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  1. Yes the file size limit here is very small, probably to save on server costs. Imgur AFAIK doesn't have a file size limit, so you can upload there and simply put the link here.
  2. Welcome. Yeah see that thread regarding NDD; I was able to (eventually) get a complete set of control arms out of them, but the process was borderline teeth-pulling. I really hope they get their stuff together, because I really want that front subframe for a rack conversion. For posting pics, check out this thread:
  3. I second the BOV; I had a very similar issue with a non-crushed DSM BOV, it wasn't holding vacuum at idle. I confirmed it by blocking the opening "horn" with my hand and watching the engine idle noticeably smoother. My AFR gauge also jumped from 10:1 to around 12-13:1. Also FWIW I run my BOV off of a port coming off of the intake crossover pipe, it's never been the source of problems for me.
  4. I think the 500 KB limit is to save on server costs. Also, I guess the forum software only supports embedding links from certain image hosts. If you're willing, I do have this write up for using Imgur:
  5. The patron saint of Starquests, Mikie, has both front and rear polyurethane replacements on his site: https://mksmotorsport.com/ Dad also appears to have standard set on his site as well: https://www.enginemachineservice.com/ems/parts/conquest/steeringsuspension.php
  6. For me, I ended up personally reaching out to them a few times, but I eventually got the bushings (and some extras) I needed from them to finish the control arms: Here's a closer pic I took of the spares for reference; they're the larger of the two sizes I got: Unfortunately for me, I won't be able to test out these control arms for a long while. After pulling the pan to investigate an intermittent oil pressure issue, I found out why the previous owner used so much RTV on the pan gasket; my crankcase pressure was too high and blew out the seal the next time I got into boost. I decided at that point it's officially time to really start digging into my quest. Currently getting the pieces together to pull the engine & trans to rebuild them while I look for a shop that is willing to do a ground-up repaint on something of this vintage.
  7. Yeah old fuel isn't going to affect fuel pressure. It's either that fuel pump dying or the fuel pressure regulator going out. I believe those Trilogy FPRs are adjustable. See if the adjusting nut at the bottom is loose; it could be "adjusting" itself when the engine is running.
  8. Yes; provided you're not shorting the positive/negative cables to each other, the engine should stay running with the battery removed. A battery with no load should be reading ~12.6 volts. While running, a functional alternator should bring that to 13-14 volts. Not to make you feel old, but 2008 was 15 years ago; that's enough time for even a new alternator to fail, much less a remanufactured unit. You can still get new and reman units for the stock 75 amp capacity, but if you're one of those guys running aftermarket cooling fans (like me), this would probably be a good time to look into a higher-amp unit provided your wiring isn't too hacked up. I recently upgraded to a 90 amp alternator from a 1995 Hyundai Accent with the 1.5l (Denso 2116012) and it works great. Had to reuse and drill out my old alternator pulley to 17mm, but otherwise it was a bolt-on upgrade.
  9. Close, my bet's on the torque tube splines themselves. Pull the torque tube and re-grease the splines. This is how I did mine. Didn't eliminate the clunk completely, but made a huge difference. Probably wouldn't hurt to do the torque tube bearing while you have it out, it's real easy:
  10. Depends on where they are leaking. If the plastic is cracked, they're toast. Otherwise you should be able to have them cleaned. I've had a good experience with RC Fuel Injection/RC Engineering. I do have aftermarket Delphi injectors, but they got them all cleaned up just the same. If they end up being too far gone to be saved, madman Mikie is now offering replacement fuel injectors: https://mksmotorsport.com/product/g54b-replacement-fuel-injectors/
  11. Welcome back. From what I gather, our turbos are still pretty standard, so any turbo shop should be able to handle them. I had a good experience with Forced Performance, but they are local to me. I'm sure there's a good shop closer to you. Also the pictures aren't working for me either. The forum re-launch greatly reduced the max file upload size. Check this out to use Imgur for image hosting:
  12. If you took it to a shop to have that recharge done, they most likely used a luminescent compressor oil that should show up under a blacklight. Might be pretty difficult to see now, though.
  13. Welcome back. Most have moved on to the Facebook groups, but I still prefer the forums as you can actually form a proper write-up here. Much more structure.
  14. yeah I kinda wanted to try pulling the MKS bushings out of my current control arms, but I didn't want to immobilize my car on a hunch
  15. Since I'm still waiting on the bushings, here's a couple of pics of the rear control arms out of the car: And here's what's preventing me from installing them:
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