Discussion in 'Mazdaspeed 6 Build Diaries' started by sid, Jun 15, 2020.
This is what I did to tighten the flywheel , might also work to hold the crank.
Haha nice. I probably won't have my flywheel on time to do this when ill be putting on the new pulley. The way i was thinking of doing it was by threading the old flywheel bolts in the crank, wedging a prybar between the bolts and having a friend hold the prybar while i torque down the pulley. Im just scared that the tiny bolt that aligns the pulley will crack while im doing this.
No, hold the crank, and there is a little M6 hole/thread on the pulley/timing cover to locate the pulley. That little hole wont hold it for anything but location, but it will get the pulley in the right location.
Thanks for the help everyone. Finally got the engine timed. As expected, i just got someone to hold the crank with a pryback while I torqued the crank bolt. Worked like a charm. I had trouble finding an M6 bolt though, so we ended up making our own with an old thread making kit.
Now its time to play the waiting game since CPE and edge are all in backorder While i wait, thought i might look into some stuff I might have missed/parts i might need. I just found out that the gaskets supplied by bnr are not the greatest, so ill be ordereing some OEM gaskets for the turbo / downpipe. I also found out that ill probably need a filterd oil feed line for the turbo. After reading this: https://bnrsupercars.wordpress.com/mazdaspeed-36-custom-oil-supply-line-built-engines-only/. Any thoughts? I looked into some oil feed lines for the BNR S3 and found this: https://www.graveyardperformance.com/products/bnr-s1-s6-mazdaspeed-3-6-oil-feed-line-w-billet-filter and I coudnt really find anything else. Im thinking of maybe getting a line done locally but im not entirlely sure on where to get the right fitting and what not. Any tips would help lots.
So i finally got the BNR S3 on. I was able to fit the forced performance filter right at the block on the an fitting too which saved me some money on a 2nd line.
All i needed to get was 2 -4 AN to 12mmx1.5 adapters, 36in braided hose and the filter. At least for the oil feed. I thought I was just going to put the stock oil drain but the line is kinked so ill end up just making my own like I did for the feed.
Also had to use a modified coolant feed line (probably for a big turbo), because the fitting on the EGR delete plate is located closer to the turbo which kinked the line. At least this line is a lot longer which gave me a lot more room to play with.
Now I just gotta make this dam drain line. Also, did anyone find a better way to tighten the AN fitting for the oil feed line on the turbo with it on the engine? It was a PITA to get to that fitting since the exhaust manifold was in the way. I had to grab a 15mm wrench and put the closed end in on the other end of the line (at the 90 degree bend) and feed the wretch to the other side of the line just to tighten the fitting
I actually looked at that and thought it might make it easier to get to. This is for the PTE not sure about BNR.
so, kinda glad your build is current. i messed up the oil feed bolt/thread on my block. did you tap the threads for the fitting on the block? if so, what did you use?
Did you strip the bolt hole for the feed line or the drain line? Both threads on my drain line -> block were stripped so I had to tap them using a kit to 1/4" which is slightly larger and works well with the drain line. Im not sure about the feed line though, the bolt is an M12 so you might be able to tap the hole to M13 although im not sure if they sell any banjo adapters for an M13 size ... I didnt have to tap the hole for the fitting but i did find this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/14mm-x-1-5-to-4AN-AN4-M14-Straight-Fitting-Adapter-Water-/273417323152
So you might be able to tap the hole to M14 but i'm not too sure if that is too much.
Didnt know they sold these, ill look for one that would fit the BNRS3 ... Im pretty sure its an M12 on the turbo. At the moment i think its tight enough though, ill find out when i start her up for the first time haha
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