Time to drop it in!
After some thought on turbo options, what kit to use etc it was obvious Avo would be the route to take. Keep the weight down low, nice fitment, extensively tested by us since the cars release in 2012 proving its self a fantastic performer with fantastic reliability.... It just so happened we had a stage 4 turbo kit in stock which is designed for 400-450bhp....Ample you would think....
Whilst hunting around the workshop for used parts I came across Adrian's turbo and associated parts used on the race car up until 2019 - GT86R that made 630bhp on race fuel.... Now that sounds more like me! It uses the base Avo turbo kit but with a GTX3076r Gen 1 turbo if we are going to push this thing to breaking point to see what power the stock pistons can take lets do it big!
Looking a little dirty from sitting on the shelf, this thing has had a hard life at over 2bar on the GT86R but I don't care about that I just want to get it on the car and driiiiiiiive it!
Looking tasty all bolted up to the engine very close to being ready to go in!
As if by magic it is now in the bay
So we now have the setup ready to run in!
Run in will be some low-medium RPM load cycles using the fantastic millers running in oil and a cheap blueprint oil filter which will then be switched out to Millers 10w60 fully synthetic oil and a blitz oil filter when I am happy running in is complete. - Please note 10w60 is NOT recommended for a stock engine, this engine has been built with this viscosity in mind and has many modifications to deal with such a thick oil.