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i just picked up an HE351VE on ebay, im just lookin to see what i should get before i decide to throw it in...such as the exhaust manifold, fuelling (i have stock injectors right now), etc.
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the he351ve flange is a wgmt or wgme..something like that, not a T4. yes, you have to build an adapter (i wouldn't recommend welding it to the manifold). or you have to plug the holes on the turbo and redrill.

the 4-2 exhaust manifolds sound like crap..that's why we get rid of them on third gens..plus you'd still have to build an adapter.


catstacks, is that a front main seal leak? looks more like an oil leak from a headgakset or most likely the KDP :shock:
know of anywhere that has them? i did see a thread that had to do with fitting a 3rd gen manifold on a twelver
know of anywhere that has them? i did see a thread that had to do with fitting a 3rd gen manifold on a twelver

that pic of the manifold i posted was from that thread...
the he351ve flange is a wgmt or wgme..something like that, not a T4. yes, you have to build an adapter (i wouldn't recommend welding it to the manifold). or you have to plug the holes on the turbo and redrill.

the 4-2 exhaust manifolds sound like crap..that's why we get rid of them on third gens..plus you'd still have to build an adapter.


catstacks, is that a front main seal leak? looks more like an oil leak from a headgakset or most likely the KDP :shock:
an wats wrong with welding?


oil pan, front main, front cover, vaccuum pump gaskets...
my tranny is f'd in the A so oil leaks are the least of my problems... all i gotta do is make the 989 mile trip back home... that may be my trucks last run...:confused013:
Front main seal leak maybe? Thats a pretty good little puddle.

That manifold you had a pic of is from a 12 valve. I believe its a rv manifold. I have a school bus one on mine. Are these turbos water cooled? I want one on mine. Also what foot is it? Is it t4?
no... the electronics housing is.. but its not on mine because it isnt there.. the turbo itself is NOT water cooled...
its not exactly a t4 but close... beats me... heated it all nice and red with the rosebud and threw some beads down on there...
superdutycummins, do you have any pics of your swap? if you do ill pm you my email id like to see it!
here's how i did mine after i first built it (before cleaning up a bunch of lose ends)

turbo.jpg picture by sooterctd - Photobucket
No, I dont have any pics yet. A guy would think I would beings Ive had the engine out 4 times since I converted it. Everytime I get around to putting it back together I forget to take the camera with me and Im usually in a hurry to get it done so I dont think to take any pics. Im planning on taking pics this time though. I just pulled the engine last Wednesday. When you welded your manifold, did you mig or stick weld it? Ive heard you can mig weld the manifold fairly easily. Im wanting to put the vgt on mine. I think Im going to run the fleece controller. That way I could tweek it running down the road.
as i sed before i heated it with a torch so it wouldnt crack when it cooled and mig welded it... if you stick weld it you can just use cast iron rods and get away without heating it...
and i can control mine.. just not electronically.. im an all mechanical kinda guy.. i wanna see and know how sheet works before i do anything... so my controller is a small outboard throttle mounted on my console next to the seat.. you can close it off and launch with 15psi before you let off the clutch and as soon as you rap out in 1st gear in one motion you throw the shifter in 2nd and open the housing up and really sit back in the seat!!
That might be what Ill do then. I really didnt want the electronics, because that would be the only thing that is electric. Thats the whole reason I went with a 12 valve, to get rid of the computers. I like your setup. I think it would work really well in my rig.
Ill probably mig weld my manifold too. My stick welder is on the fritz. I need a new one.
That might be what Ill do then. I really didnt want the electronics, because that would be the only thing that is electric. Thats the whole reason I went with a 12 valve, to get rid of the computers. I like your setup. I think it would work really well in my rig.
Ill probably mig weld my manifold too. My stick welder is on the fritz. I need a new one.
exactly:thumbsup:
im looking to sell/trade mine here soon pm me and lemme know something if your interested... im a mechanical kinda guy but i like to be original too... its great technology:thumbsup: but everyone and their grandma has it now so its time for something new this summer...:party018:
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