Turbocharged RX-8 engine teardown and rebuild
With three days to pull the engine, rebuild it and reinstall, is Charles R
Hill from Black Halo Racing (BHR) up to the task?! View the video to see
what we find when the engine with 51,000 miles is pulled.
More details and photos of this rebuild can be seen at:
PS: I admit I didn't hold the camera stable enough for the first day of
footage. Gave me a damn headache editing the footage.
How to Rebuild a Turbo - Part 1 of 2
Rebuilding a td05h 16g turbo. This
process can be applied to many journal bearing turbochargers. :) It definitely comes in handy to
know how to do this when you are in this type of hobby.
4/25/12: Small explanation on the balancing of the rotating assembly since
I get so many comments regarding it. This particular turbocharger, td05h, has its rotating assembly
components balanced separately. This means each individual part (compressor
wheel, turbine wheel/shaft) gets balanced separately. This allows for easy
interchangeability of parts in case they need replacing. This is why I am
able to install a td05 20g wheel on this turbo without having to balance the entire
rotating assembly. THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOR ALL turboS OUT THERE. You need to research whether
your specific turbo (if it's not td05h)
was balanced as an assembly or "component balanced" like I explained above.
I hope this information helps. Good luck in your projects. Stay Boostin'
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UPDATE!! 1997 nissan s14 kouki sr20det build (part2) with dyno video!
*skip to 18:18 to see video of the car running
*skip to 24:53 for Dyno video
so after my last video the car ran good for about 2 weeks. long story
short, the tune that my last shop did set my motor up for detonation so
cylinder #1 dropped a significant amount of compression. the other 3 did as
well but not to such a degree.
it took me around 7-8 months to gather enough money to go with forged
internals rather than OEM.
i was on the verge of purchasing all the parts when i came across what i
thought was too good to be true.
someone in north carolina had a nice 1996 nissan 240se shell and fully
built block for sale. he was asking right around what it would of cost me
to rebuild my motor and considering i was getting a entire car and many
aftermarket parts with it, it was a no-brainer for me... I WAS SOLD!
here are SOME of the parts included with the 1996 240 shell:
-Freddy intake manifold/$140
FULLY ASSEMBLED BLOCK (BLUEPRINTED AND RACE BALANCED)
-9:1 forged cp pistons $470
-Brian crower 1200hp "I beam extreme" 19mm GT-R +625 ARP hardware/ $630
-ACL race rod and main bearings /$121.60
-nissan thrust washer /$12
-B&M short shifter/$200
-Megan turbo elbow/$55
-stock inj w/ fuel rail/$80
-Intercooler and piping/$140
-t25 stock turbo/$100
-sr20 stock maf/$45
-sr20det stock oil pan/$30
-winning specialties harness/$200
-stance rear upper control arms
-stance coilovers/ $1000
-greddy blow off valve
-turbosmart Boost controller
and some other stuff..
picked it all up and the rest was history.
car made some healthy numbers after everything was dialed in, the head will
get built next and them I'm gonna be going for 450hp so subscribe for
hope you enjoyed and thanks for watching
Dyno tuned by rolo at
CFT turbo in orlando
Failed motor swap
I finally got my sr20det motor swap finished after several months of work,
it ended up having a really nice knock on at least 3 cylinders, if not all
4 cylinders, you can hear the knock at just over half of the video, I
purchased this motor from jdmenginescorp.com, do not buy from them!!!
Engine rebuild part 2
Here is the link for the series on a DVD
setting the crank in place and checking to be sure everything clears
SR20DET 1st start
1st start of my sr20det
blood sweat n tears 2 years in the making!
My lovely and patiently wifee
My SR20det (Green Machine) after rebuild
Just a quick list of stuff i've baught and done to the motor during its
down time. Hopefully this will inspire some people to take their builds to
the next level and spend some extra time on them. I make good money but not
alot. You can have a built motor in no time if you pick away at it and dont
rush things. Thanks alot to Butler & Macmasters Automotive in Hallowell
Maine for the amazing machine work, assembly and care of my motor. Thanks
to Erics Performance parts out in Cali for good prices on some hard to find
replacements!. Thanks to West Covina Nissan as well for the Great customer
service and speedy delivery. Enjoy.