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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:07 pm 
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Hey all

Been looking at turbo stuff for ages now and another issue ive been stuck with is that most of the turbo kits have high mounted turbo's.
Has anyone had a high mounted turbo and had issues with melting break booster's, thrott cable, underbonnet paint ect...?
and is there any advantage over a lower mounted turbo?

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:38 pm 
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Often thought this myself. Only lowmounted turbo conversion on an E-Series I've seen done is on fordforums.com (not .au). By a guy called turbotrana, he's there version of CHEF basically :P (DIY turbo ED)
The only reason I can see for a high mount is ease of plumbing I guess. Is that the reason it's more popular?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:53 pm 
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What? theres another version of me getting around? hehe yeah his is a much bigger turbo, a low is a good option as it would lower engbay temps a bit... but mine up high with a shield on doesnt heat up the bay much... low mount makes it harder to mount the wastegate though, its gotta sit up high
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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:19 pm 
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there has been loads of ppl who have melted stuff :P
most people melt first, heat sheild later :P

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:27 pm 
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Yeah, im talkin to tony atm. Melting the brake booster worries me

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:34 pm 
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its nothing heat sheilding can't fix.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:05 pm 
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Dont panic too much though, Ive only melted throttle cables/cruise control cables that were directly over the exhaust housing.
I wrapped the dump pipe and wastegate pipes in thermo wrap and made up a stainless steel shield. I also put a metal tube over the throttle cable, wrapped it in thermo wrap and pulled it up next to the firewall so it no longer goes over the turbo... I just did a 3000 kay road trip and all was fine under the bonnet... heres a pic
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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:25 pm 
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hmm, interesting

another thing ive been interested in is with the low mounted turbos, you can easly hide them under a heat sheild. Fool any stupid coppa that doesnt know what he is looking at

" i swear officer, its just a big radiator"

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:30 pm 
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The BA's turbo is pretty well hidden... but really, if the set up is tidy and factory looking ie everything isnt polished and hitting you in the eyeballs then you might get away with it... might
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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:45 pm 
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dam, my twins are as bling as bling gets.... i dont thinnk i will polish the rest of the plumbing tho, brob paint black

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:08 pm 
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or just get it all engineer approved and you can have as much bling as you like
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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:39 pm 
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engeneer approved over he is like pulling teeth...not cool

 

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mine doesnt burn any boosters etc.

 

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:01 pm 
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hahahaha, i hate you, with jealously!

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:45 am 
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I've melted two brake boosters so far. First one and made a heat shield, then the second one went, made a bigger shield.. Its all good now, After driving for a fair while I can put my hand behind the heat shield and touch the brake lines coming out of the booster and their not very hot.
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