Holset Oil Drain - The Right Way in HD
Watch It In HD!!!
This is my first HD video. I hope that you enjoy it.
Since I built the car, I was told to watch the drain since I used a rubber hose. I normally check the car weekly if not more often and on this particular day I found that my drain was a bit larger than usual.
When I started the build, I knew that I was going to run a Holset turbo. The company has release all the info on oiling requirements, so I decided to use them. They called for a drain that was no smaller than 19mm which is bigger than -10AN yet smaller than -12AN. To ensure that I had the minimum size covered, I went with a -12AN drain.
This is not easy and no one currently sales a bolt-on -12AN drain. One reason is that the return hole in the oil pan is too small and must be enlarged to have a true -12AN drain. It would be senseless to install all those expensive fittings and have it bottle neck at the oil pan. This just takes a little effort and thought.
I had a -12an bung welded into the oil pan. I then purchased an adapter that would bolt to the bottom of the Holset with 3/4in NPT threads. I then used a 3/4in NPT to - 12AN adapter off of the CHRA. The front motor mount also has to be slightly altered to allow clearance of the drain (You can see this when I am installing the new fittings). All of this was done during the build, so I do not have footage of it but it is all easily seen in the video.
When I first tried to assemble the drain, I was trying to use a different style of fitting with stainless steel hose and they were entirely too large. They would not line up without hitting each other and there was no way to trim them. This was the only thing stopping me from starting the car so I went to the local auto parts store and found a hose that would fit. IF YOU ARE IN THIS SITUATION BUY THE RIGHT FITTINGS TO AVOID THE DISASTER I ALMOST RAN INTO. This hose only had 1900 miles on it when this occurred. On the bright side you have a video to shed some light on the problem.
I ordered my fittings from a company called Race Parts Solutions. They were very helpful with the return issue and their customer service was great. The rest of the fit and modification can be seen in the video. I cannot say that the same fittings will work for your application because the manifold, turbine housing, and where you weld your oil pan bung play a large role in where your drain will need to be.
I choose to use a fiber braided push lock hose instead of just the flexible push lock hose. I went this route because the oil drain is exposed to the roadway and the fiber braided hose is better protected against debris. I also used boot band clamps to secure the hose but they make clamps specifically for that.
All in all it is not a hard job; it just takes a little time, thought, and ingenuity. If you find a set of fittings that work for you, please let us know what they are and your setup in the comments. I hope that this helped you get Boosting and I really hope that you enjoyed the HD footage.
Below are the links to the CHRA adapter that fits the Holset and the website I purchased my fittings from.
Last adapter on this page : https://turbodaves.com/Flanges_Accessories.html
Just one source where you can find AN fittings : http://www.racepartsolutions.com/categories.asp?cat=2
9 second 1g awd dsm turbo drag race, Nick Stack 9's ALL Night 6/1/12
Nick Stack in his 1990 Eclipse GSX doing some test and tune runs.
Made all these passes in a 2.5 hour span and the car ran great.
Listen close and you can hear the revs go up around the 1000 ft, clutch was starting to go.
Doing some testing on a few new things hoping to push into the very low 9's.
Car has run a best to date of 9.403 @152.61, 1.373 60ft.
New England Dragway - Epping, NH.
June 1, 2012
Tom's Turbo Garage: Eagle Talon AWD Turbo Upgrade - Part Two
In this episode, we finish the T3 based PTE 6266 turbo upgrade on my DSM. After getting all of the parts bolted in, we go for a road test to get the initial ECMLink tune nailed down.
You can see a complete modification list and many more photos and details at http://talon.turbomirage.com
For more details on my DIY water alcohol injection setup, please visit http://www.turbomirage.com/water
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Buschur Racing 350 EVO VS Eagle Talon TSI AWD
The last race of the night ended up being the best and what a way to end the evening.
This car is a Mitsubishi EVO. This car is no regular EVO, it has been equipped with the Buschur Racing 350 package. Here is a little break down from BR's website.
Power hungry? Then you're going to love this. Introducing the BR350 Evolution 8, brought to you by Buschur Racing and Medina Mitsubishi. Here is a sedan that can blast to 60 mph in less that 4 seconds. If you think the stock Evo 9 is impressive, you haven't seen anything yet—350 hp and 355 ftlb of torque. If you crave raw power, then the BR350 is for YOU!
Engine Type: Inline four cylinder
Displacement 122 cm3
horsepower: 350 hp at 6500 rpm
Torque: 355 ft lb at 3500 rpm
Speed 0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds
Speed 1/4 mile: 12.6 at 110 mph
Starting with an already impressive sedan the BR350 package propels the Evo 9 into super car status. This optional performance package will not only drop your 0-60 mph times from 4.7 seconds to 3.9 seconds it will also drop your ¼ mile times from 13.4 at 104 mph to an amazing 12.6 seconds at 110 mph! You will also lose some weight, taking an additional 55 pounds from the cars already lightweight design. Impressed with the cars stock horsepower and torque levels? How about an additional 74 horsepower and 74 foot pounds of torque bringing the Evo 9 to 350 horsepower and 355 foot pounds of torque! You'll find this is more than enough to take yourself and 4 of your friends to dinner......very quickly.
With the BR350 being the big brother to the BR330, of course means more modifications and more bang for your buck. The following is a complete list of the modifications done to the BR350.
BR 2.5" Mandrel Bent Stainless Steel Downpipe
BR 3" Mandrel Bent Stainless Steel Catback Exhaust
BR Air Filter Kit
Oil Pan Heat Shield
BR Polished Exhaust Manifold Heatshield
BR Spark Plug Cover
BR 2.5" Upper Intercooler Pipe w/ stock BOV
BR Mini Battery Kit
Ported Exhaust Manifold
Ported Turbine Housing
Ported 02 Housing
More on this can be found on Buschur Racings site here. http://www.buschurracing.com/br-evo-350.htm
All night I was having great success with my reaction times BUT I jumped the gun on this one. Even though I red lighted, this was the closest and most joyful run of the night.
I started out by jumping the gun :( Even though I got the jump on the BR 350 he quickly regained that ground and more. Looking at the time slip, the EVO had me beat from the start by three tenths. I left the line 3 tenths before the EVO and he caught up to me by the 60 foot!!!! This was a great run and I only started making up ground on the top end but it was not enough.
I hope that you enjoy this video and if the Owner of this car would like to come back out to VMP, I would love a friendly rematch without a red light on my behalf :)
Driving Dynamics, How To Drive Front, Rear or All Wheel Drive, with Randy Pobst
http://www.HookedOnDriving.com - Professional driver Randy Pobst talks about the technical aspects of driving with front wheel, rear wheel and all wheel drive on the race track. Track days means all types street cars are welcome to drive together in a high performance environment, so what's the difference in driver technique between the different drive-train configurations?
Tom's Turbo Garage: Eagle Talon Turbo AWD - Twin Disc Clutch: Part 1
In this episode we begin our twin disc clutch install by pulling the transmission out of the old DSM and assessing the damage inflicted on the ACT 2600 clutch that we smoked in our last video.
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