robgt22 wrote:2sk8 wrote:And you could also try to clock the compression housing for a better fitment.
Check this post so you have an idea of what I did, hope it helps:
Keep going at it. You almost have it.
Thanks! Maybe it's not shown in here but my main problem is the turbo was mounted on the right side of the engine i took it from, so the flange is facing the wrong side, that's why I want to do an elbow, for clocking the housing, I just need to remove the bolts that hold it in place? Or there's something else I need to do?
Clocking the turbo is really easy, just loose the bolts and turn until you find the best position for your spot.
I can tell you that fitting a turbo involves lots of fabrication: The most important thing is to find a turbo that is small(GT15 or so) and one that is very easy to clock in any direction both for the compressor side and the hot side.
I have done so far 5 different turbo installations on the C223, going from a T3 from a Mercedes 300Sd to a GT1749V I'm currently working on(Almost done, will post pictures soon).
And I can tell you from experience that the best configuration is the opposite of the factory turbo(Is so much easier to work on and install in my opinion), that is the turbo compressor housing facing the front of the car.
Unfortunately most of the time when doing a custom turbo install you need to make custom flanges: One to connect the turbo to the exhaust manifold and another one to connect to the down pipe.
I have spent lot of hours on each turbo setup just to come up with the best configuration. You will get it, just move the turbo around, clock it here and there. Ideas will come to you on how to get it done, just don't give up.
The down pipe flange is no so hard to make. Once you make the down pipe flange, weld it to a 2" 45 degree pipe and finally use a 2" flex pipe and connect the 2 and that's it, That's how I did it.
Every turbo install it's a challenge. You are getting close.
Keep up the good work