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Old 17-04-09, 13:31   #26
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It doesn't affect the plumbing of the canister because you only have to disconnect one hose when doing the conversion and you replace that with the one shown from the intake pipe. To be honest most people take it out. I will be taking mine out when I get a catch can. They aren't really that important but you need to have one to pass the pits and you can get stickered for not having one.

*** ADDED NOTE *** There is a couple of hoses I blocked off when doing the conversion that I will get pictures of. I copied the plumbing of a vlct and if you have a vlt plenum there will be a hose for the cruise control unit that you should block off.
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Old 28-04-09, 13:05   #27
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Sounds good mate I would go the injectors and ecu to be safe but that's just my opinion. I'm sure soon enough you will want bigger and better
I got a bigger and better one, this one was just scraps layin around :P
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Old 28-04-09, 19:22   #28
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Yeah can get confusing because of those other bolts in the side. But the best way to tell is the oil drain hole, it is pretty distinctive.

And nah you don't have to take the engine out or anything like that.

When do you plan on doing the conversion?
soonish i wanna get a good deal on a complete setup then i have all the ****ty little things to do like brakes exhaust yadda yadda yadda
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Old 28-04-09, 19:24   #29
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I got a bigger and better one, this one was just scraps layin around :P
ah ok always good to be on the safe side.

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soonish i wanna get a good deal on a complete setup then i have all the ****ty little things to do like brakes exhaust yadda yadda yadda
sounds good mate. its all good fun but can be time consuming
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Old 29-04-09, 12:20   #30
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yeah i know im trying to sell my berlina for a boosted funds because i wanna t3 highflow instead of stock t3 apparently theres a fair bit of difference
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Old 03-05-09, 19:53   #31
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Yeah mine goes well. Better then I expected
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Old 03-05-09, 22:02   #32
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I'm stoked with mine... its got one of them dodgey ebay high mount manifolds running a r33 turbo with t injectors... Timing set full retard but it stills pings a bit up top... i gotta track down a pc and a bigger fuel pump me thinks...
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Old 03-05-09, 22:48   #33
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why is the timing set fully retarded?
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Old 09-05-09, 14:01   #34
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picked up the whole setup up today low mount t3 couldnt get started because repco dont stock the gaskets so i have to wait until monday to get them =(

small probably apparently the actuator is busted any ideas where to get one?
or missing bolts or anything?

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Old 14-05-09, 02:00   #35
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sorry for the late reply.

ask around for a actuator im sure someone here has got a spare or maybe try buy a t3 that needs a rebuild and take its actuator.

How did you go with the gaskets?
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Old 14-05-09, 02:00   #36
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sorry for the late reply.

ask around for a actuator im sure someone here has got a spare or maybe try buy a t3 that needs a rebuild and take its actuator.

How did you go with the gaskets?
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Old 14-05-09, 17:04   #37
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picked up the whole setup up today low mount t3 couldnt get started because repco dont stock the gaskets so i have to wait until monday to get them =(

small probably apparently the actuator is busted any ideas where to get one?
or missing bolts or anything?
i brought an actuator off ebay, turned out to be broken
so what i did is cut the actuator from the bracket is pressed/welded too track down random actuator in my case off a saab cost $7 then drill out the two holes for the bolts of the actuator cut the rod to ur desired length and all good.
sounds confusing but its easy
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Old 16-05-09, 19:44   #38
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i brought an actuator off ebay, turned out to be broken
so what i did is cut the actuator from the bracket is pressed/welded too track down random actuator in my case off a saab cost $7 then drill out the two holes for the bolts of the actuator cut the rod to ur desired length and all good.
sounds confusing but its easy
yeah it does sound
its not broken as in not work more broken stuck on higher psi lol



what did you do for gauges when you started out shaun i got all the gaskets and i might be picking up a vlt gearbox/or getting mine serviced before i do it

hopefully all be stuck together before then bunbury cruise (also got to put in new diff)
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Old 16-05-09, 20:50   #39
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do you guys do skids n stuff in your converts?
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Old 17-05-09, 18:03   #40
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yeah it does sound
its not broken as in not work more broken stuck on higher psi lol



what did you do for gauges when you started out shaun i got all the gaskets and i might be picking up a vlt gearbox/or getting mine serviced before i do it

hopefully all be stuck together before then bunbury cruise (also got to put in new diff)
Which gauges do you mean?

So you're pretty much ready then? My gearbox has held up since I did my conversion. It's getting replaced very soon though with a power glide, but it's one of those things where you might need some luck on your side. Try get rid of your n/a gearbox. If you want to buy a vlt gearbox and are planning future mods you may as well just save up and buy a decent keas or something because the vlt ones are better then the n/a, but still not fantastic.

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do you guys do skids n stuff in your converts?
yepp sure do, single peggers FTW. Bought a LSD though and will have that in soon

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boost rich and tacho etc
yeah iif you read my thread in the gearbox etc section that will explain everthing so im hopefully gonna get it sorted this week, intercooler and ecu coming from over east new diff going in and yeah =)

hopefully by the bunnnbury cruise
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Old 17-05-09, 21:57   #42
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yeah iif you read my thread in the gearbox etc section that will explain everthing so im hopefully gonna get it sorted this week, intercooler and ecu coming from over east new diff going in and yeah =)

hopefully by the bunnnbury cruise
For gauges I just got some cheapies to start out with and tee'd it off in the vacuum line. Tacho has been on the car since I bought it, just a crapy speco one but it does the job. I have a oil pressure gauge which I haven't bothered to wire up yet.
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just bought a t piece from pirtek not as easy as i hoped and more expensive and waaaaaaaay bigger
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yeah I got them to modify one for me. They got a smaller piece and drilled out and put a new thread in it to suit another small piece. hard to explain though
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ohok type of gasket glue?
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gasket goo ftw.
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Old 10-06-09, 17:31   #47
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hey shaun VL,
MY name is Damian im new to this im 16 lol but i own a vl commodore,
it has a stock rb30e with recond head.
would this engine b ok for turbo conversion?
cheers

i will b getting my P's at chrissie, and would like to put a turbo on my car before then.
if any1 can give me detail on where (around perth perferably)they bought there conversion kit and prices? wud really appreciate it!
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when got it 4 my 16th bday "SO WRAPPED"


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i love it so much and am goin to look after it the best i possibly can.
have had the car for 6 months now and have changed it quiet a bit.
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Old 10-06-09, 17:47   #48
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hey mate, do u know what series the car is? 1 or 2?

dunno if there's any places that sell kits, but if u look in the WA section there's often guys flogging off their old turbo conversions etc.
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cheers buddy

umm ill find out if it series 1 or 2



dont think its series 2

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two ways to find out is the build date of the car
and checking the side of the block where the oil/water drain and feed are
as for turbo set ups just wait in the wa sectoin of the for sale-drivetain section and wait for the right one to come aroudn dont rush and get some s'hithouse one that wont work properly
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