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actually my question is, how do i tell the difference between u12, u13 and gti-r DET engines? i know the gti-r has a big top mount but if there is no intercooler how do you tell. i think they all have a red valve cover? or not i'm not sure. i've searched for this info because i thought i've read about this before but i can't find it again.
 

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well if there is no intercooler you could have a u13. the u12's came with top mounts the u13's didnt i believe. and the gtir is quad throttle bodied..and well the best way to tell the differnce is run numbers ;)
 

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U12 - red top, should have top mount small intercooler
U13 - front mount intercooler, so the turbo may or may not be turned like the avenir, not sure
W10 - black top, front mount intercooler
W11 - silver top, front mount intercooler, with ball-bearing T25 turbo
GTiR - red top, quad throttle bodies, large top mount IC, T28 turbo etc.
 

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ok, thanks, i'm going to look at a DET engine tomorrow and hopefully buying it! i was told it had a red valve cover but nothing about an intercooler. just wanted to get some idea of what i'm looking at so i don't look like a complete idiot...thanks again.
 

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Project DC2 said:
in terms of bottom end strength what the diffrence ?

GTiR is a little stronger, but parts are a kinda hard to find here state side.
 

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where are you going to look for a det?
there is a company close to me that sells JDM engines. and based on 97SE-R C2 it's a U13. thanks for the help!
 

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97SE-R C2 said:
If the turbo outlet faces the front of the car and it has a red VC then its a U13.

does that get in the way of fans or anything, compared to a U12 w/ the turbo pointing up.
 

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where are you going to look for a det?
there is a company close to me that sells JDM engines. and based on 97SE-R C2 it's a U13. thanks for the help!
dude i will go with you to look at the motor if you want. give me a call i would be happy to give you a hand. 443 850 0480
 

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thanks for the offer jimmy but i went and picked it up last night. it looks ok, i was kinda picking at it today at work. i'm running into some issues i need to figure out.
 

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mser-2 said:
thanks for the offer jimmy but i went and picked it up last night. it looks ok, i was kinda picking at it today at work. i'm running into some issues i need to figure out.
give me a call tomorrow and maybe i can give you a hand somehow.
 
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