preparation for the full pi swap

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by nesqwick_05, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. AaRoN

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    that's a good idea but i used ziploc baggies. that way the bolts,etc don't get spilled and mixed. ;)
     
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    I feel your pain, we had to put the manifold on 4 or 5 times with my swap due to some RTV issues...
    I would say you should still do at least PI cams, if not VT or Comps if you're doing the SC route, otherwise your engine will have some breathing issues.
     
  3. scarface

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    why did you guys have so many issues with the rtv? its two spots the size of your pinky nail? Did you not let it sit overnight before you added coolant and start it?
     
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    I had never used RTV before and never saw anywhere that said where to put the RTV or how long to let it cure. I used NPI gaskets so we had to seal the air ports, not the water ports. 1st 2 times I believe we put RTV along the whole gasket (retards), the last 3 times we did it properly but didn't realize that the #7 and #8 plug wires were swapped and was making it misfire and buck when in drive. We kept thinking it was leaking coolant so we would tear it down and redo it again only to have the same problem. It took like 8 pages of help on Stangnet before I looked at someones pictures a little closer and realized the stupidity of not labeling which plug wires went where.
     
  5. nesqwick_05

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    as i stated previously i had a bad torque wrench...
     
  6. MustangMatt96GT

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    Well I just fired mine up today for the first time after swapping my intake, and no leaks so far! I let the Toyota FIPG silicon sit for more than 24 hours too! Here is how much I used and Casper98GT the one who has the write up showing to use PI gaskets and silicon with the coolant port mis match said that it was perfect, so I am going to try and get it a stick on MM so ppl know!

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    oooo wow you took your water pump off to change the intake. Why did you do that? just to change it?
     
  8. MustangMatt96GT

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    I had too! Because I have a 96 the nipple that goes through the water pump houseing out of the block towards the valley is different than the 98 and newer nipples, so I had to tap it out and replace it with a different one and the only way to do that was to take the water pump off! The nipple was really hard to get to move too!
     
  9. scarface

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    using npi gaskets was your biggest problem. Pi gaskets require VERY LITTLE rtv.
     
  10. scarface

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    I doubt that was the problem.... I have done the swap on 4 different cars, NEVER used a torque wrench on any of the swaps.
     
  11. scarface

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    thank you so much for posting those pics...maybe it will help people to understand why you should use the PI intake gaskets and how LITTLE amount of rtv that is used.
     
  12. MustangMatt96GT

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    yeah I will post them in the PI swap thread sticky here in a minute! And BTW I didnt use a torque wrench ethier!
     
  13. voidfinger

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    i used a torque wrench, mainly b/c i have a heavy wrenching hand :)
     
  14. scarface

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    thats a VERY good reason :)
     
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    lol yea i would probably break a bolt off in the head or something :)
     
  16. nesqwick_05

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    with the torque wrench, it clicks 2 times (atleast mine) when its at the torque rating, every time it would click 2 times, found out that my cousin had dropped it quite a few times and messed up the assembly... i only used that much rtv each time, and let it sit over night, i really shouldnt have even bothered with a torque wrench, but owell, u live and learn, im just gettting blown...
     
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    Sounds nice dude.
     
  18. Dusstbuster

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    Yeah I realize that now, live and learn. If for some reason I ever have to take it off again I'll be using PI gaskets.
     
  19. scarface

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    the pi intake compliments the blower very nicely.
     
  20. nesqwick_05

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    im sure it does, gains up to 30+ rwhp with the intake alone on a blown car, correct?? ill have one on there eventually, just a matter of time now, got the money together i think, just gotta find the time to take care of buisness :drunk: