It's been a while since my last update, I've been busy with school but now that I'm on spring break I'm planning to install the turbo kit. TX2K is coming up too, so if I feel comfortable with my tune maybe I'll see what it runs at the track.
While I was reading up people's turbo threads to get a general idea of what to expect, I read about how some people had problems with the turbo melting wires and heating up other things under the hood. Well paranoia kicked in and I purchased a PTP T3 turbo blanket, and 100ft of their "lava" heat wrap.
I spent majority of today wrapping the turbo manifold. It was tricky figuring how to wrap it properly, I've wrapped headers before but this was my first time wrapping a turbo manifold. I was only planning on wrapping the manifold and downpipe, but I had some leftover heat wrap so I decided to also wrap the dump tube and I used whatever I had left on the midpipe.
I haven't secured the heat wrap on the downpipe with the locking ties yet since I still need to get some o2 bungs welded on so for now its just held on with tape.
Probably the last time I'll see my engine bay look like this.
Nothing special but hey at least its cleaner than when I first got the car 3 years ago