Corley Turbo Project

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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby CherryVimto » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:05 pm

That's a nice looking downpipe. May I ask where you got it from? 8-)
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:37 pm

from ebay just search "saab 9000 turbo exhaust downpipe"

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksi ... &_from=R40
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby CherryVimto » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:21 pm

corley wrote:from ebay just search "saab 9000 turbo exhaust downpipe"

link:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksi ... &_from=R40

Thanks for the info.

I had previously found those but was dubious as to the quality. I ended up getting a section from the turbo at a scrapers for £6
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:38 pm

yea its good quality, but i dont think you can beat £6 :)
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:37 pm

some more progress:

the rest of the intercooler pipe work is now complete and so is the intake to the turbo, will clamp it all in place at a later date
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oil sump off ready for oil return
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oil cooler bodged in place - i am currently making up the hoses for these
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Getting closer now, just waiting for a few more parts to arrive!
comments and feedback welcome!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby PumaNoob » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:08 pm

Your really not hanging about are you, looks like excellent progress!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Sjon » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:27 pm

Really like the idea of using the standard air box instead of a cone filter. Looks great so far.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:34 pm

wish it was my idea but thank you :)
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby ally frp » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:34 pm

Good idea if you have not already done is get the FRP airbox modification for the extra intake hose.

Will keep checking and keep up the good work!

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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:39 pm

another update:

Got my exhaust down pipe made and tack welded - heres a before and after kinda thing:

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have my fuel pressure regulator fitted:
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still having issues with my oil return which is now the last big thing to sort out before i can fire the car up!

I have a Wideband and boost gauge to fit in the mean time
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby ArtfulHussy » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:49 pm

Progress on this is astonishing!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:35 pm

exhaust down pipe fully welded now and i took a pic as i was fitting, should compare this pic to the original one on my first post :)

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Finished my oil cooler + hoses today with the sandwich plate all installed.

All thats left now is the oil return which is a major pain!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Puma Lee » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:30 am

be up and running in no time, really good work , whats wrong with the oil return
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:46 pm

oil return is being a git! i am struggling to get the turbo outlet to line up with the oil sump - there is very little room and with connectors i have like 1cm of hose lol so no wiggle room.

Anyway i have a cunning plan so stay tuned.
After oil return is sorted i can start putting the car back together and fire her up!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Glenn_ » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:19 pm

It will go like fook when its finished.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:04 pm

finally got my oil return sorted!!

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i put the oil sump back together and sealed it so i am now waiting 24 hours for it to harden/cure then i will be filling the engine back up with oil and firing her up!

Stay tuned :)
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby PumaNoob » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:05 pm

Looking forward to this, videos are a must!!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Puma Lee » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:16 am

Great progress, be interested to see videos also.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:28 pm

spent all evening getting the car back together, fired her up and i had a severe oil look from my hose - oil cooler so i have stopped.

Its too dark now to look into this anymore so i have to wait untill tommorrow :( so close!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby PumaNoob » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:04 pm

Oil cooler is the easiest one, I'm sure you'll soon get to the bottom of that one.
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:34 pm

ok bit of a milestone achieved now!

I have ordered a new oil cooler and fitted it today as i managed to cross thread my old once hence the major oil leak the other day. I now have the car idling on my drive!!! - still a few bits to bolt back on such as bumper and lights etc.
I have now identified 2 small oil leaks and i will sort these out and tighten a few more connectors backup.

My aim is to try and drive the car tomorrow when i have sorted this out and have a little time.
If all goes well tomorrow i imagine i will be tuning/tweaking with my wide band/fuel regulator and other parts such as heat shields etc to make the car more drive able.

Will update tommorrow
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby PumaNoob » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:49 pm

Well done mate, that's come together really quickly!!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby corley » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:06 pm

She lives! I completed a test drive around town and i believe the oil leaks are under control for now :)

I have not got my wideband installed yet so i didn't want to put my foot down or go to high on the revs much but you can feel/hear around 2-3K revs the turbo noise and the car starts to launch forwards :) so awesome!

I reckon around Wednesday i will have my exhaust rewelded and my wideband installed so i can see whats happening with the air/fuel ratio and get some confidence in putting my foot down and really get to know the turbo. The exhaust noise at the moment is awesome with a few pops now and again - i will try get a video but not sure to upload lol.

Next on my list now is sorting out heat control - i am going to explore reusing the original cat heat shield to box in the turbo and protect other components.

Thanks again to everyone for help and inspiration. Although the cars running again i feel like this project is only now really starting!
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:29 pm

Well done!!! Clap-clap-clap :lol: :lol:
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Re: Corley Turbo Project

Postby Puma Lee » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:35 am

congrats mate , has given me lots of inspiration to do mine, just keep up with the project and let us know how she goes
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