Did a little more work today. Put the new intake hose to the turbo on, the old one had a small tare on the turbo end.
Put the bottom together, oil cooler, cooler crossover tube and new hoses. Put the top water tube on. Then realized I had to put the valve cover water hoses on too. I want to replace them first, I'll order them tomorrow. Also need 8 crush washers for the oil feed banjo's and the water feed to the turbo banjo. They were not in the gasket kit.
I took bmx045 idea and cleaned up the underside of the TVG's too. That was a good idea.
Here's one of the intake ports after porting, there was more work done down around the valve pocket too. The exhaust side was all in the valve pocket.
some more general pictures,
195k, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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