Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

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Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:45 pm

I was having trouble with the intercooler piping blowing apart. Even at low boost. I found this cool trick for a makeshift bead roller and it worked great! It was making around 7psi and holding good. It was super rich so I'll up the boost some and see how far I can get!
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I used these harbor freight pliers to make my beads.
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2012 Chevy Caprice- VSR80 turbo, BTR stage 2, 3.45s, camaro wheels, meth injection (racecar/ weekend car)
2007 Honda Civic SI- Sedan- intake, exhaust, Skunk2 short shifter, shift bushings (wife's daily)
2005 Chevy tahoe- Cold air intake, everything else stock! (The family car)
2000 Honda civic Hatchback- lowered, rota slip wheels. (My daily)

Dut_The_SS_nuT
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Location: Wichita KS

Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Dut_The_SS_nuT » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:49 am

So, I didn’t realize this was you!!!

Pleasure to meet ya the other day! Thanks again for the console! Keep an eye out for the new build! Once I really get started on it I’ll start a thread for it too!
2007 Impala SS, K&N CAI, Flowmasters, Resonator Delete, Diablo Trinity tune
2011 Caprice 9C1 (rest in pieces)
2013 Caprice 9C1, "9C3 console upgrade" Modified Camaro Exhaust, Kayhan VE Series 2 Radio. (Soon to have 4 piston Brembos)
2013 9C1 Bone Stock
1956 Chevy 150 1211B trim code “Business Man Sedan" (currently gutting)

Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:10 pm

Dut_The_SS_nuT wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:49 am
So, I didn’t realize this was you!!!

Pleasure to meet ya the other day!
Yep! With that being said I got a couple updates!. I traded my g8 center console for a shifter box from Dustin Manning, and he is giving me paddle shifters to go with it! Great deal and I'm super excited about it.

I also got this gauge pod mounted, just screwed it down with some self tappers, I'll probably get some of those black screws later. But I still need to get an oil pressure gauge to fill the empty slot.
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So far I've pushed it to a peak of about 7psi But it usually stays around 5 on pulls. I'm getting ready to swap out wastegate springs and up the boost some. It's still super rich so I have a little room .
2012 Chevy Caprice- VSR80 turbo, BTR stage 2, 3.45s, camaro wheels, meth injection (racecar/ weekend car)
2007 Honda Civic SI- Sedan- intake, exhaust, Skunk2 short shifter, shift bushings (wife's daily)
2005 Chevy tahoe- Cold air intake, everything else stock! (The family car)
2000 Honda civic Hatchback- lowered, rota slip wheels. (My daily)

Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:15 pm

A couple BIG updates.

First, I got my paddle shifters in but have hardly had a chance to use them. Install was easy and the instructions were easy.
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Next update, I ordered 1000cc Snake eater injectors! So I should have some more room to turn boost up

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Update #3. I SPUN A ROD BEARING! I got fuel in my oil. So im thinking maybe an injector stuck or something? Wouldn't suprise me because they were at 120% duty cycle. Which is why I ordered new ones. I really hope my cam and lifters are ok. I was super bummed at first. But now I'm excited to rebuild!
2012 Chevy Caprice- VSR80 turbo, BTR stage 2, 3.45s, camaro wheels, meth injection (racecar/ weekend car)
2007 Honda Civic SI- Sedan- intake, exhaust, Skunk2 short shifter, shift bushings (wife's daily)
2005 Chevy tahoe- Cold air intake, everything else stock! (The family car)
2000 Honda civic Hatchback- lowered, rota slip wheels. (My daily)

Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:16 pm

Update #4. I bought a LY5 5.3 short block last night. Which is a gen 4 with iron block. So as far as I know I might have the first 5.3 caprice? And I think the 6.0 is still going to be good enough to rebuild. But I haven't pulled anything apart yet. Here's the new 5.3.
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2012 Chevy Caprice- VSR80 turbo, BTR stage 2, 3.45s, camaro wheels, meth injection (racecar/ weekend car)
2007 Honda Civic SI- Sedan- intake, exhaust, Skunk2 short shifter, shift bushings (wife's daily)
2005 Chevy tahoe- Cold air intake, everything else stock! (The family car)
2000 Honda civic Hatchback- lowered, rota slip wheels. (My daily)

Tansman
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Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:34 am

Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 pm

After posting on the Facebook page, I learned my heads wouldn't work. And that meant my intake wouldn't work either. So I picked up this 2012 longblock yesterday for $250! It has a failed dod lifter. 170k miles on it. And it has the 243 heads that I need. Still praying that my cam and lifters survived in the 6.0
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2012 Chevy Caprice- VSR80 turbo, BTR stage 2, 3.45s, camaro wheels, meth injection (racecar/ weekend car)
2007 Honda Civic SI- Sedan- intake, exhaust, Skunk2 short shifter, shift bushings (wife's daily)
2005 Chevy tahoe- Cold air intake, everything else stock! (The family car)
2000 Honda civic Hatchback- lowered, rota slip wheels. (My daily)

Tansman
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Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:34 am

Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:40 am

So I'm sure some of you know. But ive started a youtube channel. I think from this point I'm just going to update this thread by posting the latest video. Heres pulling the engine Part 1 amd part 2!

Part 1



Part 2

2012 Chevy Caprice- VSR80 turbo, BTR stage 2, 3.45s, camaro wheels, meth injection (racecar/ weekend car)
2007 Honda Civic SI- Sedan- intake, exhaust, Skunk2 short shifter, shift bushings (wife's daily)
2005 Chevy tahoe- Cold air intake, everything else stock! (The family car)
2000 Honda civic Hatchback- lowered, rota slip wheels. (My daily)

Sanford
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Sanford » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:10 am

If you pull the wiper blades off and remove the plastic cowling, it will make the reinstallation of the engine a lot easier. I would drop the trans into the trans tunnel, drop the engine in and the bolt the trans to the engine. I had to pull the engine & trans as an assembly on my first Caprice due to the engine being hydrolocked. I did not want to slide the torque converter out of the front pump and it was not fun.

Does the engine you are dropping in have the correct reluctor wheel on the crankshaft? May want to look at the cam position sensor. Can't remember what year they changed from a 24 tooth to a 58 tooth crankshaft reluctor wheel.

Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:22 pm

Sanford wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:10 am
If you pull the wiper blades off and remove the plastic cowling, it will make the reinstallation of the engine a lot easier. I would drop the trans into the trans tunnel, drop the engine in and the bolt the trans to the engine. I had to pull the engine & trans as an assembly on my first Caprice due to the engine being hydrolocked. I did not want to slide the torque converter out of the front pump and it was not fun.

Does the engine you are dropping in have the correct reluctor wheel on the crankshaft? May want to look at the cam position sensor. Can't remember what year they changed from a 24 tooth to a 58 tooth crankshaft reluctor wheel.
I appreciate the tip! I was actually getting caught on the cowling on the way out. I do think I am gonna try to put them back in attached just like I pulled them out though. I'm doing it alone so i'm not sure I would be able to lift the trans up to get it bolted in from underneath. It came out pretty easily together.

As far as the reluctor wheel, Both of the 5.3s I bought have a 58x (2007.5 and up). HOWEVER, i will be putting the 6.0 BACK IN! I haven't edited and posted the video yet. But once I got the engine out I found that ALL my flex plate bolts were backed out about 1/16 of an inch. The movement of the flexplate is what was making the sound I thought was a knock. Also the metal shavings I found were ONLY in the filter, and I couldn't find any anywhere else in the pan. I believe they were leftover from when I drilled my oil pan for the turbo drain. Everything else in the engine looked GREAT.

I'll be posting the video so everyone can get a visual of the flex plate movement hopefully tonight.

if you haven"t already. please

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2012 Chevy Caprice- VSR80 turbo, BTR stage 2, 3.45s, camaro wheels, meth injection (racecar/ weekend car)
2007 Honda Civic SI- Sedan- intake, exhaust, Skunk2 short shifter, shift bushings (wife's daily)
2005 Chevy tahoe- Cold air intake, everything else stock! (The family car)
2000 Honda civic Hatchback- lowered, rota slip wheels. (My daily)

Tansman
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Re: Big Single TURBO build ...LOADING

Post by Tansman » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:47 am

New video with some good news!

2012 Chevy Caprice- VSR80 turbo, BTR stage 2, 3.45s, camaro wheels, meth injection (racecar/ weekend car)
2007 Honda Civic SI- Sedan- intake, exhaust, Skunk2 short shifter, shift bushings (wife's daily)
2005 Chevy tahoe- Cold air intake, everything else stock! (The family car)
2000 Honda civic Hatchback- lowered, rota slip wheels. (My daily)

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