Whats the best way to prime the turbo and pipes with oil before starting the engine??
I was thinking of disconnecting the ECU and coil and just turning it on the starter with the oil return pipe disconnected, when oil starts to come out of it then its ok to start. Is this a good method??
It's nice in theory, but it doesn't work!
You'd be cranking for minutes before you see any oil coming out. Very tiring on the starter motor.
Best is to let the oil return undone, and a tray under it.
Have someone start the car while you're looking underneath for a steady stream of oil.
If you see nothing coming out after 4-5 seconds ask him to stop the engine immediately - you've got a problem.
I have been told my mount will arrive tomorrow so then I can fit the remaining boost hoses (at the mo the o/s engine mount is too short, meaning the turbo outlet on the comp. side overhangs the crossmember a bit too much).
Then its a bit of wiring and sorting the fuel lines and I should be able to fire her up Can't wait
how about, getting some clear plastic hose down b&q, putting oil into the clear hose, popping the end of the feed pipe off the block and pumping some nice new oil into it until it dribbles out the return pipe?