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Has anyone installed a F.I. twin turbo kit without removing the engine from the car ?

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Old 11-30-2015, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone installed a F.I. twin turbo kit without removing the engine from the car ?
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Has anyone installed a F.I. twin turbo kit without removing the engine from the car ?
There is a guy that will be starting that effort in the next week or so
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I am sure it can be done however you are much better off pulling the motor.

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I am sure it can be done however you are much better off pulling the motor.



Are you trying to DIY?

I think all the mechanical portions of the install are extremely doable without dropping the motor. The parts that I'd be worried about are WGs/vacuum lines and both cooling supplies to the turbos.
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This idea brings back memories of trying to deal with Turbo's on a 1990-96 300zxTT car. It was so much easier to just yank the motor and tranny.
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I'm gonna attempt it here in the next week or so. The Gamma V3 kit touts that you don't need to pull the engine, so gonna put that statement to the test.
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I have the AAM kit but I am gonna try to DIY without pulling the motor.
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I have the AAM kit but I am gonna try to DIY without pulling the motor.
Hope it goes well and good luck!

I had to change a heater hose above the driver side turbo and it was a PITA.
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I had to change a heater hose above the driver side turbo and it was a PITA.
Did you put the kit together yourself?
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I am sure it can be done however you are much better off pulling the motor.

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Yes I am going to install it myself ! I have been a certified mechanic for 22 years now ! I would pull the motor and trans but I don't know if I would be able to tie up one of the lifts at work for that long . I know many people have installed the GTM/Gamma turbo kit without pulling the motor ! I am wondering if anyone has installed the Fast Intentions turbo kit without pulling the motor . I talked with Kevin at F.I. yesterday and he did not think anyone has done so . Let me know ! Thanks, Ken
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Due to the manifolds using v-bands in that kit, I cant image why not. I have not installed that F.I. kit but I have put other turbo kits in and the only "hard parts" are the bolts that secure the turbos to the manifolds. Ive never understood why people want to mess around with the suspension and wiring harness and etc.

With the v-bands, you will have so much flexibility in how you clock the clamp, and only have to tighten the clamp rather than a series of bolts that go around the flange.

If you have the trans out to do the clutch at the same time, it suddenly becomes a walk in the park because your reach into the manifold and turbo area is no longer awkward.

Through the last 5-6 years of being twin turbo, and the last year of building custom tubular turbo manifolds for my 370z (turbos and manifolds installed and removed at least 20 times), my engine has yet to come out of the car once since the factory put it in!
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