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Old 04-03-2019, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello insight central, My name is Ken but most know me online by Probesport. I am a member for many forums and have had a great deal of cars but this is the first time I've really played with an insight.

My best friend has a Gen 1 insight, but also recently acquired a Tesla for his regular commuting so we have this car to play with a bit.

It's a 2000, silver w/grey int, 5-speed. It had an exhaust leak at the flex joint and neither of us like exhaust work so we figured if it's going to be done, it's going turbo.

So far the turbo is in and all exhaust & oiling done. Working on the intake side now.

I don't think I can post pictures yet, but I will when I can.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Placeholder for pics/writeup.
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What is a "placeholder"?
Is that something to hold your place in line?

Definately waiting pics and writeup?

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The placeholder is so I can put all of the pics and write-up in the beginning as we go along instead of scattered across pages.

I'll be getting some of the pics out as soon as I can.
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I have a bunch of pics and info to post, but I don't have enough posts. I tried and first it said I couldn't only do 4 pics and then it said I cant do any. I have about 30 right now to share so ... maybe later?
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Here's a quick teaser until I can post external images.
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It would be so great if your car were used for that weird offroad race of unlikely vehicles (other thread).
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Welcome. Looks very interesting, please post full details and pics as you progress.

Several insights have been turboed before with impressive results... Good luck..
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Hi, Ken. Welcome!

That's a pretty creative fix for an exhaust leak! What turbo are you using? In the last picture it looks pretty big. Mine is not sized correctly and spools up pretty late. How are you going to add fuel?

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The turbo is quite small, at least from what we are used to using, it's a GT15.

For now just using an FMU and larger injectors, no additional control at this point.
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