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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:27 am

Anybody got a picture of where the bungs should be put for O2 and wideband?
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by SubiePrice88 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:33 pm

Looking good!

If you dont find that bracket for the top of the radiator, let me know. I believe I have a couple, you can have it for free.

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:50 am

Sweet, thanks. I'll take a hard look for it first. It could be on the ground in the garage somewhere in my pile of EJ22T parts and twin turbo parts but other than that I don't know where the hell it could have gone. It was with the other one in there for a year and a half and then when I finally need it, it's gone.

Oh and my cat pissed on this plastic bag in there and I grabbed it up and started putting trash in it and I began to smell a horrible stench. Sure enough I got it on my hand and smelled the bag and it was all over it. That smell can make me drive heave it's so disgusting. Why does that damn cat piss on my stuff while I'm gone? He pissed inside my factory airbox a while back. If he wasn't already missing half of his back leg, I'd cut it off! lol j/k
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:53 pm

Got the factory boost control stuff all hooked up with new vacuum lines. I think I have them set up right. SLODRIVE helped me a lot by taking photos and explaining where the vacuum lines go to.

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I'm not sure which canister to use here. The EJ20G one with 2 nipples on top or the EJ22T one with 3 nipples? The EJ20G one is still hooked up like it was when I got the engine. The EJ22T has an extra nipple and check valve. I'm assuming that's somewhat important?


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I tried hooking up my throttle cables and found out they don't reach. How do i remedy this? Custom extended mounting bracket? Also, how do I know which cable goes to which part of the throttle?

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by Legacy777 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:42 pm

I'd run the ej20g canister. The ej22t canister has an aux purge. That's what the third line is for. I think it's there primarily for emissions reasons. ie US having stricter requirements.
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:00 am

I found the perfect aluminum tubing for extending the Ypipe to reach the turbo! It's about 4" long and 2" outside diameter (1 7/8" ID) and it sells for $3 at autozone in the exhaust section. No trimming necessary! I thought I would have to cut it and bought a sweet hacksaw and pipe cutter just in case and it ended up being the perfect diameter and length. Couldn't believe it.

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I used the Tbolt clamp to line up my cut.

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I used 65mm Tbolt clamps for everything except the clamp holding the pipe to the intercooler side. That one needed to be a bit larger so I used a 68mm clamp there.

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This stupid heater hose wouldn't give me enough room so I removed it. Not sure what I'm going to do about that.

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Can someone tell me if I have these heater hoses hooked up correctly? I just guessed on these and used hoses off an NA car so I don't know if they're right.

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Finally got some coolant hose and I think my vacuum lines and coolant lines are all hooked up and good to go. I'm not sure though because I have 3 open vacuum ports around the coil on top of the manifold.

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:06 am

Relocated my factory horns behind the grill. Freed up some clutter in the engine bay and they're probably a bit more effective in their new location. I would run hella horns like everyone else but I think they sound like crap. I bought a pair from a member on here and put them on my metro. After a few days I removed them and put the stock horns back on which sucked because I had to solder both times.

Next I'm going to get a new dremel (fried the last one cutting my hood) and cut my grill out and get some of that cool grating, paint it black and attach it to the rear of the grill after I cut out all the lattuce.


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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:33 am

The Hella Supertones sound like crap? Why so? I actually just installed a set on my Impreza this past weekend. The stock horn sucks....way too quiet for jack ass houston drivers.

http://www.main.experiencetherave.com/s ... upertones/
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:47 am

Maybe I had a bad set or something. Just didn't like them. They weren't as loud as I expected and just sounded bad.
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by dropdfocus » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:11 am

Possibly. I absolutely LOVE my Supertones! One of the best purchases I've made for the car.
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:15 am

Hmm, interesting. I'd like to hear some on a different car. I just really didn't care for the tone they put out.
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by dropdfocus » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:53 pm

Honestly, the "tone" they put out isn't for everyone. I have friends that don't care for the sound of them, but the volume its great!
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by beatersubi » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:42 am

I have a 'L' grille, modded similarly to how you're describing. I can't find a pic of it ATM, but I could take one, no problem. It could be for sale if you're interested.

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:02 am

Interesting. What color is it? I'd like to see it. I could be the new owner if it looks good and the price is right ;-)
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:49 pm

I went to the junkyard yesterday and got some non-ABS lines out of a 90 L wagon which had cruise control suprisingly. Then when I got home I realized I need the brake master cylinder as well because the SS one only has two lines coming out of it and the non-ABS one has all 4 lines running out of the master cylinder.

So now I'm questioning whether this is worth the effort to get rid of my ABS. Exactly how difficult is it to bleed the brake system with ABS?

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by evolutionmovement » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:50 pm

I have a grill like you're describing. Cut out the center member, put dark gray painted hex-cut alloy sheet behind it, and replaced the center emblem with the one from the original steering wheel on a small alloy bracket. When I'm done, it will probably be the only Subaru emblem left on the body or interior. Even the rear tailgate garnish won't say what kind of car it is as the car's name is going on the garnish and the emblem will be one of my own design.

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by beatersubi » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:28 am

[quote="kimokalihi"]Interesting. What color is it? I'd like to see it. I could be the new owner if it looks good and the price is right ;-)[/quote]
I couldn't find it. I might've sold it with the wagon. Sorry man.

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:28 am

No problemo.
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:29 am

Bypassed the clutch damper and removed it.

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Made a custom heater hose that was long enough to go under the pitch mount on the driver side so it doesn't hit the Ypipe. I also drilled out the holes in the mounting bracket for the pitch mount because the pitch mount was too long. I think this may be because I used the STI group N tranny mount which is shorter and might have caused my engine to lean forward more.

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Got some bits and pieces together and plumbed up most of my BPV setup. The intercooler is ready to be mounted permanently!

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I need to have someone weld a pipe onto this BPV adapter so it goes 90 degrees out the side to this hose. I don't know who welds aluminum though.

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I broke the PCV breather hose and couldn't source one so I got a brass elbow and Home Depot and some 1/2" hose and made my own.

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Got the lip on today. It took a bit of heat gun work to get it to fit properly. The sides stuck out pretty far and needed to be heated and bent in. Haven't decided how I want to trim the ends yet but I did have to cut over an inch off just to get it screwed in place.

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by 07Evolved » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:39 am

looks pretty good man...is the new lip a little too long as it looks like it intrudes into the fender well?
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Post by kimokalihi » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:55 am

Haven't decided how I want to trim the ends yet but I did have to cut over an inch off just to get it screwed in place.
Yeah they're way too long. I trimmed them a bit but I haven't figured out how I'm going to cut the angle on them yet.
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Post by 07Evolved » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:09 pm

i would follow the line of the fender well
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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by kimokalihi » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:57 pm

Got a couple boxes in the mail. One step closer to running.

Quick question on the clutch fluid. This stuff is DOT 4. The brake fluid cap on my car says DOT 3 or DOT 4. The clutch fluid cap says DOT 3 only. Should I go get some DOT 3 fluid from autozone for my clutch or is it safe to use this DOT 4 fluid in my clutch resevoir?

ATE Super Blue brake fluid and Walbro 255 with kit including new filter and harness.

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Post by kimokalihi » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:07 pm

Got a kickass drill. The Hitachi DS18DL. Tried getting the DV18DL because it's got the hammer drill feature and 10 year warranty vs 5 year warranty. On the Lowes website it was showing only $199 for the hammer drill and $179 for for the DS18DL without the hammer feature. Turns out the pricing is wrong on the website, the drill is much more expensive than $199 they're showing. On amazon.com it's $235 but I've sene varying prices from different stores as high as $349! Sears has it for like $269. Lowes told me on the phone they don't stock the expensive drills but will special order it for like $369 and it would take 2 weeks! :shock:

I just realized my reciept says $199 so they overcharged me. Time to print out the website and go get my $20 back.

Anyways, I opted to get an expensive drill over a cheaper one because I don't want to have to replace it for a long time and I will use it quite a bit. Especially once I get my own place.

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Re: kimokalihi's 91 SS EJ20 Swap

Post by beatersubi » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:31 am

You should be fine w/ DOT4. Some one correct me if I'm wrong but the two are compatible w/ the difference being that DOT4 has a higher boiling point.

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