06silvarubilLGT's Rebuild Thread
So as some of you know the motor in my LGT is on its way out. I had to move some finances around to make it happen, but I was able to put up enough money to get a Forged build done, and wanted to keep it documented and get some opinions. Im not building this thing for big numbers, not even putting a bigger turbo on it at first. So keep that in mind, its just a "stronger than stock" build. The VF40 that's on the car has only 35k on it at this point so Im gunna stay with it, unless I find and issue with it upon removal. Biggest turbo Id probably ever run is an 18G-ish due to the 5EAT, but that's later if ever. And of course I do have a budget so have to keep that in mind.
First off I would like to thank any vendor that has assisted me in the process, Ive not ordered anything yet, so you all will receive a portion of business in the next few weeks.
I going to be pulling the long-block myself, and sending everything to a local machine shop to be bored/spec'd/assembled
Short Block- Have
Forged Wiseco Pistons- Have
Nitride Crank- Have
Manley Rods- Have
ARP Headstuds- Have
10mm Oil Pump-
Moroso Oil Pickup- Have
Gates Timing Kit
Remove Banjo Filters
Filtered Turbo Oil Feed- Already installed
Perrin LWCP- Have
TIC FU Bolts- Have
Standard Refresh (with any needed replacement parts)
3 Angle Valve Job
STi Fuel Pump Control Module- Have
Walbro or DW Fuel Pump (if bigger turbo goes its way)
Its Me FMIC- Have
Typhoon Intake- Have
Forge BPV- Have
Top-feed Conversion w/TGV deleted- In Process
840cc Injectors- Have
STi Intake or N/A Intake Manifold- Have STi one, haven't decided which route I want to go
Perrin Column Pod- Have
AEM WB- Have
ProSport Mech Boost Gauge- Have
ProSport Oil Pressure- Have
Perrin Turbo Inlet
Hayden External Cooler (already installed)
Derale Fluid T-stat for Trans (waiting for install)
Rallitek Comfort Insert- Ordered
AP Pitch Mount- Ordered
So at this point please post any useful suggestions or additions to my list.
Also since its the 5EAT, is it a pain to get A/T separated from the engine? All the subies Ive ownd were MT.
Thanks guys, enjoy the coming story and pics..
I don't recall having any issues separating the engine from the transmission on my wife's OBS (although it is a 4EAT). Just make sure to unbolt the torque converter (remove bolt, rotate engine, repeat) before trying to separate the engine from the transmission. It appears you have a sound build. Which brand bearings will be used, ACL, King or OEM?
consider the vb upgrade from hexmods on that 5eat.
IMO, if you're going to stick with a 18g, then you don't need forged pistons. But even if you do go forged, I would highly consider 4032 alloy instead of 2618.
MD, can you teach me in a nut shell why?
Subbed for knowledge.
Are you removing both banjo filters ?
Yes and filtered oil feed.. thx max
good luck with all this... subbed in.
Was thinking of going with a divorced Shorty DP, if I do, the WB would have to go into the pipe after they meet up again correct?
As far as Pistons Coated Skirts and domes or just skirts?
These are pretty.. not sure which way to go
b/c I already had the CBE customized to remove the 2nd cat.. so it would be another trip to exhaust shop to get something like regular length CNT..
I vote for skirts only.
why... not race car.
But then again, why in the first place?
Have you asked the machine shop the same question ?
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