|April 20 , 2009||HOME|
This morning I marked the locations of the EGT probes in the exhaust pipes, but I didn't drill them because there was a little clearance problem that I wanted to resolve first and I wouldn't be getting to that for a while.
I installed, torqued and safety wired the alternator bracket for the primary (60 amp) alternator. I had been putting off the install of the alternator because it sounded complicated. It wasn't.
The bolt got a generous coat of never seize compound so as to keep it easy to adjust as the hours tick away.
With the alternator hung loosely from its mounting bolt, I checked the alignment with the pulleys and also checked for interference.
Next, the short support arm is installed and safety wired for good measure.
All done with the alternator. I know I may have the belt tension a little tight, but I'll get back to that later.
Back to the exhaust, I connected all the tubes and began checking for clearance and fit.
There is good pipe-to-engine clearance with the Vetterman exhaust, yet it is not a bulky fit.
My only little headache is the FADEC sensors on the right side of the throttle body. That's the #1 exhaust tube that those wires are resting against! That's a little something I'll have to work on...
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