Time to engineer a tiny catch can! This could be HUGE in an oxymoronic way.....Oily for me no solid sludge
You just don't know. I was having that conversation with my wife earlier. Even she was on me about changing EVERYTHING until this point. I wanted everything clean inside and out to look nice since I am starting over and just stumbled on this completely by dumb luck.Imagine all that work you put in and repeating the failure because you concluded v clamp........
Pure chance but completely eases my mind in so many ways. I am also glad that I kept an open mind and went back to check the WG arm travel that ended up ruling it out.
BKM: DV+ 🤣Pure chance but completely eases my mind in so many ways. I am also glad that I kept an open mind and went back to check the WG arm travel that ended up ruling it out.
I don't want to cause any panic though, just awareness based on what I found and to fuel discussion on possible solutions or a BKM at the least.
As I predicted, it doesn’t even look like you had the engine out. You do good work, Ken.Talked to @Greg today about our builds and how to get everything going from a dry engine. I also let him know that I was only waiting on Toby then I am ready to start cranking.
The T junction was bugging me all day so I decided to rotate it and make a J trap underneath. Feel a little better about it now but I will still check on it. I also ordered a big assortment of spring hose clamps to put everywhere instead of the zip ties.
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Washed the intake hoses inside and out. The turbo neck and AOS ports were nasty, a thick greasy coating inside. Dressed up everything, proper routing, and tied up for maximum security and aesthetics. Battery and ECU will make it complete topside.
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It has crossed my mind! But that Forge unit does look good.BKM: DV+ 🤣
I agree that they now look out of place with everything else. I am swapping the hoses when I swap out to the new Intercooler. Going Red this time around.As I predicted, it doesn’t even look like you had the engine out. You do good work, Ken.
I am also shocked—SHOCKED—that you do not have a red V4 intake.
Trust me, not a fan of the Cusco Blue either but I wasn't going to have it stripped and re-anodized just yet. I will get to it, I promise. The washer tank cap can be hit with the Mopar Red and Satin coat I used on the tensioner cover and dipstick handle.The blue shock brace brackets and blue washer tank lid are the sore thumbs to me. They should be red or black IMO, but it isn’t my engine bay.
Ken....the brackets are steel . Strip and paint with the washer cap. The bar is aluminum. It’s good as is or you can anodize it later. The engine is looking killer.Trust me, not a fan of the Cusco Blue either but I wasn't going to have it stripped and re-anodized just yet. I will get to it, I promise. The washer tank cap can be hit with the Mopar Red and Satin coat I used on the tensioner cover and dipstick handle.
I looked over those heater lines again with everything installed. I think it can be worked out in place but there is a hanger bracket or two that may need to be cut to separate the A/C line connected to them. All the extra hose and tubing used now vs what direct lines inside a thermal sleeve to the in and out of the block would be a HUGE improvement for room, thermal management, and most important...LOOKS better. I really wish I had thought about this before.
Best thing I have ordered under $20? The spring hose clip assortment box. Wish they came in Red, I am sure there are some out there but I didn't look past Amazon and I had no idea how many of each size I would need until I started putting them on and testing the fit. Of course I chewed up my fingertips again putting a ton of these on in tight places.
Pictures getting old yet? Sorry, not sorry!
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