Pressure of the van going to the paint shop was enough to kick me to try and make the inlet side air tight so I don’t end up with an engine full of filler dust!
After the earlier post about the do-nuts I received a few questions about them, so I’ve taken a few more pictures to illustrate the procedure for welding them up.
These do-nuts can give you nice, tight radius bends that you can’t achieve with mandrel bent tubes.
oh, and yeas yes, my TIG welding isn’t the tidiest, I know, I’m a learner!
An expensive bit of this massive jigsaw landed today.
Here is a hybrid turbo, made to suit the VW T3 1.6TD exhaust manifold and downpipe, oil feed pipe and return line. It also has the added advantage of the turbo support bracket still fitting. The turbine and compressor are that of a tdi so physically it looks like a JX turbo but behaves like a 1Z turbo and has a conventional waste gate actuator so it can still be operated by the N75 boost pressure control solenoid. Well, that’s the theory anyway!