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850 T5M Project: 02 Hpt, M56, Tt, 19T...

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Hope y'all had a wonderful Holiday break (if you had one that is). My restaurant is closed for a month between December 19 and January 22nd so I like to fill up my free time with car projects during the winter break smile.gif This year the 855 is getting a little drivetrain overhaul.

I've had my white 850 for 3 years now. I bought back in November of 07, put thousands of dollars into fixing changing the motor out and upgrading it but the junkyard engine was never good and the auto tranny, well, is an auto tranny and needs to go. I had all the parts accumulated last year but wound up transplanting everything from the 98T5M donor into the 98R for a FWD manual swap. Last year I had little confidence in my abilities to do the swap but several of you encouraged me, Justin and Hussein were always available when I had a question. This year I have much more confidence. (probably just enough to do some real damage to the 850 wink.gif

Here's what I have in store for the 850: power goal is 300 at the wheel(s) with a better platform to upgrade later if desired...and of course there will be a desire : )

EDIT:

  • M56L with 134K, short shifter, etc.
  • 02 B5234T3 out of a C70 with 87K, disabled VVT
  • 18T 19T large angled outlet
  • Turbo Tuner ARD BLue tune
  • New angled 3" DP, zeitronix wideband, EGT
  • Profec EBC Gizzmo ICB-r stock BCS :)
  • Front mount intercooler
  • Snow performance Alcohol injection w/ variable controller
  • NA throttle body/intake mani

Right now I'm waiting on TT so I can drive my 850 over to the garage, it's currently ECU-less. It should be coming this week sometime then the fun will start.

For the time being here some pics of the 02 2.3L

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See if you can buy a 99/00 rear coolant pipe.

That or chop off that silly press connection for the coolant supply to the turbo.

Other wise your connections to the turbo wont work and then blah blah blah blah .

Just get that ahead of time :lol:

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SURELY that PTC on the intake pipe has been plucked since the pictures were taken? :lol:

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let the games begin...you'll probably finish before me at this point!

haha we shall see about that, there's always unexpected setbacks

See if you can buy a 99/00 rear coolant pipe.

That or chop off that silly press connection for the coolant supply to the turbo.

Other wise your connections to the turbo wont work and then blah blah blah blah .

Just get that ahead of time :lol:

unless I get a P2 CHRA I'm waiting to here from spanky on that detail

SURELY that PTC on the intake pipe has been plucked since the pictures were taken? :lol:

Uh no I hadn't even thought of it :lol: but.. I took delivery of the engine two weeks ago and I've looked at it for a total of 5 minutes to date.

wow that looks clean!good luck with everything.

Thanks! yeah 86K from Arizona I'm excited to have an engine that isn't covered with salt and rust for a change.

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"haha we shall see about that, there's always unexpected setbacks"

Tell Me about setbacks! this whole car has been a setbackmad.gif (at least I noticed my speed sensor was broken today before i put it all back together!)

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Slap the ECU from the 98 to move the 855 if need be. It'll throw CEL's but it'll move.

Good to see this thread, definitely interested in seeing what you are able to do with that platform.

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