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|02-03-2017 07:14 AM|
|02-03-2017 06:55 AM|
|02-02-2017 11:34 PM|
Well, come to find out the previous owner put on a cheap eBay China turbo. Not sure why? I'm going to be putting a new turbo on it now anyways so cleaning the oil feedlines etc. My guess is the cheap turbo waistgate maybe got stuck or something ?
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|02-02-2017 11:28 PM|
Originally Posted by stuck View Post
Originally Posted by ChopTop View Post
|02-02-2017 11:21 AM|
FWIW, early 2.4s used forged rods, later ones switched over to powdered metal.
Originally Posted by oldskool View Post
|02-02-2017 08:21 AM|
I want to see how far I can take the stock bottom end. I own a repair / performance shop and have done a lot of boosted builds. I have a 750hp SRT8 Magnum, 600AWHP Audi S4. I came across this car and it really got me interested lol.
I did a compression test and Cyl. 2 & 3 have no compression where 1 & 4 have 165, so that is a sign of a blown headgasket on the compression side between the two cyl. I was doing a WOT pull and the boost spiked ( unkown at this time as to why ) up to 33 PSI. I was watching my A/F ratio and it was still pretty rich lol but I backed out right away so I don't think I did any damage to the bottom end.
My goal is to have a very fun daily summer car to build up for my shop as advertising in this platform.
|02-02-2017 07:33 AM|
Brian85 - Budget build + 2.4 + Forced Induction = Oooooops, it blew again. Save your pennies to beef up the bottom end. That's the 2.4's weak spot as far as boost goes. DDM has forged pistons & rods for the 2.4.
|02-01-2017 10:48 PM|
I do not like dealing with ZZP. Very long reason as to why but I use to deal with them in the Grand Prix world way back when and would go with DDM, Werks, Hahn or RPM before ZZP.
The gaskets and stuff OEM are good to go other than the head gasket. That one you COULD go with something special but the OEM unit...especially with the ARP studs...should be good.
What I wonder is though what blew the head gasket? I blew one out in my Grand Prix because the car developed a leak after seeing 9 degrees of KR (long story) and over pressurized the cylinder. (The engine was built out and under the stock parts never had an issue but then never saw that kind of pressure.) What kind of boost are you running on the Werks turbo? Are you still stock 10.5:1 (I think that's our stock LE5 ratio) compression?
Second thing I wonder is what's your goal? What's your desired end result of these modifications?
One more question I have...and this is as much for me as for you...LOL Does anyone make LE5 Turbo cams? I have seen Comp Cams have some NA LE5 cams but no idea how these work with a turbo motor nor have I seen turbo specific cams for this engine.
|02-01-2017 08:27 AM|
|Steelmesh||ZZP has an Ecotec catalog|
|01-31-2017 03:08 PM|
Well. Dave just sent me this:
We can beat any price out there just so you know. Shoot me over you prices yo uare seeing and I am sure we could do better. Also, as far as the head gasket goes, that is for a completely different head gasket than the LE5 head gasket. The LE5 head gasket is made by Cometic and does not come with a coating on it.
|01-31-2017 02:21 PM|
|slobalt09||yup. I had spent $300 with Dave instead of $96 because of his misleading method of sales...|
|01-31-2017 01:55 PM|
Wtf that's not cool!
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|01-31-2017 01:54 PM|
|01-31-2017 01:07 PM|
Why aren't you going with one of the known, tried and true turbos from the vendors? Their turbos have been tested and work best reducing lag and giving the best power for that motor possible.
If I know what numbers mean on turbos, the one you have picked out is going to be horribly laggy and push very little air. Furthermore it's not twinscroll which drastically reduces lag. While this is my $0.02 and I know very little about different turbos other then what our vendors offer, I'm not quite sure you want the one you posted.
You also might want to check out zzperformance.....But I would stick with ddmworks or PAW first.
|01-31-2017 11:33 AM|
2.4 Build Parts NEEDED ASAP - Supporting Vendors?
So, I blew a headgasket on my WERKS Turbo 2.4 Solstice lol. Soooo that just means time to build her up. Well.... Budget build....
I need these parts, so looking at seeing if one of the vendors would like to help me out!!
I know all these links are from WERKS but I'm open to other ideas also.
ARP LE5 Head Stud Kit, Performance Autowerks
WERKSracing LE5/LE9 Single Valve Springs, Performance Autowerks
Ecotec Front Cover Gasket 24435052, Performance Autowerks
WERKS Racing 2.4L Street/Race MLS Head Gasket Kit, Performance Autowerks
NGK Sol/SKY 2.4L Turbo Spark Plugs (set of 4), Performance Autowerks