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Still waiting for the kit from Werks. Thought I would take the afternoon to upgrade the MAP sensors. Not much to report - pretty straight forward. Things are a little tight when soldering the pigtails onto the Manifold MAP, but all is good. Soldered the connections, then used heat activated shrink wrap, then installed new split-shielding to finish. Time wise, it was a 4 to 5 beer job. ;)Pictures below (kinda boring, but's that all I got!)

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For those folks that do not feel comfortable doing soldering, then the adapters from Create Engine Depot would be the way to go. Yes they will cost you about $140.00 for the set.

Great job GXP-Coupe1 on the Soldering and heat wrap it looks excellent.
 

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For those folks that do not feel comfortable doing soldering, then the adapters from Create Engine Depot would be the way to go. Yes they will cost you about $140.00 for the set.

Great job GXP-Coupe1 on the Soldering and heat wrap it looks excellent.
u can't just use butt connectors?

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They have been known to corrode and cause odd drivability conditions.
Hmmmm good to know! I was wondering the same thing.
Subscribing to this thread as well as a turbo upgrade is in the (long term) plan for our solstice.I watched the vids and loving the coupe. best line @ about 3:05 of the interior vid. you know you love your car when...........


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soldering is by far the best thing you can do to install map sensors.... butt connecters corrode and break and look like complete crap imho. the ced pnp stuff is good but ive had a few where the pins push out and stuff.. I personally solder every single one I do at the shop or I re-pin the connector with the oem wires.
 

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:lurk: I'm dialed in and excited to watch this thread. Good luck!:thumbs:
 

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New Gauges Installed!!

Still waiting for the 6758 kit from Werks. Should be here soon. Been a while, but no fault of Dave's. I requested special color match with the intake tubes and this takes time to get it right.

In the meantime, I have installed my new PLX DM-6 gauges. One for Boost and one for AFR. Lots of wiring, lots of getting it right to make sure there are no problems down the road. Real happy with the finished product. Pics below.

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we build PCBA's and cables and we had a customer spec in these solder splices which is similar to a butt connector but they have solder in the middle and then shrink to seal. all you do is stick the ends in and then hit it with a heat gun and it's a done deal. If you don't know how to solder, they are a good alternitave. soldering is super easy though. learned when I was about 6.

Looking good!
 

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Soldering is not difficult. Practice makes perfect!..Make sure you have heat soaked the area that is being soldered and you're good to go. A nice, variable temperature soldering unit, and a variety of different sized tips also makes things easier, and gives a great result.
 

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back to the mods, I like the gauges in the air vents.Those are really cool too. You can probably get away with it where you are but where I am, AC is a necessity. However, I guess if you wanted you could re-route them and if anything, keep the ones on the side. can't wait to see more progress.
 

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I originally ordered the car with 'Air Delete'. Probably the worst mistake of my life!! I have since installed a aftermarket AC system (using OEM under the hood parts and a under the dash evap. unit). That being said, it allows me to utilize the air vent pods for more important things like.......BOOST & AFR gauges!!!!

Dave at Werks emailed me today and the EFR system has been shipped!!!!..."Yeah Baby!"

Next post will be a detailed break-down of the kit parts with pictures....stand-by...
 

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K04 removed!!

For those that are interested, after major knuckle scraping and much blood, the stock K04 has been extracted from the Beast!!

What a bitch it was to get to and loosen several fasteners!! Particularly, the fastener that attaches the vertical bracket between the turbo exhaust housing and the engine block (never did get it loose - had to hot ax the bracket) and the front / lower fastener holding the turbo to the exhaust manifold. One of the nuts that attaches between the Cat and the turbo was also a real biatch!!:willy:

Anyways......it's out!!...Couple of pictures below. Nothing really exciting, jut the removed K04 and the engine bay without the turbo.

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The air vent gauges look awesome, maybe sweaty in the summer time but still awesome. Way to build a bada$$ car.
I'm not sure what you mean by "sweaty" as he has already explained that he has an aftermarket AC. On a similar note to GXP-coupe1, by ordering "air delete" may have been a regret to you, it did allow you to put your gauges in the oem vents, which I agree, looks great!

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So did you get the kit with tubular manifold?
 
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