welditup

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About welditup

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  • Birthday 07/17/1986

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    2003 Volvo s40 1.9t (US edition)
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    Welder/fabricator

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    New Hampshire, USA
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    Cars,snowboarding,wakeboarding,nitro r/c cars,drag racing,indy car racing,welding

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  1. Awesome info man!! I picked up Toyota Type T-IV ATF for now to top off the tranny, about a quart low from a small leak during storage for 7 months. Forgot to mention, its a 2003 s40 (phase two). I'm very hesitant to do a full 12 quart drain and fill on my car from hearing the mixed reviews on high mileage automatic transmissions. Going to do a 4 quart drain and fill and call it a day this weekend.
  2. So as we all know geniune volvo atf fliud prices are through the roof. I did some research and apparently Toyota Type T-IV ATF fluid is the same exact fluid that volvo uses and mobil 3309...? Can anyone else confirm this? https://postimg.org/image/u2s19i7wt/
  3. She runs! Started it up for the first time since the motor swap and everything went alright
  4. I have no clue how it sounds but probably sounds almost like stock until the external wastegate opens to the atmosphere. I utilized the stock muffler and adapted the 3" exhaust on it. The car hasnt been started in 7 months and I just did a motor swap on it a few months ago, turbo upgrade, and couple other upgrades. Soon I'll be gutting the stock muffler of the baffles and insulation to give it the stock(sleeper appearance) and higher flow.
  5. First startup is tomorrow afternoon. Couple of things on the list is tig welding the crack on the oil pan, diverter valve install, extend o2 sensor wires 3 feet, and cutting power to the fuel so I can crank it over to get the oil flowing through the system.
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  9. I can see where I went wrong. During the manifold fabrication phase I should have offset the turbo to the drivers side of the engine bay to have safe clearance but I opted out due to unequal location of the turbo flange on the log style manifold. For now I just want it to run and get my inspection sticker so I can actually have a car to drive,lol. Shortly after inspection I will be fabbing up a stainless steel twin scroll manifold with the turbo offset for plenty of safe room for the downpipe. At the moment I'm in the process of making custom stainless steel exhaust flanges for the downpipe to connect to the flexpipe and cat.
  10. Anyone have pictures of an installed 3" downpipe on a 2000-2003 s40? I got my downpipe fabbed up but clearance is a huge issue. My downpipe is 1/4" from the powersteering pressure line. Going to run stainless braided powersteering lines and will have the room I need. https://postimg.org/image/z7ehpnua5/ https://postimg.org/image/s5gk3gqod/
  11. My dads 2002 s40 with 170k miles spun a rod and sounded like a bunch of nuts and bolts in a tin can even in neutral. It was a oil starvation issue. It had no oil on the dipstick! WTH! The car ran great before the issue. The car developed a nasty oil leak really fast and didnt take long. I fixed the oil leak and replaced the rod bearing but it's pretty much running on hopes and dreams now. So far its only got a very slight knock when the motor is at moderate acceleration after the installing the new bearing. Going to replace the rod and bearing on the #3 piston and flush the oil again once more. Car just needs to last another 2 months until he can buy a new car. https://postimg.org/image/58kflo6x9/
  12. Intake plumbing is almost complete. Just need to pick up some rubber gromments for the lines that connect into the intake tube. https://postimg.org/image/6l24nk4ct/ https://postimg.org/image/5k1vyfnd9/
  13. Sup everyone. Made some headway today... Got a 3" exhaust and 3" intercooler pipe kit in the mail today. Running a full 3" stainless turbo back with a 3" aluminum pipe on the cold side of the intercooler pluming and 2.25" on the hotside. Utilizing the left over intercooler piping for the intake plumbing off the turbo compressor housing routing to the maf sensor. Very happy with the intercooler piping kit. No dings or scratches and looks sweet with the raw aluminum look! https://postimg.org/image/5r23euyh9/ https://postimg.org/image/rhaxc52j1/ https://postimg.org/image/ixrjedu6l/ https://postimg.org/image/oxfai1ez1/
  14. Wastegate is mounted up and ready for plumbing. https://postimg.org/image/luekeo00d/
  15. I milled out a hole in my manifold today. The wastegate pipe and flange is getting welded up this weekend. Trying out a 38mm tial sport external but most likely going to get boost creep but we'll see how it goes when its plumbed up correctly at an angle to catch more exhaust gasses. If it creeps then it's time for a 50mm. https://postimg.org/image/n3tjrdjbh/