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    Wire Tuck
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    Tools:
    -Screw driver set
    -3/8 socket set
    -17 & 19mm spanner
    -E8 torque bit (for HPFP)
    -Electrical tape (I used 3M scotch 33)
    -Good scissors
    -Stanly knife
    -Solder
    -Soldering Iron
    -Heat shrink
    -Hot glue gun

    Id recommend as you go along with each clip and label where it goes to save confusion later down the track. In case you lose track of a plug, here are all cable colours of the ones I used;
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    Temperature Black/red, White/red
    Condenser Green
    EBCS Blue/yellow, Green/ black
    HPFP Red, Blue
    CAS Brown, Brown/white, Yellow/red
    Im assuming people know how to select correct tools for each application and solder properly. If you dont know how to do one of the steps mentioned there will be a thread linked or ask Google for help as most things Im doing have been covered in other threads.

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    After
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    First up you will want to remove the intake manifold (How-To: Injector & Intake Manifold Removal), battery and tray, intake, intercooler piping and other things in that area that will be in the way.
    With all that out of the way remove all connectors to both sides the loom. Also removed and discarded the plastic housing that the loom is enclosed in down towards the air intake/ battery tray.

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    With everything out I took the opportunity to remove unwanted wiring (EGR, VTCS)

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    Remove the upper part of the loom that runs across the valve cover and plugs into your coil packs ect.

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    With both sides the loom pulled apart as shown above you can tape up the loom that contains the HPFP plug on it while extending the HPFP plug to about the same length (about 400mm) as the loom its attached to (I didnt get pictures of my extended HPFP plug).

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    This can then be reconnected on the passenger side and run down, under where the intake manifold normally sits. Tape up the other side of this loom that it plugs into and assemble your intake and throttle body and join the two together, they are done (intake mani bolts 13-16 ft/lb and throttle body 71-101 in/lbs).

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    Last edited by Fi5h; 08-09-2014 at 06:07 PM.
    2006 MPS6 Gray - BNR S3 V2, 2XS turbo manifold, CPE 3 catted down pipe, Magna Flow cat back, HTP 3 TIP, HTP 3 MAF, HDI FMIC, Turbo smart BPV, 3 bar MAP, 3 port cobb boost solenoid, Auto Tech fuel pump, CPE injector seals, EGR delete (second and primary), VTCS delete, JBR Thermal Gasket Intake Manifold & Throttle Body, V3 Access Port.

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    The next part can be done two ways;
    Leave the coil pack loom and extend all three cables of cylinder one and the signal wire of cylinder 4 tape it up and be done.

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    Or
    Upgrade the loom. The OEM loom uses very small cables for both ground and power so I redid both in 2mm2 and left the signals. I had big issues with grounding my coil packs so upping the cable was a must for me. Cut away the original power and ground and leave all the signals other than the one to cylinder 1 witch has to be lengthened (In the picture youll see cylinder 2 is cut as well, that was a mistake).

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    Space your plugs 100mm apart (distance between coil packs) and lay your new power cable and solder up your positive side (I 'T'ed my cables and used hot glue gun to seal the solder).

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    Then do the same for ground making sure to give yourself enough length to ground somewhere. Test fit before taping it up.

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    I lifted my HPFP (how to remove HPFP) to fit the cables down the gap as they looked like a nice fit (E8 bolts Torque 80 to 97 inch/lbs).

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    Once secure, tape up the rest of the harness and cable tie everything down, the more cable ties the better!
    Last edited by Fi5h; 08-09-2014 at 06:06 PM.
    2006 MPS6 Gray - BNR S3 V2, 2XS turbo manifold, CPE 3 catted down pipe, Magna Flow cat back, HTP 3 TIP, HTP 3 MAF, HDI FMIC, Turbo smart BPV, 3 bar MAP, 3 port cobb boost solenoid, Auto Tech fuel pump, CPE injector seals, EGR delete (second and primary), VTCS delete, JBR Thermal Gasket Intake Manifold & Throttle Body, V3 Access Port.

    98RON 260kw - 490Nm RayTuned

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    very nice @Fi5h ...wanna come across to nz and do my engine bay like yours? i can pay with installments of beer and spirits

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    If you pay for the flights @kiwi hells yeah! Still trying to work out to upload these pictures!!!!!

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    Dont forget to find a good earth reference for your coil packs. I upgraded my grounding point by running a strap from another ground point directly off the battery.

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    Last edited by Fi5h; 08-09-2014 at 05:49 PM.
    2006 MPS6 Gray - BNR S3 V2, 2XS turbo manifold, CPE 3 catted down pipe, Magna Flow cat back, HTP 3 TIP, HTP 3 MAF, HDI FMIC, Turbo smart BPV, 3 bar MAP, 3 port cobb boost solenoid, Auto Tech fuel pump, CPE injector seals, EGR delete (second and primary), VTCS delete, JBR Thermal Gasket Intake Manifold & Throttle Body, V3 Access Port.

    98RON 260kw - 490Nm RayTuned

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    sister works for house of travel, might be able to get a cheap flight...failing that how do you feel about a box in the cargo hold??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    how do you feel about a box in the cargo hold??
    That my friend sounds like an adventure! Beers adventure and fast cars. . . Count me in!

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    this is a crazy great thread, thanks tons for not only taking the time to work your way through the engine bay and making what is a messy engine look great, but thanks for taking the photos along the way, its a pain to keep doing this for some jobs, but we all appreciate the extra effort. mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyMPS View Post
    this is a crazy great thread, thanks tons for not only taking the time to work your way through the engine bay and making what is a messy engine look great, but thanks for taking the photos along the way, its a pain to keep doing this for some jobs, but we all appreciate the extra effort. mate
    thanks man. I appreciate it.
    2006 MPS6 Gray - BNR S3 V2, 2XS turbo manifold, CPE 3 catted down pipe, Magna Flow cat back, HTP 3 TIP, HTP 3 MAF, HDI FMIC, Turbo smart BPV, 3 bar MAP, 3 port cobb boost solenoid, Auto Tech fuel pump, CPE injector seals, EGR delete (second and primary), VTCS delete, JBR Thermal Gasket Intake Manifold & Throttle Body, V3 Access Port.

    98RON 260kw - 490Nm RayTuned

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