

Hudson_Neon wrote:eh, just get an SRT hood.
Yeah...I really don't like the gap at all.
hansken_yo wrote:Watch out with your hood and the CAI. I had issue with mine hitting the hood so I've done some mods to correct that. Otherwise everything looks great man. Can't wait to see the progress come along.
What kind of CAI? How did you fix it?
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:31 am

Wow, someone is throwing out a bunch of dough at a young age. Very nice man.

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Post by Nutmeg » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:00 am

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Wow, someone is throwing out a bunch of dough at a young age. Very nice man.
Yay for summer jobs! :thumbup:
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Post by welchspro » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:46 pm

Congrats on scoring a clean looking motor! Can't wait to see what kind of a beast you eventually drop in there.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:30 pm

Looking great man :thumbup: Should be a fun experience doing this swap. Just remember to keep telling yourself "What doesn't kill, you makes you stronger"...
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Post by Nutmeg » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:35 pm

Didn't really want to buy a stock air box because i don't have one, so I went ahead and found a group buy type thing from AGP.

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3" Polished CAI

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More coming soon. :rockon:
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:59 pm

very nice. high quality products FTW!!!

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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:25 pm

I didn't get an airbox either, but I do NOT want a CAI because of the risk of hydrolocking.
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:45 pm

you'd have to drive through some pretty deep water to hydrolock due to the CAI.

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Post by Nutmeg » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:37 pm

Hudson_Neon wrote:you'd have to drive through some pretty deep water to hydrolock due to the CAI.
Yeah, trust me. I live in the pacific Northwest. It's fine, just avoid puddles.
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Post by hansken_yo » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:20 am

I've been running a CAI that is practically on the ground in the front left corner. Tire spray hasn't caused any problems. Pretty much you just can't submerge them otherwise they should be fine.
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Post by Nutmeg » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:06 pm

The boxes are piling up.

MaxxFab 3" o2 housing
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Booger Bushings
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I've a box full of a radiator and other unknown parts waiting out in the shop. I'm anxious to go tear it open. Pictures of that will come soon. Besides that, I'm still waiting on an intercooler from a member here that I ordered probably three weeks ago. It is kind of pissing me off.
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