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For all of you running DET's where is the best place to get a DET from in terms of price and condition? I've heard of people getting bunk motors. Also other than the bearings what should I replace or check? Most likely I won't get the motor til around Dec or something like that but figured might as well start checking up on it now. TIA

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SOKO has them. Thats where I got mine. The #'s in the SCC mag.

The only way to know if you get a good one is to check the crank/bearings for damage and send it back for a new one if its no good. Or put it in the car and pray.

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Doh! I got it for 1680 shipped. The first one was shot and they sent me another one.

I'd check the cam bearing surface+lobes for signs of oil starvation.Clean out the oil spray bar at the same time. Crank bearing surfaces,(you don't want to replace a $500 crank
) Replace crank and rod bearings. Replace all rubber seals F/main and R/main,VC gasket etc.
 

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How much overall, Mike, do you estimate you have spent of the turbo conversion? If you don't mind me asking.
 

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Hi Every One

i got my motor from soshin trade corp 1450.00
plus 75.00 for shiping to the shop.if you can have them send you some pic's that may help you but you realy need to see in side the motor to realy see what you got

Do every thing Mike Gosselin has said and you should be fine


so far the auto with the det has been holding up pretty good with only 7psi its hard to spin the wheels i have 17 i think my 14 maybe going back on just to see them smoke


lionel stackhouse
aka/ the heart beat of japan

[Edited by lionel (09-07-2000 at 12:12 AM).]
 

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ECU $595
Gaskets $50
Motor $1680 shiped
Water pump $60
Piping $80
IC with end tanks $550
Boost controler $230ish<- optional

$3245.... That was one expensive miss shift


I'm planing to go with the 50lb/hr prog from JWT

Injectors $200 shiped

ecu $100
rail $225
Maf $125

$650..... One hell of an addiction I have


Mike
 

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...and wallet...
... durn people with $$$...
 

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I've been working 60hrs a week for 6 or 7 weeks to save up and pay off this stuff. My wife tells me I jump up in the middle of the nite babbling about short circuits and bga's and crap like that. weeeeeee heeeheee


Mike
98sentraSE turbo with a crazy tired driver
 

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Okay, so Soshin or SOKO? What about Watanabe or Kanjimoto? I remeber someone on the SER list saying they got a bunk motor from Soshin a few months ago. I should just have my Dad inspect it since he's a mechanic and if its bunk I can always have them send me another one, right? Okay I guess that makes sense and I'm just talking to myself and just sort of answered my own question its late and I just got home from work so I'll go to sleep now and dream of the DET I hope I'll be getting. Sweet dreams! =)

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AFAIK Watanabe only sells DE's from Primiras and other NA JDM cars. When I got my first motor from SOKO the turbo was junk(oil blown all the way through to the TB) so I told them and they sent me a new one and picked up the old no charge. They told me the motors were inspected before hand except that one that came directly for cali. Good excuse but your taking a chance no matter how you look at it.

Mike
 
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