Nice progress. The new setup looks a lot cleaner and simplier. Am I right in thinking the shorter the charge piping the more efficient the whole system runs inc. turbo spool? Also whats the reasoning behind relocating the BOV before the intercooler rather than after as most people run it?
Well, even though the passenger side axle seemed like it had enough room, it juuuust touched the charge pipe and compressor housing elbow. Saw some witness markings on the turbo and metal shavings from the hose clamp. Picked up an aftermarket axle that’s solid instead of hollow, so it takes up less real estate.
Also chopped some more off the block to clear the coupler. Added a hose from the upper vent port and removed the clogged up small filter. Also had a small oil leak from the dipstick tube so i added a swoops mini dipstick
Well, in true project fashion, I’ve now learned that my mini alternator isn’t cut out to run all the MKV electronics and i need something larger. After a 30 mile round trip keeping rpms around 3k, my battery voltage is 11.4v. Do I try and make some custom brackets for a different mini alternator with more output (looking at powermaster 8152) or just run a big stock one and shave the bracket? Either way the lower coolant hose will need redone