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Old 01-05-2012, 12:26 AM   #29
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:20 AM   #30
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UPDATED: I did a little tweaking here and there. A little proofreading and what not. If anyone has questions, feel free to ask!
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #31
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Quick question and I maybe should post this in another thread but how did you go about torquing the manifold studs/nuts? Physically I mean, can you get a torque wrench back there? Looks tight.
Yes. I have a standard 3/8" torque wrench you can buy from harbor freight or mostly anywhere. They're all about the same size. That plus a 3inch extension with a normal socket worked great.

Note: I DID have the entire rain shield and plenum cover off to access the ECU so I had a few more vertical inches to work with.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #32
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #33
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Did you break in the turbo before you got on it?????????
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #34
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Did you break in the turbo before you got on it?????????
Nope. Not really.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #35
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Did you break in the turbo before you got on it?????????
with turbos, that is unnecessary
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:19 AM   #36
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hey, got a noob question here. im possibly considering a k04. so if i were to install this myself how does the install of the software play into all this. i understand the swapping of the turbo but could i install the k04 and then drive the car to get it tuned? or can i do the software stuff myself? in the picture on the awe and apr website they show what looks to be an ecu, do i just plug that in and drive?
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I cut the tether off. When I get to the pump, I remove the cap and chuck it into the nearest bush, patch of trees, or some sort of wet lands. I pump gas. Then I spend anywhere from 5 to 165 minutes retrieving the cap. I screw it back on and drive away. I'm not letting it dangle against the paint and I don't know any better way.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #37
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hey, got a noob question here. im possibly considering a k04. so if i were to install this myself how does the install of the software play into all this. i understand the swapping of the turbo but could i install the k04 and then drive the car to get it tuned? or can i do the software stuff myself? in the picture on the awe and apr website they show what looks to be an ecu, do i just plug that in and drive?
When i installed my K04 i drove it in stock mode for 1 week till i had the software done,that's what Arin said to do.Just drive it soft.
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hey, got a noob question here. im possibly considering a k04. so if i were to install this myself how does the install of the software play into all this. i understand the swapping of the turbo but could i install the k04 and then drive the car to get it tuned? or can i do the software stuff myself? in the picture on the awe and apr website they show what looks to be an ecu, do i just plug that in and drive?
No, you cannot do the software stuff yourself. I had the same issue with scheduling. I didn't know whether or not I was going to be able to get it up to their HQ to tune it the same day I installed. I talked to Arin and he said keep it in stock mode and just dont run it hard.

OR You can do what I did and ship your ECU to them. Its really not hard pulling it out just a few tamper screws to dremel out. Replace those, and you're golden.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:04 AM   #39
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I plan on doing my own K04 install too (thanks for this thread!) and was wondering apart from the K04 (in the mail) what else I need to purchase. I noticed that I need:
- A rev-D DV? Is this required, or can I use the one on my current car?
- Oil (nice... I am due for an oil change in the next 2 months!)
- Filter
- Of course all of the tools

Anything else I am missing?
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I plan on doing my own K04 install too (thanks for this thread!) and was wondering apart from the K04 (in the mail) what else I need to purchase. I noticed that I need:
- A rev-D DV? Is this required, or can I use the one on my current car?
- Oil (nice... I am due for an oil change in the next 2 months!)
- Filter
- Of course all of the tools

Anything else I am missing?
What you'll need:
- Rev DV is not NEEDED but highly recommended
- Oil + Filter
- Coolant (G12, dont worry about plus or super plus)

Tools:
- Pretty much EVERYTHING listed in the DIY is what you need, but I'd suggest having an assortment of different types to suffice the need for hand clearance, tool clearance, and bolt extraction. My hands are small, I was able to break torque with the rachet and loosen by hand, this many not be the case for others.

PM if you have any other questions about the install.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:06 AM   #41
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What you'll need:
- Rev DV is not NEEDED but highly recommended
- Oil + Filter
- Coolant (G12, dont worry about plus or super plus)

Tools:
- Pretty much EVERYTHING listed in the DIY is what you need, but I'd suggest having an assortment of different types to suffice the need for hand clearance, tool clearance, and bolt extraction. My hands are small, I was able to break torque with the rachet and loosen by hand, this many not be the case for others.

PM if you have any other questions about the install.
Thanks! Is 1 gallon of coolant okay?
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #42
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Thanks! Is 1 gallon of coolant okay?
Definitely. Mix it 50/50 with either distilled or tap water. Doesnt make a difference. Distilled might be better and its only about $1-2 at the grocery store
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