Alright so I got my car back Wednesday and went strait to my buddies place to finally get the turbo in. Got there pretty late so we ended up getting done late Thursday. So the turbo is officially in and running. First thing I noticed was boy does it spool fast! That being said Im having some hiccups, and Im not sure the causes.
First problem is miss firing. I put new spark plugs in and gapped them to .028 which is what I swear I have read to gap them to if you run a bigger turbo. It was running terrible so I popped them out to widen the gap a little, and they were just coated black. So I went down to auto zone picked up new iridium ngk plugs and gapped those to .030 and it is better, but not gone so I guess open the gap a little more?
Second problem is weird boost/power. Some times I will hit boost and as soon as I do the car will lurch, boost will drop off completely, then come right back and repeat until I take my foot off the gas. I don't know what the deal is.
Third problem and most alarming is my car will just shut off while driving. It doesn't seem to have a pattern as to when it decided to shut off other than it seems to happen around 5psi. It happens maybe once or twice a day. I scanned the car and Iv got a code saying "ecm processor failure." Could it be happening because my ecm is going bad?
Other than all that. Im loving the turbo and the set up. Im happy to say I have successfully put everything on that I have for now. Im going to have to give it a rest on buying stuff for a while. On a side note. Any one want to buy a ko3s, oem intercooler, oem manifold, or headlights?
Here is the turbo next to the old one its the only picture I took while working on the car