Starting this journal for my new ride..
I ended up driving like mad to Dayton, NV from San Fran @5am last thursday in order to beat another potential buyer to it. Thank goodness I beat them there or it would have been cut up for a lemons race.. My buddy let me borrow his tow rig (f350 turbo diesel ambulance ftw lol) but I had to make a couple trips between reno and dayton to get it towed... Then the next evening, within 3 hours of getting the car into California it got impounded for being a "suspicious vehicle". I had dropped it off at my in-laws house for the night, in their driveway but next to the road (they were not home at the time).. random sheriff drove by and noticed the lack of plates and ran the vin. It came up blank since it was titled in Nevada, so the jerk had it towed ($450). On top of this I had to make another trip with the tow rig to get it out of impound.. All this plus the random engine issues, I think I'll name the car Murphy.
-Clean chassis with no accidents
-No bad rust in the usual places
-The ea82t has issues, previous owner said headgasket(s) are blown. But I think its actually a blown turbo with leaking coolant lines. (HG's are probably bad too, picked up some permatorques)
-Some rust/pitting in the paint in certain places
My goals are really just to tinker with the ea82t (my first mpfi) and possibly rallycross it eventually.
List of potential upgrades:
-5 lug (already have everything including the rear handbrake parts)
-gut the interior (previous owner was a smoker)
-Full reseal of the ea82t, every gasket/seal/hose to be replaced (inc tbelts and oil/water pumps)
-Dual core radiator with dual electric fans
-Friend has a vf11 with no shaft play, trading one of my spare 3.7 LSDs for it
-TMIC or AWIC (not sure which I should go for yet)
-Oil cooler/Bypass filter/Oil separator
-Looking for head studs and forged pistons
-Spider intake if I can get my hands on one
-O-ring block and/or heads
-Fuel system upgrades (whatever I can do that will still pass smog, so maybe just symmetrical fuel rails and upgraded injectors/fuel pump)
-(did I miss anything?)
My old ride:
Check out how much oil was found in the turbo and between the turbo and in the intake: (lol @ pool of oil sitting inside the turbo)